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Best Fans Or Stupidest Fans? Bolton Could Sell Out Opening Away Game


We have the best or stupidest fans in football. Probably both, in fact.

After the EFL gave the green light for Saturday’s match at Wycombe, tickets were only put back on sale this morning, and we went on to sell a thousand tickets in the space of seven or eight hours, out of an allocation of 1800. For a club that still has no owners (although the EFL’s decision to even allow the game to go ahead would suggest one day, it might be sorted), not many players (presumably we can’t or won’t register those training with us unless the takeover is done), and not even a kit (that’s not a problem if there is actually no new strip, we can just wear last season’s surely?) – that is superb support.

It’s been a summer like no other, and frankly, it has been depressing, rather than counting down to the start of the season, it feels as though it has just apologetically arrived. But come Saturday, we’ll probably have a full away end. That’s remarkable when we’ve been trapped in the middle of all this politics and strife over the summer, and let’s be honest, a tough season still lies ahead, because it’s nigh on impossible that we’ll be in the upper reaches of the league come next May.

Getting the takeover done will be the first stage in getting things back to normal. Hopefully, our faith will be rewarded. The sooner, the better.

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