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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.

Ownership uncertainty leaves cash-strapped Bolton unable to pay players

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Cash-strapped Bolton on Monday revealed they have been unable to pay their players' wages this month and just hours later the Championship's bottom club were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford.

Neil Lennon's squad have not received their wages for November as the club are currently £172.

Ownership uncertainty leaves cash-strapped Bolton unable to pay players

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Cash-strapped Bolton on Monday revealed they have been unable to pay their players' wages this month and just hours later the Championship's bottom club were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford.

Neil Lennon's squad have not received their wages for November as the club are currently £172.

Arsenal

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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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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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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Allardyce in shocking rant against Wenger

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Sam Allardyce has admitted that he enjoyed beating Arsenal more than any other team during his time at Bolton Wanderers.

In his new autobiography, serialised in The Sun, the new Sunderland manager says that beating Arsenal gave him immense pleasure when he was in charge at Bolton and has launched a scathingattack on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger where he describes the Frenchmanas an "arrogant" manager and a "bad loser".

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce on how much he enjoys beating Arsenal

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Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says he is enjoys beating Arsenal more than any other team in the Premier League. The newly-appointed Black Cats...

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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.

English Premier League

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

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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.

Leagues: Major Leagues Soccer

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.

Championship

Bolton’s Financial Crisis Mounts As Player Wages Go Unpaid For November

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As if being rock-bottom of the Championship and without a win in 11 games wasn't bad enough news, it looks as though the financial quagmire thatBolton Wanderers currently find themselves stood thigh-deep in is getting steadily thicker and thicker too.

Indeed, the club were forced to announce today that their players are yet to receive their wagesfor November.

Bolton Wanderers Subject Of £15m Takeover Bid Headed By Amir Khan And Dean Holdsworth

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Word on the wire is that Bolton Wanderers are on the cusp of being taken over by a consortium spearheaded by a couple of local heroes.

According to the Daily Star's exclusive report, Bolton-born boxer Amir Khan and former Trottersstriker Dean Holdsworth have joined forces and cobbled together £15million which they are now close tousing to buy out the Championship club.

The Rest

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

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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.

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.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Tim Ream will be playing in a familiar setting this weekend, though rather than playing for the team where his European career began, he will be playing against it.

Ream will return to Macron Stadium on Saturday to face off against his former side, Bolton, for the first time since leaving the Trotters to join Fulham last summer.

Ex-Bolton Striker Mario Jardel Caught By Airport Security With 10kg Of Fish In His Luggage

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"Quick lads, I've got 15 tins of pilchards stuffed down me shorts!"

Now there's aheadline that doesn't crop up very often!

Former Brazil, Porto and Bolton striker Mario Jardel has been caught attempting to carry10kg of fish through airport security in Porto Alegre.

According to Globo, Jardel had his luggage seized after returning from a trip to Portugal, with officials confiscating 10kg of cod, several bags of nuts and roughly 1.