Don Gardner – His Place In History

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.