In our first interview with a rival of the 17/18 season Keith Ingham spoke to Trotters fans Andy Kearsley and Chris Boardman about all things Bolton Wanderers.
How long have you supported Bolton Wanderers?
Andy: I have been a Bolton fan all my life.
Chris: I'm 27-years old and I've supported BWFC all my life. Born and bread 'Boltoner'.
Who has been your favourite ever player for Bolton?
Andy: My favorite player was Jay Jay Okocha
Chris: Think my favourite player might have to be Jay Jay Okocha oh however you spell it ha.. his touch on the ball was second to none. He could pin point a pass anywhere on the pitch. His dribbling was probably the best I've ever seem from any player in any team. He was brilliant.. could run rings round players and they could by get near him.
What has been your most memorable moment as a fan?
Andy: My most memorable match would be newcastle on Boxing Day last season
Chris: Not sure about my most memorable game.. could be Chelsea away. The season we just stayed up in the Premiership. We scored a 94th minute equaliser to draw 1-1 and that ment we went into the final game safe for another season. It was an incredible game.
Anything that has happened that was out of the ordinary whilst watch Bolton?
Chris: Out of the ordinary has gotta be Fabrice Muamba collapsing at white Hart lane.. we all know what happened there. Was so upsetting to watch. That was his last game for Bolton Wanderers
Has there been many changes since your promotion to the Championship?
Andy: Apart from money problems not much has changed.
Chris: Not than many changes really, but all been good changes. Got rid of a few players who weren't good enough which saved on wages. Got some players in so we could compete in the Championship. Paid some of our debts off.. things are looking good for the future.
What is your main aim for Bolton in the forthcoming season?
Andy: My main aim would be to get promotion to the premier league (really!)
(That's a tad ambitious)
Chris: I personally think the main aim is to stay up.. rebuild for a couple of seasons and then push for the Premiership.
(That's more like it!)
Can you name a player in your squad you think will have an impact on the Championship this season?
Andy: Filipe Morais will be my player for impact
Chris: I think Ameobi will be a great asset to us. His pace on the wing and his balls into the box will cause a lot of teams problems and will create lots of chances for us to score. Hopefully he will score a few himself
Name one team you want to beat more than any other? (Apart from Leeds!)
Andy: I wanna say Preston is the team I'd like to beat
Chris: Not many teams i want to beat more than any other.. might have to say Preston as they are the closest rivals in the Championship for us.
Who's your tip for the title?
Andy: I think Bolton
Chris: My tip for the title will have to be Middlesbrough. Boo Hiss!
(We don't like that either!)
What's your prediction and scorers for Sunday's clash?
Andy: I reckon 3-1 Bolton - Madine, Morais, Wheater and Wood for Leeds
Chris: Bolton 2-1 Leeds -
Ameobi Armstrong Wood
We'd like to thank Andy and Chris for participating in our questions and hope they have an enjoyable season back in the Championship.
By Keith Ingham