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  1. 2 hours ago, Zico said:

    Utd banning them 

    Like that makes any difference these days 

    All for reporting there was a squad fall out

    Ten Hag then says he has the full backing of the squad "except maybe one of two" 

    The sooner they get DF in as director, the better

    *The longer they wait to do the obvious thing of putting in a DoF the better. 😁

  2. 1 hour ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

    I thought they'd make a better fist of things. Looked decent last year.

    That said, I always find Heckinbottom's interviews very uninspiring.

    He seems honest enough, but almost like a kid in an adult world and out of his depth.

    Sold their 2 best players though didn’t they and didn’t replace?

    Cant be many teams that get promoted and then go into the next season with a weaker squad!

    I still maintain that Leicester, Saints and Leeds of this year are better than Burnley, Luton and Sheff Utd - just a really funny year last year where those coming down from the prem were relatively ‘strong’ and the Championship was complete shite so it didnt take much to go up (which is a bit harsh on Burnley who did look a class above).

  3. 20 minutes ago, jmjhb said:

    Mike Duff gone from Swansea. Wonder if he'll end up back at Barnsley

    Said it before but it was one of the daftest appointments I’ve seen for a while. A club that has had multiple managers that play football the same way, lose Russell Martin who if anything is even more ‘play it out from the back’ than Evatt and then bring in Duff who’d just had a decent season with Barnsley but very much plays direct football - I don’t know what they expected!

    If it wasn’t for the shares, the buy in with the ‘project’ etc. then I’d be slightly concerned we’d lose Evatt, because he’s the obvious person they’d go for, but as it is I just don’t think there’s any chance he’d even consider anyone outside of the prem at this stage.

  4. Echo what has already been said. Really good point that against a very good and dangerous team, at their place.

    Easy to concentrate on the chances we didn’t convert but they had plenty themselves and although I think we just about edged it, I think a point is fair. Quality though when we turned the screw for 20 mins in the second half and they couldn’t live with us, shows how good we are when we click.

    Fair play to the defence, and mainly Baxter for another clean sheet.

    Another game ticked off and we’re still top of the league!

  5. 1 hour ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

    Just reading their forum comments, they reckon we're both footballing teams.

    So do we go toe to toe so to speak and compete that way, or does Evatt throw a curve ball in?

    Reckon we'll stay pretty much as we are.

    Hope they are a footballing side. If we go toe to toe with anyone in this league on that basis then we’ll win if we’re somewhere near our best.

  6. Didn’t go today but watched in Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Manchester and had a few of us making it seem like a Bolton pub.

    We looked fucking quality, really really good and it was just a matter of how many.

    I still maintain we’ll win the league, despite what happens in the next 2 games. Pompey aren’t all that and Oxford are way above their pay grade. I do think the cream (money) will rise and Derby will end up up there but we have a big enough advantage and I think we’re better than those chasing that we’ll have enough to end up on top.

    Up the whites, good to hear a pub in Manchester full of Bolton songs!

  7. On 23/11/2023 at 20:06, Eddie said:

    I reckon we‘ll be top by the end of the weekend. Pompey draw, Oxford draw or lose.

    Just win Bolton!

    Told you.

    The whites are going up.

    Bolton, Derby and then someone else through the play offs

  8. 11 minutes ago, tomski said:

    I don’t even want to get to the final

    Same. It can’t be as good as last year and will also mean more and more games to get through in the season.

    An uneventful draw with Vale, losing on penalties so as not to dent any confidence, would be my preference. 

  9. 8 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

    I've been thinking that not all the top three will win this weekend.

    No specific reason, just a feeling.

    We’re not used to that thing called positivity are we? 😂

  10. 5 minutes ago, Cheese said:


    This looks like a really simple finish (and it is) but if you watch his movement on about 59 seconds it’s quality - drags the defender towards the front post and then dummy’s to go behind him leaving him free.

  11. Just now, Cheese said:

    Looked alright at full time.

    Every time he gets subbed off I always think he looks like he’s fucked, carrying a knock, no way he can be fit in a few games time… starts as always.

    He’ll be playing on Saturday and even more buzzing 

  12. Pretty sure the conversion of the gov’t loan valued us at something daft like £60-70m off the top of my head - it would have been mental to not take that opportunity, cheap cash!

  13. 14 minutes ago, gonzo said:

    That super Ian Evatt song is a bloody ear worm isnt it. Swear its been stuck in my head for 2 days.

    Great chant like. One of the best we've had in years although its stolen.

    Not many arent like.

    Do like that one.

    I really dislike the other Evatt one though - “first name is Ian, Ian, Ian, second name is Evatt, Evatt, Evatt, and that’s the way we like it, like it, like it…”

    Sounds like we’re filling out a fucking form for him! The next verse should be his date of birth and postcode.

  14. Brilliant win that, yet another that you could file under ‘wouldn’t have won last year’.

    They looked a decent team and I don’t think we were anywhere near our best, other than Santos I don’t think anyone had a great game. In parts, Sheehan and Maghoma did some nice stuff but I also thought they gave the ball away too much and didn’t really get a grip of midfield, I also thought GT looked off the pace and his touch was poor - then he goes and hits that bastard, well in lad!

    Tough test, big crowd, not 100%, another clean sheet, a massive 3 points and 1 point off top of the league with a 5 game winning run!

    Santos is currently as good as he’s ever been - if he stays fit all season and in this form then it will get us a long way towards promotion.

  15. Said it at half time, if we win games like that then we’ve really progressed from last year.

    It’s a brilliant win, lots of gutsy performances without any particular standout. Others have said it but Santos and Toal probably the pick, with an honourable mention for Forester who looks the part every time he plays.

    I’d also say Baxter deserves some praise. Nothing in particular but it just feels like he’s a calming presence and the defence completely trust him - it all feels very settled at the moment (no coincidence it’s since Santos came back).

  16. Unreal ball from GT. That’s Dion at his worst though, give him time to think and he’s terrible - instinct (I.e. the Charlton goal) and he’s a different player

  17. Pretty laboured, sloppy at times but do also look like we can create a chance or two if we can improve the final ball.

    Narrow pitch, physical side, not able to move the ball about as we’d like - these are the typical games that have been our nemesis for so long, if we can grind a result out then it will be a big indication that we’ve made progress on that front this season.

  18. 2 hours ago, Popeye doyle said:

    I watched them play Bromley in the cup over the weekend. They have a Santos replica at the back (Ekhpiteta) who is up for the scrap and throws himself about. Dembele in midfield is tricky although he had a quieter second half and Lavery took his goal well, they have Jordan Rhodes but he didn’t play.

    I know they were only playing Bromley but you need the right attitude playing lower level teams on their own patch and Blackpool had it in spades on Saturday. They knock it around well and It’s going to be a tough fixture for us.

    They did in the first half, they were terrible second half though (where’ve we heard that before) and if Bromley could finish then Blackpool would be playing them back at their place in a replay.

    Not that I think that game has any bearing on Saturday but that second half showed they are far from an intimidating team. 

  19. 2 minutes ago, Take Hunt Off said:

    Slightly disagree with regard to Dan , some improvement & a couple of shots on target , still looks way inferior to Bodvarson who ran his socks off without reward.

    Paris mom for me offers something different from our other midfielders.Morley played ok , George was bang average but steady.

    Their no4 who got sent off right at the end fouling Charles was a shit-stirring little get.Thing is when he concentrated on playing he was quite decent.Goalie obviously their mom guessed he’d be a loanee from a bigger club.

    The pen we got that Dion missed was debatable being just on the edge of the box however we had two absolute stonewallers .Where do they get these refs ?
    All in all enjoyable game but 6/7-0 wouldn’t have flattered us. Charles was on for about twenty’s minutes & could easily have bagged a hatrick (missed pen & a sitter)

    Hope Santos sub was not injury related , we look a bit ragged at times without his calming influence.

    BWFC twitter account actually made a point of saying it wasn’t an injury and just rotating the squad when the announced the substitution - clearly preempted every one of our fans having the exact same response to that sub!

  20. 1 hour ago, Marc505 said:

    These mid table premier league games are so shit. Could be a standard Championship match this, easily.

    Watched Leicester against Leeds last night and thought it was a really good quality - I reckon they’re both better than at least 4 or 5 current Prem teams (incl. the 3 that went up).

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