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Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021

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  1. Well what a day. Up at 7.00 , thought about knocking on for Jeep as I strolled past his gated abode. Early morning rattler from Howfen. Met Early Dart on the train , grabbed a coffee at Piccadily, plenty of Wanderers Fans mooching about waiting for the 9.30 to Shrewsbury. As soon as it turned up grabbed a couple of table seats , Ashbourne Street Market Stall , Pensioner (sputnik)Stan , Pinocheo's Dad , Grump Bat , Mr Smith, Woody and young Phileas Fogg in attendance. Train was packed but with mostly vintage fans . Boltons youth unwilling to get out of their pits at an ungodly hour. First pit stop in Shrewsbury was the Bulls Head , doors were shut but unlocked (schoolboy error from the landlord) . " Are you open ? " " I wasn't, but you lot look like you need a drink " Excellent beers flowed . Moved onto the ancient Three Fishes , after deciding to forego a Spoons breakfast. Turned out to be a good decision. Devoured double egg , home made chips and slices of delicious ham. Locals a friendly bunch went above and beyond welcoming us , within 40 mins Ashburner St got an invite to a swingers party. Moved onto The Wheatsheaf , as soon as we got through the doors the management locked the doors . ( Bolton's Youth had started to desend on the town). Turns out the pubs have a watts app group. We pitched up in a corner spot ( felt sorry for the couple sat trying to avoid eye contact whilst supposedly have a quiet Saturday meal ). A few man's best friends knocking about. Cockapoo named Lemmy. Couldn't resist it , whilst it's female owner was oh a toilet break offered the husband a fiver he accepted it !! The look on her face when she returned as he explained the situation was a joy to watch. Pub was in uproar . Turns out it was a neighbours dog. Fiver and dog exchanged again. Shrewsbury is a great drinking town but it's a bloody route march to the ground . On route found The Bell View ( cash only) , resulting in Early Dart negotiating how much of a pint he could purchase with the few coins in his wallet. (3/4 pint ). Onto the stadium, great atmosphere, Wanderers fans in full voice . First half both sides cancelled each other out . Not good but nice to achieve 0-0 at half time. Half time presentation on the pitch to the legendary Tony Kelly from the Wanderers Remembrance Group . A visibibly moved Mr Kelly a credit to our great club . The guy has been through a very tough couple of years. Bumped into Jeep and Mikkey D ( not the famous Motorhead drummer) Back to the football , Wanderers came out looking to attack more . Vela was being a nuisance all over the park for Shrewsbury. It was nice to see alot less passing the ball amongst our defenders and keeper. As the clock ticked on , I convinced myself that a draw was a good result. Then the ball smashed into the net , a sublime one touch followed by a rocket of a shot . The place went mental, players jumping into the fans . This is the moments we all live for . The rain sodden disappointments of Fleetwood and Accrington forgotten in an instant. Limbs everywhere at full time . Bumped into Mr Kelly as I walked out , the grin on his face once again proved " once in never out ". Back to the Bell View , walk back interrupted by a phone call from home , " have you bought a bloody dog ? " The joys of social media !!!!! Got settled into the Bell View . Soon packed with Bolton fans good atmosphere. Away Win , last minute goal , it doesn't get any better . Even Grumpy Bat had a smile on his face whilst in a Rocking Chair looking like a modern day Cyril Fletcher. Mr Smith had battled on for the day but was not ready for another route march to the station for the 7pm train. Not 1 taxi available in Shrewsbury. A few good souls stopped with him and eventually got the 9pm. The rest of us set off , arrived at the station. No sign of Ash !!! Looks like he took up the earlier invite !!! Train back was rammed but the journey flew by . Bolton Youth in great voice. Roll on next Saturday.
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  2. Blimey. my lad was in tears at 88mins. For the simple fact he’d put all his heart in to us scoring, it’s his first proper season. He’s been to Sheff Weds and Accrington prior to today. He was upset cos all game he just had the hope we’d do well, it got too much for him, I tried to say “mate it’s 0-0, we’re not bloody losing, take that as a good thing” then boom,89 mins he was in floods saying it’s the best he’s ever felt and wishes he could relive that moment again and again. absolutely fantastic. Some faces knocking around today too! thought we grinded it out and would’ve taken a point, fucking hell im still buzzing what a fucking goal,
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  3. Took both my lads on their first away today and glad I did. Last min winner in front of the fans, a solid If not spectacular affair. In a premier Inn now in the middle of hillbilly land, they'll always remember it, 👍👍👍👍
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  4. The moments you pay thousands and travel hundreds of miles for. Not another feeling like it.
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  5. A few weeks ago, we couldnt field a team of grown ups 3 or 4 signings later and theres chat about sheehan being surplus
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  6. We are very lucky to have what we have now. Just trust them to do the right thing.
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  7. Why because they’re in the championship? Because Rooney is the gaffer, because they’ve played in the PL, because they’re a founding member of the FL? So are we and no one said dick about us. Sky sports ran a countdown clock on us and Bury going out of business. Ratings and clicks over people losing their jobs and livelihoods. Skysports, Neville and co are the biggest bunch of fuckin hypocrites in football. Make this empty gesture of ‘we have to do something’ when it’s fashionable rather than stopping the leak when it starts just so they can say we said it shouldn’t have happened.
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  8. "Have" is only 2 more letters than "of".
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  9. Better without Dapo starting too.
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  10. I hear there’s a cracking sponsor for this game 😇😇
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  11. Remind me. It must've been good to beat his second cup semi final free kick also against villa but at home.
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  12. Was it Jack Dearden describing a Clayton Donaldson shot that went out for a throw-in?
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  13. My first European trip was to Guimaraes, with Zozzytours (including a Luton flight with a few other posters off here). Great trip.
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  14. https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/13716429.on-this-week-gary-speed-nets-penalty-as-bolton-wanderer-shock-manchester-city/
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  15. Gotta love the Goal cam angles ⚽️
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  16. Thanks are in order to you also so well done👏
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  17. Anyone else on the 10.31 out of Piccadilly in the carriage when one of our fans collapsed? Right next to us, I did initial first aid and was shitting it at first as I wasn’t sure he was breathing. Got him in recovery position and he came round. Let him have my seat while he recovered, but he was very pale and definitely not right. I passed him onto his mates, I’m wondering how he is.
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  18. It's always could've, would've, should've with you
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  19. Top day lads everywhere loved the mini pitch invasion
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  20. Playing footy in the sunshine for a living? Better than twatting about with cloggers in league 2 or below, dealing with shite weather in a shit broken country. Fair play to lad. Living the dream.
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  21. Good luck to him And all the others They gave me one of my best days as a wanderer We move on
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  22. Dear Gary, JUST FUCK OFF. YOURS FAITHFULLY TMGJ
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  23. “Wycombe and Middlesborough need to stand down” “Football is a family” Dear Gary Remember when the club you lived down the road club from growing up went bust? Remember when the club of the town you live in were on the financial brink ? Meanwhile you and your shithouse friends decided to pitch into a club with no history, not members of the football league, not founding members of the football league to try and the get them into the premier league. Not to rescue, not to help people who depended on that club staying in business to pay their rent, mortgages, put food on the table. Invested in a club to make money to line your own pocket and to make a documentary series. Remember when you said an independent body should be in charge of overseeing the takeover of clubs, and that he should be be part of that body despite not being FUCKIN INDEPENDENT because you own a club Where was this when you were buying a club where were you when bury and Bolton were almost going bust Gary Neville is a hypocrite Shithouse spineless rat Regards Rudy The Bastard
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  24. I called him out on that on my site at the time before WW's just steamrollered over it and I jumped ship myself to wanderersways, it was pointless trying to compete, it's still knocking about the Internet, my site, it's quite embarrassing but I couldn't code it with a gun at my head today. I was a dab hand at photoshop though too. Ratface's brother ^. Mick München Hucknall ^.
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  25. The seats have been rearranged apparently. Much better.
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  26. He probably wouldn't have met the lending criteria. With him being a previously failed, thieving twat.
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  27. Absolutely. £3.9m loss, but with £5m in. Dion, and the others paid for by the BBB. Doncaster will be fuming. 🤣
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  28. That was @Sweep He chats more shit than you
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  29. Zaha being a prick again here
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  30. Bolton Blondie is the piss expert
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  31. Remember my dad telling me him and his mate Waz were that smashed at Birmingham away they drove home the wrong way down the M6 and ended up near Watford before they realised
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  32. Me and our Isaac were in that car, the driver fell asleep in outside lane on the A1 and hit about 100 yards of the barrier before coming to a stop 🙁🙁 lucky is not the word as said earlier wouldn’t go anywhere near a far with a drink driver in now 😂😂
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  33. On 2nd thoughts Redknapp or John Sheridan. Others worthwhile mentions include, Pardew, Grayson and Bruce.
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  35. Good stuff. Glad he was ok. When he keeled over right by us grabbing hold of my daughter then my sons feet breaking his fall (his feet are ok now 😂) I jumped up straight away and provided initial first aid. Was so glad when I heard him breathing! He came round after 5 mins or so and I let him have my seat (the extent some will go to to get a sit down on a packed train 😂) But yes the heat/lack of airflow on that train wouldn’t have helped anyone feeling a bit faint.
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  36. the pub we booked Heathgates in Coach load of us put Bacon /Saug barms on when we got there after the game for a hour a Buffet on for us
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  37. Couple of cripples on board mate
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  38. Shit odds them I got 150/1 earlier this week
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  39. Doing well without Thomason 🙄
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  40. You can forget that- a new born on Thursday so he's going to be lacking sleep enough as it is! We need him as fresh as possible.
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  41. Are they still droning on about the Brentford game?
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  42. fook me, there's a few watching bolton today 😂 let me know how the streams are for you lads 👍
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  43. Wish I was on this. My spidey senses tell me it will be a little bit lively down there on the welsh border
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  44. Agreed. Its just better. The pre-match buzz around the ground (especially in the days when we had pubs), the atmosphere in the first 10 minutes when teams and fans are all up for it and there's an edge on and off the pitch. And when we score, its just better having them there. Yes its worse when we're 2 down after an hour, then we wish they'd all stayed at home. But taken as a whole I don't get why football fans wouldn't want an atmosphere in both ends, I've seen enough of away followings of 370 teenagers in a stand that holds 5k, when you can hear the players shouting even when we're 2-0 up against Doncaster or Crewe, I'm guessing there'll be noise if we're beating Sunderland or Sheff Wed.
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