Bolton Wanderers launch internal investigation over Jay Spearing holiday snap

The image posted on social media of Jay Spearing in Ibiza

The image posted on social media of Jay Spearing in Ibiza

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WANDERERS have launched an internal investigation after photos of captain Jay Spearing on holiday in Ibiza emerged on social networking sites on Monday night.

The recently-appointed club captain was pictured revelling at a party in the luxurious Ocean Beach resort just 24 hours after the 1-0 defeat to Leeds United, which left the club three points adrift in the Championship relegation zone.

Players had been given two days off by the club but the fact Spearing was snapped on a sunshine getaway angered fans, who registered their discontent to The Bolton News.

“One point in 15 and our captain is living it up in Ibiza,” wrote Wanderers fan Daniel West.

“It’s another damaging blow for supporters’ morale,” added Lee Chadwick.

The controversy comes just a few days after Jermaine Beckford came in for heavy criticism for saluting fans of his former club Leeds during Saturday’s game.

Spearing returned to training on Tuesday morning with the rest of the squad and the matter has been brought to the attention of manager Dougie Freedman, who was assisting Scotland Under-19s last night in their friendly against the Czech Republic.

But Luke Raftery, who appears alongside him in the picture,  posted a message on The Bolton News’ website in support of the 25-year-old Liverpudlian.

“This photo is of myself and Jay and has been taken off my Instagram. Jay was simply having a good time and enjoying a break from his work, he is only human,” he wrote.

“He was really friendly and carried himself as professional as you would expect.

“Needless to say the photo does not do him any favours but he was not as drunk as he appears in the picture.

“Everyone is entitled to a good party every once in a while. Cut the bloke some slack.”

Many readers of The Bolton News have also backed Spearing’s right to enjoy a break – with 59 per cent voting in an online poll that there had been an over-reaction towards the incident as of 5.15pm today.

It is understood Wanderers have spoken with the skipper about the situation but the club are yet to make official comment.

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9:36am Thu 4 Sep 14

boredofbolton says...

why was dougie assisting the scottish u19 team when his own team is disintegrating around him. he should think about getting his own house in order before **** around with u19 teams!
why was dougie assisting the scottish u19 team when his own team is disintegrating around him. he should think about getting his own house in order before **** around with u19 teams! boredofbolton
  • Score: 52

10:26am Thu 4 Sep 14

keithyno.1 says...

Zero wins and one point from a possible fifteen in the league, and the club captain is partying on the holiday island of Ibiza (and flaunting it in the face of the club's long-suffering fans) and the manager is faffing about with Scotland under-19s....

Yet more evidence of how this once-great club is disintegrating before our very eyes both on and off the field, professionally, financially and morally.

Gartside runs the show...GARTSIDE HAS GOT TO GO!!!!!
Zero wins and one point from a possible fifteen in the league, and the club captain is partying on the holiday island of Ibiza (and flaunting it in the face of the club's long-suffering fans) and the manager is faffing about with Scotland under-19s.... Yet more evidence of how this once-great club is disintegrating before our very eyes both on and off the field, professionally, financially and morally. Gartside runs the show...GARTSIDE HAS GOT TO GO!!!!! keithyno.1
  • Score: 43

11:17am Thu 4 Sep 14

the hand says...

boredofbolton wrote:
why was dougie assisting the scottish u19 team when his own team is disintegrating around him. he should think about getting his own house in order before **** around with u19 teams!
Let dougie **** about with the Scottish under 19s who gives a **** just let him quit bwfc first then go do it permanently
[quote][p][bold]boredofbolton[/bold] wrote: why was dougie assisting the scottish u19 team when his own team is disintegrating around him. he should think about getting his own house in order before **** around with u19 teams![/p][/quote]Let dougie **** about with the Scottish under 19s who gives a **** just let him quit bwfc first then go do it permanently the hand
  • Score: 19

11:17am Thu 4 Sep 14

the hand says...

Let dougie **** about with the Scottish under 19s who gives a **** just let him quit bwfc first then go do it permanently
Let dougie **** about with the Scottish under 19s who gives a **** just let him quit bwfc first then go do it permanently the hand
  • Score: 0

11:33am Thu 4 Sep 14

mike10 says...

Live in reality-Gartside is not going to go no more than DF will unless the situation becomes desperate.
However what were BWFC doing giving players time off during or between matches.I could understand now because of the break for internationals but not then.
Live in reality-Gartside is not going to go no more than DF will unless the situation becomes desperate. However what were BWFC doing giving players time off during or between matches.I could understand now because of the break for internationals but not then. mike10
  • Score: 0

11:54am Thu 4 Sep 14

Reebok Al says...

Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.
Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real. Reebok Al
  • Score: 39

12:08pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Reebok Al wrote:
Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.
Quite... the recuperation and having a bit of fun can turn moral into wins. First law of management - a happy workforce.

My concern is what DF was doing with the Scottish U19's team???
[quote][p][bold]Reebok Al[/bold] wrote: Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.[/p][/quote]Quite... the recuperation and having a bit of fun can turn moral into wins. First law of management - a happy workforce. My concern is what DF was doing with the Scottish U19's team??? Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 8

12:09pm Thu 4 Sep 14

johnnyjackson says...

Spearing is absolutely gargabe. He couldnt pass the ball forward when at LIverpool, glad we offloaded him.
Spearing is absolutely gargabe. He couldnt pass the ball forward when at LIverpool, glad we offloaded him. johnnyjackson
  • Score: -8

12:24pm Thu 4 Sep 14

lammypie says...

What is Gartside doing allowing his Manager to assist Scotland team when BWFC are languishing at wrong end of Division 2 ( coz that's what it is really!!)
What is Gartside doing allowing his Manager to assist Scotland team when BWFC are languishing at wrong end of Division 2 ( coz that's what it is really!!) lammypie
  • Score: 21

12:36pm Thu 4 Sep 14

mrs philainsy says...

Dougie Freedman, who was assisting Scotland Under-19s last night in their friendly against the Czech Republic.




Pfft - No wonder Bwfc are so Bad.


And as for Spearing, .......what a Pilchard, is he supposed to be Bwfc's Bad Boy??

He's no Duncan Fergusan is he.


No wonder there are so many Long, Dour, Faces round The Macron Stadium.

What would Frank say?
Dougie Freedman, who was assisting Scotland Under-19s last night in their friendly against the Czech Republic. Pfft - No wonder Bwfc are so Bad. And as for Spearing, .......what a Pilchard, is he supposed to be Bwfc's Bad Boy?? He's no Duncan Fergusan is he. No wonder there are so many Long, Dour, Faces round The Macron Stadium. What would Frank say? mrs philainsy
  • Score: 14

1:09pm Thu 4 Sep 14

cliff4treasurer says...

It's a job and he's entitled to a break, get over it.
This isn't the old first division when players actually cared about the club they played for, this the era of no passion just lots of dosh so expecting any more is naïve .
Even Dougie is hedging his bets with a part time job.
Gartside will be serving burgers on the concourse next with the kids.
It's a job and he's entitled to a break, get over it. This isn't the old first division when players actually cared about the club they played for, this the era of no passion just lots of dosh so expecting any more is naïve . Even Dougie is hedging his bets with a part time job. Gartside will be serving burgers on the concourse next with the kids. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 2

1:15pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Say It As You See It says...

I will hold my hands up and say I have given the club a lot of stick in recent weeks. However I am 26 years old myself and if I have a bad few weeks at work it wouldn't stop me going having a few pints on my days off. People need to realise that this is his job and like the rest of us has the right to enjoy himself and let off some steam on his time off. He is just doing what any young lad would do if he had the opportunity. He isn't breaking the law and just because he is a footballer it doesn't mean he should be under lock and key 24/7. In my opinion I say lay off the lad. If he comes back and scores or puts in a man of the match performance all will be forgotten. It's not as if he has gone out the day before a game and will be playing with a hangover
I will hold my hands up and say I have given the club a lot of stick in recent weeks. However I am 26 years old myself and if I have a bad few weeks at work it wouldn't stop me going having a few pints on my days off. People need to realise that this is his job and like the rest of us has the right to enjoy himself and let off some steam on his time off. He is just doing what any young lad would do if he had the opportunity. He isn't breaking the law and just because he is a footballer it doesn't mean he should be under lock and key 24/7. In my opinion I say lay off the lad. If he comes back and scores or puts in a man of the match performance all will be forgotten. It's not as if he has gone out the day before a game and will be playing with a hangover Say It As You See It
  • Score: 21

1:22pm Thu 4 Sep 14

xadinalan says...

Why are we trying to tear the club apart? The guy was on a couple of days off. Similarly Beckford gave the thumbs up to the fans where he made his reputation. Haven't we asked for a wave from ex-players like Kevin Nolan, Ali al-Hasbi and Big Sam? Others are whinging about no deadline day signings, completely ignoring all the ones we did sign during the transfer window.I just hope that we score the first goal early in the next home match, otherwise the crowd are going to be on theirvacks and the atmosphere will turn ugly.
Why are we trying to tear the club apart? The guy was on a couple of days off. Similarly Beckford gave the thumbs up to the fans where he made his reputation. Haven't we asked for a wave from ex-players like Kevin Nolan, Ali al-Hasbi and Big Sam? Others are whinging about no deadline day signings, completely ignoring all the ones we did sign during the transfer window.I just hope that we score the first goal early in the next home match, otherwise the crowd are going to be on theirvacks and the atmosphere will turn ugly. xadinalan
  • Score: 17

1:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

clawhand says...

xadinalan wrote:
Why are we trying to tear the club apart? The guy was on a couple of days off. Similarly Beckford gave the thumbs up to the fans where he made his reputation. Haven't we asked for a wave from ex-players like Kevin Nolan, Ali al-Hasbi and Big Sam? Others are whinging about no deadline day signings, completely ignoring all the ones we did sign during the transfer window.I just hope that we score the first goal early in the next home match, otherwise the crowd are going to be on theirvacks and the atmosphere will turn ugly.
gartside has tore the club apart and not the fans................
..........fans pay good money to watch that garbage week in week out and its not good enough.......gartsid
e is the main problem
[quote][p][bold]xadinalan[/bold] wrote: Why are we trying to tear the club apart? The guy was on a couple of days off. Similarly Beckford gave the thumbs up to the fans where he made his reputation. Haven't we asked for a wave from ex-players like Kevin Nolan, Ali al-Hasbi and Big Sam? Others are whinging about no deadline day signings, completely ignoring all the ones we did sign during the transfer window.I just hope that we score the first goal early in the next home match, otherwise the crowd are going to be on theirvacks and the atmosphere will turn ugly.[/p][/quote]gartside has tore the club apart and not the fans................ ..........fans pay good money to watch that garbage week in week out and its not good enough.......gartsid e is the main problem clawhand
  • Score: 15

1:53pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Twiggybw1 says...

Freedman has lost the players respect and the fans support, i've no objection to the Spearing picture, he needs to let off steam like the rest of us, this investigation will be another excuse to possibly get rid of another player and save another penny or two, that will be in Gartside's mind already, he has totally lost the fans and has damaged our club which is looking like beyond any repair, Gartside should hold his head in shame, he should provide a clear truthful explanation to the fans of the position we are in compared to where we where not many years ago, he needs to explain where all the money has gone (if he is able to be truthful for once) whoever comes and goes at BWFC, be it payers, managers, directors, chairmen, owners us fans are here for life so we deserve to be put in the loop with what is going on instead of hearing lies after lies from Phil Gartside, and Gartside claims he is a Bolton fan? i live for BWFC, we deserve honest answers.
Freedman has lost the players respect and the fans support, i've no objection to the Spearing picture, he needs to let off steam like the rest of us, this investigation will be another excuse to possibly get rid of another player and save another penny or two, that will be in Gartside's mind already, he has totally lost the fans and has damaged our club which is looking like beyond any repair, Gartside should hold his head in shame, he should provide a clear truthful explanation to the fans of the position we are in compared to where we where not many years ago, he needs to explain where all the money has gone (if he is able to be truthful for once) whoever comes and goes at BWFC, be it payers, managers, directors, chairmen, owners us fans are here for life so we deserve to be put in the loop with what is going on instead of hearing lies after lies from Phil Gartside, and Gartside claims he is a Bolton fan? i live for BWFC, we deserve honest answers. Twiggybw1
  • Score: 18

1:55pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Djorkaeff's right peg says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
Reebok Al wrote:
Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.
Quite... the recuperation and having a bit of fun can turn moral into wins. First law of management - a happy workforce.

My concern is what DF was doing with the Scottish U19's team???
Always the voice of reason, BNF!
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reebok Al[/bold] wrote: Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.[/p][/quote]Quite... the recuperation and having a bit of fun can turn moral into wins. First law of management - a happy workforce. My concern is what DF was doing with the Scottish U19's team???[/p][/quote]Always the voice of reason, BNF! Djorkaeff's right peg
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Allmylife says...

Reebok Al wrote:
Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.
You are off your rocker. He should be training with the U 8's learning how to trap a ball and pass it to a white shirt. Time off is earned not a right. And right now no one has earned anything! As club captain he should show some leadership and get the team squad in for extra sessions.

I want to see some public action and leadership from Gartslime on this. Serious discipline is required.
[quote][p][bold]Reebok Al[/bold] wrote: Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.[/p][/quote]You are off your rocker. He should be training with the U 8's learning how to trap a ball and pass it to a white shirt. Time off is earned not a right. And right now no one has earned anything! As club captain he should show some leadership and get the team squad in for extra sessions. I want to see some public action and leadership from Gartslime on this. Serious discipline is required. Allmylife
  • Score: 11

2:49pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Pat1992 says...

Not bothered really if i had his money i'd do it ... can't speak for anyone else like
Not bothered really if i had his money i'd do it ... can't speak for anyone else like Pat1992
  • Score: 2

3:00pm Thu 4 Sep 14

lukeraftery says...

This photo is of myself and Jay and has been taking off my instagram. Jay was simply having a good time and enjoying a break from his work, he is only human!!!

He was really friendly and carried himself as professional as you would expect. Needless to say the photo does not do him any favours but he was not as drunk as he appears in the picture. Everyone is entitled to a good party every once in a while...cut the bloke some slack.
This photo is of myself and Jay and has been taking off my instagram. Jay was simply having a good time and enjoying a break from his work, he is only human!!! He was really friendly and carried himself as professional as you would expect. Needless to say the photo does not do him any favours but he was not as drunk as he appears in the picture. Everyone is entitled to a good party every once in a while...cut the bloke some slack. lukeraftery
  • Score: 17

3:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Say It As You See It says...

Allmylife wrote:
Reebok Al wrote:
Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.
You are off your rocker. He should be training with the U 8's learning how to trap a ball and pass it to a white shirt. Time off is earned not a right. And right now no one has earned anything! As club captain he should show some leadership and get the team squad in for extra sessions.

I want to see some public action and leadership from Gartslime on this. Serious discipline is required.
So you earn holidays in your job do you? I get 28 days every year, never been asked to earn them though. And telling him to go and train with the U8s. Sorry but what football team do you play for? What you are saying is nonsense. Everybody has bad days at work, it doesn't mean you can't do what you want with your time off. You are either perfect at everything you do or miserable and hate to see people enjoy themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Allmylife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reebok Al[/bold] wrote: Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.[/p][/quote]You are off your rocker. He should be training with the U 8's learning how to trap a ball and pass it to a white shirt. Time off is earned not a right. And right now no one has earned anything! As club captain he should show some leadership and get the team squad in for extra sessions. I want to see some public action and leadership from Gartslime on this. Serious discipline is required.[/p][/quote]So you earn holidays in your job do you? I get 28 days every year, never been asked to earn them though. And telling him to go and train with the U8s. Sorry but what football team do you play for? What you are saying is nonsense. Everybody has bad days at work, it doesn't mean you can't do what you want with your time off. You are either perfect at everything you do or miserable and hate to see people enjoy themselves. Say It As You See It
  • Score: 10

3:05pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Marc Iles says...

lukeraftery wrote:
This photo is of myself and Jay and has been taking off my instagram. Jay was simply having a good time and enjoying a break from his work, he is only human!!!

He was really friendly and carried himself as professional as you would expect. Needless to say the photo does not do him any favours but he was not as drunk as he appears in the picture. Everyone is entitled to a good party every once in a while...cut the bloke some slack.
Hi Luke - would you be able to call us on the sportsdesk on 01204 537 268?
[quote][p][bold]lukeraftery[/bold] wrote: This photo is of myself and Jay and has been taking off my instagram. Jay was simply having a good time and enjoying a break from his work, he is only human!!! He was really friendly and carried himself as professional as you would expect. Needless to say the photo does not do him any favours but he was not as drunk as he appears in the picture. Everyone is entitled to a good party every once in a while...cut the bloke some slack.[/p][/quote]Hi Luke - would you be able to call us on the sportsdesk on 01204 537 268? Marc Iles
  • Score: -6

3:06pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Say It As You See It says...

Pat1992 wrote:
Not bothered really if i had his money i'd do it ... can't speak for anyone else like
Everybody would mate. Some people on here just think it's beyond compare that young people can enjoy themselves
[quote][p][bold]Pat1992[/bold] wrote: Not bothered really if i had his money i'd do it ... can't speak for anyone else like[/p][/quote]Everybody would mate. Some people on here just think it's beyond compare that young people can enjoy themselves Say It As You See It
  • Score: 4

3:15pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Neilbwfc says...

Just seen bogdan in Costa Coffee eating a double chocolate chip muffin. Think he put two sugars in his latte. Whatever next. They will be taking their kids to Chester zoo, shame on them.
Just seen bogdan in Costa Coffee eating a double chocolate chip muffin. Think he put two sugars in his latte. Whatever next. They will be taking their kids to Chester zoo, shame on them. Neilbwfc
  • Score: 10

3:24pm Thu 4 Sep 14

keithyno.1 says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
It's a job and he's entitled to a break, get over it.
This isn't the old first division when players actually cared about the club they played for, this the era of no passion just lots of dosh so expecting any more is naïve .
Even Dougie is hedging his bets with a part time job.
Gartside will be serving burgers on the concourse next with the kids.
Gartside serving burgers on the concourse?! He's so incompetent and useless he'd probably make a b*lls up of that as well...the burger bar would probably catch fire and the punters would all go down with food poisoning!!!
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: It's a job and he's entitled to a break, get over it. This isn't the old first division when players actually cared about the club they played for, this the era of no passion just lots of dosh so expecting any more is naïve . Even Dougie is hedging his bets with a part time job. Gartside will be serving burgers on the concourse next with the kids.[/p][/quote]Gartside serving burgers on the concourse?! He's so incompetent and useless he'd probably make a b*lls up of that as well...the burger bar would probably catch fire and the punters would all go down with food poisoning!!! keithyno.1
  • Score: 7

3:56pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Armitage93 says...

I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him.

Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field.

His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad.

Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza.

His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed.

Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.
I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him. Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field. His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad. Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza. His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed. Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick. Armitage93
  • Score: 12

4:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Armitage93 says...

Again, no idea why it starred out a word I wrote as I certainly didn't swear
Again, no idea why it starred out a word I wrote as I certainly didn't swear Armitage93
  • Score: 0

4:23pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BWFC1988 says...

lukeraftery wrote:
This photo is of myself and Jay and has been taking off my instagram. Jay was simply having a good time and enjoying a break from his work, he is only human!!!

He was really friendly and carried himself as professional as you would expect. Needless to say the photo does not do him any favours but he was not as drunk as he appears in the picture. Everyone is entitled to a good party every once in a while...cut the bloke some slack.
Claim.
[quote][p][bold]lukeraftery[/bold] wrote: This photo is of myself and Jay and has been taking off my instagram. Jay was simply having a good time and enjoying a break from his work, he is only human!!! He was really friendly and carried himself as professional as you would expect. Needless to say the photo does not do him any favours but he was not as drunk as he appears in the picture. Everyone is entitled to a good party every once in a while...cut the bloke some slack.[/p][/quote]Claim. BWFC1988
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Say It As You See It says...

Armitage93 wrote:
I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him.

Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field.

His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad.

Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza.

His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed.

Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.
You tell me hand on heart that in his position, you had the time off and the money you wouldn't do exactly the same. It was 2 days of a 14 day international break. It's like me or you finishing on a Friday going away and coming back Sunday ready for work Monday. And was you there with them? Just wondering as twice you said he was getting "smashed". How would you know he was getting smashed. It's stinks of jealousy too me pal. Just because he is on decent money and captain doesn't mean he can't go out with his mates and enjoy himself. Get a grip
[quote][p][bold]Armitage93[/bold] wrote: I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him. Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field. His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad. Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza. His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed. Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.[/p][/quote]You tell me hand on heart that in his position, you had the time off and the money you wouldn't do exactly the same. It was 2 days of a 14 day international break. It's like me or you finishing on a Friday going away and coming back Sunday ready for work Monday. And was you there with them? Just wondering as twice you said he was getting "smashed". How would you know he was getting smashed. It's stinks of jealousy too me pal. Just because he is on decent money and captain doesn't mean he can't go out with his mates and enjoy himself. Get a grip Say It As You See It
  • Score: -11

4:40pm Thu 4 Sep 14

SeattleWanderer says...

SHAME on Marc Iles for publishing this story. It turned up on some mickey mouse "fan" blog and I as commented on that site, there are two sides to a story. The Bolton News should be investigating club ownership; finances etc., not muck racking. I am sure Marc does things on his vacations and days off that TBN may not appreciate or we as consumers of his journalism.

Permanently a slow news day on Churchgate I guess.
SHAME on Marc Iles for publishing this story. It turned up on some mickey mouse "fan" blog and I as commented on that site, there are two sides to a story. The Bolton News should be investigating club ownership; finances etc., not muck racking. I am sure Marc does things on his vacations and days off that TBN may not appreciate or we as consumers of his journalism. Permanently a slow news day on Churchgate I guess. SeattleWanderer
  • Score: -9

4:50pm Thu 4 Sep 14

mrs philainsy says...

johnnyjackson wrote:
Spearing is absolutely gargabe. He couldnt pass the ball forward when at LIverpool, glad we offloaded him.
Remember that vicious tackle he did on Arteta?

Typical.
[quote][p][bold]johnnyjackson[/bold] wrote: Spearing is absolutely gargabe. He couldnt pass the ball forward when at LIverpool, glad we offloaded him.[/p][/quote]Remember that vicious tackle he did on Arteta? Typical. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Armitage93 says...

Say It As You See It wrote:
Armitage93 wrote:
I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him.

Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field.

His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad.

Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza.

His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed.

Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.
You tell me hand on heart that in his position, you had the time off and the money you wouldn't do exactly the same. It was 2 days of a 14 day international break. It's like me or you finishing on a Friday going away and coming back Sunday ready for work Monday. And was you there with them? Just wondering as twice you said he was getting "smashed". How would you know he was getting smashed. It's stinks of jealousy too me pal. Just because he is on decent money and captain doesn't mean he can't go out with his mates and enjoy himself. Get a grip
Jealousy? I have nothing to be jealous over. Im currently in the states and have 0 to be jealous over.

If you're asking me personally, would I do that in his position the answer is a definite no. As the captain of the football club, that sits in the relegation zone, then no, I wouldn't jet off with my mates, drink copious amounts of alcohol and then comment on the photos about how "sick" my time was. I am inferring he was bladdered based off the 5 or 6 photos i've seen on his mates pages, all of which have been now taken down.

There are other ways of 'enjoying' yourself, than jetting to ibiza to party, when your club is in the relegation zone and your performances have been abject. If I was Dougie he'd be getting an absolute rollocking for it. Its not just his actions, its the entire image around the club he has personified.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As You See It[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Armitage93[/bold] wrote: I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him. Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field. His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad. Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza. His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed. Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.[/p][/quote]You tell me hand on heart that in his position, you had the time off and the money you wouldn't do exactly the same. It was 2 days of a 14 day international break. It's like me or you finishing on a Friday going away and coming back Sunday ready for work Monday. And was you there with them? Just wondering as twice you said he was getting "smashed". How would you know he was getting smashed. It's stinks of jealousy too me pal. Just because he is on decent money and captain doesn't mean he can't go out with his mates and enjoy himself. Get a grip[/p][/quote]Jealousy? I have nothing to be jealous over. Im currently in the states and have 0 to be jealous over. If you're asking me personally, would I do that in his position the answer is a definite no. As the captain of the football club, that sits in the relegation zone, then no, I wouldn't jet off with my mates, drink copious amounts of alcohol and then comment on the photos about how "sick" my time was. I am inferring he was bladdered based off the 5 or 6 photos i've seen on his mates pages, all of which have been now taken down. There are other ways of 'enjoying' yourself, than jetting to ibiza to party, when your club is in the relegation zone and your performances have been abject. If I was Dougie he'd be getting an absolute rollocking for it. Its not just his actions, its the entire image around the club he has personified. Armitage93
  • Score: 6

4:53pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Armitage93 says...

To add to my point, when the club is in the mire it currently is, and his performances have been below par, as club captain he SHOULD be taking ownership, getting the lads together and performing an internal investigation and look to put things right.

When Kev was captain and things weren't going right, he called emergency meetings where people let off the steam and what was on their chest, so together, as a unit, we could improve. This is immature and unprofessional behaviour to take, given the circumstances, and the fact he's just had a 2 month holiday as it is. Irresponsible, unprofessional and immature.
To add to my point, when the club is in the mire it currently is, and his performances have been below par, as club captain he SHOULD be taking ownership, getting the lads together and performing an internal investigation and look to put things right. When Kev was captain and things weren't going right, he called emergency meetings where people let off the steam and what was on their chest, so together, as a unit, we could improve. This is immature and unprofessional behaviour to take, given the circumstances, and the fact he's just had a 2 month holiday as it is. Irresponsible, unprofessional and immature. Armitage93
  • Score: 4

4:55pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Armitage93 says...

The immature behaviour being Jay's
The immature behaviour being Jay's Armitage93
  • Score: -1

5:01pm Thu 4 Sep 14

David_J says...

Reebok Al wrote:
Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.
Agree totally. He needs a break from football from time to time to clear the cobwebs. If they get 2 days off they are free to do whatever they want. And why slag Dougie off too. Just another reason to unfairly criticise the manager!
[quote][p][bold]Reebok Al[/bold] wrote: Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.[/p][/quote]Agree totally. He needs a break from football from time to time to clear the cobwebs. If they get 2 days off they are free to do whatever they want. And why slag Dougie off too. Just another reason to unfairly criticise the manager! David_J
  • Score: -1

5:12pm Thu 4 Sep 14

mike10 says...

calling PG and DF on here will have no effect.however if we all get behind the team and things continue the way they are then both PG and DF will have no excuses or complaints when the curtain finally comes down
calling PG and DF on here will have no effect.however if we all get behind the team and things continue the way they are then both PG and DF will have no excuses or complaints when the curtain finally comes down mike10
  • Score: -3

5:21pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Armitage93 says...

Dougie only deserves criticism if he doesn't deal with this in the correct manner. Of course, it will all be dealt with internally so we will never know.
Dougie only deserves criticism if he doesn't deal with this in the correct manner. Of course, it will all be dealt with internally so we will never know. Armitage93
  • Score: -1

5:29pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Say It As You See It says...

Armitage93 wrote:
To add to my point, when the club is in the mire it currently is, and his performances have been below par, as club captain he SHOULD be taking ownership, getting the lads together and performing an internal investigation and look to put things right.

When Kev was captain and things weren't going right, he called emergency meetings where people let off the steam and what was on their chest, so together, as a unit, we could improve. This is immature and unprofessional behaviour to take, given the circumstances, and the fact he's just had a 2 month holiday as it is. Irresponsible, unprofessional and immature.
Sorry but I have to disagree. He has not gone AWOL. The club had granted him that time off and he is free to do what he wants. They have a 2 week break for emergency meetings and extra training. Nothing would of been said if he had gone away with missus so why should this be any different. In my eyes he has done nothing wrong, apart from have a good time on his time off. For all know this could of been booked well in advance for a reason like a birthday or something, and if we was higher in the league nothing would of been said. Be critical of the board, be critical of the managers negative tactics. But at the end of the day Jay Spearing is being made a scapegoat when in actual fact he hasn't done nothing wrong
[quote][p][bold]Armitage93[/bold] wrote: To add to my point, when the club is in the mire it currently is, and his performances have been below par, as club captain he SHOULD be taking ownership, getting the lads together and performing an internal investigation and look to put things right. When Kev was captain and things weren't going right, he called emergency meetings where people let off the steam and what was on their chest, so together, as a unit, we could improve. This is immature and unprofessional behaviour to take, given the circumstances, and the fact he's just had a 2 month holiday as it is. Irresponsible, unprofessional and immature.[/p][/quote]Sorry but I have to disagree. He has not gone AWOL. The club had granted him that time off and he is free to do what he wants. They have a 2 week break for emergency meetings and extra training. Nothing would of been said if he had gone away with missus so why should this be any different. In my eyes he has done nothing wrong, apart from have a good time on his time off. For all know this could of been booked well in advance for a reason like a birthday or something, and if we was higher in the league nothing would of been said. Be critical of the board, be critical of the managers negative tactics. But at the end of the day Jay Spearing is being made a scapegoat when in actual fact he hasn't done nothing wrong Say It As You See It
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Thu 4 Sep 14

questionairre says...

Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the BWFC
It's fun to stay at the BWFC
Young man, there's no need to feel down. I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground. I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town There's no need to be unhappy. Young man, there's a place you can go. I said, young man, when you're short on your dough. You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find Many ways to have a good time. It's fun to stay at the BWFC It's fun to stay at the BWFC questionairre
  • Score: 7

6:10pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Rowboti04 says...

I know a lot of people like to -wrongly, in my opinion - compare a footballer or football manager position to any 'normal' office job. So, if we use that analogy, I'm pretty sure all of us at work often find a time in the year when we could genuinely 'do with a holiday'. Stress levels at work normally play a part in this and it's good to get away from work for a while. In this case, I think Spearing has probably had the same feeling and thought it was best to get away from it.

I don't really care if he was partying in Ibiza, but I must admit, it was pretty stupid to allow himself to get that photo taken and put up on a social networking site. Surely he would know how the fans might react.

I guess we'll have to wait and see how he and the team performs in the next coming matches. If we win a load, we might all be saying what a good decision it was for some of the boys to 'get away' from the stresses of work for a few days.

Unfortunately though, I reckon a good 30% of the fans at The Macron won't let this fly though and they'll be there, giving abuse to him and calling each and everyone every abusive name under the sun at every opportunity.
I know a lot of people like to -wrongly, in my opinion - compare a footballer or football manager position to any 'normal' office job. So, if we use that analogy, I'm pretty sure all of us at work often find a time in the year when we could genuinely 'do with a holiday'. Stress levels at work normally play a part in this and it's good to get away from work for a while. In this case, I think Spearing has probably had the same feeling and thought it was best to get away from it. I don't really care if he was partying in Ibiza, but I must admit, it was pretty stupid to allow himself to get that photo taken and put up on a social networking site. Surely he would know how the fans might react. I guess we'll have to wait and see how he and the team performs in the next coming matches. If we win a load, we might all be saying what a good decision it was for some of the boys to 'get away' from the stresses of work for a few days. Unfortunately though, I reckon a good 30% of the fans at The Macron won't let this fly though and they'll be there, giving abuse to him and calling each and everyone every abusive name under the sun at every opportunity. Rowboti04
  • Score: 7

7:47pm Thu 4 Sep 14

denraw says...

Come on, the lad needs a break. He's already played seven games this season and must be totally exhausted.
Come on, the lad needs a break. He's already played seven games this season and must be totally exhausted. denraw
  • Score: 7

8:05pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Djorkaeff's right peg wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
Reebok Al wrote:
Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.
Quite... the recuperation and having a bit of fun can turn moral into wins. First law of management - a happy workforce.

My concern is what DF was doing with the Scottish U19's team???
Always the voice of reason, BNF!
Just doing my bit for team... pardon the pun.
[quote][p][bold]Djorkaeff's right peg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reebok Al[/bold] wrote: Complaining about this picture is taking things a bit too far. Can a bloke not have a pint because he plays for a losing side ? It doesn't mean he's happy with our results. Let's get real.[/p][/quote]Quite... the recuperation and having a bit of fun can turn moral into wins. First law of management - a happy workforce. My concern is what DF was doing with the Scottish U19's team???[/p][/quote]Always the voice of reason, BNF![/p][/quote]Just doing my bit for team... pardon the pun. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 0

9:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

whitewall76 says...

More worrying is that he chose to frequent Ocean Beach Club. What an horribly pretentious place. Full of wannabes, sted heads, coke fiends and **** hoping to latch onto a bit of money. Oh and Intellectual giants like Joey from Essex.. 30 euros entry just to stand by a pool. Brainless! Oh and Sack that 'the next big thing in management' and Gartside
More worrying is that he chose to frequent Ocean Beach Club. What an horribly pretentious place. Full of wannabes, sted heads, coke fiends and **** hoping to latch onto a bit of money. Oh and Intellectual giants like Joey from Essex.. 30 euros entry just to stand by a pool. Brainless! Oh and Sack that 'the next big thing in management' and Gartside whitewall76
  • Score: 2

10:55pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Lowtonandy says...

He's a young man who has been very stupid.......not stupid for having a few drinks but stupid for posing for a photo that doesn't do him any favours and that surely he would realise would eventually end up where it did. He's like a lot of people who do something when under the influence i.e. what seemed a good idea at the time turns out to be not such a good idea when you wake up/sober up......I know I have!
however as club captain of BWFC personally I think he took on a responsibility that means you must behave accordingly - setting good examples both in the way you play and the way you conduct yourself on/off the field.....comes with the territory I'm afraid. If it's too much of a deal for him then time to give it up.
Best thing Jay can do is start turning in some very good performances as we know he can and showing some real leadership and 'bottle' on the pitch where it counts(sorry, couldn't resist). I'll bet he's learned his lesson by now, let's let it go...........COYW!
He's a young man who has been very stupid.......not stupid for having a few drinks but stupid for posing for a photo that doesn't do him any favours and that surely he would realise would eventually end up where it did. He's like a lot of people who do something when under the influence i.e. what seemed a good idea at the time turns out to be not such a good idea when you wake up/sober up......I know I have! however as club captain of BWFC personally I think he took on a responsibility that means you must behave accordingly - setting good examples both in the way you play and the way you conduct yourself on/off the field.....comes with the territory I'm afraid. If it's too much of a deal for him then time to give it up. Best thing Jay can do is start turning in some very good performances as we know he can and showing some real leadership and 'bottle' on the pitch where it counts(sorry, couldn't resist). I'll bet he's learned his lesson by now, let's let it go...........COYW! Lowtonandy
  • Score: 0

12:02am Fri 5 Sep 14

Boltonmonkey says...

Spearing shouldn't be flaunting the fact that he's out in Ibiza on the pop. No way. Dougie shouldn't be helping Scotland's under 19s. The club shouldn't be skint, beckford shouldn't get his thumbs out for the lads. We shouldn't be in the relegation places Gartside shouldn't be in a job, but most importantly we as fans shouldn't be in any doubt that all this is really happening. Anyone who thinks that it's ok for the midfield jug eared midget to be off publicly on the lash needs a slap. It's not ok. He's only just got back off his summer holidays for gods sake. It's just like the thumbs up from that egotistical clown beckford...do it , go on holiday, get leathered, stick up your thumbs, post a picture of you and your mate doing it....but make sure that the lowly fans who pay your wages don't see you. Because if they do they may be upset by it and see it as a lack of care, especially if the team you play for can't buy a win and are in the bottom 3 . The squad , the chairman the manager and the staff do not live in the real world of 9-5. That's why it feels like they are all taking the ****.
Spearing shouldn't be flaunting the fact that he's out in Ibiza on the pop. No way. Dougie shouldn't be helping Scotland's under 19s. The club shouldn't be skint, beckford shouldn't get his thumbs out for the lads. We shouldn't be in the relegation places Gartside shouldn't be in a job, but most importantly we as fans shouldn't be in any doubt that all this is really happening. Anyone who thinks that it's ok for the midfield jug eared midget to be off publicly on the lash needs a slap. It's not ok. He's only just got back off his summer holidays for gods sake. It's just like the thumbs up from that egotistical clown beckford...do it , go on holiday, get leathered, stick up your thumbs, post a picture of you and your mate doing it....but make sure that the lowly fans who pay your wages don't see you. Because if they do they may be upset by it and see it as a lack of care, especially if the team you play for can't buy a win and are in the bottom 3 . The squad , the chairman the manager and the staff do not live in the real world of 9-5. That's why it feels like they are all taking the ****. Boltonmonkey
  • Score: 8

12:06am Fri 5 Sep 14

Boltonmonkey says...

mike10 wrote:
calling PG and DF on here will have no effect.however if we all get behind the team and things continue the way they are then both PG and DF will have no excuses or complaints when the curtain finally comes down
Wrong
[quote][p][bold]mike10[/bold] wrote: calling PG and DF on here will have no effect.however if we all get behind the team and things continue the way they are then both PG and DF will have no excuses or complaints when the curtain finally comes down[/p][/quote]Wrong Boltonmonkey
  • Score: 2

9:17am Fri 5 Sep 14

mike10 says...

Boltonmonkey wrote:
mike10 wrote:
calling PG and DF on here will have no effect.however if we all get behind the team and things continue the way they are then both PG and DF will have no excuses or complaints when the curtain finally comes down
Wrong
wrong-well I don't see any of the vitriolic attacks on here getting any where!
[quote][p][bold]Boltonmonkey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike10[/bold] wrote: calling PG and DF on here will have no effect.however if we all get behind the team and things continue the way they are then both PG and DF will have no excuses or complaints when the curtain finally comes down[/p][/quote]Wrong[/p][/quote]wrong-well I don't see any of the vitriolic attacks on here getting any where! mike10
  • Score: 0

11:13am Fri 5 Sep 14

Changeit! says...

My god! Players not allowed to wave, and have holidays. Whatever next? You'll be telling them they shouldn't be seeing family next! Jay spearing having a good time in Ibiza makes no difference to how bad the club is!
My god! Players not allowed to wave, and have holidays. Whatever next? You'll be telling them they shouldn't be seeing family next! Jay spearing having a good time in Ibiza makes no difference to how bad the club is! Changeit!
  • Score: 1

11:57am Fri 5 Sep 14

vincentvega says...

How come my post has been taken down?! Freedom of speech my @rse!! Spineless tw@ts at BN strike again!!
How come my post has been taken down?! Freedom of speech my @rse!! Spineless tw@ts at BN strike again!! vincentvega
  • Score: 4

12:00pm Fri 5 Sep 14

vincentvega says...

Armitage93 wrote:
I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him.

Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field.

His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad.

Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza.

His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed.

Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.
Absolute boll0cks!! The lad is entitled to a break on his time off!!
[quote][p][bold]Armitage93[/bold] wrote: I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him. Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field. His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad. Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza. His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed. Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.[/p][/quote]Absolute boll0cks!! The lad is entitled to a break on his time off!! vincentvega
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Fri 5 Sep 14

BWFC1988 says...

vincentvega wrote:
Armitage93 wrote:
I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him.

Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field.

His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad.

Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza.

His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed.

Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.
Absolute boll0cks!! The lad is entitled to a break on his time off!!
He's just had 8 weeks off...
[quote][p][bold]vincentvega[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Armitage93[/bold] wrote: I'm always the first to defend the players, but sorry lads, stop looking for excuses for him. Football is a totally different ball game, no pun intended. Not only is he expected to set an example to the team as captain, but portray the club in a positive light on and off the field. His performances this season, have been on the whole, shocking, other than the game against Leeds. His passing, organisation, and tackling this season have been a shambles. I fully accept and acknowledge that people have a bad day at the office, however when people have these bad days, they usually work **** hard to put it right. Footballers don't work 10 hours a day, its training 3 or 4 days a week and a 90 minute game, any extra conditioning work on top of course. Lets not forget, the lads have had over a month and a half off, and then a pre season training course abroad. Yet not one win this season, abject performances, and he decides to go live it up in Ibiza. Im sorry but that is in no way shape or form acceptable, so stop using your empathetic heads and actually use a realistic approach. 1) It isn't even anything alike a regular job, so don't use this "oh its not unto my boss if i have a week off" barrel of laughs. And 2) The lad had just had a 2 month break, living it up in places like Vegas, yet no wins later, decides no, as club captain, I've had enough, I'm going getting smashed in ibiza. His mates clearly come on here to try and cover up for him, photos of him holding bottles of champers, different glasses, and lets face it, looking smashed. Unnaceptable behaviour and he deserves to be disciplined. Players like Stuart Holden who don't even play week in week out due to injury, are always tweeting their support of the club, the fans, and engaging generally with the fan base. Then you've got the captain swanning off getting smashed in ibiza the minute things get tough. Don't tell me he "deserves a holiday" and how everyone deserves to "let off steam". Its not a 40 hour job, he had 2 months off over summer, you lot need to get a grip and face facts, he's taking the utter mick.[/p][/quote]Absolute boll0cks!! The lad is entitled to a break on his time off!![/p][/quote]He's just had 8 weeks off... BWFC1988
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Riggermortis says...

Problem is we don't pay their wages anymore, sky do.15'000 at macron every other week probably only just pays gartside salary.
Problem is we don't pay their wages anymore, sky do.15'000 at macron every other week probably only just pays gartside salary. Riggermortis
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Fri 5 Sep 14

bw8410 says...

Jay hasn't committed a crime. In reality footballers do what they want anyway considering the amount of time they have for rest, huge amounts of money and associated luxurious lifestyle most possess being a 'professional' footballer. I would judge Jay's performance as captain on the pitch and not off it unless he actually tested the law. This incident aside, both DF and captain are obviously not consistently performing well based on previous results and seasons. There are plenty of games left and the season has only begun, but the question is how much time does it require to see change in management of the club and playing squad because this is desperately needed to gain faith among the supporters. None of the current personnel at the club have displayed passion for the club. They would be happy to see out their contracts and consider other opportunities elsewhere. A stronger stance is needed by the supporters whether to stick with how things are at the moment, or protest not only towards the players and manager during a match but to the board who make the decisions.
Jay hasn't committed a crime. In reality footballers do what they want anyway considering the amount of time they have for rest, huge amounts of money and associated luxurious lifestyle most possess being a 'professional' footballer. I would judge Jay's performance as captain on the pitch and not off it unless he actually tested the law. This incident aside, both DF and captain are obviously not consistently performing well based on previous results and seasons. There are plenty of games left and the season has only begun, but the question is how much time does it require to see change in management of the club and playing squad because this is desperately needed to gain faith among the supporters. None of the current personnel at the club have displayed passion for the club. They would be happy to see out their contracts and consider other opportunities elsewhere. A stronger stance is needed by the supporters whether to stick with how things are at the moment, or protest not only towards the players and manager during a match but to the board who make the decisions. bw8410
  • Score: -1

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