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8:01pm

PS - I will leave the blog open, just in case there is any late night development I need to add. The comment facility will also remain open for you to post (sensible) views. Cheers!

8:00pm

Right - on that cheery note I'm going to log off for the night.

Will be starting tomorrow's transfer deadline day blog extra early and seeing you all right the way through to 11pm by which time I should be safely parked in the hotel at Ipswich and enjoying a well-deserved pint.

At least one outgoing deal is due to happen. I'm hoping at least one incoming deal will happen. After that who knows??

7:55pm

No chance.

And, in fairness, the wage bill has to come down somehow. Maybe this is the time the whole club bites the bullet?

7:54pm

7:51pm

7:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says

How are forest not going to get caught by FFP they have now recruited another 3 players today. Fair enough two on loan. How much have their owners ploughed into the club this year?

I think DF brought this up earlier in the season, didn't he?

7:49pm

 
That seems to be the case. Kellett was playing midfield the other night - he's definitely a tidy footballer but needs experience at a lower level first (in my opinon).

7:22pm

 
I wouldn't disagree. If there are no takers and he's fit, he must come into some sort of consideration.

7:21pm

 
Don't think it has only just been realised. Asked the same of DF today and he gave me a few interesting quotes about just how hard it has been to get someone in... and where he has tried.

7:20pm

 
Seems to have been a change in tack and finances in the last few days. Will be interesting to see if he goes anywhere in this window or whether West Brom keep hold of him for a couple of weeks.

7:18pm

 
Trotter is a good player - but I don't think he'll be signing unless someone (maybe one of the players in that list) were to move on elsewhere. By no means a done deal.

7:17pm

7:07pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Cardiffwhite says

FFP can't all be to blame surely? If ED has the money, can't he just fudge it like Citeh did by getting their owners to pay 100 times the going rate to sponsor their stadium so that the club's income is increased and we avoid the dreaded £8m loss???
I know our stadium is already sponsored but surely he could sponsor the tracksuits/car park/tea lady or something???

 

It's a thought. More of a question for owner/chairman than me, though.

7:16pm

 
Don't think anything is going to happen. Has been training with Wanderers.

7:15pm

6:49pm

Hearing that the Craig Davies loan is on course to be completed tomorrow. That means any further transfer activity (incoming) is also likely tomorrow. 

6:47pm

 
All I know is that it has gone from "we need three or four in to freshen things up" to "might need to sacrifice more players to strengthen at the back" inside a week.
I'd be surprised if left-back is anything other than free transfer or loan.

6:38pm

Also, who doesn't like the idea of Trotter playing for the Trotters?

6:37pm

 
He's on the radar - but unless someone is sold tomorrow I have my doubts whether it will happen. Good player though.

6:33pm

 
Yes, I think there will be.

6:30pm

Got this email earlier, which cheered me up!

 

Afternoon Marc,

I'm emailing you from the comfort of my black leather reclining chair at work, just a few short yards from the Reebok.
I have been keeping an eye on your transfer column for the last two days as I find my job painfully mindnumbing.
The lack of concrete transfer news from the club is unsuprising yet I still find myself waiting and hoping long into the night (5.30pm when I finish).
I can only think and feel that what I am feeling is probably what the other 70% of the Dougie freedman faithful are also feeling, so I have taken the time out of my mindnumbing day to write you this email regarding some real transfer news, Hulton Wanderers Fc (Bolton's second biggest team) are on the verge of signing a new keeper only known as the cat for their penultimate games of the season which could see them finishing second in the Bolton at Home Sunday league division 1 (this is impressive because last season they were promoted from division 2 in 4th position).
This should be confirmed by 10:59pm tomorrow.

seriously though think you're doing a top job keep it up!!

seriously board bathroom salesman.

6:28pm

5:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says

Surely a meeting has to have been organised and something put in place for clubs like ourselves. if we had lasted an extra season we would have had more money... Without FFP what do you think our team would be looking like around about now? Maybe. Just maybe we could have been the ones with Charlie Austin? What would your dream team be? ( has to be for the championship)

 

It was the worst possible season to get relegated. And the worst possible season not to go straight back up.

But it has happened - and it's going to have a major effect in how this club is being run for a good while yet.

6:24pm

 
I don't think he would have wanted it that way. Just so happens that there was an actual offer for Davies - not for anyone else.
It's the only way he's going to get a left-back in.

6:22pm

 
Craig will be going to join Kev. On loan.
Back to one Davies in the Bolton team.

6:22pm

 
Nothing. Feel for Tyrone because he's nowhere near the team right now.

6:20pm

5:45pm Thu 30 Jan 14

womble75 says

you know this would all be avoided if we had a strong youth polcy. i used to go to st pauls primary, then to smithills secondary, then smithills college in that time i played fooball at secondary and primary school but i must have seen a rep from bolton maybe twice in all my school days. Why cant we spend time and money on spotting young talent at primary level then nursing them to be footballers. I cant beleive this would cost millions and is a common sense approach and then we wouldnt be sat here wondering who will be sold and bought as we would have produed home grown players. Are you honestly saying in a town o 250k we dont have 11 premiership quality players or even a messi waiting to be discovered.

6:20pm

 
It has to be an option. But think that would mean taking his wage back on board too.

6:19pm

6:18pm

 
He's a young keeper who has been training with Everton. Think he has the same kind of arrangement here. NO deal in place.

6:17pm

5:34pm

After today's rather sombre financial revelations, I'd also assume that Danny Graham is out of the picture.

5:33pm

 
We tamed the Shrews in the Captial One Cup.

5:32pm

 
It was explained to me that with Beckford, Moritz and Jutkiewicz, there is a little more cover than there is at the back, hence the willingness for Davies to go out.

5:31pm

5:27pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says

Do you think if there was no FFP our situation would be a whole lot different now? and we would have more players coming in rather than to get people in we have to get people out? Just feel it has come in at the wrong time for the club as we are going through transition... If only it was a few seasons later?

Yes. Not privvy to ED's financial situation but assuming he's comfortable with the current arrangement he would have scope to fund more transfers if FFP wasn't in place.

It would also help if it was less stringent on clubs who have recently dropped out of the top flight after 11 years. That's the main problem.

5:26pm

Might give a Blue Peter Badge out to the best Shakespeare pun to sum up Wanderers' season.

And I'm having Comedy of Errors.

5:25pm

Charles Brakespear in charge of Saturday's game. Brilliant name.

5:24pm

I'm not sure paying off players is as easy as that, is it?

5:22pm

5:17pm Thu 30 Jan 14

beechd says

Is Craig Davies going out as he's not got any game time this season or purely to create money for wages for loan players?
We must be seriously in the red to have to ship out another striker! Can't we just release The likes of Mears and co

 

Glad you asked that. There is an element of getting him some regiular game time.

Freedman's comments in tomorrow's paper will explain a lot - but sounds as if Jutkiewicz, Beckford and Moritz were ahead of him in the pack.

5:21pm

 
Not privvy to those details at the moment. When I spoke to DF in the press conference he did not want the deal to be publicised - but when I came out, it had been splashed all over Twitter. Modern journalism eh?

5:20pm

5:20pm

5:19pm

 
Pretty confident. 6.5/10?

5:18pm

5:18pm

3:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says

"why does Dougie seem reluctant to explore the foreign market? I know it can be a risk but there are bargains to be found and for cheaper than domestic targets"

It's not so much the case anymore. 10-15 years ago it was another matter. The days of picking up a Bo, Per, Smurf, Stig, Arnar et al are long gone - players and other clubs are wise to the situation so there's more competition for signatures for a start plus demands are higher nowadays when coming to England.

Also, yeah, there's always bedding in time.

Plus, we still have no money anyway...

5:16pm

4:51pm Thu 30 Jan 14

womble75 says

sure with three stikers at the club we cant afford to let Craig Davies go. Surely we cant be saving much on wages if a league one club can afford to pay him?

 

A very fair point. Don't think it's fair to publish the numbers at the moment - but we are not taking a massive wage.

But it DOES put into context just how narrow the margins are at the moment.

5:15pm

Craig Davies could soon be on his way to Preston North End on loan, making room for a left-back.

Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter is on Wanderers' radar but it seems unlilkely that a move will happen unless there is a major deal going out.

Chesterfield keeper Aarom Chapman has been at the club - but think he'll just be training. No permanent deal in place or likely.

5:13pm

Right - so here's a recap on what has happened today.

5:12pm

Just joking. Can appreciate there are some frustrated people out there at the moment.

5:11pm

 
There isn't enough money in the world...

5:07pm

5:07pm

 
Good grief, that would take ages.
Bottom line - FFP means Eddie Davies/MIL cannot plough money in anymore to cover the shortfall between turnover and losses. The debt cannot keep increasing, however soft it is.
If the club loses £8m or more next season they could be hit with a transfer embargo.
And currently, the Premier League contracts that some of the players are on mean there is no room for manouvre.

3:40pm

3:33pm

 
Yes, I think so.

3:29pm

3:20pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Chris Merrills says

Serious question Marc, why does Dougie seem reluctant to explore the foreign market? I know it can be a risk but there are bargains to be found and for cheaper than domestic targets. Our defensive issues are our primary concern but I am equally alarmed by our striking options. Beckford is inconsistent, Juke doesn't strike me as a regular scorer, Craig Davies is going out on loan and Dougie seems fixated on landing Joe Mason, who I just wasn't impressed with and offered very little, at least nothing different to what we already have. Goals win games and we don't score enough to balance out the amount we concede. I am really starting to fear relegation

 

Would foreign players need time to settle? I don't know. 

Need Championship experience in my view. The financial situation is just something that me, you, DF and everyone is going to have to stomach. 

3:27pm

3:25pm

3:25pm

 
On this occasion it looks to be a case of letting a striker go (having just signed Jutkiewicz) to get a left back in.
I've got a full explanation going in tomorrow's paper. Not a decision that has been taken lightly.

3:24pm

 
I think the fact he is trying to balance the books means that is exactly what DF is trying to avoid. Silly comment.

3:06pm

News of the breaking Craig Davies story can be found here... 

2:58pm

2:53pm Thu 30 Jan 14

@sparesyg says

Marc, Could you tell me if Bolton Wanderers are thinking of playing a Barcelona style of football with no strikers under Dougie as we are selling/ loaning left right and centre.
Regards
A concerned Bolton Fan
Gavin

 

I don't think so. Jutkiewicz is fit, so were the Craig Davies loan rumour to pan out, it would mean one of the younger lads stepping up to sit on the bench.

Wilkinson, Clough, Youngs?

2:55pm

 
No - I'd expect those funds to be diverted towards signing a left-back.

2:46pm

Just waiting on confirmation on the club a lot of you are tweeting me in regards to Craig Davies.

2:41pm

 
Well he didn't look like he was packing his bags when he just chased me round taking pictures at the training ground. That's him getting a 5 on Saturday...

2:40pm

Basically, if you have any talent and you play left-back - get yourself down to Euxton at the moment and you might get a squad number!

2:36pm

 

I’d love to sit and say there’s good news to tell you. I’m trying to be as honest as I can, and this is a difficult time for everyone on and off the field. It’s a balancing act.

Dougie Freedman

2:24pm

Today/tomorrow. Hopefully. But don't expect a lot of signings.

2:23pm

2:23pm

That is hopefully going to stay out of the public domain until tomorrow when my paper comes out.

2:22pm

2:22pm

Number one priority. And there is a target.

2:22pm

2:14pm

Tim Ream may also feature, even though he may require an operation on his nose. 

2:14pm

BUT... Can confirm that Jermaine Beckford is 50/50 for Saturday.

2:13pm

Back in the saddle now after the press conference. Still have three pages of stuff to write for tomorrow, so will have to be brief with my updates for the next couple of hours.

12:07pm

The Bolton News: Bolton's Benik Afobe and Lee Peltier collide

Good old Obe Wan. Didn't quite cut it at the Reebok - but a nice lad. Wish him well at Wednesday.

12:05pm

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Benik Afobe on loan until the end of the season.

12:01pm

As mentioned earlier, Middlesbrough have got involved in the Danny Graham saga. Sky Sports story here.

Where have they got their cash from? Spending big under Karanka.

11:59am

Reading win the LMA's performance of the month for their thrashing of Wanderers the other day... 

Was going to provide a link but not sure anyone will want to read it!

 

11:58am

 
Think (Danny) Graham might have slipped out of the price range now. Sounded like an expensive one.

11:48am

Article didn't denigrate Ngog. Merely stated that he didn't live up to his price tag despite continued support from Coyle and Freedman.

 

Signed Local Hack.

11:47am

11:42am Thu 30 Jan 14

HungerHillBilly says

Why is it necessary to denigrate Ngog?This is pathetic,perhaps if he hadn´t
been so marginalised by Freedman,supported in his efforts by local hacks,
Ngog might have done better.Easily better towards the end of last season before his injury than Beckford has been this,he hasn´t had a kick.

Hope he is laughing all the way to the bank.Eat your heart out Dougie and bugger off back to London with the useless bunch of Jerks you brought with
you

11:44am

More on the Trotter approach here from an excellent Millwall site News at Den

11:42am

The Bolton News: SIGNING: Danny Fox

Danny Fox has signed for Nottingham Forest, which spares Wanderers being linked with him for the 10,000th time on Sky.

11:38am

Surprised me a bit. Will be interesting to see what DF has to say at the press conference. I'll be making my way there shortly.

11:38am

11:37am

You can also pay way, way over the odds.

11:37am

Potentially.

11:37am

The tail end of the transfer window is a strange old time. Deals come out of absolutely nowhere because this is when you can get the best price.

11:35am

11:35am

Trotter would be an interesting one. Contacts in South London reckon DF has been a fan of his for a long time - but a physcial midfielder wasn't the kind of player I was expecting him to sign next. He can't play left-back for starters..

11:31am

As I mentioned earlier down the thread - both DF and Davies have not hidden the fact he could go out again on loan to get some football.

 

11:31am

 
There have been a few clubs sniffing around Davies for a while - but I understand that if there is a bid for Millwall midfielder Trotter, it won't involve him. That's as much as I know at the moment. 

11:29am

10:58am Thu 30 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says

I wonder if someone from the same agent as Gretar is on the radar...
http://www.transferm
arkt.co.uk/en/world-
in-motion/details/be
rater_1061.html

(I dunno how accurate that list is, just found it on a Google...)

 

That's an exhastuve list. Can't see anyone likely on there.

11:28am

 
I agree. He was hard-working and his movement was good. The kind of ball going up to him wasn't always the same.

11:18am

OK - going into full reverse on the Trotter speculation. Think there is something in it. Nothing in Feeney. Too many Liams in this thread.

10:48am

 
The club is a Premier League set-up. I know as fans we've got a downer on everything at the moment but looking at the bigger picture, there is plenty of reason to come to BWFC. Money is an issue, though.

10:47am

 
On loan??
Really is no money to spend on transfer fees.

10:47am

I think Mason has more than he was able to show in that brief spell. Didn't play to his strengths and I do think he'd have been better in a two up front.

10:46am

10:35am Thu 30 Jan 14

Norpig! says

why does DF persist with chasing mason from cardiff, he looked nothing special playing for us (no better than our youngsters) and also looked average playing against our shaky defence.

10:46am

10:45am

10:42am

Getting flat "no" from the club on the Millwall speculation. Very odd.

10:34am

10:03am Thu 30 Jan 14

Chris Merrills says

It must be hard to get players in when you plan your teams 3 weeks in advance......
Anyway, cynicism aside, I don't think we are in a desperate need for a CB, we have Mills, Knight, Ream (any injury news?), Wheater (same question?), Baptiste can play there as well. We need a couple of specialist fullbacks and a goalscorer. The fullbacks are more immediate concerns, the striker can probably wait till the loan window. Just hope its not Mason as I really don't think he scores regularly enough. The ones I'd be looking at in the loan window would be Becchio, Rory Donnelly from Swansea, Glenn Murray (if fit) and an ambitious one in Connor Wckham. Just need a goalscorer to keep us afloat

10:34am

The Bolton News: Gianfranco Zola was full of praise for Millwall and Liam Trotter in particular. Picture: Action Images

 

Bit of speculation doing the rounds about a pair of Millwall players. 

We've got Liam Trotter, pictured, and Liam Feeney both being linked.

We know DF is a fan of Feeney - but don't see him being a target right now.

Trotter is a different matter...

10:04am

9:54am

 
He's a decent player but club have always denied any interest in him.

9:53am

A positive tweet from Gretar Steinsson there. With a bit of luck, he'll be right!

9:53am

9:45am

Freedman made reference to a 'back five' last season but I'm struggling to think who could fill in on the left side. On the right, you could play Chung-Yong Lee or Neil Danns in my opinion. Maybe Hayden White too.

But on the left we simply don't have any defensive players. That's why I think all the resources are being put into finding a left back by the weekend.

9:43am

9:43am

9:33am

And of course the name Danny Graham is still doing the rounds - with Hull City seemingly tasked with the job of sending him out on loan by his parent club Sunderland. Very complex deal, that one.

9:22am

There is a lot of chat about Craig Davies going out on loan. He admitted it was a possibility speaking to us last weekend.

9:20am

My good friends at Walesonline tell me they think Joe Mason will come out on loan eventually - and we already know that Dougie Freedman would ideally like another striker on board.

9:19am

So, with McNaughton fallen by the wayside and Craig Dawson very much up in the air - what's left for Wanderers at the moment?

9:17am

9:12am Thu 30 Jan 14

phil_the_wanderer says

Zat Knight is the main reason we are in this mess, one of the main problems this year is we have no leaders on the pitch, we have got Ngog off the wage bill now so that should have freed some cash up, I just feel players do not want to play for Freedman and that is one of the reasons we can not attract anyone. John Mcginlay is now scouting at Wigan and getting them players, Mcginlay should be working for Bolton.

9:16am

Another article I wrote yesterday has just popped into cyberspace - a view on David Ngog's move to Swansea, and what he really cost Wanderers.

9:08am

It's a fair point. From what I am gathering, the number of players being allowed out on loan in this window is minimal. Whether they will be free in a couple of weeks, I'm not sure. But feel that the club need to get at least one more defender in before the Ipswich/Bournemouth games.

9:06am

9:06am

Bottom line, we ask for players to talk after games and the club put them up. Whatever you feel about Zat, I know he's an honest lad. He gave an honest answer when I asked if he really felt he was in a relegation battle. And we printed it. That's how journalism works.

9:04am

Oh look, a differing opinion! 

9:04am

9:03am

Assume you're looking for an answer beyond "being a newspaper" and "reflecting the view of the football club/players?"

9:02am

Why is the Bolton News printing Zat Knight's views...

9:02am

8:33am Thu 30 Jan 14

Boltonbhoy says

Why is the Bolton News printing Zat Knight's views?
He's one of the root causes of why we are in the mess we are in !
He comes out with the same clap trap every time he's interviewed but then proceeds to do absolutely nothing whatsoever to make things any better.
I for one am fed up of hearing players saying " we need to buck our ideas up, we're not in the Premier League now " etc etc
It's all about 20 months too late. I also can't believe the BN is asking for his opinion.

9:01am

8:34am

Anyway, I can be contacted the usual ways - tweet @MarcIles or use the live comment facility here on the site. Today I want to know where you think Wanderers most need strengthening.

8:31am

Forgive the earlier mis-type... Not had a decent coffee yet.

8:29am

Wigan's interest in Dawson is nothing new. But you do wonder whether Wanderers' pressing need for full-backs is taking precedence at the monent.

8:27am

8:27am

8:27am

The Bolton News: Craig Dawson is back in the fold at West Brom

Overnight, Sky Sports News have been reporting that another target - Craig Dawson - is on the verge of joining Wigan Athletic.

8:25am

The Bolton News: Kevin McNaughton

And it seems this man will not be coming to the Reebok Stadium any time soon. Wanderers have been told that Kevin McNaughton is not available for loan by Cardiff City.

8:23am

The Bolton News: SMILE PLEASE: Lukas Jutkiewicz

New boy Lukas Jutkiewicz made his debut at QPR on Tuesday night and looked okay, linking up well with the midfield. But as one of only two new signings in the transfer window (the other being Neil Danns) there is pressure on him to perform. Read my view on his arrival here.

 

 

8:20am

The Bolton News: Zat Knight has passed the character test

Zat Knight didn't mince his words after the QPR game, admitting that Wanderers were now in a relegation fight. Read his views here.

8:18am

Lot's to discuss this morning - but first a look at what has happened since I last joined you.

8:18am

Can't help but feel the second option would come as a major blow to fans.

8:17am

Can Dougie Freedman get players in before the Ipswich game? Or will he have to wait until the loan window reopens in a fortnight?

8:17am

It's press conference day at Wanderers, and there's no doubt what the topic of discussion will be.

8:16am

Good morning folks - One day, 14 hours and 43 mins remain in the transfer window. No pressure.

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8:33am Thu 30 Jan 14

Boltonbhoy says...

Why is the Bolton News printing Zat Knight's views?
He's one of the root causes of why we are in the mess we are in !
He comes out with the same clap trap every time he's interviewed but then proceeds to do absolutely nothing whatsoever to make things any better.
I for one am fed up of hearing players saying " we need to buck our ideas up, we're not in the Premier League now " etc etc
It's all about 20 months too late. I also can't believe the BN is asking for his opinion.
Why is the Bolton News printing Zat Knight's views? He's one of the root causes of why we are in the mess we are in ! He comes out with the same clap trap every time he's interviewed but then proceeds to do absolutely nothing whatsoever to make things any better. I for one am fed up of hearing players saying " we need to buck our ideas up, we're not in the Premier League now " etc etc It's all about 20 months too late. I also can't believe the BN is asking for his opinion. Boltonbhoy

9:12am Thu 30 Jan 14

phil_the_wanderer says...

Zat Knight is the main reason we are in this mess, one of the main problems this year is we have no leaders on the pitch, we have got Ngog off the wage bill now so that should have freed some cash up, I just feel players do not want to play for Freedman and that is one of the reasons we can not attract anyone. John Mcginlay is now scouting at Wigan and getting them players, Mcginlay should be working for Bolton.
Zat Knight is the main reason we are in this mess, one of the main problems this year is we have no leaders on the pitch, we have got Ngog off the wage bill now so that should have freed some cash up, I just feel players do not want to play for Freedman and that is one of the reasons we can not attract anyone. John Mcginlay is now scouting at Wigan and getting them players, Mcginlay should be working for Bolton. phil_the_wanderer

10:03am Thu 30 Jan 14

Chris Merrills says...

It must be hard to get players in when you plan your teams 3 weeks in advance......
Anyway, cynicism aside, I don't think we are in a desperate need for a CB, we have Mills, Knight, Ream (any injury news?), Wheater (same question?), Baptiste can play there as well. We need a couple of specialist fullbacks and a goalscorer. The fullbacks are more immediate concerns, the striker can probably wait till the loan window. Just hope its not Mason as I really don't think he scores regularly enough. The ones I'd be looking at in the loan window would be Becchio, Rory Donnelly from Swansea, Glenn Murray (if fit) and an ambitious one in Connor Wckham. Just need a goalscorer to keep us afloat
It must be hard to get players in when you plan your teams 3 weeks in advance...... Anyway, cynicism aside, I don't think we are in a desperate need for a CB, we have Mills, Knight, Ream (any injury news?), Wheater (same question?), Baptiste can play there as well. We need a couple of specialist fullbacks and a goalscorer. The fullbacks are more immediate concerns, the striker can probably wait till the loan window. Just hope its not Mason as I really don't think he scores regularly enough. The ones I'd be looking at in the loan window would be Becchio, Rory Donnelly from Swansea, Glenn Murray (if fit) and an ambitious one in Connor Wckham. Just need a goalscorer to keep us afloat Chris Merrills

10:35am Thu 30 Jan 14

Norpig! says...

why does DF persist with chasing mason from cardiff, he looked nothing special playing for us (no better than our youngsters) and also looked average playing against our shaky defence.
why does DF persist with chasing mason from cardiff, he looked nothing special playing for us (no better than our youngsters) and also looked average playing against our shaky defence. Norpig!

10:48am Thu 30 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

"A positive tweet from Gretar Steinsson there. With a bit of luck, he'll be right!"

Is he coming back?? Ha ha...
"A positive tweet from Gretar Steinsson there. With a bit of luck, he'll be right!" Is he coming back?? Ha ha... JustaBloke2000

10:58am Thu 30 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

I wonder if someone from the same agent as Gretar is on the radar...
http://www.transferm
arkt.co.uk/en/world-
in-motion/details/be
rater_1061.html

(I dunno how accurate that list is, just found it on a Google...)
I wonder if someone from the same agent as Gretar is on the radar... http://www.transferm arkt.co.uk/en/world- in-motion/details/be rater_1061.html (I dunno how accurate that list is, just found it on a Google...) JustaBloke2000

11:42am Thu 30 Jan 14

HungerHillBilly says...

Why is it necessary to denigrate Ngog?This is pathetic,perhaps if he hadn´t
been so marginalised by Freedman,supported in his efforts by local hacks,
Ngog might have done better.Easily better towards the end of last season before his injury than Beckford has been this,he hasn´t had a kick.

Hope he is laughing all the way to the bank.Eat your heart out Dougie and bugger off back to London with the useless bunch of Jerks you brought with
you
Why is it necessary to denigrate Ngog?This is pathetic,perhaps if he hadn´t been so marginalised by Freedman,supported in his efforts by local hacks, Ngog might have done better.Easily better towards the end of last season before his injury than Beckford has been this,he hasn´t had a kick. Hope he is laughing all the way to the bank.Eat your heart out Dougie and bugger off back to London with the useless bunch of Jerks you brought with you HungerHillBilly

12:44pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Boltonbhoy says...

" Assume you're looking for an answer beyond "being a newspaper" and "reflecting the view of the football club/players?"

In answer to your earlier comment re my view, I'd rather he kept his mouth shut and showed it on the pitch, I've no doubt he's an honest lad as you put it but how many times this season has he said " we need to buck our ideas up" only for him to make mistake after mistake. It's no coincidence the goals we have conceded since he came back into the team.

Mind you the club will probably offer him a new contract, that seems to be how it works, he shouldn't even be here but that's another story. Too many like him, talk a good game but don't deliver !!
" Assume you're looking for an answer beyond "being a newspaper" and "reflecting the view of the football club/players?" In answer to your earlier comment re my view, I'd rather he kept his mouth shut and showed it on the pitch, I've no doubt he's an honest lad as you put it but how many times this season has he said " we need to buck our ideas up" only for him to make mistake after mistake. It's no coincidence the goals we have conceded since he came back into the team. Mind you the club will probably offer him a new contract, that seems to be how it works, he shouldn't even be here but that's another story. Too many like him, talk a good game but don't deliver !! Boltonbhoy

2:53pm Thu 30 Jan 14

@sparesyg says...

Marc, Could you tell me if Bolton Wanderers are thinking of playing a Barcelona style of football with no strikers under Dougie as we are selling/ loaning left right and centre.
Regards
A concerned Bolton Fan
Gavin
Marc, Could you tell me if Bolton Wanderers are thinking of playing a Barcelona style of football with no strikers under Dougie as we are selling/ loaning left right and centre. Regards A concerned Bolton Fan Gavin @sparesyg

3:12pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

Any clues as to what Steinsson was going on about, yet?
Any clues as to what Steinsson was going on about, yet? JustaBloke2000

3:20pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Chris Merrills says...

Serious question Marc, why does Dougie seem reluctant to explore the foreign market? I know it can be a risk but there are bargains to be found and for cheaper than domestic targets. Our defensive issues are our primary concern but I am equally alarmed by our striking options. Beckford is inconsistent, Juke doesn't strike me as a regular scorer, Craig Davies is going out on loan and Dougie seems fixated on landing Joe Mason, who I just wasn't impressed with and offered very little, at least nothing different to what we already have. Goals win games and we don't score enough to balance out the amount we concede. I am really starting to fear relegation
Serious question Marc, why does Dougie seem reluctant to explore the foreign market? I know it can be a risk but there are bargains to be found and for cheaper than domestic targets. Our defensive issues are our primary concern but I am equally alarmed by our striking options. Beckford is inconsistent, Juke doesn't strike me as a regular scorer, Craig Davies is going out on loan and Dougie seems fixated on landing Joe Mason, who I just wasn't impressed with and offered very little, at least nothing different to what we already have. Goals win games and we don't score enough to balance out the amount we concede. I am really starting to fear relegation Chris Merrills

3:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

"why does Dougie seem reluctant to explore the foreign market? I know it can be a risk but there are bargains to be found and for cheaper than domestic targets"

It's not so much the case anymore. 10-15 years ago it was another matter. The days of picking up a Bo, Per, Smurf, Stig, Arnar et al are long gone - players and other clubs are wise to the situation so there's more competition for signatures for a start plus demands are higher nowadays when coming to England.

Also, yeah, there's always bedding in time.

Plus, we still have no money anyway...
"why does Dougie seem reluctant to explore the foreign market? I know it can be a risk but there are bargains to be found and for cheaper than domestic targets" It's not so much the case anymore. 10-15 years ago it was another matter. The days of picking up a Bo, Per, Smurf, Stig, Arnar et al are long gone - players and other clubs are wise to the situation so there's more competition for signatures for a start plus demands are higher nowadays when coming to England. Also, yeah, there's always bedding in time. Plus, we still have no money anyway... JustaBloke2000

4:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says...

What's the name of this left back we are close to signing? Any chance of us trying to get Keane on loan from Manchester united? If Dawson is out of our reach?Would heve kept Craig Davies for striker and just put youngsters on their. Wouldnt have got jutkiewicz. What do you think marc?
What's the name of this left back we are close to signing? Any chance of us trying to get Keane on loan from Manchester united? If Dawson is out of our reach?Would heve kept Craig Davies for striker and just put youngsters on their. Wouldnt have got jutkiewicz. What do you think marc? J J J J

4:33pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Liamdog says...

Stop banging on about championship experience. Most have it, most have played here before . Those who think otherwise are deluded. Your not asking serious questions of BWFC.. The fans deserve a better manager chairman and sports writer .
Stop banging on about championship experience. Most have it, most have played here before . Those who think otherwise are deluded. Your not asking serious questions of BWFC.. The fans deserve a better manager chairman and sports writer . Liamdog

4:51pm Thu 30 Jan 14

womble75 says...

sure with three stikers at the club we cant afford to let Craig Davies go. Surely we cant be saving much on wages if a league one club can afford to pay him?
sure with three stikers at the club we cant afford to let Craig Davies go. Surely we cant be saving much on wages if a league one club can afford to pay him? womble75

5:16pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says...

What's the name of this left back we are close to signing? Any chance of us trying to get Keane on loan from Manchester united? If Dawson is out of our reach? Would have kept Craig Davies for striker and just put youngsters on their. Wouldn't have got jutkiewicz. What do you think marc?
What's the name of this left back we are close to signing? Any chance of us trying to get Keane on loan from Manchester united? If Dawson is out of our reach? Would have kept Craig Davies for striker and just put youngsters on their. Wouldn't have got jutkiewicz. What do you think marc? J J J J

5:17pm Thu 30 Jan 14

beechd says...

Is Craig Davies going out as he's not got any game time this season or purely to create money for wages for loan players?
We must be seriously in the red to have to ship out another striker! Can't we just release The likes of Mears and co
Is Craig Davies going out as he's not got any game time this season or purely to create money for wages for loan players? We must be seriously in the red to have to ship out another striker! Can't we just release The likes of Mears and co beechd

5:17pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Who is currently earning the most within the club?
Who is currently earning the most within the club? J J J J

5:27pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Do you think if there was no FFP our situation would be a whole lot different now? and we would have more players coming in rather than to get people in we have to get people out? Just feel it has come in at the wrong time for the club as we are going through transition... If only it was a few seasons later?
Do you think if there was no FFP our situation would be a whole lot different now? and we would have more players coming in rather than to get people in we have to get people out? Just feel it has come in at the wrong time for the club as we are going through transition... If only it was a few seasons later? J J J J

5:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Surely a meeting has to have been organised and something put in place for clubs like ourselves. if we had lasted an extra season we would have had more money... Without FFP what do you think our team would be looking like around about now? Maybe. Just maybe we could have been the ones with Charlie Austin? What would your dream team be? ( has to be for the championship)
Surely a meeting has to have been organised and something put in place for clubs like ourselves. if we had lasted an extra season we would have had more money... Without FFP what do you think our team would be looking like around about now? Maybe. Just maybe we could have been the ones with Charlie Austin? What would your dream team be? ( has to be for the championship) J J J J

5:45pm Thu 30 Jan 14

womble75 says...

you know this would all be avoided if we had a strong youth polcy. i used to go to st pauls primary, then to smithills secondary, then smithills college in that time i played fooball at secondary and primary school but i must have seen a rep from bolton maybe twice in all my school days. Why cant we spend time and money on spotting young talent at primary level then nursing them to be footballers. I cant beleive this would cost millions and is a common sense approach and then we wouldnt be sat here wondering who will be sold and bought as we would have produed home grown players. Are you honestly saying in a town o 250k we dont have 11 premiership quality players or even a messi waiting to be discovered.
you know this would all be avoided if we had a strong youth polcy. i used to go to st pauls primary, then to smithills secondary, then smithills college in that time i played fooball at secondary and primary school but i must have seen a rep from bolton maybe twice in all my school days. Why cant we spend time and money on spotting young talent at primary level then nursing them to be footballers. I cant beleive this would cost millions and is a common sense approach and then we wouldnt be sat here wondering who will be sold and bought as we would have produed home grown players. Are you honestly saying in a town o 250k we dont have 11 premiership quality players or even a messi waiting to be discovered. womble75

7:07pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Cardiffwhite says...

FFP can't all be to blame surely? If ED has the money, can't he just fudge it like Citeh did by getting their owners to pay 100 times the going rate to sponsor their stadium so that the club's income is increased and we avoid the dreaded £8m loss???
I know our stadium is already sponsored but surely he could sponsor the tracksuits/car park/tea lady or something???
FFP can't all be to blame surely? If ED has the money, can't he just fudge it like Citeh did by getting their owners to pay 100 times the going rate to sponsor their stadium so that the club's income is increased and we avoid the dreaded £8m loss??? I know our stadium is already sponsored but surely he could sponsor the tracksuits/car park/tea lady or something??? Cardiffwhite

7:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says...

How are forest not going to get caught by FFP they have now recruited another 3 players today. Fair enough two on loan. How much have their owners ploughed into the club this year?
How are forest not going to get caught by FFP they have now recruited another 3 players today. Fair enough two on loan. How much have their owners ploughed into the club this year? J J J J

7:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

J J J J says...

I thought mills and ream did well earlier in the season, I remember zola saying that not even Barcelona would pass through our defence, is this why we are prioritising a left back? so the possibility of getting the partnership back together? If I was DF I would recall sordell, Beckford and Sordell would work perfectly, would compliment each other. What do you think Marc?
I thought mills and ream did well earlier in the season, I remember zola saying that not even Barcelona would pass through our defence, is this why we are prioritising a left back? so the possibility of getting the partnership back together? If I was DF I would recall sordell, Beckford and Sordell would work perfectly, would compliment each other. What do you think Marc? J J J J

9:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Baptiste could forge a good partnership up front with the invisible man I hear. One of our top strikers at the moment isn't he.

It has to be a given that Sordell is returning, it has to be because the one up front right now 'Juke' couldn't even hit the bottle if the bar was free - what with Craig Davis going to hook up at PNE. Or is there a shady deal about to go through with a couple of big hitters???

I would not put all my Shillings on Joe Mason stepping up, he is unproven also - Ahhh the Beckford injury isn't so bad - and I can understand the philosophy of having no remaining strikers at the club Marc because we have not had one all season other than JB.

Moritz could come in in all honesty, I think he would be more suited to the attacking role with defending striker Baptiste - seriously I think Baptiste could be the secret weapon - he ain't afraid to have a shot like some of the other - If CYL can get his shooting boots on (along with some food in his belly) I think we have it cracked.

We don't need a £10-million hitman do we Marc ;)
Baptiste could forge a good partnership up front with the invisible man I hear. One of our top strikers at the moment isn't he. It has to be a given that Sordell is returning, it has to be because the one up front right now 'Juke' couldn't even hit the bottle if the bar was free - what with Craig Davis going to hook up at PNE. Or is there a shady deal about to go through with a couple of big hitters??? I would not put all my Shillings on Joe Mason stepping up, he is unproven also - Ahhh the Beckford injury isn't so bad - and I can understand the philosophy of having no remaining strikers at the club Marc because we have not had one all season other than JB. Moritz could come in in all honesty, I think he would be more suited to the attacking role with defending striker Baptiste - seriously I think Baptiste could be the secret weapon - he ain't afraid to have a shot like some of the other - If CYL can get his shooting boots on (along with some food in his belly) I think we have it cracked. We don't need a £10-million hitman do we Marc ;) Beyond News Forum

10:02pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Quoting Zat: “We’ve shown some improvement in the last two games, Cardiff and QPR, who are two good teams with better players. But we also need to be doing it against the Bournemouths or the Ipswich Towns. If we can, maybe our luck starts to turn.”

No Zat they are not better players... this just sums up the confidence levels for me.

THEY ARE NOT BETTER PLAYERS - GET A GRIP MAN!!!
Quoting Zat: “We’ve shown some improvement in the last two games, Cardiff and QPR, who are two good teams with better players. But we also need to be doing it against the Bournemouths or the Ipswich Towns. If we can, maybe our luck starts to turn.” No Zat they are not better players... this just sums up the confidence levels for me. THEY ARE NOT BETTER PLAYERS - GET A GRIP MAN!!! Beyond News Forum

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