Hayward and his kind – a breed that’s all but disappeared

Wolves fans recently bid farewell to Jack Hayward, the local businessman who rescued the club he supported as a boy and helped to lift out of the mire. Hayward, who died aged 91, represented the old type of club chairman and benefactor, the local man who wanted to put something back into the institution that captured his imagination in his youth. There have been plenty of them in football down the years – Jack Walker at Blackburn and Burnley’s Bob Lord spring to mind. And there are others who helped prop-up ailing clubs in their time of need – Ken … Continue reading Hayward and his kind – a breed that’s all but disappeared