Tales From The Cumbria Coast

A ‘Transfer’ And A Retracing Of Old Steps For Clive

Clive Ford has used lockdown to reconnect with one of his big friends from Lincoln City – while also adjusting to being away from the home at which he and his wife were foster parents for 20 years. The West Bromwich-born former Wolves forward is still in Cumbria but has down-sized considerably from the hectic, fulfilling life he once knew.

The Fondest Of Send-Offs

Warm Applause As Final Whistle Blows

Yet another tribute to Graham Hughes has reached us – from a fellow fan who was disappointed to miss his funeral. Glyne Wetton knew the much-loved Wolves historian for decades more than most of us, family excepted, and saw him long after many had had our final meetings.

Death Of Mick Kent Reported

Sad News Of Early 70s Prospect

Mick Kent, who made two appearances in Wolves’ first team 50 years ago, has died at the age of 70. The Yorkshireman was one of the last of the Wath Wanderers products, signing at Molineux in 1968 and spending five years with the club.

Wow, How Did They Do That?

Reliant On The Few – No Worries!

Thirteen players shared the scoring duties when Wolves won the Fourth Division in 1987-88 – and the same number did so when the Division Three crown was added 12 months later. Which makes it quite extraordinary to consider how few players were on the score-sheet when the First Division title came to Molineux in 1953-54 for the first time.

Found Him!

Success At Last In Search For Title Winner

We are delighted to announce that we have finally been successful in our number one winter mission. After several months of trying, we have located the whereabouts of Ron Stockin, the early 1950s Wolves player for whom we hope to belatedly obtain a League Championship winner’s medal.

Something To Put Your Shirt On

Keepsakes Aplenty Of The Prized Kind

Interested in the famous shirt that Peter Broadbent wore on the afternoon Wolves last lifted the FA Cup? Or is recent history more your thing, with curiosity directed more, for example, to the design on view in the return to European action against Crusaders at the start of last season?

A Taylor-Made Plan

Rivals-Turned-Pals On The Road To Recovery

“He came back on, though, didn’t he? So obviously I didn’t hit him hard enough!” Gerry Taylor is responding to reminders of how he clobbered Steve Kindon in a Burnley v Wolves match more than 50 years ago and left him needing treatment on the Turf Moor sidelines.

Strange Trends Galore

A Relegation Season With Some Highlights

We all know 1964-65 was the season in which the unthinkable failed to stave off the unbelievable – Stan Cullis was sacked and Wolves were relegated. But how many other unusual statistics and sequences were buried away in that sorry campaign?

Shirty Ready To Go Again

Ex-Skipper Looking For A Way Back In

Peter Shirtliff is looking for a way back into coaching – but accepts that jobs will be harder than ever to come by as the effects of lockdown continue to be felt. The 59-year-old Yorkshireman has been out of work since leaving Swindon last summer for the second time and is ready and hungry for the next challenge.

Dear Diary Entry 113

Memories Of Summers Past

Tuesday, February 2: Rang Gerry Summers’s house at the request of another author and learned quite a bit more about the late-1960s Wolves coach. We knew from our in-depth interview with him in August, 2013 that he had grown up a keen Birmingham fan but weren’t aware that he married into a family of Albion supporters, who were no doubt delighted when he became a team-mate of Ronnie Allen’s at The Hawthorns.

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