60 years since Stan Cullis’ Wolves defended their crown as champions of England, their heroics are remembered in the official matchday programme this weekend.
The special edition programme looks back on the sensational achievement as Wolves won the First Division championship for the third, and most recent, time to date.
Captain, Billy Wright CBE led Wolves to glory on the pitch and fittingly fronts the programmes, brilliantly painted with the First Division trophy by Louise Cobbold.
Inside are the memories of three surviving members of the group in Bobby Mason, Alan Jackson and Gwyn Jones, as well as a breakdown of the success, with newspaper cuttings and images from the time.
For the first time this season, two retro programmes will fill the souvenir edition, from crucial victories from April 1959 against Leicester City and Luton Town, while Foz’s Favourites and the squad’s pen pics add further content to the flashback.
As well as the 1959 content, on this season’s Foundation Fixture, the club’s official charity look at six of their proudest cases, while tributes to their good work run throughout the programme.
Other content inside Saturday’s programme includes:
- The thoughts of Nuno Espirito Santo, Conor Coady, Laurie Dalrymple and Kevin Thelwell ahead of Wolves’ return to Molineux.
- Nine pages on Brighton and the thoughts of Brighton Argus reporter, Andy Naylor regarding their survival hopes.
- Aside from the 1959 reflection, the usual history section also boats an In Focus with Robbie Dennison and Old Gold Club with Steve Daley.
- Hear from Rob Edwards, Darren Ryan and Aled Williams inside the latest Academy section, with the under-23s recording a big win over Stoke City.
- The Last Word comes courtesy from Guy Mowbray, BBC’s Match of the Day commentator, who sings the praises of many members of the Wolves squad.
The special souvenir edition is available for £3.50 from around Molineux pre-match. Previous editions of the programme are available online here.