Celebrate one of Wolves’ greatest ever success stories on the 100-year anniversary of Jack Addenbrooke’s retirement and passing with a bumper souvenir edition of the matchday programme on Wednesday evening.
It’s a story many know little about, that of Addenbrooke, who was a founder member of Wolverhampton Wanderers, but also reigned as the club’s longest-serving manager between 1885 and 1922, when he passed away exactly 100 years ago.
To mark the anniversary, for Wolves’ penultimate Molineux fixture of the season, a special edition 116-page programme is now available, taking supporters back in time to the start of the club’s journey, when Addenbrooke was playing an integral role.
During that era, Addenbrooke was responsible for Wolves’ first two FA Cup wins in 1983 and 1908, and led the club to three further finals, before being awarded an English Football League long-service medal in 1909.
Programme cover designer Ed Robinson has once again created an eye-catching wraparound front and back, which features Addenbrooke himself, with the backdrop of Molineux more than 100 years ago, when he was in charge at the club.
Inside, 14 pages have been dedicated to Addenbrooke’s story, to help supporters learn how the foundations of this historic football club were laid, and we look at the success which followed, thanks to those early years.
Along with the special edition content, supporters will also find an in-depth interview with young defender Rayan Ait-Nouri, as well as features with Conor Coady and Jonny.
As always, Coady also provides his pre-match thoughts, as do head coach Bruno Lage and club legend Steve Bull, while there’s updates from Wolves Women, Wolves Foundation, Wolves Academy and much, much more.
The special edition 116-page programme, priced at £5, is a must have for any Wolves supporters, and is available at shop.wolves.co.uk now, at the Megastore or around and inside Molineux ahead of Wednesday’s Manchester City clash.