Ade Akinbiyi is the 96th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Ade speaks passionately about his career, the goals, the big money moves and how he ended up at Wolves. Ade talks fondly about his time at the club and how he didn’t want to leave even though it was for the Premier League. Ade talks about the honour of playing for his country and how he has no regrets in ‘score goals, will travel’.
James Spray is the speaker on the 95th edition of the podcast. 3 years after playing football for the first time James was spotted by Wolves and 3 years later was on the bench in the Premier League. James speaks about scoring on hIs debut… to being brought down to earth with personal battles and then subsequent released by the club. A very interesting interview where James confides it was ‘too much, too young’.
Derek Jefferson is the 94th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. ‘Chopper’ talks of his hard man tag and how he followed Bill McGarry to Wolves with the promise of first team football. Derek talks candidly about the perils of birds and booze that blighted his career and the reasons behind his behaviour. Derek explains how he found faith through football and why it became his ‘divine interception’.
Darren Ward is the 93rd speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Darren who hails from a family of four footballing brothers, speaks of his early career under the influence of Graham Taylor and subsequently after playing for four clubs in the capital…leaving for Wolves. The centre half also talks about his relationship with Mick McCarthy and how the pull to return home proved too much in ‘London calling’.
Ashley Hemmings is the 92nd speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Ashley speaks about growing up in Wolverhampton’s suburbs to being spotted by his boyhood club and subsequently making his debut as Wolves clinched the Championship title. The forward speaks honestly about how he could have done things differently and how he still relives the amazing memories in ‘Pendeford to Promotion’.
John Pender is the 91st speaker on the Wolf Whistle Podcast. In an emotional and powerful interview, John speaks about his start at Wolves and fantastic promotion-filled career over 602 games encompassing 6 promotions. John also speaks about his biggest battle away from the pitch as he talks about his MND diagnosis. Plenty of smiles, tears and laughs in ‘The strength of the Wolf’.
A quick podcast to announce our last few Tales from the Tape special edition books. The book has sold over 1200 copies and raised over £20,000 for charity. The few we have remaining are signed by 27 of the former players and managers on the chapter page and come in a presentation box with a certificate. A minimum £80 donation to either one of our charities …and they make a great Christmas present! Thank you for your continued support.
Bob Coy is the 90th speaker on the Wolf Whistle Podcast. Bob speaks about being a bluenose and being courted by Wolves, who stole his heart and gave him his debut in the old First Division. Bob speaks about the mood at the club at the time, his team-mates, managers and how he lived his dream becoming a professional footballer. Bob is ‘Coy of the Wanderers’.
Darren Wright is the 89th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Darren speaks of the honour it was to make his bow for his hometown club following his step up through the ranks from youth team to first team. Darren tells of how he made his debut …on what turned out to be his solitary game for the club and also speaks of the game that ended his career …and the one that nearly ended his life in ‘Home is where the heart is’.
Matt Hill is the 88th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Matt speaks about his infamous debut for his hometown club Bristol City …vs Wolves in a 6-1 defeat, more renowned for the massacre of the mascots. Matt speaks about his move to Wolves and gracing the Premier League following the 08-09 Championship winning campaign. Matt also speaks about his cousin who played for Wolves and his children hopefully following in his footsteps in …‘it’s a family affair’.