THE Buff Podcast is back with a special episode of hidden gems to keep your entertained on the way down to Bristol Rovers.

Marc Iles and Henry Hewitt are not picking through the headlines this week – but instead bringing you a couple of special guests.

Author Chris Evans joins us to talk about his brand new book – Total Belief – which charts the amazing journey of Bruce Rioch’s Wanderers in the early nineties.

And midfielder George Thomason makes his Buff debut, with a look back at his incredible rise from non-league football, the Keith Hill days, being a footballer in Covid and making himself a million-pound rated footballer who ‘could’ have been playing down in Bristol if he had accepted City’s offer.

We have your emails, there is a return for Danny Shittu, Who Are You has reached the letter T and there is talk of what would happen if we had footballing mosh-pits.

It is something different. A pick n Mix. But it’s well worth a listen!

If you are interested in sponsoring the podcast, or hearing more about our Wanderers Boost advertising package, please contact

Do you want to join our Buff Fantasy League this season? If so CLICK HERE  

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 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. 

Click BELOW to listen to the podcast direct on The Bolton News website.

The Buff is also available on Apple GoogleSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts if you wish to have the episode download straight to your phone or tablet every single week.


Get unlimited access to all our Wanderers coverage - including exclusive podcasts, columns, video streams and matchday extras by subscribing to The Bolton News HERE