Welcome back to The Buff, and a weird old week at Bolton Wanderers.

On one hand we had a defensive collapse in the cold at Shrewsbury Town and a pair of substitutions that had quite a few foaming at the mouth. And on the other, Ian Evatt's side brushed Manchester United* aside to claim their place in the Papa Johns Trophy quarter final, where we now know they will face Portsmouth at home.

Negotiate the highs and lows of the week with Marc Iles and Henry Hewitt along with all the top stories from the University of Bolton Stadium, courtesy of The Bolton News.

The postbag brings some intriguing questions about WWE wrestlers and, well, beards. You'll have to listen and find out.

Plus the boys give their predictions for this weekend's home game against Exeter City and whether being optimistic is just not the Wanderers way...

To book your place at Bolton Arena's Santa Dash on Sunday, December 18 and help raise money for Outreach UK, follow this link...



This season we’ll be running a special Fantasy Football League for listeners of The Buff – and will be dishing out monthly prizes, plus recruiting some special guests to play against from the world of Wanderers.

If you’d like to join - and it is never too late - follow the link below, pick your team and enter the league code.


League Code: 90eb76 Remember, it isn't just a podcast, it's The Buff Podcast. And we're here every Friday.

If you want to get in contact with the show, please email thebuffmail@gmail.com or tweet Marc on @MarcIles and @Henry__Hewitt  And please, please leave a review. We work hard to put these episodes out every single week, in-season and out, and the more feedback we get, the better the product. Having said all that, we are currently only accepting five-star ratings, as all the other ratings are broken. 

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