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'Good player': Parkinson admits he tried to sign Sunderland man for Bolton
Charlie Wyke has only scored one League One goal all season but Phil Parkinson desperately needs him back in action.

After Forest exit, City Ground reject has scored in four successive games
Championship high-flyers Forest are lacking cover at centre-forward while Daryl Murphy scores for fun at Bolton Wanderers in League One.

Could free agent star join Parkinson at Sunderland after failed transfer claims? - Our view
The newly-appointed Sunderland manager brought O'Neil to Bolton Wanderers.

Free agent claims he almost joined QPR after starring for Championship rivals last season
O'Neil, who has already had a spell at Queens Park Rangers, left Bolton Wanderers after starring for them last season.

Our view: Rangers reject has already done more for his new club than he did at Ibrox
Joe Dodoo hadn't played a Scottish Premiership match in two years when Steven Gerrard's Rangers allowed him to join Bolton Wanderers on a free.

3 signings Parkinson could target for Sunderland - including a £6m Toon fan
Could a current Newcastle United player and a lifelong Toon fan feature on the former Bolton Wanderers manager's Sunderland shortlist?

Merseyside Derby the pick of the FA Cup third round draw
The third round of the FA Cup was drawn in full on Monday.  Liverpool will host Everton in the pick of the third round draw for the oldest cup competition in world football. The Merseyside Derby will come at a pivotal point in the season for the Reds, who are challenging for the Premier League …

Ranking the seven managers to take charge of 400 Premier League games
Having guided Newcastle to an upset victory over Manchester United at St James’ Park this weekend, Steve Bruce joined an exclusive club of managers to have taken charge of 400 Premier League games. The Newcastle boss became just the seventh man to achieve the feat, an achievement that is a testament to his longevity in the …

QUIZ: Can you name every Premier League golden boot winner?
It is the latest in our growing library of quizzes, and this time we want to test your knowledge of some of the Premier League’s greatest ever goalscorers. There’s no greater feeling in football than watching your team wheel away in celebration after scoring a goal. Whether it be a 40-yard piledriver, a curling effort …

Report: Sturridge assessing 13 options with future set to be resolved this week
Daniel Sturridge is considering 13 different options with the former Liverpool forward’s future set to be resolved this week. The 29-year-old is a free agent after his six-year spell at Anfield came to an end this summer, and the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker is believed to have received offers from Europe, the USA …

Five of the best free transfers in Premier League history
Since a relatively unknown Belgian midfielder by the name of Jean-Marc Bosman helped change the face of football in 1995, the Premier League has seen some memorable free transfers. Whilst modern football see’s clubs continue to spend millions breaking transfer-records, there’s nothing quite like a bargain that works out brilliantly. Here are five of the …

This week in football transfers – AWB to United, Celtic get Connell, and Brighton’s game-changer
Manchester United finally got the cheque book out for a major transfer, Everton have Andre Gomes for keeps, Celtic get an exciting young prospect, while Brighton make their second signing of the summer. Pre-season is soon to get underway at a number of clubs, if it hasn’t already, so clubs are trying to get the …

EFL appeals against ‘lenient’ Bolton punishment for failing to fulfil fixtures
• League One side had five-point deduction suspended
• EFL ‘disappointed by conclusions’ of disciplinary commission

The EFL has appealed against Bolton’s suspended five-point penalty for failing to fulfil two league fixtures, declaring the sanction “too lenient”.

The League One side, who began the season on minus 12 points after entering administration, cancelled a Championship game against Brentford at the end of the previous campaign and postponed a League One match against Doncaster in August.

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Football League: Coventry and Bolton on the rise while Swindon soar

  • League One: Gnanduillet stars as Blackpool win
  • League Two: leaders Forest Green lose to Plymouth

With five games postponed due to international call-ups, Coventry seized their chance to make up some ground on the teams above them. The Sky Blues had to come from a goal down after Ian Henderson put Rochdale ahead in the 28th minute. Jordan Shipley equalised in the second half and then Liam Walsh got the winner 18 minutes left to lift City up to third.

Blackpool 2-0 Wimbledon; Bolton 1-0 MK Dons; Coventry 2-1 Rochdale; Gillingham 1-0 Lincoln City; Rotherham 1-0 Accrington

Crawley 1-1 Morecambe; Exeter 0-0 Cheltenham; Forest Green 0-1 Plymouth; Leyton Orient 0-2 Scunthorpe; Macclesfield 0-0 Mansfield; Northampton 4-1 Crewe; Port Vale 2-1 Carlisle; Salford 2-3 Swindon; Walsall 2-1 Cambridge

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Keith Hill: ‘We’re trying to re-establish Bolton’s greatness’
The club are on minus 11 points and almost went bust but the manager is not giving up after signing nine players in one day

If Bolton Wanderers require a passionate, vibrant manager to revive their fortunes following near-extinction, Keith Hill could prove ideal.

After 12 years and 647 games as a No 1, the fires still burn in a local-born man who is speaking early on a sunny morning at the club’s Horwich training base. Hill has a penchant for a soundbite, offering up arresting epigrams on “loving that ball rolling” and how, as a relegation battle strategy, “digging yourself deeper in the hole” can shift pressure on to rivals.

Related: Bolton’s problems aren’t new. Where did all the Premier League money go?

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Turning our clubs into global brands means there will be more Burys | Jonathan Wilson

The concentration of wealth and attention on a tiny number of globalised superclubs is leading to moments of remarkable drama and quality – but at a terrible price

A recent Set-Piece Menu podcast eloquently made the case for fandom as a broad church. When the Premier League is marketed so aggressively all over the world, when overseas television rights bring it so much revenue, when players and managers and owners are often foreign, they argued – quite reasonably – who is to deny the travelling supporter from Baltimore or Bangalore their seat in the stadium, the right to call themselves a fan? All of that made sense.

On an intellectual level I agreed with it. It fitted my general liberal, globalised worldview. And yet, I realised, viscerally I disagreed: of course, I paid lip service to all that but actually I regarded my form of fandom as being more authentic and more important.

Related: 'I don't have a team any more': Bury fans on the club's collapse

Related: Salary caps and direct action: lessons to learn from Bury's demise | David Conn

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Bury, Carabao upsets and the Alexis Sánchez mystery – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Michael Butler discuss the expulsion of Bury from the Football League, midweek fun between second XIs, Chris Smalling and innovative Carabao Cup draw ideas

We look back at the last few days in football, starting with the story concerning Bury and their expulsion from the Football League – we speak to David Conn, who’s been across the story, and others like it, from the very start.

Midweek Carabao Cup action provided plenty of goals and one or two upsets – we round up the best of the action, look ahead to a weekend of fixtures in the Premier League and further afield and wonder whether anyone interested in signing Alexis Sanchez has actually seen him recently.

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The Guardian view on the collapse of Bury FC: a tragedy bigger than mere football | Editorial

The fans of a small northern club deserved better than to witness their club destroyed by bad management and financial speculation

Football is about more than money, however much lucre has come to shape the beautiful game. Over this summer, English top-tier clubs had spent a total of £1.41bn, with Manchester United shelling out a world record fee on a defender of £80m for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire. Yet these amounts and the teams that spend them are symptoms of an unsentimental business model that is indifferent to tradition, place and practice. It is eroding the sense that many football clubs are a central and vital part of people’s identity.

That is why the end of Bury Football Club after 134 years is important. Before it was shut, 400 supporters had volunteered to mop and sweep the Gigg Lane ground hoping to show that the true value of their football club cannot be counted in pounds and pennies. Bury FC was the town’s pride until 5pm on Tuesday. The club disappeared after prospective buyers said that there were “systemic failings” that could not be overcome. With capitalism increasingly dominating community as the driving force in modern football, other clubs could risk a similar fate.

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What time is the FA Cup third round draw today? Plus teams, channel and ball numbers
Fourty-four teams from the Premier League and Championship enter the FA Cup third round. Sportsmail provides you with third round draw time today, channel, teams and ball numbers.

Keith Hill is the man keeping Bolton alive after points deductions, food banks and no heating
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY CHRIS WHEELER: Wanderers had been saved but another battle was beginning. They had started the season with a 12-point deduction and just six senior players.

Family of ex-Premier League player Jlloyd Samuel accuse his wife of 'faking' his death
The family of tragic Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel have made the extraordinary claim that his wife 'faked' his death in a car crash to cash in on an insurance fraud.

EFL to appeal against Bolton's suspended five-point penalty as they label decision 'too lenient'   
The League One side were given a five-point deduction, suspended for 18 months after they failed to fulfil some of their matches, as well as being handed a fine, but that has been called lenient.

Bolton escape further points punishment for failing to fulfil fixtures
EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: The League One side have instead been handed a five-point penalty which is suspended for 18 months, in what will be viewed as a major boost for the club.

SPORTS AGENDA: Jurgen Klopp's fixtures strop is a shock to UEFA
SPORTS AGENDA BY MIKE KEEGAN: Jurgen Klopp's call for governing bodies to meet the leading managers in world football to discuss the 'crazy' demands on players raised eyebrows at UEFA.

Burnley would bag a massive signing for the future by taking a punt on this versatile 20-year-old available for free

Burnley Opinion: Clarets should look at Bolton prodigy Harry Brockbank as one for the future According to Lancashire Telegraph, Burnley have been credited with an interest in out-of-contract Bolton Wanderers youngster Harry Brockbank, with reports claiming that the Clarets are keen to take the 20-year-old emerging prospect to Turf Moor as one for the future. […]

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Tottenham would pull off a shrewd long-term bargain by signing this Liverpool-born 18-year-old starlet for free

Spurs Opinion: Lilywhites should try and win the race for Bolton prodigy Luca Connell According to The Sun, Spurs are ready to swoop for 18-year-old Bolton Wanderers starlet Luca Connell, who is out of contract this summer. The Sun understands that the Republic of Ireland youth international has caught the eyes of Wolves, Everton and […]

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Saiz and Klich to start in midfield? – Predicted 4-1-4-1 Leeds United XI to face Bolton in the Championship

Predicted Leeds United XI to face Bolton Wanderers in the Championship Kemar Roofe’s brace helped Leeds United register their fourth consecutive win in the Championship last week and the Peacocks will be the favourites to make it five in a row when they make the trip to the Macron Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers on […]

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Luhukay to start Bannan and Fletcher? Predicted 3-5-2 Sheffield Wednesday XI to face Bolton Wanderers

Predicted 3-5-2 Sheffield Wednesday XI to face Bolton Wanderers Sheffield Wednesday will welcome fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers to the Hillsborough on Tuesday in the 19th round of fixtures of the 2018/19 EFL Championship. The Owls are languishing 18th in the standings, having accumulated just 20 points from 18 matches so far. They are without a […]

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Bolton could absolutely establish their statement of intent if they sign this 15 goal, 8 assist striker

According to Bolton News, Bolton, who narrowly survived relegation last term, are in a race against League One side Sunderland to sign Bradford City’s Charlie Wyke. The Black Cats, who are rebuilding their squad as they aim at making their League One stay a short one, have seen two bids for the striker knocked back. […]

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  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:38:31 +0000: Blackpool sign Clayton from Bolton - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Blackpool sign Bolton forward Max Clayton on a two-year contract, with an option for a further 12 months.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:11:52 +0000: Morais extends contract with Bolton - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Bolton Wanderers winger Filipe Morais signs a one-year contract extension ahead of their return to the Championship.
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:59:07 +0000: Little joins Bolton on two-year deal - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Bolton Wanderers complete the signing of former Bristol City right-back Mark Little on a two-year contract.
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:02 +0000: Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.