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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 August, 2004, 11:34 GMT 12:34 UK
Wolves' cult heroes
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Steve Bull has been voted Wolverhampton Wanderers' all-time cult hero by the club's fans.

Bull won with 79% of the vote, ahead of fellow Wolves legends Derek Dougan and Dave Wagstaff.


Pound for pound the greatest player to play for Wolverhampton Wanderers at a cost of just 65,000. The striker who netted 306 times to shatter the club's scoring record total, once with a seasonal tally of 52 goals. Also represented England as a player in the old division 3. He is the definitive cult hero of Wolverhampton and the hero of three generations of fans spanning 1986 to 2001.
Craig Beale.

He helped to cheer up a whole city during the late 80s and early 90s. Wolverhampton's coat of arms states 'Out of Darkness cometh light' and he alone helped lift the darkness at that time and made everybody associated with Wolverhampton Wanderers smile again. It is such a pity that he was not on the pitch when we made it to the 'promised land' but every Wolves fan at Cardiff had a smile on their face and thought of 'Bully' when that final whistle went at 4.45pm on May 26th 2003.
Steve Adams.

I absolutely have to put him in. He makes me smile out of pride - for his loyalty to the club, his speed (when young), his 50+ goals in two seasons (many so fast that I missed them through blinking at the wrong moment), plus also his poor control, his aggression and passion. I remember the Newcastle game on Boxing Day one year. Several plane loads of fans went up to the game, Bully scored four goals. Also, off the pitch no-one could understand him. I remember him fumbling through an episode of Question of Sport. I remember when he scored against Scotland. I was a student and being ripped apart for supporting a lowly team such as Wolverhampton, and when he came on the pitch I stood up and proclaimed that Bully would score, to much laughter. They soon shut up.
Dave Bailey

Scored vast amounts of goals for the club and the player who I started to watch Wolves as a child just to see. He stopped my flirtations with Liverpool as a kid and made me become a proper football team supporter, rather than a potential armchair fan who simply supports the best team of the moment. (sorry Man U fans!)
Paul Ashwin

Because he showed pride and devotion to Wolves at a level that Henri Camera wouldn't be able to understand. When he got the ball people would already be celebrating a goal before he'd even shot. A true Black Country local hero.
Eddie Brown

Purely because he was my childhood hero, whom I was lucky enough to meet on one occasion. He was/is the most prolific goalscorer the club has ever seen and also, if I'm right - correct me if I'm wrong - the only Wolves player ever to score against Scotland (one for Mr. Hansen there). An absolutely electric player, he was definitely one to 'pull one out of the hat' and never failed to single-handedly raise a crowd to their feet in a desolate, dark, damp, December stadium thereafter.
Paul DR Stimson

Bully had the fans on the edge of their seats with his sheer strength and ability to find the back of the net. He is still a folk hero amongst all Wolves fans and the fact one of the stands has his name speaks volumes. His loyalty to Wolves is renowned and a rarity in footballers these days. I remember seeing him play for England at Wembley and I was amazed how many Wolves fans turned up to see him play. How I wish Wolves could find another Steve Bull!
Mike Buckmaster

To vote for Steve Bull text BULL to 81111.


The Doug was actually the reason at the age of about 6 that I started supporting Wolves. Having supported QPR for whatever reason, I decided to change when they got relegated and having no geographical alliance I picked the team that Derek Dougan played for. As with all good strikers they need a partner and his understanding with John Richards proved very fruitful. I certainly don't blame Dougan for the club's problems when he was Chief Executive, though in a lot of peoples' eyes it obviously tarnished an otherwise great career with Wolves.
Roy Foster.

The Doog, big character off and on the pitch. Good goalscorer too.
Warren Roberts.

Great player with a terrific sense of humour. I remember him waiting for a corner to be taken at QPR when being marked by Terry Mancini. He kissed Terry on his bald head and even Terry laughed.
Michael Peppiatt

He loved and was loved by the Molineux North Bank. I vividly remember his entry onto the pitch at Molineux sporting a 'skinhead' hairstyle the roar that greeted this was unbelievable.
Robert White.

Hard hitting centre forward always played with a smile on his face, and not a bad goalscorer to boot, perfect partner to John Richards.
Paul Beeston

The Doog was a top entertainer, loved by all the fans...what more can you say?

Smashing guy...good in the air...and a damned excellent centre forward.
Ernest, Malta.

The Doog....elegant and intelligent.
David Hales.

Flamboyant Irishman, played to the crowd and the crowd responded. Scored typical debut goal at Molineux, a cheeky back-flick and volley. Went on to score a hat-trick. Idolised in his time playing for Wolves.
David Walters.

Popular on TV during the 1970 world cup and is even forgiven for his involvement with the Bhatti Brothers.
Paul Haynes

One of the scruffiest looking Wolves players of all time, but what a talent.

Helped make John Richards, a good player, look even better with the tireless work up front. A form John never really found after Derek retired.
Barry Steadmans

The Doug saved Wolves. OK the brothers almost killed off one of our greatest clubs but he still meant well.
Darren Barnes

To vote for Derek Dougan text DOUGAN to 81111.


Left wing wizard who should have won more caps, he could put the ball on a sixpence and also had a great shot that got him some spectacular goals - the Doog once said that it was down to Waggy for his and John Richards' success in front of goal.
John Davies

I remember as a kid standing in the enclosure at Wolves, Dave scored a goal from the halfway line. He skimmed and turned a number of players (as he always did) before seeing the goalkeeper off his line, hitting the ball, which carried like a cross and then dipped over the goalkeeper into the net. Who were Wolves playing? I cannot remember, but I've never forgotten that shot or Dave's skill of beating opponents on the wing.
Mark L

Waggy joined Wolves on Boxing Day 1964 (my birthday). He was a tormentor of full backs and his cross-field wing-to-wing passing was wonderful to behold. I don't think he ever tucked his shirt in to his shorts. He was another player never given the international recognition he deserved.
Robert White

A brilliant left winger in the days of Ramsey's wingless system. The best left footed player I have seen.
David Crowe

He could turn on a sixpence! His hairstyle made him unique....quite a good player.
Ernest, Malta

Mesmeric left-winger - and a character !!!
Chris Crump

To vote for Dave Wagstaff text WAGSTAFF to 81111.

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