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Matthew Glennon age: 31

Glennon never made appearances for Bolton and spent his time out on loan, firstly to Port Vale in 1999, then Stockport County and Bristol Rovers in 2000 and then finally a season long loan to Carlisle United for the 2000-2001 season. The following year he signed for Hull City and went on to make over 30 appearances for the club but was soon on the move joining re-joining Carlisle United on a permanent deal this time. He spent three years making over 100 appearances. He moved further north joined Falkirk and then St. Johnstone before coming back to England with Huddersfield Town. After 4 successful years he moved on again this time to Bradford City and then 2 years later to Stockport County, another old club he previously spent time at on loan. In 2012 he signed for Chester.

Chris Howarth age: 25

His time at Bolton saw him go on loan with Stockport County, Oldham Athletic and Carlisle United who he then signed with on a permanent basis. He spent 2 years with Carlisle before me moved on to Droylsden and then Rhly. In 2011 he signed with Chorley and then finally with Salford City where he currently still plays.


Dean Holden age: 32 RB

During his time with Bolton he had two loan spells with the first coming in 2001 when he joined Valur and the second was a season long loan to Oldham who the following season he signed for.  He stayed with Oldham for three years making over 80 appearances for the club before he moved on to Peterborough in 2005. After two seasons Holden then moved to Scotland joining Falkirk and then two years later joined Shrewsbury Town. During his that period he went on loan to Rotherham United. In 2001 Holden joined Chesterfield making over 30 appearances but the following season saw him join Rochdale on loan and then earlier this year he joined them in a permanent deal.

Nicky Hunt age: 28 RB

Hunt made over 100 appearances for Bolton but also saw two loan spells away from the club. The first was with Birmingham City and the second with Derby County. In 2010 Hunt signed for Bristol City but during his 2 years at the club only managed a handful of appearances and in January 2012 joined Preston North End. Hunt was also capped for the England U21 team.

Adam Blakeman age: 20 LB

The young left-back has made one professional appearance for Bolton this season which came in the League cup against Macclesfield Town. Blakeman currently wears the number 38 shirt for the Wanderers.

Kyle Bartley age: 20 CB

Bartley started his career with Bolton but joined Arsenal and went on to win the FA Youth Cup in 2009 and the Premier Academy League. Currently Bartley is on loan at Glasgow Rangers where he also spent last season but is still on the books at Arsenal. Bartley also enjoyed to successful loans spells at Sheffield United. Bartley has made only one appearance for Arsenal but that came in the form of a Champions League game against Olympiacos. Much is expecting of the Young defender who has also represented England at U16 and U17 level.

Danny Livesey age: 28 CB

Danny Livesey joined Carlisle United near the end of 2004 on a month long loan and then in January made his loan a permanent transfer. Before joining Carlisle Livesey spent time on loan at Blackpool, Rochdale and Notts County and only made 2 appearances for Bolton in the league. Livesey was influential in Carlisle’s progression up through the leagues with his spot kick in the penalty shoot against Aldershot at the end of the Conference Play off semi-final taking Carlisle to the final where they beat Stevenage to secure a return to the Football League. The following season he went formed a great partnership with Kevin Gray which helped Carlisle win the League Two title. With over 250 appearances for the club since his move he is now vice-captain at the club.

Mark Ellis age: 23 CB

When Ellis was old enough to go out on loan Bolton sent him off to Torquay and after a successful time at the club signed on a permanent basis and in the following years was involved in helping the club get back into the league. He spent a short loan spell at Forest Gate. Though he may not be a first team player yet, he is growing into a good player and his time will soon come.

Alan O’Hare age: 29 CB

O’Hare spent to loan stints at Chesterfield in 2002 before me made it a permanent move going on to make over 130 appearances for the club over 6 years. In 2008 he signed for Mansfield Town before moving onto York City in 2009 although he spent to loan moves to Gainsborough Trinity. In he signed for Glapwell and then in 2011 signed for Belper Town who he currently still plays for.

Jason Talbot age: 26 CB

During his time at Bolton he spent time on loan with Derby County and Mansfield Town and in 2005 joined Mansfield Town where he spent made 6 league appearances. He went on loan to Port Vale and then signed with them on a permanent deal. After spending 2 years at the club Talbot moved to Scotland signing for Livingston where he has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club.


Kevin Nolan age: 29 CM

Nolan spent most of his career at Bolton amassing over 340 appearances for the club and scoring 50 goals. He moved on to Newcastle United where he played in 91 games in all competition and scored a very impressive 50 goals for the club. At the beginning of this season he joined forces with Sam Allardyce yet again when he joined West Ham United where he is trying to help the Claret and Blues gain entry into the Premiership yet again. During his time with Newcastle he won the Championship gaining promotion to the Premier League. Nolan has never made appearances for the England senior side but was capped at U21 level.

Matthew Cassidy age: 23 CM/RM

Cassidy came through the ranks, and with offers from numerous English clubs but in the end decided to go abroad and sign for Cypriot club Enosis Neon Paralimni FC where he spent 2 years making over 30 appearances and then signed for AEL Limassol but now plays for Othellos. Cassidy has represented Rep of Ireland at U18 and U19 level.

Joey O’Brien age: 26 RM/DR

Joey O’Brien had limited playing time with Bolton due to various injuries. He signed for West Ham on a free contract teaming up with Big Sam and Kevin Nolan again. During his time with Bolton he also spent two loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday, one in 2004/05 and the second in 2011. He has represented his country and both senior and U21 level

Cleveland Taylor age: 28 RW

Taylor never made a league appearance for Bolton with his time at Bolton being spent on loan. His first loan move was to Exeter City, his second was with Scarborough and his third and final loan move was to Scunthorpe United which resulted in a permanent move. Taylor spent 4 years at the club making over 150 appearances for the club. After a successful time at Scunthorpe he moved to Carlisle and then on to Brentford, though some of that time was then spent on loan at Burton Albion. In 2010 Taylor signed for Scottish club St. Johnstone and then in 2011 signed for Burton Albion on a permanent deal.

Les Thompson age: 23 RW

Thompson never made it to the first team but had two loan spells, firstly with Stockport County and the second was at Torquay United. In 2009 he signed with Thurrock FC and now plays for AFC Hornchurch

Aaron Mooy age: 21 AM/ST

The young Australian signed with Bolton after coming through the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS). This is yet another small loophole as NSWIS is not a football club, but an institute and after his time there was free to sign with any club. I was considering excluding him from this, but Bolton need the player here if I am honest. He never made an appearance for Bolton and signed for Scottish St. Mirren where he has gone on to make 22 appearances scoring twice and contributing 4 assists. Mooy has represented Australia at U23 and U21 level

Michael Byrne age: 26 AM/ST

After going through the ranks of Bolton’s Academy Byrne joined Stockport County where he spent 2 years. During that time he did spent some time on loan at Leigh. In 2005 Byrne joined Northwich Victoria where he spent 3 years making over 80 appearances. His football career became quiet a journey after that playing for Stalybridge Celtic and then Thai clubs Nakhon Pathom, Chonburi FC, Bangkok Glass and finally with. Byrne has represented Wales at U19 and U17 level.


Matt Tubbs age: 27 ST

Tubbs started his development with Bolton but never signed with them. He started his career with Dorchester Town in 2003 before moving on to Salisbury City where he spent 7 years and scoring over 100 goals for the club. He had a loan spell in 2008 with Bournemouth during this time. In 2010 he moved clubs and joined Crawley Town where he had a prolific time scoring 49 goals in 65 games. In 2012 he signed for Bournemouth.

How they would line-up

Glennon; Blakeman, Livesey, Bartley, Hunt; Bryne, Cassidy, Nolan, O’Brien; Mooy, Tubbs


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