IT has been a unique season in Bolton Wanderers’ history with plenty to talk about.

Starting the year sitting 15th in League Two, Ian Evatt’s side would drop as low as 21st before mounting an incredible run for promotion post-January window.

That fine run of late-season results was achieved without a single paying fan in the stadium thanks to the ongoing Covid situation – but the celebrations after victory at Crawley on the final day will never be forgotten.

Supporters finally returned over the summer to see a Bolton team brimming with confidence and playing a bright new style of football. But a return to League One has not been a story of real highs and lows, and after a strong start Evatt’s side finished the year with a debilitating run of injuries, which bit hard into performances and results.

Following Bolton is never dull, and we invited three Wanderers fans on a special live stream to debate up the ups and downs of the last 12 months.

Press play on the link below to recap the debate.



Among the questions up for debate...

  • Who has been your Wanderers player of 2021?
  • What has been your favourite moment of the year?
  • Biggest disappointment?
  • Sum up BWFC's year in three words or less.
  • Where do you see Bolton finishing in May?

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"Join Marc Iles to discuss the highs and lows of Wanderers' year. Pose your questions and air your views here, your comments will appear live on the date of the next live stream. Feel free to send us your pictures too."

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From Ray Clegg

Who was your player of the year at Wanderers, and why?MJ has been the glue that has held us together at times.

What do you think was a low point this year?Stockport away

If you could sum up the Wanderers' year in three words or less...Bad few weeks