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by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 21680

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

Feeling a touch of Hill's eccentricity coming on.

1-3. Murphy hat trick

COYW.
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 21680

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

It’s like last season just with fewer people knowing we are getting beat every week. :D And less courtroom drama, although that does focus a greater proportion of the remaining attention on us getting beat, which judging by recent comments and signing decisions seems to be affecting Hill's judgement.
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20
Replies: 85
Views: 12805

Re: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20

COYW. Looks like a 3-5-2 / 5-3-2? Nsiala and Zouma in defence, hope the power overrides the chaos! Iles describes it as a 4-1-3-2, with Liam Edwards sitting between the defence and the youthful midfield – and, by a process of elimiation, Dodoo up top instead of wide. Ah cool. Good for us going forw...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20
Replies: 85
Views: 12805

Re: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20

COYW. Looks like a 3-5-2 / 5-3-2? Nsiala and Zouma in defence, hope the power overrides the chaos!
by bristol_Wanderer3
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 1327
Views: 122920

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

I must admit I am surprised we jettisoned Earl.

He seemed decent at both CB and LB, which given the limitations imposed on our squad size seems even more valuable...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 1327
Views: 122920

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

I remember Nsiala from the Shrewsbury team of 2 years ago. He is powerful and attacks everything, and against decent, pacy forwards is a penalty against waiting to happen. A lot more of those in the Champ than L1 so on that basis it might be a good signing. He and Zouma would be an entertaining and ...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A very Posh affair, hope it keeps fine for it. Versus Peterborough away 14-12-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 8465

Re: A very Posh affair, hope it keeps fine for it. Versus Peterborough away 14-12-2019

COYW.

Hoping the Bridcutt, Lowe, L.Murphy trio is an effective triangle, rather than the dot it morphed into at Accrington, assuming it is a back 4 rather than a back 5...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wombling 3. AFC Wimbledon (H) 7.12.19 KO 3pm
Replies: 57
Views: 6791

Re: Wombling 3. AFC Wimbledon (H) 7.12.19 KO 3pm

My two penneth: - Fair result. They can justifiably feel aggrieved that there was 4min of injury time, and that we scored in the fifth minute of injury time. - Much pride about Mr Darcy's performance. Good touch and awareness as well as techinical ability. Can see why higher level clubs might be wat...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wham, bam, thank you, Stan - Accrington S (A), 3pm, 23 November & 10 Dec
Replies: 164
Views: 19162

Re: Wham, bam, thank you, Stan - Accrington S (A), 3pm, 23 November

Yeah, it's interesting - a creative midfielder in a Parky side had to be very good because he was often on his own, but at least in Hill's side there's runners and options. If Verlinden leaves Chicksen unprotected in a 4-3-3, then he may do so even more in a 4-4-2 as there isn't the extra body in c...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wham, bam, thank you, Stan - Accrington S (A), 3pm, 23 November & 10 Dec
Replies: 164
Views: 19162

Re: Wham, bam, thank you, Stan - Accrington S (A), 3pm, 23 November

The biggest problem imho is playing Bridcutt, Lowe and Murphy. I am not sure the three of them are more productive than Lowe and Murphy being in there, the balance is all wrong, they are all too similar. We were effectively down to nine men today.
by bristol_Wanderer3
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Deduction prediction
Replies: 158
Views: 18472

Re: Deduction prediction

Shaun Harvey has an interesting background: 1994-2004 - At Bradford as underling of Geoffrey Richmond. Bradford went into admin 2002. Richmond declared bankrupt 2004. 2004-2011 - CEO of Leeds United. Check out Leeds' financial fortunes during this period. Involves a lot of CVA's and points deduction...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Deduction prediction
Replies: 158
Views: 18472

Re: Deduction prediction

It would be funny if we went on a right tear and pipped them to the play offs on goal difference, including an emphatic win against them in the re-arranged game. :oyea:

I know, I know, calm down...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Deduction prediction
Replies: 158
Views: 18472

Re: Deduction prediction

12 points from 4th bottom with three games in hand.

We have a decent team, we need some luck with injuries. Probably some limited options to strengthen further in January.

Greatest of great escapes is ON!

I feel the fever coming on. COYW :oyea:
by bristol_Wanderer3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Deduction prediction
Replies: 158
Views: 18472

Re: Deduction prediction

Am delighted! The perspective that we have suffered enough under the previous regime and deserve leniency wasn't one I was expecting the EFL to take, even though it makes perfect sense to me. Sharon and the legal team appear to have played a blinder here. Hoorah! :pissed: The EFL haven’t made the d...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Deduction prediction
Replies: 158
Views: 18472

Re: Deduction prediction

Am delighted!

The perspective that we have suffered enough under the previous regime and deserve leniency wasn't one I was expecting the EFL to take, even though it makes perfect sense to me.

Sharon and the legal team appear to have played a blinder here.

Hoorah! :pissed:
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: League One 2019/20
Replies: 163
Views: 18324

Re: League One 2019/20

So we have six games before the start of the JTW. They are Accrington (a), Wimbledon(h), Peterborough(a), Southend(h), Sunderland(a), Shrewsbury(h). Lets say six points is a reasonable estimate for the amount of points the EFL are likely to deduct. If it is six points and we lose every game we would...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Deduction prediction
Replies: 158
Views: 18472

Re: Deduction prediction

Seems a tricky one. Will they take into account our previous ownership? I mean, hypothetically speaking, if a person with erm looser than average ethical standards purchases a football club, which under current EFL checks for owners seems perfectly possible, and then siphons money out of the club an...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New ownership - Football Ventures
Replies: 235
Views: 33176

Re: New ownership - Football Ventures

A snippet at the end of this BEN article: https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/18014095.bolton-soon-different-kind-pressure/ Likewise, tomorrow should see a payment made to the club’s football creditors who are no longer contracted, drawing a line through another sad entry in the history books. Foo...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 1327
Views: 122920

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Seems like we had Ben Marshall on trial and let him go... https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/fresh-update-reveals-player-has-left-bolton/ Original source is our friend Alan Nixon... Surprised that a.) He was available as a free agent, and b.) He was deemed not worthy of being taken on. I remember him...