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Wolves book on target for £100,000 goal for Birmingham Children’s Hospital…

Submitted by on December 18, 2019 – 7:00 am |


They Wore The Shirt (Conor Coady)The second and final book charting the history of Wolverhampton Wanderers through their
iconic ‘Old Gold & Black’ shirts is set to net Birmingham Children’s Hospital a massive
£100,000.

‘They Wore the Shirt Volume II’, which is written by lifelong fan Steve Plant, is the biggest
book ever produced on the men from Molineux and covers the ups and down of one of the
founding members of the English Football League.

The latest edition is 320-pages and weighs an impressive 2.5kg and this time features the
takeover by Fosun and ends with the story behind Connor Coady’s shirt he wore when
leading the team out to their first European competition in nearly 40 years.

More than 1000 copies have already been sold and the author is hoping the remaining
books will be bought before Christmas, which will push the total raised through the
publications and celebration dinners past the £100k mark – with all the money going to
support children suffering from life threatening or limiting conditions.

“The last three years have been a fantastic time to follow Wolverhampton Wanderers and
we wanted to capture our rise back to where we belong by producing a second volume of
They Wore The Shirt,” explained Steve Plant, who embarked on his charity work in memory
of his Dad.

“We’ve put together an extra 100 pages, including photos of the shirts and the stories behind
them, covering our Championship-winning season, our FA Cup run and our successful
qualification to the Europa League. There’s even a section in there on the ‘Poppy Shirts’.”

“The feedback has been fantastic with Robert Plant simply saying ‘wow’, Steve Bull
remarking ‘it’s even better than the first book’ and Talksport commentator Adrian Durham
reflecting on ‘an absolutely amazing piece of work, pure art’.”

He continued: “Most importantly, we’re raising even more money for the heroes that work at
Birmingham Children’s Hospital so they can try to save even more lives. If we can get the
final copies sold, we should be able to deliver a great Christmas present to the charity.”

2020 copies of ‘They Wore The Shirt Volume II’ have been printed to mark the year the club
was founded and will be available to purchase online, at the Wolves Megastore and at a
number of local organisations.

Nuno Santo, the current manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, was the first person to
purchase the book and it has become essential reading for the players during the lead-up to
matches.

160 shirts were found and photographed in total, with the oldest replica shirt featured being
from 1908 and was discovered in a bric-a-brac shop in Alberta in Canada.

For further information, please visit www.theyworetheshirt.co.uk


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