For those who want to reminisce about brighter days....

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Re: For those who want to reminisce about brighter days....

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:09 am

Terrific article. Thanks for that Dave. :oyea:
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Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:17 am

I do take issue with Florent Laville being an expensive mistake. He was a wonderful player for us until he got that injury.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:20 am

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
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I do take issue with Florent Laville being an expensive mistake. He was a wonderful player for us until he got that injury.
Aye, that was bad research on the reporters part. That man was brilliant, hailed by the fans and very unlucky.
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Post by officer_dibble » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:24 pm

Bolton finished 13th in the Premier League in 2008/09, two years after Allardyce left. Incredibly, they finished in the same league position or worse for the next eight seasons in succession. That run will only end at the conclusion of 2017/18.
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We were second last season and Freedman got us 7th as well?

Anyway apart from that and Laville (which is understandable - he signed a deal then got injured IIRC) a good piece.

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Post by truewhite15 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:51 pm

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Bolton finished 13th in the Premier League in 2008/09, two years after Allardyce left. Incredibly, they finished in the same league position or worse for the next eight seasons in succession. That run will only end at the conclusion of 2017/18.
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We were second last season and Freedman got us 7th as well?


Anyway apart from that and Laville (which is understandable - he signed a deal then got injured IIRC) a good piece.
Yes, but consider the leagues as one vast ladder. 7th in the Championship is lower than 18th in the Premier League. 2nd in League One is lower than 24th in the Championship.

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Post by officer_dibble » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Well how can that run end this season then?

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Post by Joggers Nipple » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:45 pm

I take it maths isn’t your strong point?

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Post by LeverEnd » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:07 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:35 pm
Well how can that run end this season then?
We're a division higher so can't possibly finish lower than.last season.
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible...

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Post by officer_dibble » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:11 am

Joggers Nipple wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:45 pm
I take it maths isn’t your strong point?
I had the start point as 13th in the league (if the leagues are one big ladder). We cant finish higher thab 13th in the premier league! Reading it again of course we will finish higher than last season...which i think is what the geezer who wrote it is getting at.

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:19 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:11 am
Joggers Nipple wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:45 pm
I take it maths isn’t your strong point?
I had the start point as 13th in the league (if the leagues are one big ladder). We cant finish higher thab 13th in the premier league! Reading it again of course we will finish higher than last season...which i think is what the geezer who wrote it is getting at.
He means every season since that Megson's second season where we finished 13th in the top flight we've gone on to finish lower successively each year. Until now where whatever happens we will finish higher than we did last season.

But that run, was pretty appalling. The Coyle effect.

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Post by Mar » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:55 pm

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What a team that is. I loved how multi-national it was.
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Post by dave the minion » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Aye - love it. By my quick reckoning I reckon we've got:

Finland
Tunisia
Denmark
Spain
England
Senegal
France
Greece
Nigeria
Japan
Jamaica
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Post by TANGODANCER » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:30 pm

dave the minion wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Aye - love it. By my quick reckoning I reckon we've got:

Finland
Tunisia
Denmark
Spain
England
Senegal
France
Greece
Nigeria
Japan
Jamaica
That must be some sort of record; Nicky Hunt the only Englishman in a Bolton Wanderers team? :D
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Post by Prufrock » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:36 am

Remember a fuss over when I think we didn't have any Englishmen. Sunderland away?
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:33 am

Prufrock wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:36 am
Remember a fuss over when I think we didn't have any Englishmen. Sunderland away?
Much less of one when Arsenal did it.

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Post by Nicko58 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:17 pm

dave the minion wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Aye - love it. By my quick reckoning I reckon we've got:

Finland
Tunisia
Denmark
Spain
England
Senegal
France
Greece
Nigeria
Japan
Jamaica


Just imagine how tough the club chef had it in those days.
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Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:30 am

Just noticed this on Youtube. I hadn't seen this before. Quite illuminating, though I am sure there is another side that we probably won't get to hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WyPTnawR2Y

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:08 am

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:30 am
Just noticed this on Youtube. I hadn't seen this before. Quite illuminating, though I am sure there is another side that we probably won't get to hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WyPTnawR2Y
To be honest, Brizzle, that's always been my understanding of it and as far as I'm aware, Garty never countered that version of events.
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Post by TANGODANCER » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:45 pm

Bolton players discover technology... :wink:
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