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Bolton .... what a coincidence...

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3 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

Are Bolton still having financial problems, or did they get saved last season? Sure a former player of theirs was part of some group who took them over.

I thought they could only sign free transfers/loans. However the Holding and Clough deals may have helped.

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5 minutes ago, Whitchurch1966 said:

Recently had their embargo lifted, bit of a mystery how they signed Wilbs for an undisclosed fee while still under the embargo.

Perhaps the undisclosed fee was.....nothing ?

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6 minutes ago, Whitchurch1966 said:

Recently had their embargo lifted, bit of a mystery how they signed Wilbs for an undisclosed fee while still under the embargo.

Maybe it was £0 but just undisclosed...

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24 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

Are Bolton still having financial problems, or did they get saved last season? Sure a former player of theirs was part of some group who took them over.

Dean Holdsworth wasn't it? resigned along with the rest of the consortium at the beginning of this season. 

 

Edit: A loan secured against club assets, hmmm now where have we heard that before?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41095212 

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27 minutes ago, Tammys Scan said:

Was a free but we wanted it undisclosed to not look like bad business, my guess..

Why would letting a 36 year old return to his home area be seen as bad business? 

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7 minutes ago, Port Said Red said:

Why would letting a 36 year old return to his home area be seen as bad business? 

Unless we are still paying some of his wages like JET with Ipswich.

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4 minutes ago, Port Said Red said:

Why would letting a 36 year old return to his home area be seen as bad business? 

He'd just signed a 1 year extension? Therefor under contract 

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19 minutes ago, Kodjias Wrist said:

Unless we are still paying some of his wages like JET with Ipswich.

 

19 minutes ago, Tammys Scan said:

He'd just signed a 1 year extension? Therefor under contract 

I still don't see a problem, either he has a nice pay off for services rendered or Bolton have picked up his wages. not exactly missing him right now are we?

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22 minutes ago, Port Said Red said:

 

I still don't see a problem, either he has a nice pay off for services rendered or Bolton have picked up his wages. not exactly missing him right now are we?

No but football is a business let's not forget 

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1 hour ago, Port Said Red said:

 

I still don't see a problem, either he has a nice pay off for services rendered or Bolton have picked up his wages. not exactly missing him right now are we?

He was a great servant and true professional but like @joe jordans teeth says, it's a business, Rooney was a great servant to Man Utd but was still sold, etc etc

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2 hours ago, Tammys Scan said:

Was a free but we wanted it undisclosed to not look like bad business, my guess..

City were going to announce it as a free transfer. It was Bolton's chief exec who asked for it to be made undisclosed in the press release. 

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2 hours ago, Tammys Scan said:

Was a free but we wanted it undisclosed to not look like bad business, my guess..

why would getting rid of a player who would get little to no playing to be bad business on our part?

 

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I'll tell you something now, there have been 5 or 6 games already this season where a 20 to 30 minute appearance by Wilbs would have been very welcome and could have gained us a few extra points already. His experience of leading the line and holding the ball up towards the end of a game have been badly missed. Might have picked up a goal or two too.

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19 minutes ago, cheshire_red said:

I'll tell you something now, there have been 5 or 6 games already this season where a 20 to 30 minute appearance by Wilbs would have been very welcome and could have gained us a few extra points already. His experience of leading the line and holding the ball up towards the end of a game have been badly missed. Might have picked up a goal or two too.

I'd happily wager that we've got more points this season by having other players on the pitch than we've lost by not having Wilbs there! 

Big fan of Wilbs & the job he did for us, but we have progressed now. 

Wish him all the best at Bolton, apart from their games against us, obviously. 

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Talking about Bolton and signings... they have signed Karl Henry (ex Wolves and QPR CDM) on a free transfer tonight. Not certain if he will be in the squad for tomorrow night or not. 

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3 hours ago, cheshire_red said:

I'll tell you something now, there have been 5 or 6 games already this season where a 20 to 30 minute appearance by Wilbs would have been very welcome and could have gained us a few extra points already. His experience of leading the line and holding the ball up towards the end of a game have been badly missed. Might have picked up a goal or two too.

in full agreement with you , sad he felt he had to go back up north ,

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3 hours ago, cheshire_red said:

I'll tell you something now, there have been 5 or 6 games already this season where a 20 to 30 minute appearance by Wilbs would have been very welcome and could have gained us a few extra points already. His experience of leading the line and holding the ball up towards the end of a game have been badly missed. Might have picked up a goal or two too.

I'm happy with the progress being made right now by the 'next generation' things are going well and in the right direction .... on the other hand, if we could have retained a 'happy to stay down south' Wilbs for a few more months I think he'd still be (to use a GJ'ism) a handy old club to have in the bag.

I believe there's truth in the saying - 'where there's a Wilb there's a way' ... and there may be times this campaign when he could've done a favour or two.... That said things are looking pretty good for the current well balanced City squad and the way LJ &co have them playing... COYR's!

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19 hours ago, Whitchurch1966 said:

Recently had their embargo lifted, bit of a mystery how they signed Wilbs for an undisclosed fee while still under the embargo.

I think it was a free transfer but got announced as an undisclosed fee for some strange reason.

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