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6:00pm Thursday 18th April 2013


Ton-up Whatmore boosts Wanderers survival hopes

9:50am Thursday 7th April 2011

30 YEARS AGO: AFTER weeks of anxiety, Bolton Wanderers were starting to look a safe bet for Division Two survival after a 3-2 win at Cambridge United.

Sporting Memories

9:30am Thursday 24th March 2011

10 YEARS AGO FOR once, time ran out on Wanderers when they failed to beat the transfer deadline in their ambitious bid to sign Senegal international Djibril Diawara on loan from Torino.

Blues finally lure Bell away from the Shakers

9:40am Friday 18th March 2011

45 YEARS AGO AFTER months of denying they were ready to sell Colin Bell and insisting, specifically, that they would not be doing any business with Manchester City, Bury buckled at the 11th hour and sold Bell . . . to City.

Sporting Memories: Big Sam in the frame to take over England job

9:20am Thursday 10th March 2011

FIVE YEARS AGO: THE whole affair was being conducted under a veil of secrecy but no one at the Reebok Stadium or the Football Association was denying widespread reports that Sam Allardyce had been interviewed for the England manager’s job.

Sporting Memories: Fans vent fury after derby shame

6:20pm Thursday 3rd March 2011

15 Years Ago THEY had been ridiculed as a laughing stock, contemptuously dismissed as whipping boys and were smarting after a humiliating 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United.


4:20pm Thursday 24th February 2011

20 Years Ago KENNY Dalglish dropped a king-sized bombshell by retiring as manager of Liverpool.

Sam ready to turf out worrying pitch

9:20am Thursday 10th February 2011

10 YEARS AGO: Sam Allardyce was the latest victim of the curse of the Manager of the Month award.

Sporting Memories: Busby’s United make hard work of beating Benfica

7:00pm Thursday 3rd February 2011

45 Years Ago MANCHESTER United’s hopes of a place in the last four of the European Cup were hanging in the balance after they beat Benfica 3-2 at Old Trafford in the first leg of a quarter-final that had the pulses racing.

Looking Back

3:00pm Thursday 27th January 2011

25 Years Ago LITTLE more than a month after arriving at Burnden Park as Wanderers’ player-manager, Phil Neal decided to take a look at the situation from the sidelines instead of from the heart of the defence – and saw Tony Caldwell, Graham Bell and George Oghani score in a 3-1 beating of title-chasing Walsall.


3:10pm Thursday 6th January 2011

5 YEARS AGO SAM Allardyce announced he would not speak to BBC Radio Five Live in a furious response to his Bolton team being labelled “ugly” by controversial commentator Alan Green.

Sporting Memories: Burnden host for crisis talks

3:40pm Thursday 30th December 2010

40 Years Ago BURNDEN Park was the venue for a summit meeting of nine of Lancashire’s so-called “town” clubs who were desperately looking for solutions to their mounting financial problems.

Big-spending Blues told no deal

3:40pm Thursday 23rd December 2010

45 years ago

Wanderers in dirty protest at Tranmere

4:44pm Wednesday 25th August 2010

10 Years Ago THE lingering feud between Bolton Wanderers and Tranmere Rovers took a bizarre twist when Sam Allardyce’s Whites took their grievance to a new level with a dirty protest at Prenton Park.

SPORTING MEMORIES: Buzzing Lancashire close in on grand slam

3:40pm Thursday 29th July 2010

20 Years Ago


2:30pm Thursday 15th July 2010

10 Years Ago

SPORTING MEMORIES: Bobby’s boys play fair at Italia 90

4:50pm Thursday 8th July 2010

BOBBY Robson ended his reign as England manager with a trophy – but it was not the World Cup the nation craved for.

SPORTING MEMORIES: Lee is Allardyce’s big summer surprise

4:24pm Wednesday 30th June 2010

5 Years Ago

Pele sinspires Brazil to World Cup glory

3:50pm Thursday 24th June 2010

40 YEARS AGO: Brazil confirmed their status as football’s mightiest nation by winning the World Cup for the third time – taking the Jules Rimet Trophy for keeps.

England are rocked by Robson's injury blow

9:50am Thursday 17th June 2010

20 YEARS AGO: As the door appeared to close on Bryan Robson’s World Cup, Paul Gascoigne stepped up to the plate to assume the key role in England’s midfield.

US-bound McGinlay says a sad farewell

2:20pm Thursday 3rd June 2010

IT was a reluctant farewell and, for many of his Bolton fans, the end of a glorious era, but John McGinlay finally called time on his pursuit of a footballing job in England by announcing he was heading for the United States.

Lee is Allardyce's big summer surprise

3:28pm Wednesday 30th June 2010

ALL the transfer speculation centred on who Wanderers would sign as cover for goalkeeper Jussi Jasskelainen but by far the most significant signing of the summer so far was that of Sammy Lee – the man Sam Allardyce recruited as assistant manager following Phil Brown’s departure.

Kidd in at Burnden as Reid future is in limbo

3:10pm Thursday 27th May 2010

THEIR top-flight dream was over and they were contemplating life back in football’s second tier, but Bolton Wanderers showed they still had a certain pulling power when they beat a number of rivals to secure the signature of Everton’s top scorer Brian Kidd.

Diouf is on Whitess radar ahead of Euro campaign

9:00am Thursday 20th May 2010

FIVE YEARS AGO: The dust had hardly settled on Wanderers’ most successful Premiership season, but moves were already well advanced to strengthen their hand for their first venture into Europe.

SPORTING MEMORIES: Rioch tells fans to turn Burnden into a cauldron

3:30pm Thursday 13th May 2010

15 Years Ago

Neal's men go through to play-off semi-final

8:20am Thursday 6th May 2010

20 YEARS AGO: IT was all so unnecessary in the final reckoning but Wanderers were not to know it as they lived on their nerves for 90 scoreless minutes of their final match of the season at Swansea.

Burnden star in row over home move

5:40pm Thursday 29th April 2010

50 years ago

SPORTING MEMORIES: Trouble in Storer for local hero

3:00pm Thursday 15th April 2010

NERVES frayed and tempers boiled over as the Division Three promotion battle reached fever pitch.

Whites back on track for place in Europe

9:10am Thursday 8th April 2010

FIVE YEARS AGO: Sam Allardyce threw down the gauntlet to his Bolton players after a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool put a serious dent in their already slim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Wembley agony as Macca turns on the style

10:40am Thursday 1st April 2010

15 YEARS AGO: Bolton Wanderers’ first major cup final appearance for 37 years ended in Wembley heartbreak for Bruce Rioch’s Whites and their army of supporters.

Positive move to combat negative football

3:10pm Thursday 25th March 2010

45 Years Ago

SPORTING MEMORIES: Nat voted all-time greatest Wanderer

2:40pm Thursday 18th March 2010

5 Years Ago

SPORTING MEMORIES: Cup glory night lifts the town and club

2:30pm Thursday 11th March 2010

15 Years Ago

SPORTING MEMORIES: Wanderers promotion push hit by Wyn blow

4:50pm Thursday 4th March 2010

45 Years Ago

Big Sam's men on course for Europe

7:30am Thursday 25th February 2010


Sporting Memories

10:40am Thursday 18th February 2010

FIVE YEARS AGO: Another new star is about to light up the international scene for England but, unfortunately, he is another South African.

SPORTING MEMORIES: League was Ridding’s priority

5:28pm Wednesday 20th January 2010

45 Years Ago

End of an era for Whites as Nat forced to hang up boots

9:30am Thursday 14th January 2010

SPORTING MEMORIES 50 Years Ago NAT Lofthouse reported for duty at Burnden Park — just as he had done for two decades — but this time was different.

Sam starts to cast Reebok spell

3:40pm Thursday 7th January 2010

10 Years Ago

Neal's Whites are riding high

6:00am Thursday 31st December 2009


Pressure grows as ctirics round on Ferguson

8:40am Thursday 10th December 2009

20 Years Ago HOW much longer can Alex Ferguson remain manager of Manchester United?

SPORTING MEMORIES: Spitting row puts Diouf’s future in doubt

4:30pm Thursday 3rd December 2009

5 Years Ago

Taylor calls for end of Premier League

8:40am Thursday 26th November 2009


Double cup exit blow for Neal's brave Whites

4:03pm Wednesday 18th November 2009

20 Years Ago PHIL Neal had a job on his hands lifting spirits at Burnden Park after Wanderers crashed out of two cup competitions in the space of four days.

SPORTING MEMORIES: Parry in, Hopkinson out for England

6:00pm Thursday 12th November 2009

50 Years Ago

SPORTING MEMORIES: Gartside and Allardyce in to begin new Whites era

4:40pm Thursday 5th November 2009

Ten Years Ago

Oghani’s costly derby goal blitz suits McGovern

11:50am Thursday 22nd October 2009

25 years ago

SPORTING MEMORIES: Sam quits County for Bolton return

2:10pm Thursday 15th October 2009

10 Years Ago

Thompson to leave Burnden

4:20pm Thursday 8th October 2009

20 Years Ago

Okocha targets Whites legacy

2:40pm Thursday 1st October 2009

WANDERERS were fourth in the Premiership and, quite understandably, there was a was a feelgood factor around the Reebok.

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