Bolton Transfers

The Latest Bolton Wanderers FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018

  • Sat, 08 May 2021 16:27:14 +0000: League Two: Bolton and Cambridge earn promotion, Cheltenham take title - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian
    • Cambridge beat Grimsby, Bolton sink Crawley
    • Cheltenham win over Harrogate clinches top spot

    Cambridge and Bolton joined League Two champions Cheltenham in securing promotion on the final day of the season.

    Cambridge had stumbled with back-to-back defeats but a 3-0 victory over already-relegated Grimsby ensured they will play in the third tier of English football for the first time since 2002.

    Related: One more point: how Cambridge have toyed with my heart as promotion beckons | Max Rushden

    Wycombe went down fighting with a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough not enough to prevent an immediate return to League One. Gareth Ainsworth's side were all but down at kick-off, needing a 10-goal margin of victory and for other results to go their way. Goals from Fred Onyedima, Garath McCleary and Jason McCarthy ensured they at least moved above Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday in the final table.

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  • Fri, 30 Apr 2021 09:00:30 +0000: ‘Big ship to turn around’: Bolton ready to rise again after years of strife - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian

    Club sit one win from an instant return to League One after a wretched start, inspired by a manager who borrows from Bielsa

    With the short-lived European Super League still fresh in the thoughts of apathetic supporters at Old Trafford and beyond, one wonders whether Bolton Wanderers may have won a few more hearts of late. “Hopefully, because I don’t think they’ll be disappointed,” says Ian Evatt, the League Two club’s manager. “That is one of my goals: to stop people in Bolton wearing Manchester United kits. I want the young kids and future fans to be wearing our shirts, not Man United’s. If we can do things right on and off the pitch with this club, hopefully, we will capture some new fans and build our fanbase.”

    In 2008, after giving Atlético Madrid a bloody nose to reach the last 16 of the Uefa Cup, Bolton were 47th in the European rankings, above Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund. But since dropping out of the Premier League in 2012 disaster has never been far from their door and, two years ago, an emergency food bank was set up to support unpaid staff after the club entered administration. A 12-point deduction, relegation and more strife followed but they finally appear poised to reverse the direction of travel.

    Related: Football League roundup: Duff dances after Cheltenham seal promotion

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  • Tue, 09 Mar 2021 20:32:30 +0000: EFL roundup: Ayew on spot again as Swansea stumble to draw at Blackburn - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian
    • André Ayew penalty earns 1-1 draw at Ewood Park
    • Joey Barton critical of referee after Bristol Rovers win

    André Ayew scored a penalty for the fourth game in a row but Swansea missed a chance to move into the Championship’s top two as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Blackburn.

    Ayew’s previous two spot-kicks earned latewins over Middlesbrough and Stoke, and on Tuesday his 41st-minute penalty cancelled out Bradley Dack’s opener to earn a point as Blackburn missed a host of chances to claim victory. Swansea move level with second-placed Watfordwith a game in hand.

    Related: Swansea’s Paul Arriola apologises after historical ‘offensive’ tweets resurface

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  • Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:30:14 +0000: Youri Djorkaeff: ‘I was in love with England, its fans and weather’ - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian

    The World Cup winner discusses his old teammates, his job at Fifa and why he rejected Liverpool for Bolton

    By Richard Foster for The Football Mine

    Youri Djorkaeff played alongside some of the greatest footballers of his generation. “Zizou was amazing,” he says of Zinedine Zidane. “We were teammates for 10 years and we had this chemistry to know exactly where each other was on the pitch, to play one touch, two touch. But the number one was Ronaldo. He was simply ‘Ó Fenómeno’.” Djorkaeff played with Ronaldo at Inter in the mid-1990s and the pair teamed up recently as part of Djorkaeff’s current job as the CEO of the Fifa Foundation. Djorkaeff was in São Paulo and Brasilia to push the charity, so enlisted his old friend for support. “Ronnie said: ‘Whenever I’m needed, you can call me.’ Of course, this provides us with visibility as Ronaldo is Ronaldo.”

    Ronaldo is one of a multitude of good connections the 52-year-old can call upon. “I have been in touch with David Beckham, who is keen to get involved. I went to Messi’s house, where we spoke for hours about links with his foundation. We spoke to Rashford. We are proud of what the players are doing today. It’s important to have all these ambassadors for the Fifa Foundation who appreciate the need to show humanity. They are all saying: ‘If you need me, I’m here to help.’ It’s not bullshit.”

    Related: Diego Maradona at 60: six of his greatest goals for Napoli

    Related: New ground: 10 unsuccessful modern stadium moves

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  • Wed, 07 Oct 2020 17:23:16 +0000: The Guardian view on lower league football: unsafe in a broken market | Editorial - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian

    Clubs playing to empty stands are in grave financial peril and the government appears oblivious to dangers beyond the Premier League spotlight

    Sport has become a touchstone during the pandemic. Whether the continuation or otherwise of sports the British hold dear deserves to assume so central a place is another matter. A game is after all only a game, and is of little consequence compared with how hospitals, care homes, schools and universities are coping. But from the government’s wish that televised football recommence to boost the nation’s spirits, to the fraught discussion of which clubs and leagues will survive, the question of sport’s future has been inescapable.

    The government has, as in most areas, managed to achieve the worst of all worlds. It has permitted the return of sport but without fans, making many clubs nonviable. Hence the long-running argument over whether the Premier League should bail out the rest of football’s creaking pyramid. There were hopes this might be resolved this week, but as with most things Covid-related – the arts bailout, the future of cinemas, aviation, the night-time economy – there is a stalemate, leaving many organisations to muddle through while the government sits on its hands.

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Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip got Bolton FC has been archived below:

  • Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0000: 🎥 Club Launches Documentary “Born To Be A Wanderer” - Bolton Wanderers News

    Club News

    During one of the most defining seasons in the club’s history, Bolton Wanderers opened its doors to film-makers 5or6.

  • Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:40:00 +0000: John Returns On Three-Year Deal - Bolton Wanderers News

    Club News

    Declan John has a signed a three-year deal with Bolton Wanderers, subject to clearance, the club is delighted to confirm.

  • Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0000: Win a new kit and kick off the season in style! - Bolton Wanderers News

    Club News

    Fancy a brand spanking new set of kits for your grassroots club courtesy of Papa John’s?

  • Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0000: 🎁 | Find Your Perfect Father’s Day Gift At Bolton Central - Bolton Wanderers News

    Club News

    With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday 20 June, you have plenty of time to look for that perfect gift for your Wanderers loving dad.

  • Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:04:46 +0000: 💬 Jones: Rico Has Been Unbelievable - Bolton Wanderers News

    Club News

    Gethin Jones has heaped praise on defensive colleague Ricardo Almeida Santos following the central defender’s successful debut season at Bolton Wanderers.

Bolton Wanderers who are still reeling from being relegated last season have been showing much interest in many new players during the closed season as manager Owen Coyle looks to reinforce his squad for next season. The manager has a number of targets on his radar as he hopes to take Bolton straight back up to England`s top flight next year.

The first player who looks set to arrive at the trotters next season is the highly thought of Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan who looks all set to pen a new three year deal for Bolton. The goalkeeper has only last season signed a new three year deal at Leeds but with places not being available for him in the squad he looks all set to be playing his football in the Midlands next season in a deal thought to be worth around three million pounds.

Former Bristol City midfielder Kalifa Cisses is another player who looks set to join Owen Coyles side as they have taken him on a trial basis from the club from the south. Coyle has long been a huge admirer of the player who has found his chances very limited at Bristol and is looking for a new challenge and the deal looks all set to go through on a permanent basis as long as the player passes a medical.

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu is another player being linked to the side from Bolton as the highly rated Spaniard looks set to leave Stamford Bridge after seeing his chances of first team action being dealt a huge blow by the arrival of Eden Hazard as well as the proposed signing of Brazilian midfielder Oscar.

Another player who has recently left Bolton is defender Mark Connolly who has just been acquired by Crawley Town on a two year contract. Connolly has found his chances with Bolton very limited and has had to branch out in his search for first team football with Coyle said to be quite disappointed with the players decision to leave.