Monthly Archives: March 2014

In Faint Praise of…..Zat Knight?

Over the years, Bolton Wanderers have had some very capable captains. Nat Lofthouse, Roy Greaves, Gudni Bergsson and Kevin Davies to name but a few. Dammit, Harry Goslin led his team into an actual war and not a made up … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Dave Whelan

Dave Whelan has disappeared.  At least from off the airwaves.  Earlier in the week, Manny Road reported on the Wigan owner’s interview with Bolton FM.  The full text can be read here, but to summarise, Dave thinks there’s “something wrong … Continue reading

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Finally, The Truth About Bolton Wanderers. Well, Kind Of

Wigan’s Whelan waffles Bolton Wanderers. A club in crisis.  Debts exceeding £160 million, a team still under performing despite having dropped a division, and a spineless idiot for a manager.   The fans are beastly as well, at least according to … Continue reading

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Forget the Football. Let’s Get Cabbaged

Not that long ago, the idea of league game with Yeovil Town would have had supporters of Bolton Wanderers in a panic.  It would have been assumed that the Whites had fallen several divisions in a short space of time, … Continue reading

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The Long Awaited Return of Quentin X

Manny Road has a new columnist.  It’s none other than former Vital Bolton editor Quentin X.  What do you mean, who? So, they said. Write a little bit about yourself so the readers of Manny Road can get to know … Continue reading

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Dougie Freedman – You’re Stealing a Living

Bolton flounder against Brighton and it’s all looking kind of familiar. The sight of Dougie Freedman standing disconsolately on the Reebok touchline, hands in pockets, absently kicking at the litter, said it all.  A man out of ideas, but unfortunately, … Continue reading

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No, Dougie Freedman Didn’t Learn His Lesson

“…but knowing the Bolton manager’s liking for crippled-by-caution football, it would be no surprise if he recruits the club captain and his box of magic to strike down Lukas Jutkiewicz or Joe Mason, just before kick off.” – Manny Road … Continue reading

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BWFC Revival Project: Phase 3

After thrashing Blackburn and Leeds United in successive games, Bolton Wanderers head to Derby County on Tuesday evening, hoping to extend their winning run.  A couple of weeks ago, this would have been seen as a foregone conclusion in favour … Continue reading

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We Made You Cry At the Reebok. And at Elland Road Too

Or Will Brian McDermott be the first manager to be sacked by the same club twice in one season? Or Johnny Giles, David Batty, Norman Hunter, Jeremy Paxman, Joshua Tetley, Gabby Logan, Harry Ramsden, Jimmy Savile.  Your boys took a … Continue reading

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Burnden Park Disaster 1946. We Remember

There will be no grief-fest.  No wide-spread media coverage.  No endless analysis of what went wrong.  It’s better that way. Today, anyone connected with Bolton Wanderers will take a quiet moment to remember the 33 fans who attended an FA … Continue reading

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