Vital Football

Latest Bolton Wanderers News

Bolton Wanderers: One Year On

Bolton Wanderers: One Year On
Hello all. It's quite late, I know, and I imagine you are reading this on Wednesday morning. But Tuesday was the one year anniversary of the very shocking passing of Gary Speed.

I remember when I heard the news. I had just got out of bed, banged the telly on and then the story broke. I just couldn't understand it. I don't think that I even believed it. Gary Speed; a man with the world at his feet, a wife and two kids, adored by thousands across two countries; dead at 42.

Depression is a wicked thing, it eats people and those closest to them up from the inside. It didn't surprise me that a man with such professionalism appeared to be fine to the world. Many people would have walked into battle for Speedo, and it's such a loss that his condition meant that he had to fight his battle alone.

Nobody can or should speculate as to why what happened did happen, but what Speedo's death did do is highlight an issue that affects many sportsmen after their playing careers, even if they are still involved in the game. I hope his death means that others will live on and overcome their struggle.

Football lost a great man. We all have our memories of him; my favourite being his free kick against Liverpool. The way the football community stuck together after his death showed he will never be forgotten. There will never be a player quite like him again, a loyal servant to the Wanderers, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield United, Everton and the Welsh national team. RIP Speedo.

Your next article comes in the form of a Quentin X preview of the Blackburn match. I will return in our victorious match report come Thursday.

Writer:AlParklar
Date:Wednesday November 28 2012
Time: 12:06AM

Comments

0
Wednesday afternoon actually ;D. RIP to Speedo.
Muur
28/11/2012 15:13:00
0
RIP Gary. Terrific to chant your nameagain last night. Let's hope we can do it again on Saturday.
Pedro1874
29/11/2012 14:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Bolton Wanderers Articles

Phillips Stays As Academy Backed

Jimmy Phillips will remain at Bolton as the club opt not to downgrade the Academy to Category 3.

Ex-Bolton Euro Watch: Matchday 3

With the Euro 2016 group stages over, we look at how the ex Bolton players got on in the final round of group games

Bolton off to the Seaside

Bolton drawn away to Blackpool in the first round of the League Cup

Bolton Start at Home to Sheffield United

Our first game of the season is at home to Sheffield United

Archived Vital Bolton Articles

Vital Bolton articles from

Site Journalists

Anthony Hart
Editor email
Profile
Tom Bevington
no email
Profile
Tom Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Your Player of the Season is...
Suggested By:
Mark Davies3%
Rob Holding59%
Jay Spearing3%
David Wheater35%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Bolton Wanderers Results (view all)

Bolton Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.El Cynico4
2.FredMadagascar2
3.Barney Grumble1
4.boltonfan621