LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Reading 7 Bolton Wanderers 1

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Summary

  • Wanderers team to face Reading: Lonergan, Baptiste, Knight, Mills, Ream, Spearing, Pratley, M Davies, Danns, Lee, Ngog

4:54pm

Spearing has gone to throw his shirt into the crowd. A few players came over to acknoledge the fans, who were superb throughout.

4:53pm

I'll have a match report up soon. That'll make cheery reading.

But speaking about cheery Reading - they were superb today.

4:52pm

That's that. 7-1. Dreadful. Just utterly dire.

4:50pm

Williams' great shot - fine save from Lonergan.

4:50pm

Four mins added time.

4:50pm

Chung-Yong (foul on McAnuff)

4:46pm

It was all Odelusi's work. He got clobbered for his efforts too.

4:45pm

GOAL Wanderers

4:42pm

I expect to see some of them in the off licence later on!

4:42pm

And the Wanderers fans are still singing...

4:41pm

This equals the club's heaviest ever defeat in the league. EVER.

4:39pm

Medo puts one just over the bar from the edge of the box. Ironic cheers. Reading fans chanting "We want 10"

4:37pm

Nick Blackman with that goal - raided into the Wanderers area., right footed shot. I give up.

4:36pm

GOAL Reading

4:35pm

Well I guess no-one needs reminding of the last time Wanderers conceded six...

4:34pm

Attendance 18,629

4:33pm

Hardly know how to sum that up. You know that feeling when you know someone is going to score? Well I've felt like that most of the game.

4:33pm

More awful defending. Akpan pounces from close range.

4:32pm

GOAL Reading

4:31pm

Danns' shot deflected over the top. Best spell of the game so far for Wanderers, as futile as that sentence sounds.

4:30pm

Odelusi on for Wanderers and he's at least upped the tempo.

4:29pm

Sorry for the delay. Was writing my match report, which thus far is just a collection of goal descriptions and synonyms for disaster.

4:25pm

Odelusi for Davies

4:23pm

Davies booked (foul on Obita)

4:21pm

Half of the Wanderers players look like they want the ground to swallow them up.

4:19pm

Substitution for Wanderers - Medo on for Pratley

4:19pm

Jesus wept. Ngog trips on the ball, McClearly crosses for Gorkss to slam home a fifth from the penalty spot.

4:18pm

GOAL Reading

4:17pm

Spearing gives away a needless corner. 

4:16pm

Reading still being driven on, but it is looking slightly more solid in midfield/defence for Wanderers since the restart.

4:13pm

They should try the stands/press box.

4:12pm

Frustration starting to show in midfield. Understandably.

4:12pm

Pratley (foul on Williams)

4:11pm

Le Fondre should have made it five, volleying over the top after Pogrebnyak had headed the ball back into the six yard box.

4:09pm

Part of my half time coversation involved what off licence we were stopping at on the way back home. Feel I might need a beer to get me through the match report.

4:06pm

Wanderers fans still singing. Take my cap off to them. At least I would if it wasn't so chilly.

4:06pm

Half a chance there for Wanderers as Pratley's cross bobbles around in the six yard box. Cleared in the end.

4:04pm

Well, maybe if it gets to six or seven.

4:04pm

Some strong language that isn't going to be repeated here.

4:04pm

I believe what I have just experienced in the press room was gallows humour.

4:03pm

Well, we're off again..

3:49pm

How to sum that up? Think I need a brew first.

3:49pm

3:49pm

Just got a text from an ex-Whites defender that reads: "At least you've only got a three hour drive home mate."

 

Yep...

3:46pm

Pratley wrestles Williams to the floor and looks like he's going in the book. Seconds later he's hugging the American and the referee allows play to continue. A rare light-hearted moment in the game.

3:44pm

Pratley chips a hopeful shot at goal. Hopeful is all it is.

3:42pm

This is an embarasment.

3:42pm

But Pogrebnyak didn't really care. Nice penalty into the bottom right hand corner.

3:41pm

Penalty was harsh. Obita got down the left and Baptiste got across to block. It may have struck his hand but it looked far too close to call it deliberate.

3:41pm

Wanderers fans heading for the exits.

3:40pm

GOAL Reading

3:40pm

Penalty to Reading. Incredible.

3:39pm

I think aside from the last half an hour against Blackburn earlier this season, this is as poor as Wanderers have been. Oh, and the first 20 mins against Ipswich.

3:38pm

What indeed...

3:38pm

Danns drags a volley wide for Wanderers - that was certainly a half chance. I'll be honest, I missed the build up answering texts from ex-Wanderers players wondering what is going wrong...

3:35pm

Anyone thinking this could have been a repeat of the play-off final at Wembley. Forget it. It ain't happening.

3:35pm

American defender didn't know whether to stick or twist after Spearing's pass into the Whites' half but McCleary didn't hang around, leaving him in a heap on the floor before squaring a pass for Le Fondre to tap into an empty net.

3:34pm

Le Fondre again, and an absolute disaster for Tim Ream.

3:33pm

GOAL Reading

3:31pm

That had been coming. Wanderers just unable to cope with Le Fondre's movement. Mills drawn out of position to try and beat Pogrebnyak in the air there but the lack of cover was terrible.

3:29pm

Flick by Pogrebnyak ahead of Mills sends Le Fondre in on goal. He produces a great finish past Lonergan.

3:27pm

GOAL Reading

3:27pm

Very little sticking in the Reading half for the Whites either. Ngog has had one good chance but hasn't been able to hold on to the ball for long.

3:25pm

It's the pace of McAnuff and McCleary down the wings doing the damage for Reading at the moment. Neither of Wanderers' full backs look comfortable.

 

3:23pm

Home side really turning the screw for a second goal.

3:18pm

Reading really have the momentum. Could easily grab a second goal playing like this.

3:18pm

Wanderers all over the place at the back. Danns looked to have cleared the danger but then tripped over the ball. McAnuff's cross was well saved by Lonergan in the end.

3:15pm

Great save by McCarthy. Mills' clearance found its way through to Ngog but he couldn't beat the keeper with his shot.

3:14pm

Akpan nearly makes it worse - blasting just wide after a quick Reading break.

3:13pm

Le Fondre smashes home from close range after Ream's mistake on the left allowed McClearly to scamper into the penalty box and play a pass.

3:12pm

GOAL Reading

3:09pm

Le Fondre has first chance for Royals, hooking a cross from Gunter wide.

3:08pm

Game hasn't settled much. Pratley definitely playing a more forward role.

3:06pm

Early chance as Pratley sends Ngog down the right. He cuts in and shot is deflected off Gorkss to safety.

3:02pm

"There's only one Matt Mills" retort the Wanderers fans.

3:02pm

Boos early on for Mills. 

3:02pm

2:58pm

Wanderers playing in their orange kit. 

2:57pm

Pitch isn't exactly in top notch. Rugby also played here and you can tell by some of the bare patches on the surface.

2:53pm

If there are replays available, I might just move in.

2:53pm

Liking the Madejski Stadium so far. In fact I'm even starting to get to grips with the spelling.

2:50pm

Few boos when Matt Mills' name was read out, but nothing serious.

2:50pm

I think he does the shipping forecast as well.

2:49pm

Sounds like the teams being read out by a mechanical announcer.

 

2:46pm

The Bolton News:

 

Reading press box is pretty high up. Oxygen masks at the ready!

2:37pm

Local journos have been very welcoming as well - they tell me that Reading's main problem has been scoring goals, and that when sides get ahead (particularly here at home) they struggle. Looks like first goal wins then?

2:32pm

I won't get into who was to blame for the lack of breakfast. Jack Dearden. But one local reporter insisted there was a supermarket next to the ground with a cafe. Jack Dearden. But I refuse to name him.

2:31pm

First class reception from Reading today. Bacon butty was marvellous pre-match, and made up for the lack of a breakfast stop on the way down.

2:31pm

Right, now up and running in the press box. Quite chilly up here - and some vantage point. Even higher up than the Reebok.

2:23pm

Reading's side today: McCarthy; Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss, Obita; McLeary, Akpan, Williams, McAnuff; Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre.

Subs: Federici, Kelly, Drenthe, Blackman, Cummings, Taylor, Hector

2:22pm

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2:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says

Lee is obvious a key player for DF, I wonder why? The guy has not enough Power in his legs to fire thru a paper bag. Talk about rubber legs, even a out of form Craig Davies is a bigger threat forward than Lee.

2:16pm

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2:07pm

No indication of an injury to Moritz in the build-up to the game. Will ask later about that one.

2:07pm

That's one change for Wanderers - Pratley in for the injured Beckford.

Craig Davies and Sanmi Odelusi on the bench.

2:06pm

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2:05pm

BWFC subs: Bogdan, White, Medo, Hall, Eagles, Odelusi, C Davies

2:02pm

Wanderers team to face Reading: Lonergan, Baptiste, Knight, Mills, Ream, Spearing, Pratley, M Davies, Danns, Lee, Ngog

2:01pm

Sounds quite familiar!

2:00pm

Just been told that Reading created 15 chances last week at Watford, but the one that went on target won them the game.

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1:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says

I'd go 4-1-3-2 with Lonergan, Baptiste Mills Ream Hall (left back) Medo Mavies Moritz Danns C.Davies N'gog and then if Davies gets tired make the change and go 4-2-3-1

1:52pm

Well done to David Lee's Under-18s who beat Everton today. Elliott Newby and Jamie Thomas on the scoresheet.

1:45pm

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1:38pm

So what do we think about the team today?

1:38pm

 
Speaking to Stu, he reckons he can come in and play. Absolutely no doubting his desire to make a difference this season. At the moment, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that he gets back playing again.

1:37pm

 
I've seen Joe around the first team group but I think he's still a little while away from rejoining training. Hope to see him before the end of the season.

1:29pm

 
Nope. Haven't seen him around, at least.
I'm told his injury was not a major one, so perhaps they have let him stay.
Will check, though.

1:28pm

 
There is sense in what you are saying. DF still thinks that with the right addition (a Dawson type) that the top six is still possible. While that hope exists, you are always going to want to better your squad.

1:27pm

 
Fair point. Can't see Bastos breaking the bank - and DF was talking about a few youngsters going out on loan, which might free a little cash. But it does seem very tight, I totally agree.

1:25pm

 
Yes, I thought the same. I've liked what I saw of Kellett but his non-inclusion in the article doesn't mean anything except for me being forgetful...

1:24pm

1:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

trottersfan says

I watched tennis this morning, Monfils v Nadal. Monfils kept hitting the ball into the net. Made me wish DF would sign him!!

Hope the wanderers have been PRACTISING (not training but practising) shooting and heading the ball under the bar and between the posts. Too many chances have been missed. It's no good having all the training facilities, backroom back-up, etc if you can't score goals come the match.

So lets see what today brings, with or without the tennis player, and WIN.

COYWM

1:24pm

1:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says

I saw we were linked with Stefan Popescu. What can you tell us about him? Adrian Mutu said it was a done deal he was joining but im not believing anything until he has signed.

No one at the club I have spoken to has ever heard of him. Go figure.

1:22pm

Stress that earlier news about Luxembourg winger Bastos is still at the speculation stage. Haven't had a chance to speak with anyone at this end about it but the articles over there are very sure that he is being monitored.

1:20pm

DF has confirmed there is a loan owed to us by Chelsea - but said earlier in the season that the players they were willing to allow out on loan to the Championship were not what he was looking for.

I'd guess that Bolton are holding on to it just in case they get up into the Premier League in the next couple of years.

1:18pm

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1:16pm

I will ask for an update after the game, though. 

1:15pm

There had been two enquiries from Turkey, we were told, but there has been no updates whatsoever in the last two weeks.

1:14pm

I think it's safe to say that unless there is a major turnaround, Mears will leave in the summer, but things have gone very quiet on the Ngog front.

1:14pm

BUT Eagles, Knight and Holden have certainly made their intentions clear via interviews I have done with them in the last couple of months. I'd suspect that Moritz is the same.

1:13pm

As I understand it there have been no negotiations on contracts, so Eagles, Ngog, Mears, Moritz, Holden and Knight are all free to speak with other clubs if they so wish, according to the rules.

1:12pm

1:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says

Whats the latest on the contract situation? for the players that have their contracts running out at the end of the season? Also It says that N'gog is a wanted man but who has shown an interest?

1:12pm

On to the next topic, supplied by one of our comment regulars.

1:11pm

Wanderers need to cut costs, particularly if DF is to get any players in this month. So I can see both sides of the argument. But at the moment, Mears is a Bolton players and looks like staying that way.

1:09pm

But the likelihood of him getting any games is minimal - so there is a tough decision to be made.

1:09pm

But even on Thursday night it didn't look likely to happen. I understand the player wants to try and stay at Wanderers to fight his corner.

1:08pm

When Dougie Freedman spoke about Mears in his pre-match press conference he said the move would be "heavily sponsored" by Wanderers.

1:07pm

It seems that Paul Ince also wanted John Brayford at Cardiff but as I type, I'm not sure he's managed to get a new full back ahead of their game at Barnsley.

1:07pm

Well, to recap, he has most definitely been made available for loan by Wanderers and was subject on an enquiry from Blackpool earler this week.

1:05pm

Few people asking me about the current Tyrone Mears situation.

1:04pm

Quick scan through the European statistical websites tell me he has experienced in the Europa League and has scored a couple of goals this season. Perhaps one for the future?

1:01pm

Will run the name, if I remember it, past Dougie Freedman later on.

12:59pm

The 20-year-old FC Differdange 03 is a full international for his country.

12:56pm

It's one very much from left field, but reports in Luxembourg are claiming that winger Yannick Bastos is on Wanderers' radar.

12:55pm

Now to that transfer news I promised you.

12:50pm

Tom Eaves could be seen in some eyes as an easy way to solve the striker problem, caused by Jermaine Beckford's injury. But DF said the club would not be calling him back from a loan spell at Shrewsbury.

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wanderers//10946730.Wanderers_rule_out_Eaves_recall/

12:47pm

There is a frustration among fans that younger players have not been used in the side sooner... I attempt to sum that up in my comment piece here.

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wanderers/wanderersnews/10946738.COMMENT__We___re_yet_to_see_youngsters_get_their_chance/

12:45pm

Dougie announced plans to send half a dozen young players out on loan to see what they were made of, and whether they can fit into his future plans...

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wanderers/wanderersnews/10946694.It_s_sink_or_swim_for_six_of_the_best_Bolton_Wanderers_starlets/

12:44pm

Got some transfer news in a moment but first a recap on what's been covered in the BN this morning...

12:37pm

A very good afternoon from the Madejski Stadium - a very impressive venue, but will it be a successful one for Wanderers?

5:07pm

We'll be back with all the pre-match news and information from 1pm tomorrow (Saturday). Tweet @MarcIles with any questions or predictions, or join in with the message facility below.

Live text commentary will begin at 3pm.

5:04pm

WANDERERS' ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST READING

Played – 28
Won – 13
Drawn – 5
Lost – 10
Scored – 41
Against - 33

5:03pm

The Bolton News: REF JUSTICE: Tony Philliskirk became an official after football

WANDERERS' TOP SCORER VS READING

Tony Philliskirk (5gls), pictured playing for Burnley.

4:59pm

The Bolton News: Bolton's Benik Afobe and Lee Peltier collide

 

FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS

Benik Afobe
Reading 2012
Wanderers 2012-2013


“Obi-Wan” Afobe, pictured above, was the next big thing for Wanderers when he arrived on loan from Arsenal following the club’s relegation to the Championship. But aside from a hat-trick in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere, there was little to justify the hype. His loan was cut short by Dougie Freedman soon after taking charge at the Reebok.
Afobe had also played three games on loan for Reading in the previous campaign.

Billy Butler
Wanderers 1920-1933
Reading 1933-1935


Born in Atherton, Butler was a member of the legendary Wanderers side of the 1920s. The midfielder picked up three FA Cup winners medals during his successful time spell at Burnden Park.
Wanderers’ relegation in 1933 led Butler to re-unite with his former team mate Joe Smith, who was the manager at Reading. Butler eventually became boss of Reading after Smith left the club in 1935.

Grzegorz Rasiak
Wanderers 2008
Reading 2009-2010


Hardly helped by the fact he arrived to plug the gap left by Chelsea-bound Nicolas Anelka, experienced Polish international Rasiak never won over the Wanderers fans, failing to hit the target in two starts and five sub appearances.
He moved on to Reading but again failed to find regular first team football under Brian McDermott and was sold on to Cypriot side AEL Limasol after one season.

4:57pm

MEMORABLE MATCHES

30/10/1996
Division One
Wanderers 2 Reading 1


The goalscorers were not the memorable part of this home victory over the Royals – it was more the goalkeeper.
After Keith Branagan’s sending off 25 minutes from time, strike legend John McGinlay donned the baggy keeper’s shirt to make sure his earlier goal proved decisive.
Scott Sellars had opened the scoring but a second-half consolation from Jimmy Lambert couldn’t prevent Colin Todd’s Whites from going four points clear at the top.
I've got four goalkeepers on my books now, and I'm not sure where McGinlay comes in the order,” joked Todd after the game.

25/8/2007
Premier League
Wanderers 3 Reading 0


This was as good as it got for Sammy Lee – who chalked up his only Premier League win in his short spell in charge of Wanderers against the Royals.
El-Hadji Diouf was in irrepressible form, making the first goal for Gary Speed to head home and then creating another for Nicolas Anelka to take round Marcus Hahnemann and slot into the empty net.
The last goal went to one of the much-maligned signings of the Lee era, Norwegian international Daniel Braaten, who headed home a cross from Anelka late on in the game to chalk up perhaps his only highlight in a Wanderers shirt.

10/11/1990
Division Three
Wanderers 3 Reading 1


Phil Neal’s side had only just got their season started after a dreadful early run that had seen them sink second bottom of the table.
This win against Reading was a sixth game unbeaten, and a quarter of the way through the longest unbeaten league run in the club’s history.
Between October 1990 and March 1991 the Whites avoided defeat for 23 games before falling to earth with a thump at Mansfield in a shock 4-0 defeat.
Steve Thompson scored twice at Burnden Park, once from the spot, with David Reeves adding a third.

4:56pm

The Bolton News: Adam Le Fondre.

ONE TO WATCH - ADAM LE FONDRE

Reading have lost just twice with Le Fondre in the side this season – but the former Rochdale and Stockport County man has been far from a first team regular under Nigel Adkins.
Le Fondre voiced his disapproval of his treatment at the start of the year, alerting several Championship clubs to his availability, but strangely he has started the two games since.
With seven goals from just 12 starts, the 27-year-old is definitely a goal threat Wanderers must watch out for.

4:50pm

WANDERERS TEAM NEWS

Adam Bogdan is back fit but Andy Lonergan has been told he will retain the goalkeeper's gloves for Wanderers.

Craig Davies could also feature after missing the last two months with fitness issues. The Wales international is set to replace Jermaine Beckford, who will be out for the next three weeks.

David Wheater, Stuart Holden and Marc Tierney are also unavailable.

Likely line-up (4-1-3-2): Lonergan; Baptiste, Mills, Knight, Ream; Spearing; Danns, M Davies, Chung-Yong; C Davies, Ngog.

4:45pm

READING TEAM NEWS

Midfielder Guthrie missed last weekend's 1-0 win at Watford with a calf injury to add to manager Nigel Adkins' mounting injury worries.
Adkins is still without Wayne Bridge, Sean Morrison (both knee), Chris Baird (ankle), Hal Robson-Kanu (calf), Mikele Leigertwood (ankle), Jason Roberts (hip) and Jem Karacan (cruciate).
Striker Nick Blackman took a hefty blow at Vicarage Road but should be fit along with winger Jordan Obita, who came off with cramp.

Likely line up (4-4-2): McCarthy; Gunter, Gorkss, Pearce, Obita; McLeary, Akpan, Williams, McAnuff; Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre.

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1:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Whats the latest on the contract situation? for the players that have their contracts running out at the end of the season? Also It says that N'gog is a wanted man but who has shown an interest?
Whats the latest on the contract situation? for the players that have their contracts running out at the end of the season? Also It says that N'gog is a wanted man but who has shown an interest? J J J J
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1:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

I saw we were linked with Stefan Popescu. What can you tell us about him? Adrian Mutu said it was a done deal he was joining but im not believing anything until he has signed.
I saw we were linked with Stefan Popescu. What can you tell us about him? Adrian Mutu said it was a done deal he was joining but im not believing anything until he has signed. J J J J
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1:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

trottersfan says...

I watched tennis this morning, Monfils v Nadal. Monfils kept hitting the ball into the net. Made me wish DF would sign him!!

Hope the wanderers have been PRACTISING (not training but practising) shooting and heading the ball under the bar and between the posts. Too many chances have been missed. It's no good having all the training facilities, backroom back-up, etc if you can't score goals come the match.

So lets see what today brings, with or without the tennis player, and WIN.

COYWM
I watched tennis this morning, Monfils v Nadal. Monfils kept hitting the ball into the net. Made me wish DF would sign him!! Hope the wanderers have been PRACTISING (not training but practising) shooting and heading the ball under the bar and between the posts. Too many chances have been missed. It's no good having all the training facilities, backroom back-up, etc if you can't score goals come the match. So lets see what today brings, with or without the tennis player, and WIN. COYWM trottersfan
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1:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

What positions is DF looking reinforce?
What positions is DF looking reinforce? J J J J
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1:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

I'd go 4-1-3-2 with Lonergan, Baptiste Mills Ream Hall (left back) Medo Mavies Moritz Danns C.Davies N'gog and then if Davies gets tired make the change and go 4-2-3-1
I'd go 4-1-3-2 with Lonergan, Baptiste Mills Ream Hall (left back) Medo Mavies Moritz Danns C.Davies N'gog and then if Davies gets tired make the change and go 4-2-3-1 J J J J
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2:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Lee is obvious a key player for DF, I wonder why? The guy has not enough Power in his legs to fire thru a paper bag. Talk about rubber legs, even a out of form Craig Davies is a bigger threat forward than Lee.
Lee is obvious a key player for DF, I wonder why? The guy has not enough Power in his legs to fire thru a paper bag. Talk about rubber legs, even a out of form Craig Davies is a bigger threat forward than Lee. CeBe from Sweden
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3:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

Should have gone with what I said what a dreadful start an uphill battle against a solid side too. here is too hoping though
Should have gone with what I said what a dreadful start an uphill battle against a solid side too. here is too hoping though J J J J
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3:33pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Liamdog says...

We have to turn these draws to wins , what about turning the losses into draws first DF ! Go now and take your team with you.
We have to turn these draws to wins , what about turning the losses into draws first DF ! Go now and take your team with you. Liamdog
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3:38pm Sat 18 Jan 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

Have Bolton turned up yet
Have Bolton turned up yet steverock6@sky.com
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3:41pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Forget the manager - when are the players going to take responsibility? The phrase gutless cowards springs to mind...
Forget the manager - when are the players going to take responsibility? The phrase gutless cowards springs to mind... Rememberscarborough
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3:42pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Liamdog says...

DF arrived some. 18 month ago. Defence was abysmal then , we were in relegation trouble, we looked like losing every game 3' 4' 5 nil , tactics were atrocious attendances falling. what's improved ? ? ?
DF says watch Moritz go he's one for the fans , Yes right not even made the bench.
DF arrived some. 18 month ago. Defence was abysmal then , we were in relegation trouble, we looked like losing every game 3' 4' 5 nil , tactics were atrocious attendances falling. what's improved ? ? ? DF says watch Moritz go he's one for the fans , Yes right not even made the bench. Liamdog
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3:45pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

I think the under 21s would have done better. id say sell majority of the team and do a complete rebuild like chris powell did and start over.
I think the under 21s would have done better. id say sell majority of the team and do a complete rebuild like chris powell did and start over. J J J J
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3:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Game over for BWFC! A total disaster and it is not over yet. To be honest we are closer to League one than a mid table pace at the end. How sad this downfall is and DF and his players are to blame for ll this.
Game over for BWFC! A total disaster and it is not over yet. To be honest we are closer to League one than a mid table pace at the end. How sad this downfall is and DF and his players are to blame for ll this. CeBe from Sweden
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3:53pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

ask someone to sum it up in one word : abysmal
ask someone to sum it up in one word : abysmal J J J J
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3:55pm Sat 18 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

The club has financial problems, well here is a suggestion to solve a part of that; cut the wages for all the players in the first team. They are not a worth a single pound anyway!
The club has financial problems, well here is a suggestion to solve a part of that; cut the wages for all the players in the first team. They are not a worth a single pound anyway! CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 4

4:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

J J J J says...

I'd Say forget FFP and recruit and we will just have to accept the punishment recruits needed regardless of if people need to leave cant wait for recruits when we have been torn to shreds and beaten like a box of chocolates today.
I'd Say forget FFP and recruit and we will just have to accept the punishment recruits needed regardless of if people need to leave cant wait for recruits when we have been torn to shreds and beaten like a box of chocolates today. J J J J
  • Score: 2

4:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Keih Andrews was no good for DF but he´s doing alright at Brighton, I wonder if KA misses his time at Bolton?
Keih Andrews was no good for DF but he´s doing alright at Brighton, I wonder if KA misses his time at Bolton? CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 4

4:18pm Sat 18 Jan 14

trottersfan says...

terribly disappointing. Just wish we could get a decent experienced manager, instead of championship level. (or maybe worse) It's been down., down down, ever since Big Sam left. DF has big fantasy ideas for long-term but I just hope he won't be around to see them through. It's the higher ups though who need sorting, because it's them who have appointed the rubbish managers.

Looks as if we would have been better with the tennis player in the team.!!
terribly disappointing. Just wish we could get a decent experienced manager, instead of championship level. (or maybe worse) It's been down., down down, ever since Big Sam left. DF has big fantasy ideas for long-term but I just hope he won't be around to see them through. It's the higher ups though who need sorting, because it's them who have appointed the rubbish managers. Looks as if we would have been better with the tennis player in the team.!! trottersfan
  • Score: 4

4:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

OMG! I have no Words left for this!
OMG! I have no Words left for this! CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 2

4:36pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Liamdog says...

Lets all laugh at bolton, Sad, so sad to see how we have fallen. I saw the team travelling down yesterday Iv never seen such a sad looking untidy un together uncaring bunch , DF this team have shamed us
Lets all laugh at bolton, Sad, so sad to see how we have fallen. I saw the team travelling down yesterday Iv never seen such a sad looking untidy un together uncaring bunch , DF this team have shamed us Liamdog
  • Score: 4

4:37pm Sat 18 Jan 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Wigan loses at Doncaster, SheffieldW pick up Points against Burnley seems like the teams behind coming closer; can BWFC deal with a new relegation this year?
Wigan loses at Doncaster, SheffieldW pick up Points against Burnley seems like the teams behind coming closer; can BWFC deal with a new relegation this year? CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 3

4:52pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Comment777 says...

Excellent performance from Reading, another revenge game for Bolton beating Reading in THE play off final...how ironic would it be if this was the new start of Bolton's journey into relegation obscurity..heres hoping!!!!
Excellent performance from Reading, another revenge game for Bolton beating Reading in THE play off final...how ironic would it be if this was the new start of Bolton's journey into relegation obscurity..heres hoping!!!! Comment777
  • Score: -3

7:06pm Sat 18 Jan 14

nickyboy70 says...

we need a shake up at Bolton what is df playing at what was that we are slowly becoming the laughing stock of the championship. we should get phil brown in as manager hes doing really good. do something now before its to late. Sammy lee as is assistant. donna and nick from blackpool
we need a shake up at Bolton what is df playing at what was that we are slowly becoming the laughing stock of the championship. we should get phil brown in as manager hes doing really good. do something now before its to late. Sammy lee as is assistant. donna and nick from blackpool nickyboy70
  • Score: 4

7:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

nickyboy70 says...

Bolton should get phil brown doing fantastic at southend playing good football 442
Bolton should get phil brown doing fantastic at southend playing good football 442 nickyboy70
  • Score: 4

6:37pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Reebok Al says...

Well said, Alan Houghton (Fan's View)
Well said, Alan Houghton (Fan's View) Reebok Al
  • Score: 2

4:34pm Mon 20 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

Looks like Bolton have found their natural league to be in,keep losing like this and down it will be again.
Looks like Bolton have found their natural league to be in,keep losing like this and down it will be again. MrBenggo
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

I read Danny Graham is the answer to DF's prayers.

Who is Danny Graham?

Well Danny Graham is a striker at Sunderland struggling for goals, that's who.

WTF??? Absolutely!!
I read Danny Graham is the answer to DF's prayers. Who is Danny Graham? Well Danny Graham is a striker at Sunderland struggling for goals, that's who. WTF??? Absolutely!! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 2

9:31am Tue 21 Jan 14

beechd says...

Get DF sacked, this is an absolute joke now, he's clueless,
Get DF sacked, this is an absolute joke now, he's clueless, beechd
  • Score: 2

10:18am Tue 21 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

Instead of keep sacking managers,always the scapegoat;there should be a few players being sacked.
Perhaps a pay system,win and you get payed,
Draw and payed a bit less,
Lose and it's bread and dripping all week,because you don't get paid.
If I didn't perform when I was working it was the sack.all footballers need to do is run round the field for 90 minutes and a few thousand to go home with.
Instead of keep sacking managers,always the scapegoat;there should be a few players being sacked. Perhaps a pay system,win and you get payed, Draw and payed a bit less, Lose and it's bread and dripping all week,because you don't get paid. If I didn't perform when I was working it was the sack.all footballers need to do is run round the field for 90 minutes and a few thousand to go home with. MrBenggo
  • Score: 1

12:42pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

We need an Eider, a JJ, a Youri, a Campo, a Stellios... a bloody miracle.

Agreed 70% of what we have needs to go. DF 'may' not be the problem... if he is not then we have a huge huge huge task. Premier League 2015 peepz we have to get real.
We need an Eider, a JJ, a Youri, a Campo, a Stellios... a bloody miracle. Agreed 70% of what we have needs to go. DF 'may' not be the problem... if he is not then we have a huge huge huge task. Premier League 2015 peepz we have to get real. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Yannick Bastos???? Who???

Luxembourg international???? WTF???

*facepalm* he scored a goal in the Euro League - wooooopie fecking do!
Yannick Bastos???? Who??? Luxembourg international???? WTF??? *facepalm* he scored a goal in the Euro League - wooooopie fecking do! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 2

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