Isaac Okoronkwo is the 79th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Isaac told us about his upbringing in Nigeria and how he eventually got to achieve his dream of playing for his country and the pride that came with it. Isaac speaks of his move to Wolves on their first season in the Premier League in 2003/04 and how he never got the opportunity to play despite Wolves being in a relegation battle. Isaac eventually got his opportunity and explains why it was all ‘too little, too late’.
John Ward is the 78th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. John talks fondly of his time at Wolves where he was initially bought in as assistant manager under Colin Lee. John talks about his time at the helm when as caretaker manager he won three of his four games in charge ....then after Dave Jones became manager his role in helping Wolves achieve their dreams in winning the play off final. An honest account, John Ward is Taking good care of things’.
Ally Robertson is the 77th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Ally speaks passionately about his 18 year career at West Brom where he didn’t win a trophy ...to crossing the divide and join Wolves at the ripe old age of 34 ...winning 3 trophies in 4 years! Ally talks WBA, Wolves and Wembley and how much the resurgence of the club meant to him after leaving for the short trip down the M5. Ally takes us on a fantastic journey throughout his career which ended on a high in ‘crossing the divide’.
Shane Tudor is the 76th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Shane speaks of his humble beginnings in Wolverhampton as he sat in the South Bank to living his dream to,making his debut for the club he supported as a boy. Shane talks about how his career took off with huge expectation and got tragically cut short through injury at just 26 in ‘South Bank to subs bench’.
Jackie Gallagher is the 75th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Jackie speaks humorously about his career which saw him represent Wisbech in his teens,20s, 30s, 40s ...and 50s and getting treated by a vet for an injury! Jackie reminisces fondly about his time at Wolves including 3 medals in his 2 year spell and what that day at Wembley was like in 1988. ‘He’s big, he’s round ....he’s worth a million pound’.
Campbell Chapman is the 74th speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Campbell speaks of his unorthodox breakthrough in professional football as he followed in his fathers footsteps to make a career out of the game he loved. Campbell speaks about the ‘family affair’ that saw his dad Sammy manage Wolves and his brother Cavan represent the club also ...and how his career took him all over the world in ‘Football is my passport’.
Roger Eli is the 73rd speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Roger talks about his start at Leeds, his move to Wolves and finding his goal scoring boots at Burnley. Roger passionately discusses a career which took him to some huge clubs who weren’t quite on their uppers in a whistle-stop tour via China and Scotland. Roger laments on returning to Wolves as an opposition player being branded a ‘Wanderers Reject’ as he traces the footsteps,of his journey in ‘walking amongst giants’.
Brian Owen is the 72nd speaker on the Wolf Whistle Podcast. Brian talks passionately about a career in football which spanned over six decades as a player, coach and physio where he also played a part in the England set-up. Brian also talks of his unlikely signing for Wolves as a player coach where he turned from a flying winger into a centre half and how he joined up again with his first manager in the game, Bill McGarry. Brian tells all in ‘Jobs for the boys’.
Mark Atkins is the 71st speaker on the Wolf Whistle podcast. Mark tells us of his humble beginnings, facing Wolves in the old Fourth Division then winning the Premier League with Blackburn a few years later. Mark speaks of his move to Wolves and the highs and lows that it brought and why playing in so many different positions made him the ‘Jack of all trades’.
Ady Williams is the 70th speaker on the Wolf Whistle Podcast. Ady speaks about his royal start at Reading where he played in every position for his hometown club before joining Wolves. The Defender speaks about the excitement of his move which should have seen Wolves propel up the league table ...as he spent the majority on the treatment table. Ady speaks about the relationships with his managers and former team-mates and the disappointment on the FA Cup and Play-Off Semi Finals in ‘Given the royal treatment’.