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Shock Among His Contemporaries

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Rest In Peace, Kevin Charlton

Wolves players from the early 1970s have been reacting with shock to the news that their former colleague Kevin Charlton has died at the age of only 66. The long-time back-up keeper did not make the first team at Molineux despite substantial Central League experience but became a legend at Telford, where he went to three Wembley finals in the FA Trophy, featured in various giant-killings and was rewarded with a place in their hall of fame.

Sad Passing Of Title-Winning Defender

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Another Precious Link With The Glory Years Broken

We at Wolves Heroes wish to add our condolences to the many already expressed following the death of former Molineux full-back Gwyn Jones in North Wales. The defender, who played a small part in the winning of successive League titles in the late 1950s before captaining Bristol Rovers during a substantial career in the West Country, had the very Welsh-sounding full first name of Gwynfor and was interviewed by us more than once in our earlier years.

Making A Point To Albion Spurred Allen On At Molineux

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

'Wolves Helped Me, Then Sacked Me For Nothing'

Lockdown has been a time for sorting out cupboards and wardrobes - and for surprise discoveries. On the 42nd anniversary of Ronnie Allen's departure from Molineux, we have this week learned much about his time with Wolves - and not from a source we expected.

The Moving Story Of Soldier Eric

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Wolves Cup Winner Died In Tragic Accident

How poignant it is in the week of Armistice Day that we should learn much more about the sad tale of one of Wolves' heroic wartime players. Eric Robinson's name appears among the list of men who helped the club to success and silverware nearly 80 years ago but there's little about him in Molineux-based literature beyond his basic appearance and goal stats.

Strike Duos United By Goals

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Bully Couldn't Have Delivered Alone

Has the face of football changed for the long haul? Are strike partnerships, as we know them, a thing of the past? Few have created a legacy at Wolverhampton Wanderers that will live as long as that of Steve Bull. He has rightly gone down as a legend of the club.

A Zoom Chat With ‘Noddy’

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Book Project Into Final Stages

We convened, on the platform lockdown has spawned, as the counting of the Presidential election votes was at its height. But not a word about politics passed our lips. The chat didn't sag long enough for us to be seeking new areas of conversation. Football saw to that.

Dear Diary Entry 109

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Talented Duo Waiting To Return

Saturday, October 3: Mick McCarthy's presence on the gantry as a summariser during Derby's win at Norwich today reminded us that he remains in between jobs - but surely not for much longer.

An Emotional Farewell

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Tributes Flow To League Cup-winning Coach

A fascinating insight into the character of Richie Barker was movingly provided at his funeral this morning. News of the death of the 80-year-old former Wolves assistant manager travelled widely across the football world when announced three weeks ago today.

A Meeting Of Minds

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Feared Goalscorer Helped Other Generations, Too

He scored goals aplenty to help Wolves win the FA Cup and the League Championship twice and brought further glory to the club with his sterling deeds for England. What is less known about Dennis Wilshaw is the role he played with the 1980 Molineux generation.

No More Members, Please!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Scoring Spread That We Want To Be Thing Of The Past

So how many players have scored goals for Wolves in three different divisions? The upwardly mobile Graham Turner generation spring immediately to mind, so do those who served Kenny Jackett well at a level the club were shocked and embarrassed to be playing at seven seasons ago.

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