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by Branagan
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters
Replies: 39
Views: 819

Re: Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters

Regardless as to his "It's aimed at everybody" assertion, I find it impossible to read “Don’t fear change, don’t fear challenge, don’t go and hide in an office somewhere – get out on the training pitch, do your job, be a coach.” without thinking that that's aimed at one person and one person alone....
by Branagan
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters
Replies: 39
Views: 819

Re: Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters

I read it as a Jimmy dig too. Reckon he's on the way out?
by Branagan
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters
Replies: 39
Views: 819

Keith Hill's School For Gifted Youngsters

Latest from the BEN suggests there could be big changes afoot at the Academy - with some noses being put out of joint in the process. https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/17959013.bolton-boss-keith-hill-voices-concern-resistance-change/ “What worries me is that people are opposing necessary changes...
by Branagan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Kit: 2018/19
Replies: 53
Views: 1945

Re: New Kit: 2018/19

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:21 am
I'll be getting my custom Hummel kit from Prokit today...…...
How do you get one? Do you have to buy the blank shirt and then iron on a BWFC badge?
by Branagan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 1723

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

Yeah Murphy not being fully match sharp doesn't help. But the crosses were generally poor or they simply didn't take the chance to get the ball into the box. Yeah, it's fecking ridiculous that we don't have a Gary Lineker to attack those shit balls into the box too. Ridiculous! Not being critical o...
by Branagan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 1723

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

I'm personally very very pleased with how we are playing and actually looking forward to watching a Bolton match again win lose or draw. You're right Tango, we should be very pleased. Talking about where we need to improve is all part of being an armchair manager though!
by Branagan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 1723

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

Bristol is right I think. When you're playing one up front, and your wide men are wingers looking for crosses rather than inside forwards looking to support that lone man, you need one or two central midfielders who can bomb it in to provide another body to latch on to crosses. Nolan is the classic ...
by Branagan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 1723

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

I said a while back that we need a playmaker and I still stand by that. Maybe we could put Politic in that role, not sure. But we need someone to create a few more chances, someone who can open doors. Other than that, I thought it was a solid performance. Still can't expect too much from such a ran...
by Branagan
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: I wish I'd never left Bolton...v Blackpool H. 8-0 clock 7-10-19.
Replies: 117
Views: 1723

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

I think this is the one. Got a feeling. 1-0 Bolton.
by Branagan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Dorothy Com Trophy, Rochdale away. Ist Oct. 7-45.. Tues
Replies: 55
Views: 776

Re: The Dorothy Com Trophy, Rochdale away. Ist Oct. 7-45.. Tues

Yes sorry I agree. What I mean by not finishing attacks with goals is - we're not even getting to the shot. We seem to be great at passing it neatly around the box or bursting into crossing positions only for it to come to fizzle out before the killer ball. So yes, it isn't necessarily the strike th...
by Branagan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Dorothy Com Trophy, Rochdale away. Ist Oct. 7-45.. Tues
Replies: 55
Views: 776

Re: The Dorothy Com Trophy, Rochdale away. Ist Oct. 7-45.. Tues

We lose 5-3. Absolutely all over em and we lose. Playing well and losing. Not really a good sign. Should really say drawing. It’s missing goals that is all. Performance is ok. Not say we were all over them. But final ball is not very good. And we are playing sans striker. We were all over them firs...
by Branagan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Dorothy Com Trophy, Rochdale away. Ist Oct. 7-45.. Tues
Replies: 55
Views: 776

Re: The Dorothy Com Trophy, Rochdale away. Ist Oct. 7-45.. Tues

Sooner we're out of this joke competition the better. It's another night of getting fitness levels up and playing together so some positive news. Now onto that first win in 6 days time 100% agree with this sentiment. As for the performance itself. Plenty of nice build up without being able to find ...
by Branagan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 883
Views: 32634

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

5ft7in Scot who turned 28 in summer. Came through Hearts youth ranks but they did the old "Bolton to Alan Ball" and released him for being too wee. Just been listening to an interview with Bornemouth's £11.5m from Sheff U, Welsh international midfielder, 5' 8", David Brooks ont' wireless. After bei...
by Branagan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: No Jackett Required - Portsmouth (A), 3:00pm, 28 September
Replies: 68
Views: 1784

Re: No Jackett Required - Portsmouth (A), 3:00pm, 28 September

I think when we get a recognised striker up front, that's when we can slash the odds of a win. And, based on displays so far, I reckon we could quite easily put a string of them together. Until then, I think every match is going to be a close run thing.
by Branagan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm
Replies: 141
Views: 2348

Re: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Branagan wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:32 pm
My question is, when Murphy is fit, who gets dropped? Obviously he has to replace Buckley up top, but I wouldn't necessarily want to lose him from the team (who'd have thunk it). Nice problem to have.
Has Murphy ever shown enough to waltz straight back in?
Meant Daryl.
by Branagan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm
Replies: 141
Views: 2348

Re: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm

My question is, when Murphy is fit, who gets dropped? Obviously he has to replace Buckley up top, but I wouldn't necessarily want to lose him from the team (who'd have thunk it). Nice problem to have.
by Branagan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm
Replies: 141
Views: 2348

Re: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm

I personally disagree with giving Zouma a free pass on this one. Me and my mate said when Zouma came on that he's got a mistake in him. He needs to sort that stuff out and be more consistent. Apparently, he was error-strewn for the U23s as well. I've also read that Hill blasted him for not being re...
by Branagan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm
Replies: 141
Views: 2348

Re: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm

Well, according to Iles we're striker-less for a third time. If we string together a few draws that could have been wins here, I can see this being a big regret come the end of the season. Do wonder why we haven't used another slot to get a free agent in. Is that cause of the embargo?
by Branagan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm
Replies: 141
Views: 2348

Re: Jack fell down and Hill came tumbling after. Sunderland @ Home. 21/09/2019 3pm

After Tuesday, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. A similar level of performance and we could get our first win. Similar to Rotherham and it could be another gubbing. Hopefully we have one of the new strikers available for selection. Same. Last match was one of the most entertaining Bolton mat...