Archive for August, 2019

Wolves Among The Vikings

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Quartet Turn Back Clock At Nordic Celebration

They toured there several times in the 1970s and now a group of Wolves players from that era are back on their travels by popular demand. John Richards, Kenny Hibbitt, Steve Daley and Colin Brazier are spending the weekend in Norway, where they have been entertaining fans from both sides of the North Sea with their stories and recollections.

Food For Euro Thought

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Would Peter Have Made All The Difference?

Here's a thought......would Steve Daley's pre-Ferencvaros arrival in Wolves' first team have been delayed if Peter Knowles had not retired? Might Bill McGarry's highly entertaining side even have gone the extra step and won the UEFA Cup in 1972 had they not been rocked by the pull of the Jehovah's Witness movement?

VAR Farce That’s Killing Our Passion

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Magical Moments Under Threat

Would Steve Bull's aeroplane celebration ever have got off the ground had VAR been around in his hey-day? So used was Wolves' record all-time scorer to employing a bit of muscle when necessary and to playing 'on the shoulder' of the last defender that who knows how many of his 306 goals would have been referred for a nudge here and a possible offside offence there?

Goals, Goals, Goals

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Shades Of 71-72 As The Trail Continues

We're 48 years on, there have been around 25 changes of manager in that time, yet some things are still the same......Wolves have the happy knack of going goal-crazy when they are in Europe.

Off To The Match Then – See You In A Bit

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Wanderlust Of Happy Teenage Wanderer

When Wolves were about to embark on their Europa League adventure almost a month ago, our good friend John Lalley cast a fond eye to such campaigns in the distant past and summarised his memories as: "JR in the snow in Jena, Lofty saving penalties, Danny Hegan and Helmut Haller. Also, Mel scoring and the floodlights failing." He might have added 'McAlle goals' and 'Chivers nightmare' but fans of a certain age will still associate with those brief recollections.

Golden Guy With A Genial Touch

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Goodbye, Sammy - Talent Spotter Of Repute

Sammy Chapman is not served well by the record books. They show that he failed to arrest the spectacular mid-1980s nosedive and took Wolves into Division Four for the first time. Talk of the best Molineux managers will centre on Cullis, Buckley, Nuno and McGarry and not veer anywhere remotely near his name.

A Highly Powerful XI!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Birthday Time - And We're Still Going Strong

As we at Wolves Heroes move proudly into our 12th year in cyberspace, it's time for some reflections.....When we set out on our journey of discovery at the start of August, 2008, the first two competitive games were away to Plymouth and at home to Accrington. How far the club have come!

My Admiration – Knowles

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Welcome Appearance In Honour Of Trusted Reporter

Peter Knowles has paid a warm tribute to the reporter he selected to break the news of his dramatic retirement almost 50 years ago. Knowles was among the large turn-out at yesterday's funeral of John Dee, the former Express & Star correspondent who passed away late last month aged 83.

A Remarkable Molineux Figure

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Spotlight On Legendary Trainer

Imagine a Wolves without Stan Cullis and Billy Wright – all that leadership, all those trophies, all that history. If you can, you might be imagining a Wolves without Jack Davies.

Dear Diary Entry 94

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Acknowledgement Of Sad News

Saturday, July 6: Received a heartfelt text from Rob Kelly in reply to my sad message about the death of a mutual Express & Star friend, Brian Mason.

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