Tag Archives: Bolton Wanderers

Get Your Hand in Your Pocket Uncle Eddie

Fans of Bolton Wanderers started the year 2014 in a state of shock, as the accounts, released somewhat later than usual on the prior New Years Eve, showed a £50 million loss and a total debt of £168 million. The  … Continue reading

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Oi, Bolton! Sort Your Hoardings Out!

Compared to the previous home performance, where Wigan Athletic were almost overwhelmed, Bolton’s victory against Huddersfield at the weekend was a more muted affair.  The same couldn’t be said for the advertising hoardings.  Times Square comes to the Macron. The … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Give Darren Pratley A Break

The West Stand at the Macron Stadium was a hostile place as Bolton eased past Cardiff City on Tuesday night.  At least it was for Darren Pratley. “Pratley!!!!!!!!!” yelled one spectator, at high volume. any time the ex-Swansea midfielder went … Continue reading

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Is Neil Lennon Really the Right Man for Bolton?

Sunday was an intriguing day for fans of Bolton Wanderers. In the morning, talk was of Daniel Taylor’s piece in the Guardian that covered disastrous transfer dealings, the undue influence of agent Mark Curtis, incompetent financial management and the recent … Continue reading

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Goodbye Dougie Freedman. It Wasn’t Nice Knowing You

At last Bolton Wanderers have ceased to delay the inevitable and dispensed with the services of Dougie Freedman.   The sacking is long overdue. Manny Road called time on Bolton’s hapless manager last October in the Dougie Freedman Experiment Isn’t Working, … Continue reading

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Bolton Wanderers – Can We Have the Truth Now Please?

In March 1967 a Nigerian labourer took forgery to its limit and some way beyond.  Whilst working on a building site in Lagos, he altered his pay cheque from £9.40 to read £622,000,009.40.   In his splendid Book of Heroic Failures, … Continue reading

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Dougie Freedman and the Great Bolton Con Job

As the football season winds to a close, it appears that Bolton Wanderers have at last hit form.  This is in marked contrast to what was the club’s poorest start since before the Easter Bunny started doing his rounds. In … Continue reading

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Don’t Like Zat Knight? How Dare You!

When Is A Fan Not A Fan? Quentin X asks the question. Since I started writing about Bolton Wanderers, back in the heady days of 2008, I have been called a few things by people who have disagreed with my … Continue reading

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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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