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Another day, another depressing Bolton story.

Paul Thomas

So, it's recently come to pass that our captain, Jay Spearing, along with six other first teamers, have gone to Ibiza on their time off to soak up some late summer raise and, by the looks of things, consume a fair bit of drink too.


Now, these footballers, believe it or not, are human beings and they are free to do whatever they so desire with their free time, providing it's legal. So spending the time they've been given on a holiday is no issue with me, the manner of the holiday... well that's a little different, but more on that in a minute.

We have no idea when this holiday was booked, it could have been organised ages ago, and I don't care who you are, you don't not go on a paid for holiday just because work's in the shit a bit. I'd also be willing to bet that holidays like this happen midseason all the time, but we just learn about it now due to social media. So I'd say the reaction is a little over the top, but I can fully understand why fans aren't pleased and neither am I.

The club is an absolute mess at the moment, both on and off the pitch. This latest fiasco does nothing but further separate the club from the fans, and cause more arguments between the fans themselves. What ever your opinion on the matter, it's further damaged fan morale that was far past breaking point anyway.

The season is only a mere four weeks old and seeing our captain in that state really sets a bad example and leaves a sour taste in the mouth, especially after the start we've had. Also, going out on the lash is hardly the best thing for a supposed prime athlete.

Now, they've been given time off and, as I said, you're not not going to go on a holiday if it's booked, but surely their time off could have been better spent relaxing and recuperating, rather than getting pissed.

It really does convey that they don't really care at all.

What worries me however, is why they were given so much time off in the first place. Yeah, the odd day or two off is necessary but we have had an utterly atrocious start to the season, and the majority of this time we have without the pressure of games should be spent working hard on the training ground to try and iron out our many problems.

That's my two pence on the whole ordeal, it doesn't set a good example and they shouldn't have that amount of time off anyway. But they do, so they're free to do as they like, I suppose I just thought they'd be better than to do something which looks rather foolish.

Let me know what you think below.