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If you ask him nicely he'll invite you aboard to lick the windows. 

It’s a point we would’ve taken prior to the game.  Absolutely delighted with the performance, some passages in that second half.    a lot to be happy with.     

There shouldn't be an inquest into todays game, I think that's 10 unbeaten including 7 wins, 10 games ago i would have snatched your hands off. Unbeaten run continues and on to Tuesday, plenty to

1 minute ago, BOWTUN BAKED said:

Bolton had the Midland Road stand, then also known as the chicken run. A small terraced area running the length of the pitch ... it was sold out!

I know this as I paid to get into the Kop, Bradford's main end. Suffice to say there was a lot of Bolton in there too, as everytime there was a goal more & more of us were put in a Police cordon at the bottom corner next to the Midland Road stand. Despite the Police cordon, every goal & sending off resulted in fists & feet flying, lads started jumping over from the Midland Road stand into the Kop & the numbers swelled. 

A very eventful evening spent watching your back as much as the pitch.

was in that stand down the side when we lost 2-1 back in 93, loads of bolton in the main stand too 

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1 hour ago, BOWTUN BAKED said:

Bolton had the Midland Road stand, then also known as the chicken run. A small terraced area running the length of the pitch ... it was sold out!

I know this as I paid to get into the Kop, Bradford's main end. Suffice to say there was a lot of Bolton in there too, as everytime there was a goal more & more of us were put in a Police cordon at the bottom corner next to the Midland Road stand. Despite the Police cordon, every goal & sending off resulted in fists & feet flying, lads started jumping over from the Midland Road stand into the Kop & the numbers swelled. 

A very eventful evening spent watching your back as much as the pitch.

I will bow to your superior knowledge, you could be correct. But there was a game we didn't take many, may have been a cup game, sherpa van or summat. I still have my ticket and it does say the Midland road end.

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Back in the mists of time my first visit to Valley Parade was eventful. 

Four of us in a car decided to have a pre-match bevy in a quiet pub , somewhere out of town .We were befriended by an over friendly local.

Several pints later I noticed the 'local' had disappeared. Ok says I 'time to supp up" .Let's have another was the consensus. I replied that if it was my motor we would already be on the road.

When we were crossing the car park a mob of twenty were coming over the hill .We escaped but the car got pummeled with rocks.

The match itself we got offered seats (in the stand that later burned down) by a tout. Two of us took up the offer .The other two ended up in a very narrow paddock & spent the whole 90 minutes dodging punches & missiles & then Yorkshires finest decided to eject them.Two of us had a great view from the stand above.

Think it finished 1-1.

 

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1 hour ago, Mr Grey said:

League game, on a Tuesday night, side stand, metal roof, pissed it down the whole game, cracking match, I bet there wasn't 500 of us on that night.

I went to that did Darby score and get sent off or summat can’t remember .

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15 minutes ago, emus wig said:

I went to that did Darby score and get sent off or summat can’t remember .

Darby 2, Reeves and Patterson, crowd of just over 5600.

Can't remember who was sent off, I think there was 1 off for each side.

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First time there, Sunday midday kick off on sky and it pissed it down

Found a pub open early but was opposite a big police station, rather than through the main door a guy came out and took us through the kitchens etc to get to the bar

In there, it looked like people were well into their pints so god knows what time they turned up

Think it was 2-2 and Lee Mills scored for them

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first time I went there night match in the cup, think it was a draw, on the coach straight after school. Coach got bricked and very moody afterwards. After that visit, went several times more and never a problem.

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5 hours ago, Benny The Ball said:

I think Mr Evatt left Barrow to fulfil a personal ambition and to take up an opportunity -  nothing to do with wages paid to respective players at each club 

Just on the salary cap though ,  in league 2 its £1.5 million a year to cover all payments to players and agents

That means that if you had 3 clubs A B & C and each had a squad of 25 and A paid on average £45k per player per year , B paid £50k per annum per player and C paid £55k per player per year you would have differences in wage bills of A paying £1,125k per annum B paying £1250k and C paying £1375k then add on Employers NICS, you are talking of small differences and relatively fine margins in the great scheme of things - and certainly not enough to "Buy" a League 

And If Bolton are as a club paying well over the odds in wages to one or two so be it - but that means others in the squad are earning well below the average to enable them to operate inside the limit. 

All other league 2 clubs have the opportunity to do likewise 

Ultimately its down to the Individual club owners and Managers to make it work for them - they all know the parameters in which they could pay wages whilst the wage cap was operating 

Now compare that with the premier League and look at the successful clubs - such as your Manchester City and Liverpool -they are paying out 6 -7 times more per annum on wages than the likes of Burnley and Sheffield United - thats where money talks  and where it can buy success

 

 

 

Thought salary caps were scrapped?

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4 minutes ago, boltondiver said:

Thought salary caps were scrapped?

They have - as of about two weeks ago - not sure what they have been replaced with as yet ? just trying to make the point at this level its impossible to "buy" your way out of this league as was being suggested with them in place

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23 minutes ago, Benny The Ball said:

They have - as of about two weeks ago - not sure what they have been replaced with as yet ? just trying to make the point at this level its impossible to "buy" your way out of this league as was being suggested with them in place

Gotcha

 

I don't think they are replacng it

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4 hours ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

was in that stand down the side when we lost 2-1 back in 93, loads of bolton in the main stand too 

I was in the Bolton end... I managed to sneak a 6 month old terrier in under my coat to keep me warm

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10 hours ago, Morizio said:

Bradford City 2 Bolton Wanderers 4, September 1996


Nixon is a wanker.

We could have scored 10 that day.

 

man of the match wayne jacobs. followed by 10 minutes of laughing and taking the piss

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3 hours ago, DirtySanchez said:

First time there, Sunday midday kick off on sky and it pissed it down

Found a pub open early but was opposite a big police station, rather than through the main door a guy came out and took us through the kitchens etc to get to the bar

In there, it looked like people were well into their pints so god knows what time they turned up

Think it was 2-2 and Lee Mills scored for them


Remember watching this live on Sky on a family holiday in Turkey. First time watching back since and we scored two great goals here. Some good football too.
Plus some shocking defending from Gudni, which you wouldn’t find when he was late thirties.

 

10 hours ago, Morizio said:

Bradford City 2 Bolton Wanderers 4, September 1996
Nixon is a wanker.

We could have scored 10 that day.

A season before my time but I watched the 100 goals VHS from that season a lot. You can see Bolton everywhere around the ground when we score in that 4-2. 
Similarly at Maine Road when we clinched the league that season. 

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On 03/03/2021 at 13:08, Bradford lad said:

Thought I'd come and and say hi, your almost too confident of beating us. We actually have two games in hand over you. Very similar recent form. Considering upto 14 games ago we played shit then suddenly got rid of McCall and now we are as good as anyone.

Always loved my trips to your old ground, never a dull moment on or off the pitch, we always bring a good following regardless to your place as you know. 

i am not taking you seriously until you admit wayne jacobs was not MoM

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1 hour ago, fester58 said:

man of the match wayne jacobs. followed by 10 minutes of laughing and taking the piss

The Wayne Jacob's game was the cup match when we were in the Prem for the first time wasnt it? Sasa ran rings round them for 90 minutes, we won 3 (or 4?) nil and the announcer named one of their defenders as MotM.

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2 hours ago, BWFC_LOVE said:

Remember watching this live on Sky on a family holiday in Turkey. First time watching back since and we scored two great goals here. Some good football too.
Plus some shocking defending from Gudni, which you wouldn’t find when he was late thirties.

Bet neither of them were expecting to play in the same side a couple of years later when we had Rankin on loan for a couple of months in 2000/01. 

Gunnlaugsson was unplayable for a spell early in that season. I distinctly remember us being 3-0 up at half-time at home to Huddersfield - who were top of the league at the time - and he was unreal. There was a Huddersfield fan in my class at school so took great pleasure in that one. They battered us second half and still couldn’t score. 

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59 minutes ago, Duck Egg said:

The Wayne Jacob's game was the cup match when we were in the Prem for the first time wasnt it? Sasa ran rings round them for 90 minutes, we won 3 (or 4?) nil and the announcer named one of their defenders as MotM.

Wayne Jacobs!

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1 hour ago, victor meldrew said:

late 70's for me , beat them 2-1 in league cup, can't be arsed looking up what year it was.

Think that was 76/77 from memory 

Was at that game - my first trip to Valley parade - along with what - maybe 800-1200 Bolton fans in a shed down one side of the pitch  - a Bradford player called Cecil Podd sticks in my mind to this day - the abuse he got that night - and presumably at most games he played in was incredible. 

Remember him taking a throw in directly in front of us

We rarely saw "players of colour" in those days - but with the passage of time , you want on the one hand to apologise for the abuse and on the other to salute them for putting up with it .  

I know it was different times and all that but worst racial abuse I have ever seen 

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