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England

Birmingham’s new boss, Diogo Jota, Luton’s thrashing and two Ameobis… Names of the Football League, week 11

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After a long two weeks full of Panamian ecstasy and England...well, being England, the Championship returned to accompany the League 1 and League 2 fixtures over the weekend. It truly returned to...

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England Assistant Sammy Lee Gave ‘False Evidence’ In Bolton Bung Trial, Appeal Court Finds

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The FA have taken another swift kick in the danglies today after seeing a high court judgement that England assistant manager Sammy Lee supplied false evidence upheld by a court of appeal.

The trial in question is centred around Bolton Wanderers' signing of midfielder Gavin McCann in 2007, during Lee's brief tenure as manager.

English Premier League

23-yr-old West Ham star sends out a message after Bolton victory, delighted fans react on Twitter

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West Ham picked up a comfortable 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup last night and Arthur Masuaku’s screamer was the highlight of the night.

Angelo Ogbonna and Diafra Sakho scored the other two goals for the Hammers.

Slaven Bilic was under a lot of pressure and he will be delighted with the win.

4-4-2 v Bolton: Bilic without these 4 first team West Ham players for vital cup game; Team News and Predicted Lineup

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West Ham United host Bolton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup this week and the Hammers will be looking to qualify for the next round of the competition with a win tomorrow.

The Hammers were quite impressive against Cheltenham in the last round and they will be confident of securing a win against the Championship outfit as well.

Photo: Everton agree deal for defender, player poses with new club's scarf after sealing move

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Bolton Wanderers have signed the highly talented Everton defender Antonee Robinson on loan for the next season.

Buzzin to have signed on loan at @OfficialBWFC until January, can’t wait to get started!! pic.twitter.com/DC9Z8Irtl8

- Antonee robinson (@Antonee_Jedi) August 4, 2017

✍ #BWFC are delighted to confirm the arrival of @Antonee_Jedi on loan from @Everton until January ⏩ https://t.

EFL Trophy: Change difficult but needed, Bolton, Portsmouth, Walsall and other fans shouldn’t boycott – Alan Curbishley

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Alan Curbishley believes the academy system in England is in need of a complete revamp, and that the new format for the EFL Trophy is therefore worth experimenting with and should not face boycotts....

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Sam Allardyce for England and the myth of The England Way

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Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

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Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday.

Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club's 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, which included four successive top-eight finishes.

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

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Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday.

Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club's 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, which included four successive top-eight finishes.

Court gives Bolton reprieve from liquidation

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Cash-strapped Bolton Wanderers have escaped an attempt to have the club wound up immediately by British tax authorities regarding an unpaid bill worth millions of pounds, it was announced Monday.

Bolton, bottom of the second-tier Championship and facing relegation to the third division, are £172.

Court gives Bolton reprieve from liquidation

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Cash-strapped Bolton Wanderers have escaped an attempt to have the club wound up immediately by British tax authorities regarding an unpaid bill worth millions of pounds, it was announced Monday.

Bolton, bottom of the second-tier Championship and facing relegation to the third division, are £172.

Arsenal

Blast From The Past: Ex-Arsenal Striker Julio Baptista On Cusp Of Signing For Bolton Wanderers

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There was a time, not so very long ago, when Bolton Wanderers seemingly made it their business to sign every ageing, out-of-work ex-international they could nab out of the transfer bargain bin.

Indeed, as unlikely as it may sound, the likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Jay Jay Okocha, Fernando Hierro, Jared Borgetti, Ivan Campo, Hidetoshi Nakata, Mario Jardel, Julio Cesar, Bruno N'Gotty, Ibrahim Ba, Fredi Bobic and Nicolas Anelka all played for the Trotters within about five or six years of each other.

Wednesday Ticker: Alvaro Morata to Chelsea, Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus, and more

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It was a typically busy afternoon in the European transfer window, headlined by a pair of high-profile moves, with promises of more to come.

Chelsea stole the headlines on Wednesday, as they agreed to a massive transfer for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata. The transfer fee is reportedly in the neighborhood of £70 million for the Spanish striker.

Five classic FA Cup finals

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London (AFP) – Prior to Arsenal’s meeting with Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley, AFP Sport selects five of the best finals from the world’s oldest domestic cup tournament:

Blackpool 4 Bolton Wanderers 3, 1953

Even with his team-mate Stan Mortensen grabbing a hat-trick, the performance of Blackpool’s Stanley Matthews stole the show in a thrilling match that has gone down in history as ‘The Matthews Final’.

Five classic FA Cup finals

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London (AFP) – Prior to Arsenal’s meeting with Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley, AFP Sport selects five of the best finals from the world’s oldest domestic cup tournament:

Blackpool 4 Bolton Wanderers 3, 1953

Even with his team-mate Stan Mortensen grabbing a hat-trick, the performance of Blackpool’s Stanley Matthews stole the show in a thrilling match that has gone down in history as ‘The Matthews Final’.

Video: Rob Holding on signing for Arsenal

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Arsenal new boy Rob Holding has been discussing signing for the club. The 21-year-old joined the Gunners from Bolton Wanderers in the summer transfer...

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Wenger delivers as Arsenal wrap up outstanding transfer window

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Arsenal announced the signings of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez from La Liga outfits Valencia and Deportivo yesterday.

Some of the key issues regarding Arsenal’s transfer business over the years have been Wenger’s reluctance to spend, his willingness to sign unproven talents and of course the lack of leadership and experience.

MLS All-Stars 1-2 Arsenal: Four talking points as Holding and Zelalem shine

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Arsenal picked up their first win of pre-season against MLS All-Stars at the Avaya Stadium, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Joel Campbell (penalty) and a late Chuba Akpomwinner. It's...

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Official: Arsenal Sign England U21 Defender Rob Holding From Bolton In £2m Deal

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As expected, Arsenal have singed Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding for a reported fee of £2million.

The 20-year-old, who can play either in the centre of defence or at full-back, made 30 appearances in his maiden campaign with the Trotters last season and picked up the club's Player of the Season gong.

Arsenal: One-Time Brazilian Prodigy Returns To Former Club After Making Grand Total Of Zero Appearances In Six Years For Gunners

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The year was 2010. Vuvuzelas were big news, dreary vampires were absolutely sodding everywhere and a certain 16-year-old Brazilian wunderkind was leaving Fluminense in his homeland to sign on the dotted line for Arsenal.

That sprightly young knave was Wellington Silva. After fending off both Manchester United and Chelsea to sign the youngster, Arsenal spluffed £3.

Wenger hijacks Tottenham target, fee agreed for defender; Star completes Arsenal medical

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Arsenal are expected to complete a move for the highly talented Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding.

The player has been linked with a move to Emirates over the last few weeks and now the local media is reporting that a fee has been agreed between both clubs and the player completed his medical yesterday evening.

Five classic FA Cup finals

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London (AFP) Ahead of Crystal Palace's meeting with Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley, AFP Sport selects five of the best finals from the world's oldest domestic cup tournament:

Blackpool 4 Bolton Wanderers 3, 1953

Even with his team-mate Stan Mortensen grabbing a hat-trick, the performance of Blackpool's Stanley Matthews stole the show in a thrilling match that has gone down in history as 'The Matthews Final'.

Five classic FA Cup finals

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London (AFP) Ahead of Crystal Palace's meeting with Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley, AFP Sport selects five of the best finals from the world's oldest domestic cup tournament:

Blackpool 4 Bolton Wanderers 3, 1953

Even with his team-mate Stan Mortensen grabbing a hat-trick, the performance of Blackpool's Stanley Matthews stole the show in a thrilling match that has gone down in history as 'The Matthews Final'.

Arsenal bid for Bolton defender Rob Holding

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Arsenal have lodged a bid for Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding, according to The Sun. The 20-year-old has been one of the few bright sparks for...

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Bolton

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Bolton Wanderers Install ‘Luxury Recliner Seats’ Next To Dugout At Macron Stadium (Photo)

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The grand Superbowl-isation of football continues apace with news that Bolton Wanderers have installed a row of recliner seats at the Macron Stadium to allow fans to watch their team play in the lap of luxury.

The newly-promoted Championship side have partnered with Vue cinema in Middlebrook to offer a "cinematic matchday experience" courtesy of the four leather armchairs they've plonked next to the dug-outs.

Bolton Legend Jussi Jaaskelainen, 42, Confirms Reports Of His Retirement Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Former Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has scotched reports that he's decided to hang up his gloves at the tender age of 42.

It was announced in the Finnish media that, after being released by Wigan following their relegation back down to League One, Jaaskelainen had decided to call it quits and retire.

Retro Football: Original Artist’s Plans For Bolton’s Reebok Stadium Were Quite Something, 1994 (Photo)

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Burnden Park, as was (Photo: Legendary Football Grounds)

The year was 1994, and upwardly mobile Bolton Wanderers were preparing to up sticks and leave Burnden Park, their home forthe past 100 years, and into a new, all-singing, all-dancing and most importantly all-seater modern stadium.

You Never Lose It: Jay-Jay Okocha Scores Lovely Little Goal While Lighting Up Bolton Legends Charity Match (Video)

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The great and good of the Bolton Wanderers alumni fraternity descended upon the Macron Stadium yesterday afternoonfor a charity exhibition game in aid of the club's Supporters and Community trusts.

The two sides were captained by Bolton old-timers John McGinlay and Tony Kelly, with likes ofJay-Jay Okocha,Jussi Jaaskelainen,Kevin Nolan, Gudni Bergsson, Ricardo Gardner, Ivan Klasnic and Fabrice Muamba all turning out for the occasion.

Manchester United

Bolton reject defecting Man Utd fan

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila focuses on trophies not speculation

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his only focus is on winning a league and cup double with the Hoops as speculation continues to grow about his future.

The Glasgow giants are a point above Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand over the Dons and face Old Firm rivals Rangers for a place in the Scottish Cup final next month.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila focuses on trophies not speculation

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his only focus is on winning a league and cup double with the Hoops as speculation continues to grow about his future.

The Glasgow giants are a point above Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand over the Dons and face Old Firm rivals Rangers for a place in the Scottish Cup final next month.

Ex-Bolton Midfielder Stuart Holden Retires Aged 30 After Prolonged Battle With His Dodgy Knees

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It's a crying shame but Stuart Holden has finally announced his retirement today after succumbing in his prolonged battle to overcome a succession of knee knacks.

The 30-year-old former USA internationalmidfielder managed just 38 appearances for Bolton in four years at the club after first suffering a nastycruciate knee injury in a game against Manchester United in 2011.

Ashley Cole

Who had soccer’s worst 2015?

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The end of the Gregorian calendar year is a time when many publications, websites and blogs pull out their "best of" lists. These are always fun to read because they provide a nostalgic look back on the year that was, but if you really think about, it these are sad articles. The heroes we commemorate may have reached a high-point that can never be reached again.

Who had soccer’s worst 2015?

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The end of the Gregorian calendar year is a time when many publications, websites and blogs pull out their "best of" lists. These are always fun to read because they provide a nostalgic look back on the year that was, but if you really think about, it these are sad articles. The heroes we commemorate may have reached a high-point that can never be reached again.

The Rest

Odds update: Aston Villa set for profitable afternoon against Bolton

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Championship pundit David Prutton is backing Aston Villa to continue their march up the table with a victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

After an indifferent start to the season Villa have won three in a row to move up to eighth in the standings.

Bolton are rooted to the foot of the table with just two points from ten games and Prutton told Sky Sports he fancies Villa to record a 3-0 success.

Photo: Chelsea star meets up with former Bolton team-mate

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Retro Football: Remembering The 1953 FA Cup Final – Was ‘The Matthews Final’ Really All It Was Cracked Up To Be?

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Possibly one of the greatest, and certainly one of the most iconic, FA Cup Finals of all time took place on this very day back in 1953.

It was contested by Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers. Blackpool won 4-3, with Stan Mortenson scoring a hat-trick, but curiously the game has gone down in history as 'The Matthews Final' – that's Stanley Matthews, in case you were wondering.

Jay Spearing frozen out at Bolton over Liverpool fee

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Liam Ridgewell's Time with Brighton & Hove Albion FC is Up

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Darlington Nagbe returned to the Portland Timbers in time for the team's final match down in Tucson on Thursday, seeing the field for sixty minutes in the team's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake. Nagbe's return from national team duty went a long way toward getting the Timbers back to full strength for the upcoming season, but there is still one big piece missing: team captain Liam Ridgewell.

Stuart Holden training with USMNT

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Stuart Holden has faced a long road back from injuries, andthe midfielder's step towards recovery will come with the U.S. Men's National Team.

The former Bolton Wanderers midfielder is set to train with the USMNT as a guest throughout the team's January camp. Holden will not beeligible for the squads to faceIceland on Jan.