IT might be pre-season but here at The Buff don't believe in putting our feet up.

Spread over a lung-bursting 82 minutes, we bring you bang up to date with all the latest news at Bolton Wanderers and the headlines from The Bolton News, as told by the people who wrote the stories.

Sharon Brittan has given us all something to talk about this week, putting her faith in manager Ian Evatt to take the club into the new season.

We analyse the topics she covered including the decision to put more into the first team budget, delay safe standing and a new pitch, and her views on the Wembley defeat.

But that's not all, folks. Marc and Henry pick up their comprehensive review of the Bolton squad by rating the midfield, we read out your emails, we bring you more cryptic clues on Gavin McCann/Gavin McCan't, and go through the rest of the week's news from around the club.

We would like to thank all the listeners for their support over the last couple of weeks in what have been record-breaking numbers for the podcast. And we'd especially like to thank those who have sent in emails which have helped us create some great content for the show. Keep them coming! 

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