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Bolton Wanderers
August 27, 2009

Compared with some other Premier League managers, Gary Megson is often incredibly difficult to track down. If you're sifting through the silt and sludge of opinion and pseudo-facts on the Internet, apart from comments at pre- and post-match new conferences, it's very tough to find anything Gary has actually said.

That's understandable, because ever since he came to the club, Gary has been under intense scrutiny. I won't go into his spotty CV now, so let's just say he has failed to endear himself to the fanbase. Anyone would be reluctant to go on the record when they know that a good portion of their supporters don't think that they are up to the job.

August 22, 2009

What a shambolic, mis-managed performance from Bolton. Wait, I don't mean mis-managed. That would indicate that there was some sort of management involved. That was anti-management.

And it's apt because across from Megson, former Wanderers assistant Phil Brown showed just how a decent manager can win a game for his team. Bolton were bossing the game, but Brown adapted his side and made one telling substitution, after which Bolton disintegrated. Simple.

August 15, 2009

It is with great honour, and much relief that I welcome South Korean Wonderkid Lee Chung-Yong to the mighty Lilywhites. He follows in the illustrious footsteps of Park Ji-Sung and Seol Ki-Hyeon, fighting on the twin front lines of Premier League points and East Asian shirt sales. To ensure a seamless and trouble-free introduction to the squad, I have some useful phrases to help Gary Megson get his message across to his newest arrival.