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22 minutes ago, gonzo said:

 

We should properly boycot this. 

 

 

Any "boycott" will be boosted if England get to the semis, to be played the same Tuesday/Wednesday.  If we end up moving our game to Wed I hope the line up reflects that we want our best 11 fit to play Exeter 3 days later.

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2 hours ago, desperado said:

It’s an absolutely awful fixture.

For someone who has been an advocate of us doing well in this and wanting us to get to Wembley, this is a harsh dose of reality about everything that is wrong with these u21 sides being involved. 

I wish we didn’t have the embarrassment of having to go through this fixture. But now that we do I hope we knock them out. Same with the other u21 sides.

Hopefully get all league one and two clubs to the quarters.

This will really test my resolve keeping my 100% attendance in this comp so far. 

 

1 hour ago, gonzo said:

Founder members of the Football League.

Scorers of the first ever League goal.

Competed in the first match at Wembley.

4 time FA Cup winners.

A history spent more time in the top flight than not, littered with internationals.

Twice qualified for European football.

...now reduced to playing our nearest neighbours under 23 team.

Its an absolute disgrace and downright piss take to ask any professional football club to play another teams kids in a professional fixture, yet alone a club with a history as rich as ours.

We should properly boycot this. 

Take a bow the pair of you

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It's a tough fixture with banana skin written all over it, but Evatt will send out a strong team and it will either be a victory or another reality check - not that we haven't had enough of those recently.

We win against Man U, we lose and Evatt learns more about the team and/or we get an opportunity to set up a loan signing or two.

Providing we don't get any injuries I'm struggling to see the downside.

 

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10 hours ago, gonzo said:

 

1. Scorers of the first ever League goal.

 

2. It’s an absolute disgrace and downright piss take to ask any professional football club to play another teams kids in a professional fixture, yet alone a club with a history as rich as ours.

 

 

 

1. I didn’t know this, I don’t know how.

A small blue plaque has been fitted on to the front of a building in Bankfield Street, off Deane Road, to commemorate where Bolton Wanderers' Kenny Davenport scored against Derby County at 3.47pm on Saturday September 8, 1888 — the first goal ever scored in league football anywhere in the world.

2. whilst it might feel embarrassing, that’s just professional sport; money.

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6 hours ago, Wanderlust said:

It's a tough fixture with banana skin written all over it, but Evatt will send out a strong team and it will either be a victory or another reality check - not that we haven't had enough of those recently.

We win against Man U, we lose and Evatt learns more about the team and/or we get an opportunity to set up a loan signing or two.

Providing we don't get any injuries I'm struggling to see the downside.

 

See Gonzo and desperado's posts.

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1 minute ago, radcliffe white said:

Much as folk aren’t happy with the competition they will tip up for a day out at Wembley 

I think that’s fair game.

We’ve talked to death about will you/won’t you if we get to Wembley. I maintain that as long as we play a league 1/2 club it will be a great day out. 

Like me, I imagine most folk who go will push their morals and dislike of the competition (with u21s involved) to one side and attend because there are far more positives (especially if you’ve got kids who’ve never been to Wembley) to going than staying at home.

While I disagree I respect and understand why some won’t go.

But this fixture really does highlight everything that’s wrong about the competition - see @gonzo post.

While I don’t consider the urinals to be a rival and I never have been a “Munich” signing dissenter (in fact I hate and am embarrassed by these chants) I absolutely can’t stand the club.

That will probably make you smile as I don’t think you share the same view.

Them lot turning up on mass to take this piss always has and always will boil my piss - but at least on a level footing in the league/FA cup it was a proper game, one we could passionately get involved in win or lose.

This is just wrong, plain wrong.

No BWFC side should have to go through this.

Anyway I hope we smash em - not so I can gloat (that would feel wrong to) but, keeping it factual and progressive for our season, it will be a platform for good form in the league and get us another step closer to Wembley.

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Just now, Leyther_Matt said:

Don’t think it’s quite as simple as that. I would be in for the final against a proper club, but I’d be watching us in the pub (and gutted to do so) against an U21 team.

Like I said, if you're out, you're out.

No point in complaining about u21 teams being in, then turning up to watch the competition. 

Watching in the pub is worse still. If you want to watch it, go.

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34 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Indeed.

If you're in, you're in.

If you're out, you're out.

Nah.

No way Im not having a day out at Wembley with my kids if we make it.

Chance may never happen again.

Still shouldn't be playing under 23s. And folk have every right to fuck those fixtures off in protest.

 

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27 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Like I said, if you're out, you're out.

No point in complaining about u21 teams being in, then turning up to watch the competition. 

Watching in the pub is worse still. If you want to watch it, go.

It isn’t the competition I object to, it’s the participation of the U21 teams. Attend the other games, boycott of games involving U21 teams and then the difference is more stark. 

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20 minutes ago, desperado said:

I think that’s fair game.

We’ve talked to death about will you/won’t you if we get to Wembley. I maintain that as long as we play a league 1/2 club it will be a great day out. 

Like me, I imagine most folk who go will push their morals and dislike of the competition (with u21s involved) to one side and attend because there are far more positives (especially if you’ve got kids who’ve never been to Wembley) to going than staying at home.

While I disagree I respect and understand why some won’t go.

But this fixture really does highlight everything that’s wrong about the competition - see @gonzo post.

While I don’t consider the urinals to be a rival and I never have been a “Munich” signing dissenter (in fact I hate and am embarrassed by these chants) I absolutely can’t stand the club.

That will probably make you smile as I don’t think you share the same view.

Them lot turning up on mass to take this piss always has and always will boil my piss - but at least on a level footing in the league/FA cup it was a proper game, one we could passionately get involved in win or lose.

This is just wrong, plain wrong.

No BWFC side should have to go through this.

Anyway I hope we smash em - not so I can gloat (that would feel wrong to) but, keeping it factual and progressive for our season, it will be a platform for good form in the league and get us another step closer to Wembley.

If we was to make the final and still maintaining a top 6 position I think it would be poorly attended imo

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18 minutes ago, Roger_Dubuis said:

If Bolton don't like who they might draw in the 3rd Division cup, it is very simple. don't be a 3rd Division club

Well I didn’t think it would be post from me that brought you out of your urinal filled hole - hope you don’t go telling anyone to hang themselves this time

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1 hour ago, gonzo said:

Nah.

No way Im not having a day out at Wembley with my kids if we make it.

Chance may never happen again.

Still shouldn't be playing under 23s. And folk have every right to fuck those fixtures off in protest.

 

Spot on.

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1 hour ago, gonzo said:

Nah.

No way Im not having a day out at Wembley with my kids if we make it.

Chance may never happen again.

This was my view back when we played Bristol City & then Torquay. Even though the situation changed it was a correct call then and it will be now.

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1 hour ago, gonzo said:

Nah.

No way Im not having a day out at Wembley with my kids if we make it.

Chance may never happen again.

Still shouldn't be playing under 23s. And folk have every right to fuck those fixtures off in protest.

 

Each to their own.

For me, if you object to it on priciple, then you don't go.

 

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3 hours ago, globaldiver said:

1. I didn’t know this, I don’t know how.

A small blue plaque has been fitted on to the front of a building in Bankfield Street, off Deane Road, to commemorate where Bolton Wanderers' Kenny Davenport scored against Derby County at 3.47pm on Saturday September 8, 1888 — the first goal ever scored in league football anywhere in the world.

2. whilst it might feel embarrassing, that’s just professional sport; money.

Plaque marking site of first ever league football goal ...

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