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1 Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Fri Aug 03 2018, 22:40

BoltonTillIDie

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Nat Lofthouse
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Bolton Wanderers are pleased to announce that experienced midfielder Gary O’Neil has signed a short-term contract with the club, subject to clearance.

The 35-year-old - Phil Parkinson’s tenth senior signing of the summer - has featured for Wanderers throughout their pre-season campaign and will remain with the club until January 2019.

Boasting a wealth of Premier League experience, O’Neil has featured for the likes of Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, West Ham United and QPR.

With over 450 professional appearances to his name, O’Neil arrives at the University of Bolton Stadium after leaving Bristol City last season.

Commenting on his move, O’Neil said: "I'm really pleased to be on board and I just can't wait to get started.

"I've really enjoyed my time at the club so far this summer - they're a really good bunch of lads and we've got some great work done which is the main thing.

"Now though is when it matters and I'm ready to help however I can."

Manager Phil Parkinson added: "We feel that Gary is a good influence around the training ground and the younger players.

"He is a player of high calibre and during this busy period coming up, we'll need as many bodies as we can and when you get a good character like Gary around the building, we felt that it was important that we kept him at the club."

Meanwhile, the club has lodged six-figure bids for two strikers with negotiations continuing.

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2 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Fri Aug 03 2018, 22:41

BoltonTillIDie

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Interesting that we’ve made 2 cash bids for strikers

3 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Fri Aug 03 2018, 23:49

Sluffy

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4 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 00:37

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Interesting that we’ve made 2 cash bids for strikers
I just hope they're realistic ones that have a chance of succeeding. Sunderland pulled the rug out from under us with Wyke pretty easily after all. I know, pessimistic of me but it's late and I'm a bit tired and down. Think I might hit my pit in a few.

5 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 13:31

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Interesting that we’ve made 2 cash bids for strikers
I just hope they're realistic ones that have a chance of succeeding. Sunderland pulled the rug out from under us with Wyke pretty easily after all. I know, pessimistic of me but it's late and I'm a bit tired and down. Think I might hit my pit in a few.
I don't think they "pulled a rug out from under us" as such - they simply offered Bradford's valuation which we were nowhere near - and in my opinion we were never going to be near. And when it was apparent we wouldn't get him the club made a couple of press releases in which it was alluded that Parky hadn't specifically named him as the top target and anyway Wyke was injured thereby attempting to distance themselves from Wyke. Problem is that Garner isn't the same kind of player so it will be interesting to see who the other option is because we need a striker who can make a difference rather than making up the numbers.

As for Gary O'Neil - I just don't get it.

6 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 18:50

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What's not to get, he's a good player loads of experience at this level, fit for his age and can put his foot on the ball and steady the ship. contract till January equals a win win.

7 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 18:50

wessy

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If we get another three in at a good level then this summer despite all the diversions as gone very well.

8 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 19:27

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Are wessy and sluffy sharing a keyboard?

9 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 19:29

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Nat Lofthouse
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I get it Nat

10 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 19:32

Natasha Whittam

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Many won't.

11 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 19:33

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Are wessy and sluffy sharing a keyboard?
Has if.

12 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 19:33

BoltonTillIDie

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Very Happy

13 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 19:36

Natasha Whittam

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I hope it bugs people as much as it bugs me.

14 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sat Aug 04 2018, 19:39

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I hope it bugs people as much as it bugs me.


Poor grammar pisses me off.

15 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sun Aug 05 2018, 01:06

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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O'Neil was OK for the short time he was on apart from fouling when he was skinned, so he can do a holding job, but still not convinced he's a 90 minute player these days. But hopefully he will turn out to be one.

16 Re: Gary O’Neil signs - OFFICIAL on Sun Aug 05 2018, 07:08

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:O'Neil was OK for the short time he was on apart from fouling when he was skinned, so he can do a holding job, but still not convinced he's a 90 minute player these days. But hopefully he will turn out to be one.
I share your concern but think some of that could be lack of match sharpness. Give him a couple of weeks and he should be fine imo.

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