Archive for March, 2012
Jussi, Steinsson, Boyata (loan), Knight, Ricketts, Robbo, Gardner, Davis, Tuncay (loan), Ryo (loan), Petrov, Blake, Klasnic and Kevin Davies are all out of contract in the summer.
Obviously some of these would have put pen to paper a while ago but as we don’t know which division we’ll be in next season things have been put on hold. I’m going to write about which of these I think we should keep, and which should be released. Please note that this is being written before the Spurs game, so if I don’t seem cheerful/depressed (delete as appropriate) enough then you now know why!
Jussi: I agree with Coyle’s decision to make Jussi second choice since his injury. Bogdan is obviously the one for the future and he’s showing some real signs of talent. Obviously we need a second choice to Bogdan, and Jussi does fit the bill. His experience can help Bogdan mature into a fantastic goalkeeper for years to come. The only question mark would be wether he is prepared to sign a new deal knowing he will spend the vast majority of his time on the bench. I wouldn’t blame him for wanting to prolong his career as a first team player, but I hope he stays.
With 8 games to go before the current Premier League campaign ends, 6 teams are battling it out to avoid filling those dreaded relegation spots which lurk at the bottom of the table.
Goal.com got in touch with fan sites for each club involved in the scrap; with sites representing Aston Villa, Wolves, Wigan, Queens Park Rangers, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton giving their views on who will occupy the drop slots, which top 6 club player they’d like to have to help beat the drop and much more. We gave our views on who we think would get chopped from the Premier League next season.
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Manchester United fanzine, ‘Red Issue,’ released their latest fanzine on Monday before United’s match against Fulham. Now, if you are not aware of this yet, the cover is a satirical take on the events that happened at White Hart Lane on March 17th.
The defence for this issue is that it is not aimed at Fabrice Muamba, but the media circus that then followed on Twitter with thousands of people sending numerous tweets about it.
However, this is no complete defence.
Yes, people were posting to their Facebook and their Twitter updates about the midfielder, but that is because of the amount of support and fans Fabrice has. Not just within Bolton though, the whole of football has seemed to unite to show how much they care about him.
Another way people are backing-up Red Issue is by pointing out that no one cares when a young man dies in Afghanistan, but when a celebrity does, the world seems to stop.
I can understand where they were coming from and until recently I would have agreed. However, when the celebrity involved is so involved in part of your life, how can you not be effected? Every week, along with many Wanderers fans, I’ve been tweeting my support for Muamba through a seemingly tough stage of his career. Then for this to happen to such a nice and genuine guy was just so unexpected that I really didn’t know how to react.
Thousands of people were in that stadium and almost saw a 23-year-old man die in front of their very own eyes. Is it really okay to laugh at their grief?
Twitter is the norm these days. It is how many people communicate and it is a constantly updating source of news for others. If you hear the news about Muamba on there, where else are you going to communicate about such a big event?
It is difficult to write about this game without reference to the events of the previous week. To say that Fabrice Muamba dominated the match, even though he was still in intensive care in a London hospital, smacks of hyperbole, yet the young midfield player featured throughout the afternoon.
The strange, subdued atmosphere before the game, the tributes and good wishes outside the stadium, the images on the big screen, both teams wearing ‘Muamba 6’ on their warm up kit, the prolonged applause from both sets of fans, the chanting of Muamba’s name before the game, after each Bolton goal, at the final whistle, and intermittently throughout the afternoon. Most of all, perhaps, the inspired, battling displays from the Bolton players.
Clearly, it’s been a very difficult week for all at Bolton Wanderers and a game that before last Saturday might have been referred to as ‘life and death’, probably didn’t seem quite so important. It was incredible that none of this showed once the game started.
If we could change events that have taken place in time, there are many we’d lke to change – especially one which occurred on Saturday gone.
Here at Voice Of Bolton, we’re struggling to come to terms with what happened at Spurs. Fabrice Muamba unexpectedly collasped after 40 mins, with a heart attack/failure.
We’re very hopeful that our beloved midfielder will pull through – at the time of writing this, Fab’s condition is still critically ill, with his heart being stable. However, we are indebted to one person who stood out from the crowd, who increased Fab’s chances of survival – Tottenham Hotspur fan, Dr Andrew Deaner.
For those of you following the series you’ll be pleased to hear that the latest episode has been uploaded to YouTube!
This time round, we get to go behind the scenes and look at Stu’s eating habits and cooking skills. If you’re less interested in the food and more interested in the aesthetic appeal of the young American, keep your eyes peeled towards the end of the video for an eye full of thigh!