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Tim Ream picks up the “double”
   May 2, 2014 (7:39 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Fresh off his Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association Player of the Year honors earlier this week, Tim Ream was named the club’s official Player of the Year on Thursday.

“It’s a really cool feeling to be recognized again by the club’s supporters,” Ream told “As I said before, it’s nice and humbling knowing that people think you’ve done a good job, but at the end of the day it’s about the squad.

“Personally, the past two years have definitely been a real eye opener. When I was involved last season I was a little unnerved purely by how different the style was to the other leagues I’ve played in.

“There are so many demands in this league and to begin with I probably wasn’t prepared for that, but it definitely gave me motivation coming into this season.

“I feel settled off the field, and that’s also a big factor whether people believe it or not. I feel happy and am working in a structure and programme that really helps us, as players.”

Ream is the second American in the last four seasons to win this award at Bolton after Stuart Holden earned the honors in 2010-11 (that seems so long ago).

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6 Responses to “Tim Ream picks up the “double””

  1. Justin says:

    Honestly, I haven’t been watching Bolton, but I’d rather have a strong leader back there than Omar Gonzales. Just saying. Is he on the plane?

  2. Gregory says:

    Lots of fans are hesitant to jump on Ream’s bandwagon because we all saw ClarenceGoodson out play him a couple years ago.

  3. William says:

    He has grown a lot in the past two years as a player. Can’t say the other two mentioned have seen the same kind of improvement. And I like both CG and Gonzo

  4. Tim H. says:

    First, it’s no shame if Clarence Goodson out plays you. CG gets a lot of hate, but he is our best CB. Every time he has donned the USMNT jersey, he has performed admirably. More so than mistake prone Gonzo. In fact, other than Goodson and Besler, there are no other safe options for Brazil to play CB. Heck, even Brooks has arguably played better as of late, possibly becoming more deserving of Gonzo’s spot.

    As William said, Ream has grown. It’s time to give him a chance. Additionally, I’d rather see him contribute at LB for the USMNT. He has played that position for often for his club than CB. Fact is, given our dearth of leftbacks, he may provide a solid option that is also versatile, more so than Parkhurst.

  5. Dirk says:

    He should be in camp. The Championship is a TOUGH slog. 46 regular fixtures. Then FA and League Cup obligations. And then a club like Wigan had Europa League to contend with as well. Ream has proven to be something that a lot of fellow Americans at that level have failed at. He is DURABLE. And he is versatile. He has good speed too.

    Think about it. Spector, Lichaj, Whitbread, and Daniel Williams have all struggled with injuries that have slowed them here and there. Will Packwood.

    Look at Tim Chandler. Fabian Williams has missed time this year in the Bundesliga.

    Cameron, Gonzo, Besler, Beasley, Fabian, are locks. Goodson will most likely be there as main CB backup, unless he wins the job from Gonzo, but JK has been reluctant to let that happen. Cameron can also back up at CB. So can Parkhurt if he goes. I think he will. That’s 7.

    Which leaves Brad Evans – out of position, lacks speed, great attitude, but he is not a RB. PERIOD.

    Tim Chandler (longshot) injury prone, been a poor fit, doesn’t play in heat very well.

    the Mexican League guys like

    Edgar Castillo (please no) Can’t defend.

    and Michael Orozco (serviceable, but very avg)

    Oguchi Onyewu – A veteran, but slow and not the player he once was.

    Carlos Bocanegra – Remember Ghana? I do. Time to move on.

    John Brooks – Young, talented, but in over his head so far. Looks lost at times, can’t have that. See in 2018.

    Deandre Yedlin – Lots of talent. Love his speed. Questionable defending. A wild card of a pick. Not sure JK ants to gamble here.

    and TIM REAM – steady, can play LB, CB and CDM. Been through a tough season in 2nd division England. Which is overall (depth wise) better than MLS. Get Ream in camp. He may be our ONLY player who regularly plays LB for his club (tho he splits time). Beasley? Nope. F Johnson? Nope.

    Jumping on the Ream bandwagon. Since Eric Lichaj is injured I’d like Ream to grab the spot I wanted Lichaj to have. …… Until he lets me down. 😉

  6. Tim H. says:

    Dirk, Jurgen has been slow to include Goodson over Gonzo, other than the Gold Cup. Shouldn’t be the case though. Gonzo is a liability out there. Too many mistakes. He has had some great games which he shows his potential. But the he has matches where he looks like the weak link.

    As for Chandler, he is coming back from injury. But he looked great for his club beforehand. So much so, other German clubs are taking notice. Plus, he brings something our other options at rightback, outside of Yedlin, don’t provide: offense and pace.

    Finally, I hope we see Fabian as our left winger. We don’t have many options at winger. Especially those with the speed of Fabian. Julian Green is too green, no pun intended. And Brek Shea has not received the playing time to deserve a spot on the roster. Plus, Fabian was superb last year during qualifying playing the position. I think he plays as the left winger, with also being a back-up option for the backline.

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