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Vicious circle continues to bite Bolton Wanderers

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karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Pandora's box has been opened, the question is, will the contents be good news for Dougie Freedman?

For a manager to step out from the wreckage of a 7-1 defeat and target a very particular group of players as being sub-standard is either an inspired motivational tool or accelerant to fuel a fire that is already raging.

What will the reaction be from the “nucleus” described by the Wanderers boss as not good enough to win in the Championship?

Of the starting line up against Reading, three players were signed by Gary Megson, five by Owen Coyle and three by Freedman.

All but David Ngog and Zat Knight – the defender made club skipper at the start of the season - are contracted to next season, which gives a hint as to the size of the problem facing the Wanderers boss.

Willing buyers have been thin on the ground when players’ names have been circulated as being ‘available’ – and enquiries that have emerged have often ended once salaries start being discussed.

Wanderers are carrying a crippling legacy of their Premier League days – chasing the dream has turned into a nightmare.

That debts owed to Eddie Davies’s company escalated to £163.8million is an easy stick to beat the club with but by no means the most worrying factor.

That money is effectively going nowhere – the problem is with Financial Fair Play now in force, Davies cannot simply bankroll the cash needed to sweep the decks, which seems to be what Freedman wants to happen.

Big wages such as Keith Andrews and Marvin Sordell have been temporarily taken off the wage bill through loan moves but efforts to shift Ngog, Tyrone Mears – even Matt Mills in the summer – fell short.

Less than a fortnight remains in the transfer window for business to be done but as things stand, I wouldn’t hold your breath.

And things could yet get worse for Wanderers, who are just four points off the relegation zone. On a weekly basis, an opposing journalist will tell me: “You know, Bolton has got a good side on paper. Why are you struggling?”

I answer the same way: “Since when have games been won on paper?”

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wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Clarification please:

"All but David Ngog and Zat Knight are contracted to next season, which gives a hint as to the size of the problem facing the Wanderers boss."

Does that mean that all the others are out of contract in the summer? Or out of contract at the end of next season?

Guest


Guest
I read it to mean Zat Knight and N'gog are the only ones out of contract at the end of the season.

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
bwfc1874 wrote:I read it to mean Zat Knight and N'gog are the only ones out of contract at the end of the season.

Sounds good to me!

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Sorted it out and posted a thread. Knight and Ngog are the only players in the side that played Reading that are off in the summer - but there are others who didn't play also out of contract.
Unfortunately, there are more who are here for years to come.

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
i think it means of those who started, Eagles is out of contract and didn't start and so is our best mate Mears.

I thought there were 6 out of contract, which i think leaves Holden and one other who i can't think of?

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Sordell is out of contract

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Boggersbelief wrote:Sordell is out of contract

How much did we sign him for? was it 3-4 million? Another waste of money thanks to Uncle Owen

Culcheth_White

Culcheth_White
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I don't think sordell is out of contract. Sordell cost us £1.5 million plus incentives apparently.

Guest


Guest
@Norpig wrote:i think it means of those who started, Eagles is out of contract and didn't start and so is our best mate Mears.

I thought there were 6 out of contract, which i think leaves Holden and one other who i can't think of?

Andre Moritz is the sixth one.

NickFazer

NickFazer
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Put them all the the transfer list and see who bites. My guess, no fucker will go near any of them.

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