Archive for May, 2012
Jussi has finally decided that his footballing career lies away from the Reebok Stadium by turning down the opportunity to prolong his Wanderers career by signing a two year contract at the Reebok. The final straw came when the big finn was left to warm the bench for most part of the season after Adam Bogdan had cemented his place in the first 11 with some outstanding performances.
This news, may be a shock to Bolton fans around the globe, but some may have saw this coming as early as the beginning of last season – especially when we sold Ali Al-Habsi to Premier League neighbours Wigan Athletic.
Whether interest from Big Sam & West Ham helped Jussi’s decision is unknown, but the former Bolton manager has clearly shown a high interest in former Bolton players over the last season or so.
Yes, we have to agree we miss those beloved match days but after having such a horrendous season, we decided to take a week or so off in order to just chill out and enjoy life a little more. Although we’re still enjoying ourselves in the sun – which has been long overdue, we need to catch up a little bit with ongoings related to our beloved team.
Adidas To Design Next Bolton Strip
There has been quite a bit of activity on the scene and unless you’ve locked yourself in solitary confinement – you cannot have missed out the biggest news out of the Reebok offices. Bolton have moved their kit agreement from Reebok over the Adidas *Cue acronym jokes!?!*.
Although last season’s shirts were ‘quite’ nice, we have over the last few years have had to deal with some horrible designs. With Adidas now producing the goods, we’re hoping the those creative executives will design something that will make us go all gooey and want to run off to our local sports store to buy a shirt, and maybe shorts for the ‘warmer weather’ – and possibly socks!
We’ve not disappeared. We’re just taking it slow and making the most of the free time we have before the Euros kick off and also working on making our site that little bit better – mainly finishing off work we started mid way through the season! Anyhoos – our fellow friends The Men In White have got a nice little podcast for you.
They’ve admitted that it was a tricky podcast to record after such an outcome to the season. Plus, they do their damnedest to have a laugh and stay positive in their Podcasts but how on earth does one laugh after we’ve been relegated!?
They’ve let the dust settle a bit before recording it though and d’you know what? Football goes on, believe it or not there were a couple of positive moments during the season and yes there are a few reasons to laugh and even let a little positivity in.
Bolton Wanderers have today announced their retained list following the end of the 2011/12 season.
Kevin Davies has signed a new one-year contract until the summer of 2013 and Sam Ricketts has signed a new two-year deal until the summer of 2014.
Discussions regarding new contracts with Jussi Jaaskelainen and Zat Knight are on-going.
Gretar Steinsson, Paul Robinson, Sean Davis, Robbie Blake, Ricardo Gardner, Ivan Klasnic, Mark Connolly, Tope Obadeyi, Rhys Bennett, Dino Fazlic and Tom Eckersley have all left the football club after their contracts expired.
Tuncay, Dedryck Boyata and Ryo Miyaichi have all returned to their respective parent clubs following the completion of their loans spells.
Nigel Reo-Coker has decided to activate a release clause in his contract.
With the departure of Connelly announced on his twitter profile, another player has finally decided to announce his departure on the the internet via his own personal website.
Super sub Ivan Klasnic has published the following statement:
“I can´t believe it and I´m sad and unhappy. I got a very good time in Bolton the last three years. I hope they promote next year to the premier league cause this team belong to the premiership.
I´ll leave the club wants to say thank you for three years.
I´ll keep Bolton in my heart.”
The FSF’s Football Writers Awards 2012 are taking place on Saturday 7th July at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London (7.30pm).
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