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Former BWFC Players Lambaste Departing Manager Dougie Freedman

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With Freedman gone, some former players speak out with their opinion on their former manager.

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Everybody's favourite Scott, Dougie Freedman, was finally relieved of his Bolton Wanderers managerial duties on Friday afternoon, as he left the club by "mutual consent".

Naturally, this news was met by the delight of the majority of Wanderers fans, all of which had grown tired of Bolton's horrendous, spineless performances in the league and Dougie Freedman's seemingly tactical ineptitude and his increasingly perplexing comments.

Maybe slightly more surprising, but then again perhaps not, is the way in which some of our former players have reacted to the news.

Young goalkeeper Jay Lynch, who was released by the club this summer was the first to take to Twitter to slam Freedman.

Over three separate tweets he said:

"So glad to see the back of him [Freedman] at BWFC.. Killed the atmosphere around the place, drained the life out of squad, neglected young talent coming through ect!"

He continued

"Jimmy Phillips was the man for the job, he had the place bouncing and got rid of the big egos and picked his teams on work rate and talent!! Looking forward to seeing who the next manager will be."

Lynch wasn't alone in really turning the knife on Freedman. Former winger Gregg Wylde, who was signed by Owen Coyle, but couldn't feature in his first season with the club due to his move from cash stricken Rangers not being sanctioned by FIFA, and had his contact terminated by Freedman, was also not shy of heaping on the criticism.

He tweeted:

"Best news I've heard in ages that Freedman got the chop :D what he's done to that club is a joke"

A few hours later he added:

"Some Bolton fans didn't know what was going on behind the scenes at the club and the way he treated me personally and also others wasn't nice !!"

These tweets certainly point towards rumours of Freedman isolating and freezing our certain players may very well be true, and it paints an awfully unpretty picture of what the squad morale must have been.

We now all eagerly anticipate what other former Wanderers, especially the likes of Chris Eagles and Marvin Sordell, have to say on the matter and who knows, maybe even a current player will pipe up with a word or two.

Aside from the criticism, more calls for Jimmy Phillips to be handed the opportunity were given. With former skipper Kevin Davies saying he hopes Phillips gets the job.