Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman not expecting any more new arrivals

Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman

Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman

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AS the transfer window is slammed shut at many clubs around the country, it is more likely to be closed quietly before bedtime at Wanderers.

Dougie Freedman does not expect a great deal of business to be done this weekend, even though he would love to be in the position to do some.

Jordon Ibe joined Derby County on a season-long loan yesterday to become the latest player who slipped the hook.

The manager, looking an increasingly frustrated character with each passing week, openly admits the loan window – which reopens in a fortnight – is now his best chance to find reinforcements.

Freedman had waited patiently all summer for Ibe to become available but suffered for not being able to match the financial package offered by the Rams, a situation that mirrors his pursuit of Lukas Jutkiewicz, now plying his trade at Burnley.

Freedman has been tantalisingly close to a handful of players that even his biggest critics would agree could have made a difference to the club’s current situation.

Craig Dawson, Michael Kightly, Chris Burke, Max Clayton, Anthony Pilkington – all players on whom the manager was ready to move, only for some financial hitch to scupper his chances.

In the last couple of weeks Jay Spearing, Mark Davies and Adam Bogdan have been linked with moves elsewhere but speaking to The Bolton News, Freedman insisted he has not had any offers.

“Nobody has contacted me about my players,” he said. “They are all rumours again. If someone did contact me then I’d be here telling you there was a possibility we’d get one or two players in. That’s what I’d like to tell you.

“My prediction will be that we’ll have to wait until the loan window re-opens to see what’s available.

“We haven’t hidden that fact before, we won’t now.

“If someone does buy one of our players then it will kick-start a reaction, you’d hope, but I’ve got no power to go out and buy someone else’s players so I would anticipate a quiet deadline day.”

While Freedman admits to frustration at seeing clubs like Bournemouth and Huddersfield reinforce their squad with cash signings this summer, let alone the likes of relegated Fulham and Norwich, he believes the club are now well within the guidelines set out by Financial Fair Play and subsequently over the worst of the cost-cutting measures that have hamstrung him in the transfer market for most of the last 23 months.

There has been no recent public declaration of the club’s financial situation from either chairman Phil Gartside or owner Eddie Davies but Freedman believes the realisation is starting to hit home among fans at the constraints he has been working under.

“I think it’s hitting home more now with people that this is how we’ve coped in the last two years, and I think we’ve done well out of it, really,” he said.

“We’ve used the loan market but as I’ve said in the past, you’re reliant on other clubs telling you when you can have their players.

“It was only in the second half of last season that we started to kick into gear and that’s because I’d got the players in that I needed to.

“The loan market has helped us in the past and now it’s the core of what we’re doing right now.”

Freedman is closing in on two years at Bolton but regardless of the changing financial landscape at the club, the Scot is well aware that a poor league position will not be tolerated on the terraces.

“Someone is going to have to take the stick, I understand that, but the fans have also got to understand where the football club is and what is going on; I think the majority do,” he said.

“I was brought to this club to try and get the younger footballers through to the first team and we still have to do that. It’s healthier but we still need to improve.

“We need to try and return to the top division, and I feel in that first year we were very, very close but now we’ve had to adjust the books.

“Something has had to give – and that’s on the pitch right now. When certain players leave it’s to balance the books.

“It started a few months after I got here with Martin Petrov, who was a fantastic lad but on a huge amount of money, and he wasn’t replaced.

“I’m really alright with the fans and the situation I’m in and the reason is because I know I’m doing the best job I possibly can with what we’ve got.”

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7:28am Sat 30 Aug 14

kieth57 says...

Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.
Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman. kieth57
  • Score: 23

7:53am Sat 30 Aug 14

Ernagy2 says...

kieth57 wrote:
Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.
The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation.

If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference.
[quote][p][bold]kieth57[/bold] wrote: Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.[/p][/quote]The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation. If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference. Ernagy2
  • Score: 14

8:22am Sat 30 Aug 14

Jonnyboy944 says...

kieth57 wrote:
Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.
I fully agree that DF is not the man for the job. His tactics are negative, team selections unbelievable, substitutions unfathomable. Why has he not told Matt Mills to stop hoofing the ball yet!

Yet my worry is when (not if) DF goes, who will be able to get to replace him? Any manager with a decent track record will give us a wide berth because they would have no money to spend to bring in better players that are needed for promotion. So we are back to picking an up and coming coach who sees this as an opportunity to prove themselves at a "big" club. Which is what DF was supposed to be. Albeit his track record at Palace was a short one, and his reputation was based on a good run of 15 games at the end of his tenure. That's just not enough to show what a manager is really capable of.
[quote][p][bold]kieth57[/bold] wrote: Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.[/p][/quote]I fully agree that DF is not the man for the job. His tactics are negative, team selections unbelievable, substitutions unfathomable. Why has he not told Matt Mills to stop hoofing the ball yet! Yet my worry is when (not if) DF goes, who will be able to get to replace him? Any manager with a decent track record will give us a wide berth because they would have no money to spend to bring in better players that are needed for promotion. So we are back to picking an up and coming coach who sees this as an opportunity to prove themselves at a "big" club. Which is what DF was supposed to be. Albeit his track record at Palace was a short one, and his reputation was based on a good run of 15 games at the end of his tenure. That's just not enough to show what a manager is really capable of. Jonnyboy944
  • Score: 13

8:26am Sat 30 Aug 14

Leemac12 says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
kieth57 wrote:
Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.
The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation.

If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference.
The problem is that Dougie has brought in many of this poor playing staff you refer to. Baptiste, Craig Davies, Rob Hall, Beckford are all his signings.

He cannot organise his team to defend yet plays a defensive strategy.

This season we have been outplayed in every game, including games against sides in league 2 and bottom of league 1.

He made Zat Knight captain of our proud club for goodness sake!

A lot of Bolton fans have given him more time than he has deserved (myself included) because I did want him to succeed, but now he has to go. I have no faith in the man whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kieth57[/bold] wrote: Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.[/p][/quote]The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation. If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference.[/p][/quote]The problem is that Dougie has brought in many of this poor playing staff you refer to. Baptiste, Craig Davies, Rob Hall, Beckford are all his signings. He cannot organise his team to defend yet plays a defensive strategy. This season we have been outplayed in every game, including games against sides in league 2 and bottom of league 1. He made Zat Knight captain of our proud club for goodness sake! A lot of Bolton fans have given him more time than he has deserved (myself included) because I did want him to succeed, but now he has to go. I have no faith in the man whatsoever. Leemac12
  • Score: 19

8:30am Sat 30 Aug 14

Leemac12 says...

Jonnyboy944 wrote:
kieth57 wrote:
Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.
I fully agree that DF is not the man for the job. His tactics are negative, team selections unbelievable, substitutions unfathomable. Why has he not told Matt Mills to stop hoofing the ball yet!

Yet my worry is when (not if) DF goes, who will be able to get to replace him? Any manager with a decent track record will give us a wide berth because they would have no money to spend to bring in better players that are needed for promotion. So we are back to picking an up and coming coach who sees this as an opportunity to prove themselves at a "big" club. Which is what DF was supposed to be. Albeit his track record at Palace was a short one, and his reputation was based on a good run of 15 games at the end of his tenure. That's just not enough to show what a manager is really capable of.
It was the classic hiring of a flavour of the month.

I understand that we won't be an attractive prospect to a top manager so I'd be happy with one of our own. Phil Brown or Jimmy Phillips.
[quote][p][bold]Jonnyboy944[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kieth57[/bold] wrote: Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.[/p][/quote]I fully agree that DF is not the man for the job. His tactics are negative, team selections unbelievable, substitutions unfathomable. Why has he not told Matt Mills to stop hoofing the ball yet! Yet my worry is when (not if) DF goes, who will be able to get to replace him? Any manager with a decent track record will give us a wide berth because they would have no money to spend to bring in better players that are needed for promotion. So we are back to picking an up and coming coach who sees this as an opportunity to prove themselves at a "big" club. Which is what DF was supposed to be. Albeit his track record at Palace was a short one, and his reputation was based on a good run of 15 games at the end of his tenure. That's just not enough to show what a manager is really capable of.[/p][/quote]It was the classic hiring of a flavour of the month. I understand that we won't be an attractive prospect to a top manager so I'd be happy with one of our own. Phil Brown or Jimmy Phillips. Leemac12
  • Score: 17

8:37am Sat 30 Aug 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

Freedman has stated there was unrest in the dressing room last season but he never said why? I suggest everyone reads the comments made by Alex Baptiste. It could be that the manager didn't lose the dressing room, the dressing room lost Freedman.
There is absolutely no chance of promotion this season - probably the opposite, so bring all our loan players back and give OUR kids a chance, they are the future not the likes of Trotter, Pratley etc.
Oh, and please explain what roll/expertise/input
, Lennie Lawrence brings to the party.? Or is he just another of your mates on the BWFC gravy train.
Freedman has stated there was unrest in the dressing room last season but he never said why? I suggest everyone reads the comments made by Alex Baptiste. It could be that the manager didn't lose the dressing room, the dressing room lost Freedman. There is absolutely no chance of promotion this season - probably the opposite, so bring all our loan players back and give OUR kids a chance, they are the future not the likes of Trotter, Pratley etc. Oh, and please explain what roll/expertise/input , Lennie Lawrence brings to the party.? Or is he just another of your mates on the BWFC gravy train. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 16

8:43am Sat 30 Aug 14

Cynic_Al_14 says...

I don't think the squad of players are bottom 3 in this league by any stretch. Still some internationals and promising youngsters. Convinced with a better football ethos and improved training we could start to play a better brand of football and entertain as well win more. Playing youngsters will have drawbacks and we may get the odd pasting of seasoned pros but they'll learn and be better for it. Mixing the likes White, Vela, Hall, Wilkinson, Clough, Lester in with a backbone of Wheater, Spearing, Lee and Beckford week in week out, not the odd game really think we'd see the benefit by Xmas. Again though we need to want to not just match but better opponents on possession and created chances. dougie is just not interested. Will cut his nose to spite his face as he's backed this one chance philosophy that clearly doesn't work! Dougie to go. Fullerton/Phillips/D
avid Lee short term.
I don't think the squad of players are bottom 3 in this league by any stretch. Still some internationals and promising youngsters. Convinced with a better football ethos and improved training we could start to play a better brand of football and entertain as well win more. Playing youngsters will have drawbacks and we may get the odd pasting of seasoned pros but they'll learn and be better for it. Mixing the likes White, Vela, Hall, Wilkinson, Clough, Lester in with a backbone of Wheater, Spearing, Lee and Beckford week in week out, not the odd game really think we'd see the benefit by Xmas. Again though we need to want to not just match but better opponents on possession and created chances. dougie is just not interested. Will cut his nose to spite his face as he's backed this one chance philosophy that clearly doesn't work! Dougie to go. Fullerton/Phillips/D avid Lee short term. Cynic_Al_14
  • Score: 13

10:43am Sat 30 Aug 14

Leigh White says...

Even without any further signings, any half decent manager could attain at least a mid table finish with this current squad. This excludes DF, of course. His negative style of play continues to astound me, especially being a former striker. His exit is long overdue along with Mr Gartside who has now brought in four dreadful managers since Big Sam whilst at the same time overseeing the build up of a £160m debt. P**s poor management all round !
Even without any further signings, any half decent manager could attain at least a mid table finish with this current squad. This excludes DF, of course. His negative style of play continues to astound me, especially being a former striker. His exit is long overdue along with Mr Gartside who has now brought in four dreadful managers since Big Sam whilst at the same time overseeing the build up of a £160m debt. P**s poor management all round ! Leigh White
  • Score: 16

10:56am Sat 30 Aug 14

mike10 says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
kieth57 wrote:
Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.
The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation.

If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference.
no but the right manager would bring tactical awareness and planning.Being in the Championship and not the Premier League requires a different approach and style of play.If BWFC should decide a new manager is needed then please analyse his record as a manager - not 'I have managed three clubs and they all got relegated'( ok an extreme example and I know that this does not apply to DF before anyone comments!)I cannot believe that there is no one on the board who does not think let's do something before it's too late.
Any how we'll see what happens at Leeds today

Whilst we are on the subject of finance-we have been relegated from the Premier League before,its not like it hasn't happened before, but I don't remember being in the same financial mess back then and yes we did buy and sell players then too.
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kieth57[/bold] wrote: Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.[/p][/quote]The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation. If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference.[/p][/quote]no but the right manager would bring tactical awareness and planning.Being in the Championship and not the Premier League requires a different approach and style of play.If BWFC should decide a new manager is needed then please analyse his record as a manager - not 'I have managed three clubs and they all got relegated'( ok an extreme example and I know that this does not apply to DF before anyone comments!)I cannot believe that there is no one on the board who does not think let's do something before it's too late. Any how we'll see what happens at Leeds today Whilst we are on the subject of finance-we have been relegated from the Premier League before,its not like it hasn't happened before, but I don't remember being in the same financial mess back then and yes we did buy and sell players then too. mike10
  • Score: 8

11:22am Sat 30 Aug 14

Stewart Ball says...

Freedman speaks with forked tongue.and heads a complete and utter shambles in management.I,for one have had enough and dont believe a word he says.We have "dumbed down" ever since Allardyce left .We have watched the team disintegrate before our eyes,and had to put up with people who are "economic with the truth"
If he knows how the fans ,then do something about it ,or GO and take the free loaders with you
Freedman speaks with forked tongue.and heads a complete and utter shambles in management.I,for one have had enough and dont believe a word he says.We have "dumbed down" ever since Allardyce left .We have watched the team disintegrate before our eyes,and had to put up with people who are "economic with the truth" If he knows how the fans ,then do something about it ,or GO and take the free loaders with you Stewart Ball
  • Score: 11

12:22pm Sat 30 Aug 14

kieth57 says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
kieth57 wrote:
Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.
The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation.

If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference.
My point Ernagy2 was that Freedman seems to have no man management skills whatsoever. look at Burnley not many world beaters in that team but they had a manager who gelled an average team into a promotion team. Freedman when he first arrived blamed the squad he inherited. have we not had a worse start this season with his players. some of these player I believe could be promising with the right motivation and tactics. Why oh why is Lenny Lawrence here with him and what does he do to earn his wage. Like I have stated previously if I had performed for my company with the same results I would have been sacked weeks ago. which leads to my last point. Megson, Coyle, Freedman. Allardyce departing. one common denominator the fat controller (Gartside)
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kieth57[/bold] wrote: Its not the arrivals that concern me Mr freedman, its the departures notably yours and your incompetent backroom staff. Any idea when that will be please? Just make it quick before you and the fat controller (Gartside) drag this club further down. It would bring many a smile to the fans and make many older fans who have never seen such abysmal football come back to the ground. Tick Tock Mr Freedman.[/p][/quote]The situation probably won't change with a new manager. If there is no money to spend them there isn't much the new incumbent can do. The club is in a sticky situation at the moment. A new manager won't solve the financial situation. If Keith you're arguing that he could do better with the players that are there then you may have a point. Many fans think the quality of the playing staff is poor. If that's the case then a change isn't going to make any difference.[/p][/quote]My point Ernagy2 was that Freedman seems to have no man management skills whatsoever. look at Burnley not many world beaters in that team but they had a manager who gelled an average team into a promotion team. Freedman when he first arrived blamed the squad he inherited. have we not had a worse start this season with his players. some of these player I believe could be promising with the right motivation and tactics. Why oh why is Lenny Lawrence here with him and what does he do to earn his wage. Like I have stated previously if I had performed for my company with the same results I would have been sacked weeks ago. which leads to my last point. Megson, Coyle, Freedman. Allardyce departing. one common denominator the fat controller (Gartside) kieth57
  • Score: 8

2:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

BWFC1981 says...

My frustration with DF is the now default excuse to blame lack of money to spend. Yes that does play a factor but it isn't everything. Take Burnley as an example, they were tipped for relegation last summer, had hardly any money to spend and got promoted. They're still not a team full of star names but they play well together and their manager. They also have a very strong vocal support at home. Sometimes it's not all about the money, so called lesser teams are playing so much better than us in the same situation. I'm not one for constant managerial change as consistency is key but DF needs to go. We have the players to be better, we just need the right manager to get them playing well together and as a team. I also feel more vocal support at home is needed. I'm a season ticket holder and feel the same frustrations as everyone else but there are more boos and grumbles than cheers. Tough times I know but who wants to play for a club in such a negative atmosphere? Get rid of DF so we can enjoy so better football. My options would be Jimmy Phillips, David Lee, Tony Pulis, Chris Houghton. I'd even give Tim Sherwood a go if he's willing. Anyone but DF.
My frustration with DF is the now default excuse to blame lack of money to spend. Yes that does play a factor but it isn't everything. Take Burnley as an example, they were tipped for relegation last summer, had hardly any money to spend and got promoted. They're still not a team full of star names but they play well together and their manager. They also have a very strong vocal support at home. Sometimes it's not all about the money, so called lesser teams are playing so much better than us in the same situation. I'm not one for constant managerial change as consistency is key but DF needs to go. We have the players to be better, we just need the right manager to get them playing well together and as a team. I also feel more vocal support at home is needed. I'm a season ticket holder and feel the same frustrations as everyone else but there are more boos and grumbles than cheers. Tough times I know but who wants to play for a club in such a negative atmosphere? Get rid of DF so we can enjoy so better football. My options would be Jimmy Phillips, David Lee, Tony Pulis, Chris Houghton. I'd even give Tim Sherwood a go if he's willing. Anyone but DF. BWFC1981
  • Score: -1

5:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

stantheman133 says...

Can't understand how a manager leaves a player who scored two midweek goals on the bench against Leeds then brings him on for the last 12mins.
Time to go Mr Freedman, sooner the better.
Can't understand how a manager leaves a player who scored two midweek goals on the bench against Leeds then brings him on for the last 12mins. Time to go Mr Freedman, sooner the better. stantheman133
  • Score: 4

6:08pm Sat 30 Aug 14

BWFC1958 says...

Looks like we're getting relegated then.
Looks like we're getting relegated then. BWFC1958
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

waynagain says...

He says 3 days ago that Bolton need more players and 3 days later says we won't be signing any - idiot!!!!
He says 3 days ago that Bolton need more players and 3 days later says we won't be signing any - idiot!!!! waynagain
  • Score: 3

7:59pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Loyal fan says...

Whoever the manager is, they will have no chance whilst Gartside is still here. He should have gone after big Sam left. What was the true reason for that. Freedman is just a yes man to Gartside, with no idea and no money to spend because of him and his pathetic ideas on running a football club. He could not run a working mens club. He will not go till he is forced out. Time for a demo at the next TV game if we get one.
Whoever the manager is, they will have no chance whilst Gartside is still here. He should have gone after big Sam left. What was the true reason for that. Freedman is just a yes man to Gartside, with no idea and no money to spend because of him and his pathetic ideas on running a football club. He could not run a working mens club. He will not go till he is forced out. Time for a demo at the next TV game if we get one. Loyal fan
  • Score: -1
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