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  1. After skimming through a few of the fanzines I found this quote below , but who said it and about what goal ??? " Magic is the word used in football to describe goals or players that are only a little bit better than ordinary. But this time it was wholly accurate. If ever the unexpected were completely removed from football , well, it wouldnt be football anymore. Of course we need a framework in which to play-the result of coaching and tactics-but we also need qualities that cant be pigeon holed. Call it flair, call it what you like-its the spice of the game. And everyone who saw it on tv doesnt need me to tell them that goal was in that category. It was unpredictable , it was , as we say, a bit special...Yes, you can even describe it with that other word : Magic!"
  2. The main problem with putting these together chronologically is that a lot of them didnt have dates or issue numbers so Im trying to do it from the cover price and my memory of events , but being an old fart with failing faculties means it could take some time ....as Captain Oates said.
  3. Quick update ...... Once I catalogue everything ill be posting a missing issues to see if anyone can help Ive yet to get the bulk of my own collection out of storage but many many thanks to Bolton Va Va , who I met yesterday (top gent btw) I have an almost complete collection of : Bolton Wanderers WorldWide a half collection of now we want pele It seems that the Normid Nomad became Here we Go Again which became White love Come on feel the Wanderers became Tripe 'N' Trotters And a first (and only ? ) issue of "The last to Leave the Bridgers" was this a bolton pub ? Im not a Boltonion being born in Burnley and schooled in Blackburn .......At least getting me head kicked in once a week stood me in good stead for following the Wanderers in the 80's Please correct me if Im wrong , and if anyone else wants to sell their collection for missing gaps DM me . Ive already got a few spares too if anybody wants them , not sure what I will do with the complete collection but they shouldnt be lost to the ages. Waddy (he's a bit of a git)
  4. Apologies, I was being a sarcy bitch but it probably didnt come across that way .
  5. Agree to disagree cos as usual you are incorrect.
  6. Im not sure about all this lack of faith in Dixon . He has stepped up 2 divisions for the first time in his life and has been asked to play in a new system . His shot-stopping is good , his kicking GENERALLY is good . Most of us have been spoiled with Keepers since Felgate, Brannigan, Dibble , Clarke and Jussi and all of them have cost us more than a bad pass in a cup competition we havent cared about in over 30 years . Now its a World crisis cos we are supposed to be heartbroken over the pizza trophy ???? Bollocks We have had some amazing keepers so our current one is being judged on the memories of the past .
  7. You cant be serious about the love hearts !!! Thats just cruel beyond measure 😞
  8. I think Ive called everyone Ive ever known and everyone ive never known a fuckin nonce cunt at some point . I once made a racial slur as an 18 year old whilst getting me ears boxed from someone a lot tougher than me , does that count ? it was 30 years ago . Does the Sword of Damocles have a statute of limitations ?
  9. Mark Fish who carried a gun to primary school ?? Sure there was a story where he was asked how he would cope playing in a local derby against man U or rovers and his reply was along the lines of growing up playing football with apartheid in SA , there would be 11000 zulu warriors armed to the teeth 3 feet from the touchline......"so I think Ill be fine !"
  10. Seems a common belief amongst some fans of other clubs that Fairclough was the last man you wanted to end up face to face with when the handbags went down. And as Mounts said minus a million points to me for not saying Roy Hartle by name. Stig Tofting , what a life he lived/is living , someone should right a book about that. And as psychos go Chic Charnley must be up there , went to the rigs after football and got dun for chasing someone off with a chainsaw IIRC.
  11. After the Gethin Jones doo ...back in the hotel he was walking down the stairs to the bar in front of the rest of the team and in a very loud voice said "......talk shit , get decked..." Then saw the bar was half full with fans who had paid to stay over night and became the nicest guys ever , like he suddenly realised where he was. He is a big guy know doubt , but David Wheater was there and was fawned over by fans and players alike and quite rightly so , but was the quietest guy in the room . Got me reminiscing/thinking .....skill over steel ...... and something Rioch & Todd used to say .... you have to win the battles to earn the right to play football . We are a soft team no doubt , but I still think we are the best footballing team in the division , however the last time we were the best footballing team in the division we had : Chris Fairclough, Gerry Taggart, Jamie Pollock , Alan Thomson , John Sheridan , Nathan Blake , John McGinlay et al Try bullying that team ...theyd sprint a 100 yards just to knock the face off your head... THEN theyd football you to death ...... Maybe we/I live in the past but I hate seeing us bullied , out fought to the point Im regailing stories of players I never saw ....Edwards Hennin Higgins Banks etc , the most feared defensive line ever known to man ... OMG Im turning into my dad !
  12. Loved that , had a big chuckle but Lamb for Christmas dinner ?? Maybe should have included some kirschtorten or stolen cake for Kacha ....tho we are gonna have to change him from being a yorkie !!
  13. Strange how everyones favourite section (including mine) was the good the bad& the ugly bit , stories Id only ever heard rumours or whispers about give meat on the bones.
  14. Ill take photos of all covers for posterity and can share if anyone wants to see.
  15. Definitely , pm me and ill give you my address and send me your paypal account or ill just come collect. Many thanks.
  16. Thanks guys , much appreciated . Its quite a jigsaw puuting them all together in the correct timeline. If anyone wants to sell , Ill buy and rather than cherry picking Ill take the whole lot and sift thru to plug the gaps.
  17. Fair doo's ....Not quite sure which match I was thinking of then 😞
  18. hmmmmm.... 😉 Maybe its just me but the same thing happened in the north stand lower about daniel sturrige about 20 years later.
  19. Are you sure ? Not doubting you but have a vivid recollection of getting into a scuffle with a guy behind me who said " Not that fuckin black bastard" as he came on ...but I may well be confusing away terraces.
  20. Im gonna jump in without reading the last 10 pages so I risk the wrath . However : As Im older and less reactionary than I was when I was a vitriolic teen , a few things stand out . : | Phil Neal had an amazing eye for a young player and brought in our best young talent for decades , and players like Andy Walker only signed for Bolton because of him . the 2 cup runs in 86 & 89 and the Normid saved the club along with his cull of the "big" wage players, The Fans had banners out for him after a promotion and 2 seasons in the play offs. Bruce Rioch gets a pass but the season after promotion there was disgruntlement as we finished 14th ish , deflected by an another amazing cup run . Sam Allardyce took over a few years later and . at an away cup tie at Cambridge ...losing at half time , the fans were singing "you dont know what your doing" He brought on Michael ricketts and we won btw. My point is , we all think we know best , and we all think we have the answers (If we could do any better we'd be doing it) We are all fanatics but not all supporters , we dont know best so end the abuse and just get limbs everywhere ...or something like that .
  21. waddy256


    Cant make the game as working...if anyone wants a "double jabbed" card to get in let me know
  22. Hi , I may have posted something about this similar years ago . Im trying to track the timeline of BWFC Fanzines and at the same time trying complete a collection .... any extra knowledge would be appreciated , and I know that at least one ex fanzine editor did/does post on here .......... Chronologically : As I understand it the first Bolton fanzine was called the World Wide Wanderers Ways , from which this website took its name. I have no idea how many issues were made or even what time frame. Then I believe : Now we want pele ...a short lived fanzine , named after a board member who wanted Pele as our next manager as we slipped further into the 80's mire . at least 7 issues of which I have 3 . Normid Nomad : started as an A4 fanzine , then became programme sized , I have the first 3 , no idea how many it ran for but think it morphed into : White Love : I have most copies including signed by supa John and Frankie maybe ran for 40+ issues Glossy cover , Im definitely missing a few. Tripe 'N' Trotters : I think was the longest running one : 50 + issues , paper cover , again I have most issues but am missing some . Any info would be appreciated , time lines , issue run etc. apologies if this is in the wrong section .
  23. Some sort of tax dodge/money laundering thing according to 99% of blackburn fans .
  24. waddy256

    Gary Speed

    Ive also had my battles with depression and stress , I was an ICU Nurse for a long time , I now work in mental health . The people on here are wonderful and in real life too , probably the most fun you can have with people you have never met (even if one of them insists on wearing pink shorts) but if you ever need a discreet chat PM me .....If you are anxious about reaching out I can send you my email/phone number just in case you ever need it . Silence is the destroyer. You are never alone and the medication is nothing to be embarrassed about 1 in 4 adults in the UK take prescribed "mood stabilisers". I myself have been on Citalopram for 20 years.
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