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  • 01:12

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 33

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    The Lion of Vienna Podcast is back along with it's long lost son.

    Yep, Dan returns this week in what feels like as an eternity, and in great time too, as he has to take over hosting responsibilities with Chris other wise engaged.

    Dan was joined by Liam and new debutant Jamie Moss.

    The show got underway in classic fashion, talking about a Bolton Wanderers defeat, as the 1-0 loss to Birmingham was briefly touched upon. Then affairs were swiftly moved on to the more recent game, a 1-1 draw with Leeds United. The lads analysed the game in great detail, despite only one of them actually being there, leading to some insightful discussion.

    Next up was a round up of the news in Wanderers world, as trio discussed: the signing of Shola Ameobi, Wellington Silva' injury lay off, Liam Trotter being loaned out and scoring, Haydn White scoring his first senior goal and former White Chris Eagles joining Bury.

    The third segment saw a preview of Saturday's must win relegation battle against Preston North End, accompanied with some dreadful Halloween puns.

    Finally, as everything was a bit last minute, there was no guess who or question of the week, but the boys debated the topic of how much is our current predicament Neil Lennon's fault.


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  • 01:17

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 27

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    The Lion of Vienna Suite is back, late once again, as Chris is joined by Tom and, on his last appearance before heading off to university, Dan.

    Here's what Bolton Wanderers chat they got up to:

    1) Bolton 2-1 Wolves


    Thoughts on the game
    Squad depth
    Prince Desir Gouano and Derik Osese being brilliant 
    Gary Madine misfiring again
    Mark Davies back to his best
    Afobe and Le Fondre


    2) News


    The new big screen
    Johan Mjallby departing, Steve Walford coming in
    Kevin Nolan returning to the club?
    Linked with James Wilson and Kyle Lafferty
    Max Clayton plays and scores for the reserves. David Wheater, Liam Trotter and Francesco Pisano also got time. Jamie Thomas score again.
    Alex Samizadeh


    3) Sheffield Wednesday Preview and Question


    How the game will go
    Team seletion
    Question of the week
    Vote for us in the FBAs!

    Download and listen to the podcast on iTunes or Blog Talk Radio

  • 01:09

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 25

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    With Chris away, Dan takes up hosting responsibilities as Liam and DownTheMannyRD Tom join him for Episode 25 of the Lion of Vienna Suite Podcast. Quarter of a century, who'd have thought?

    Running order:

    1) Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

    General thoughts on the game 
    The defence: Dorian Dervite, Prince-Desir Gouano, Lawrie Wilson, Dean Moxey
    The midfield: Mark Davies and Neil Danns
    Underperforming players: Gary Madine and Zach Clough

    2) News

    Unpleasant rumblings at Bolton during the week. Rumours of Phil Gartside leaving, spiralling debt, taking out loans, up for sale for £30m.
    Being unable to afford Jordan Bowery
    Signing Juan Manuel Casado
    Oscar Threlkeld joining Plymouth Argyle
    Andre Orlandi in on trial
    Barry Bannan to Sheffield Wednesday
    Will we sign anyone on Deadline Day?

    3) Motherwell Preview

    'Burnden Ace' song discussion
    Why are we playing Motherwell?
    Is a midseason friendly a good thing?
    Team selection

    4) Question of the Week

    Q: Would you accept a club rebrand if it meant guaranteed money and stability for Wanderers?
    Stories from visiting Hull.

    The End.

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  • 01:06

    Lion of Vienna Suite LOVPod 7

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    This weeks sees the first and last Episode 7 of the Lion of Vienna podcast. Hosted by Mr. Chris Manning, he's joined by Lee, Dan and occasionally by Dan's dog, as they discuss the big stories surrounding Bolton Wanderers in the past week. The boys discussed the drab 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic, Barry Bannan and Neil Danns' naughty  late night antics, a slightly better result with the hard fought point away at Brentford and then they take to the listeners' opinions in the Twitter question of the week. Don't miss it!

  • 01:06

    Lion of Vienna Suite LOVPod 2

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    It's the second edition of the LOVPod!  Chris Manning, Dan Murphy, and Dennis Chase are back again along with Lion of Vienna Suite contributor Lee Tennant.  You already read their thoughts about Bolton Wanderers on the SB Nation network, now you can listen to the boys talk about last week's loss to Blackburn, the recent win over Millwall, and this week's visit to Ipswich.

  • 01:37

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 26 - SKD Special

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    In this week's episode of the Lion of Vienna Suite Podcast Chris returns from his jolly holidays and is joined by Dan, Tom and momentarily Rob, as they analyse Neil Lennon's comments at the BWSA meeting and look back on Kevin Davies' time at Bolton Wanderers.


    Running Order

    1) Motherwell 1-2 Bolton

    Should we be playing a friendly at this point?

    Players getting much needed minutes 

    Andy Kellett leaving for Wigan Athletic

    Youngsters getting game time

    2) Wolves Preview

    The returns of Adam Le Fondre and Benik Afobe

    The threat of Wolves

    How the game will go

    Our team

    Score prediction

    3) Analysing Neil Lennon's comments at the BWSA meeting

    Paul Rachubka

    Interest in Vela and Clough

    Neil Danns covers more ground and is more dynamic than Jay Spearing

    No takers for Medo

    Tim Ream wasn't physical enough to play centre back

    Knew Gary Madine would miss his penalty

    Wants us to shoot from range

    Not heard from Stu Holden

    We're a striker away from the play offs

    4) Kevin Davies

    Kevin Davies has retired from football

    What he means to us

    Favourite memoires


    Download on iTunes or listen on Blog Talk Radio.

  • 01:15

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 31

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    Despite a very boring international break, the lads still power through to bring you over an hour of Bolton Wanderers chat. This week Chris is joined by tech wiz Rob and a duo of Liams, LOVpod regular Liam O'Meara and debutant Liam Hatton, founder of fellow Wanderers site Trotters Blog.

    Despite some initial recording difficulties - we'll blame the software, rather than the supposed tech wiz - the boys preview Saturday's fixture at Burnley, then take a look back at the latest striker transfer updates as the search for a new one continues. Neil Lennon's comments following the QPR match, which have landed him in hot water with The FA, were also on the agenda.

    With a lack of anything else to discuss, a special feature was introduced this week, as the cast run through their all-time Bolton XI, before rounding off events with a game of Guess Who and this week's Twitter question.

    Listen on iTunes and Blog Talk Radio.

  • 01:08

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 30

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    On LOVpod Episode 30, Chris is joined by tech wiz Rob and the man behind Talk Trotters, Alastair, who comes in for his second appearance on the show. This weeks pod is very Southern centric, which means we actually had real life witnesses to Saturday's defeat.

    The boys drill down into Bolton Wanderers' 4-3 defeat at Queens Park Rangers, directing Neil Lennon's team selection as Darren Pratley and Dorian Dervite both returned to injury. Francesco Pisano's half time departure, Ben Amos' dip in form and the pair of Gary Madine and Liam Feeney actually, against all the odds, finding some form in front of goal. Oh, and the fact we lost to a last minute goal.

    That's all before discussing the Whites rumoured transfer targets, including Adam Hamill, Michael Tonge and Shola Ameobi, another possible takeover bid and the state of ticket prices in the English game, as Rob describes his experience as he tried to support the Twenty's Plenty campaign ran by the FSF. 

    Proceedings are brought to a close with a game of Guess Who and a discussion on possible changes ahead of next week's visit to Burnley.

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  • 01:02

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 29

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    In Episode 29 of the #LOVpod, Chris is joined by latest debutant Matt, for the second week in a row Liam and stand in tech wiz Rob, for another fine episode of the best Bolton Wanderers podcast around.

    In this week's show they discussed the Whites' dramatic 2-2 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in great depth, including Gary Madine, Max Clayton, David Wheater, Francesco Pisano and Neil Danns.

    Next up the lads looked forward to Saturday's trip to Loftus Road to face Queens Park Rangers, which touches on a planned national protest against the price of away tickets.

    In the third section the boys take a closer look at the ongoing striker saga at Wanderers, with the likes of Yann Kermogant and Igor Vetokele continuing to be linked to the Macron Stadium. 

    All that before rounding proceedings off with a double dose of Guess Who and examining your views in this week's Twitter Question.

    Listen on iTunes and Blog Talk Radio.

  • 00:54

    Lion of Vienna Suite - LOVpod Episode 28

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    Dan takes a brief break from his freshers week to bring you episode 28 of the #LOVpod. The best Bolton Wanderers podcast.

    Here's stand in tech wizard rob to tell you what went down:

    In Episode 28 of the LOVpod Chris is joined by Liam and Rob as tech-wiz, as Dan moves into the big world to start University. 

    The boys chat over the midweek draw with Sheffield Wednesday, followed by discussing the fallout from the 4-1 debacle at Huddersfield Town. 

    They also have their say on Wanderers' looming striker crisis, due to the injuries to both Zach Clough and Emile Heskey, which leaves Gary Madine as our only fit natural, first team striker.

    Our historically dire away form and what Neil Lennon can possibly do to turn things around were both also discussed in great detail. That's all followed by a new record breaking game of Guess Who!


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