Archive for November, 2017

Dear Diary Entry 74

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A Club On The Up

Friday, November 3: Good to see Kevin Foley and Steve Froggatt on radio summarising duty at Wolves' win over Fulham tonight. Froggy is still working for BBC London - as well as in the financial advice sector in his day job - while the right-back whose career came a bit later is now playing for Billericay in the seventh tier.

Time To Test Your Cullis Knowledge

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Managerial Master Is Now A Mastermind Subject

I've started, so I will finish.......the story, that is, of the lifelong Wolves fan who succeeded in being given permission to have questions about Stan Cullis as his specialist subject on Mastermind. First things first. David Love is no stranger to the long-running BBC programme which had Magnus Magnusson as its host for the first 25 years.

Doddy At The Door

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Wolves Star Knew Showbiz Legend In A Totally Different Role

Even among what might be called the surprise disclosures Wolves Heroes has come up with over the years, this one might appear a little ‘left-field’. Ken Dodd used to be John McAlle’s coalman. We have to confess that this isn’t an exclusive story but fans might need a long memory to realise how and when we were scooped on this tale.

How Bertie Added The Promotion Bite

Monday, November 20th, 2017
Crucial Easter Strikes From Man Who Found Wolves Goals Elusive We at Wolves Heroes are always happy to assist in football's reconnection game - and to pick up some of the pieces that might come our way as a result. Earlier this season, we responded to the Brighton Argus after they asked for help in reaching Bertie Lutton and have since learned that he is due back in this country on a visit next summer.

New Lease Of Life For Quality Publication

Friday, November 17th, 2017

An Anniversary And Bold Plans For The Future

Backpass, the wonderful football nostalgia magazine we are always happy to promote, has reached its tenth birthday. We consider that any enthusiastic reader of this site would also find much to devour in the pages of a publication that has gained a new lease of life following some uncertainty and is now looking forward to the next couple of years.

Sad News From Cornwall

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Passing-Away Of Post-War Wolves First-Teamer Eddie Russell, a late 1940s Wolves wing-half partner and occasional stand-in for Billy Wright, has died in a care home in Cornwall. We have been contacted with the sad news by one of the sons of the 89-year-old, who also played for Middlesbrough, Leicester and Notts County.

Where Football And Showbiz Meet

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Entertainer Offers His Varied Wolves Slant

Kenny Craig has strummed away with any number of musicians who wish they could have made it as footballers. Equally, he has befriended Wolves players who envy him his lifelong talent as a professional guitarist and vocalist and is grateful to have blended in for so long with both factions.

Motty: Wolves And Me

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Legendary Commentator On His Molineux Memories

John Motson has been to ten World Cups, visited 49 countries to commentate on England matches alone - "they wouldn't let me complete my 50 by going to Lithuania" - and has announced that his current 50th year with the BBC will be his last. We secured an exclusive interview on his appearance at the lovely Festival theatre in Market Drayton last night and asked him for his memories of covering Wolves matches and events among the thousands of engagements that have made him one of British sport's most famous broadcasters.

Bobby Full Of Family Pride

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Paying Tribute To The Good And The Brave

Bobby Thomson has made an emotional visit to Merseyside to honour the inspirational great uncle he never met. The Scot was proud to be invited to attend the unveiling of a plaque laid in tribute to First World War hero Hugh McKenzie and speak on his behalf at a commemorative service.

Acting….It’s Sort Of Elementary!

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Midfielder's Pride At TV Stardom Of His Nephew

Micky Holmes is looking forward to pulling up his favourite chair next week and savouring his family's latest assault on the drama industry. The prolific 1980s Wolves midfielder has been thrilled by the emergence of his nephew, Max Vento, in one of the starring roles of the BBC series The A Word that kicks off a second run on Tuesday.

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