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@DannyW91 @MarcIles Hopefully Chungy so we can sell him for loads!— @Big_Sharps 10 June 2014
@MarcIles karimi for iran will be top scorer— @bwfc1996 10 June 2014
@MarcIles I'll go for lukaku, will be interesting to see how good he is on the big stage.— @aaron_bwfc 10 June 2014
Can Messi be regarded as the "best ever" if he hasn't won, or at least been top scorer at a World Cup? I find it difficult to rate him above Maradona in my lifetime, let alone Pele.
@MarcIles There's a lad from Argentina, Messy or something like that, def one to watch!— @effinnjeffin 10 June 2014
@MarcIles Neymar or Aguero— @DannyW91 10 June 2014
@MarcIles until messi proves himself in this country he will never be regarded as that IMO— @jonnos32 10 June 2014
@MarcIles Sergio Aguero for me, think that group Argentina have will put them in pole position to be top scorers.— @bwfcphil1 10 June 2014
@MarcIles Fred, Jackson Martinez, Bacca and Greizmann are my main choices. #hipsterific— @liamhatton 10 June 2014
@MarcIles lukaku for me,Belgium will do well— @jonnos32 10 June 2014
@MarcIles Klose has the pedigree. Would love to see Messi do it and cement his legacy as the best player of all time— @LionOfViennaSte 10 June 2014
@MarcIles Yaya for me, I have a feeling Ivory Coast will go quite far and obviously he'll be a massive part of that— @meanderson93 10 June 2014
@MarcIles aguero— @Specky_Steptoe 10 June 2014
I'm going for Edin Dzeko of Bosnia. Feel like he's got a fairly easy group to get a few goals in the bag, and then anything goes after that. Remember Oleg Salekno scoring five in one game a few years back? A bit like that.
OK - I'll be asking for your World Cup predicitions over the next couple of days.
We'll start with top goalscorer.
And Hodgson says there is "nothing wrong" with Steven Gerrard, amidst rumours he could have a groin problem.
The England boss also says he's "not hung up on Andrea Pirlo" and that Italy have other great players.
Roy Hodgson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain "could be fit" for the Uruguay game.
Charlton look like they have failed in a bid for Chris O'Grady, temporarily linked with a move to Wanderers early in the summer. His move from Barnsley has broken down over personal terms, it seems.
And elsewhere, newly-promoted Rotherham United have signed Aston Villa youngster Jordan Bowery.
Championship news from Derby County - they have announced the signing of former Arsenal and Sevilla midfielder Alban Bunjaku on a free transfer.
2:11pm Tue 10 Jun 14
I think the only reason we have not signed the juke or mason so far is because both players and manager are on holiday? I'm personally not worried about the lack of news towards these two players, as far as I am concerned we're in the same boat as last year concerning spearing, where other teams piped up and declared their interest and dougie didn't really respond, next thing you know we've found 2 million from somewhere and bagged ourselves a great captain and leader.... I think this may just be the case again but the mason deal IF it happens will be a 12 month loan with a view to a permanent deal. I have a real good feeling about this season the team looks more like dougies and the dead wood is pretty much gone get andrews off the wage bill and loan sordell out again and I'm happy, the last time we finished 14th in this league we went on to secure promotion in the next season...
1:25pm Tue 10 Jun 14
J J J J says
With DF not spending money on transfers so far, maybe putting his eggs in one bag to get juke and just waiting for some of the higher earners to move on and put those extra funds towards newer players? Its looking more like a DF team now...
@MarcIles and do you think the world cup final will be iran vs algeria— @bwfc1996 10 June 2014
@MarcIles who are we most likely to sign juke or mason and are we looking to sign parr from palace— @bwfc1996 10 June 2014
Nothing iminent, so far as I know.
1:11pm Tue 10 Jun 14
J J J J says
Personally still play sordell, if we could somehow lower his wages I would be starting him often because he can score on his day, any news on players likely to leave?
Reading have also confirmed the signing of striker Andrija Novakovich.
Championship news just coming in: Wolves have confirmed the signing Dutch winger Rajiv van La Parra.
Sordell's future will be interesting. Not guaranteed a start at Wanderers - so you would expect him to look elsewhere.
12:57pm Tue 10 Jun 14
J J J J says
Interesting view from Simon Charlton in the paper this morning, completely agree with him though, the earlier he is in the better, saw a rumour of Burnley of all clubs wanting sordell, still think he could do a job for us though, would let Andrews go, hope rob hall gets his chance next season felt when he played he added a flair, bring on the new season in my opinion
Ex-Wanderers favourite Steve Thompson was appointed as Mark Robins' number two at Hudderfield Town this week. Read a decent interview with him right here.
Moritz still in Brazil with family - no decision made at last check. Very important one for his career.
11:34am Tue 10 Jun 14
Beyond News Forum says
Oh and what is the word with Moritz?
11:33am Tue 10 Jun 14
Beyond News Forum says
In reply to Balboa... I would be expressively keen on seeing Mason and Juke link up as a partnership. The games they played together seemed fruitful to say the least, if BWFC had had Mason and Juke up front for the majority of last season I feel we would have been seeing a different result at the end of the season. However, that different result may have seen Middlebrough and Cardiff command much higher fees or keep the pair respectively. Still would that have been so bad if we had reached the playoffs and/or a return to the Premier League? I think not... Ideally a fit Beckford, Mason and Juke could see BWFC have the most prolific striking rate in the Championship next season... I also think that we SHOULD release some more players out on loan to facilitate and not be so soft with the approach to the departure of Keith Andrews and get a fee from his remaining contract never mind a compensation package... but what do I know of KA's clauses.
Just had a great chat with former Wanderers joint-manager Roy McFarland about all sorts of stuff. Coming to a newspaper near you...
Not sure about the Europop that provides the soundtrack, though.
Yes... watching that through it's made Lukas Jutkiewicz look all the more important a signing.
Nice little montage from the club - all the Championship goals that Wanderers scored last season right here!
News from elsewhere in the Championship - Nottingham Forest completed a handy signing last night, that of Hull City striker Matty Fryatt. Looks like they are going for it once again!
A full list is available here
Wanderers have been drawn as top seeds in the Capital One Cup first round, which takes place next Tuesday.
Interesting view, Balboa, and I think Dougie Freedman admitted that his fitness could have been better. Hopefully he'll get the chance to get a full pre-season?
Agree about Mason, though, very good player.
9:42am Tue 10 Jun 14
The Juke did very well for us in his matches, but at times I wondered whether he looked a little "weary"? He's a big unit and puts the effort in, so may run out of steam more often than other?? Just a thought but I'd still snap him up if possible. He enables us to hold the ball and advance through the field more steadily.
Would be more keen to get Mason in. Great little player, drifts around the box and never stops moving. More growth and potential with him?
A nice interview with ex-Wanderers defender Gretar Steinsson here at beatsandrhymesfc.com - and a fellow karaoke enthusiast. Top man!
Elsewhere, we started a series of features looking at players who just didn't quite get it right at Wanderers.
Blerim Dzemaili was first up - and here's what we had to say about him.
If you can handle the commentary - here are the goals from the game.
Things did not go well for Chung-Yong Lee last night as South Korea crashed to a 4-0 defeat against Ghana in their final friendly before the World Cup.
Reminder from the club - Bolton Central is closed for the duration of today. Phone systems (0844 8712932) still in operation
Main Wanderers news this morning comes from an interview I did with Simon Charlton yesterday.
Good morning folks - another day closer to the World Cup party.