MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 1 v Nottingham Forest 1

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5:57pm

And that concludes the presser folks, we hope you enjoyed this unique coverage.

5:53pm

BD - "The only thing we are lacking at the moment is that clinical finishing"

5:53pm

BD - "Me and the Chairman sat down at the begining of the season that the plan was to stay in the mix until January and then bring in some firepower"

5:51pm

BD - "To concede a goal from a set-play is very disappointing"

5:50pm

BD - "In the end a point is a point away from home"

5:49pm

BD - "Frantic game off football that could have gone either way"

5:48pm

Billy Davies is now on his way to the presser...

5:45pm

DF - "We had Forest rattled at the end. That was due to our commitment to play good football and put them under pressure"

5:44pm

DF - "I was disappointed for both sets of fans about the amount of time-wasting that took place and feel it needs to be stamped on, but overall I thought the referee had a good game" 

5:43pm

DF - "It looks like a little tweak in the back of his hamstring but we will have a closer look at it on Monday" - regarding Beckford injury

5:41pm

DF - "I am delighted for the response of the players after the setback in the first-half"

"I thought we created enough opportunities in the first-half to have a couple of goals lead"

 

 

5:38pm

Dougie Freedman is first up

5:28pm

The managers should be here any minute now...

5:04pm

Going to have some live updates from inside the post-match press conference - stay tuned!

4:59pm

The referee brings the game to an end.  The final score is Bolton Wanderers one, Nottingham Forest one.

4:58pm

Moritz is caught offside latching onto the end of Mills' long pass

4:57pm

Knight with a last-ditch tackle as Forest broke three-on-one

4:57pm

Henderson is booked for a high challenge on Spearing - he is very fortunate that was only a yellow!

4:55pm

The corner comes to nothing and the visitors waste more time by changing throw-in takers

4:55pm

Paterson dances around a number of Bolton defenders and tried to sneak his shot in at the near post but Lonergan got down low to tip it behind for a corner

4:54pm

Baptiste crosses and Lascelles goes down under pressure from Ngog, a foul is given

4:53pm

Lonergan's long punt puts Forest right on the back foot and Wanderers have an attacking throw-in down the right

4:52pm

There will be a minimum of six minutes added time

4:51pm

Mills drives a fierce shot at the near post but Darlow gets down low to tip it around the post

4:50pm

The atmosphere has crancked up a notch as we approach injury time 

4:50pm

Moritz's cross from the right goes behind for a goalkick

4:49pm

Knight heads the inswinger clear and Bolton break through Danns who goes down at the edge of the Forest penalty area but the referee says no foul!

4:49pm

Davies brings down Cox, Reid stands over the free-kick...

4:48pm

Reid forces Lonergan into a sprawling save across his goal to keep the attacker out but the linesman has his flag up for offside

4:47pm

Cox diverts Lansbury's shot onto the post from six yards!

4:45pm

Moritz receives a massive round of applause for fetching the ball and placing it on Darlow's six-yard box for the goalkick to be taken quickly

4:44pm

Moritz sends a shot over the crossbar after Davies scampered around on the floor to scrape the ball back to the Brazilian

4:43pm

But it's Bolton who look the most threatening with Danns, Moritz and Davies pulling the strings

4:42pm

Real end-to-end stuff here, before sides gunning for maximum points

4:42pm

Ream thunders a shot over the crossbar

4:41pm

And straight up the other end Moritz jinks between two defenders and has hte ball nicked as he was about to pull the trigger

4:41pm

The referee awards Forest a dubious free-kick 25-yards out but Bolton clear at the third attempt

4:39pm

Lee's cross is too much for Davies and runs out for a goalkick

4:39pm

Attacking change their from Forest - they now have three strikers on the pitch!

4:39pm

Reid is cautioned for bringing down Davies as Bolton attempted to launch a counter-attack

4:38pm

Sub for the visiors: Henderson is on for Jara

4:37pm

Superb delivery from Motitz and Mills glanced the header into the far corner giving the goalkeeper no chance!

4:37pm

Mills scores for Bolton!

4:36pm

Bolton have another free-kick wide left of the goal, Moritz is over it this time....

4:36pm

Darlow didn't have to move an inch to catch Spearing's free-kick - poor deliveries all game from the skipper

4:35pm

Ngog is fouled by Lascelles wide left of the penalty area, Spearing to deliver....

4:34pm

Halford is booked for a late tackle on Mills

4:33pm

Moritz, Lee and Davies all try and find space for a shot but when the ball finds its way to Ngog he digs one out but it is an easy save for Darlow

4:32pm

Moritz's corner lands straight in the hands of Darlow

4:32pm

The ball works its way to Baptiste on the right and his cross is blocked behind for a corner

4:31pm

Spearing's cross evades the only man in the box - Ngog - and goes out for a goalkick

4:29pm

It takes a big tackle from Spearing to break up some fluent Forest play

4:28pm

Jara has now took up the part of the pantomime villain - boo'ed on every touch

4:26pm

Jara goes down very easily under pressure from Moritz much to the anger of the Wanderers fans

4:25pm

Ngog is cautioned for handball after challenging the 'keeper and knocking it over him with his arm

4:24pm

Halford is now up and walks off the pitch, before re-entering when play resumes

4:23pm

Boo's from the Wanderers fans as they think the opponents are time wasting

4:23pm

Halford is now down and Longergan is forced to throw the ball out so that he can receive treatment

4:22pm

Ream slices his cross and it flies straight behind for a goalkick

4:20pm

Hobbs can no longer continue and is being replaced by Collins

4:20pm

Hobbs is now down receiving treatment

4:19pm

Ngog chases Baptiste's ball over the top and forces Hobbs to put the ball out for a throw-in

4:18pm

Moritz puts his foot through the ball from distance but it is never troubling the goalkeeper

4:17pm

Reid's corner lands at the feet of Lacelles but he prods his shot wide of the post

4:17pm

Lee heads Reid's free-kick behind for a corner

4:15pm

Mills is cautioned for bringing down Paterson after the attacker knocked the ball through his legs

4:14pm

17,046 is todays official attendance

4:14pm

Lansbury started the 'dummy' run and back-healed the free-kick to Reid, who then attempted  to pass back to Lansbury but the ex-Arsenal man halted his run and the ball ran behind

4:12pm

What a mix-up that was - a training routine gone completely wrong as the ball trickles behind for a goalkick

4:12pm

Mills fouls Halford 25-yards out from goal, Reid and Lansbury are standing over it....

4:11pm

Spearing's corner lands straight in the hands of Darlow

4:11pm

Hobbs heads Chungy's cross behind for a corner

4:10pm

Cox with his first involvment of the game executes a through ball for Paterson to run on to and he lifts the ball over the outrushing Lonergan to give his side the lead

4:09pm

Paterson scores for Forest

4:08pm

Halford heads wide from Reid's cross under pressure from Mills

4:07pm

Bolton get the second-half underway

4:06pm

Half-time sub for Forest; Cox replaces Abdoun

3:50pm

The referee brings the first-half to an end, all square here at the Reebok

3:49pm

Ream's cross form the elft is met by the leaping Ngog at the back-post but Darlow is there again to keep the game level

3:48pm

Bolton kept the ball well and Chungy took it upon himself to test Darlow but the goalkeeper was equal to the effort 

3:47pm

There will be a minimum of three minutes added 

3:44pm

Paterson is caught offside from Abdoun's pass

3:44pm

The game has gone rather quiet as we approach half-time

3:43pm

Halford beats Spearing then gives the ball the Paterson who overhits his cross from the right and Bolton have a goalkick

3:39pm

Baptiste wins the ball back, plays a one-two with Davies and shoots wide from 25-yards

3:37pm

Lansbury goes into the book for a late sliding tackle from behind of Spearing

3:36pm

Halford heads Abdoun's cross from the left over the crossbar

3:35pm

Massive shouts for a penalty by the Bolton fans as Harding appeared to bring the ball down with his arm but the referee says no!

3:33pm

Moritz's corner is headed out as far as Danns who strikes it on the volley but it lands the wrong side of the upright

3:33pm

Lee releases Baptiste down the right, his low cross finds Ngog in the box who spins and shoots but shot is deflected onto roof of the net

3:31pm

Moritz is replaces the injured Beckford

3:31pm

Looks like Beckford picked up a knock in that build-up play and may have to come off

3:30pm

Smooth move from the Whies as the break with Beckford and his back-heal fell to Davies who poked the ball onto the overlapping Lee but he could only find the side netting

3:29pm

Speraring gifts the ball to Halford inside the Bolton area but fortunately for him Knight was on hand to clear the danger

3:27pm

Danns tease's three Forest defenders in the box and hits the deck but the referee waves away his half-hearted protests

3:26pm

Knight is flattened by Halford jumping for the ball, but after a short break he is back on his feet with no physio required

3:24pm

The ball falls to Ngog in the box but with a number of bodies in  his way he could only direct in down to the 'keepers left and Darlow anticipated and made the save

3:23pm

Lonergan claims a Paterson cross and launches Bolton on the attack down the left

3:21pm

Spearing's corner is aimed at Danns but in the end the defenders deal with it and clear their lines

3:20pm

Ngog pressures Hobbs to put the ball behind for a corner down the right

3:19pm

Abdoun drags an effort wide of the near post from distance

3:18pm

Knight's free-kick is lumped into the box and easily cleared

3:17pm

Davies wins a free-kick 10-yards into the opposition half as he tries to wriggle away from a number of challenges 

3:16pm

Abdoun is caught offside chasing a long ball over the top

3:16pm

What a save by Lonergan! At full stretch he managed to claw Lascelles' header off the line from a Peterson cross

3:14pm

Baptiste concedes a corner 

3:14pm

Spearings free-kick is floated straight into th arms of the goalkeeper

3:14pm

Beckford does superbly to bring down Danns' dinked ball and shrugged off a defender before drawing a foul 30-yards out

3:12pm

Reid slides in Halford and Longergan gets down low to save at the feet of the attacker

3:10pm

Looks like Bolton have lined up in a 4-1-3-2 formation, Spearing holding with Lee - Davies - Danns completing the three

3:09pm

Ngog tries to find Beckford with a cross from the right but Darlow is off his line quickly to collect

3:09pm

Spearing's corner is too high for Mills and the visitors clear

3:09pm

Spearing has his shot deflected and it loops out for a corner

3:08pm

Baptiste is tackled by Abdoun as he broke down the right and approached the penalty area

3:07pm

Davies stings the palms of Darlow with a strike from outside the box and Danns skies the rebound

3:05pm

Paterson cuts in from the right and tees up Reid at the edge of the box but his low drive lands wide

3:04pm

Danns is out-numbered and loses the ball in the middle of the park, Forest spread the ball to the left and Paterson runs straight out of play for a throw-in

3:03pm

Knight is fouled by Halford and wins a defensive free-kick

3:02pm

Forest get the first-half underway

2:58pm

The teams are heading out of the tunnel, kick-off is only moments away!

2:39pm

The referee for todays game is Michael Naylor from South Yorkshire and he most recently officiated the Wanderers in their penultinate game of last season when they travelled to Cardiff

2:26pm

It is starting to look like Forest could have a strong following today with the whole of the gradually filling

2:20pm

No Moritz could mean a little more freedom for Mark Davies, who will be making his third start of the season

2:17pm

And Tom Eaves starts for Shrewsbury away to MK Dons

2:16pm

On the loan front, Keith Andrews has a starting spot for Brighton as they host Birmingham

2:14pm

Looks like 4-4-2 again for Freedman's men after its success last time out

2:10pm

One change for the visitors after their five goal drubbing of West Ham in the FA Cup last week, Harding coming in for the injured Lichaj

2:09pm

2:06pm

NFFC Subs: De Vries, Collins, Vaughan, Mackie, Henderson, Derbyshire, Cox

2:06pm

NFFC Starting XI: Darlow, Jara, Lascelles, Hobbs, Harding, Moussi, Lansbury, Paterson, Reid(C), Abdoun, Halford

2:06pm

BWFC subs: Lee-Barrett, Moritz, Medo, Pratley, White, Eagles, Bolger

2:05pm

Three changes since last time out against Blackpool, with Spearing, M. Davies and Lee in, Medo, Eagles and Moritz drop to the bench

2:04pm

BWFC starting XI: Lonergan, Baptiste, Mills, Knight, Ream, Spearing, Danns, M Davies, Lee, Ngog, Beckford

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1:39pm

Here are a few of the fans' thoughts...

1:39pm

Prediction time - I'm going for 1-1. There are few more pessimistic people around the press box, I don't mind telling you.

1:37pm

Both DF and Zat Knight make note of the fact Wednesay marks the third anniversary of the great Nat Lofthouse's passing.

DF: Here's hoping we can tee up a hugely significant week in our club's history with a good performance and a victory this afternoon.

ZK: I am sure Nat is looking down on Bolton Wanderers Football Club and as the Bolton captain I would like to send our prayers to Nat, his family and friends. As a club we need to stay together.

1:35pm

Teams are around half an hour away from being announced - but a here's few notes from the matchday programme tp keep us going.

1:34pm

Good afternoon folks - nice bright afternoon here at the Reebok. Welcome back to Matchday Live.

6:21pm

We'll be back at around 1.30pm tomorrow with all the pre-match build up. Tweet @MarcIles with any pre-match questions or predictions.

The Matchday Live kick-by-kick text commentary service will begin at 3pm.

6:16pm

HEAD TO HEADS

First Division
Wanderers 4 Nottingham Forest 2
2/1/1923

No player has scored more goals against Nottingham Forest than the legendary pre-war striker Joe Smith – but two thirds of his total of six strikes arrived in one solitary game back in 1923.
Smith was the Dudley-born striker who had hit double figures for Wanderers in nine consecutive seasons to this point – including two massive hauls of 36 and 38 goals in 1914/15 and 1920/21.
A few months later Smith would become the first captain to lift the FA Cup at Wembley as Wanderers beat West Ham United in the famous White Horse Final.

 

First Division
Forest 0 Wanderers 2
17/3/2001

Wanderers found incredible form on the road under Sam Allardyce in the 2000/01 season, winning a club record 14 games.
Dean Holdsworth put the Whites on their way to one of the most important ones at the City Ground, with his 200th career goal.
Gareth Farrelly scored the second – and the Irishman would not score again for the Whites until he opened the scoring against Preston North End at Millennium Stadium a few months later as a place in the Premier League was secured once again.

 

FA Cup Third Round
Forest 3 Wanderers 3
3/1/1981

They gave away a division in status and a huge gulf in class on paper – but Wanderers walked away from this third round FA Cup tie with their heads held high.
Brian Clough’s side were reigning European Champions but had been dumped out at the first round of the 1980/81 competition by Bulgarian minnows CSKA Sofia. They were sitting fifth in the Division One table as they welcomed Wanderers, then 16th in Division Two.
David Hoggan’s double showed Forest the Whites meant business but after Forest battled back to lead 3-2, Neil Whatmore scored to earn a replay.
Forest won by a solitary goal at Burnden Park en route to a quarter final exit against Ipswich Town.

6:15pm

FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS

John McGovern
Forest - 1975-1982
Wanderers - 1982-1984

McGovern was captain of Brian Clough’s legendary Forest side who won the European Cup on two occasions.
The Scot spent seven years at The City Ground, where he also won the First Division title and two League Cups.
In 1982 McGovern left the City Ground to become player-manager at Division Two Wanderers but struggled to make the transition to the lower leagues, and a cash-strapped environment.
Wanderers were relegated to Division Three before he was sacked 16 games into the 1983/84 campaign.

Chris Fairclough
Forest - 1981-1987
Wanderers - 1995-1998

Fairclough began his football career with his home-town club, Nottingham Forest and it was during this spell where the centre back picked up all seven of his England Under-21 caps.
Fairclough also won a league title winner’s medal with Leeds United before moving to Burnden Park in 1995.
During his time with Wanderers the reliable defender was involved in two relegations and one promotion between Division One and the Premier League in three seasons.

Dougie Freedman
Forest - 1998-2000
Wanderers - 2012-present

The current Wanderers boss took over from Owen Coyle in October 2012 and this weekend’s match will be his 66th in charge of the club.
As a player he signed for Forest in a £950,000 deal on their return to the Premier League under Dave Bassett and scored nine goals as they came straight back down again. He managed 83 appearances and 23 goals in total for the club, leaving for Crystal Palace after an unhappy spell under David Platt in Division One.
The current Wanderers boss signed for Forest on their return to the Premier League in 1998. The former striker managed nine league goals in the top flight and could only repeat that figure upon the club’s return to Division One a year later.

6:15pm

ONE TO WATCH

Andy Reid

 

The Bolton News:

Andy Reid, pictured right, after scoring the first goal against Wanderers earlier this season.

 

Capable of the sublime, the Irishman has scored in each of his last three starts against Wanderers and continues to make Forest tick.
He leads the club’s scoring charts with eight goals in all competitions but also has 10 assists to his name.

6:11pm

WANDERERS TEAM NEWS

Dougie Freedman has no new injury problems but welcomes midfielder Mark Davies back after the illness that kept him out of last week's FA Cup win over Blackpool.

Craig Davies and David Wheater remain out of contention as they come back to full fitness after injury.

Stuart Holden, Marc Tierney, Adam Bogan and Joe Riley are long-term absentees.

6:09pm

NOTTINGHAM FOREST TEAM NEWS

Nathaniel Chalobah is back in contention for Nottingham Forest, who denied the midfielder was cup-tied for the 5-0 victory over West Ham last weekend but left him out of the squad completely. Guy Moussi is likely to give way.

Djamel Abdoun will rival Jamie Patterson – who scored a hat-trick against the Hammers - for a place on the left wing.

Long-term absentees include Kelvin Wilson, who is out until February with a back problem, Danny Collins (ankle), Chris Cohen and Dexter Blackstock (both knee)

 

Likely line-up (4-2-3-1): Darlow; Lichaj, Lascelles, Hobbs, Jara; Lansbury, Vaughan; Mackie, Reid, Patterson; Halford.

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1:26pm Sat 11 Jan 14

J J J J says...

I think if David N'gog goes we should recall sordell and go two up top because sordell and beckford would be deadly. Maybe try and trade N'gog for Dawson? Possible swap deal. If the club are already in trouble with the FFP why not use this window to buy players DF wants now because if we get hit with a transfer embargo he wont be able to recruit then... any deal possible?
I think if David N'gog goes we should recall sordell and go two up top because sordell and beckford would be deadly. Maybe try and trade N'gog for Dawson? Possible swap deal. If the club are already in trouble with the FFP why not use this window to buy players DF wants now because if we get hit with a transfer embargo he wont be able to recruit then... any deal possible? J J J J
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2:07pm Sat 11 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Lookslike it´s two up front with Ngog and Beckford. I rather have Moritz than Lee playing today. COYWM!
Lookslike it´s two up front with Ngog and Beckford. I rather have Moritz than Lee playing today. COYWM! CeBe from Sweden
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2:44pm Sat 11 Jan 14

J J J J says...

I think if David N'gog goes we should recall sordell and go two up top because sordell and beckford would be deadly. Maybe try and trade N'gog for Dawson? Possible swap deal. If the club are already in trouble with the FFP why not use this window to buy players DF wants now because if we get hit with a transfer embargo he wont be able to recruit then... any deal possible
I think if David N'gog goes we should recall sordell and go two up top because sordell and beckford would be deadly. Maybe try and trade N'gog for Dawson? Possible swap deal. If the club are already in trouble with the FFP why not use this window to buy players DF wants now because if we get hit with a transfer embargo he wont be able to recruit then... any deal possible J J J J
  • Score: 0

2:46pm Sat 11 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Could it be 4-1-3-2? with spearing sitting deep? intrigued to see if both beckford and N'gog can replicate their cup display...?
Could it be 4-1-3-2? with spearing sitting deep? intrigued to see if both beckford and N'gog can replicate their cup display...? J J J J
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6:57pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

I have to say something about the stewards evicting the lads from the North Stand Concourse at half time for singing. What the hell were they doing to lads that were not drunk, just enjoying a good sing song supporting the whites while they wait to go back into the stands.

BWFC want to encourage support and a good atmosphere and the stewards go and kick some guys out for supporting their team. They obviously were NOT drunk, just enjoying themselves. And well done to the supporters who backed them up with a good chant of "White Army".

Those stewards should be ashamed of themselves, they made more people angry at their actions than the entertaining singing of those supporters. It could have kicked off if the supporters in the North Stand Concourse had not been in quite so much of a good mood.

Stupid.

Having said that the match was held up by the time wasting of a boring Nottingham Forest team. BWFC had NFCF all the way today.

Well done to the fans for making the second half like the Reebok of old. It is great to hear the supporters backing the team, it is great when the Reebok has that kind of intimidating atmosphere. Kudos to you all - except those Stewards... very silly and bang out of order.
I have to say something about the stewards evicting the lads from the North Stand Concourse at half time for singing. What the hell were they doing to lads that were not drunk, just enjoying a good sing song supporting the whites while they wait to go back into the stands. BWFC want to encourage support and a good atmosphere and the stewards go and kick some guys out for supporting their team. They obviously were NOT drunk, just enjoying themselves. And well done to the supporters who backed them up with a good chant of "White Army". Those stewards should be ashamed of themselves, they made more people angry at their actions than the entertaining singing of those supporters. It could have kicked off if the supporters in the North Stand Concourse had not been in quite so much of a good mood. Stupid. Having said that the match was held up by the time wasting of a boring Nottingham Forest team. BWFC had NFCF all the way today. Well done to the fans for making the second half like the Reebok of old. It is great to hear the supporters backing the team, it is great when the Reebok has that kind of intimidating atmosphere. Kudos to you all - except those Stewards... very silly and bang out of order. Beyond News Forum
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