Wednesday, 26 May 2010

24 Roy Greaves

Position : Midfield (also played at right back)

Played : 1982-3

Appearances : 21

Goals : 0

December 1982 and Peter Madden was scraping the barrel when he signed the 35 year old ex-Bolton stalwart who had returned to England after two lucrative years at Seattle Sounders.

Whatever good memories Bolton fans have of him he was totally shot by the time he came to us and was the first player I ever booed when his name was announced. To make matters worse he was made player-coach presumably passing on his knowledge of the fine art of giving the ball away. Thankfully Jimmy Greenhoff realised there was only room for one past-it old pro at the club and released him.

He returned to Bolton to run a pub and play Sunday League football.

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