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by The_Gun
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

I don't understand why there are so many numpties, Nixon included, that are saying "just pay it". Standard business practice in a situation like this is to try and cut costs as much as possible. I'd be worried if FV WEREN'T trying to haggle on the price. And you can guarantee that there would be pl...
by The_Gun
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

BBC Cumbria Sport is reporting that we've had an offer "well-below" the buy-out fee rejected. We might as well try and pay as little as possible. If IE has had his head turned then we're in a strong bargaining position. Barrow are clearly happy to put stories out about what we're doing - to make us...
by The_Gun
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

nicholaldo wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:51 am
BBC Cumbria Sport is reporting that we've had an offer "well-below" the buy-out fee rejected.
We might as well try and pay as little as possible. If IE has had his head turned then we're in a strong bargaining position.
by The_Gun
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

FV clearly aren't sharing anything with Iles and Nixon is making stuff up as usual, so I don't think anyone can be confident about exactly what's going on right now. I
by The_Gun
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Should they stay or should they go? Summer 2020 edition
Replies: 30
Views: 4181

Re: Should they stay or should they go? Summer 2020 edition

Ethan Hamilton has been released by the Rags – along with Aidan Barlow, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Alex Fojticek, Dion McGhee, Demetri Mitchell, Kieran O’Hara, Largie Ramazani and George Tanner, if anybody knows them And if anybody knows them, it should be Phoenix - this kind of released list from ...
by The_Gun
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Should they stay or should they go? Summer 2020 edition
Replies: 30
Views: 4181

Re: Should they stay or should they go? Summer 2020 edition

If we could keep any of Crawford, Matthews and Lowe that would be amazing, but I expect all of them to have offers from League 1 clubs. Of the rest I'd take Emmanuel, Bunney, Dodoo and possibly Zouma.
by The_Gun
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

I suspect I'm in a minority of one on this, but Barrow had a poor start to the season and were starting to flag before lockdown. In between, they had a great six months. So, Ian (the only under 40 year old Ian I've heard of 😁) just might not be the Messiah. But, I'll back him if he's our manager / ...
by The_Gun
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

I find it curious that we reportedly thought the compensation figure was lower than it is. It can't be written into Evatt's contract as I assume we got our information from his agent, who will surely know the details. That must mean it's just a figure they've come up with, which will presumably be ...
by The_Gun
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

Yeah, can see Evatt having resigned by the end of the day. Not sure on that speed of events - but he can (if he chooses) agitate for a move by telling the chairman to let him go for a decent fee. It would have no legal impact but it would make it clear the jig's up. However, what's a bit weird abou...
by The_Gun
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

Take it with as much salt as you will, but this seems to sum it up. Screenshot 2020-06-24 at 15.48.46.png It's the big if. I guess it depends who's pleading his case and who's footing the bill. Helps if it's the same person. You'd have to make a pretty good argument to pay £120,000 when free option...
by The_Gun
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

You may well be right, but I'll take it if we end up getting a progressive young coach like Evatt.
by The_Gun
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

The interview with Barrow's chairman on the radio last night made it sound like they're very much expecting to receive an approach from us. I think he was essentially trying to let their fans know that when Evatt leaves it won't be his regime's fault. Sounded like a warning shot fired at our owners...
by The_Gun
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

The interview with Barrow's chairman on the radio last night made it sound like they're very much expecting to receive an approach from us. I think he was essentially trying to let their fans know that when Evatt leaves it won't be his regime's fault. Sounded like a warning shot fired at our owners...
by The_Gun
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

The interview with Barrow's chairman on the radio last night made it sound like they're very much expecting to receive an approach from us. I think he was essentially trying to let their fans know that when Evatt leaves it won't be his regime's fault.
by The_Gun
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

Argyle fan here in peace and just some thoughts on the rumours surrounding Ryan Lowe. The first thing is that twelve months ago we were in the same situation with lots of rumours but nothing tangible. We later found out that he turned up at the interview with schuey and stated we are a pair and tha...
by The_Gun
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/18533286.southend-sources-say-bolton-not-made-sol-campbell-approach/https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/18533286.southend-sources-say-bolton-not-made-sol-campbell-approach/ No approach for Campbell according to Iles, who also says Evatt is being "very strongly...
by The_Gun
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

Iles says things should get moving soon, as he necks some cod liver oil... https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/18532296.key-talks-planned-wanderers-manager-shortlist-gets-whittled/ Also says Evatt would cost £120,000, Lowe also be six figures and ”similar” for others in a job - including Nolan, R...
by The_Gun
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

Operating with extremely limited information, I would imagine the decision for someone like Evatt would rest on reassurances regarding playing budgets. If FV can give confidence that we will retain some of our better players and be serious players in the free agent market, then Bolton looks a pretty...
by The_Gun
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

Interestingly careful quote from Evatt on possibility of leaving Barrow. "At the end of the day, as it stands I’m Barrow’s manager and I’m just enjoying the time here now and what we’ve just achieved. I’m not really thinking about anything else at the moment. It’s the nature of the beast that when ...
by The_Gun
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New Manager Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 33194

Re: New Manager Thread

Ryan Lowe is now an even money favourite on Skybet (although I would doubt that is a particularly accurate market). Can't see it myself, unless he's really desperate to move back north.