Archive for October, 2021

Don Gardner – His Place In History

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Modesty At Momentous Breakthrough

Joe Gardiner played in an FA Cup final for Wolverhampton Wanderers and served them royally for four decades in off-field roles. Immediately below him in the alphabetical list of men who have made first-team appearances for the club is the similarly spelled and lesser-achieving Don Gardner - recorded as a 'one plus two'. He started once in gold and black and went on as substitute a further twice.

Robbo Back On Board

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Skipper Lined Up For Tough Pre-Christmas Trip

Alistair Robertson is booked in for a turn at a Wolves away-day - on a visit to face opponents he helped bring down three and a half decades ago. The Scot has been invited to join supporters on the coaches to Manchester City during the second weekend of December and might just allow himself the indulgence of reflecting on a meeting of the same two clubs in September, 1987.

Sadness At Cluster Of Departures

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Farewell Time As Results Deteriorate Further

Amid the pleasure we find when highlighting the successes of former Wolves men in managerial and coaching positions elsewhere comes the need to also sometimes look at the other side of the coin. And it's sad to be reflecting on how four figures closely associated with Molineux in past decades have reportedly left their jobs this weekend.

Hooping It Up!

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Jim Still Inspired By Iconic Home-City Venue

Almost six months have passed since we beat the drum on here for Debbie and Jim McCalliog and expressed the fervent hope that some of our readers might be able to support them as the holiday trade began to get back on its feet. Now, we are delighted to report that we have spent a memorable few days at their bed and breakfast establishment in Ayrshire - and were preceded by a couple of weeks by two exiled Wolves supporters.

Hibby Happy At Family Honour

Monday, October 18th, 2021

A Medal Possibility With A Difference

Kenny Hibbitt has expressed his delight at the revelation that a League Championship winners' medal is likely to be posthumously struck for his late brother, Terry. Wolves Heroes readers will be aware from our involvement in the happy story about Ron Stockin that many players are now being honoured several decades on from being considered to have played too few games to qualify.

A Mouth-Watering Prospect

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Packed House Will Make For A Tingling Occasion

Five West Midlands derbies, few points, NO fans. But, mercifully, all that is about to change tomorrow. After the previously unthinkable backcloth of empty grounds for what would have been hugely-attended matches against Villa and Albion over the last two years, the volume is being turned back to maximum as claret and blue meets gold and black.

It’s Out – And Hitting The Spot

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Hot-Off-Press Publication Offers A Spectacular Look Back

David Instone's eye-catching new book all about Wolves in the 1970s is now available to supporters. The author has promised to donate 75 per cent of any profits to charity and has been thrilled by the initial response to the publication.

A Brucie Bonus!

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

Surprise Guest Highlights Lofty's Big Night

Well, he turned up and he went down a storm! Bruce Grobbelaar had no intention of letting anyone down, least of all a fellow member of the Goalkeepers' Union. When we recently previewed last night's Phil Parkes tribute dinner at Molineux, we referred to a special mystery guest as being due to attend among the usual host of former Wolves players.

A Change Of Kit – But Was It Accidental?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Fan Reveals How Club Closed Ranks

Here's an offering with a difference from us - and one with which we suspect we are pushing our luck in wondering whether any of our readers can shed some new light. Don Noble, whose name may be familiar following the valuable help he has given us in the past, kindly emailed once more to bring to our attention a distant recollection from his memory bank.

Dear Diary Entry 120

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Wolves Cub Now A Goal-Scoring Veteran

Saturday, September 4: Remember Leon Clarke? The Wolverhampton-born former Molineux youngster has recently joined Bristol Rovers seven months on from his 36th birthday and obliged by scoring the only goal on his debut at home to Crawley this afternoon.

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