Sunday, 14 February 2010


Much like Preston North End, Bolton are one of the traditional clubs, a team that was great in the golden era of football but at the point I took interest in the game (circa 1986 onwards) they had long since fallen down the leagues.

In recent years (the Sky era) Bolton have clawed their way back into the top flight, which, while being no mean feat in itself, has hardly seen them set the league on fire.

Personally I can’t imagine supporting a club such as Bolton.  They may have tradition but I suffer to sense the excitement or personality in the club.  Perhaps the key is in the community aspect.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


Situated in the Midlands Wolves are a strange team.  They have a dog on their badge for starters.  Do not allow them to convince you that this is actually a wolf because it is just not.

For years Wolves languished as a club of former glories but then suddenly their place in my generation (the pre-Sky era) was solidified by the partnership of Steve Bull and Andy Mutch.  Bull was an incredible player with a lower league scoring rate that felt next to none that saw him from the third division (old) rub up against the England first team squad and scoring four goals in the process.  And Mutch wasn’t bad either.