Good as Gold is a celebration of our city and its industry, inspired by Bob Wiggin and the people of Wolverhampton.
Bob Wiggin grew up a stone’s throw away from Molineux at the now demolished 108 Waterloo Road. He got his first taste of football by sneaking in to watch Wolves home games when he was just 9 years old. He was instantly spellbound. At the time Wolves were one of, if not the best team in world football, blazing a trail for what later became the European Cup with a famous 3-2 victory against the talismanic Ferenc Puskás’s Honved, a game seen as so momentous it was unexpectedly broadcast live on BBC television. This rare televised game inspired a young George Best so much that he instantly became a Wolves supporter.
Bob’s heroes at this time included Peter Broadbent, Malcolm Finlayson and Ron Flowers, as he witnessed the later years of the most successful period in the club’s history, all from the kid’s pen on the North Bank.