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10:50am Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

What is the latest on McNaughton? still a chance of him returning after Cardiff have signed Fabio? Will we be seeing any permanent signings this window?
What is the latest on McNaughton? still a chance of him returning after Cardiff have signed Fabio? Will we be seeing any permanent signings this window? J J J J
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10:53am Tue 28 Jan 14

genesis22 says...

Having been targeted by most of the football pundits as one of the teams expected to be in the automatic promotion spots, this season has become an unmitigated disaster. Whichever way you look at it DF must shoulder the blame, confidence is at rock bottom and I cannot see incoming loan players altering the status quo. All season we have been fed a conveyor belt of patronising excuses, the team has delivered nothing, absolutely zero. DF constantly comes out with stupid, almost ignorant statements to the press which insults the average intelligence of everyone. Where is the common sense in saying the first 25 minutes are important tonight or that we are two strikers away from being a top team, both utterly meaningless just like his performance as manager.
Having been targeted by most of the football pundits as one of the teams expected to be in the automatic promotion spots, this season has become an unmitigated disaster. Whichever way you look at it DF must shoulder the blame, confidence is at rock bottom and I cannot see incoming loan players altering the status quo. All season we have been fed a conveyor belt of patronising excuses, the team has delivered nothing, absolutely zero. DF constantly comes out with stupid, almost ignorant statements to the press which insults the average intelligence of everyone. Where is the common sense in saying the first 25 minutes are important tonight or that we are two strikers away from being a top team, both utterly meaningless just like his performance as manager. genesis22
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10:54am Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Also what do you think about our youth strikers? it certainly seems like Clough can score, worth a chance on the bench with a possibility of a cameo appearances in games until a loan comes through where he can play regularly? Wilkinson likewise?
Also what do you think about our youth strikers? it certainly seems like Clough can score, worth a chance on the bench with a possibility of a cameo appearances in games until a loan comes through where he can play regularly? Wilkinson likewise? J J J J
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11:00am Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

With a few of our players out of contract and some of them seeming unwilling to move on (Mears) when given the opportunity do you think the rest of the players out of contract are just going to let their contract run down? With Eagles I know he said he loves Bolton but I have seen nothing about him signing another contract. Do you think we should look at moving him on to get a fee for him? likewise with some of the other players? Do we know if CYL is going to leave or will he stay? there has been interest from a few clubs but that was in the summer, With all these players on premier league wages do you think it is harbouring DF putting his stamp on the side?
With a few of our players out of contract and some of them seeming unwilling to move on (Mears) when given the opportunity do you think the rest of the players out of contract are just going to let their contract run down? With Eagles I know he said he loves Bolton but I have seen nothing about him signing another contract. Do you think we should look at moving him on to get a fee for him? likewise with some of the other players? Do we know if CYL is going to leave or will he stay? there has been interest from a few clubs but that was in the summer, With all these players on premier league wages do you think it is harbouring DF putting his stamp on the side? J J J J
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11:03am Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

With our youth strikers I don't think size matters because you look at the likes of Messi, Mata. Surely worth a place on the bench for Wilkinson until a loan deal can come through and do what we have been doing with Odelusi (who I have been impressed with might I add) and just give them little cameo's?
With our youth strikers I don't think size matters because you look at the likes of Messi, Mata. Surely worth a place on the bench for Wilkinson until a loan deal can come through and do what we have been doing with Odelusi (who I have been impressed with might I add) and just give them little cameo's? J J J J
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11:07am Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

But do you think the players on Premier league wages are harbouring DF putting his stamp on the team? I think Eagles is good but it seems he plays well in spells. And barely gets a chance away from home.
But do you think the players on Premier league wages are harbouring DF putting his stamp on the team? I think Eagles is good but it seems he plays well in spells. And barely gets a chance away from home. J J J J
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11:09am Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Do you know why Hall isn't getting much playing time? Thought when he has played he has ran at his man always ran at the defence and adds a real threat to the team when he plays
Do you know why Hall isn't getting much playing time? Thought when he has played he has ran at his man always ran at the defence and adds a real threat to the team when he plays J J J J
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11:26am Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

With FFP surely it should only count for Premier League clubs as if you drop down from the championship you still have players on Premier League wages. Surely they need to soften their stance for clubs outside the Premier League?
With FFP surely it should only count for Premier League clubs as if you drop down from the championship you still have players on Premier League wages. Surely they need to soften their stance for clubs outside the Premier League? J J J J
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12:03pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Big Stu says...

genesis22 wrote:
Having been targeted by most of the football pundits as one of the teams expected to be in the automatic promotion spots, this season has become an unmitigated disaster. Whichever way you look at it DF must shoulder the blame, confidence is at rock bottom and I cannot see incoming loan players altering the status quo. All season we have been fed a conveyor belt of patronising excuses, the team has delivered nothing, absolutely zero. DF constantly comes out with stupid, almost ignorant statements to the press which insults the average intelligence of everyone. Where is the common sense in saying the first 25 minutes are important tonight or that we are two strikers away from being a top team, both utterly meaningless just like his performance as manager.
Nowt happier than Bolton folk who've just missed the bus....
[quote][p][bold]genesis22[/bold] wrote: Having been targeted by most of the football pundits as one of the teams expected to be in the automatic promotion spots, this season has become an unmitigated disaster. Whichever way you look at it DF must shoulder the blame, confidence is at rock bottom and I cannot see incoming loan players altering the status quo. All season we have been fed a conveyor belt of patronising excuses, the team has delivered nothing, absolutely zero. DF constantly comes out with stupid, almost ignorant statements to the press which insults the average intelligence of everyone. Where is the common sense in saying the first 25 minutes are important tonight or that we are two strikers away from being a top team, both utterly meaningless just like his performance as manager.[/p][/quote]Nowt happier than Bolton folk who've just missed the bus.... Big Stu
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12:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

J J J J wrote:
With FFP surely it should only count for Premier League clubs as if you drop down from the championship you still have players on Premier League wages. Surely they need to soften their stance for clubs outside the Premier League?
FFP limits are different per league and, again, different in EU competitions.

I find it daft that half the time in football folk want contracts/business dealings similar to 'regular' jobs/working directives yet in other things they want seemingly bizarre rules and regs like FFP, transfer windows and squad specification (the latter, incidentally, doesn't even apply to all EU leagues!)
[quote][p][bold]J J J J[/bold] wrote: With FFP surely it should only count for Premier League clubs as if you drop down from the championship you still have players on Premier League wages. Surely they need to soften their stance for clubs outside the Premier League?[/p][/quote]FFP limits are different per league and, again, different in EU competitions. I find it daft that half the time in football folk want contracts/business dealings similar to 'regular' jobs/working directives yet in other things they want seemingly bizarre rules and regs like FFP, transfer windows and squad specification (the latter, incidentally, doesn't even apply to all EU leagues!) JustaBloke2000
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1:55pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

What do you think the result will be tonight Marc?
What do you think the result will be tonight Marc? J J J J
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1:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

"It's getting increasingly regular that clubs agree deals with players but put them out initially as loans. Not sure why."

Fairly certain that's for tax reasons/cash flow. Offsets any costs/expenses such as signing on fees into next season's budget and, therefore, the next tax year whilst not taking a huge chunk out of the existing pot, apart from wages.

That's just a thought out guess, though.
"It's getting increasingly regular that clubs agree deals with players but put them out initially as loans. Not sure why." Fairly certain that's for tax reasons/cash flow. Offsets any costs/expenses such as signing on fees into next season's budget and, therefore, the next tax year whilst not taking a huge chunk out of the existing pot, apart from wages. That's just a thought out guess, though. JustaBloke2000
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2:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Worksopbwfc says...

Leave Eagles alone he is still one of a few wanderers players trying, He as had problems with injuries so back off. Bring back Feeney lets have a whip round to bring him back..
Leave Eagles alone he is still one of a few wanderers players trying, He as had problems with injuries so back off. Bring back Feeney lets have a whip round to bring him back.. Worksopbwfc
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2:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Superwhit says...

Unfortunately we haven't got enough time to see the bulk of this squad moved on and replaced. There isn't a player that would be missed! And as for replacements? If you spend no money, you're not going to get any decent alternatives!
Unfortunately we haven't got enough time to see the bulk of this squad moved on and replaced. There isn't a player that would be missed! And as for replacements? If you spend no money, you're not going to get any decent alternatives! Superwhit
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3:09pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Prediction for result tonight marc?
Prediction for result tonight marc? J J J J
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3:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

What's the latest on jutkiewics? (might have spelt it wrong) Is he too late to play at QPR now?
What's the latest on jutkiewics? (might have spelt it wrong) Is he too late to play at QPR now? J J J J
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3:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

beechd says...

I'm sure we had the best out of Eagles at the start of last season when only he and Prats we're performing, not at the races this season at all, would be nice to see Feeney back but got a feeling it will be a case of wait till summer for a freebie!
Now is the time to let Hall establish himself on the wing and make it his position, Chungy out of sorts like Eagles.
May be time to drop spearing , he needs to have a good look at himself and sort his form out!
I'm sure we had the best out of Eagles at the start of last season when only he and Prats we're performing, not at the races this season at all, would be nice to see Feeney back but got a feeling it will be a case of wait till summer for a freebie! Now is the time to let Hall establish himself on the wing and make it his position, Chungy out of sorts like Eagles. May be time to drop spearing , he needs to have a good look at himself and sort his form out! beechd
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4:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

so is he eligible to play against QPR tonight?
so is he eligible to play against QPR tonight? J J J J
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4:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Bit of a dark horse?
Bit of a dark horse? J J J J
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4:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

tokyodave says...

3 hrs 30 mins from Bolton to Shepherd's Bush...you hired Vettel for the day???
3 hrs 30 mins from Bolton to Shepherd's Bush...you hired Vettel for the day??? tokyodave
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4:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

I am finding a few things difficult to accept - these are not the managers fault, it is the team as a whole... back to basics training issues could be a factor. We can clearly see these things from the stands.

1. We have no width and when we do the ball is either terrible or non-existent.

2. Way too much room in the middle when the opposition is running down the wings at our defence. All too often the ball seems to appear at the oppositions feet just outside the box .

3. The long ball lone striker route - the ball is played and nobody is there to receive it.

4. The ball is taken down the wing by one of our pacier wingers - there is nobody in the box to cross to.

5. Rushed or not practiced set pieces - nothing is happening from free kicks bar that one from Moritz the other week.

6. Physicality is no there - there is nothing physical about this Bolton team, Lofty is harder!

7. Cheeky passages of play - remember Nobby Nolan/Big Sam tactics always had the tendency to rub the opposition up the wrong way with cheeky lawful tactics.

8. I do not think Chungy should play at the moment - he is obviously suffering from some kind of psychological trauma from his prior injury - more development toughening up is needed - and for God sake give him some food!

9. You can actually see the nerves rattling through the bodies of some of the BWFC players from the stands - it is absolutely plain to see - I don;t know what DF is seeing. If the opposition sees this then the team can be ratled at any given opportunity - who is the teams Sport Psychologist? Sack him/her to they are not effective at all.

I see three regular players performing, and some subs (who I cannot understand bench warming given their hunger to play) - Danns, Ream, Lonergan, Moritz, Hall, Pratley (on occasion), Odelusi (when played) Eagles (just getting back after injury) - the rest have gone back to their parent clubs). The rest need a good kick up the backside - if SA was in charge or Alex Ferguson had the helm do you think the rest would get in the squad? Not a prayer.

Young Zak Clough should definitely be in the squad, that kid is dynamite even at his age - we all remember Rooney bursting on the scene.

I could go on and on, this is just a smidge of what just I have noted.

What say you Marc?
I am finding a few things difficult to accept - these are not the managers fault, it is the team as a whole... back to basics training issues could be a factor. We can clearly see these things from the stands. 1. We have no width and when we do the ball is either terrible or non-existent. 2. Way too much room in the middle when the opposition is running down the wings at our defence. All too often the ball seems to appear at the oppositions feet just outside the box [in the middle]. 3. The long ball lone striker route - the ball is played and nobody is there to receive it. 4. The ball is taken down the wing by one of our pacier wingers - there is nobody in the box to cross to. 5. Rushed or not practiced set pieces - nothing is happening from free kicks bar that one from Moritz the other week. 6. Physicality is no there - there is nothing physical about this Bolton team, Lofty is harder! 7. Cheeky passages of play - remember Nobby Nolan/Big Sam tactics always had the tendency to rub the opposition up the wrong way with cheeky lawful tactics. 8. I do not think Chungy should play at the moment - he is obviously suffering from some kind of psychological trauma from his prior injury - more development toughening up is needed - and for God sake give him some food! 9. You can actually see the nerves rattling through the bodies of some of the BWFC players from the stands - it is absolutely plain to see - I don;t know what DF is seeing. If the opposition sees this then the team can be ratled at any given opportunity - who is the teams Sport Psychologist? Sack him/her to they are not effective at all. I see three regular players performing, and some subs (who I cannot understand bench warming given their hunger to play) - Danns, Ream, Lonergan, Moritz, Hall, Pratley (on occasion), Odelusi (when played) Eagles (just getting back after injury) - the rest have gone back to their parent clubs). The rest need a good kick up the backside - if SA was in charge or Alex Ferguson had the helm do you think the rest would get in the squad? Not a prayer. Young Zak Clough should definitely be in the squad, that kid is dynamite even at his age - we all remember Rooney bursting on the scene. I could go on and on, this is just a smidge of what just I have noted. What say you Marc? Beyond News Forum
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5:24pm Tue 28 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

Why has this article been tagged in the "American Tour" folder...?
Why has this article been tagged in the "American Tour" folder...? JustaBloke2000
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5:55pm Tue 28 Jan 14

beechd says...

i agree with the comments, i don't think there is any kind of physical element in our team, we used to bully teams like Arsenal, Wenger hated coming to the Reebok, back to basics are needed and a change of formation, big Sam loved the 4,3,3 and it can quickly change to 4,5,1 when defending(which we cannot do, we couldn't tackle a full English breakfast at the moment).
We desperately need McNaughton, Dawson, any kind of real left back!!! and Pratley to fire on all cylinders again, great box to box work rate on his day, if only Nobby was back!!!
i agree with the comments, i don't think there is any kind of physical element in our team, we used to bully teams like Arsenal, Wenger hated coming to the Reebok, back to basics are needed and a change of formation, big Sam loved the 4,3,3 and it can quickly change to 4,5,1 when defending(which we cannot do, we couldn't tackle a full English breakfast at the moment). We desperately need McNaughton, Dawson, any kind of real left back!!! and Pratley to fire on all cylinders again, great box to box work rate on his day, if only Nobby was back!!! beechd
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5:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Worksopbwfc says...

If defence play with guts like they did against cardiff till mistake by keeper 0-0 but if not 4-0 QPR
If defence play with guts like they did against cardiff till mistake by keeper 0-0 but if not 4-0 QPR Worksopbwfc
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6:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

stevethewanderer says...

Totally agree with bnf and we are too light weight in middle and up front keep Craig Davies in he could become the next super c Davies
Totally agree with bnf and we are too light weight in middle and up front keep Craig Davies in he could become the next super c Davies stevethewanderer
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6:14pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Worksopbwfc says...

0-1 last second scorcher from knight from peter botterill Your may be right but which net.....
0-1 last second scorcher from knight from peter botterill Your may be right but which net..... Worksopbwfc
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6:30pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

JustaBloke2000 wrote:
Why has this article been tagged in the "American Tour" folder...?
Because they left the real team over there??? I don;t know who these clones are either lol.
[quote][p][bold]JustaBloke2000[/bold] wrote: Why has this article been tagged in the "American Tour" folder...?[/p][/quote]Because they left the real team over there??? I don;t know who these clones are either lol. Beyond News Forum
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10:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

DF just said what about counter attack? It worked well? It was average at best against a less than average QPR. Then again, BWFC are far from average at the moment.

Let's stop the easy chit chat Marc in regards DF... there are no positives and nothing to take from the game except a lesson on taking chances and not tasting defeat again.

God knows I want DF to do well, but it isn't looking likely playing in a style not suited to a single one of those players on the pitch. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when DF announces the tactics because I bet everyone in that changing room sink down... hardly confidence in your strikers and defence playing what is seemingly 9 defenders and one up front.

Seriously am I being harsh?

Jeez I wish I wasn't. It isn't financial those boys ARE good enough - I believe a tunnel bust up is coming at this rate.
DF just said what about counter attack? It worked well? It was average at best against a less than average QPR. Then again, BWFC are far from average at the moment. Let's stop the easy chit chat Marc in regards DF... there are no positives and nothing to take from the game except a lesson on taking chances and not tasting defeat again. God knows I want DF to do well, but it isn't looking likely playing in a style not suited to a single one of those players on the pitch. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when DF announces the tactics because I bet everyone in that changing room sink down... hardly confidence in your strikers and defence playing what is seemingly 9 defenders and one up front. Seriously am I being harsh? Jeez I wish I wasn't. It isn't financial those boys ARE good enough - I believe a tunnel bust up is coming at this rate. Beyond News Forum
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10:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Hayden white shows us why he was so highly rated and felt he did well under the circumstances. Who will be the next recruit through the Reebok doors? Will there be more additions? Felt DF made the right choice changing Davies for jutkiewics. Davies just returning from injury don't want him to get another injury.
Hayden white shows us why he was so highly rated and felt he did well under the circumstances. Who will be the next recruit through the Reebok doors? Will there be more additions? Felt DF made the right choice changing Davies for jutkiewics. Davies just returning from injury don't want him to get another injury. J J J J
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11:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

J J J J says...

More stability needed at the back ? A commander if you will? What do you think Marc? Surely that should be the first port - stability and clean sheets? of call
More stability needed at the back ? A commander if you will? What do you think Marc? Surely that should be the first port - stability and clean sheets? of call J J J J
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