Archive for June, 2012
Season ticket sales for 2012/13 continue increase with each passing day – but supporters are advised to note that they only have one week left until the seat renewal deadline.
Season ticket holders from last season have up until Wednesday 4 July to guarantee their existing seats for the club’s forthcoming Championship campaign.
It was announced two weeks ago, following the early purchase cut-off date, that so far over 11,000 fans have reserved their seats for all 23 home league matches in 2012/13.
The interest-free monthly direct debit scheme remains in place for those who want to sign up for next year, albeit now on a package of seven monthly payments..
Following the seat renewal deadline, the next day for supporters to mark in their diary is Saturday 7 July, which is the ‘Select your Seat’ day.
England are out of the Euros and all of a sudden, it seems that a lot of Bolton fans want new players at the club immediately and my answer to that, using my best scouse accent, is calm down.
Yes, it’s great looking at potential signings and who’d fit where and what certain people could bring to the team, but I think it would be silly to disregard the players we already have first. I don’t mean the Mark Davies, Tim Ream or Stuart Holden’s of the team, I’m more focused on players who are looking to take advantage of our misfortune in going down to break into the starting eleven.
We haven’t done the best when it comes to graduating players through our youth set-up, Kevin Nolan, Joey O’Brien, Ricardo Vaz Te and Nicky Hunt are probably the most noticeable players, which could be better in all honesty. However, the situation we are currently in (recently relegated and seemingly strapped for cash) should suggest that looking from within might not be a bad idea.
Gérald Cid, centre back extraordinaire. During his six months at The Reebok he made a solid seven appearances bagging a total of no goals. He was even nicknamed ‘The Hapless Gérald Cid,’ because he was so, well… Rubbish.
Anyway, I always knew he returned to France to play for Nice, but after some world-class procrastination on Wikipedia earlier, I discovered that Cid retired at the end of the 2009/10 season.
Gérald is now 29, which means he retired at the ‘peak’ of his career at just 27-years-old. Now, I cannot find anything to say that injury hindered his illustrious* career, (which somehow included no international appearances, not even at youth level!) So, we here at Voice of Bolton have concluded that there is only one possible reason for him to retire.
When leaving Bolton, Cid supposedly stated that he didn’t like the English game because ‘the forwards do not tackle defenders in France.’ It seems to me that by 2010, French strikers had adapted to how us Brits played the game and started to get stuck in, much to Gérald Cid’s disappointment.
So despite his raw* defensive talent, the evolution of the beautiful game was too much for this Bolton legend*.
*Any reference to Gérald Cid being a talented player is exaggerated and should not be taken on face value.
According to Click Lancashire, Ricardo Gardner has confirmed he is set to have a testimonial game.
Also known as Bibi by the players and fans, Garnder has discussed the idea on twitter but this doesn’t necessarily mean the testimonial will go ahead until a formal announcement has been made by the club.
Gardner joined Bolton in 1998 after starting his professional career with Harbour View (Jamaica) in 1997. Bolton finally released Gardner, after spending approximately 14 years with the club, as he’s been very unlucky over recent seasons with injury.
So, if the news is true – the wait is on for the club to announce Bibi’s testimonial and a chance for us Bolton fans to bid farewell to a player who has been a fantastic, loyal servant to the club.
Source: Click Lancashire
The new Bolton kit was unveiled last week, with the club using it’s Facebook page to promote the kit. Naturally, you want to see what the masses think about the new kit. – we like it a lot!
So, the results to the poll we ran last week are below – total 129 votes:
Q: Your thoughts on the new Adidas Bolton Strip?
|I think it’s superb!||52||40.31%|
|I think it’s OK – may grow on me in time||38||29.46%|
|Not sure just yet||24||18.6%|
|LOL – Are you kidding me? It’s awful||15||11.63%|
If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the new strip, maybe you were on holiday or in solitary confinement, you can get quick glimpse of it at the Official Bolton Wanderers Website.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on the gear – you can pre-order your shirts/kits from the Bolton Central Website or you can call 0845 124 9828.
Last but not least, if you’re a BWFC Player subscriber – you can get an eyeful of the new kit via their streaming website or visit the Official Facebook page for Bolton Wanderers for a behind the scenes video of the home kit photoshoot.
Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook while you’re there! You can find us on www.facebook.com/voicebolton!
According to reports this morning Matt Mills’ season long loan from Leicester City to Bolton was very close to being called off yesterday due to financial agreements between both clubs.
It has been reported that Bolton were due to pay approx £1m in order to push the season long loan through before paying another £1m at the end of the season to make Mills’ stay at the Reebok permanent at the end of next summer. Although there is a fair bit on uncertainty surrounding the transfer, Bolton seem to be hopeful of clearing the air and will continue their pursuit of the defender.
Obviously as these things naturally happen, other clubs who are interested in Mills will be ready to pounce on this situation – we’re quite unsure whether that’s a good thing for Bolton or not.
What do you think about Matt Mills’ move to the Reebok? Do you think he’s the man for the job?