Jay contacted me to start a new feature, here is the first of his trial run
A short while ago, I was contacted by Jay, a football writer. He will be starting a trial run his own column on here every Tuesday. Here is the first instalment. Please leave any feedback you may have
Welcome to the first Fortnightly Jay on a Tuesday. Today lets start by looking at the origins of the name Dougie as Mr Freedman has just been sacked. The name comes from the Gaelic ‘Dubhglas` meaning dark water or dark river. He sure brought a dark river over bolton eh? Did you know that in the 1700s the name was as popular for boys as it was girls, is Dougie hiding something from us? Is there a secret meaning behind the firing of Dougie?
Also in light of Dubhglas` sacking, I`d like to discuss potential suitors for the newly vacant managerial position, starting with the favourites. Former Cardiff City manager, Malky Mackay, is definitely a potential boss for the Wanderers. Malky`s also a very interesting name- interestingly it can be Hebrew in origin though he did send anti-semitic texts. However, his version is an abbreviation of Malcolm.
Personally I don`t feel that Mackay is right for the job, this is mainly based on the recent text scandal involving Mackay. Some of the texts that he made were quite outrageous and viewing them I don`t think we can trust him to support our club in tough times. One text that I deem to be highly inappropriate involves the quote ‘Not many white faces amongst that lot but worth considering’ while referring to a list of potential signings. To judge a signings worth on the colour of his skin isn`t manager material in my opinion and therefore if Mackay gets the job I`ll be disappointed.
Moving on former Bolton full back Phil Brown who was also supposedly in the running for vacant position has denied all rumours that he will replace Dougie. Phil made it clear that he wished to stay at Southend United, likely till retirement. I would`ve like to see Phil return as I felt he played a big role in Bolton`s success around 1995 and 1996 as both a player and an assistant manager. I`m sad to see that there is little to no chance of him returning.
I have great memories of his Hull side in the Premier League. They had players like Geovanni and that Amr Zaki chap?
Anyway, those have been my recent thoughts. I hope you enjoyed this post.
This has been your fortnightly Jay on a Tuesday.