League One season review

After five years of seeing pre-season optimism fade away into increasing depths of mediocrity, supporters of Sheffield United awaited 2016-17 with bated breath as their side again approached a campaign as favourites for promotion under another highly regarded new manager. This time it was self-confessed Blades fan Chris Wilder who took over the reins following the bitterly disappointing tenure of Nigel Adkins. Fresh from leading Northampton Town to a storming League Two title success, Wilder soon introduced a 3-4-3 formation, which would eventually turn out to be the most effective…

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Arsenal announced their new signing in an epic manner

Arsenal today announced their third signing of the summer transfer window. The Gunners reportedly completed the signing of Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding earlier this week, and it was considered only a matter of time before they made their acquisition public. The North London now announced that they have signed the 20-year-old, and the manner they did it in was unprecedented. The Arsenal fans must be aware of the change in the direction club’s official Twitter has taken of late. Arsenal social media team nowadays never leave an opportunity to amuse their…

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Arsenal very close to securing second summer signing

Arsenal are very close to secure their second signing of the transfer window – Bolton Wanderers centre-back Rob Holding. The North London club’s interest in the 20-year-old first came to light in May, and since then they have maintained a close watch at the player’s situation at Bolton. Arsenal’s initial bid for the England Under-21 international was deemed too low by Bolton earlier in the transfer window. Now, according to the Bolton News, the Gunners have made an improved bid of around £2 million, which has been accepted by the Trotters.…

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Championship Season Review – Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Brentford

Birmingham City: 10th For the second year in a row, Birmingham City have finished 10th in the Championship, but the contrast between the two seasons is massive. In 2014-15 Gary Rowett took over a side that looked to be headed for relegation and galvanised them, whereas this time around they were very much in the play-off picture until fading away during the closing weeks as a strong home record deserted them. At the beginning the aim was to stay clear of danger and maybe push for another top half finish,…

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Arsenal have made a bid for highly-rated Championship defender

Arsenal are closing in on a move for highly-rated Bolton Wanderers defender Rob Holding, according to the latest rumours on the transfer market. The 20-year-old was voted Bolton’s player of the year this season, as he was one of the few bright sparks for the Trotters in a season they suffered relegation to the League One. According to Marc Iles, chief football writer at the Bolton News, Holding was dropped from Bolton’s squad for the 1-0 defeat against Fulham because of a possible bid from the Gunners. Bolton’s caretaker boss Jimmy…

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Bolton fans are pressing Floyd Mayweather to take over their club [Tweets]

Bolton Wanderers have fallen on the hard times. Following their relegation from Premier League in 2012, the Trotters have struggled in Championship. They narrowly avoided a winding-up order this season and are currently struggling in the relegation zone of the league. So after the club’s official Twitter account put up a picture of super-rich boxer Floyd Mayweather holding the club’s t-shirt, club’s desperate fans have started urging the boxer to buy-out their club. .@FloydMayweather reppin’ @OfficialBWFC – once in never out! #BWFC ?? pic.twitter.com/VSPLZsYMnS — Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) February 12,…

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Championship season review: Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton

Birmingham City: 10th Only a dramatic stoppage time goal at Bolton Wanderers on the final day kept Birmingham City in the Championship by the skin of their teeth in 2014. A year on, they were able to head to the Macron Stadium again to bring their season to a close with no such relegation concerns; indeed they pulled off an impressive win to secure a top 10 finish. It was an amazing achievement, as in the early weeks of the season it looked like nothing could stop them from dropping…

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