Back on time and back on form, yep, the #LOVpod managed to be completed all in one night this week, and there wasn't one serious technical mishap to be seen. Such bliss.
Stalwarts of the show, Chris and Dan, once again returned but they were joined by some different voices this week. Rob made a welcome returned to the show, making his first appearance in a couple of weeks and special guest, Mark Yesilevskiy, co-founder of the Lion of Vienna Suite, made his podcast debut.
The show once again kicked off with a good old news round up. Whilst there wasn't much to talk about in terms of Bolton signing players, apart from the new rumour that we're apparently trying to bring Leicester City centre back, Liam Moore in on loan. However, there was still plenty of news to be had. Adam Bogdan's move to Liverpool was finally confirmed, and his replacement in Ben Amos is said to be completed, but just needs to be confirmed. Darren Pratley deciding to sign a new deal instead of leaving was discussed, before a brief talk on our reaction to long time Bolton target, Craig Morgan, opting to sign for Wigan.
In segment two, the lads discussed, with the fixtures to be announced in the coming week, who they'd like to face on the opening and closing days of the season. Then they moved swiftly on to Guess Who, which was over far too quickly for Dan's liking.
Next up, the news that Wanderers will be lowering the academy's status, from Category One to Category Two, was discussed in depth, with each cast member giving their opinions. The Twitter question of the week was also on this topic too, and we got a lot of contrasting arguments.
The show finished off by taking full advantage of Mark's American expertise, as he offered some insight onto the future of Stuart Holden and the chances of Tim Ream making the USMNT squad for the Gold Cup.
It's actually the first episode in ten weeks to clock in under an hour, and we all hope you enjoy it!