Archive for September, 2017

Dear Diary Entry 72

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

A Good Deed Done

Wednesday, September 6: Wolves Heroes co-owner John Richards turned good Samaritan after reading in the Express & Star about a Wolves fan who had lost many of his personal possessions in the floods in Texas that followed Hurricane Harvey.

Child’s Play

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Famous Names For Famous Books

Several Wolves favourites have been celebrated in the work of one of Britain's best known thriller writers. Andy Gray, Peter Withe, Mark Burke and even managers Graham Taylor and Tommy Docherty are given name checks as characters or places in novels penned by West Midlander Lee Child.

Wolves And Quiz Ball – A Brief Relationship

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Popular TV Show That Lit Up Our Living Rooms

John Holsgrove has delved into his old scrapbooks to remind us of the part he played in a long-running 1960s TV panel show that was loved by football fans the country over. Quiz Ball was on our screens for six years from around the time of England's World Cup triumph, although Wolves' part in it was modest in the extreme.

Cup Draw That’s Nostalgia-Packed

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

City Challenge Conjures Up Golden Memories

It's not all about 1974 so far as League Cup meetings between Wolves and Manchester City are concerned, easy though it is to fall into that sentimental trap. Beyond the heroics of the flying Gary Pierce, the arms-aloft John Richards, the shirt-swapping Frank Munro and many other Molineux heroes at Wembley 43 years ago, there have been notable occasions of a less spectacular kind in earlier and subsequent clashes of the two clubs in a competition that threw them together again last night.

Reigning Champions!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Phil In The Best Of Nich

Wolves favourites were among the prizes when they renewed acquaintances with their friends from the Wrottesley Park par-three course yesterday. For the 16th year, former Wolves players of different eras were invited to the club just off the A41 near Codsall for an 18-hole competition and buffet that also raises good money for Compton Hospice.

Scary – But All Is Fine For Shaun

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Hurricane Drama For Former Wolves Striker

Memories of a Wolves home win over Millwall are still fresh, so this seems an opportune time to report the good news that Shaun Bradbury and his family have emerged unscathed from the Hurricane Irma ordeal. It was against the Londoners in 1993 that the teenage Bradbury made a stunning League debut by scoring twice on the Saturday on which Molineux's massive South Bank terrace was used for the final time.

Look Hugh’s Back!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

An Emotional Walk Down Memory Lane

Hugh McImoyle is relishing his first visit to Molineux for decades when Wolves face another of his former clubs tonight. The 1960s forward is a guest of the club at the Sky Bet Championship game against Bristol City and is due to be introduced to the crowd at half-time.

Gray Days And Other Dazzling Debuts

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

A Month In Which To Marvel

This is very much anniversary time for some of the more dramatic debuts there have been in Wolves' forward line over the decades. It was on the second Saturday of September 38 years ago that the club shattered the British transfer record by signing Andy Gray on the Molineux pitch before a home game with Crystal Palace.

A Long Exile Ended

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Shaw Plans Trip To See Wolves At The Lane

Wolves' visit to Sheffield United this month is due to marked by a visit from a little-seen full-back who served both clubs. Bernard Shaw, who has not been to Molineux for several decades, has received a corporate invite to the clash despite confessing he has largely fallen out of love with watching the game.

Dear Diary Entry 71

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

A Physio Foursome

Wednesday, August 2: How curious it feels to have been talking in the last few days to no fewer than four men who have worked in the physiotherapy department at Wolves in the last 25 years! First it was by phone with Barry Holmes, then by text and email with Gavin Blackwell, who still helps out in the academy at Compton as well as switching this summer from being the regular physio at Hednesford to the same role at Halesowen.

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