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If Only Phil Gartside Were Alive to See This…

It seems like a long time ago – but then it is.  At the back end of 2011, Manny Road published an interview with football agent Tony McGill. McGill alleged that he’d been cut out of a deal that took … Continue reading

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Zac Clough – Should He Stay or Should He Go?

New Manny Road scribe Oliver runs the rule over Zac Clough Every Bolton fan will know of Zach Clough’s heroic burst onto the Wanderers scene back in January 2015 as he snatched a late winner against Wigan Athletic, with a … Continue reading

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Steve Evans: The Preparations Begin

Bolton Wanderers will appoint a new manager on Monday 6th June, according to sources at the club. The more observant of you will have noticed that it’s almost the end of Monday 6th June and the not so Superwhites remain … Continue reading

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Who is Bolton’s Most Rubbish Striker?

Gary Madine, Goal Machine Gary Madine, Goal Machine (repeat until bored) You have to hear the chant to appreciate it.  The second part of the line is delivered not joyously, but in a lower tone, with a mixture of dread, … Continue reading

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Sports Shield. The Alarm Bells Ring

After three months of rumour and numerous 48 hour deadlines, there is at last some movement regarding the future of Bolton Wanderers. On Friday, current owner Eddie Davies named Sports Shield Investments, the group fronted by former striker Dean Holdsworth … Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well Then, Stuart Holden

As a football supporter, there are images that stay with you.  Some good, some bad. For a Bolton fan, one of the worst of recent years was that of Stuart Holden lying in agony on the turf at Old Trafford, … Continue reading

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Bolton Wanderers: Football’s Wackiest Club

It’s the longest 48 hours in sporting history.  For that was the time scale given just after Sports Shield, the consortium fronted by Dean Holdsworth, announced an interest in buying Bolton Wanderers.  That was last year. Deano is still around … Continue reading

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It’s Time for a Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust

As 2016 dawns, Bolton Wanderers is a club with significant and well publicised problems.  Although the large debt that had been accrued over a number of years has been removed there are still losses on a month by month basis, … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Neil Lennon to Go

For any struggling football manager there comes a tipping point.  A performance or result where it becomes impossible to justify continuing employment.  For Neil Lennon that moment came on Boxing Day 2015 as his team lay down and surrendered at … Continue reading

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Liam Feeney, A Rampaging Beast and the End of Everything

Christmas is coming, Feeney’s getting fat, He’s found a Bolton player, Just imagine that! Bogdan’s dropped a clanger, On that you’d bet your house, It doesn’t matter now, Because he’s playing for the Scouse. Christmas is coming, We haven’t any … Continue reading

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