Enjoy a Terrific Newspaper History of the Trotters
Bolton Wanderers FC formed in 1874 and the club became a founder member of the football league. The Trotters reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 1894. Although they lost the final on this occasion and again in 1904, Bolton won the competition three times in the 1920s. The club began to enjoy more consistency in league competition midway through the following decade. In fact, Bolton enjoyed an unbroken spell in the top flight for almost thirty years. This was a golden era for the club and Bolton’s success was headed by Nat Lofthouse in the 1950s. Lofthouse was a terrific goal scorer for both club and country. He won the prestigious English Footballer of the Year Award in 1953, after scoring for Bolton in each round of the FA Cup - right up to the final. Although Bolton’s form dwindled in the final quarter of the twentieth century, the team reached the Premiership in 1995. Qualification for European competition followed in the new millennium.
Personalised Bolton Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Bolton Wanderers Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Trotters. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Bolton Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be terrific addition to a supporter’s Bolton memorabilia collection.
Bolton Wanderers Football Book Coverage
This Bolton Football Book opens with coverage of Bolton’s FA Cup Quarter Final win over Charlton Athletic in 1923. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.
A highlight of this Bolton Football Book is the coverage of the club’s previous FA Cup success. The Trotters won the competition for the first time in 1923, beatingWest Ham United. The Gift Book also features reports on Bolton winning the FA Cup in 1926, 1929 and 1958 - against Manchester City, Portsmouth and Manchester United respectively. The Trotters contested yet another FA Cup final in 1953. The Bolton Book additionally covers the League Cup final versus Liverpool in 1995. Other terrific articles include a summary of the 6-1 thrashing dished out to Spurs in 1996, promotion to the Premiership in 1995 and 1997, the opening of the Reebok Stadium in 1997 and many more key moments at the club. More recent newspaper coverage in the Bolton Gift Book incorporates some of the strong performances under Sam Allardyce as manager and the Trotters’ exploits in Europe.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Bolton Wanderers’ history makes these books truly memorable Bolton gifts and a great addition for a collector of Bolton memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Bolton Wanderers memorabilia or looking for other Bolton gifts, why not consider our Bolton Calendar or Bolton Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Trotters’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for fans of Bolton Wanderers. Other Bolton presents include Framed Reprints and Bolton Wanderers Mugs.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Bolton Wanderers was originally founded under the name Christ Church FC.
- Bolton beat West Ham 2-0 in the 1923 FA Cup final. This was the first ever match to be played at Wembley Stadium.
- The club’s top scorer and most famous former player is Nat Lofthouse. He scored a total of 285 goals in 503 appearances.
- In 1997, Bolton played their last game at previous home stadium Burnden Park. The Trotters beat Charlton Athletic 4-1 and were crowned Division One Champions, ensuring promotion to the Premiership.
- The Trotters qualified for European competition for the first time in 2005. The club’s place in the UEFA Cup was secured following a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth in the penultimate game of the season. Both sets of fans celebrated together on the pitch, as the result also meant that Portsmouth had avoided relegation.