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Coyle's bust-up with Jaaskelainen?

Bolton's 34 year old number one keeper, Jussi Jaaskelainen is reported today to have had a behind-the-scenes bust up with Owen Coyle over the appointment of goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes.

The report in the Daily Mail states that the Finnish international's mentor at Bolton Fred Barber had been surplus to requirements and had been asked to leave the Reebok.

Coyle naturally wanted to bring in his own backroom staff and we now know of course that was the whole of our former managerial team including goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes.

It would appear that Jaaskelainen spent just half-an-hour training with Hughes before realising it was not going to work. The keeper stormed off giving Coyle an ultimatum, reinstate Barber or I'm leaving!

It looks like Coyle has been forced into a corner with Barber now being asked to return.

Bolton's official website now list both Barber and Hughes as joint-goalkeeping coach but it seems a recipe for disaster with Hughes still taking his place on the bench for the games but Barber now in control of day-to day training.

This looks like a weak compromise with Bolton now having to pay the salaries of two goalkeeping coaches when they only clearly needed one! That will please the chairman, Phil Gartside with the club in financial difficulty and debt.

This looks like typical player power if true and you would think it will certainly have weakened Coyle's influence in the future with his players.

Would would happen if some of his key players now complained for example about Steve Davis with a similar ultimatum either now or in the future?

This news crowns a poor start for Coyle at his new club. Without a win yet and smarting over the two defeats by Arsenal he has also had to backtrack over remarks he made about the Gallas challenge against Mark Davies in the midweek match at the Emirates. Play continued and the Gunners got an equaliser to make the score 2-2 before going on to win the match 4-2.

Coyle though in his post-match interview chucked a wobbly stating that Gallas should have beeen sent-off.

He said at the time:

'It was closer to an assault than a tackle.There was no doubt it was a free-kick. It was a terrible foul and normally would have resulted in a red card.

'The referee is an honest man who will realise he has made a horrendous mistake.

'Arsenal carried on and scored and it puts fair play out of the window. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth.'

A few days later though when he had reflected on his comments he felt it necessary to tone down his remarks and is now quoted as saying:

'Having looked at it I don't think William Gallas purposely went to hurt Mark Davies.I think it was badly timed, simple as that but we have to move on.'

You have certainly done a lot of moving on recently Mr Coyle most of it in the wrong direction. My heart bleeds for you!

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 23 2010

Time: 8:52AM

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It just gets better and better!
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23/01/2010 08:56:00

That's lifted my morning. I might even face the ironing.
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23/01/2010 09:40:00

Well we are in the market for a keeper !! (cough!)
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23/01/2010 10:00:00

I love reading stories of this nature, but I will refrain from gloating too much at his steady demise until we beat them on Tuesday!!!
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23/01/2010 12:12:00

Oh well he has made his bed let him lie in it (notice what i did with the lie) ;-)
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23/01/2010 12:55:00

I wouldn't be too unhappy if we swapped goalkeepers. Don't get me wrong, I like Jensen. I just don't feel that he is premiership quality.
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23/01/2010 12:56:00

Trouble at mill
Grimsby Claret
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23/01/2010 13:38:00

Interesting one - Two goalkeeper coaches cannot work in the long run.
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24/01/2010 08:47:00

Agree with that Dale. Jaaskelainen has always struck be as being a bit on the surly side but would have loved to be a fly on the wall to see how Owen Coyle dealt with this one. Might be worth looking at the warm up on Tuesday.
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24/01/2010 21:28:00

I am affraid that if i had been Owen Coyle i would have said Ime the manager now and my Goalkeeping coach is top class take it or leave it. lets hope he has a Mare of a game on tue because he has two different coachas and The Clarets pu 6 past him
Albmaleaf claret
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24/01/2010 22:17:00

Loving it, another chapter in the demise of Coyle. Hopefully after Tuesday the fans will already be calling for him to be fired!!!
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25/01/2010 09:46:00

ahh diddums oc!!!!! life aint allways as easy as it was at the turf is it!!!
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25/01/2010 18:35:00


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