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Liverpool programme dedicated to Slater

Wolves pay tribute to Wolves’ FA Cup winning captain of 1960, Bill Slater CBE in Monday’s official matchday programme for the visit of Liverpool.

Bill sadly passed away prior to Christmas and Wolves will remember his life and career before the FA Cup meeting at Molineux.

Inside the programme are tributes from former journalists Steve Gordos and David Instone, as well as thorough look at his Wolves Museum display and role in forming the Wolves Former Players Association.

The front cover art has been superbly painted by Louise Cobbold and depicts Slater lifting the 1960 FA Cup for Wolves. 

The Bill Slater tribute is one of a number of special, one-off pieces inside the FA Cup edition of the programme, which remains at 116 pages.

There’s an exclusive interview with former Sporting and Portugal national team coach, Leonel Pontes, who is now working with some of Wolves’ stars of the future at FC Jumilla.

Also, we hear from the likes of Ryan Bennett, Scott Golbourne and Richard Stearman, as well as looking back on what was a memorable 2018 for the football club.

Features inside include:

  • Pre-match words from Nuno Espirito Santo, Conor Coady, Laurie Dalrymple and Kevin Thelwell, as Wolves begin their FA Cup campaign.
  • An extensive look at the opposition, who sit top of the Premier League, including the thoughts of Liverpool Echo reporter, James Pearce.
  • The fan section hears the stories of one particular Wolves supporters and also boats a fan gallery from Wolves’ journey back in the Premier League.
  • There's a full Academy part, featuring columns from Rob Edwards and Gareth Prosser, and Pontes’ thoughts on the Jumilla partnership.
  • The history section features a four-page Foz’s Favourites, where he reflects on the magical FA Cup run of 1960, which finished with Slater lifting the cup.
  • The retro programme comes from that final against Blackburn Rovers – 16 pages from the official programme from the old Wembley Stadium.
  • Hot Topics comes from Bennett, Niall Ennis and James Davies – three Wolves personalities who share their thoughts of the FA Cup.
  • There’s a look back on the good work which went on with Wolves Women and Wolves Foundation during 2018.
  • Stearman provides the Last Word, reflecting on a famous day from 2017 as the defender helping Wolves to FA Cup victory at Anfield.

All this and much more is available in Monday’s programme for just £3.50 from around Molineux.

Previous editions of the programme are available to purchase online here.

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