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by Athertonian
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: Pies in administration
Replies: 52
Views: 909

Re: Pies in administration

Wigan fans can protest as much as they like because this EFL are ruthless. I know several Wigan fans who have not only given Bolton fans and myself some stick when we went into admin but, were bloody abusive and showed genuine hate. What goes around comes around. I was talking to a fan this morning...
by Athertonian
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: Pies in administration
Replies: 52
Views: 909

Re: Pies in administration

Wigan fans can protest as much as they like because this EFL are ruthless. I know several Wigan fans who have not only given Bolton fans and myself some stick when we went into admin but, were bloody abusive and showed genuine hate. What goes around comes around. I was talking to a fan this morning ...
by Athertonian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 12973

Re: New Manager Thread

He wouldn't have been my choice but hey ho what di I know. May have well as brought in Cleggy ex Athy colls manager, he won a few promotions in recent seasons. Hope I'm proved wrong again.
by Athertonian
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Keith Hill out thread
Replies: 139
Views: 8475

Re: The Keith Hill out thread

Now the guessing begins. I can see an appointment from within as opposed to a new man. David Lee has been linked many times, maybe his time has come. Personally I'd like someone with good experience, someone that knows the lower leagues and with good relations with other clubs. At least who ever bec...
by Athertonian
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Music Bolton have run out to
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Music Bolton have run out to

Maybe the club could revive, "My world is a football" I actually have that on a CD.
by Athertonian
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Keith Hill out thread
Replies: 139
Views: 8475

Re: The Keith Hill out thread

Wasn't Allardyce quite an inexperienced manager at the time we appointed him? we also gave him a ten year contract.
by Athertonian
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New ownership - Football Ventures
Replies: 214
Views: 15922

Re: New ownership - Football Ventures

I think all Bolton fans want a quick fix but it will need a lot of luck and some half decent players. I was very anti Hill and Flitcroft, still am to a degree but, I can't see who could come in and sign a team to compete in league 2. I'm leaning towards Hill and his capabilities to sign out of contr...
by Athertonian
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Keith Hill out thread
Replies: 139
Views: 8475

Re: The Keith Hill out thread

As much as it pains me to say "stick with Hill", we've been down the "young hungry manager" road before and it doesn't normally produce the best results.. This is one hell of an important season coming up, the club needs someone with a bit more experience than someone without. No doubt at some point...
by Athertonian
Fri May 01, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

There will be an announcement soon to call all leagues null and void. Some will be happy and others wont be. As for claims? I can't see how anyone can sue because the season becomes void, especially when a pandemic is the reason. Should the season begin again in August, I'm sure the EFL have a littl...
by Athertonian
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

Indeed. A difficult decision has to be made. No matter what the outcome, someone will be more upset than the other. We all know Covid isn't going away quickly. If anymore Countries decide to call it a day, the more pressure on the PL to follow suit. One thing for sure, we know life isn't going to be...
by Athertonian
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

If the season does continue there's going to be claims galore, especially if any of the players come down with Covid. Resume or declare the season void will cause problems either way. Money at all cost regardless of safety.
The final decision should come from the PM not the PL.
by Athertonian
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

Looks like the French have cancelled their season yet, the Premier league seems hell bent on completing theirs. There is such little time to complete all those games plus, players will be out of contract. The best the Prem and EFL can do is declare this season void. There will be disappointments amo...
by Athertonian
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

6 June mooted as a possible date for the season to resume. Completing the outstanding games, including the play-offs (spoiler: we miss out), within 56 days takes us to 31 July. My personal opinion is this season will resume with just the play offs and the current positions being accepted as final. ...
by Athertonian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

The longer this virus lingers the longer football will remain absent. There are many clubs treading water and worried for their survival in these current climes. Who will be the first club to announce they're experiencing financial problems. There are too many clubs relying on the money from TV righ...
by Athertonian
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

I have no doubt this season is over and will probably struggle to begin a new one in August. I read earlier that amateur leagues have been called void which gives my home Town club Atherton colls another chance at the Northern prem. As yet, nothing has been mentioned whether the Premier League or th...
by Athertonian
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Music Bolton have run out to
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Music Bolton have run out to

Sirius- Alan Parsons project.
by Athertonian
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 9354

Re: COVID-19/20 season

If anyone believes the season to begin again in August should give this a bit more thought. I can't see this virus disappearing in time for a new season, It could take over a year for this to clear and safe for folk to mix again. Life as we knew it doesn't exist and wont for a while yet. I won't vis...
by Athertonian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: FV Recruitment Model
Replies: 70
Views: 4780

Re: FV Recruitment Model

This could be the end of the season as we know it. What happens should this be the case will be a headache for the PL & EFL. Some clubs will simply not survive. I firmly believe Uefa, Fifa and other footballing bodies could call an end to all competitions and declare them void. What will happen shou...
by Athertonian
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: FV Recruitment Model
Replies: 70
Views: 4780

Re: FV Recruitment Model

That is a probable outcome, more so as these day's progress. Scary times.
by Athertonian
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: FV Recruitment Model
Replies: 70
Views: 4780

Re: FV Recruitment Model

It's not looking good for sporting events with football seeming to will follow sooner than later. Will Bolton's game V Peterbrorough be played of postponed, or even played behind closed doors. What ever does happen at this stage in the season could be worry for the club once again. Do FV have the fi...