This is YOUR blog spot

This is the Wanderers Blog Spot where fans can get their views on Wanderers published online by The Bolton News after matches, with one selected for Monday’s paper within The Wanderer supplement. Keep your contribution under 350 words and please keep your views balanced, fair and constructive. Blogs should be sent as early as possible after matches, and no later than 1pm on Sunday, to marc.iles@theboltonnews.co.uk Please include your full name, where you are from, and which stand you watched the game from (if you were there) at the bottom of your blog.

Getting harder to earn a crust at Wanderers

4:25pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

MY first visit to Tranmere Rovers for about 35 years ended in disappointment, although it didn’t start too badly as the pies were only £2.50p! Add a couple of cans of John Smiths and that was my tea after a dash to Birkenhead after work, writes Alan Houghton.

Pies, pints and

10:47am Thursday 8th August 2013

IT was a second trip to Shrewsbury in almost as many weeks, past Percy Thrower’s Garden Centre on a balmy August evening to see the Wanderers start on the road to Wembley, writes Alan Houghton.

FAN BLOG: Not much to warm the cockles at Derby

10:34am Thursday 21st February 2013

I'VE just about thawed out after a freezing night at Pride Park in Derby, writes Alan Houghton of Bradshaw.

FAN BLOG: Forest trip was hard and hungry work

12:04pm Sunday 17th February 2013

WE drove down to the Phoenix Park and Ride terminus, just off the A610 to get the Nottingham’s brand spanking new tram system into the centre and a short walk to the City ground, passing Meadow Lane and Trent Bridge on the way, writes Alan Houghton of Bradshaw.

BLOG SPOT: Ten out of ten for excitement

1:38pm Sunday 6th January 2013

I HAVE to be honest. I only decided to take my son Ethan too the game at the last minute. I am very pleased that I did! This was a very entertaining cup tie with two fully committed teams who really wanted the win, writes Paul Howard.

BLOG SPOT: Restoring cup pride

1:35pm Sunday 6th January 2013

FOR much of the 50 years that have been watching the Wanderers the FA cup third round day was always one of the highlights of the season, a day you looked forward to with renewed optimism and maybe a chance of glory.

BLOG SPOT: Learn from your mistakes

10:04am Tuesday 4th December 2012

I TRAVELLED to Blackburn on Wednesday night filled with trepidation and anxiety on what the game might hold, what I found was a genuine surprise after recent performances, writes Ryan Tierney.

BLOG SPOT: Don't try it again Dougie!

10:01am Tuesday 4th December 2012

LAST week, Dougie Freedman finally completed his move to Bolton Wanderers by moving into his office at the Euxton training ground, writes Tom Bartley.

BLOG SPOT: When will Marvin get his chance?

8:54am Sunday 2nd December 2012

HOW long will it take before Marvin Sordell gets a chance to show he's worth £3million, writes John Weathers.

FAN BLOG: Selections have got me nervous

8:43am Tuesday 27th November 2012

I'M sure I wasn't the only Bolton Wanderers fan scratching my head when the team line-ups were announced at Brighton, writes Emma Marsden.

FAN BLOG: What Dougie needs to do to turns draws into wins

8:41am Tuesday 27th November 2012

SINCE the arrival of Dougie Freedman and his management team we have seen a different Bolton Wanderers to the one from previous games, writes Ryan Tierney.

BLOG SPOT: Three-sy does in January, Dougie

12:09pm Sunday 11th November 2012

Statistics are facts which rarely lie and cannot go unnoticed, writes John Leather.

BLOG SPOT: Dougie makes an impression

12:44pm Friday 9th November 2012

IT may well be an exaggeration to say Dougie Freedman showed more tactical nous on Tuesday night than Owen Coyle did in his whole tenure as Bolton manager, but I doubt few would disagree with the point I’m making, writes Neil Coleman.

CHRIS PARR: Goodbye Owen and thanks for the memories

6:22pm Tuesday 9th October 2012

Chris Parr, who writes for well-known Wanderers podcast site www.themeninwhite.com gives his views on Coyle's departure.

BLOG SPOT: Hard to defend Coyle

8:59pm Monday 8th October 2012

I'M a 24 year old male from Standish in which supporting Wanderers over the years have proven difficult, writes Dan Walsh.

BLOG SPOT: Breaking up is never easy to do

8:55pm Monday 8th October 2012

FOLLOWING Saturday’s game, long after most fans had departed, we wandered up towards the nearest Tube station, and passed a stony-faced Phil Gartside on the way, writes Steven Thompson.

BLOG SPOT: How we should have hunted the Tigers

11:25am Tuesday 4th September 2012

IF you ever find yourself in a position of coming face to face with a tiger in Hull, the best thing is to not alert them to your presence, writes Aidan Brown .

BLOG SPOT: Can we really turn a corner under Coyle?

11:10am Tuesday 4th September 2012

LIKE many, I was cautiously optimistic when after the Gary Megson /Sammy Lee debacle Owen Coyle was appointed manager, writes Ian Clemmitt .

BLOG SPOT: Unpredictability rules

3:03pm Monday 27th August 2012

A WEEK into the new season and there is already too much to analyse, reflect on, gush over and fret about. Would I have it any other way? Probably not, writes Neil Coleman.

BLOG SPOT: Deadline days

3:00pm Monday 27th August 2012

WITH transfer deadline day approaching, I am going to look back at Wanderers ' previous few summer deadline day dealings, writes Sean Taylor of Leigh.

BLOG SPOT: A Word on Mark Davies

10:13am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Mark Davies is a player who has been linked with a move away from The Reebok all summer long. At first being touted with a move to Liverpool and now being heavily linked with a move to Swansea to replace the departed Joe Allen. Bolton fans opinions on Davies have been split right in the middle, some believing he is vital to our promotion challenge others feel if the money comes, sell, sell, sell.

BLOG SPOT: Were we up for it?

9:59am Sunday 19th August 2012

ANOTHER season filled with high expectations has been dramatically brought back to reality with an opening day defeat at the hands of our local rivals Burnley, writes Eddie Skelly of Horwich .

BLOG SPOT: Stats v Quality and Faith

4:26pm Friday 17th August 2012

IT suddenly appears that fateful final day at The Britannia Stadium is a fading memory, writes John Leather .

BLOG SPOT: What is it That We Support?

4:23pm Friday 17th August 2012

MY mum once said to me, “why do we love Bolton Wanderers so much?” Every answer I supplied she had a response that would shoot me down, writes Martin Eaton .

BLOG SPOT: Year of the Youngsters

4:16pm Friday 17th August 2012

THE one probable question that probable is on the lips of most Bolton fans is what will be the starting 11 for the first game against Burnley, writes Jack Cook of Rossendale.

BLOG SPOT: Highs and Lows of Being a Fan

4:13pm Friday 17th August 2012

FOOTBALL can relate to a story in numerous ways; a story will draw you in with paragraphs whilst football uses the parallel of our favourite team and the memories that keep us coming back for more, writes Liam Hatton of Horwich .

BLOG SPOT: Why Drop Isn't All That Bad

4:10pm Friday 17th August 2012

ON May 13 the defeat to Stoke confined Bolton’s relegation to the Championship, albeit in with a hint of controversy, writes Phil Walsh of Smithills .

BLOG SPOT: Relegation brought relief

4:07pm Friday 17th August 2012

After the final whistle sounded at the Britannia Stadium, I drifted out of my local pub in a daze, feeling a cocktail of different emotions, writes Neil Coleman of Radcliffe .

BLOG SPOT: Manager merry-go-round

4:05pm Friday 17th August 2012

OVER the last few years Bolton Wanderers has seen various changes in their management, writes Ryan Taylor of Leigh .

BLOG SPOT: Bright Futures at Wanderers

3:51pm Friday 17th August 2012

SAM Allardyce left Bolton's first team with a certain reputation, "Long ball specialists," writes Gary Yates from Blackrod.






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