Bolton Wanderers' Reebok Stadium to be renamed Macron Stadium

The Reebok Stadium - soon to be called the Macron Stadium

The Macron logo with Bolton Wanderers' club badge.

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THE Reebok Stadium is to be renamed the Macron Stadium.

Wanderers revealed the shock news today as they announced a new sponsorship deal with the Italian sportswear company.

It means, from July, the Whites’ long association with sportswear giant Reebok, which has given the stadium its name since it was opened in 1997, will be over.

Club chairman Phil Gartside has not disclosed how much the new deal was worth.

As well as buying the stadium rights, Macron will also make the team kits, training gear and leisurewear from the summer.

Both deals will run for an initial period of four years with the club maintaining an option to extend it.

But they also end the club’s long affinity with Reebok, the company founded by Joe Foster in Bolton in 1895.

Since 2005, Reebok International Ltd has been a subsidiary of German group Adidas.

Macron is based in Bologna, Italy, but has shops across the UK.

Mr Gartside said: “This is an extremely exciting and beneficial deal for our club.

“We will be proud to carry the Macron brand on our stadium and official merchandise for the coming seasons.

“We have been very impressed with their passion for football and their ideas to grow our partnership.

“They are an ambitious and innovative company and we are looking forward to becoming one of their flagship clubs.


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“I would also like to take this opportunity to place on record our thanks to Reebok and the rest of the Adidas Group for their continued support over the years.”

Macron chief executive, Gianluca Pavanello, added: “We are very proud to start this relationship with such a prestigious club as Bolton Wanderers.

“Macron wishes to be associated with top clubs where the company's principles of high quality customised products can be further demonstrated.”

  • Read our head of sport's response to the move here.

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10:43am Thu 24 Apr 14

thomas222 says...

Did Reebok drop the sponsorship ?
Did Reebok drop the sponsorship ? thomas222
  • Score: -15

10:46am Thu 24 Apr 14

itsnotthatbad says...

First QuikQuid now this!!! what next? changing its name to the Middlebrook Shopping Centre wanderers....
First QuikQuid now this!!! what next? changing its name to the Middlebrook Shopping Centre wanderers.... itsnotthatbad
  • Score: -30

10:51am Thu 24 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

I expect people can suggest names of alternatve sponsours.

Perhaps Bolton Council or the European Parliament could be the new sponsors.

Both are paid far too much money for what they actually do.
I expect people can suggest names of alternatve sponsours. Perhaps Bolton Council or the European Parliament could be the new sponsors. Both are paid far too much money for what they actually do. Jim271
  • Score: -43

10:55am Thu 24 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

Supporters have always known that the name of the ground was up for grabs to the highest bidder.

What we don't know is how much the 'naming' rights are worth. I think Reebok paid £10 million, I suspect we will be lucky to get half that. Still beggars can't be choosers.
Supporters have always known that the name of the ground was up for grabs to the highest bidder. What we don't know is how much the 'naming' rights are worth. I think Reebok paid £10 million, I suspect we will be lucky to get half that. Still beggars can't be choosers. Ernagy2
  • Score: 61

11:08am Thu 24 Apr 14

Reed Lover says...

Jim271 wrote:
I expect people can suggest names of alternatve sponsours.

Perhaps Bolton Council or the European Parliament could be the new sponsors.

Both are paid far too much money for what they actually do.
What the heck has this got to do with the Reebok ?

Oh, I forgot, Bolton Council favour immigrants and the European Council enables immigrants and immigration has to be inserted into every single news story comment on this website.

Or is it some bizarre obsession with Gartside, who, by the way, can only do with Eddie Davies' money what Eddie Davies" wants?

Oh, and if you want to contribute to an English website try and fit in by respecting the English language.

"Sponsor" not "sponsour".
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: I expect people can suggest names of alternatve sponsours. Perhaps Bolton Council or the European Parliament could be the new sponsors. Both are paid far too much money for what they actually do.[/p][/quote]What the heck has this got to do with the Reebok ? Oh, I forgot, Bolton Council favour immigrants and the European Council enables immigrants and immigration has to be inserted into every single news story comment on this website. Or is it some bizarre obsession with Gartside, who, by the way, can only do with Eddie Davies' money what Eddie Davies" wants? Oh, and if you want to contribute to an English website try and fit in by respecting the English language. "Sponsor" not "sponsour". Reed Lover
  • Score: -15

11:09am Thu 24 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.
I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium. Ernagy2
  • Score: 68

11:14am Thu 24 Apr 14

Terry McC says...

http://www.macronsto
regloucester.com/mac
ron-football-kits-ju
nior ...... check out the prices and we moaned about £100 for an England shirt
http://www.macronsto regloucester.com/mac ron-football-kits-ju nior ...... check out the prices and we moaned about £100 for an England shirt Terry McC
  • Score: 4

11:21am Thu 24 Apr 14

Regulatory Man says...

Go on keep going - You're one step short of having the Stadium named "Mediocrity" now and given that it's unlikely that any revenue generated from this will see the fans benefitting then I would dispute the BEN suggestion that this is 'big news.'

That said it perhaps is for those getting a huge wad of cash out of it but I doubt very much that the fans or the name of Bolton wanderers Football Club will see anything positive arising from the ashes of Reebok.
Go on keep going - You're one step short of having the Stadium named "Mediocrity" now and given that it's unlikely that any revenue generated from this will see the fans benefitting then I would dispute the BEN suggestion that this is 'big news.' That said it perhaps is for those getting a huge wad of cash out of it but I doubt very much that the fans or the name of Bolton wanderers Football Club will see anything positive arising from the ashes of Reebok. Regulatory Man
  • Score: -31

11:21am Thu 24 Apr 14

CarlXVIGustaf says...

Welcome to broken Britain.
Welcome to broken Britain. CarlXVIGustaf
  • Score: -39

11:24am Thu 24 Apr 14

stereo_world says...

Sad news this. "The Reebok" had a lot of history attached to it. It's rare in this day and age that a club in the football league sticks with a brand for so long, especially a hometown one at that.

I guess when you're £150m in debt, beggars really cannot be choosers. If the stadium naming, kit and training deal means making a dent in that, then I'm sure even the most stoic of supporters would accept it.

However, I do wonder why Middlebrook-based Appliances Online, a company which is rumoured to be valued at £1bn, hasn't been considered as a sponsor.
Sad news this. "The Reebok" had a lot of history attached to it. It's rare in this day and age that a club in the football league sticks with a brand for so long, especially a hometown one at that. I guess when you're £150m in debt, beggars really cannot be choosers. If the stadium naming, kit and training deal means making a dent in that, then I'm sure even the most stoic of supporters would accept it. However, I do wonder why Middlebrook-based Appliances Online, a company which is rumoured to be valued at £1bn, hasn't been considered as a sponsor. stereo_world
  • Score: 43

11:27am Thu 24 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

Weed Lover, its called a joke, look it up and at the same time look up "personality" or "life"
Weed Lover, its called a joke, look it up and at the same time look up "personality" or "life" Jim271
  • Score: -21

11:28am Thu 24 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

thomas222 wrote:
Did Reebok drop the sponsorship ?
No but the sponsorship period has come to an end and Adidas are slowly dropping the Reebok name and didn't want to sponsor the stadium any further as it is not high on their sponsorship priority - especially as they are not renewing the as being the kit manufacturer!

Basically it comes down to who wants to give the most in sponsorship money and what can the club get out of the new sponsors for as little as possible!
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Did Reebok drop the sponsorship ?[/p][/quote]No but the sponsorship period has come to an end and Adidas are slowly dropping the Reebok name and didn't want to sponsor the stadium any further as it is not high on their sponsorship priority - especially as they are not renewing the as being the kit manufacturer! Basically it comes down to who wants to give the most in sponsorship money and what can the club get out of the new sponsors for as little as possible! The Righteous One
  • Score: -30

11:34am Thu 24 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

Reed Lover wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
I expect people can suggest names of alternatve sponsours.

Perhaps Bolton Council or the European Parliament could be the new sponsors.

Both are paid far too much money for what they actually do.
What the heck has this got to do with the Reebok ?

Oh, I forgot, Bolton Council favour immigrants and the European Council enables immigrants and immigration has to be inserted into every single news story comment on this website.

Or is it some bizarre obsession with Gartside, who, by the way, can only do with Eddie Davies' money what Eddie Davies" wants?

Oh, and if you want to contribute to an English website try and fit in by respecting the English language.

"Sponsor" not "sponsour".
I think it has to do with Eddie Davies not actually living inside the EU (due to the fact that Isle of Man isn't par of the EU but is twice as expensive to live there) and the fact that Phil Gartside is an immigrant from another EU country - namely Ireland!!!


This is called irony and is not meant to be a serious post (although factually correct), before Thomas222 or Jim271 have a hissy-fit!
[quote][p][bold]Reed Lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: I expect people can suggest names of alternatve sponsours. Perhaps Bolton Council or the European Parliament could be the new sponsors. Both are paid far too much money for what they actually do.[/p][/quote]What the heck has this got to do with the Reebok ? Oh, I forgot, Bolton Council favour immigrants and the European Council enables immigrants and immigration has to be inserted into every single news story comment on this website. Or is it some bizarre obsession with Gartside, who, by the way, can only do with Eddie Davies' money what Eddie Davies" wants? Oh, and if you want to contribute to an English website try and fit in by respecting the English language. "Sponsor" not "sponsour".[/p][/quote]I think it has to do with Eddie Davies not actually living inside the EU (due to the fact that Isle of Man isn't par of the EU but is twice as expensive to live there) and the fact that Phil Gartside is an immigrant from another EU country - namely Ireland!!! This is called irony and is not meant to be a serious post (although factually correct), before Thomas222 or Jim271 have a hissy-fit! The Righteous One
  • Score: -36

12:55pm Thu 24 Apr 14

waynagain says...

So, the stadium will now be sponsored by an Italian company who has less employees than the stadium does. Macron has an annual revenue of 64 million Euros. Warburtons - a Bolton company - who are the second best selling food and drink brand in the UK with sales of over 700 million pounds a year is not interested. But I do understand that Warbies are considering helping BW out by paying for the match ball for the first game next season. Seems the marketing department has the same medoicre standards as the Chairman and current manager have with regards the quality of football they have been putting out.
So, the stadium will now be sponsored by an Italian company who has less employees than the stadium does. Macron has an annual revenue of 64 million Euros. Warburtons - a Bolton company - who are the second best selling food and drink brand in the UK with sales of over 700 million pounds a year is not interested. But I do understand that Warbies are considering helping BW out by paying for the match ball for the first game next season. Seems the marketing department has the same medoicre standards as the Chairman and current manager have with regards the quality of football they have been putting out. waynagain
  • Score: -20

12:59pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

Very Sad, grown men worshipping glorified ballet dancers who then go out get drunk and abuse real heroes like, Paramedics and Fire Fighters.

No matter what you call it, its still a dog dropping/
Very Sad, grown men worshipping glorified ballet dancers who then go out get drunk and abuse real heroes like, Paramedics and Fire Fighters. No matter what you call it, its still a dog dropping/ Jim271
  • Score: -36

1:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

waynagain wrote:
So, the stadium will now be sponsored by an Italian company who has less employees than the stadium does. Macron has an annual revenue of 64 million Euros. Warburtons - a Bolton company - who are the second best selling food and drink brand in the UK with sales of over 700 million pounds a year is not interested. But I do understand that Warbies are considering helping BW out by paying for the match ball for the first game next season. Seems the marketing department has the same medoicre standards as the Chairman and current manager have with regards the quality of football they have been putting out.
I'm told that Warbies are interested. It's just not interested in clearing the £150 million debt, or for that matter combining forces with Eddie Davies, as in "you got yourself into this mess".
[quote][p][bold]waynagain[/bold] wrote: So, the stadium will now be sponsored by an Italian company who has less employees than the stadium does. Macron has an annual revenue of 64 million Euros. Warburtons - a Bolton company - who are the second best selling food and drink brand in the UK with sales of over 700 million pounds a year is not interested. But I do understand that Warbies are considering helping BW out by paying for the match ball for the first game next season. Seems the marketing department has the same medoicre standards as the Chairman and current manager have with regards the quality of football they have been putting out.[/p][/quote]I'm told that Warbies are interested. It's just not interested in clearing the £150 million debt, or for that matter combining forces with Eddie Davies, as in "you got yourself into this mess". Ernagy2
  • Score: -21

1:14pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

Jim271 wrote:
Very Sad, grown men worshipping glorified ballet dancers who then go out get drunk and abuse real heroes like, Paramedics and Fire Fighters.

No matter what you call it, its still a dog dropping/
Jimbob. Stop digging, you're making yourself sound daft
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Very Sad, grown men worshipping glorified ballet dancers who then go out get drunk and abuse real heroes like, Paramedics and Fire Fighters. No matter what you call it, its still a dog dropping/[/p][/quote]Jimbob. Stop digging, you're making yourself sound daft Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 29

1:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rishton Chris says...

The name "Reebok" is not woven into the fabric of our Club. Business is business, and I for one don't mind Bolton playing at the Macron Stadium Some people will be negative about anything.
The name "Reebok" is not woven into the fabric of our Club. Business is business, and I for one don't mind Bolton playing at the Macron Stadium Some people will be negative about anything. Rishton Chris
  • Score: 43

1:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Riggermortis says...

Should be called the empty shell stadium that's all that will be left when the lying cheats jump ship
Should be called the empty shell stadium that's all that will be left when the lying cheats jump ship Riggermortis
  • Score: -28

1:27pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Could have been worse, we could have had Mike Ashley sponsoring us...

Anyhow, how about a summer tour of Italy? Bologna is right in the middle of places likes Milan, Florence and Venice and I'm sure many Wanderers fans wouldn't mind spending their summer holidays in that neck of the woods.
Could have been worse, we could have had Mike Ashley sponsoring us... Anyhow, how about a summer tour of Italy? Bologna is right in the middle of places likes Milan, Florence and Venice and I'm sure many Wanderers fans wouldn't mind spending their summer holidays in that neck of the woods. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 38

1:42pm Thu 24 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

All those years ago when we had Megson as manager and I was calling for the head of Gartside then calling him a cheat, liar et and even getting banned for 3 months for giving out hiss address (even though it is more than easy enough to find on the net) all because of his business reputation with his other businesses and now look - guess who was proved right, as usual and yet many of you didn't believe me!!!

I for one, will not be calling it The Macron Stadium - from now on it will be called New Burnden Park.
All those years ago when we had Megson as manager and I was calling for the head of Gartside then calling him a cheat, liar et and even getting banned for 3 months for giving out hiss address (even though it is more than easy enough to find on the net) all because of his business reputation with his other businesses and now look - guess who was proved right, as usual and yet many of you didn't believe me!!! I for one, will not be calling it The Macron Stadium - from now on it will be called New Burnden Park. The Righteous One
  • Score: -71

2:01pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Reed Lover says...

Jim271 wrote:
Weed Lover, its called a joke, look it up and at the same time look up "personality" or "life"
No, it's called boring repetition of your same old same old.

Sat there in your pathetic little grief hole spewing out negativity and bile behind the protective screen of the internet.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Weed Lover, its called a joke, look it up and at the same time look up "personality" or "life"[/p][/quote]No, it's called boring repetition of your same old same old. Sat there in your pathetic little grief hole spewing out negativity and bile behind the protective screen of the internet. Reed Lover
  • Score: -4

2:08pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Reed Lover says...

Everyone but the media and the club itself will continue to refer to it as The Reebok except in quizzes.
Nothing to see here, now move along.
Everyone but the media and the club itself will continue to refer to it as The Reebok except in quizzes. Nothing to see here, now move along. Reed Lover
  • Score: -3

2:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Reed Lover says...

Can I be first to call it "The Macaroni" stadium?
Can I be first to call it "The Macaroni" stadium? Reed Lover
  • Score: -37

2:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

westhoughton123 says...

It should have been named after our most famous and respected footballer,
with the current sponsor included in the name.
Something like ....

"The Nat Lofthouse Stadium sponsored by Macron" or something similar.

Surely preferable to what Gartside/Davis have done.
It should have been named after our most famous and respected footballer, with the current sponsor included in the name. Something like .... "The Nat Lofthouse Stadium sponsored by Macron" or something similar. Surely preferable to what Gartside/Davis have done. westhoughton123
  • Score: 7

2:47pm Thu 24 Apr 14

CapTin says...

Terry McC wrote:
http://www.macronsto

regloucester.com/mac

ron-football-kits-ju

nior ...... check out the prices and we moaned about £100 for an England shirt
The prices are for an entire team not just for one. :)
[quote][p][bold]Terry McC[/bold] wrote: http://www.macronsto regloucester.com/mac ron-football-kits-ju nior ...... check out the prices and we moaned about £100 for an England shirt[/p][/quote]The prices are for an entire team not just for one. :) CapTin
  • Score: 10

3:01pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

westhoughton123 wrote:
It should have been named after our most famous and respected footballer,
with the current sponsor included in the name.
Something like ....

"The Nat Lofthouse Stadium sponsored by Macron" or something similar.

Surely preferable to what Gartside/Davis have done.
...or the Lord Leverhulme stadium sponsored by Macron. The trouble is the media wouldn't say the sponsored bit. The idea is to get the sponsor out there.

Will Dougie get paid for how many times he repeats Macron - like Owen Coyle did with the "Barclays Premier League" (lol).

Macron doesn't seem an Italian name though - I'm sure it should have an i at the end.
[quote][p][bold]westhoughton123[/bold] wrote: It should have been named after our most famous and respected footballer, with the current sponsor included in the name. Something like .... "The Nat Lofthouse Stadium sponsored by Macron" or something similar. Surely preferable to what Gartside/Davis have done.[/p][/quote]...or the Lord Leverhulme stadium sponsored by Macron. The trouble is the media wouldn't say the sponsored bit. The idea is to get the sponsor out there. Will Dougie get paid for how many times he repeats Macron - like Owen Coyle did with the "Barclays Premier League" (lol). Macron doesn't seem an Italian name though - I'm sure it should have an i at the end. Ernagy2
  • Score: 4

3:23pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Dirk59 says...

Ironic that Bolton will likely be in the third tier of English Football before long. so a tiny third-rate foreign sports firm sponsoring the club should come as no surprise .....
Ironic that Bolton will likely be in the third tier of English Football before long. so a tiny third-rate foreign sports firm sponsoring the club should come as no surprise ..... Dirk59
  • Score: -5

3:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

CapTin says...

Reed Lover wrote:
Can I be first to call it "The Macaroni" stadium?
I know, First thing me and my Dad said.
[quote][p][bold]Reed Lover[/bold] wrote: Can I be first to call it "The Macaroni" stadium?[/p][/quote]I know, First thing me and my Dad said. CapTin
  • Score: 5

4:45pm Thu 24 Apr 14

I, Ludicrous says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.
I've always thought that we should name one of the ends after former midfield terrier, Graham Bell. The Graham Bell End.
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.[/p][/quote]I've always thought that we should name one of the ends after former midfield terrier, Graham Bell. The Graham Bell End. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 18

6:10pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Reed Lover says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
Ernagy2 wrote:
I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.
I've always thought that we should name one of the ends after former midfield terrier, Graham Bell. The Graham Bell End.
Well I laughed!!
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.[/p][/quote]I've always thought that we should name one of the ends after former midfield terrier, Graham Bell. The Graham Bell End.[/p][/quote]Well I laughed!! Reed Lover
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

Reed Lover wrote:
I, Ludicrous wrote:
Ernagy2 wrote:
I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.
I've always thought that we should name one of the ends after former midfield terrier, Graham Bell. The Graham Bell End.
Well I laughed!!
I laughed as well. Man City would get there before us with the Colin Bell End.
[quote][p][bold]Reed Lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.[/p][/quote]I've always thought that we should name one of the ends after former midfield terrier, Graham Bell. The Graham Bell End.[/p][/quote]Well I laughed!![/p][/quote]I laughed as well. Man City would get there before us with the Colin Bell End. Ernagy2
  • Score: 11

8:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

westhoughton123 says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
westhoughton123 wrote:
It should have been named after our most famous and respected footballer,
with the current sponsor included in the name.
Something like ....

"The Nat Lofthouse Stadium sponsored by Macron" or something similar.

Surely preferable to what Gartside/Davis have done.
...or the Lord Leverhulme stadium sponsored by Macron. The trouble is the media wouldn't say the sponsored bit. The idea is to get the sponsor out there.

Will Dougie get paid for how many times he repeats Macron - like Owen Coyle did with the "Barclays Premier League" (lol).

Macron doesn't seem an Italian name though - I'm sure it should have an i at the end.
Yes, that would be OK, but its done and dusted methinks.

As others have said, better than a gambling company,
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westhoughton123[/bold] wrote: It should have been named after our most famous and respected footballer, with the current sponsor included in the name. Something like .... "The Nat Lofthouse Stadium sponsored by Macron" or something similar. Surely preferable to what Gartside/Davis have done.[/p][/quote]...or the Lord Leverhulme stadium sponsored by Macron. The trouble is the media wouldn't say the sponsored bit. The idea is to get the sponsor out there. Will Dougie get paid for how many times he repeats Macron - like Owen Coyle did with the "Barclays Premier League" (lol). Macron doesn't seem an Italian name though - I'm sure it should have an i at the end.[/p][/quote]Yes, that would be OK, but its done and dusted methinks. As others have said, better than a gambling company, westhoughton123
  • Score: 7

9:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

yellowbeaver08 says...

What a load of ****.
What a load of ****. yellowbeaver08
  • Score: -4

11:36pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BWFC TIL I DIE says...

DISGRACE! Why do we not hold any links to Bolton any longer? Gartiside please just go. Dodgy money dealings, poor manager appointments, a mess up with shirt sponsors and now this? The man is making us a laughing stock, thanks for alienating the fans even more!This must be a good pocket filler for him especially since he is looking into a big bill with the McCann trial. Time to go Phil, take you Scottish Muppet with you and wreck some other club.
DISGRACE! Why do we not hold any links to Bolton any longer? Gartiside please just go. Dodgy money dealings, poor manager appointments, a mess up with shirt sponsors and now this? The man is making us a laughing stock, thanks for alienating the fans even more!This must be a good pocket filler for him especially since he is looking into a big bill with the McCann trial. Time to go Phil, take you Scottish Muppet with you and wreck some other club. BWFC TIL I DIE
  • Score: 8

11:54pm Thu 24 Apr 14

bwfc0210 says...

We should be grateful for the investment. We have the Lofthouse stand. Local company or even British would be better but it could also be a lot worse. They've done some odd shirt designs, hope it's still traditional strip?
We should be grateful for the investment. We have the Lofthouse stand. Local company or even British would be better but it could also be a lot worse. They've done some odd shirt designs, hope it's still traditional strip? bwfc0210
  • Score: 5

12:06am Fri 25 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

BWFC TIL I DIE wrote:
DISGRACE! Why do we not hold any links to Bolton any longer? Gartiside please just go. Dodgy money dealings, poor manager appointments, a mess up with shirt sponsors and now this? The man is making us a laughing stock, thanks for alienating the fans even more!This must be a good pocket filler for him especially since he is looking into a big bill with the McCann trial. Time to go Phil, take you Scottish Muppet with you and wreck some other club.
To be fair even when Reebok started sponsoring us only thing that was of heritage was the name otherwise it was an American company which eventually became a German company - so no different really now we have an Italian company which.

Gartside himself is Irish and Eddie Davies, although is originally from Bolton but now lives on the tax exile of Isle of Man (a British protectorate and not actually part of Britain) as well as owning Moonshift investment (based in the British Virgin Isles) - so no real true connection to Bolton at all and hasn't been for at least 20 years!!!
[quote][p][bold]BWFC TIL I DIE[/bold] wrote: DISGRACE! Why do we not hold any links to Bolton any longer? Gartiside please just go. Dodgy money dealings, poor manager appointments, a mess up with shirt sponsors and now this? The man is making us a laughing stock, thanks for alienating the fans even more!This must be a good pocket filler for him especially since he is looking into a big bill with the McCann trial. Time to go Phil, take you Scottish Muppet with you and wreck some other club.[/p][/quote]To be fair even when Reebok started sponsoring us only thing that was of heritage was the name otherwise it was an American company which eventually became a German company - so no different really now we have an Italian company which. Gartside himself is Irish and Eddie Davies, although is originally from Bolton but now lives on the tax exile of Isle of Man (a British protectorate and not actually part of Britain) as well as owning Moonshift investment (based in the British Virgin Isles) - so no real true connection to Bolton at all and hasn't been for at least 20 years!!! The Righteous One
  • Score: -24

12:25am Fri 25 Apr 14

denraw says...

Has it not occurred to the critics of the new stadium name that perhaps Adidas (the owners of Reebok) were at some time approached by the club regarding naming rights and that the German company with its world-wide reputation was only too pleased to sever its ties with a mediocre Championship club? From a purely financial point of view it may well be that at present the tie-up with Macron is the best the Wanderers can do.
Has it not occurred to the critics of the new stadium name that perhaps Adidas (the owners of Reebok) were at some time approached by the club regarding naming rights and that the German company with its world-wide reputation was only too pleased to sever its ties with a mediocre Championship club? From a purely financial point of view it may well be that at present the tie-up with Macron is the best the Wanderers can do. denraw
  • Score: 2

5:29am Fri 25 Apr 14

#votebondy says...

Firstly to the deluded who keep banging on about the stadium should be named after lofthouse or Leverhulme and then sponsored by macron. Why would a company paying money want that ? Someone they have never heard of or care about before their name ! Get a grip ! As a club Bolton are staring into the abyss, there is only one person to blame for me and that is gartside. The club has been in decline since big Sam left...gartside is oblivious to it all his comment after the scale of the debt was revealed was truly shocking " I can sleep easy at night as its not my money" if ever a comment deserved a p45 than that was it. But no he is still there. The club has been horribly one bad appointment after another money wasted on below par players that is crippling the club. Gartside should do us all a favour and disappear..
Firstly to the deluded who keep banging on about the stadium should be named after lofthouse or Leverhulme and then sponsored by macron. Why would a company paying money want that ? Someone they have never heard of or care about before their name ! Get a grip ! As a club Bolton are staring into the abyss, there is only one person to blame for me and that is gartside. The club has been in decline since big Sam left...gartside is oblivious to it all his comment after the scale of the debt was revealed was truly shocking " I can sleep easy at night as its not my money" if ever a comment deserved a p45 than that was it. But no he is still there. The club has been horribly one bad appointment after another money wasted on below par players that is crippling the club. Gartside should do us all a favour and disappear.. #votebondy
  • Score: 11

6:50am Fri 25 Apr 14

Wigan Trotter says...

With his arrogance, it's a wonder Gartside has not named it after himself.
With his arrogance, it's a wonder Gartside has not named it after himself. Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 13

8:34am Fri 25 Apr 14

suffrinmick says...

I just hope the money from this new deal is used wisely to sort the main priorities out such as a nice new contract for Zat Knight ;-)
I just hope the money from this new deal is used wisely to sort the main priorities out such as a nice new contract for Zat Knight ;-) suffrinmick
  • Score: -1

9:36am Fri 25 Apr 14

AndyMorton says...

Changing name of the stadium? How about changing gartside?
Changing name of the stadium? How about changing gartside? AndyMorton
  • Score: 8

1:33pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Milcius says...

I haven't got a problem with renaming the ground, my problem lies with believing anything that comes out of the chairman's mouth. Gartside says "it's a beneficial deal for our club". He probably uttered the same thing when he reclaimed the 1.8M in VAT we weren't due.
I haven't got a problem with renaming the ground, my problem lies with believing anything that comes out of the chairman's mouth. Gartside says "it's a beneficial deal for our club". He probably uttered the same thing when he reclaimed the 1.8M in VAT we weren't due. Milcius
  • Score: 8

5:17pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JustBecause says...

Call it "the who gives a ****" stadium. Most really couldn't care less what this third rate football club do, or is called.

Or it may just be me :)
Call it "the who gives a ****" stadium. Most really couldn't care less what this third rate football club do, or is called. Or it may just be me :) JustBecause
  • Score: -9

6:46pm Fri 25 Apr 14

realtrottersforever says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.
Actually Rivington belongs to Chorley. It may have once been Bolton's but not any more.
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: I also think it's a crying shame that at least one end of the stadium isn't named after Lord Leverhulme - a man who gave so much to Bolton, including Rivington, which overlooks the stadium.[/p][/quote]Actually Rivington belongs to Chorley. It may have once been Bolton's but not any more. realtrottersforever
  • Score: 0

6:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

realtrottersforever says...

Just a thought for you regular posters, some of whom I recognise from the old Bolton News Forum.

We have created a new forum for chat about Bolton Wanderers and the Your View board, why nor come and join us, we are mostly friendly.

search for http://trottersforev
er.freeforums.net
Just a thought for you regular posters, some of whom I recognise from the old Bolton News Forum. We have created a new forum for chat about Bolton Wanderers and the Your View board, why nor come and join us, we are mostly friendly. search for http://trottersforev er.freeforums.net realtrottersforever
  • Score: 0

8:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

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  • Score: -3

11:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

waynagain says...

For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!!
For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!! waynagain
  • Score: 2

8:49am Sat 26 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t
Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t wsw69
  • Score: 15

5:25pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

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[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: Another post deleted...ayyy welll Machiavellian Stadium Machiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian StadiumMachiavellian Stadium...[/p][/quote]Negative vote fools... Comment777
  • Score: -1

8:33pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

wsw69 wrote:
Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t
PMSL... or is that PMSL?

Come on Reebok step up before it is too late or we BWFC fans will stop buying your brand!!!

Dear Reebok,

You saw what we did to PayDay Loans??? How about we boycot the Reebok brand in Bolton?

Yours

BWFC Fans

PS... Macron sounds like someone got lazy with pasta!

REEBOK ROAR FOREVER!!!! COME ON REEBOK!!!!
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t[/p][/quote]PMSL... or is that PMSL? Come on Reebok step up before it is too late or we BWFC fans will stop buying your brand!!! Dear Reebok, You saw what we did to PayDay Loans??? How about we boycot the Reebok brand in Bolton? Yours BWFC Fans PS... Macron sounds like someone got lazy with pasta! REEBOK ROAR FOREVER!!!! COME ON REEBOK!!!! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 4

8:34pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

waynagain wrote:
For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!!
LOL *snigger*
[quote][p][bold]waynagain[/bold] wrote: For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!![/p][/quote]LOL *snigger* Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 0

8:38pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

#votebondy wrote:
Firstly to the deluded who keep banging on about the stadium should be named after lofthouse or Leverhulme and then sponsored by macron. Why would a company paying money want that ? Someone they have never heard of or care about before their name ! Get a grip ! As a club Bolton are staring into the abyss, there is only one person to blame for me and that is gartside. The club has been in decline since big Sam left...gartside is oblivious to it all his comment after the scale of the debt was revealed was truly shocking " I can sleep easy at night as its not my money" if ever a comment deserved a p45 than that was it. But no he is still there. The club has been horribly one bad appointment after another money wasted on below par players that is crippling the club. Gartside should do us all a favour and disappear..
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[quote][p][bold]#votebondy[/bold] wrote: Firstly to the deluded who keep banging on about the stadium should be named after lofthouse or Leverhulme and then sponsored by macron. Why would a company paying money want that ? Someone they have never heard of or care about before their name ! Get a grip ! As a club Bolton are staring into the abyss, there is only one person to blame for me and that is gartside. The club has been in decline since big Sam left...gartside is oblivious to it all his comment after the scale of the debt was revealed was truly shocking " I can sleep easy at night as its not my money" if ever a comment deserved a p45 than that was it. But no he is still there. The club has been horribly one bad appointment after another money wasted on below par players that is crippling the club. Gartside should do us all a favour and disappear..[/p][/quote]This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ \O/ Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

The Righteous One wrote:
BWFC TIL I DIE wrote:
DISGRACE! Why do we not hold any links to Bolton any longer? Gartiside please just go. Dodgy money dealings, poor manager appointments, a mess up with shirt sponsors and now this? The man is making us a laughing stock, thanks for alienating the fans even more!This must be a good pocket filler for him especially since he is looking into a big bill with the McCann trial. Time to go Phil, take you Scottish Muppet with you and wreck some other club.
To be fair even when Reebok started sponsoring us only thing that was of heritage was the name otherwise it was an American company which eventually became a German company - so no different really now we have an Italian company which.

Gartside himself is Irish and Eddie Davies, although is originally from Bolton but now lives on the tax exile of Isle of Man (a British protectorate and not actually part of Britain) as well as owning Moonshift investment (based in the British Virgin Isles) - so no real true connection to Bolton at all and hasn't been for at least 20 years!!!
Feck off TRO we all here want you to... Eddie Davis is a real gentleman you fecking huge big fat one!
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC TIL I DIE[/bold] wrote: DISGRACE! Why do we not hold any links to Bolton any longer? Gartiside please just go. Dodgy money dealings, poor manager appointments, a mess up with shirt sponsors and now this? The man is making us a laughing stock, thanks for alienating the fans even more!This must be a good pocket filler for him especially since he is looking into a big bill with the McCann trial. Time to go Phil, take you Scottish Muppet with you and wreck some other club.[/p][/quote]To be fair even when Reebok started sponsoring us only thing that was of heritage was the name otherwise it was an American company which eventually became a German company - so no different really now we have an Italian company which. Gartside himself is Irish and Eddie Davies, although is originally from Bolton but now lives on the tax exile of Isle of Man (a British protectorate and not actually part of Britain) as well as owning Moonshift investment (based in the British Virgin Isles) - so no real true connection to Bolton at all and hasn't been for at least 20 years!!![/p][/quote]Feck off TRO we all here want you to... Eddie Davis is a real gentleman you fecking huge big fat one! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 4

9:19am Sun 27 Apr 14

liznotthequeen says...

Call it what you want, but I will never say anything other than 'I'm nipping up to Reebok '
Call it what you want, but I will never say anything other than 'I'm nipping up to Reebok ' liznotthequeen
  • Score: 2

6:26pm Sun 27 Apr 14

the hand says...

Reebok till I die let's end this season chanting gartside out gartside out and then start the new season with the same also chanting Reebok till I die but what I can't understand is why gartside won't disclose how much money is involved is it because we've payed them to sponsor us lol or is the board lining their own pockets first before telling poor dougie he can only have second rate loan players
Reebok till I die let's end this season chanting gartside out gartside out and then start the new season with the same also chanting Reebok till I die but what I can't understand is why gartside won't disclose how much money is involved is it because we've payed them to sponsor us lol or is the board lining their own pockets first before telling poor dougie he can only have second rate loan players the hand
  • Score: 3

9:40pm Sun 27 Apr 14

waynagain says...

What more is a second rate manager to expect?
What more is a second rate manager to expect? waynagain
  • Score: -1

10:38am Mon 28 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

#votebondy wrote:
Firstly to the deluded who keep banging on about the stadium should be named after lofthouse or Leverhulme and then sponsored by macron. Why would a company paying money want that ? Someone they have never heard of or care about before their name ! Get a grip ! As a club Bolton are staring into the abyss, there is only one person to blame for me and that is gartside. The club has been in decline since big Sam left...gartside is oblivious to it all his comment after the scale of the debt was revealed was truly shocking " I can sleep easy at night as its not my money" if ever a comment deserved a p45 than that was it. But no he is still there. The club has been horribly one bad appointment after another money wasted on below par players that is crippling the club. Gartside should do us all a favour and disappear..
Your first couple of sentences actually make the same point in my comment about "the Leverhulme stadium", where I did say the sponsor wouldn't like it.

To be fair to Phil Gartside, he didn't buy the players and Ed Davies would have had to have approved all purchases (both would have gone wit the manager they appointed) and all managerial appointments. He may run the club at arms length and let Phil Gartside run the day to day business, but you can be sure major purchases have to be run through Ed first.

If Ed Davies didn't like they way Phil Gartside was running BWFC, don't you think he would have sacked him by now? - there's been enough to hang PG long ago.

Rather blame Gartside for the mess, I'd suggest you blame Eddie Davies as he owns the club and allows Phil Gartside to run it. As we can't 'sack' Eddie Davies, then it's far too easy to blame PG. The club isn't going to get taken over anytime soon so you are wasting your time.

All in all Sam Allardyce did a great job, but when he left, he left an ageing team and nothing for the future. Another person you should aim your disappointment at. Allardyce got us up and running on the back of a good young side developed by Colin Todd, who couldn't quite get us over the line. When Allardyce left there was no youth coming through and to be honest a succession of appointments saw a succession of journey men players.

Our youth are just emerging into senior ranks and that's after 16 years of investment - which is where the money has gone. A succession of bad buys from Owen Coyle have made matters worse and the jury is out on Dougie Freedman.

I think and I'm hoping the club has finally turned it around. Next season should see us moving forward and finally the club has got rid of the "deadwood" that Owen Coyle left us with. Let's hope so anyway.
[quote][p][bold]#votebondy[/bold] wrote: Firstly to the deluded who keep banging on about the stadium should be named after lofthouse or Leverhulme and then sponsored by macron. Why would a company paying money want that ? Someone they have never heard of or care about before their name ! Get a grip ! As a club Bolton are staring into the abyss, there is only one person to blame for me and that is gartside. The club has been in decline since big Sam left...gartside is oblivious to it all his comment after the scale of the debt was revealed was truly shocking " I can sleep easy at night as its not my money" if ever a comment deserved a p45 than that was it. But no he is still there. The club has been horribly one bad appointment after another money wasted on below par players that is crippling the club. Gartside should do us all a favour and disappear..[/p][/quote]Your first couple of sentences actually make the same point in my comment about "the Leverhulme stadium", where I did say the sponsor wouldn't like it. To be fair to Phil Gartside, he didn't buy the players and Ed Davies would have had to have approved all purchases (both would have gone wit the manager they appointed) and all managerial appointments. He may run the club at arms length and let Phil Gartside run the day to day business, but you can be sure major purchases have to be run through Ed first. If Ed Davies didn't like they way Phil Gartside was running BWFC, don't you think he would have sacked him by now? - there's been enough to hang PG long ago. Rather blame Gartside for the mess, I'd suggest you blame Eddie Davies as he owns the club and allows Phil Gartside to run it. As we can't 'sack' Eddie Davies, then it's far too easy to blame PG. The club isn't going to get taken over anytime soon so you are wasting your time. All in all Sam Allardyce did a great job, but when he left, he left an ageing team and nothing for the future. Another person you should aim your disappointment at. Allardyce got us up and running on the back of a good young side developed by Colin Todd, who couldn't quite get us over the line. When Allardyce left there was no youth coming through and to be honest a succession of appointments saw a succession of journey men players. Our youth are just emerging into senior ranks and that's after 16 years of investment - which is where the money has gone. A succession of bad buys from Owen Coyle have made matters worse and the jury is out on Dougie Freedman. I think and I'm hoping the club has finally turned it around. Next season should see us moving forward and finally the club has got rid of the "deadwood" that Owen Coyle left us with. Let's hope so anyway. Ernagy2
  • Score: 1

10:41am Mon 28 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
wsw69 wrote:
Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t
PMSL... or is that PMSL?

Come on Reebok step up before it is too late or we BWFC fans will stop buying your brand!!!

Dear Reebok,

You saw what we did to PayDay Loans??? How about we boycot the Reebok brand in Bolton?

Yours

BWFC Fans

PS... Macron sounds like someone got lazy with pasta!

REEBOK ROAR FOREVER!!!! COME ON REEBOK!!!!
Reebok no longer exists. It was taken over by Adidas years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t[/p][/quote]PMSL... or is that PMSL? Come on Reebok step up before it is too late or we BWFC fans will stop buying your brand!!! Dear Reebok, You saw what we did to PayDay Loans??? How about we boycot the Reebok brand in Bolton? Yours BWFC Fans PS... Macron sounds like someone got lazy with pasta! REEBOK ROAR FOREVER!!!! COME ON REEBOK!!!![/p][/quote]Reebok no longer exists. It was taken over by Adidas years ago. Ernagy2
  • Score: 0

10:43am Mon 28 Apr 14

LordLeverhulme says...

So Adidas, the worlds leading sporting brand, no longer wants to be associated with a third rate, dropping-like-a-ston
e, provincial football club.
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Who'd have thought?
So Adidas, the worlds leading sporting brand, no longer wants to be associated with a third rate, dropping-like-a-ston e, provincial football club. . Who'd have thought? LordLeverhulme
  • Score: -2

10:52am Mon 28 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

waynagain wrote:
For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!!
Not sure whether you are mocking my comment or that of a great man who did so much for the Town, and whose vision would if it had been implemented by the council at the time would have a better Bolton Town Centre than the one we have today.

Yes I'm aware that we already have a "Leverhulme Park", but that doesn't mean to say we shouldn't have the Leverhulme stadium - and there's also a valid reason to call it the Lofthouse stadium.Both have done so much for the Town. The club is nestled in front of Leverhulmes legacy, which is Rivington. It would bring far more visitors to the Town if the Council and the club joined forces to get that part Bolton better recognised. What better way than naming the stadium after the great man.

The fact is as long as we receive money for sponsorship of the stadium - and boy do we need the money - then it will always be called after the sponsor and fans will have to get use to it. All in all I think it's a good thing. Macron use to make the shirts for Reebok anyway - so nowts changed really.
[quote][p][bold]waynagain[/bold] wrote: For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!![/p][/quote]Not sure whether you are mocking my comment or that of a great man who did so much for the Town, and whose vision would if it had been implemented by the council at the time would have a better Bolton Town Centre than the one we have today. Yes I'm aware that we already have a "Leverhulme Park", but that doesn't mean to say we shouldn't have the Leverhulme stadium - and there's also a valid reason to call it the Lofthouse stadium.Both have done so much for the Town. The club is nestled in front of Leverhulmes legacy, which is Rivington. It would bring far more visitors to the Town if the Council and the club joined forces to get that part Bolton better recognised. What better way than naming the stadium after the great man. The fact is as long as we receive money for sponsorship of the stadium - and boy do we need the money - then it will always be called after the sponsor and fans will have to get use to it. All in all I think it's a good thing. Macron use to make the shirts for Reebok anyway - so nowts changed really. Ernagy2
  • Score: 0

11:41am Mon 28 Apr 14

Ernagy2 says...

stereo_world wrote:
Sad news this. "The Reebok" had a lot of history attached to it. It's rare in this day and age that a club in the football league sticks with a brand for so long, especially a hometown one at that.

I guess when you're £150m in debt, beggars really cannot be choosers. If the stadium naming, kit and training deal means making a dent in that, then I'm sure even the most stoic of supporters would accept it.

However, I do wonder why Middlebrook-based Appliances Online, a company which is rumoured to be valued at £1bn, hasn't been considered as a sponsor.
The brand Reebok has died - it really no longer exists. Adidas bought it long a go and use the brand as a marketing arm. Reebok has no longer any attachment to the Town. It's historic name exists only as a 'plaything' for Adidas a german company who were making poor kits for the club.

With Macron we have a similar organisation to what Reebok were and the club can have better kit and a more productive relationship. It didn't do Liverpool too badly. They signed with Macron before last season and look where they are!
[quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: Sad news this. "The Reebok" had a lot of history attached to it. It's rare in this day and age that a club in the football league sticks with a brand for so long, especially a hometown one at that. I guess when you're £150m in debt, beggars really cannot be choosers. If the stadium naming, kit and training deal means making a dent in that, then I'm sure even the most stoic of supporters would accept it. However, I do wonder why Middlebrook-based Appliances Online, a company which is rumoured to be valued at £1bn, hasn't been considered as a sponsor.[/p][/quote]The brand Reebok has died - it really no longer exists. Adidas bought it long a go and use the brand as a marketing arm. Reebok has no longer any attachment to the Town. It's historic name exists only as a 'plaything' for Adidas a german company who were making poor kits for the club. With Macron we have a similar organisation to what Reebok were and the club can have better kit and a more productive relationship. It didn't do Liverpool too badly. They signed with Macron before last season and look where they are! Ernagy2
  • Score: 0

12:33pm Mon 28 Apr 14

waynagain says...

Maybe we should change the name of the team to Leverhulme United and copy Liverpool and get an American baseball team to buy Bolton - would that make you happy?
Maybe we should change the name of the team to Leverhulme United and copy Liverpool and get an American baseball team to buy Bolton - would that make you happy? waynagain
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2:53pm Mon 28 Apr 14

the hand says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
waynagain wrote:
For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!!
Not sure whether you are mocking my comment or that of a great man who did so much for the Town, and whose vision would if it had been implemented by the council at the time would have a better Bolton Town Centre than the one we have today.

Yes I'm aware that we already have a "Leverhulme Park", but that doesn't mean to say we shouldn't have the Leverhulme stadium - and there's also a valid reason to call it the Lofthouse stadium.Both have done so much for the Town. The club is nestled in front of Leverhulmes legacy, which is Rivington. It would bring far more visitors to the Town if the Council and the club joined forces to get that part Bolton better recognised. What better way than naming the stadium after the great man.

The fact is as long as we receive money for sponsorship of the stadium - and boy do we need the money - then it will always be called after the sponsor and fans will have to get use to it. All in all I think it's a good thing. Macron use to make the shirts for Reebok anyway - so nowts changed really.
As pointed out by someone earlier rivington is not owned by bolton council its own by Chorley if I'm not mistaken bolton council sold rivington to Chorley I don't know for sure maybe the righteous one could help with that fact
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]waynagain[/bold] wrote: For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!![/p][/quote]Not sure whether you are mocking my comment or that of a great man who did so much for the Town, and whose vision would if it had been implemented by the council at the time would have a better Bolton Town Centre than the one we have today. Yes I'm aware that we already have a "Leverhulme Park", but that doesn't mean to say we shouldn't have the Leverhulme stadium - and there's also a valid reason to call it the Lofthouse stadium.Both have done so much for the Town. The club is nestled in front of Leverhulmes legacy, which is Rivington. It would bring far more visitors to the Town if the Council and the club joined forces to get that part Bolton better recognised. What better way than naming the stadium after the great man. The fact is as long as we receive money for sponsorship of the stadium - and boy do we need the money - then it will always be called after the sponsor and fans will have to get use to it. All in all I think it's a good thing. Macron use to make the shirts for Reebok anyway - so nowts changed really.[/p][/quote]As pointed out by someone earlier rivington is not owned by bolton council its own by Chorley if I'm not mistaken bolton council sold rivington to Chorley I don't know for sure maybe the righteous one could help with that fact the hand
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9:16pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
wsw69 wrote:
Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t
PMSL... or is that PMSL?

Come on Reebok step up before it is too late or we BWFC fans will stop buying your brand!!!

Dear Reebok,

You saw what we did to PayDay Loans??? How about we boycot the Reebok brand in Bolton?

Yours

BWFC Fans

PS... Macron sounds like someone got lazy with pasta!

REEBOK ROAR FOREVER!!!! COME ON REEBOK!!!!
Reebok no longer exists. It was taken over by Adidas years ago.
LOL I know that but it is still RBK...

Okay for you... come on Adidas let's have some moneyz :)
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: Call it the Tampax Stadium. The chairman is a bloody t**t[/p][/quote]PMSL... or is that PMSL? Come on Reebok step up before it is too late or we BWFC fans will stop buying your brand!!! Dear Reebok, You saw what we did to PayDay Loans??? How about we boycot the Reebok brand in Bolton? Yours BWFC Fans PS... Macron sounds like someone got lazy with pasta! REEBOK ROAR FOREVER!!!! COME ON REEBOK!!!![/p][/quote]Reebok no longer exists. It was taken over by Adidas years ago.[/p][/quote]LOL I know that but it is still RBK... Okay for you... come on Adidas let's have some moneyz :) Beyond News Forum
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3:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Peter Lanky says...

What is the point of continually trying to bring in more money? All the club will do is use it to pay the players even higher salaries, and then the club will be broke again.

Eventually football will run out of silly gimmicks to try and squeeze out a bit more money.
What is the point of continually trying to bring in more money? All the club will do is use it to pay the players even higher salaries, and then the club will be broke again. Eventually football will run out of silly gimmicks to try and squeeze out a bit more money. Peter Lanky
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8:20am Thu 1 May 14

Ernagy2 says...

the hand wrote:
Ernagy2 wrote:
waynagain wrote:
For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!!
Not sure whether you are mocking my comment or that of a great man who did so much for the Town, and whose vision would if it had been implemented by the council at the time would have a better Bolton Town Centre than the one we have today.

Yes I'm aware that we already have a "Leverhulme Park", but that doesn't mean to say we shouldn't have the Leverhulme stadium - and there's also a valid reason to call it the Lofthouse stadium.Both have done so much for the Town. The club is nestled in front of Leverhulmes legacy, which is Rivington. It would bring far more visitors to the Town if the Council and the club joined forces to get that part Bolton better recognised. What better way than naming the stadium after the great man.

The fact is as long as we receive money for sponsorship of the stadium - and boy do we need the money - then it will always be called after the sponsor and fans will have to get use to it. All in all I think it's a good thing. Macron use to make the shirts for Reebok anyway - so nowts changed really.
As pointed out by someone earlier rivington is not owned by bolton council its own by Chorley if I'm not mistaken bolton council sold rivington to Chorley I don't know for sure maybe the righteous one could help with that fact
Rivington may not be owned by Bolton council anymore - mores the pity, but it was given to the people of Bolton as a birthright. Who actually owns it doesn't really matter. Leverhulme is a strong figure head who gave Bolton a lot more than just Rivington and was the Mayor of this town for a time. He is strong historical figure in the Town.

It is up to Bolton Council to work with Chorley Council and United utilities to promote Rivington (they actually work together on a lot more than you think so it's not new) . Junction 6 of the M61 is the best way of getting to Rivington and arguably Bolton Town Centre is the more recognised Town. The football club is overlooked by Rivington and should pay heed to one of the Towns greatest sons. Lofthouse has one end of the ground, Leverhulme should have another.
[quote][p][bold]the hand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]waynagain[/bold] wrote: For those calling for it to be named after Lord Leverhulme, how about calling the place Leverhulme Park?........Oh!!! hang on a minute!!!!!![/p][/quote]Not sure whether you are mocking my comment or that of a great man who did so much for the Town, and whose vision would if it had been implemented by the council at the time would have a better Bolton Town Centre than the one we have today. Yes I'm aware that we already have a "Leverhulme Park", but that doesn't mean to say we shouldn't have the Leverhulme stadium - and there's also a valid reason to call it the Lofthouse stadium.Both have done so much for the Town. The club is nestled in front of Leverhulmes legacy, which is Rivington. It would bring far more visitors to the Town if the Council and the club joined forces to get that part Bolton better recognised. What better way than naming the stadium after the great man. The fact is as long as we receive money for sponsorship of the stadium - and boy do we need the money - then it will always be called after the sponsor and fans will have to get use to it. All in all I think it's a good thing. Macron use to make the shirts for Reebok anyway - so nowts changed really.[/p][/quote]As pointed out by someone earlier rivington is not owned by bolton council its own by Chorley if I'm not mistaken bolton council sold rivington to Chorley I don't know for sure maybe the righteous one could help with that fact[/p][/quote]Rivington may not be owned by Bolton council anymore - mores the pity, but it was given to the people of Bolton as a birthright. Who actually owns it doesn't really matter. Leverhulme is a strong figure head who gave Bolton a lot more than just Rivington and was the Mayor of this town for a time. He is strong historical figure in the Town. It is up to Bolton Council to work with Chorley Council and United utilities to promote Rivington (they actually work together on a lot more than you think so it's not new) . Junction 6 of the M61 is the best way of getting to Rivington and arguably Bolton Town Centre is the more recognised Town. The football club is overlooked by Rivington and should pay heed to one of the Towns greatest sons. Lofthouse has one end of the ground, Leverhulme should have another. Ernagy2
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12:19am Fri 2 May 14

waynagain says...

Is that the same Lord Leverhulme who financed slavery in Africa and he and his slave master 'partners' were responsible for the deaths of more black slaves than Hitler did the Jews? We are still living with the pollution which the great Lord Leverhulme caused in his efforts to become wealthy. Some people might find those attributes admirable, normal people don't.
Is that the same Lord Leverhulme who financed slavery in Africa and he and his slave master 'partners' were responsible for the deaths of more black slaves than Hitler did the Jews? We are still living with the pollution which the great Lord Leverhulme caused in his efforts to become wealthy. Some people might find those attributes admirable, normal people don't. waynagain
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