Enjoy a Newspaper History of Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC was formed as St. Luke’s FC in 1877. The team emerged at St. Luke’s School in Blakenhall and they later merged with the Wanderers Cricket and Football Club. Wolves became founder members of the Football League in 1888 and won two FA Cups by the First World War. Stan Cullis took over as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1948 and he led the team to great success. Wolves won the FA Cup in 1949 and 1960, and the side won three First Division titles during the 1960s. Wolverhampton Wanderers took part in a succession of European floodlit friendlies in the 1950s. The club’s victory over the highly rated Honved was a particularly famous occasion, which contributed to the formation of the European Cup. Wolves enjoyed a great European campaign in 1972, reaching the UEFA Cup final. The club lost on this occasion, but Wolves won the League Cup twice during the next ten years.
Personalised Wolverhampton Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Wolverhampton Wanderers Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Wolves. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Wolverhampton Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Wolverhampton memorabilia collection.
Wolves Football Book Coverage
This Wolverhampton Football Book opens with the 1908 FA Cup final win over Crystal Palace. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Memorable stories in these Wolverhampton Football Books include the FA Cup final against Spurs in 1921, beating Leicester City 3-1 to win the FA Cup in 1949, and outplaying Blackburn Rovers at Wembley to win the FA Cup again in 1960. The Gift Book also features newspaper reports of Wolves becoming Division One champions in 1954 and 1958, beating Manchester City in the League Cup final of 1974 and winning the trophy again in 1980, with a win over Nottingham Forest. The Wolverhampton Books revisit some of the club’s most exciting high-scoring games, such as the 10-1 win over Leicester City in 1938, the 9-1 thrashing of Cardiff in 1955 and the 6-1 win over Chelsea and 7-0 victory against Portsmouth in 1958. The Gift Books also incorporate articles on top signings, including Hancock in 1946 and Andy Gray in 1979.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Wolves’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Wolverhampton Wanderers memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Wolverhampton Wanderers memorabilia or looking for other Wolverhampton gifts, why not consider our Wolves Calendar or Wolves Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of Wolves’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Wolverhampton fans. Other Wolves presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Wolves T-Shirts.
Finally – Did You Know?
- The club motto at Wolverhampton Wanderers is “Out of Darkness Cometh Light".
- When Wolves won the FA Cup in 1949, Stan Cullis became the youngest manager to win the competition on his first attempt.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers won the First Division title in 1954 by beating local rivals West Bromwich Albion in the final match of the season.
- In 1967, Wolves competed in the United Soccer Association League under the name ‘Los Angeles Wolves’. Eleven other British clubs competed in America and Wolves eventually won the championship by beating the ‘Washington Whips’ (Aberdeen FC).
- Wolverhampton Wanderers were founder members of the Premier League in 1992.