Welcome Aboard, Skipper

Promotion Winner Paul Proudly Takes His Place

I told Claire, I don’t want no fuss, just a quick visit and then out. I’m playing golf this afternoon.” What was this……The Guv’nor looked slightly uneasy and even a shade embarrassed? Convivial gatherings with him as the centre of attention are apparently not his thing.

A Sign That You WERE There, Jim!

McCalliog’s Welcome – A Trip To Stafford

We at Wolves Heroes are delighted to have played a part in producing Jim McCalliog’s imminent autobiography – and to have reminded him where his first day at the side of Bill McGarry took him. We were flattered to be asked late in the day to prepare his Wembley Wins, Wembley Woes book for the printers and to have the chance to run an eye over the text.

A Stirring Fresh Insight

Barnwell Opens Up On Wolves v Forest

In recognition of the fact that a momentous reunion is taking place tonight, we have brought our planned midweek offering forward a day. And we are greatly indebted to the Mail on Sunday and writer Joe Bernstein, in particular, for providing the backbone to this article about Wolves’ Carabao Cup trip to Nottingham Forest.

The Door To Success

New Award For An Utterly Deserving Case

Another accolade has landed in recognition of Les Wilson’s phenomenal football achievements – this time by personal delivery. The former Wolves utility man has already been decorated with a host of awards during his long career as a player, coach and administrator but admitted to being shocked – in the nicest possible way – by this one.

How’s This For Starters?

Beginning As We DON’T Want To Go On

Have Wolves ever faced a start to a League season that is as high-profile as this one? Already they have had a day-one meeting with the reigning FA Cup holders for the first time since they faced – and thrashed – Manchester City on the first day of 1956-57.

In The Presence Of Greatness

Fly-On-The-Wall Privilege Of Our No 1 Contributor

“Would you like to meet Stan Cullis?” My friend, Tim Ward, might just as easily have said: “Would you like a million pounds?” The beam in my eyes will have shown exactly how exciting I found the prospect being laid before me.

Pedal Power And Precious Palace Contacts!

Marathon Man Thomas Still Going Strong

On this corresponding day in 1993, the clamour to reach Geoff Thomas was all about asking him about his Wolves debut the next day – or wishing him well for it. All these seasons on, he is still much in demand; the second half of his life, as he puts it, is every bit as fulfilling and successful as the first. It was just the year or two in between that were tough and extremely challenging.

Likely Lads Aiming For Big Chance

Change At The Top A Cue For Fresh Hope

Will a new head coach herald a change in how Wolves try to develop their own talent? Will Morgan Gibbs-White, for example, now prosper under Bruno Lage or will the pursuit of a return to the Premier League’s higher reaches keep the spotlight on the foreign market and make 2021-22 another season of frustration for him?

On A Pedestal, On A Podium

Thrill Of The Games Provides Inspiration

Do sports heroes have sports heroes? Do those that we look up to look up to others, in turn? According to Olympics lover John Richards, the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’

Dear Diary Entry 118

Yes, Lawrie….It’s Still You

Tuesday, July 7: Rang Lawrie Madden on behalf of someone who is writing a book about Sheffield Wednesday in the 1980s and was able to reassure him that he is still the oldest man ever to have appeared in Wolves’ first team.

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