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Bolton Wanderers 'used agent who took bungs’

The Bolton News: Gary Megson 10.JPG

11:19am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WANDERERS used an agent featured on Panorama for accepting “bungs” to help in the search for a new manager, a court heard.

Bolton Wanderers reached £1.8 million settlement after wrongly reclaiming VAT

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside, centre, entering court with Frank McParland, right.

11:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOLTON Wanderers reached a settlement of £1.8 million after an HMRC investigation into wrongly reclaimed VAT on agents’ fees, it has emerged in court.

Bolton Wanderers striker Jermaine Beckford backs move to keep loan star Lukas Jutkiewicz

The Bolton News: BREAKTHROUGH Lukas Jutkiewicz peels away in celebration after opening the scoring for Wanderers

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

JERMAINE Beckford believes Wanderers could have been a lot closer to the play-off picture had they been able to call on Lukas Jutkiewicz’s services longer.

Phil Gartside 'lied about duping Manchester City on live radio'

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHIL Gartside told a court that he lied on live radio about duping Manchester City over a transfer to make a "light-hearted" show "more interesting".

Phil Gartside 'received string of abusive text messages'

The Bolton News: Tony McGill on the way into court

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHIL Gartside said the first time he heard of the agent suing him for cutting him out of a transfer was when he received a spate of “abusive” text messages.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 0 v Leicester City 1

The Bolton News: MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers v Leicester City

2:04pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Leicester City need a win to seal the Championship title - can Wanderers spoil the party and continue their excellent late-season form?

MATCH VERDICT: Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Leicester City

The Bolton News: MATCH VERDICT: Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Leicester City

10:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NIGEL Pearson will be pitting his wits against Jose Mourinho next season but tonight he followed “The Special One” by claiming silverware at the Reebok.

PLAYER RATINGS: Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Leicester City

The Bolton News: Keeping the faith: Tim Ream

10:13pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WANDERERS (5-4-1) ADAM BOGDAN 7 Made a string of routine saves but did well on crosses.

Talking Wanderers podcast - April 22, 2014

The Bolton News: Talking Wanderers podcast

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Bolton News' head of sport Neil Bonnar and sports writer Dave Pye discuss the latest happenings at the Reebok.

EMIL ANDERSON'S NON-LEAGUE COLUMN: Bloggers of the world unite

The Bolton News: EMIL ANDERERSON'S NON-LEAGUE COLUMN: Bloggers of the world unite

10:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EVEN the great writers have been known to suffer block from time to time and this week I feared I was about to join them.

Football agent sues Bolton Wanderers Day 8 - Phil Gartside gives evidence

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside

10:13am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The trial involving a football agent suing Wanderers for cutting him out of a transfer in 2007 enters its 8th day.

MANCHESTER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Simon Wilcox predicts a Breight future

The Bolton News: Simon Wilcox believes Breightmet United could be capable of challenging for promotion next season

9:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BREIGHTMET United manager Simon Wilcox is planning to regroup in the summer with the aim of mounting a promotion challenge next season.

WARREN BARLOW'S INSIGHT INTO JUNIOR FOOTBALL: We need to help improve grass roots football

The Bolton News: Warren Barlow

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AS part of a two part series Bolton Bury and District Junior Football League chairman Warren Barlow talks about what needs to improve from the bottom levels of football.

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE ROUND-UP by Bryan Waters: Farnworth Town clinch promotion

The Bolton News: Farnworth Town manager Jason Tyldesley is targeting a second successive assault on promotion next season

7:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FARNWORTH Town sealed promotion to Division One after a 2-1 win at Radcliffe Town.

WEST LANCASHIRE LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Eagley hit by fixture pile-up and injuries

The Bolton News: Eagley goalkeeper John Kinsella pounces on the ball under pressure from Charnock Richard’s Carl Grimshaw

7:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A BACKLOG of fixtures and a build-up of injuries are starting to take their toll on one of Bolton’s top amateur football teams.


The Bolton News: Bill Eaton

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BILL Eaton has hung up his pen and notebook this week but his tongue-and-cheek insight into life as a referee continues in his column ‘Tales from the Dark Side’.

Bolton Wanderers hierarchy set to discuss summer spending plans

The Bolton News: Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside, left, with owner Eddie Davies

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WANDERERS have planned a crunch budget meeting to take place after tonight’s game with Leicester City.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson wary of in-form Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson. Picture: Action Images

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NIGEL Pearson believes Wanderers are now a tougher prospect than the one hit for five at the King Power Stadium in December.

Defender Matt Mills feels settled and at home at Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: Matt Mills says he knew nothing of the handball

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT has taken a while but Matt Mills finally feels part of the gang at Wanderers.

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman plans to out-Fox Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson

The Bolton News: Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DOUGIE Freedman once hailed Leicester City as the best team in the Championship by “a million miles” – now he is looking to disprove his theory, for one night at least.

Atherton 'flatcap' derby ends in goalless stalemate

5:54pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE fourth edition of The Flatcap Derby ended in disappointment as Atherton Colls and Atherton LR served up a 0-0 stalemate today.

BOLTON LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Farnworth topple Little Lever in big season opener

The Bolton News: Horwich began the season with a victory at Greenmount

10:25am Monday 21st April 2014

BOLTON League champions Little Lever failed to replicate their blistering start of last season as they went down to a 57-run defeat at Farnworth.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Opening day results

9:02am Monday 21st April 2014

Astley Bridge 208 Bradshaw 275-6. Bradshaw won by 67 runs.

Will Andre Moritz prove an expensive luxury for Bolton Wanderers?

The Bolton News: DEAL OR NO DEAL Andre Moritz is out of contract in the summer

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

ANDRE Moritz arrived as “a present” to the Wanderers fans – but is the Samba star now heading for the returns desk, with his contract up in the summer?

Bolton Wanderers wait on Alan Hutton knee scan

The Bolton News: INJURY Alan Hutton

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

ALAN Hutton will wait on the result of scans on a knee injury to assess whether he is fit enough to face Leicester City.

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman warns fans not to expect big money bid to sign Lukas Jutkiewicz on permanent deal

The Bolton News: YOUNG LOVE On-loan striker Lukas Jutkiewicz picks up the BWFC Juniors player of the year award

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

DOUGIE Freedman has moved to temper fans’ expectations with regards to Wanderers’ chances of signing Lukas Jutkiewicz on a permanent deal.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Jay Spearing out to be a Leicester City party pooper

The Bolton News: BALL WINNER Jay Spearing, left, tackles Charlton’s Johnnie Jackson

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

JAY Spearing has no designs on being a perfect party host against Leicester City tomorrow.

CRAIG NELSON COLUMN - The battle for the Bolton Cricket League is intriguing

The Bolton News: Oliver Newby was lined up to play for Westhoughton but the Bolton League has blocked the signing

10:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANTICIPATION is building ahead of the start of this season’s Bolton Cricket League, which kicks off tomorrow.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Top cricket clubs getting ready for the new season

The Bolton News: The Westhoughton team who played on Good Friday

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

IT has been all change during the close season at Bolton League’s two title holders – Little Lever and Farnworth – who meet in tomorrow’s opening round of fixtures.

MATCH VERDICT: Wanderers must chin and bear it after Mills' hairy moment

The Bolton News: Charlton goalkeeper gets a close look at his rival in the big beard stakes, Matt Mills

8:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

WANDERERS huffed, and they puffed but as so often has been the case this season, they couldn’t blow the house down.

Bolton Wanderers suffer a double blow as Alan Hutton and Andre Moritz may have played last games for club

The Bolton News: Andre Moritz

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

WANDERERS maintained their unbeaten run at Charlton – but have been dealt a double injury blow heading into their final three games of the season.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: MATCHDAY LIVE: Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

10:27am Friday 18th April 2014

Wanderers are finishing the season with a bang. Can they make it four wins in a row against struggling Charlton at the Valley?

DAVID PYE: Luton Town are proof there is always a way back for troubled clubs

The Bolton News: David Pye

11:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE popular Looking Back section in the sports pages of yesterday’s The Bolton News made for interesting reading as it recalled the proposal of Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside to have a ‘Premier League 2’.

Westhoughton suffer defeat in National Knockout at Prestwich

The Bolton News: The Westhoughton team who played on Good Friday

7:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON lost their National Knockout first-round game at Prestwich on Good Friday as the local cricket season returned in glorious sunshine.

PLAYER RATINGS: Charlton Athletic 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

The Bolton News: Wanderers defender Tim Ream in his protective mask

6:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

Marks out of 10 for Wanderers and Charlton on Good Friday WANDERERS (4-4-2) ADAM BOGDAN...7 One wobble when he failed to clear a back pass from Hutton but came to collect a series of crosses and made a key save.

FANS VIEW by Alan Houghton: Charlton Athletic 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

The Bolton News: BATTLE OF THE BEARDS Things get hairy between Liam Trotter, who had his best game for Wanderers, and Adam Clayton

6:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE last long trip of the season started with a lovely view of the Spirit of Sport statue, silhouetted against a clear blue sky on a frosty spring morning.

Leigh Centurions enjoy a Good Friday with impressive victory against Swinton

The Bolton News: Liam Kay

5:19pm Friday 18th April 2014

IT was a Good Friday for Leigh Centurions as they swept in for eleven tries and a 60-24 win to continue their winning ways in the Kingstone Press Championship.

FULL TIME: Charlton Athletic 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

The Bolton News: MATCHDAY LIVE: Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

5:38pm Friday 18th April 2014

WANDERERS’ winning run was halted at struggling Charlton, who clung on to a precious point to aid their survival fight.

Hospital Cup latest - Stoneclough v Old Bolts quarter-final report and semi-final draw

9:34am Friday 18th April 2014

TURTON will play Hindsford and CMB and Stoneclough will clash in the semi-finals of the Bolton Hospital Cup.

Charlton Athletic loanee Marvin Sordell could still have a future with Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: Marvin Sordell

6:20am Friday 18th April 2014

MARVIN Sordell could be welcomed back into the Wanderers fold next season – but has been warned he will not get regular first-team football.

Bolton Wanderers legend John McGinlay hails contribution of fellow Scot Alan Hutton

The Bolton News: Alan Hutton is staying at Wanderers until the end of the season

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

WANDERERS legend John McGinlay believes the addition of fellow Scot Alan Hutton has been integral to the team’s recent good form.

Dougie Freedman sets a challenge for his Bolton Wanderers youngsters

The Bolton News: Hayden White

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

DOUGIE Freedman has thrown down the gauntlet to his younger players, urging them to prove they can break into his first-team plans next season.

Bolton Wanderers taking shape under Dougie Freedman - but it's still about winning

The Bolton News: Tim Ream

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ONE glance at the Championship table tells you Charlton Athletic’s need is greater – but there was no mistaking Dougie Freedman’s intentions as he laid down his demands for today’s clash at the Valley.

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman rejects talk of Leicester 'bid' for Mark Davies

The Bolton News: Wanderers midfielder Mark Davies

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

DOUGIE Freedman is not entertaining transfer talk about Mark Davies, for now.

'Only Phil Gartside had authority to sanction £300,000 payment'

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside

6:53pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ONLY Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside had the authority to sanction the £300,000 payment the club made to an agency to represent them in the allegedly hijacked transfer of Gavin McCann, a court heard.

NEIL BONNAR COLUMN: Being a volunteer on the Bolton parkrun was not easy

The Bolton News: NEIL BONNAR'S COLUMN: Wanderers and Wigan should stop flirting and make it a derby date

11:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE wonderful Bolton parkrun organisers have a time honoured tradition of beginning their weekly website blogs with the words “this is the one when…” followed by some witty ending (the Bolton parkrun being a free, timed 5k run at Leverhulme Park every Saturday morning, by the way.)

HOSPITAL CUP: Turton into last four with win at Atherton Town

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TURTON made it through to the semi-finals of the Hospital Cup with an impressive 3-0 win at Atherton Town.

NORTH WEST COUNTIES LEAGUE: Atherton LR looking for pre-derby filip

5:26pm Thursday 17th April 2014

By Joseph Gibbons

Josh Vela extends his loan at Notts County to end of season

The Bolton News: Josh Vela

5:26pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JOSH Vela has extended his loan spell at Notts County until the end of the season.

Bolton Wanderers Under-21s beaten by Wigan Athletic in Lancashire Senior Cup semi-final

The Bolton News: Hayden White

4:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WANDERERS Under-21s missed out on a Lancashire FA Senior Cup final showdown with neighbours Bury after losing 2-1 at Wigan Athletic today.

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