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Danny Graham?

Bolton Wanderers are reportedly hoping to sign striker, Danny Graham on loan after Cardiff City slapped a 2 million price-tag on young, Joe Mason.

The cash-strapped Wanderers- who have scored in each of their last 9 games in all competitions but have conceded 15 goals in the last 4 league outings- believe it's the forward line which holds priority and needs a boost.

If speculation is to be believed,Dougie wants to chuck a sizeable quantity of what little funds the Whites have on a striker low on confidence who's scored just once in the last 30 games.

Graham did have some joy in the Championship with Watford. In the 2010/11 campaign, Danny popped in 24 goals for the season, but since, goals have been hard to come by.

I don't really want to get too bogged down with stats and passed seasons. This is the here and now, and Bolton Wanderers are a mess. The recruitment of Graham- if successful- may turn out to be a masterstroke, pumping up both team and fans alike. But what I've seen of this current crock of 'footballers', defence is priority.

I honestly believe, if we can sure up at the back- and by sure up the back, I mean not only reduce goals conceded, but breed confidence in the rest of the team to go play rather than constantly looking over their shoulders or doing 2-or-3 different players' jobs- I think the goals will take care of themselves.

An idealistic perspective? Of course. But I'd rather recruit two full-backs on loan for 7,500 a week rather than one Danny Graham taking up 15,000 a week- or whatever he would cost.

Again, just my view. Please, give me yours...

Writer:Mr Ecky
Date:Monday January 20 2014
Time: 7:36PM

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Totally agree. We've just conceded 7 (seven!) and the first news we hear is signing a journeyman striker who's already out on loan. Must have been a very productive meeting yesterday...'' so then Mr Doog, number 1 - we need a striker...ok right then sorted, meeting over lets go for our Sunday roast. '' For me If he doesn't sign 2 defenders asap nothing has been learned!
20/01/2014 20:01:00
Clueless if it is true. He's had 60 games to sort the defence and failed. He's added everything but to the squad other than Baptiste and played him out of position for the most part. Also Ream is no RB. I'm exhausted by his ridiculous management of the club but then what do I know? I've clearly not been listening to my "education" classes nor am I a "footballing" person. Until he goes we will lurch along win/lose/lose/draw/draw/lose/lose/lose/win/draw etc etc etc
Nathans Phase
20/01/2014 20:09:00
Until that is the sequence of results leads to Div 1. We do I'm afraid have a look of Wolves last season.................God Forbid.
Nathans Phase
20/01/2014 20:13:00
Graham not likely to come as Forest are after him - they have the money. Laste Dumbaxe Spurs midfielder has signed on loan. Yes yet another midfielder.
Nigel Greenwood
20/01/2014 21:37:00
I just don't understand how anyone is happy with the manager. I agree the players are not pulling their weight. I know there is no money. However DF knew there was no money when he came and that the players were contracted to the club. Maybe he didn't know he would struggle so much to get the players to play for him. But just look at the situation we are in. If we were mid table and he was getting any kind of performance from the team I could see a possible future and that there was a plan. However we are in relegation form and getting worse. The players are without doubt better than the standard we are seeing. The signing of an average striker when clearly we need a defender as we don't have one decent one if a seven goal drubbing is anything to go by. It just beggars belief.
20/01/2014 22:56:00
Everyone knows we need a defender!!!! Do people really think he hasnt been trying??? We are down to one fit striker and people are moaning about us trying for a proven Championship striker? DF has never moaned about having no money, he was happy to come in and wheel and deal, its just that no other club wants to wheel so that we can deal! LB is the hardest position to fill with a good player, especially on loan.......Nathans Phase - who do you think could come in to fix the mess? Someone who wouldnt want to bring anyone in so that they had to spend money?? Someone who in a years time you will be back on here calling for the head of??
21/01/2014 08:38:00
Does Moonpig have a point, okay we have a dreadfully poor manager who would struggle organising the contents of his fridge let alone our team, who is taking us perilously close to the abyss. Why should we replace him for someone better, what would we hope to achieve if a new guy suddenly inspired the players to perform out of their skin on a regular basis or transformed the team into one superior to its opponents, winning games with aplomb. How would that be better than what DF is achieving and has anyone considered the tragedy that would befall us if PG failed to strike up a friendly and likable relationship with a new guy at the helm, maybe we should pause and consider our priorities as loyal supporters, are we here for the team, or DF and PG, make your minds up.
aussie mike
21/01/2014 10:11:00
Deluded people thinking that after 4 years on a downward spiral and managerial ins and outs that the next man who comes in will turn things around in a heart beat, even if he does then if it isnt continued the following season then he will be in the stocks a year later, deja vu? groundhog day? call it what you want. The attitude of many Bolton fans is so short term. If we have to take a few backward or sideward steps to move forward again and for the manager to build his own team and provide stability for the club then so be it. I am far from happy about the situation we are in but people need to realise how hard this job is and that very few people would be willing to work under the circumstances that DF is yet he is getting on with things and trying to work to improve it.
21/01/2014 11:20:00
Gav - "The players are without doubt better than the standard we are seeing" - in that case, why has nobody come in with a bid for any of them? Rumours of free transfers fly around about the likes of N'Gog and Sordell and they never come to fruition, never more than a rumour. Heavily subsidised loan deals for Mears consistently fail. And repeated poor performances for the best part of three full years, regardless of who the boss is, surely tell you that whatever talent the players OC signed and paid all that money to is long since gone. They really are terrible and we just have to wait until all their contracts are up next - not this - summer. Until then, the same players will be putting in the same rubbish performances for us week in, week out, unless we get another Dawson-esque signing very very quickly.
21/01/2014 12:51:00
with the greatest respect Moonpig, are you seriously suggesting there are no better managers out there, that no one else could improve on what we are witnessing under DF ? Our opinion has nothing to do with either short or long term views, if anyone is deluded I am sorry to say it appears to be you. Would you defend the captain of the Condordia for sinking his ship by claiming he had a hard job to do or would you accept he was blatantly inept by sailing it onto the rocks. If you hadn't noticed we are heading along the same path. I don't apologise for wanting a better manager in charge, if DF was a chef he would be sacked for serving up food not fit to eat, the parallels are strangely similar.
aussie mike
21/01/2014 12:58:00
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