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61 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 22 2016, 14:26

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Bwfc1958 wrote:Anyone know the fee or has that not been published anywhere?
2 mill upfront

62 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 22 2016, 14:28

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
whatsgoingon wrote:on Bolton Nuts, just search Natasha Whittam and voila

You've had an issue with me since you started posting. Did I steal your lunch money at school or something?
You had the issue you started a thread about me lol, I just pushed back.

63 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 22 2016, 14:28

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Boggersbelief wrote:The lad is a future England regular and you know it

He isn't.

Be honest, have you ever heard a Bolton fan rave about Holding?

I make my own mind up. I know a good footballer when I see one

64 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 22 2016, 14:30

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Boggersbelief wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Boggersbelief wrote:The lad is a future England regular and you know it

He isn't.

Be honest, have you ever heard a Bolton fan rave about Holding?

I make my own mind up. I know a good footballer when I see one
you tell her mate, she knows fuck all  Very Happy
::bellend::

65 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 22 2016, 14:35

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I haven't missed a home game since 1997 when my Dad grounded me for punching my brother.

I am Bolton's biggest fan.

66 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sat Jul 23 2016, 09:23

scottjames30

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Did he take the piss out of you, for dressing up in women's clothes?

67 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sat Jul 23 2016, 09:57

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
My brother did that to me. I was going through a phase.

68 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sat Jul 23 2016, 10:48

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
boltonbonce wrote:My brother did that to me. I was going through a phase.
We've all been there,

69 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sat Jul 23 2016, 12:29

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
More bullery.

70 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sat Jul 23 2016, 17:06

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Natasha Whittam wrote:More bullery.
You love it, it reminds you of school

71 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sat Jul 23 2016, 17:34

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
She looks happy enough in her school photo.
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72 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sat Jul 23 2016, 17:54

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Boggersbelief wrote:The lad is a future England regular and you know it

He isn't.

Be honest, have you ever heard a Bolton fan rave about Holding?
I've never "raved" but you can see I've always rated him primarily because he has the potential but as it stands he's nowhere near England level. I think Arsenal fans are right to compare him with Callum Chambers because Holding has a long road ahead and a lot to prove along the way. And he may never make it - but he has a chance.

73 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Tue Jul 26 2016, 12:34

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Mertesacker could be out for up to 5 months, Paulista is struggling with tonsilitis and Koscielny is on extended break from the Euro's so Rob Holding could be getting a couple of first team outings in the US alongside Chambers.
I wonder what the bonus structure is, a couple more injuries and we could be quids in next season.

74 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 10:01

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Rob Holding started for Arsenal in the friendly against the MLS Allstars, a baptism of fire against Didier Drogba, and he was the only Arsenal player to play the full 90 minutes

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] spoke exclusively to Arsenal Player after making his first appearance for the club.
Check out what he said here: 
on making his debut…
It was great, a massive turn out from the fans – it's one of the biggest crowds I have played in front of, so it's a massive experience for me. It's quality. It was a really good game as well, really enjoyable.
on his performance…
I think I did all right. It would have topped it off had my header gone in from that corner. That would have been a bit of a glory moment, but I'll keep working on it and it will come hopefully.
on the big names on show…
It's good to play against the likes of Drogba, Kaka and Pirlo. They are top quality players who have had massive careers and you can learn from playing against them. So it's been a great experience.
on getting the win…
It's massive. If you can get a good couple of wins in early you get that momentum, so that when you come to that first game of the season, against Liverpool at home, hopefully we can hit the ground running. Hopefully that will be the case.
on the build up…
I was a bit nervous coming into it. I was bound to be, but once I was on the pitch and warming up the jitters go and you are OK then. Your stomach settles and you feel good.
on Sunday's game…
Yes, you build on each game and hopefully we will get another win on Sunday, and keep building it up. 


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75 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 10:10

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
This is a BWFC site.

I want an interview with Amos. The goalkeeper or the politician.

76 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 12:03

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Natasha Whittam wrote:This is a BWFC site.

I want an interview with Amos. The goalkeeper or the politician.
I set the time for an interview with Amos the goalkeeper but unfortunately he missed it, I interviewed Amos the politician for 2 hours and in true politician style he said nothing. So I had to improvise

77 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 12:51

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
whatsgoingon wrote: I interviewed Amos the politician for 2 hours and in true politician style he said nothing. So I had to improvise

I don't believe you. Amos the politician is the most entertaining person in the world (after me, obviously).

78 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 13:48

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
whatsgoingon wrote: I interviewed Amos the politician for 2 hours and in true politician style he said nothing. So I had to improvise

I don't believe you. Amos the politician is the most entertaining person in the world (after me, obviously).
The fact that you highlight the fact he's less entertaining than you has just demoted him even further down the list.
Just below this guy and slightly above pond life
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79 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 14:48

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Frank Worthington
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whatsgoingon wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:
whatsgoingon wrote: I interviewed Amos the politician for 2 hours and in true politician style he said nothing. So I had to improvise

I don't believe you. Amos the politician is the most entertaining person in the world (after me, obviously).
The fact that you highlight the fact he's less entertaining than you has just demoted him even further down the list.
Just below this guy and slightly above pond life
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How come you're posting pictures of me again wgo? I am not the least interesting man on the planet. I am in fact the holder of the most uninteresting human being ever. Smile

80 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 15:11

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
whatsgoingon wrote:
The fact that you highlight the fact he's less entertaining than you has just demoted him even further down the list.
Just below this guy and slightly above pond life

Type 'Natasha Whittam' into Google. I am talked about on sites I've never even been on.

That's because I am interesting.

81 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 15:27

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82 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 15:34

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Boggersbelief wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Don't encourage her  Very Happy

I googled you and found this
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83 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 15:37

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I lived in America for 3 years. I had bills to pay.

84 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Fri Jul 29 2016, 15:39

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
whatsgoingon wrote:
The fact that you highlight the fact he's less entertaining than you has just demoted him even further down the list.
Just below this guy and slightly above pond life

Type 'Natasha Whittam' into Google. I am talked about on sites I've never even been on.

That's because I am interesting.
Jimmy Saville and Harold Shipman are talked about on sites they've never been on

85 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Sun Jul 31 2016, 11:53

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Flitcroft tips ex-Wanderer Holding for the top with Arsenal

David Flitcroft reckons Arsenal have signed a class act in Wanderers defender Rob Holding.

Before the Tameside youngster had troubled the Bolton first team, Bury boss Flitcroft spotted his emerging talents and brought him on loan to Gigg Lane.

Holding played just once for the Shakers, who were close to securing promotion from League Two, coming on as a late substitute to see out a 2-0 win at Cambridge United.

But Flitcroft saw echoes of one of his former Barnsley charges, John Stones, in the teenager and kept a close eye on his progress after he returned to the Macron Stadium.

A few months later Holding had made his first-team bow, and the escalating financial problems forced Neil Lennon into making him a regular.

Then he helped Gareth Southgate's England's Under-21s win the Toulon Tournament in the summer.

Less than a year later and his Gunners debut on Thursday saw him come up against an MLS All-Stars side in San Jose that included world legends Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and Didier Drogba – and he helped his new side to a 2-1 triumph.

“It’s quite incredible how it worked out for him,” Flitcroft told The Bolton News. “Bolton had their money troubles and the embargo, so Rob had to come in.

“I’m delighted he’s been able to get to that level, especially as he has gone to work with one of the best teachers in the world of football, Arsene Wenger.

“Rob was a student, a very intelligent kid, but a student of the game. I remember saying to him when he left us 'get yourself in, make sure you do your work through the summer. Make sure you get yourself strong so that when your chance comes you're ready.' And he's taken it with flying colours.”

Wanderers fans witnessed Holding’s transformation from the nervous youngster who came into a back three at Middlesbrough last August to the mature defensive presence who stood out a mile as the club slipped towards League One. So, it seems, did Arsenal.

Gunners supporters questioned Wenger’s logic in paying £2million up front for the 20-year-old, who had just 30 senior games under his belt by the time he headed for the Emirates.

It is believed the deal could more than double in size should Holding eventually help Arsenal to success or achieve full international status. A sell-on clause has also been included, which could benefit the Whites in future years.

Flitcroft appreciates Holding may have to be patient to get his Premier League chance but feels he has the right personality to listen and learn.

“You genuinely won't meet a nicer or more intelligent kid,” he said. “You can see by his elevation how quick a learner he must be.

“You want everyone you coach to be that quick learner, be a good student, and Wenger is one of the best teachers in the world, so if he listens, he’ll be fine.

“When Arsene interviewed him or got him down to the club, formally or informally, be probably saw that intelligence in Rob and that’s what convinced him to do the deal.

“I’m delighted for him, personally, and we’re delighted as a club too.”

Flitcroft had been instrumental in another England defender’s career, guiding Stones out of the youth team at Barnsley to a player who eventually moved on to stardom with Everton.

“John was a good learner,” he said. “I remember playing John as a centre-half then a wing-back. He's fabulous in either role.”

Bringing youth players through to the senior set-up is not an exact science, admits the Shakers boss, and cannot be rushed.

“John played for us at Barnsley at a young age but you have to be good enough to play,” he said. “Rob came into the Bolton team when they were struggling and you had a few others – Zach Clough, Niall Maher, Josh Vela, who were all from the same sort of age group.

“They have played games through necessity and it’s proved to be fantastic business for Bolton, probably by default.”

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86 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Mon Aug 01 2016, 12:32

Boggersbelief

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Scored his first goal for Arsenal last night. They've robbed us blind IMO

87 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Mon Aug 01 2016, 12:49

whatsgoingon

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Frank Worthington
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Boggersbelief wrote:Scored his first goal for Arsenal last night. They've robbed us blind IMO
It depends on what we've got in place in terms of bonuses and sell on clauses. I'd like to think that Ken Anderson will get us a much better deal than Gartside ever did because of his background as an agent.
He has certainly started positively with a strong review from Wenger after the first game, the more he plays the more they pay hopefully.

88 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Mon Aug 01 2016, 13:25

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
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Just pisses me off how youngsters from other clubs go for around 10 million and we get fuck all for one of the best young CB's in the country

89 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Mon Aug 01 2016, 13:30

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Depends what bonus deals are in place, can't expect to get even £5 million up front for somebody so inexperienced. Hope he does prove to be one of the best in the country - Big Sam will need options.

90 Re: OFFICIAL - Arsenal sign Rob Holding on Mon Aug 01 2016, 13:35

terenceanne

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I saw the game last night.  Holding was generally ok and scored his goal.  One or two mistakes but overall not bad for his first appearance. Commentators on the game didn't think he was a starter for Arsenal unless injuries require it. On the bright side Bolton was mentioned at least a dozen times during the commentary...that's somat at least.

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