Welcome back, If you missed last weeks post its here

We returned after a strange mid season break for the world cup and a hard January. In this post i’ll round up the season and let you know about our summer business.


8 points from a possible 18 is a better month. Ending the month 4 unbeaten


4 points from 12 we are 3 points from ensuring survival with 6 games left


5 points from a possible 18 ends the season poorly, I did rotate a bit after the Coventry game as safety was ensured.


4 points better than last season, We started strong but after the world cup we struggled to get anything going.


Politic 3 years in a row Player of the year.


Our busiest summer yet with 7 ins and still a £6m profit.
Hoyle, Randall and Colman were all our highly rated youngsters all sold with 30% of next sale added.


My biggest signing of the save so far. The DOF agreed a great deal here. £170,000 going up to potentially £925k depending on appearances and goals. We needed a new left sided midfielder as Garbutt has declined and Hurford-Lockett has struggled to influence some games. He goes straight into the starting XI at 18.


Yanafy joins on a free from Chelsea he goes straight out on loan to Mk Dons in league One, hes one for the future.


All summer I had bids for Boon and Galloway so i swooped for Marchal as a replacement but then the clubs never met the price I wanted, we are overloaded at LB now but i’ll make it work.


We lacked goals last season, my scouts found Ennis and hes an upgrade on what I have, He and Walker will fight for the starting role


I mentioned the free signing of Walker in previous post just an updated screenshot


Marchel and Marmol the replacements for Boon and Galloway I didn’t need in the end. Marmol is an improvement on them both and like both can play CB too.


Jason Lowe is older now and in his final year of contract. Mola is his replacement and an upgrade on a free from Chelsea.

Starting XI

After 4 seasons we have moved from 4141 to 433. I’m going to explain why in my tactical post (coming soon)


Sales and prize/tv money is keeping our heads above water, we have the club at a point now without the debt we would be turning over  profit without selling players which is where we need to be, once we clear the debt we can move forward. We have had no improvements off the field in 4 seasons and at some point we will need to.


£17m or 2 and a half years left how ever we look at it. Three more years in the Championship is highly likely but we will push on as much as we can so when the debt has gone we can put the profit to good use.

Thanks for reading guys


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0 thoughts on “Bolton Wanderers 2022: Part Two – Establishing as a Championship team

  1. Mola is really good at Championship level. Just signed him for free in the summer of 2022

      1. I was surprised I got him to be fair. His wages are low too. Rated good championship player with premier potential.

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