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Wolves remember 'humble' goalkeeper

Bert Williams receives OBE Credit: PA

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed through their official Twitter page that the club's former goalkeeper, Bert Williams, has passed away at the age of 93.

Williams played for Wolves from 1945-1959 and helped the club win the First Division title in the 1953-54 season.

Wolves Chief Executive Jez Moxey said on the club website: “When you come and work for a club like Wolves, with all its illustrious history, it is a privilege to be able to meet some of the players who once helped make the club one of the very best in the world.

“And Bert was one of those who was right at the very top of that list.

“Such a humble character despite all his successes, Bert not only achieved so much during his time as a goalkeeper for Wolves, he gave so much back to the club after his career came to an end.

“The Wolves and football family are united in sadness at today’s news.

“However, nowhere more keenly will this loss be felt than with his family and friends and everyone at Wolves sends them our sincere condolences at this time.”

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Legendary Wolves and England goalkeeper passes away

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed through their official Twitter page that the club's former goalkeeper, Bert Williams, has passed away at the age of 93.

Williams played for Wolves from 1945-1959 and helped the club win the First Division title in the 1953-54 season.

He was also an England international and represented his country at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.

Rocker Plant to swap mic for football boots

Rock star Robert Plant will swap his microphone for football boots after bidding £900 to play in retired Wolves defender Jody Craddock's testimonial match next year.

Plant, who has been a lifelong Wolves fan, bid for the chance to play in the match at a fundraising dinner in Craddock's honour yesterday.

Rock star Robert Plant watches his beloved Wolves play in 2010 Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Among the 280 guests at the meal was former Wolves manager Mick McCarthy, who paid tribute to Craddock's style on the pitch.

Speaking at the event, McCarthy, now in charge at Ipswich, said:

Every manager in the country is looking for a defender who can head it and kick it - well, that's what he did.

He was the nicest fella off the pitch but horrible to play against, someone who would put his heart and soul into it on the field and I loved him for it.

In action: defender Jody Craddock plays for Wolves Credit: Nick Potts/PA

Defender Craddock called time on his career over the summer, and the fundraising meal was held in his honour.

All proceeds will add to a total of more than £8,000 raised for Birmingham Children's Hospital, where Craddock's son Toby has been treated for leukaemia.

The testimonial match will be held in May next year.

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Notts County to play Wolves as planned, bosses say

The Midland derby match between League One sides Notts County and Wolves will go ahead as planned on Saturday, club bosses have confirmed.

There had been questions over whether the match would have to be postponed due to possible international call-ups for both squads - but, following discussions between the sides, the fixture will be honoured.

Kick off will be at 3pm.

Men to pay for damage caused to Wolves training ground

Two men have been made to pay for damage caused at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ training ground after a wall at the Compton Park entrance was spray painted with graffiti.

Officers launched an investigation after a video was circulated through Facebook which showed a man spraying the wall with graffiti relating to a rival football club.

Two men, aged 28 and 38, admitted to causing the damage and officers contacted the club to discuss appropriate action.

Wolverhampton Wanderers agreed to allow the men to pay for the damage to be repaired and have accepted a written letter of apology from the vandals.

Police continue graffiti investigation at Wolves

West Midlands Police are continuing an investigation after graffiti was found across a wall at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ training ground yesterday.

Police are investigating following a formal complaint from the training ground Credit: Express and Star/West Midlands Police

The criminal damage is believed to have happened at the Jack Hayward training ground on Compton Park between Friday morning (November 1) and Sunday (November 3). Police understand the graffiti relates to a rival football club.

A police spokesman said: "We have received a formal complaint from the training ground and are investigating this as criminal damage."

"We are aware of a video that has been circulated via Facebook which allegedly shows a man spraying the wall with paint and I would urge the person who filmed this and the man in the video to come forward and speak to us before we come knocking on their door."

Graffiti found on wall at Wolves' training ground

Police have launched an investigation after graffiti was found across a wall at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ training ground.

The criminal damage is believed to have happened at the Jack Hayward training ground on Compton Park sometime between Friday morning (November 1) and Sunday (November 3).

Wolves have reported the graffiti to police Credit: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport

Police say the graffiti relates to a rival football club, and are investigating following a formal complaint by the training ground.

Police are also looking for information regarding a video posted on Facebook in particular.

PC Clay, from Staveley House, Wolverhampton, said:

"We are aware of a video that has been circulated via Facebook which allegedly shows a man spraying the wall with paint and I would urge the person who filmed this and the man in the video to come forward and speak to us before we come knocking on their door."

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