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Help on signatures

Post by dave the minion » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:00 am

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For a little nostalgia maybe, or just to help me with something thats been bugging me for ages......

I've recently re-done my home office and now, hanging pride of place on my wall, is a signed Bolton Shirt, thats been hidden away for far too long. Anyway...
The shirt was given to me in 2003 as a gift by someone who was working at the club at the time. I was then lucky enough to spend a few weeks at the club a couple of years later and got some additional signatures, so the period it covers is roughly roughly 2002 - 2006.

I've been through it trying to identify all the signatures, but I'm stuck on a few and wondered whether the esteemed viewers of this forum might be able to fill in the gaps? I've uploaded a couple of photos of the shirt, along with a key for the signatures, and my guesses below - any input would be massively appreciated....

1 Michael Ricketts
2 Henrick Pedersen
3 Sam Allardyce
4 Ricardo Gardner
5 Simon Charlton
6 Nat Lofthouse
7 Stig Tofting
8 Gareth Farrelly
9 Jussi Jaaskelainen
10 Akin Bulent
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12 Mike Whiltlow
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14 Per Frandsen
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17 Ivan Campo
18
19 Gudni Bergsson
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21 JJ Okocha
22 Youri Djorkaeff
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24 Kevin Nolan
25 Anthony Barness
26 Dean Holdsworth ???
27 Paul Warhurst ???
28 Bruno N'Gotty
29 Bernard Mendy



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Re: Help on signatures

Post by Mar » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:57 am

Nice little quiz this is...
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Re: Help on signatures

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Re: Help on signatures

Post by dave the minion » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:25 am

Nice one. Dumb question, which ones are you thinking of for Banks and Poole?
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Re: Help on signatures

Post by Mar » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:04 pm

dave the minion wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:25 am
Nice one. Dumb question, which ones are you thinking of for Banks and Poole?
Not a dumb question. Was simply going through the list using players from that era in google, so 'Signed Banks Bolton Shirt' or something to that affect in order to help restrict the pool of players to a smaller pool.

In terms of the scope in which players could've been signed here...

The 2001-2002 shirt was first used in a match on 6th May 2001 (last game of the 2000-2001 season), i'm not sure when this went on sale but perhaps this could've been signed from there on, which brings in the the players from the 2000 season as well. You mentioned this being signed from 2002-2004 so I suspect that this is not the case.

Given that this is not restricted to just players, as you have Phil Brown and Sam Allardyce on there, I believe this is not an unreasonable assumption to say that #6 is Nat Lofthouse as per this link:
https://www.a1sportingmemorabilia.co.uk ... -sl079.jpg

Ach, you've already got that one.

Maybe this will help:
https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict ... 000-01.jpg

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Re: Help on signatures

Post by dave the minion » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:04 pm

15 - Alan O'hare perhaps?
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