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Bolton Wanderers: The Weekly Wednesday Blues



Hello everyone. I`ve already had one of the most tiring weeks of my life, and when catching up on the latest Wanderers news, it appears there isn`t that much to tell. We have been linked with a winger from a second division Norwegian club, so its nice to know that the nonsense mill is back up and running. I expect us to be linked with a Tikka Masala before Janaury is out (yes, I do mean you at Click Lancashire).

Jamie Fullarton (do you remember him?) is another of the backroom staff at Crystal Palace to join Dougie`s revolution. The ex-Wanderers loanee worked within the youth structure in Selhurst Park, whilst also running his own football academy in Spain. Sounds ominous for any Coyle-appointment members of the coaching team, and I imagine that Dougie will be doing his best Alan Sugar impression infront of the underperforming Development Coach, John Henry.

Jacob Butterfield is looking likely to return to Norwich, just when he had started to get somewhere with us. It`s quite frustrating that we are losing him now, and not in January, when I think we should start to have Stuart Holden back sniffing around the squad. I can`t believe I just wrote that. I`m not superstitious but I`ve just cleared a table to touch as much wood as possible.

At that`s your bag really. I don`t want to waste anyone`s time creating stuff that just isn`t there. I will, however, point you in the direction of the documentary about Fabrice Muamba that aired on the fourth channel of the third channel last night. I haven`t watched it yet, but from what I hear, it goes past the point that other media depictions of Fabs have.

The general sporting journalism world seem to think that Fabrice was born a split second before he almost died. We know he didn`t, but there is still so much more for us to know. The lad had to fight to get where he did, which is why it makes it even more of a shame that he had to retire. We are missing, and will continue to miss, the player we thought he was starting to become. But I guess we will never know now.
The Journalist

Writer: AlParklar Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 5 2012

Time: 8:49PM

Your Comments

We don't even need a Winger, never mind one from the second division of Norway. Last time we got a Norwegian Winger the only thing we did with him was swap him (and 8 million) for Elmander.
Muur
My sincere apologies to Pedro & Muir, if I cannot get my facts even half right I should keep quiet and of course I should refrain from digging my teeth into any single point like an rabid dog with a bone. Like many my frustration boils over when we either stand still or go backwards instead of moving forward, anyway I got SKD a nice christmas present today, a game called " shoot " about scoring goals, hope he learns how to play it.
aussie mike
Of our strikers, SKD remains the most lethal in front of goal. He has 83 goals in 389 games for Bolton, including 6 in 20 this season. N'Gog has 6 goals in 50 games, including 2 in 11 this season - an atrocious ratio. Afobe has 2 in 12 which is worse still, and Sordell has 1 in 10, including 1 in 7 this season. So overall we have a goals-per-game ratio of SKD 0.21, N'Gog 0.12, Afobe 0.17 and Sordell 0.1, and for just this season SKD 0.3, N'Gog 0.18, Afobe 0.17 and Sordell 0.14. So the facts here are pretty simple - no matter how good or bad you think SKD is, he still scores more frequently than the other strikers, and therefore he should play. Do we need a new striker? Yes, probably three of them in fact. Does this mean SKD should be on the bench during December? Definitely not.
robmoss2k
SKD promotes route 1 football, our team always at some point reverts back to it no matter what tactical changes are brought in. If he is on the pitch guaranteed the ball will be lumped upto him and more than often than not amount to nothing. SKD is a relic of how BWFC used to play, but it is no longer effective. The club seem to have been trying to change to a more effective and exciting style for a while now, but the transition will not be possible while Big Kev is still on the pitch. Its the only way he knows how to play
Danfarn80
It pains me to get on SKD's back as has been said many times before he has been and remains a hardworking, professional and loyal player to BWFC. Stats or no stats we need better to even contemplate ever playing Premier Leaugue football again.
Danfarn80
Just looked at the Norwegian winger's scoring record. Not suucceeded scoring since 2009. Doubt that he will improve the squad.
norjoy
What's the name of that Norway guy? And SKD may icrease the Route one football, but then Mills does it more with his "hoof it when getting it" tactic.
Muur
Dawda Leigh he's called. His scoring record is poor but his assists record is ridiculous. Assists are futile, however, if there's no-one to 'assist'... Dear, Santa, a 25-goal per season striker, please. I can wait for the January sales, I know they're expensive...and rare... Actually, scrap that, I'll be happy with a new striker who will play 25 games per season.
bwfc75
How can ANYONE even think about not playing SKD - when we have NO alternatives. Of course he promotes route one football but is there anyone else in the squad who can bring a different, successful approach? We should judge Freedman by how he approaches this. Get someone who can play with Davies, not Ngog - or start again with something different. Unless he gets to grips with this he's going to draw us, and draw us, into nowhere land or worse
adlington2
 

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