WWLSC is pleased to show some pictures of & from members here;  please email any you would like included to webmaster@londonwolves.com

click here for the Roy Eagles Caption Competition caption  Paul wins

 1. VIP John Golding click here
 2. Early WWLSC event in the 80s click here
 3. Phil & Evelyn Burns click here
 4. Daventry’s 30thclick here
 5. David & Angela Eagles’ wedding/ Roy & Ruth’s wedding click here
 6. Roy and Ruth Eagles’ wedding/ David & Angela’s wedding click here
 7. Roy and Ruth Eagles’ wedding reception in UK click here
 8. Ian Baker  teaching in Peru click here
 9. James Perkins - mascot at Man Utd Home match here
10.Steve & Helen Wilcox, Bickley Manor Chislehurst here
11.London Wolves soccer stars here
12 The WWSLC page has the 67 Wolverhampton Chronicle picture of the orignal London Wolves link
13 Some thoughts on the 40th from Tony Roche, journalist and WWLSC member link
14 Bones (Alan Taylor) orange (old gold) picking in Greece link
15 Ray’s photos link
16 Congratulations to Evelyn and Phil link
17 October 19th 2013 and Peter Abbott misses his first home game for 37 years link
18 Champion mascot for the Champions - Tommy Turner link
 

London Wolves soccer stars

1977

LondonWolvesXI-16-10-77The London Wolves Football team of 1977 (youtube link from Louis Růmulo )

Back row L:R Rob Coleman,Tim Maher, John Engleman, Ray Stock, Colin Cutts, Peter Coath, Terry Peachey, Martin Rutherford, John Saville, Reg Bartley, Ray Harris, Mark Feehan  Front row L:R Steve Roe, Tony Roche, Ivan Gillespie, Gerry Hirth, Bob Tyler, Mel Marston
Photo: Mike Woodward of the Daily Mirror.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980s

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James Perkins was the mascot at the Man Utd home match in March 2010 (here) and met up with his favourite player Andy Keogh

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London Wolves member John Golding, fresh from his success at winning the Wycombe half time lottery, had his name drawn from the season ticket holders to win a VIP day at Molineux for the Norwich game which Wolves won 2-0. Roy Eagles (left) was his guest and John also bought tickets for his mum and dad.

Here are three photos from an early 80’s London Wolves do at the Lexpo (from Peter Abbott)

Congratulations to Phil and Evelyn Burns on their marriage at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Balheary, Co Dublin on the 8th October 2005.  They are seen here at the reception held at the Roganstown Golf Gourse in Ireland.   Foolishly, they were ably supported by WWLSC members Roy and Ruth as well as Pint Sized Paul and Ian Baker.  Roy and Paul are seen here in their supporting role

After the Preston match (Sat 22nd October) Daventry Wolves held their 30th Anniversary event in the Sir Jack Hayward Suite. As usual, there were plenty of Wolves past stars to be seen - including - here with Roy and Ruth - Kenny Hibbitt. Other London Wolves pictures follow thanks to Roy.

CAPTION COMPETITION - ROY EAGLES DONATED £30 of WOLVES SHOP VOUCHERS FOR A SUITABLE WITTY CAPTION TO THE PICTURE BELOW.   ENTRIES COST £1 each to DAVE SLAPE ON THE TRAIN OR by post WITH A CHEQUE PAYABLE TO WWLSC to DAVE SLAPE 26 BROCKENHURST WAY LONDON SW16 4UD.  YOU MAY ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE, EACH ENTRY COSTING £1.. and the winner was Paul with

“Blimey the last time I blew into one of these I spent the night in the cells”

(more captions at the bottom of the page here)

Roy and Ruth’s and David and Angela’s Weddings

27th February 2008 - Jamaica - Many congratulations to Roy and Ruth

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On their return to England Ruth & Roy held a reception  - pix from Peter Woodifield

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Congratulations and all our best wishes from London Wolves and to proud granddad Roy. 22nd July 2006

            

            

 

Ian Baker’s letter from Peru.

Ian is teaching English on a voluntary project in Peru.   When he went he took two Wolves footballs which WWFC donated  with him to try to improve the quality of football in the country and convert them to the Gold and Black.  If you want to see more of where Ian is visit his travel blog at http://travelpod.com/z?u=ianbaker1967&t=mancora06Ian recently wrote to Barbara at Wolves Reception to let her know how things were going.....and Barbara arranged for a piece on Ian with these photos to be in the match day magazine against Coventry

Dear Barbara,

It does seem some time since I collected the two footballs the club donated for the school here. But at last I arrived and after some pushing, managed to get the footballs back out from the headmaster’s locker, blown up for the photo and ready for the kids to play!! I think they were valued like gold dust here, it’s so rare to have such good footballs, but it was a joy to watch the kids running around the playground like flys on acid. Thankyou so much .

The photos are of just the one class, but there are eight in total, that I teach in the morning. and the best bit, when they pronounce the word babies, it comes out like a black country babbies. Oh sweet bliss to hear them say it like that!!!

And all looks good (at Wolves) from what I read. A real sense of excitement that the youth are getting bloodied and doing their bit with hunger!!!!

Once again, a huge big thankyou for the footballs and I can't explain just what it means to have something like that here.

Oh yes, i'm going to send yopu an email with my blog site that will have more pics and info about Mancora.

Big Thanks

Ian

“Welcome to Mancora!”
“Up the Wolves!”

“Up the Wolves again!” with the footballs donated by WWFC

“Give me a W......!”
A little about Mancora

Mancora is a small fishing town located in the northern part of Talara province, Piura department, north coast of Peru

Mancora is located at kilometer 1165 of the Panamerican Highway, 120 kilometers south of Peru – Ecuador coast border (known locally as “Huaquillas – Aguas Verdes”)   The closest city from Mancora is Talara, capital of the province, located 72 kilometers south. Heading north, the nearest city is Tumbes, located 83 kilometers from Mancora.    click here for map

Steve & Helen Wilcox, Bickley Manor Chislehurst

Steve & Helen were married 11th June 2010.  Peter, Carol, Paul, Nick Roy and Ruth represented London Wolves.  More pictures are on Roy’s facebook site

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Caption competition  from the Daventry Wolves do sponsored by Roy Eagles

The winner was Paul Coles - and here are some others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul C's winner

Blimey, the last time I blew into one of these I spent the night in the cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bill to Dave "keep blowing Dave until you turn green"

 

 

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Bill: "I didn't know Dave played an instrument.  Does he play in an orcestra?"                          Derek: "no, he only plays with hmself

 

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Dave's thinking "Don't look Dave, he might tell me a crap joke"

 

 

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Bill to Dave "you need a drink before you use that straw"

 

 

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Derek thinking "I wish I had one that size to play with"

 

 

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Bill to Derek "Look at Dave, he's having trouble getting it up"

 

 

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Bill should have told Derek that Dave wouldn't know what to do with that speciality condom

 

 

Geoff C

"No Dave, you are supposed to snort cocaine not drink it"

 

 

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Derek: "Do you think he can make a minibus out of that balloon?                                               Bill:  "I don't think it's big enough - we may need a couple of cabs

 

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Bill and Derek looked on in amazement as Dave rolled an 'extra' long one!

 

 

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"Dave, surely you're not as pissed as a flute already"

 

 

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"Your're supposed to blow it, not suck it"

 

 

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"Hope the next one turns out female

 

 

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Dave attempts to make a model of Molineux using a balloon

 

 

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"You name it Derek, and I'll play it"

 

 

Bones

"Dave, where did you buy a spliff that big?"

 

 

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Dave amazed his audience by drinking through a straw without touching the glass of Guinness

 

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Dave was always keen to do his impression of the Mahareeshi at any opportunity

 

 

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You blow on it Dave and we'll hum it

 

 

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I'm the pied piper, follow me,    to Wolverhampton and the Golden Land

 

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Derek "I'm a Wolves fan, get me out of here (I'm bored)"

 

 

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Gotta light for my spliff?

 

 

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Bill "Looks like Dave's going to blow the balloon up and shape it into a dog"                             Derek "Well at least he's not telling us one of his jokes"

 

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"When's the comedian coming on or do we have to endure Dave blowing balloons up all night

 

Roger P

I don't believe it.  Just because Carl Cort won a header he's got out the celebratory balloons

 

 

Geoff C

You have a rather inflated opinion of yourself, Slape

 

 

Carol W

Are you playing the flute?

 

 

Trevor R

I told you before - this is a blow job - not suck!

 

 

Freddie S

Dave, what a fool you are

 

 

Richard O

That's a big cigar Dave

 

 

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Dave, I think you're supposed to put the straw in the beer

 

 

Iysha

Dave', it's not a kid's party, get a grip

 

 

Ayisha

You don't need to use that, they sell Durex in the toilets, or don't they make xx small?

 

 

Harvey

His new job is blowing glass

 

 

Darren S

2 blow up dummies done, 1 to go

 

 

Bill S

By the time I get it up these two will have lost interest completely

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Gallery contents:

  • The WWSLC page has the 67 Wolverhampton Chronicle picture of the orignal London Wolves link
  • Some thoughts on the 40th from Tony Roche, journalist and WWLSC member link
  • Bones (Alan Taylor) orange (old gold) picking in Greece link
  • Ray’s photos link
  • Congratulations to Evelyn and Phil link

Here is Bones, orange picking in Greece in 1984 but the Wolves scarf is with him. 
      

Shortly after the photo on was taken, the tree broke and the party were sent to the ground.   The farmer wasn’t over happy about his broken tree, but carried on providing good lunches.  Not sure where the wine bottles were hidden but they were surely there somewhere (picture to be added).

Ray Stock provides these of various events

starting with the Doog, then at the Caernarvon Hotel event, Ray, family, King John, Willie Carr, Paul Cook, and Mike Stowell. And the man himself with the autograph making fun of his beard

Earlier pix came wih Derek Parkin speaking at an event, Ray at the top table, and another of Derek

and here’s the London Wolves Life President Derek Dougan speaking from the top table and Graham Turner receiving a WWLSC award and Ken with Eric Woodward, Wolves Commercial Manager with Paul Bradshaw.

and Ray with John Burridge, much travelled and ever popular goalkeeper and a younger John Richards, President of London Wolves.

                                    

Phil and Evelyn Burns - Saturday 8th October 2005

Somewhat more recent was Phil and Evelyn Burns’ wedding.  The ceremony was held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Balheary, Co Dublin in Ireland and the reception was at the Irish Golf and Country Club of Roganstown north of Dublin.  Congratulations to Phil and Evelyn.   London Wolves member Phil was ably supported by former member Ian Baker as an Usher and WWLSC were also represented by Roy Eagles and Ruth Evans, and “Pint Sized” Paul Coles.  Paul and Roy are propping Phil (aka “Phil the beer Burns” up in the lower picture.  Thanks to Roy for the pix and Paul for the details and many congratulations from London Wolves to Evelyn and Phil.

From the 60’s here are some of Rob’s pictures:Jag and a Healey

          

Some thoughts from Tony Roche, lifelong Wolves fan, WWLSC member, and Sun reporter who couldn’t make the 40th dinner

FAO Stuart Earl and Dave Slape... many thanks for wonderful publications. So many faces, so many memories.

I was not a member when you made the first trip v Plymouth. My 'debut' with WWLSC on the coach was with Steve Broughton (now a pro musician in France), Colin Cutts and Steve Roe for the home game against Hull City (4-0, Dougan hat-trick).

Still feel huge slump when I recall that awful 1-4 flop away to Palace that handed Coventry the title, still remember how excited I felt earlier that season when Steve and I made our way to The Valley to witness a solid 3-1 win and starting to think it could be a really good season.

So, 40 years down the line,  the club excels at The Valley again. What a fabulous night it sounds like and how I wish I hadn't been in South Africa, listening to a week of rugby World Cup politics and arguments.

Would love to have seen Ernie Hunt and Hugh McIlmoyle again, paid my respects to Dave Wagstaffe and Frank Munro, shared an ale with John Richards and Ken Hibbitt, two lads I got to know so well in newspaper work terms during their heydays.

The club has been such a success that you two in particular should receive some form of medal.  Reading the two publications Dave sent me made me so proud that I'll keep them somewhere special, along with the progs I've saved from my first Wolves games attended in 1961 (all four were away games and with a reluctant dad who supported Arsenal).

Glad bloody Hoddle has gone, never took to the man. Things are going to be tough for a while, but at least I sense a mood of optimism after the tedious draw-fest from God's favourite son. When Hoddle dies he'll probably come back as a pools coupon as punishment for crimes in his managerial life.

Take care both of you. This club would wither and die without you. I'm very proud to have been a member, very proud indeed. TR

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 19th October 2013 Peter Abbott missed his first home match for 37 years.

First reported on the Wolves Heroes site the story made the BBC Midlands Tonight evening news, the BBC website, the Birmingham Mail, the Sun newspaper, The London Metro Wolves Heroes link here story goes national click on Sun BBC or  Birm Mail

Wolves arranged a surprise visitor to Peter’s step daughter’s wedding - here’s how the BBC reported it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-24601248

Wolves 'legend' Steve Bull surprises fan at wedding

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Steve Bull was a surprise guest at Peter Abbott's stepdaughter's wedding

A football fan who missed his first home game since 1976 for a family wedding had "a big surprise" when his club's record goal scorer turned up.

Wolves fan Peter Abbott, from Ipswich, said he was astonished when the club arranged for "legend" Steve Bull to be at his stepdaughter's wedding.

On Saturday Mr Abbott skipped his regular 330 mile (530km) round trip to Wolverhampton to go to the wedding.  He said his stepdaughter and her husband were in on the surprise.  Mr Abbott said: "They were doing photos and I was called over and all of a sudden one of the chaps with his back to me turned around and it was Bully.  The club arranged for him to be there as a big surprise - he's a legend.  We talked about the old days and where the club is now - a fan's conversation really."

Bull, who scored 306 goals during his Wolves' career which began in 1986, also delivered a signed shirt and the programme from Saturday's match.  'Pretty frustrating' Steve BullSteve Bull is Wolves' top goal scorer, scoring 102 goals in his first two seasons alone

Mr Abbott, who grew up in east London, first fell for the Wolves in 1970 and the last home match he missed was against Tottenham on 16 March 1976.  He said: "I've never lived nearer than a 300-mile (483km) round trip and Bully said to me 'Wow, how do you do this journey every week?'."  His stepdaughter Sarah Butler married Jonathan Liddle at Haughley, near Stowmarket, at 14:00 BST on Saturday.

From 15:00 BST, Mr Abbott tried to follow Wolves' local derby against Coventry, which ended 1-1, as best he could. Mr Abbott said: "I had a multitude of texts, but the [phone] reception was poor so that was pretty frustrating. At the end of the match I had a few minutes on my own and thought, 'Oh, I've missed a match'."  But he added that the couple had a "fantastic time" and as far as he was concerned it was the wedding of the year.  Wolverhampton's next home match is against Oldham on Tuesday. Mr Abbott said he would be there.

The Daily Mirror said the same http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wolves-fan-stunned-steve-bull-2474538

Here are the great pictures  taken by Lauren Sanders published via Twitter

 

And the prior article   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24578915
Fan misses first home game since '76 18 Oct 2013 ENGLAND

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Peter Abbott at Wolverhampton Wanderers

Peter Abbott last missed a match at Molineux on 16 March 1976

A football fan's record of not missing a home game since 1976 is ending this weekend.

Wolves fan Peter Abbott, from Ipswich, will not be at Molineux for Saturday's match against Coventry because he will be at his stepdaughter's wedding.

Mr Abbott, who has a regular 330 mile (530km) round trip to Wolverhampton, said he was gutted when he realised.

"I've been getting my head round it for eight months, but I'm past that now," he said.

Mr Abbott, 56, grew up in east London and said he fell for Wolves via the television and magazines and first saw them at West Ham in 1970, when they lost 3-0.

He regularly started going to Molineux in the 1975-76 season and the last game he missed there was against Tottenham on 16 March 1976, which Wanderers lost 1-0.

'Falling in line'
He said he has seen 1,902 home and away matches since then and only missed one (at Blackburn in 1985, when Wolves lost 3-0) and that was because his train broke down.

"I wondered if the Coventry fixture would change for television, but as it was getting nearer the date I realised that wasn't going to happen and, unless there's an unbelievable weather occurrence, the match will go ahead without me," he said.

"It's quite clearly Sarah and Jonno's day and I'm happy for them and I'm falling in line with that."

He said he would not be attempting to listen to any commentary during the service, where Sarah Butler will marry JonathanLW 1gameaheadof abbswolf Liddle, and which starts at 14:00 BST at Haughley near Stowmarket, but he would try to stay informed by texts after the 15:00 kick-off.

Mr Abbot said the three Vauxhall Astras he has owned in the past 20 years have each clocked up more than 330,000 miles for football, work and other pleasures.

He said he would be "back in the saddle" for Wolves's home game against Oldham on 22 October.

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Derek Dougan was one of the early 1970s Wolves players who inspired Mr Abbott to support them

Mr Abbott is now 1 behind everyone else  in the home attendance run as the very sympathetic train party demonstrated

Peter 30 years ago with Budgie and Stan Armett  - and the London Metro article

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and when Peter finally returned to the Golden Palace on the Tuesday night he was greeted by Bully and Thommo on the pitch.  (This stopped the rain and enabled the poor first half to magically transmute into a win!  The BBC reported it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-24634892

photo copyright Sam Bagnall https://twitter.com/sambagnallphoto/media

Tommy Turner - Champion Mascot

Wolves won their 10th champions trophy with a DSC07940 Os congrats3-1 win against Leyton Orient in League Division 1 on Easter Monday 21st April 2014 at Brisbane Rd, although they had to wait two hours for former wolf Stephen Gleeson to convert a penalty won by sometime Wolves target Izale McLeod whi also scored the equaliser for MK Dons to hold Brentford,  Orient congratulated the Wolves.   Tommy had been selected by Wolves’ shirt sponsors What House - thanks to Rupert Bates.  The Orient looked after Tommy very well, and his granddad Fireman John2 and Kenny Jackett very kindly allowed them into the dressing room.  Captain Sam Ricketts made sure everyone signed Tommy’s away shirt and then led him to applaud the fans, and then had a short kickabout with the match ball.   The youngest Orient mascot apparently possesses a Wolves fan for a father too.

Here are some of John’s pictures of the day

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Wolfie - punch-up winner