Talk:Bolton Wanderers F.C./Archive 1

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Burnden Park disaster

I find it amazing and sad that an encyclopedic article on Bolton Wanderers carries not so much as a single word of comment on the Burnden Park disaster of 1946. This surely is a major event in the history of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, albeit for very sad reasons. There should be at the very least a mention here with a link directing readers to an article. I also think that the fixture against Stoke should be included in the memorable games section. For guidance check out Glasgow Rangers, Liverpool, Juventus and Bradford City's wiki pages who each devote an entire section of their articles to the similar disasters that have claimed multiple lives of their supporters. For the record thirty-two men and one woman lost their lives in the disaster. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:14, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Current Squad

Please leave the current squad section the style it is now! its nice to look at and gives all information clearly! thanks, BoltonWatcher


How is my external link to any different than the links to the BBC or The Wanderer? It is a more than valid website with lots of great new information for Wanderers fans.

How can McAteer and Stubbs not be noted on the famous past players list??? --vega007

They are now.

Hi, can someone put Ali Al Habsi on the bolton player list? Thanks Agent003 edit: ok never mind done it!! thanks

please dont put borgetti on the players list he doesnt even play for us yet! and the top 4 include EVERTON liverpool are not in the top 4 unless they finish there this season get it right! user:

Liverpool are one of the 'Top 4', Everton did well last year but need to finish in the top 4 about 8 more times to get into the 'Top 4' category. Everton are ranked as 'best english teams outside top 4' with Bolton and Middlesbrough. as for Borgetti, he signed for Bolton earlier this month. And is part of the Bolton Wanderers squad. Agent003

no i suggest you check the official bolton site my friend and look at big sams comments in which he states that a deal for borgetti is still a 'LONG WAY OFF' let me paste his comments for you

"Borgetti is a player I would like to bring to the club but we are still a long way off doing a deal with him," Allardyce told the club's website.

"We won't have any indication if a deal can be done until he arrives in England until then it is out of our hands.

Yes, i accept that at the moment that deal is now 'A LONG WAY OFF', this was only announced this morning. i did update the main page with this information. - Agent003

Is there some way of putting the real kit pictures on the page? No soz mate its copyright. Extremely good idea though you must be really mint

Their is no substance to the fact that Vernon Kay and Dave Spikey are Notlob fans, simply being unfortunate enough to hail from Bolton does not make you a fan! Whats next Peter Kay and Sarah Cox?????? oh no I forgot Tes Daly: guilty by association!

I've reverted Vernon Kay and Dave Spikey back into the famous fans. This is not a football forum. If you want to argue about these in a civilised manner then please do. If not go onto a football forum like 606. (Quentin X 21:06, 26 November 2006 (UTC))

So basically what you are saying is that it is ok for you to speculate about who may or may not support your team without backing up your statements, but you will not allow anyone else to do the same. I fully understand the removal of some of the more ellaborate claims, but to remove both Ray Stubbs and Simon Weston, is both wrong and somewhat inconsistant when compared to the claims you make on this infomation page.

It is not mine nor any other Tranmere Rovers fans fault that you are incapable of beating us. Nor is it our fault that on the majority of footballing occasions we have met we have humbled you!

Aside from the ridiculous claims to famous fans, one suggests leaving us well alone, that is untill we meet again, then by all means feel free to add another chapter to the TRFC beat Bolton saga!

Thankyou and goodnight!

  • Ridiculous claims you say. Whereas Spikey and Kay have been backed up by links to other sites the link for Simon Weston has not, only the noble Weston Spirit. Add a link and I'll say no more.
  • You will also notice that I have removed Peter Kay's name a number of times from Bolton's list as it is known that he is a Man U fan.
  • As for Ray Stubbs, my problem is this. As I have said before, he played for the club and on his retirement worked for the club. He probably was a fan before he joined the club but to put him in the famous fans section is the same as putting Johnny King and John Aldridge as they are noted elsewhere in the piece. Either have him in one or the other.
  • And please, stop with the club rivalry. It isn't doing you any favours. (Quentin X 17:58, 27 November 2006 (UTC))
IMO the entire section should be removed, as it isn't particularly encyclopedic. Discussions regarding similar sections on other articles generally favour removal e.g 1 2. If someone's support for Bolton is truly notable it can be mentioned in their page. Oldelpaso 19:20, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Best outside top 4

I don't think Bolton actually are generally considered one of the best teams outside the top four. Could you source that please? I'd suggest that a lack of recent trophies, no participation in Europe until this coming season and generally lacklustre performance would suggest that Bolton are far from one of the "best". In any case, this kind of judgement is far better included as a quote than as a statement of fact. Philip Arthur 06:07, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Note this: "Since then, Bolton Wanderers have preserved their Premiership place with 16th, 17th, 8th and in the season 2004/5 6th place which gave them their first ever qualification for European football." This would suggest that Bolton has been improving but there just isn't any consistent achievement there. Hope the Trotters fans among us won't take it too amiss. Philip Arthur 06:09, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

But since being in the premiership the have got to the Carling cup final and FA Cup Quarter-final.

Comment - Im sorry ive reverted your edits as Wikipedia is not a football opinion fourm! -- The Time Killer
Comment - Just to close this argument. The best out side top 4 statement is now gone and has been for some time. Thanks, Bwfc 23:27, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Squad list

I have reverted back to the version which uses Template:Football squad player for the playing squad. This format was chosen by consensus following discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football regarding a means of standardising squad lists for all teams. Oldelpaso 20:09, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

What i posted on Oldelpaso's talk page

Hi, if Bolton's page can't have the squad list the way i set it (i accept your reasons why!), Can we make it (and others) in the style of West Ham United F.C.? They do seem to have the best format for there squad list. Thanks, Bwfc 23:22, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

I am of the opinion that putting previous club or other biographical information about players is unnecessary as it is available by clicking on the player's name and looking at their article. For year signed, this raises questions, for example should this mean the year the first contract with the club is signed or the year of first team debut? In the West Ham example this varies. Of course, this is all just in my opinion. If you wish to put forward the West Ham style as a proposed standard template, I'd suggest leaving a message at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football/Clubs as it will reach more people on there. Oldelpaso 22:05, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

Previous / Next match

I have removed these on the grounds that Wikipedia is not a news service. That sort of thing is the remit of Wikinews, not an encyclopedia article. Oldelpaso 10:35, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Future transfers

I think it would be nice to have the future transfers listed, such as Bolton's signings of Dzemaili and Cid. AEJ 14:27, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Memorable Games

Further to the most recent edit on this article, how is anyone considering a 2-2 home draw on the ultimate game of the season 'memorable'. It was quite clearly far from it. The game surely cannot be memorable simply because the team clinched a European place - largely due to results elsewhere in the league.Boothuk 09:20, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Wouldn't that logic also make the 1-1 draw against Portsmouth in the penultimate game of 2005 less than 'memorable', even though Bolton qualified for Europe for the first time on that occasion, because Bolton dominated the match but threw victory away by needlessly gifting their opponents an equaliser and therefore also qualified partly as a result of other results going their way that time as well?

Yeah, that was the point - niether games are memorable simply because they eventually ended up with a European spot. There were far more instrumental games in both seasons. The point is the section is a bit Micky Mouse. Boothuk 07:57, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

I was at Fratton for the 1-1 draw against Portsmouth mentioned above - both sets of fans invaded the pitch at the end (Bolton because they qualified for Europe, and Portsmouth because it meant they had escaped from the relegation trapdoor), so it was to an extent 'memorable' on that angle. I think perhaps a distinction needs to be made between "Memorable Games" and "Memorable Achievements". (Kabuki Shankus 13:12, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

The entire section is point of view and unencyclopedic. Individual matches aren't appropriate for the club article unless highly significant to the club's history. I will remove the section in a fortnight's time if there are no objections. --Jameboy (talk) 23:14, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I object (well sort of). I feel games like our first game in european competition, cup/play-off finals, the wins against Man Utd and our great draw in Munich should remain. However, I agree that the un-notable matches like 1-1 with Portsmouth and 2-0 against Sunderland should go. Thanks Sloan ranger (talk) 02:20, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
In that case, I would suggest working the truly significant games into the "History" section (with citations of course) and drop the insignificant ones. A separate list like the current one requires properly defined criteria, and being "memorable" certainly isn't that, especially as it depends on whose memory you consult. For me, West Bromwich Albion 4–4 Bolton Wanderers (in 2000 I think) was memorable, for example. --Jameboy (talk) 13:06, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
I certainly would'nt object to working the notable matches into the history section. In fact, its a very good idea! As for the 4-4 vs West Brom, I was at that game and it certainly was a memorable match. It came a week after a 4-3 home win for Bolton against Walsall, another game that I was at :D Sloan ranger (talk) 13:16, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Is there a reason?

Why half of the content on the page has been editted out? Can whoever did it explain it before a rv? Boothuk 07:55, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Pure speculation, but I wonder if the article is being re-written in light of Sam Allardyce's recent departure from the club? (Kabuki Shankus 13:18, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

I have re-added the section "History" which was removed in this edit. The edit was made by an anon ( to be specific) and one entire section was removed with no reason given in either the edit summary on on the talk page. I believe that the content that was removed was purely vandalism that went unnoticed for quite a long time, so I have re-added it. Thaurisil 14:08, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for that Thaurisil, thought it was a bit of a drastic edit. Regards. Boothuk 16:03, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Dates & dashes

En dashes should be used in scorelines and only full dates and dates with a day and month should be wikilinked, including in the footnotes. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dashes) and Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers). Epbr123 20:46, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

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Someone needs to upload a new one... --Howard the Duck 10:01, 11 November 2007 (UTC)


Ricky Sbragia moved to Sunderland in November 2007 Dave Galley is no longer employed by Bolton, the new physios are Steve Foster and Paul Lake.

Mth1981 (talk) 20:10, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Nationality of player

I believe 'Matt Cassidy' represents Republic of Ireland at international level, yet he has a english flag by his name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:56, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Is that at top level or just U-21/U-19 level? Because you can change which international team you play for if you've only played at the lower level. I.e. Ryan Giggs played for a minor england team before playing at top level with wales. TheProf07 (talk) 19:34, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Former players

I have created a new list for players as the one on this article was getting too heavy with players from the 90/00's and not many from earlier in the clubs history. If anybody would like to contribute to this list, please do. (Quentin X (talk) 15:03, 9 June 2008 (UTC))

Top scorers

I suggest that there should be a section for top scorer for each season. This would be very useful and good information. Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:26, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Away kit

Someone needs 2 update the away kit in teh infobox. our new away kit can be seen here CJ2005B (talk) 13:29, 8 August 2008 (UTC)