New Wait For The Great!

Fire-Fighting Plan To Honour Major Stars Of Past

Billy Wright……one of the initial inductees, naturally, to Wolves’ Hall of Fame. Who will be honoured next in the stand bearing his name?

Wolves’ latest batch of Hall of Fame inductees face another shortish delay in the countdown to their big Molineux night.

It is already approaching five years, partly as a result of covid, since the membership of this elite group was swelled to 30 in the months prior to the club escaping from the Championship.

The long wait was due to be ended with a special dinner at the stadium at the end of next month but a new date of Thursday, May 12 has now been announced – and approved by the occasion’s central figures.

The recent overnight fire in the Billy Wright Stand meant that numbers would have had to be significantly reduced had the event gone ahead as planned.

The pushing-back by a few weeks, though, means there will be room for everyone who had bought tickets.

Work is also continuing at a pace in the meantime on the pre-event publicity for this site and those run by the club and the Wolves Former Players Association.

The Hall of Fame committee is chaired by John Richards and also includes the FPA’s Richard Green, Wolves museum curator Patrick Quirke, the club’s former head of media Paul Berry and the past-and-present Express & Star trio of Steve Gordos, Nick Elwell and David Instone.

Frank Munro, Andy Thompson, Dennis Westcott and Jack Brodie were the quartet inducted in 2017 and they joined a star-studded group already including the greatest names in Molineux history.

The first inductees, announced and honoured back in 2009 in Steve Morgan’s time as owner, were Steve Bull, Stan Cullis, Ron Flowers, Jackery Jones, Derek Parkin and Billy Wright.

Hall of Fame recognition was never intended to be an annual event but the pandemic has slowed the rate of enrolment considerably.

For the full list of those whose places among Molineux’s select few have already been cemented, please click on the icon towards the right-hand side of the top of this page.

Deliberation time for Wolves’ Hall of Fame selection commitee. Paul Berry is not on the photo.

And don’t forget to look out for the announcements of the new inductees in the weeks leading up to May 12.

*Yesterday’s excellent victory at Tottenham offered more pay-back for Richards and his generation after the pain they often felt against Spurs in the early part of the 1970s. Wolves have now recorded four away wins against these opponents – and at three different venues – in six attempts starting in 2009.

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