Chris Eagles can fly the Bolton Wanderers nest, if the deal is right

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CHRIS Eagles could be allowed to leave Wanderers on loan today if an interested party steps forward and makes a suitable offer.

Charlton Athletic were the latest club to be linked with the 28-year-old playmaker yesterday, with reports in South London claiming the two clubs had reached an agreement to send him to the Valley for the rest of the season.

Sources at Wanderers were denying any talks had taken place – although The Bolton News understand the interest from Charlton is real and could gather pace before today’s 5pm deadline if they are given encouragement Eagles would be willing to move back to the capital.

The Addicks have cash to spend after being taken over by Belgian businessman Roland Duchâtelet but sit just three points clear of the relegation zone.

They see Eagles – who has an enviable goalscoring record at Championship level with Wanderers and Burnley – as the ideal man to shoot them towards safety.

Derby County were also rumoured to be monitoring Eagles’ situation, illustrating that the ex-Manchester United man still holds a good reputation in the division despite his rapid fall from grace at the Reebok. After finishing last season as the Whites’ top scorer, Eagles suffered an ankle injury against his former club Burnley on the opening day of the season which hampered his progress until the new year.

He returned to the side at Christmas and appeared briefly to have returned to form, only to fall out of Freedman’s first-team plans again.

Eagles’ absence since the mid-February draw at Millwall has been put down to an eye infection by the club, although the winger has now returned to full training.

He has scored just once for the Whites this season, against Derby County in September, and has only twice been on the winning side in the league in 14 starts.

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2:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

If he goes out on loan, chalk another stupid move up for BWFC.

One has to wonder what is going on in the dressing room, the training ground and in the board room.

As for CE... wasn't DF raving about him being his TYPE of player and wanting to BUILD THE TEAM around him.

Yup another lie from DF.
If he goes out on loan, chalk another stupid move up for BWFC. One has to wonder what is going on in the dressing room, the training ground and in the board room. As for CE... wasn't DF raving about him being his TYPE of player and wanting to BUILD THE TEAM around him. Yup another lie from DF. Beyond News Forum
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6:56pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Reebok Al says...

Fans disagree about players, so do managers. One will pay millions for a player, another wouldn't have him as a gift. My opinion on Eagles is he's not fulfilled his potential and he's never going to. He can't be relied upon to perform to an acceptable standard and will go in the summer. He's not the only one by any means. Mark Davies has ability but how often do we see it ?
Luckily for him, he's got another three years on his contract.
Fans disagree about players, so do managers. One will pay millions for a player, another wouldn't have him as a gift. My opinion on Eagles is he's not fulfilled his potential and he's never going to. He can't be relied upon to perform to an acceptable standard and will go in the summer. He's not the only one by any means. Mark Davies has ability but how often do we see it ? Luckily for him, he's got another three years on his contract. Reebok Al
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1:11pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Both MD and CE have been carrying injuries - they CAN and SHOULD be forgiven like CYE for some tentative performances. The WHOLE team has struggled this year. I look forward to getting back on track next season. This one is gone already bar a mathematical miracle.

I agree one or two should go, but NOT CE, CYE, MD - we have nobody proven in the wings to replace them, or the cash to go out and buy any players of the same calibre. Over the summer the rehabilitation work can be done with the team. The last two years have been a dire **** up for one reason or another starting with the Owen Coyle legacy, which also had the Gary megson ghost attached.

DF's rebuilding will be counted next season. A start like this season WILL NOT be stood for again by both club and fans - so let's just get back to what us fans do best. Support the team, wish them well... I would love to see more fans turn up instead of sitting at home. The club need the cash to buy players, people forget without paying fans the team cannot build. Do we want to go back to the days of the old 3rd Division and no money? No... so please turn up, fill the stadium week-in week-out and let us all get this club back on track.
Both MD and CE have been carrying injuries - they CAN and SHOULD be forgiven like CYE for some tentative performances. The WHOLE team has struggled this year. I look forward to getting back on track next season. This one is gone already bar a mathematical miracle. I agree one or two should go, but NOT CE, CYE, MD - we have nobody proven in the wings to replace them, or the cash to go out and buy any players of the same calibre. Over the summer the rehabilitation work can be done with the team. The last two years have been a dire **** up for one reason or another starting with the Owen Coyle legacy, which also had the Gary megson ghost attached. DF's rebuilding will be counted next season. A start like this season WILL NOT be stood for again by both club and fans - so let's just get back to what us fans do best. Support the team, wish them well... I would love to see more fans turn up instead of sitting at home. The club need the cash to buy players, people forget without paying fans the team cannot build. Do we want to go back to the days of the old 3rd Division and no money? No... so please turn up, fill the stadium week-in week-out and let us all get this club back on track. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Andyroost says...

Id like to know why the season ticket prices haven't been reduced, We are now a very average championship team with fans paying the same as when Sam had us a mid table premiership team, The least the club could do is reduce the ticket prices by 40%. the club are so called planning for the future, what about the falling gate numbers, I think its a case of cant see the wood for the trees.
Karen Brady did at Birmingham and West Ham what's needed at the Reebok.
Perhaps who deals with the Tickets and pricing could learn her skills, obviously they are failing.
Then Dougy Freedman needs to get videos up of the top 4 premiership teams and teach our players skills they evidently, don't have.
Then he needs to watch experienced managers and learn how its done without dropping two divisions.
The info is out there, lose there stupid egos and follow proven paths.
Lastly, half the ticket prices and double the attendance. Simple....
Id like to know why the season ticket prices haven't been reduced, We are now a very average championship team with fans paying the same as when Sam had us a mid table premiership team, The least the club could do is reduce the ticket prices by 40%. the club are so called planning for the future, what about the falling gate numbers, I think its a case of cant see the wood for the trees. Karen Brady did at Birmingham and West Ham what's needed at the Reebok. Perhaps who deals with the Tickets and pricing could learn her skills, obviously they are failing. Then Dougy Freedman needs to get videos up of the top 4 premiership teams and teach our players skills they evidently, don't have. Then he needs to watch experienced managers and learn how its done without dropping two divisions. The info is out there, lose there stupid egos and follow proven paths. Lastly, half the ticket prices and double the attendance. Simple.... Andyroost
  • Score: 1

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