Archive for February, 2019

Dear Diary Entry 89

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Dropping By...….En Route For Three More Points

Saturday, February 2:Had the pleasure of a mid-morning 'refuelling' visit from Mel Eves and his chauffeur, Mike Taylor from BBC WM, as they made their way to Everton for Wolves' game today. Pleasant as it was, I guess it would have been better to see them on their way home and had a first-hand account of the side's excellent result and performance at Goodison Park.

When Football Comes Second

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Striker Answered Higher Calling

It was our good friend, Steve Gordos, who penned the book entitled God’s Footballer, telling the story of the young man who astonishingly walked away to become a Jehovah’s Witness. Perhaps the other former Wolverhampton Wanderers forward who might best be able to understand what was in the heart and mind of Peter Knowles in 1969 is someone who himself gave up the game to pursue a life dedicated to God.

Roscoe – A Favourite Among Legends

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Stellar Line-Up And A Distinctive Mersey Beat

Ten hours out of the house, 180 miles of driving, not a ball kicked and I didn't regret a moment of it. Well, not every day presents the chance to sing You'll Never Walk Alone with Kevin Keegan, Ian St John, Ray Clemence and Ian Callaghan while saying goodbye to a friend. The presence of these and other Anfield giants at West Lancashire Crematorium yesterday underlined the commonly held view that football has lost a highly respected member of its family with the passing of Ian Ross.

Johnny Walker.……He Did It His Way

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Family's Pride As The Final Whistle Sounds

To mark the fact that tomorrow is the day on which Johnny Walker's funeral takes place in Reading, we are happy to offer a little further insight here about the post-war Wolves goal-getter. Soon after we heard the 90-year-old had passed away, we posted a full tribute on January 26, since when a few extra morsels of information have come our way from friends and contacts around the country.

Leading From The Front

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Pender - Skipper, Winner, Driver!

And now, as Monty Python used to tell us, for something completely different. We've mentioned all manner of professions when revealing what former Wolves players are up to these days. Now we can introduce one of them as a bus driver.

Not The Draw It Was

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

FA Cup Week……Time To Face Facts

Stand by for more overkill - from the broadcast media, in particular - about the magic of the FA Cup. Fifth-round weekend is approaching, so prepare yourselves for all the clichés you can stomach about the joy and glory of the giant-killer, the chase to be in the draw for the quarter-finals and everything else that goes with what's supposed to be one of the most romantic competitions in British sport.

Doing His Bit

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Ted's Gesture As Tribute To Stricken Pals

Ted Farmer is planning to honour the memory of some of his Wolves team-mates and predecessors by raising money for dementia charities. With depressing regularity, the Molineux family have learned over the last few years of ex-Wolves players being inflicted by memory problems.

Goals, Goals, Goals

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Good Things Come In Threes.....The Written Proof

Few authors go to print and then hope their work is out of date in no time. But Steve Gordos and Clive Corbett are different. They recognise that any ageing of their recently-published text is a signal that there have been personal match-day heroics to savour – and that is something they welcome as lifelong Wolves fans.

Home From Home

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Familiar Port Of Call For The Gold And Black Army

It has been well known for decades that Wolves had to reach out to Merseyside to sign the outstanding player who went on to become an even better manager. But links between Ellesmere Port and Molineux and the surrounding area run much deeper than one Stanley Cullis. Much deeper.

Dear Diary Entry 88

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Wednesday, January 2: Hope Jamie Smith found something interesting to tell the corporate customers at tonight’s Wolves game against another of his former clubs, Crystal Palace. It was disappointing stuff on the field - not the best night for John Richards to take in a match for the first time this season.

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