Former first team trio meet and greet supporters at recent book signing
Fans descended upon Bolton Central on Thursday evening to meet a trio of former players at Chris Flanagan’s ‘Who Put the Ball in the Munich Net? How Bolton Wanderers Joined Europe's Elite’ book signing.
Former Wanderers Kevin Davies, Nicky Hunt and Gavin McCann were all in attendance alongside the author as supporters waited to meet the quartet, have their copies of the book signed and have their picture taken with the stars of Bolton’s European conquests.
‘Who put the ball in the Munich Net?’ tells the story of the Whites’ rise from mid-table in the Fourth Division to facing off against the likes of European giants Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup, all within the space of 18 years.
With a foreword from Davies, Flanagan’s book also features exclusive contributions from Hunt and McCann, as well as from a selection of players and staff involved in both European campaigns.
Speaking at the book signing, club legend Davies said: “It is good to come back and see some of the old faces and see such a turnout from the fans. It’s nice to share memories of that period with them.
“It is crazy how time flies. You just have to enjoy every moment of it because it’s such a brief career and when you get to my age you realise just how quickly it goes. What you do over that period does create memories, and brings joy to so many people’s lives as we can see today.
“The Bayern game is right up there with one of my best memories in football, alongside walking out and playing for England. It was a fantastic occasion for everyone involved with the club.”
Davies continued: “You speak to all the Bolton fans from that era and they have such fond memories of not just that game but the full two years we played in Europe. We did really well and played against some good football clubs.
“It’s hard football because you play a game and are then straight onto the next one. You don’t really have much time to dwell on what you have done, so you almost forget where you have been and what you have achieved.
“It is nice to have been able to help out with this book. It’s given me the chance look back and refresh the memories while also being able to reflect on the periods that were successful. They were some good time and fantastic memories.”
Available to buy now in Bolton Central for £11.99, you can order your copy of ‘Who put the ball in the Munich Net?’ online HERE.