SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 29: Owen Coyle (2L) manager of Bolton shouts towards Paul Robinson (2R) and Chris Eagles (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Bolton Wanderers at the Liberty Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Another week following a Bolton loss and we're all trying to look on the bright side. Out from the ashes of the fans unhappiness after Swansea came the resounding shouts of "Bolton 'Til I Die" and that the fans are still largely behind Owen Coyle with confidence that this team can turn it around. Off the pitch, there's plenty of things happening in the world of Bolton Wanderers.
Turns out that Dioufy hasn't signed for Bolton Lite like everyone expected. Instead, he's gone to League Championship outfit Doncaster Rovers for three months!
The Trotters lost a total of £26.05 million last year. This figure though is down from the previous year's loss of £35.4 million. However, Bolton are reportedly due to get a smaller share of TV profits next season, down to 4% from 5%. This is something to keep an eye on.
Look how well that turned out as just minutes later, Ricardo Gardner earned his second yellow card and was given his marching orders. "The last two things I said to Ricardo on the way out at the start of the second half was, one, don't take any chances and move the ball quickly and, two, don't be giving away fouls."
The tribute to the Lion of Vienna was a massive success as more than 30,000 people went and saw it since it opened in July. Now that the exhibit has closed, the Bolton Council will put it online with digitized versions of photos and 360 degree panoramas. Nat Lofthouse: A Celebration is the Bolton Museum's second most popular exhibit ever. The first was in tribute of Burnden Park when the Whites made the Reebok their home.
Our good friend, Mr. X, suggests having assistants around Owen Coyle who have been around the game longer than the current crop could do Bolton some good. Doesn't sound terrible, actually.