One Of A Kind

Graham Hughes: 1933-2021

Has any club ever had a non-player, non-manager or non-benefactor who was as well known and as widely loved as this? He never caused major ripples on the payroll and was not listed among the names of Wolves VIPs in the programme but gave loyal service for decades, lived to have a stand named after him and his death at 87 is now being mourned by the masses.

New Start, New Club, Newcastle!

St James’ Park A Magnet For Debutants

What do Derek Parkin, Mike O’Grady, Danny Hegan, Bobby Gould, Steve Kindon and Gary Pierce have in common? Answer: They all made their debuts in yesteryear stagings of the fixture Wolves face at St James’ Park tomorrow night.

Kindo About To Call Time

After The Laughs…..Health Comes First

A major health scare has prompted Steve Kindon to bring an end to his award-winning career as an after-dinner speaker. The former Wolves forward has been suffering from long covid and also recently spent eight days in hospital with a heart problem.

The Sound Of Silence

Empty Stands Are A World Apart

Wolves v Leeds – a fixture historically associated with huge crowds but which was played out again last night to nothing louder than the urgings and exclamations from the pitch and technical areas. So how would the players of past decades have coped without the ‘audience participation’ they took for granted?

Going Up!

Master Manager On The March

Nuno Espirito Santo is about to become the seventh longest-serving manager in Wolves’ 144-year history. Friday’s home game with Leeds will take the Molineux head coach past Dave Jones, with whom he is level in the list, both currently having overseen 185 League and cup matches.

RIP Johnny Kirkham

‘Like A Brother’, ‘You Couldn’t Help But Like Him’

What an endearing heartbeat there was to the Wolves side of the early 1960s. Notwithstanding the fact that the club’s halcyon days had passed, we are still talking about a line-up who registered a third-place finish in the top flight and came again with one of fifth; all achieved with so many local lads.

A Rare Rivalry

Saints Ties Are Deeply Embedded In Pages Of History

First things first, there’s not a man or woman alive who has seen Wolves beat Southampton in the FA Cup. A healthy number of us were at St Mary’s to see Dave Jones’s side lose 2-0 in the quarter-final of the 2002-03 competition and many more would have watched it on TV.

A Sick-Note Out Of Molineux

Crafty Plot That Must Have Had Stan Seeing Red

Our recent mention on here of long-time Sunderland defender Len Ashurst has smoked out an interesting additional Molineux angle. We have previously stated that the veteran former left-back served Wolves as an amateur – what we can now add is the remarkable story of how he came to leave.

Hat-Trick History-Maker Was Another Man Of Wath

But Arthur Was Then On The Other Side Of The Touchline

Roy Swinbourne, Ron Flowers, Peter Knowles and Steve Daley are the Wolverhampton Wanderers stars we normally most associate with the amazing Wath Wanderers production line of old. Among those we could add to the highly distinguished list are Barry Stobart, Bob Hatton, Gerry Taylor, Ken Knighton, John Galley and, of course, the man who started and ‘oiled’ the conveyor belt of talent, Mark Crook.

Dear Diary Entry 112

Tuesday, January 5:

Chatting to Ian Winter about the feature we are presenting on here with him shortly took our minds back to a day imprinted on the minds of many Wolves fans. August 9, 1997 was the date on which a 17-year-old Robbie Keane made his League debut for the club and wrote large headlines by scoring two sensational goals in a win at Norwich.