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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
Replies: 137
Views: 2762

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
Replies: 137
Views: 2762

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: 155
Views: 3449

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: 155
Views: 3449

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: 155
Views: 3449

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: 155
Views: 3449

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: 155
Views: 3449

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: 7828

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: 155
Views: 3449

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: 177
Views: 7418

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: 903
Views: 34846

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...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Cod Almighty or Fleetwood Cack? (H) Sat 2 Nov, 3pm
Replies: 77
Views: 2327

Re: Cod Almighty or Fleetwood Cack? (H) Sat 2 Nov, 3pm

^^ Thanks. Yeah I've seen a few managers copying Pep's inverted full backs, Lee Johnson at Bristol City for one. Obviously those managers are focusing on breaking teams down when they have the ball. With Emmanuel, it is more his direction of travel that I find interesting, rather than any obvious, p...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Cod Almighty or Fleetwood Cack? (H) Sat 2 Nov, 3pm
Replies: 77
Views: 2327

Re: Cod Almighty or Fleetwood Cack? (H) Sat 2 Nov, 3pm

I really like how Emmanuel, when he goes round the opposition wide player, then often heads infield and attacks their defensive midfield, central defensive areas, as opposed to heading down the line. It happened more at Bristol than yesterday, due to him being forced to defend more, but I remember o...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Cod Almighty or Fleetwood Cack? (H) Sat 2 Nov, 3pm
Replies: 77
Views: 2327

Re: Cod Almighty or Fleetwood Cack? (H) Sat 2 Nov, 3pm

Awesome game of football. Really entertaining, both teams trying yo play creative, thoughtful football. - They had most of the ball, but we created the best chances. - Lowe, O'Grady, Dodoo all really good for us, the rest had solid games too. - Zouma is consistent. Looks like a really good prospect ...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 26/10/19
Replies: 49
Views: 1741

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

Based on last night I wouldn't break up Earl and Zouma, they appeared to really complement each other. Lincoln have been on a terrible run since the Cowleys left, curiously a 2-0 win against Sunderland being the only win in a run of W1 D2 L4, including a 0-6 home defeat against Oxford. Win this and ...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Laughing gas or tear gas? Bristol Rovers (A), Tue 22 Oct 2019 7.45pm
Replies: 139
Views: 2364

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

Yep Dodoo and COG definitely added a lot, especially defensively with their strength and athleticism. Dodoo has to be our first choice wide player at the moment. Verlinden might be an alternative to COG when we need a more attacking mode, although i do think a solid, experienced character like COG i...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Laughing gas or tear gas? Bristol Rovers (A), Tue 22 Oct 2019 7.45pm
Replies: 139
Views: 2364

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 bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 2419

Re: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.

You mean "Keith has stopped the leaking" ICB? Please don't use swear words around here. You're setting me off again NURSE, NURSE :) I remember Verlinden created a really good chance in the 2nd half for Murphy, who had his shot blocked? Generally though I agree that the wide players didn't create eno...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 2419

Re: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.

Good that. If we can get a win, we could go on a run. Dodoo could be useful, a good variation on our other wingers, he looks more direct if likely to be often inaccurate.

Zouma, Chicksen, Hobbs, Lowe, Crawford all look good. Murphy looks like he can score. Optimism here...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 2419

Re: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.

^^ Agree on Bridcutt. He gave his first three passes away, but no doubt a big loss in general.

From 15mins of him, Graham looks better than what I saw earlier in the season when Lowe and L.Murhpy played in there