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BWFC: Another One In... And Then Out

BWFC: Another One In... And Then Out

At the risk of rustling Mike`s feathers, I bring the news, Bolton Wanderers have announced another signing for the development squad… and sent him straight back out on loan.

Scottish midfielder Gary Fraser has been brought in on a free transfer from Hamilton Academical but will be sent straight back out on loan to Partick at the start of the coming season. If the name of the youngster sounds familiar, it`s because a deal in January for him seemed all but completed, only for Fraser to pull the plug by declaring himself homesick right before he left the front door.

If Fraser performance can emulate anything like his club counterparts, James McCarthy and James McArthur, I`m sure Dougie would drive him home personally every Saturday night if the midfielder demanded his own bed. A goal and three-points and he may pick him up again for training.






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Writer:Mr Ecky: bwfc_85
Date:Wednesday July 10 2013
Time: 8:50PM

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If he's good then it's better to have him and then loan him out than Partick have him permo themselves.
Muur
11/07/2013 22:43:00
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I didnt think we would have enough enough money to do this sort of thing but then we did buy Sordell for £3mil when faced with relegation and didnt play him. By the way Leroy Lita has been made available by Swansea
Back of the Net
12/07/2013 11:15:00
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Back of the Net - money to do what sort of thing? Dont see how your comment is related to this article?
moonpig1
12/07/2013 11:44:00
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Moonpig1 - To buy a player then send him out on loan for a season. I would have thought that the state of the club's finances would dictate that every available penny should be spent on improving the current First Team Squad. Buying players to loan to other clubs is a bit of a luxury? I assume that his wages and part of the transfer fee (recovered as a loan fee to Partick) would offset some of this expense however with the current financial state of Scottish football I doubt it. If we want to get promotion this season then we should be focussing on the first team now not buying cheap young Scottish players who will may not ever be good enough to play in the first team of a Premier league club (Gregg Wylde and a few others fall into this category no doubt). There is no suitable article to mention the availability of Leroy Lita - a player who we nearly paid a lot of money for once and were linked with for several more seasons every summer. Is that better?
Back of the Net
12/07/2013 12:09:00
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Dougie is building a side for the future so why not let him go out on loan to get some sames under his belt, otherwise your left with the Lainton situation where he has got to 24 and has never played a premier league game. If we cant give him game time now then there no harm in lending him to somone who can a la Sturridge, Wilshere, etc. You cant just live in the now and Dougie has one eye on the future which is no bad thing, if he wasnt buying young players then i would question his long term vision for the club, wouldnt you? Doing what he is doing he is showing everyone that he plans to be here for a long time and to build the club and stabalise the financial side.
moonpig1
12/07/2013 13:06:00
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Rob Lainton is a great example of what I am talking about. I think he lasted until 23 in Bolton's reserves without playing for the senior side before moving to Bury. That shouldn't be happening. There seems to be a long history of players who were never going to be good enough lurking around in the reserves, never even making the subs bench of the 1st team and endlessly being sent out on loans. If this lad is good enough to play in the Permier - where I expect us to be by the time he should be old enough for the 1st team, then surely Celtic would have bought him? ( I think he was scotland's young player of the year? and it would help his homesickness).
Back of the Net
12/07/2013 13:33:00
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That is my point though BOTN - Had Lainton gone out on loan to get experience then he could have been a 1st team challenger years ago, theres only so far that playing reserve football will take you and loaning players to get regular football is a good thing, doing things the other way around and bringing short term fixes in is not good for the future of the club. You cant say 'if he was good enough then Celtic would have bought him'! That must make Steven Fletcher, James McArthur, James McCarthy, Robert Snodgrass not good enough even though they all have done well in the PL. I dont know why you would be against DF thinking about the future of our club?
moonpig1
12/07/2013 14:01:00
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Im not at all. I just expect that as a Premier League club we can attract better players (I don't mean with regard to this lad he may be great for all I know) than as a Championship club. I also know that we cannot put off buying young players until we get promoted as we don't know when that might be. This is potentially a big season as the paracute payments won't last and maybe we need a focus on promotion ie the first team. Short term thinking at Watford almost came off?
Back of the Net
12/07/2013 15:35:00
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Yes it nearly came off for Watford - but what would they/will they do next season when they have to replace the majority of the squad, very short sighted of them, they must have known that they wouldnt be able to do the same thing again.
moonpig1
12/07/2013 16:19:00
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dont know if many people realise but wanders have an official youtube account. brilliant so far, some really good interviews. give it ago!!!!!!!!!!
bowton_wanderer
13/07/2013 21:26:00
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