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Tim Ream is named Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association Player of the Year
   April 30, 2014 (6:19 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

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The Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association held a end-of-the-year social event on Tuesday and Tim Ream was named Player of the Year by the BWSA.

“It’s nice obviously to be recognized by the club’s official supporters association,” Ream said after collecting the award.

“It’s a great feeling knowing that they feel I’ve done a good job this season over the 40 or so games that I’ve played.

“I’m not here to strive for individual glory. It’s very humbling, but at the end of the day it’s a squad game and all of the boys on the roster do a job for the team.”

Ream has started in 41 league games for the Trotters this season (20 at left back, 17 at center back and four at midfielder) while recording four assists.  Ream’s 41 starts and 3,587 minutes played are both the second most on the team this season, while his four assists are the fourth most on Bolton’s roster and tied for the fifth most in the Championship among defenders.

Plus, and likely the most important deciding factor, he has worn a pretty awesome Lone Ranger mask for the last few months.

 
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5 Responses to “Tim Ream is named Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association Player of the Year”

  1. Tim H. says:

    I would like to see him called into camp. With so few natural left backs, along with the versatility he provides, I hope he at least gets a shot for making the cut for Brazil.

  2. Rey says:

    He had a great year and good or him on continuing his devlopment. However from a national team stand point he has not been called up in years(I think) and he essentially brings the same versatility to the table that Geoff does, and I don’t think anyone will argue that Ream is better then Cameron. So for me it is a big maybe that he gets called in for the 30 man and barring injury will not be going to Brazil. WE HAVE SO MUCH DEPTH NOW!!!(full backs excluded)

  3. Chris says:

    I believe he was called in for the Ukraine friendly but left for personal reasons.

  4. Tim H. says:

    Rey, your comparison to Geoff, while apt given each are versatile, is still a bit off target. Cameron is not suited for leftback, so I’m not advocating that Ream take his spot. The issue is the lack of depth at fullback in general. Lets look at the likely candidates for Brazil at the fullback position. We have Cameron, who despite many believing he may be a better CB or defensive midfielder, plays almost exclusively at RB for his club. We have Evans, who is slowly rehabilitating an injury and isn’t a natural fullback. We have Chandler who is coming off of an injury and isn’t the best defensive fullback, even if he may provide a spark offensively. He has played some leftback for the USMNT however. Then there’s Beasley, who has played admirably at LB for us as of late and even beginning to see some time there for his club, but is also suffering from a recent injury. Then there is Parkhurst, whom I believe will be Ream’s real competition. Both are versatile. While Parkhurst had played extremely well for us in the Gold Cup and for Columbus, Ream was essentially the MVP for Bolton, who plays in England’s second league, which is still arguably one of the better ones in all of Europe, if not the world. It’s a tough decision for Jurgen. But I’d hate to see us ignore Ream, just because he hasn’t suited up for the USMNT in some time, especially given the lack of quality fullbacks.

  5. Trent Hill says:

    Um, you left out Fabian Johnson–who likely starts at LB for us in Brazil.

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