MM takes a look at how Bolton Wanderers have fared on the opening day of the season over the last two decades.
From Munich to Morecambe… how Bolton Wanderers went from European glamour nights to brink of League Two
How Bolton Wanderers were on the cusp of Champions League football, but fell away. It is hard to believe that the same club, currently bottom of League One, were incredibly close to entering Europe’s elite competition amongst the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan.
Salford City might not be giving their neighbours over in Manchester a run for their money yet, but things are certainly looking promising for the club as it makes its Football League debut.
Keith Hill says he will continue giving Rochdale’s youngsters their chance to shine ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup second round tie with Bury at Spotland, live on BT Sport.
Bury manager David Flitcroft has praised the work of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and says he expects larger clubs to come calling for the Burton Albion coach ahead of their clash on Saturday.
The Football League’s announcement that it will be rebranded itself as the American-sounding ‘EFL’ from next season will do little to halt the growing apathy among supporters.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill insists he has faith in his attackers to produce after three games without a goal, starting at Southend United tomorrow.
Rochdale and Bury may be perennial strugglers in The Football League’s lower reaches but that’s not to say they haven’t contested some exciting affairs.
56% of first-time managers never work in the top four divisions again.
The cheapest average adult match day entry price for last weekend’s Championship fixtures was £26.38.
Bury manager David Flitcroft has highlighted the difference in quality between League One and Two ahead of his side’s visit to Bramall Lane against Sheffield United.