bolton wanderers

mercurial omani goalkeepers

Ali Al-Habsi: The Desert Fireman

The first footballer of Gulf Arab origin to play in the Premier League, Ali Al-Habsi is an icon to many. Against all odds, the former fireman has made a legacy for himself on English shores.
Karan Tejwani
fond old football cliches

Double Or Quits: The Glorious Cliche Of The Relegation ‘Six-Pointer’

With the campaign well underway at this point, we've already had our fair share of relegation six-pointers. Here, we explore the psychology of the old cliche, and remember some of the best in recent memory.
Will Magee
the frankenstein trophy

Welcome to the EFL Trophy: A Predictable Flop That Nobody Asked For

There is considerable anger about the new EFL Trophy format, with protest groups formed and angry fans mobilised – or demobilised, as the case may be.
Jim Weeks
the play-off lottery

What Becomes of Play-off Final Winners in the Premier League?

A club promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs is usually hot favourite to go straight back down. But does it always pan out this way? We delved into the history books for a clearer answer.
Jim Weeks
shit! did you see that?

Gervinho's Revenge: Vice Sports UK Goals of the Week

Celebrate the end of the working week with some highly stimulating goals!
UK Sports Staff
bolton in crisis

Uncertainty Reigns at Bolton Wanderers, A Club Standing at the Threshold

Once a fixture of the Premier League, Bolton Wanderers will play in the third tier of English football next term. With the club standing at the threshold, fans have been left to ponder what lies beyond.
Will Magee
dirty samchez

Cultural Relatives: Big Sam's Bolton & Dirty Sanchez

Have you ever considered the relationship between Sam Allardyce's all-star Bolton Wanderers side and the exploits of MTV's Dirty Sanchez 'crew'? Prepare to look at the world very differently.
Toby Sprigings
The Magic of the Cup

How Magic Was the FA Cup Third Round?

How magic was this season's FA Cup third round? We've looked at some of the ties that promised significant cupsets and assessed their magical output.
Joe Hamson