Wolves Blog Postcard Stop #4 – Santiago, Chile

Just when I’d given up hope, the Wolves Blog Postcard has resurfaced. Colm in Santiago, Chile sent me the following:

colm santiago

Apologies, apologies, apologies! I have the post card. I received the card shortly before we left Chile as we are now back in the UK and the move has meant it slipped off MY personal radar.

Wolves Blog Chile 2

The two pictures on the rugby field are taken in the grounds of The Grange School, which is the poshest school in Santiago where I was the Principal of the Prep School and my two boys Fintan and Cormac attended. The blondest boy is one of their friends, Jose Miguel.

Wolves Blog postcard Chile

Although cloudy you can just make out the Andes mountains in the background. The other photo which has the card silhouetted is Cormac from the top floor of a hotel. You get a better view of the mountains in this one.

Chile postcardI am from the Dougan, Richards, Wagstaffe, Hibbitt & Munro era. My first game was in in 1973 – a home defeat to Ipswich Town.

Richards scored our goal and whilst we were pretty poor that day it wasn’t nearly as bad as the dismal 0-2 defeat by Ipswich last season which was my last live game and possibly one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen.

I live in Yorkshire at the moment but will hope to get to some games this season. In the middle of 2014 we are moving to South Korea and perhaps if I promise not to hide the card for several months like this time, you might let me take some photos from the Far East!

You can track the progress of the Wolves Blog Postcard and register your interest in receiving it on the dedicated section here.


  1. Thomas says:

    Thanks for this Colm. Better late than never mate 🙂

    I must admit I was expecting blazing sunshine, but is that complete ignorance on the climate in Chile this time of year?

    Not a bad backdrop for a school either.


  2. Declan says:

    Nice one dear brother! Great pics of the lads. Did David Johnson score for Ipswich on that day in 1973?


  3. theDOOGooder says:

    Nice to see the pictures Colm and to know the card hasn’t been claimed by some South American postman who happens to be a Wolves fan…..

    I wonder if there are any?

    One other thing.
    Are the Wolves really that bad that you have to keep moving half way around the world to avoid watching them?


  4. Actually Chile has glorious sunshine for most of the year. It was winter when I took the shots. Not sure about David Johnson goal. It tended to be him or sidekick Trevor Whymark. Thieving Wolves fan in Chile? I dunno but I was certainly the only one with a Wolves car sticker in my rear window.


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