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by Branagan
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread
Replies: 280
Views: 8755

Re: Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread

Know this sounds crazy when we have a 38 year old coach in goal but... Id actually feel nervous replacing Gilks at the moment. What with the impact he seems to have had on confidence and organisation.
by Branagan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Growing a pair at the UniBol. Man(up)sfield at home. Tuesday 3rd Nov 7pm.
Replies: 251
Views: 6348

Re: Growing a pair at the UniBol. Man(up)sfield at home. Tuesday 3rd Nov 7pm.

Thought it might be interesting to grab a few quotes from opposing fans to see how we're perceived in the lead up to matches. Let me know if too uninteresting/depressing to repeat... "I think we will get our first win as Bolton go into free fall and out of the league. 4-1 to the mighty stags Maynard...
by Branagan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wrecking Crewe - In search of a Tin Pot to piss in. Crewe Alex (H). FL Trophy 7PM 8/9/2020
Replies: 140
Views: 4593

Re: Wrecking Crewe - In search of a Tin Pot to piss in. Crewe Alex (H). FL Trophy 7PM 8/9/2020

For me, certainly in the first half, our passing was the bit that was really scuppering us. Every third pass was too short or just wayward. I agree with all the criticism of the defence whole heatedly but, when you give away possession in the middle of the park without warning, its that much harder ...
by Branagan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Season Expectations
Replies: 68
Views: 3018

Re: Season Expectations

100 points, 100 goals. Nothing less. :wink:
by Branagan
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Would you get an iFollow season ticket?
Replies: 47
Views: 2547

Re: Would you get an iFollow season ticket?

Same. I no longer live locally and bought every match day pass on iFollow/Sky when a Bolton match was available. iFollow is single cam with radio commentary dubbed - so by no means a glittering package - but didn't bother me at all after five mins. Keeps me as connected to home as I can be. As far a...
by Branagan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2020 transfers
Replies: 910
Views: 48002

Re: Summer 2020 transfers

Couldn't believe Crawford when it was announced. Too good for us in League 1! As others have said, real show of intent. I also liked Dodoo and Emmanuel last season and think they'd really benefit from the Evatt way from what I've read/heard.

Rumours of Spearing. What do people think about that?
by Branagan
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 29812

Re: New Manager Thread

Really excited about the future now. Hope we recruit players similar to the Head Coach - young, hungry and on the way up rather than just the usual crop of middling journey men.
by Branagan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 29812

Re: New Manager Thread

Got to say, the Athletic video on Evatt that DSB posted on Keith Hill Out sold me! He sounds like exactly what we need if we're looking for more of a coach that is going to bring entertaining football (and hopefully success with it). And despite our continued decline It'd be hard to argue Barrow to ...
by Branagan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: FV Recruitment Model
Replies: 74
Views: 10155

Re: FV Recruitment Model

SJM's always one to come down on the side of the supporters (most notably during the Anderson situation). I wonder if now having to toe the club line might conflict him a little? To be fair, siding with the supporters during the KA debacle was really just siding with sanity and decency. As for binn...
by Branagan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Keith Hill out thread
Replies: 150
Views: 19251

Re: The Keith Hill out thread

Don't know if anyone listens to Iles' Buff podcast but the latest episode is dedicated to the issue of the manager. Some good points made about other places the blame may lie. No insider secrets and not letting Hill off the hook but does offer some perspective.
by Branagan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6781

Re: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm

Ultimately, to progress, we need to become a team that develops youth and sells on until we're big enough to be a buying club. I'd suggest that's the model everyone needs at this level. I suppose until our academy starts producing often then it will be a case of revolving doors and heads above water...
by Branagan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6781

Re: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm

I don't mind the short-term contracts, especially in embargo. Two words: Ben Amos. Yes, we need to build and I'd be giving longer contracts to promising youngsters. But when we're shopping at ZeroPoundland I don't want to be tied down. Oh yeah don't get me wrong. I suppose I meant I want people tha...
by Branagan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6781

Re: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm

Agree entirely. If nothing else, I'm crying out for set of players that stay for more than one season - just so I can feel a bond with a Bolton team again.
by Branagan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6781

Re: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm

Not sure he handled December or January at all well - we still had a tiny chance yet he released players who were doing a job and possibly sent out the signal that we were giving up and also that everything was short term focussed. He didn't build around what we had - whilst embargo and restriction...
by Branagan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6781

Re: A trip to Micky D's: MK Dons (A), Sat 22 Feb 2020, 3pm

Stadium MK feels like sitting in a car showroom somehow. Sounds like one too. We're playing like we did in the last days of the old regime. No speed, no press, poor passing, an isolated front man. It's really disappointing because Hill had gotten us playing exciting football earlier this season. Tha...
by Branagan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters
Replies: 89
Views: 11203

Re: Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters

Wonder if Mr. Phoenix will ultimately be tasked with making sure the academy is a more effective conduit to the first team. Will be interesting to see what if anything changes going forward.
by Branagan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm
Replies: 129
Views: 11124

Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

If nothing else, keep doing it and it'll lose any impact it might have once had.
by Branagan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 17980

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 26/10/19

Regardless of the clean sheet last game, if Wright's back and fit, he has to play. He'll only make the back four stronger and, as has been said, Earl and Zouma were let off early on last time anyway.
by Branagan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Laughing gas or tear gas? Bristol Rovers (A), Tue 22 Oct 2019 7.45pm
Replies: 139
Views: 12105

Re: Laughing gas or tear gas? Bristol Rovers (A), Tue 22 Oct 2019 7.45pm

What a wonderful away performance! As I was entering the ground Matthews was making an excellent save, and there was a calamitous mix up where their striker had been gifted the ball and just had to get it over Matthews and in to the net to score. Luckily he just about cleared the bar. After that we...
by Branagan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Laughing gas or tear gas? Bristol Rovers (A), Tue 22 Oct 2019 7.45pm
Replies: 139
Views: 12105

Re: Laughing gas or tear gas? Bristol Rovers (A), Tue 22 Oct 2019 7.45pm

If this is the way we set up regularly, then Verlinden and Politic could be great impact subs to give us another element or panic tired opposition. Nice place to be in after all this time.