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BCC Cars congratulates Bolton legend Sam Allardyce as he is confirmed England Manager

Date Published: 26-07-2016

BCC Cars would like to congratulate Bolton legend Sam Allardyce as he is confirmed as the new England manager. After being signed by Bolton Wanderers from Dudley Town in 1969, Big Sam spent nine years at the club helping the team to achieve a promotion to first division in the 1977-1978 season. In 1978 BCC Cars sponsored Bolton Wanders and supplied each player with a brand new lada. During this time, we sold more ladas than we currently sell Citroen vehicles.

Mike Holt, BCC Cars Chairman said “We were really proud to sponsor Bolton Wanderers in 1978 and did everything we could to support the team. Ian Grieves once asked me to pick Frank Worthington up 10 minutes before kick-off, so he could collect his new Lada 1200 from the front car park after the game. Every time I drive up Bolton Road now, I always think about all the neighbours that were stood on the street supporting him as I pulled up to pick him up.”

We wish Sam Allardyce well as England manager and look forward to the opening World Cup 2018 qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday 4th September 2016.

 

Bolton Wanderers Squad 1978-1979

Goal Keeper Defender Midfielder Forward             Manager
Seamus McDonagh Sam Allardyce Neil McNab Michael Carter Ian Greaves
Terry Poole David Burke Tadeusz Nowak Alan Gowling  
  Tony Dunne Peter Reid Roy Greaves  
  Michael Graham Brian Smith Garry Jones  
  Paul Jones Christopher Thompson Neil Whatmore  
  Peter Nicholson      
  Mike Walsh      

 

Bolton Wanderers Lada's

Bolton Wanderers Lada's