BOLTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A remembrance book for footballer and ex Bolton Wanderers player Gary Speed is seen at the Reebok Stadium the home ground of Bolton Wanderers FC on November 28, 2011 in Bolton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
First off, I'd like to apologize for the delay in (what is normally) our Monday Set Pieces. With the holiday weekend here in the United States and the Gary Speed developments, it's been tough to concentrate on anything Bolton Wanderers. That said, let's see what we missed in the whimsical world of the Whites this past weekend.
In light of the events surrounding Gary Speed's death, there has been a call to arms to recognize the dangers of depression and mental health issues
...To honor the late Gary Speed. With tributes for the footballing legend ringing out all over the football world, Bolton fans are honoring the man in any way they can.
The center back reckons that a "kick up the backside" from Coyle was just what he needed to help Bolton Wanderers escape their crap league position.
After he finishes up a training stint with West Brom, 24 year old American center back Tim Ream will spend time at the Trotters. Bolton will have a close look at him but questions remain about not only his cost but his ability to gain a work permit for the Premier League.
The resounding 5-1 scoreline in the reserves match showed that the young Bolton squad was ready to give it their all. Goals from Mark Connolly, Ben Dennis, Mark Connolly (with a brace), and Jack Sampson did the trick
Which means that we will once again rely on loan signings and any money we make from selling players to fund the new year transfers. In the words of Scooby Doo: Ruh Roh.