It was great fun working on this as Wolves are a great club with a great history.
I always chose a legend of each club as a main image. However, there were so many players that fitted the bill, I had a huge list! But in the end I had to use the incomparable BILLY WRIGHT.
He was the first player to reach a 100 England caps, won 3 League Titles, an FA Cup, and captained Wolves and England with great distinction throughout the 1950s. He even married Joy, one of the famous Beverley Sisters, making them the Posh & Becks of their day!
The 50s really were Wolves' moment in time, lead by manager STAN CULLIS, the trophies kept coming, and they established themselves on the European stage with iconic floodlit friendlies with some of Europe's elite. It's a shame the club has been on a roller coaster ride ever since.
Cups, promotions, relegations, financial meltdowns, you name it, it's happened to Wolves!!
As my cut-off point for these retro tributes is the year 1989, the extraordinary goalscorer STEVE BULL just about makes it on here! His debut was 3 years earlier, before he embarked on scoring an absolute mountain of goals for Wolves.
Other folk heroes included are 'THE DOOG' – DEREK DOUGAN, JOHN RICHARDS, JOHNNY HANCOCKS, MIKE BAILEY, KENNY HIBBITT and DEREK PARKIN.
See who you can spot in there!!
Below are a couple of bits to look out for:
|Future Wolves manager, Stan Cullis, featured on a 1938 Churchman's Cigarettes Association Footballers card.|