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Adam Le Fondre (He is officially a Wanderer)

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BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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Adam Le Fondre has put pen to paper on a permanent deal with Bolton Wanderers – subject to a medical - which will keep him at Macron Stadium for the next two seasons.

The Stockport-born frontman enjoyed two successful loan spells with Whites where he became a firm fans favourite with the Wanderers faithful.

Initially arriving on a six-month loan deal from Cardiff City for the second-half of the 2014/15 season, he scored eight goals in 17 appearances and returned to Lancashire last season for the second-half of the campaign where his six goals from 19 outings played a huge part in seeing Phil Parkinson’s men return to the Sky Bet Championship at the first time of asking.

Le Fondre said: “It’s not going to be a shock that I’ve signed and it’s been a long time coming. Bolton Wanderers is my spiritual home at the moment and I’m really looking forward to putting in a lot of hard work and get going.”

Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson added: “We are really pleased with the signing of Alfie. He made a positive contribution last season and has a real hunger and desire to play for the club in the Sky Bet Championship.”

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Nat Lofthouse
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Norpig will be running out of tissues by supper time.

y2johnny

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Andy Walker
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:rofl:

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karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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lol!

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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A good signing, let's hope he plays a full season. I think he'll do well

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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I thought we could have done better. He did ok last season, but nothing outstanding.

I like his work ethic, but he's not done much at three Championship clubs so I fail to see why we've been so quick to sign him up.

A Madine/Le Fondre partnership won't be good enough in the Championship.

terenceanne

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El Hadji Diouf
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Natasha Whittam wrote:I thought we could have done better. He did ok last season, but nothing outstanding.

I like his work ethic, but he's not done much at three Championship clubs so I fail to see why we've been so quick to sign him up.

A Madine/Le Fondre partnership won't be good enough in the Championship.

Probably won't be good enough but in lieu of nowt else and no money to spend at least keep the team together as best we can. There's nothing to say that if some other striker comes aboard then either can be a decent sub.

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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y2johnny

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Andy Walker
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Norpig

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John McGinlay
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Even i couldn't shine my bone that many times in a day  Very Happy

y2johnny

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Andy Walker
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:rofl:

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BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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ALF's record for Bolton Wanderers:

2014/15 - 17 Games, 8 Goals
2016/17 - 19 Games, 6 Goals

Total: 36 Games, 14 Goals

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
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BoltonTillIDie wrote:ALF's record for Bolton Wanderers:

2014/15 - 17 Games, 8 Goals
2016/17 - 19 Games, 6 Goals

Total: 36 Games, 14 Goals

Both without a pre-season and starting his loan spells not match fit, if he can maintain that sort of record he will be in the high teens / low 20's next year which would be well above any striker we have had in recent years.

y2johnny

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
i think the key to a madine/alf partnership is creativity in the midfield, both centrally and out wide.  something we are currently lacking.

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Norpig

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John McGinlay
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Fabians Right Peg wrote:
BoltonTillIDie wrote:ALF's record for Bolton Wanderers:

2014/15 - 17 Games, 8 Goals
2016/17 - 19 Games, 6 Goals

Total: 36 Games, 14 Goals

Both without a pre-season and starting his loan spells not match fit, if he can maintain that sort of record he will be in the high teens / low 20's next year which would be well above any striker we have had in recent years.
My thoughts exactly Fab

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Championship Cardiff 2014-17: 23 games, 3 goals
Championship Wolves 2015/16: 26 games, 3 goals
Championship Wigan 2016/17: 9 games, 1 goal

A total of 58 games and 7 goals. Or a goal every 8 games.


I think we can do better.

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Natasha Whittam wrote:I think we can do better.
I don't think Chorley could. Very Happy

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
y2johnny wrote:i think the key to a madine/alf partnership is creativity in the midfield, both centrally and out wide.  something we are currently lacking.

Spot on, Morais showed what a bit of creativity can add, need the same centrally as our midfielders are too similar.

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
Natasha Whittam wrote:Championship Cardiff 2014-17: 23 games, 3 goals
Championship Wolves 2015/16: 26 games, 3 goals
Championship Wigan 2016/17: 9 games, 1 goal

A total of 58 games and 7 goals. Or a goal every 8 games.


I think we can do better.

What about Championship Bolton for 2014/15

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
BoltonTillIDie wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:Championship Cardiff 2014-17: 23 games, 3 goals
Championship Wolves 2015/16: 26 games, 3 goals
Championship Wigan 2016/17: 9 games, 1 goal

A total of 58 games and 7 goals. Or a goal every 8 games.


I think we can do better.

What about Championship Bolton for 2014/15

I think you also have to question how many appearances where as sub since he joined Cardiff, he was only ever a main man at reading where he got 41 goals in 110 games in the championship and the prem.

I bet at least half the games for the three clubs listed where sub appearances.



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Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Reading was a long time ago.

I just think this is a sentimental signing, I cannot see a Madine/Le Fondre partnership ending in anything but relegation.

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Reading was a long time ago.

I just think this is a sentimental signing, I cannot see a Madine/Le Fondre partnership ending in anything but relegation.

seems it however his last season for them was only four years ago, I really believe that it was a case of his face not fitting at Cardiff and a series of poor loan deals where he struggled for match fitness, it was the same when he came to us for both loan spells he took time to get going and needed a run in the side before the goals came.

The strike partnership is not the be all and end all for next year, 8 sides scored more than Huddersfield who got promoted with only 56 goals and GD -2.

Alf and Madine are good enough to bag 25/ 30 goals next year which is half what we probably need to finish mid table.

What is important is the goal difference, every team with double digit negative goal difference in the championship finished 16th or lower, our defensive performance next year will be more key to where we finish than who we have playing upfront.

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Fabians Right Peg wrote:What is important is the goal difference, every team with double digit negative goal difference in the championship finished 16th or lower, our defensive performance next year will be more key to where we finish than who we have playing upfront.

Sorry, I totally disagree. Attack is the key to where we finish next season. If the defence is similar to last season we won't ship goals like last time we were in the Championship. I also think you're dreaming if you think a Madine/Le Fondre will score 30 goals between them. I'd expect half that at best.

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Sorry, I totally disagree. Attack is the key to where we finish next season. If the defence is similar to last season we won't ship goals like last time we were in the Championship.
Sorry this does not make sense when you say attack is key then in your next sentence indicate that we shipped too many goals last time we where in the Championship.Yes the attack is important but not on its own, if you get 45 to 55 goals in the championship you should be okay but it's not guaranteed, take Forrest last year scored plenty of goals but had second worst defence and nearly paid the price for it.

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Fabians Right Peg wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Sorry, I totally disagree. Attack is the key to where we finish next season. If the defence is similar to last season we won't ship goals like last time we were in the Championship.
Sorry this does not make sense when you say attack is key then in your next sentence indicate that we shipped too many goals last time we where in the Championship.Yes the attack is important but not on its own, if you get 45 to 55 goals in the championship you should be okay but it's not guaranteed, take Forrest last year scored plenty of goals but had second worst defence and nearly paid the price for it.
Tash is logically correct imo- providing wheater & beevers don't go in search of goals like they did in league 1 theoretically we should concede less than the last time. But whilst Alf and Madine did enough to supplement their tally at the lower level, the job in the championship is much more difficult and much more of the responsibility for scoring goals will rest with the forwards ergo we either need better strikers or a massive improvement on last seasons performance. Still if we haven't got the money....or scouting network....

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