Archive for November, 2019
Remarkable Coincidence In Dynasty StoryWhat chance would there have been of two Jimmy Dunns – father and son – being born on this date (November 25)? And of both going on to receive FA Cup winners’ medals as inside-forwards? The Edinburgh-born Wolves version, whose death and funeral we reported on at length in 2015, would have been 96 today. His father arrived in 1900, in Glasgow.
Memories Aplenty On Golden NightMore than 1,050 Wolves appearances between them and a total span across different eras of 28 years of first-team service......no wonder Terry Wharton, John McAlle and David Edwards gave fans a great night on their visit to Newport. It's not hard to believe that a power-packed winger, a lion-heart central defender and a predatory box-to-box midfielder would have dovetailed beautifully on the pitch.
Room To Spare For Melrose - But Not On PayrollYou’ve probably seen the Wallace and Gromit film, The Wrong Trousers. Screamingly funny. For this interviewee, it was a case of The Wrong Boots. Jim Melrose fizzes with enthusiasm and speaks with relish about a career well spent – until he fell out of love with the game towards the end of a journey that lasted way more than 400 appearances and an average of a goal in every fourth game.
Highlights From The National StageAs a way of filling the void while matches between countries have again taken over from those between clubs, how about these ten sizeable achievements by Wolves players in international football?
Newport Charity Night.....And Then There Were ThreeTwo more big names have been added to the Wolves night being staged next week in aid of the Mayor's Charity Appeal just over the Shropshire border in Newport. We recently revealed that John McAlle had kindly agreed to appear at the November 20 q & a evening in aid of local causes - now the veteran defender has learned that he will have Terry Wharton and David Edwards alongside him at the top table.
Farmer Still Candid In New InterviewFor decades, it was as if nobody at Molineux dared to criticise Stan Cullis. Publicly anyway. Amid the gratitude for his huge impact on so many outstanding careers, there had been quiet rumblings from players about the abrasive style that earned him the nickname The Iron Manager - but nothing more.
But Mick's View Was Not The HappiestOf all the players who have represented Wolves in European competition, Mick Kearns would be well down the list of those who spring to mind. His duty was only as an unused substitute and even that involvement barely seems to warrant a mention in the record books.
Wolves Heroes Lead, The FA Follow!How flattered we have been these last few days to learn that the FA have adopted a 'magic numbers' system similar to the one we at Wolves Heroes introduced several years ago. Every man ever to have played League football for Wolves has a number in our Afobe to Zyro section, based on chronological entrances to the side.
Wednesday, October 2: Received an email from Arnie Baldursson in Iceland, asking if we could connect him with Alun Evans. It turned out that this distant Anfield fanatic runs the outstanding www.lfchistory.net website.