We received the tragic news yesterday that our friend Steve Biles (Brompton Wolf) had passed away.
Steve was a valued and prolific member of Wolves Blog with nearly 5,000 contributions since he joined the pack in 2011.
I had the privilege of sharing his company on a number of occasions over the years and always found him to be a kind man with an infectious and effervescent personality.
Many in our community got to know him much better and counted Steve as a close friend. I’m sure they will all add their own personal tributes and memories below.
But on behalf of Wolves Blog, we want to send our sympathies to all of Steve’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
Rest easy mate.
Steve Biles – 1957-2023
London wolves loyal
Me and Witley were having beers with him only a couple of weeks back
The Arsenal game it was.
I just can’t believe it. Such good bloke and a proper Wolves supporter .
I …we , will miss him greatly . Gutted
Met Steve a few times over the years, really great and genuine bloke. RIP mate and my sympathies to all his family.
Bet he and CFH are causing some havoc somewhere
Totally gutted! Loved Steve to bits, always had a hug and a kiss off him whenever I saw him. Will miss him.
RIP Brompton x
Top, top man. Kind, caring, compassionate and a great laugh who loved Wolves.,
Picture taken outside Barnsley’s Oakwell ground early 2018 – we had had a largely liquid lunch in a nearby pub which helped prepare us for the rather drab 0-0 game that followed.
Great photo Bedford, this brought back memories as this was the exact game where I met Brompton, and in said pub .
I called to him in passing at the pub, he said “ did you recognise me from the blog, my names not Brompton, it’s just where I live, it’s Steve.
Lovely chap, rip Steve .
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had one of those minutes of applause at the Liverpool game ( around the appropriate minute to match his age) which would probably be mid second half, you know, just after our second goal.
I still can’t come to terms with Steve’s passing.
Such a sweet, vibrant and positive personality. And a serial Prediction League winner.
I count him as one of the best mates that Sue and I have made since we first became involved with this special blog.
And our thoughts go out to lovely Jill and the whole family.
His effervescent presence will be sorely missed on the blog, during a cosy after match pint and at any future Bloggers’ Ballbashes.
And walking from Dougie’s house across West Park to Molineux on a match day will never be the same again.
Cheers Steve mate.
Fond memories of a lovely man. Had some great times home and away and like Bedders said earlier, in the pub at Barnsley was one to remember, as was sitting next to him at Manchester City when we very nearly knocked them out of the League Cup. Most Saturdays when the Wolves were at home, despite how far he had to drive, he would ring to see if we wanted him to divert to Newark and give us a lift.
Gone but never to be forgotten.
Very sad to hear this. Steve was a great contributor to this blog. My condolences to his family and friends
Stevie boy, fond memories of loads of home and away games, say hello to CFH for us.
You were a true gent, always willing to travel hundreds of miles to shout the boys on.
Enjoyed getting you tickets for the games and sharing drinks and meals with you.
Jenny and I will miss you greatly.
Shocked doesn’t even come close.
Always a joy to meet up with him either pre or post match or at one of the Bloggers Bashes. He always seemed upbeat and positive and his effervescent nature definitely rubbed off on those around him.
It’s hard at the moment to take in this awful news. Just doesn’t seem right somehow.
Sincerest condolences to all his family and friends.
We’re shocked to the core to hear this sad news about our lovely Blogger friend Brompton Wolf.
Steve was so passionate about Wolves that he often would message on Facebook about 8:30 that he was leaving North Yorks to travel to home games… meet up and have a coffee or a pint with his fellow bloggers…. away games too and how dedicated to travel to the Play Off final v Sheff Utd without a ticket with the determination to ‘do the business’ at the ground.
We’ve made lots of memories with you Steve … and you’ve made lots of friends….. you’ll never be
forgotten… rest peacefully.
Our thoughts go to Jill and his family..
Lots of love from Lilian and Mike. Xx
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
I don’t think I ever met the chap. . But it is clear that he was much loved and a true Wolf. OODCL.
I didn’t know Steve, as I’m a relative late contributor to this blog, but I feel the emotion of his passing here.
This is a wonderful tribute to the man who so obviously loved WWFC to his core.
RIP Steve Biles.
I never knew Steve or his family.
As the same age as Steve (1957) and with a wife called Jill I have been preparing for my OAP pension and bus pass for over 2 months, something Steve and his family will never get to enjoy.
It just brings it home how fragile we all are.
My thoughts are with his wife and family.
I’m still stunned by the sad news yesterday. As is my better half, Barbara.
We used to look forward to meeting up with Steve at our house and then walking through West Park to Molineux, prematch. Whether or not we saw him back at ours was sometimes subject to how Wolves played.
We are grateful to some good memories, courtesy of Steve. The one that sticks in my mind is the 2017 Bloggers’ Ball he organised at A Park View hotel, with Steve Daley and Willie Carr present.
RIP Steve and condolences to Jill and family.
Lots of love, Dougie and Barbara
Met Steve through the blog a few years ago seen him at games all over the country always impressed with his permanent broad grin and optimism, trouble was he didn’t often speak to me he was always chatting to Mrs Lowves!!.
Driving back from a game at Newcastle, Stuwolf, Jen and us called into Brompton Towers, and spent a pleasant few hours with him drinking tea and eating his wife’s home made cake. Lovely man, one of the old school that the blog was built on and is sorely missing.
Never had the honour or privilege of meeting face to face. But, the comments on here say it all.
Sad news. All of us at an age, where it hits home.
Condolences to his family and the bloggers who knew him.
We’ve just heard that the funeral service will be at 2.30pm on 21 February at Maple Park Crematorium, Thirsk. More details to follow.
Really sad news and some lovely comments.
My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Just checked in the see if Liverpool preview was posted and ….this is simply awful news. I only got to meet with Steve on my annual pilgrimages to last home games . A pint or two at the Park View ahead of the games was one of the trip highlights … there’s a gap now that will never get filled. Such a wonderful man.
Stop all the clocks….
RIP Brompton I’ll miss you correcting my spelling mistakes
He followed my own web site and his opinion was allways relevant.
A very true Wolves supporter indeed.Fanatical.