Bolton Wanderers F.C – ‘meeting the opposition’.

Bolton Wanderers F.C – ‘meeting the opposition’.

This weekend, Tranmere Rovers will play host to local rivals Bolton Wanderers in a league two encounter at Prenton Park. With that in mind, I placed questions towards long-serving supporter Sam @BWFC_Sam. I thought it would be interesting to see the thoughts of a fan who’s club will soon face Rovers, to get his opinions of the Whites as well as his thoughts on the position of the Trotters at the moment, on and off the pitch; amongst other subjects.

How long have you been supporting Bolton? How did you discover the club?

I’ve been supporting the club since I was born. In truth, I had no choice as my both grandad’s and my dad supports them. They’re my family’s team.

Where did Bolton finish last season?

Last season, Wanderers finished last in the third tier after a twelve point deduction at the start of the campaign due to financial issues.

Thoughts on manager, Ian Evatt:

He won’t achieve promotion this season. He’s a very good manager with a decent squad but this is his first season doing his job at a professional level after getting Barrow promoted last season from the conference. I think we need to give him time.

Thoughts on owner and chairwoman, Football Ventures and Sharon Brittan respectively:

They care a lot and fans will always be thankful to them as they saved the club in such a desperate situation.

Thoughts on Bolton’s season so far:

We have massively under-performed this season and there is no denying that. I don’t expect us to get promoted, which is what I obviously wanted, unless a miracle happens.

Bolton’s danger men:

Forward Eoin Doyle, who is the club’s top scorer and Arthur Gnahoua if he plays.

Score prediction:

It’ll be tough and if I’m being honest I think your squad has more talent than ours. I’ll go for a 2-1 loss. 

Random fact about Bolton:

We are only the second club in the whole of Europe to have two tunnels. There is one for the home team and there is one for the away.

Proudest moment as a Trotters supporter:

When we sold the club and Ken Anderson left. It was a huge moment of relief after massive doubts that we would go out of existence. You’ve seen it happen with Bury thus it is possible.

Opinion on the fixture’s hosts, Tranmere:

I don’t have much of an opinion on Tranmere. I think the rivalry seems a little too forced and I also think that Rovers have some very good fans. However, Keith Hill was our manager last season thus it would be nice to beat him.

  • Bolton’s 28-year-old forward Arhur Gnahoua. @BWFC_Sam says if he plays he is a man that is certainly capable of posing a threat to Tranmere’s back line. The Trotters recruited him last summer, when he was a Macclesfield player.

I would like to thank Sam @BWFC_Sam for his time answering the questions that I placed towards him. This league encounter should be an interesting occasion and I hope that readers enjoyed this Q+A.

Thank you very much for reading,

Stay safe,

Ethan Hoijord

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