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Collectible cards from glam era of the Wolves

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

  • Steve Daley

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IN recent weeks we've featured some 1970s collectible cards of local footballers and now we have a few more from the gold and black half of the Black Country.

These cards have been sent in by Mark McIntyre, who now lives in Llanymynech, Powys, but was born in Tipton Road, Dudley. He still returns regularly to his homeland to watch non-league football and his great-uncle was James McIntyre, who had a long career in football in the early 20th century. He played for Witton Albion, Darlaston and Wednesbury Old Athletic before joining Walsall in 1901, then playing for Notts County, Reading and Coventry City. In the 1920s and '30s he managed Southampton, Coventry and Fulham.

We're sure Wolves fans will remember these star players of the 1970s.

Their pictures are a reminder of the era when footballers were not the preening prima donnas of today. There is a rough and ready quality to the photos – Derek Parkin poses with his track suit top casually dumped on the ground while Alan Sunderland sports a fine black eye.

What are your memories of 1970s football in the Black Country? Contact editor@blackcountrybugle.co.uk or write to Bugle House, 41 High Street, Cradley Heath, B64 5HL.

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