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This cutting from the 60’s is a 1967 shot of the WWLSC chairman in full dress with Robert Goddard, Dave Slade Slape,  Willie Waldron, Sid Green, Martin Duckett, Dave Bell Chris Stonnell and other WWLSC fans in Molineux’s North Bank.  The article At Home? That’s Quite a Trip published 31st Jan 1968 read:


There are plenty of football fans who are keen enough to follow their favourite football team  through every match, home or away, throughout the season. But few for whom a home match means a journey over over 100 miles! Every Saturday a group of 35 lads board a train to travel throughout the country to follow the Wolves  Founded halfway through last football season, the team’s London Fan Club spare no expense to follow their idols and have been known to spend up to £8 to go to one match.  For each home match the group have a specially allocated corner in the North Bank at Molineux, and the picture shows Stuart Earl of Treville St London SW15 surrounded by the rest of the fans at a recent home game.  Why do they go to such great expense to to follow Wolves in preference to one of the top London clubs? “Because we think Wolves are the best team in the first division” said Stuart.  He added that the club was only going through a bad spell at present, and the fans were confident Wolves would be back on top form very soon. There are plenty of football fans who are keen enough to follow their favourite football team  through every match, home or away, throughout the season. But few for whom a home match means a journey over over 100 miles! Every Saturday a group of 35 lads board a train to travel throughout the country to follow the Wolves  Founded halfway through last football season, the team’s London Fan Club spare no expense to follow their idols and have been known to spend up to £8 to go to one match.  For each home match the group have a specially allocated corner in the North Bank at Molineux, and the picture shows Stuart Earl of Treville St London SW15 surrounded by the rest of the fans at a recent home game.  Why do they go to such great expense to to follow Wolves in preference to one of the top London clubs? “Because we think Wolves are the best team in the first division” said Stuart.  He added that the club was only going through a bad spell at present, and the fans were confident Wolves would be back on top form very soon.



Our first recorded member match though goes back a bit further when George Vincent went to the 8-3 thrashing of Chelsea in 1946 and the following year the 26th April - WW 6 Chelsea 4  George is pictured here with Life President John Richards




Although Dave Gilson remembers pre-war football













and 50 years on from Dave Slape’s first trip he was presented with an anniversary cake




LWFC 1977


The London Wolves Football team of 1977 (youtube link from Louis Rómulo  - click on the picture)

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.

Remembering Terry Peachey d 27/7/18 (7th from left back row)

 
























About London Wolves:

Founded in 1966, and the longest established Wolves Supporters’ Club,  when several members got together on the train to Wolverhampton, we are still  helping our over 300 members with reduced rate travel - our first coach was 22nd October 1966 to the home win against Plymouth.  We are looking forward to celebrating 50 years of supporting  Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - “THE WOLVES” - in 2016. Details here  If you are a Wolves fan based in the South of England (or anywhere else - we have members all over the world!)  why not join us?    

The teams for that first official LW match a 2-1 win with Ernie Hunt and Dave Woodfield scoring were in the programme.  The sub, Graham Hawkins, a terrace fan, then a player, later became a promotion winning manager.



















  Benefits of membership include:



Latest Travel news  is on the Travel page   Latest Wolves news homepage & Match Reports & pix on the matches pages


This article congratulating London Wolves on their support of the Wolves appears in the January 8th 2005 Sporting Star (the pink pages) following Wolves’ win over Millwall in the FA Cup. John presents a regular “fan’s eye view” in the Sporting Star - which used to be published at 5:30 on Saturdays and available on-line Sunday morning.  Details of how to subscribe to the Digital edition of the E&S follow the article.....

this article is Express & Star Newspapers’ copyright.   You can also get the full newspaper every day (or on the evening following matches if you don’t want them all) Monday to Friday from about 5.30pm here:  http://www.expressandstar.com































































Golden Moments from 50 Years of Supporting the Wolves Tim Spiers 2016 article Express & Star


http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/10/11/feature-golden-moments-from-50-years-of-supporting-wolves/


World Wide Wolves


In 2018 Wolves’ Alan Perrins announced a programme for supporters clubs around the world - World Wide Wolves and London Wolves were delighted to be the first club enrolled as World Wide Wolves - London.  Alan has opened a special area in the Steve Bull stand for the World Wide Wolves clubs visiting Molineux.  For access contact Stuart Earl.

An article in the December 5th 2018 programme (2:1 Premier League win over Chelsea) examined LW and others.   The programme also said happy birthday to Joey Feehan.