Another Sad Loss

Harry Hooper: 1933-2020

Harry Hooper, one of the oldest of Wolves’ surviving former players, has passed away at the age of 87. The north-easterner had a fine career in the game, although his stay at Molineux was restricted to around 18 months – including one season of high achievement.

Raising A Glass To Late Youth Cup Finalist

Remembering Wolf Cub Who Died Far Too Early

Our more observant readers will have spotted the recent reference we made to our role in a birthday surprise for the son of a former Wolves player. And now the big day has passed, we can say much more about it, in particular concerning a name we have fleetingly mentioned on here from time to time.

Familiar Trends – And Some Much Less So

The Fixture List – Our Observations

What now for Wolves after a season that started earlier and finished later than any other one in their long history? Their latest start to a campaign, of course, and the first time they have ever had five League matches scheduled for them by the planners in May.

Out Of Wolf’s Clothing

Doog In Stripes – And On Score-Sheet

He didn’t score in his own testimonial game but there is quite a story behind the goal he managed in a similar fixture two nights later. Derek Dougan had a thing about teams who played in stripes – he thought they won nothing. Yet he pulled on Albion’s navy blue and white in October, 1975 and found himself among the marksmen in a special game at The Hawthorns.

Apportioning Blame In Name Game

A Quarter Of A Century Of Getting It Wrong – But Now We Know

A new publication reveals that we have been using the wrong name for decades for a striker Wolves introduced to League football. Jason Roberts, who pitched up relatively briefly at Molineux in the autumn of 1997, has made it known that he is in fact Jason Robert and is liable to become irritated if people do not respect the difference.

A Fitting Send-Off

Crowds Line The Streets In Honour Of Late Full-Back

We at Wolves Heroes would have been present at the funeral of Gerry Harris in more normal times, as we have turned out to pay our respects to any number of his former team-mates over the years. In our enforced absence on this occasion, we were therefore delighted to receive an on-the-spot account of the fitting way in which the Claverley community and members of the extended Wolves family said goodbye to him yesterday.

Gerry ‘Had A Great Life With Wolves’

Travels And Honours Made Him The Envy Of His Mates

More information has come to light about Gerry Harris, the highly decorated former Wolves defender whose funeral is held at the end of this week. We are indebted to Gerry’s son Marvin for filling in some of the gaps in the life and career of the man on whom we wrote at length a week and a half ago.

Mel’s Insight On Perils Of This Longest Season

A Time For Clear And Calm Thinking – Eves

You get the impression Mel Eves would have coped as well as anyone in a dressing room with the difficulties of lockdown. Phrases like ‘controlling the controllables’ are part of his every-day vocabulary now but he had an eye on the psychology of the game even as far back as his playing days four decades ago.

Media Watch: John Wragg

Taylor Ally On Daley Exit – And Squash With Bill, Barney and Barker

We continue our popular Media Watch series by turning the spotlight on long-time Daily Express reporter John Wragg – a regular in the Molineux press box, and many others around the Midlands and beyond, for decades. ‘Wraggy’ has had a brilliant career in newspapers, dating back to his time at the Birmingham Post in the early 1970s, and is thrilled at seeing Wolves prospering again.

Dear Diary Entry 106

Memories Of A Big Night Out

Tuesday, July 7: Have started to think about the piece I have been asked to write for the forthcoming book on favourite Wolves games played under floodlights. It is being brought out by Clive Corbett and Steve Gordos, who have a massive array of matches to consider.

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