Old Trafford Winner Was Not A One-Off
Manchester United v Wolves is looming at the end of New Year weekend and Mel Eves and I are doing what we can to delay mention of THAT goal he scored at Old Trafford. The conversation is diverted to other significant occasions he had against them and to the happy times he savoured at their expense.
Impact Among The Elite An Endorsement For Wolves, Too
In 2017, Wolves eked a couple of dozen games out of Ben Marshall, loaned Lee Evans to Wigan and sold Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to Reading. Their Christmas week matches were against Millwall and Bristol City. Now, they can look south and spot Matt Doherty in Tottenham’s squad, cast a glance north to see Diogo Jota pulling trees up with Liverpool and still have Rui Patricio’s move to Roma fresh in their minds.
Stirring Story Of Success and Heartbreak
From Albion and Manchester City rivalling Wolves for his signature to Johnny Kirkham being robbed while on tour in America to Jimmy Murray playing the role of coach driver to carry out a prank…..From Steve Daley starring and scoring against New York Cosmos in Seattle Sounders’ Transatlantic Cup conquest 40 years ago to a threat of court action from Derek Dougan to confirmation of how Kenny Hibbitt became a star in America, too….
Provisional Go-Ahead Makes For Familiar Workload
Gone, for now, is the prospect of Wolves facing their quietest Christmas for decades. Yesterday’s decision by clubs to plough ahead with Premier League and EFL fixtures keeps alive the hope that it will be festive business as usual.
Family Joy Brightens Tough Week
‘So what’s it like being the only one in your household who hasn’t played for England?’ The banter of football dressing rooms being what it is, Mike Stowell must have been ready for the question as soon as he connected again with work colleagues following the announcement that has lit up his family’s Christmas.
Nostalgia Publication A Winner Again
A two-page feature on Peter Knowles heads up the considerable Wolves interest in the latest issue of the Backpass retro magazine. The talent that football dramatically lost more than half a century ago has given precious few interviews over the decades but agreed to speak at length to WCR, the radio station based just off the Newhampton Road near Molineux.
No Way In For Aussie Hopefuls
We have been used to seeing strong goalkeepers at Molineux through the decades. Regular Wolves Heroes contributor Charles Bamforth has talked at length about the stars of our no 1 position, his book on the subject of about 30 years ago containing the line that his own boyhood dreams were centred on pulling on the club’s green jersey.
Playing Our Part By Helping The Penders
A heartfelt message from Wolves Heroes creator and co-owner David Instone: “When I started to pre-publicise my latest book, A Wolves 1970s Scrapbook, I made it clear what the extra aims were this time. As the compilation and research had been early-lockdown activities – carried out at a time when we were all touched by Captain Tom Moore, clapping for carers and all that – I stressed that it was largely a charity project.
And The Parting Message Is: Let’s Do It Again Soon
A far-flung group of 1970s Wolves heroes are planning to reconvene early next year after a successful first online catch-up. John Richards, Kenny Hibbitt, John Holsgrove and Les Wilson used modern technology to link up and hope their group might be expanded to include one or two more next time.
Ward Visit Shows He’s Still Going Strong
Saturday, November 6: Received a photo from a good friend showing him with Stephen Ward in South London after Walsall’s League Two win at Sutton. Glasgow-based Gwilym Machin enjoys his ground-hopping, hence his appearance several hundred miles from home at this fixture.