2-3 away win , great weather , abject 1st 50mins ,followed by 30mins of passion driven from the terraces . Without doubt yesterday was the loyal fans dayout , yes the first goal was the catalyst but the fans ignited the rest of the performance.
Let's start at 9.00am , Embankment loitering on Howfen Station. Jeep appears ( early start for him) Not sure about the shorts alot of faith in the weather forecast. Train to Bolton then await for the 10am to Blackburn/ Accrington Usual suspects on the platform. Youth cracking cans , GMP on board as we get on. ( unbelievable amount of police all day , apparently because a scuffle last season).
11.15 , Straight into the Warners for us . Walked past the Stanley and Bees Knees both of which already welcoming numerous Bolton Fans .( what ever the media say , local businesses love us visiting their towns ).
Unfortunately the Craft ale in the Warners was bloody terrible. I did ask the barman if he was trying to poison me . " sorry I thought it might be off " Which left me a choice of Madri or John Smiths . Went for the Madri , did notice The Bats son in law supping bottles of Rekorderlig . Left Sputnik and Pinocheo's Dad holding court and headed to the Crafty Fox with Ash . Complete mistake no craft ale , but traditional chippy next door. Returned to Warners with trays of chips for the lads , bloody lovely.
Another pint of Madri then headed to the Commercial.
The Bat , Sputnik , Early Dart , Padihams finest, Mr Smith not for moving .
Woody and Swedish Al had already departed for The Crown.
Nice beer in the Commercial. Then a swift march up hill to Grey Horse with Howfen Baz and Talk Shite .
Loads of Bolton great banter . Into the ground disappointment all round at 45 mins. Half time ran into Mikkey D and the Ant Hill Mob , backed up with the Vegetarian Meldew family.
2nd half what a difference Dapo doing what he does best but he should have squared it for Kachunga to make it 4.
PART 2 , LATER ON