Just when we thought the 40th anniversary of Wolves’ first League Cup triumph was passing by uncelebrated, along comes an opportunity to re-assemble at least a few of Bill McGarry’s Wembley winners in happy circumstances.
The Boys of 74 have become reasonably far-spread and even sadly depleted in recent years but a good smattering of them, with one or two reinforcements, are due to be back together at the end of this month.
John Richards, whose late goal against Manchester City brought major silverware to Molineux for the first time in 14 years, is the catalyst for the reunion, which is to take place at Shifnal Golf Club on Thursday, May 29.
Wolves Heroes’ co-owner has linked up with his good friend Dave Butler, currently the captain at Shifnal, to add a League Cup final theme to a competition for which teams of four are still being sought.
There will be plenty of chance for star gazing, with Phil Parkes, Geoff Palmer, Kenny Hibbitt, Steve Daley, Steve Kindon, Willie Carr and Richards himself all due to be in attendance.
“A couple of lads aren’t available unfortunately but we have asked others along as well and are waiting to hear back from Mike Bailey and Gerry Taylor,” JR said. “I have experience of working alongside Dave from the ten years I spent as patron of the New Cross Hospital Kidney Patients Association.
“We used to run an annual tournament at Patshull Park for the charity and he was delighted to be involved again now as he is a big Wolves fan and a season ticket holder.
“There will be other little competitions and possibly a quiz to keep the 74 theme going – he thought it was a cracking idea. We’re hoping the presence of plenty of former Wolves players there will bring in another five or six teams.
“It’s also being done in a brilliant cause because it is in aid of the Severn Hospice charity in Telford.”
A bacon sandwich, with tea and coffee, plus a two-course dinner with coffee and mints, is also included.
Interested parties should contact Dave Butler on 01952-691248, or contact us and we will arrange for an entry form to be emailed or posted.