Player Q&A

Matt On ‘Greatest Day’

When Sky Was Limit For Giant Keeper

Q: At what age did you realise you had the necessary ability to become a professional footballer? (From WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax) A: My mum says I used to dribble the ball up and down the garden as soon as I could walk. I was fascinated by kicking it, picking it up and catching it. My earliest memory is when I was about four, playing football with all my cousins. I was the youngest so they stuck me in goal.

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No England Regrets – Hibby

Midfielder Admits: ‘I Wasn’t Good Enough For A Full Cap’

Q: You were quite young when you knew Wolves wanted to sign you, so how did you feel? And how does it feel to look back on it now? (From Oldgold Wolfcub) A: The only thing I knew about Wolverhampton Wanderers was that they played in gold and black. I didn’t know where Wolverhampton was. I’d seen the team a little bit on television and had heard about Derek Dougan and Peter Knowles but that was it.

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Hibby Thrilled By ‘Hall’ Honour

Ken’s Pride At Joining Elite Group

Kenny Hibbitt was one of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ finest ever midfielders and was at Molineux for Wednesday’s memorable win over Chelsea. He will be back at the stadium tonight for a special honour, so we have chosen this time to catch up with him and quiz him at length, with part one of our feature focusing on his big evening.

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Teacher Thommo Was Role Model

Long Molineux Career Had Shaky Start

Andy Thompson is one of Wolves’ most popular players of recent decades. He joined the club at the same time as his good friend, Steve Bull, and together they saw Wolves through a traumatic but eventually successful period. I started off by asking Andy about his current employment, as a teacher, and enquired why he decided to move into that profession.

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Ernie, The Wonder Of Waggy & Frank – And A Sad Case!

Bailey Reflects On ‘Good Times’

Conducting the second part of my interview with Mike was more difficult than I imagined. Considering he is supposed to be retired, he is out and about more than many of my friends who work full-time. Mind you, he does enjoy his golf and, when I eventually tracked him down, he admitted he spends a lot of his time out on the course. And who can blame him? So, it was 8.30 one morning when I pinned him down – and he exercised his skipper’s preroragative to tell me to get a move on as he was teeing off at 10am!

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Bailey: My England Letdown

Two Caps A Poor Reward For Awesome Leader

By John Richards
This latest Q & A has been particularly enjoyable for me because it involves my former captain and team-mate, Mike Bailey. Mike was the man who led us to the final of the UEFA Cup in 1972 and then succeeded in lifting the League Cup two years later. He was a natural leader and an inspirational player. He was without doubt the best captain I ever played under and I firmly believe Wolves have not had a captain of his calibre since he left in 1976.

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An Audience With Mike Bailey

Q & A Time For Skipper

Mike Bailey is to be John Richards’ next subject in our Q & A feature. The inspirational long-time Molineux captain has agreed to step in and field questions from readers and JR himself. The feature is due to be posted in the second half of June – many thanks for all the questions you have sent.
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A Friendly Barrage For Bert

Master Keeper Back In Firing Line

What better way to spend a few hours than chatting with one of Wolves’ all-time legends, Bert Williams? A few weeks after his 90th birthday celebrations at Molineux, I recently had the pleasure of visiting his Shifnal home to pose questions sent in by fans – plus one or two of my own. Many thanks again to our friends at Molineux Mix for supporting us in this venture.
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JR On Doog, MD Years And Keane

Q And A Part Two

A week and a half ago, we launched our new Player Q and A, with John Richards offering revealing insights into the long goal-grabbing segment of his Wolves career. In part two, the former striker concentrates more on his years as the club’s managing director.

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Richards Opens Up

Molineux Legend First In Line

Wolves Heroes is delighted to launch the promised 2010 addition to this website – a feature being overseen by no less a figure than John Richards. JR is to approach a different former player every few weeks and put to them questions submitted directly to us by our readers or through our link-up with Keep your eyes on the news area of our site to see who he will be targeting first. For now, though, the stage is all his as he takes his place as the first subject in our Player Q and A. Over to him……

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