I know this is a Blues blog, and I know there is rivalry between ourselves and Wolves, but today I’d like to put that to one side.
The Wolves fans have lost someone who was the key in the turn around at Molineux. We all remember the days of the Wolves languishing in the bottom division with a ground that was basically falling down. Sir Jack helped change that. His finance, passion and commitment allowed the side to develop into a Premier League side as well as developing Molineux into the modern comfortable stadium it is today.
Sir Jack was also someone who was very generous. I didn’t realise, but listening to Pat Murphy’s tribute on BBC Radio 5 Live last night, apparently he donated to a number of places. These included donating to the Falklands to help redevelop their hospital after the Falklands war, he helped the preservation of Lundy Island and the SS Great Britain, and donated to the Battle of Britain London Monument. The final one is unsurprising, as Sir Jack was a fighter pilot during WW2.
So on behalf of the Blues fans associated to Joys and Sorrows, I’d like to offer my condolences to everyone associated to Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club and to Sir Jack’s family and friends.
RIP Sir Jack.