Archive for January, 2022

Homing In On The Wembley Winners

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

Forest's Conquerors Were A Familiar Combination

It's time for part two of the exercise we first aired on here in mid-November - one that threw up some seriously surprising results. Two and a half months ago, we pointed out that Wolves' League Cup final line-up of 1974 played together only once besides Wembley, in a First Division game at Everton a few weeks earlier.

Unrest In Spain’s New Costa

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Is Helder Longing To Be Loved Once More?

There was a moment in one of Valencia’s latest La Liga wins that best sums up Helder Costa’s mood. Despite being part of a team that won 4-3 in an extraordinary encounter against Levante, the former Wolves man looked like he would rather be somewhere else as the team gathered for a celebratory huddle after a goal.

A New Role For The Coach

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

United Kindness Gave Les A Valuable Lift

In a Wolves weekend marked by a six-minute delay for a clash of heads between two team-mates, by a 15-minute stoppage because of a hovering drone, by a rescinded red card for a player and by a post-match sending-off for a manager, how's this for another entry from the Ministry of Funny Stories? It has nothing to do with the three points that made it four wins out of four for the club in 2022 and nothing to do with anything that has happened in the last 50 years.

The Same Name Game

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Two Of A Kind, Several Times Over

'One **** *********, there's only one **** *********.' It's a chant used by football fans all over the country but a dig beneath the surface tells us that the truth is sometimes different. Peter Crump doesn't often have the problem of being confused with others of the same name but that didn't stop Wolves Heroes' new contributor pinpointing some little-spotted connections.....

Callings Of The Treasured Kind

Monday, January 17th, 2022

How Those Cherished Caps Were Won

Charles Mason was the first Wolves' first player to represent his country, John Brodie was their first international goalscorer and Richard Baugh received his initial England call-up shortly BEFORE moving to the club from Stafford Road railway works team. As if to underline that football was a rather different game then, another Wanderers man, Robert Topham, was an amateur when capped at the highest level and Arthur Lowder followed a club-and-country career by serving as chairman of Brewood parish council.

Neves Next In Line For 200 Club

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Midfielder Closing In Fast On Cherished Place

Romain Saiss's involvement at the African Cup of Nations makes it ever more likely that Ruben Neves will become the next Wolves player to enter the Legends area of this website. The Portuguese midfielder is due to graduate by taking his total of competitive first-team appearances for the club past 200 - a milestone he should reach some time next month.

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Vaughan Loving Life In Houston

Our son, Peter, was seven and already excited enough at Christmas of 1987 at having a Wolves strip as his main present. Imagine his delight, then, to be told he would be leading his heroes out at Molineux three days later as mascot for the game against Exeter. The lovely Mark Kendall ensured that Peter got one past him in the pre-match kick-in. And Andy Mutch, who scored Wolves' last goal in a 3-0 win, handed the match ball to him after the game.

A Double-Figure Haul

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

Lucky Jim Adds Five More Caps

More than 50 years on, the down-sides of travelling across the world in his chosen profession suddenly don't seem as negative to Jim McCalliog. The former Wolves midfielder was a reluctant flyer and famously asked Bill McGarry in 1972 if he could miss the tour of Australia and New Zealand - only for the manager to decline permission and then opt out of it himself.

That’s What Friends Are For

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Past Links Help Open A New Door For Keith

One of the first features we ever presented on this website trumpeted the experience acquired by a large number of 1980s and 1990s players Wolves players in management and coaching. Clearly, staying power and networking, as well as talent, are key ingredients among this enterprising band, given Keith Downing's comments following his appointment over the holiday as first-team head coach of League One promotion chasers Plymouth.

Dear Diary Entry 123

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Dropping In From California

Monday, November 29: Always good to meet up with Charles Bamforth and the overdue visit to England that he and his wife Diane have made led to a lovely three-way get-together in a mid-Cheshire coffee shop this morning. As befits people who travel a lot, they are heading to the south-west in the next couple of days, so the window was fairly narrow - but very welcome.

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