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A proportion of proceeds from a new book charting Wolverhampton Wanderers’ impressive title-winning season will be donated to Cure Leukaemia.
Well-respected Midlands journalist and lifelong Wolves fan Dave Harrison, who was once Wolves’ correspondent for the Express & Star before going on to work for the national print media, has penned ‘Nuno Had A Dream’, the story of a sensational season as promotion was secured to the Premier League.
Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with leukaemia weeks before the start of the season, which inspired both the club’s players and fans, and has now prompted Dave and the book’s publishers to make this generous gesture.
“I set out to write the book when it became clear that it was going to be quite a revolutionary season at Wolves,” he says.
“I know we had won promotion to the Premier League before but this time it felt different.
“There was clearly a new culture developing – both in terms of financial outlay and the style of football which was unfolding on the pitch.
“It became a real labour of love, researching and obtaining the views of fans.
“As for the donation to Cure Leukaemia, that was a suggestion I put to the publishers St David’s Press and they jumped at the idea without hesitation.
“They shared my view that Carl’s brave reaction to his diagnosis was an inspiration and a worthy cause to which the fans of the club and purchasers of the book could support.”
Good news arrived at the end of the season when Carl revealed he is now in remission, and he then followed up by announcing his retirement from playing as he embarks on the next chapter of his life.
Nuno Had A Dream is a 160-page publication with over 100 photos from Wolves’ club photographer Sam Bagnall, many of which have not previously been seen.
Retailing at £14.99, it is available at many bookshops, the Wolves Megastore at Molineux, and via Amazon.