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MATCHDAY LIVE: Ipswich Town 1 Wanderers 0

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

Marc Iles, chief football writer

    BWFC team to face Ipswich Town: Lonergan, Baptiste, Knight, Mills, Ream, Spearing, Medo, Pratley, M Davies, Danns, Jutkiewicz

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CeBe from Sweden 12:58pm Sat 1 Feb 14

It should be very interesting how DF will build his starting XI today. The lack of good defenders and strikers must be a nightmare even for DF. IMO it would be best to play like West Ham did against Chelsea to secure one point and try to hit on counter attacks. In other Words, over crowd the midfield and park the bus at Portman Road! Come on and dig in there boys!

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Cambridge White 1:47pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Kevin Nolan - Bolton need players with that sort of passion. Someone who wants to play for the team. There is nobody in the current squad with that sort of passion. Just a bunch of journey men........

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Beyond News Forum 1:48pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Y'know all things considered I do not think business has been all that bad.

Look we got hold of Danns and Trotter, I believe Trotter may make a great debut, possibly score. I believe he will be just a big a hit as Feeney and Dawson in all honesty. I took a look at a few videos and he does actually look the part. No wonder Millwall wanted to keep hold of him.

We have Moritz and Juke who I think can forge a good partnership today. I took a look at Juke over the last couple of seasons (on video) and if he can get back to what he has done over the last few seasons I do not see a problem as we will have two strikers capable of double figures, Beckford inclusive of course.

I hold onto the fact that we can still get Dawson in and things look even better. With injury hit players returning I think we can get a grip. Dare I say it, but it depends highly on getting a result today to kick on and I think we can still make the cut in the top 6.

Marc do I sound positive today? Yes I do... why? Well on paper the players we have remaining at the club are a fantastic bunch despite the problems of late. CYL on form can be a problem for any team. Mark Davis on form can be unstoppable, Danns can be inspirational, Moritz I do not need to say any more, he is proving to be a good acquisition and can bounce of a front two or one. Eagles - I was talking to a Man United fan today who expressed a disappointment with BWFC fans because MUFC fans were disappointed to see him leave the fold a few years ago - and apparently they had him tipped to be every bit as good as Beckham with the right coaching - he hasn't hit prime yet and could go on to be a huge player for the club. He has in the past and let us not forget that.

Tim Ream, Matty Mills, Wheater coming back, and Baptiste in the right position (even attacking) are as good as any defence in the league providing they can get ship shape.

I have not even mentioned the enigmatic STUSA Holden, Tierney and the forgotten Riley - these are all very capable along with Josh Vela.

I think we need to be confident in the squad, it will filter through eventually from the terraces, staff at the club, management, coaching and the kids coming through. I still say we should try to get hold of the experience of Michel Bastos from Al-Ain FC when the loan window reopens if he does not go back to Roma or as rumored he has gone to Roma, but may be subject to loan againif he isn't getting games. He is left midfield and has played at left back and has quality as Big Sam would put it along with experience of the Arab League - not toooooo indifferent to the Championship plus he has been playing in La Liga.

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Lofty's biggest fan 1:49pm Sat 1 Feb 14

These blogs and the Bolton News Twitter account are now my first choice for BWFC news. The Wanderers' Facebook page is a disgrace, allowing untrammelled abusive posts. Seems like they are trying to demoralise their own players by offering them up for online abuse on the Club's own pages. The wry humour in Marc's blogs is an oasis of calm perspective.

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CeBe from Sweden 1:56pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Kevin Nolan! Needless to say no more!

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tokyodave 2:00pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Beyond News Forum wrote…


Y'know all things considered I do not think business has been all that bad.

Look we got hold of Danns and Trotter, I believe Trotter may make a great debut, possibly score. I believe he will be just a big a hit as Feeney and Dawson in all honesty. I took a look at a few videos and he does actually look the part. No wonder Millwall wanted to keep hold of him.

We have Moritz and Juke who I think can forge a good partnership today. I took a look at Juke over the last couple of seasons (on video) and if he can get back to what he has done over the last few seasons I do not see a problem as we will have two strikers capable of double figures, Beckford inclusive of course.

I hold onto the fact that we can still get Dawson in and things look even better. With injury hit players returning I think we can get a grip. Dare I say it, but it depends highly on getting a result today to kick on and I think we can still make the cut in the top 6.

Marc do I sound positive today? Yes I do... why? Well on paper the players we have remaining at the club are a fantastic bunch despite the problems of late. CYL on form can be a problem for any team. Mark Davis on form can be unstoppable, Danns can be inspirational, Moritz I do not need to say any more, he is proving to be a good acquisition and can bounce of a front two or one. Eagles - I was talking to a Man United fan today who expressed a disappointment with BWFC fans because MUFC fans were disappointed to see him leave the fold a few years ago - and apparently they had him tipped to be every bit as good as Beckham with the right coaching - he hasn't hit prime yet and could go on to be a huge player for the club. He has in the past and let us not forget that.

Tim Ream, Matty Mills, Wheater coming back, and Baptiste in the right position (even attacking) are as good as any defence in the league providing they can get ship shape.

I have not even mentioned the enigmatic STUSA Holden, Tierney and the forgotten Riley - these are all very capable along with Josh Vela.

I think we need to be confident in the squad, it will filter through eventually from the terraces, staff at the club, management, coaching and the kids coming through. I still say we should try to get hold of the experience of Michel Bastos from Al-Ain FC when the loan window reopens if he does not go back to Roma or as rumored he has gone to Roma, but may be subject to loan againif he isn't getting games. He is left midfield and has played at left back and has quality as Big Sam would put it along with experience of the Arab League - not toooooo indifferent to the Championship plus he has been playing in La Liga.

I have lost count of the number of times people have said to me, "You lot have a good squad, what's going wrong?" Simple truth, we don't have a good squad. If we did, people would want to make offers for them and we wouldn't have only 28 points at this stage.
Here's a stat...BWFC have won only six league matches in 12 months, without Craig Dawson in the line-up.

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Beyond News Forum 2:05pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Sorry I meant Serie-A, along with, France, Holland and Germany.

Anyway that is a long shot Roma have the option... I'm rambling but one for the future.

1-3 Today COYWM!

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Beyond News Forum 2:10pm Sat 1 Feb 14

TokyoDave - or that they cannot afford the players wages. I agree this blip is a nightmare, but that team is not useless - you will see. Have faith man, I know it is hard, I even have my moments of madness towards what is happening.

Moritz on the bench Marc? What do you make of that? He needs to get into a stride - 15 minutes in the second half isn't cutting it. Or is it a niggling fitness problem?

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J J J J 2:15pm Sat 1 Feb 14

With N'gog leaving where did his funds go? towards ridding the club of debt? seems a mystery that one minute we were on course to sign 4 players after he went and then next minute we didn't have funds available. Razvan Rat was released late last night, a free left back available, Darcy Blake also released last night another freebie, I think we should at least take a look at them, Dougie wants defenders, he isn't going to get a better option than a freebie

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CeBe from Sweden 2:18pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Craig Davies start for PNE today. What if he score one or two today? Will we miss him then?

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Cambridge White 2:21pm Sat 1 Feb 14

What do we make of the team then? Hat stands.....

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Beyond News Forum 2:23pm Sat 1 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden wrote…


Craig Davies start for PNE today. What if he score one or two today? Will we miss him then?

If he does then his confidence will make a turn. This is about him getting football time, fitness back up and confidence. He need to get that hunger back from what I have been hearing. He has been injured so needs time to get fit. This way Craig comes back and all will be better for him.

I do not doubt that there is a recall clause somewhere, but League One isn't the Championship, getting goals there will be just the boost CD needs.

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CeBe from Sweden 2:38pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Now let us have some old fashion hard work and fighting spirit please! COYWM!

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Beyond News Forum 2:39pm Sat 1 Feb 14

"Getting the distinct feeling that Dougie Freedman's team selection has not been all that well received. "

Is that from away fans or the at home posse?

I think Zat has aot of making up to do to be honest Marc. Moritz on the bench, unless you can give us a clue as to why oh wise one, then I'm as baffled as the rest.

Other than that, there isn't much difference as the rest of this season in selection - no surprises.

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2002me 2:47pm Sat 1 Feb 14

hi im back marc and first thing is WHAT THE HECK ARE WE DOING WITH THE TEAM. Or i could say WHY IS PRATLEY PLAYING

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jjstewart 2:52pm Sat 1 Feb 14

I think we will be OK if we play as we did against QPR. As you said we need to score when we are on top. I think jukey looked handy the other night. He plays a similar game to C. Davies but he plays the ball more than the man. The other night he was able to control the ball hold it up and play it off the someone several times which is more than could be said for Davies who was more preoccupied with grappling with the defenders. Plus our bench is full if impact players so as long as we aren't forced into any early sub's like Tuesday I think we can get a decent victory today. (2-0 I reckon).

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2002me 2:55pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Did he well then thats ok but i didnt see the game
Also looking at the team we could do with dawson

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2002me 3:00pm Sat 1 Feb 14

the only thing is we cant let them get away with the game.Like reading did against us.Wehave to get off toan attacking start thats what we did at the end of last year when we went from 15th to 7th. However, we need to keep a solid defence who dont mess around with the ball as much(it gets me very frustrated)

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2002me 3:02pm Sat 1 Feb 14

who is taking corners?

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2002me 3:06pm Sat 1 Feb 14

kill me....

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2002me 3:07pm Sat 1 Feb 14

how has jukey started?

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2002me 3:10pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Thats a problem pratley has being offside. Was he like this vs qpr?

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2002me 3:16pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Thats our problem finishing.Do u think this will change today?

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2002me 3:25pm Sat 1 Feb 14

just wanna say craig davies has got a yellow card :)

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CeBe from Sweden 3:49pm Sat 1 Feb 14

So far so good from Wanderers! Keep on !

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2002me 3:55pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Marc imhonestly quite frustrated because this is the same as always we have tons of chances but no goals

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2002me 3:56pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Marc imhonestly quite frustrated because this is the same as always we have tons of chances but no goals.

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boltonnut 4:13pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Nolan has the two West Ham goals today.Wish we could get him and Big Sam back to add some spirit to the team and some balls.

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2002me 4:17pm Sat 1 Feb 14

IM LEAVING BYE THIS IS TO BAD EVERY TIME

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2002me 4:20pm Sat 1 Feb 14

by the way we are now 20th only 2 pointsabove relagation zone

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2002me 4:22pm Sat 1 Feb 14

same old thing sadly i doubt we will survive this year where only 2 points above relagation...

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CeBe from Sweden 4:22pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Marc! What´d I say as answering your question of the starting XI? McGoldrick!
Week in and week out Always theese elementary misstakes! It´so hard o take as a fan!

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2002me 4:24pm Sat 1 Feb 14

CRAIG DAVIES SCORED AHHHH. Im gonna go mad

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J J J J 4:32pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Craig Davies has scored on his debut for Preston. Typical

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CeBe from Sweden 4:32pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Craig Davies 1 Nots Co 0. Now that was really a good loan out Freedman!
It´s enough for me today; I have no Words and hopes left for this.
Next season I´m sure PNE is a Championsip team and Wanderers in League one. how sad!

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2002me 4:36pm Sat 1 Feb 14

what do u think of craig davies scoring

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JustaBloke2000 4:41pm Sat 1 Feb 14

"It's pretty hard to argue, isn't it?"

Not really. Sordell scoring is law of averages - it was bound to happen at some point. C Davies scoring is lower league and he has a point to prove - his goal scoring record at lower leagues is pretty good, that info is there for all to see.

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Worksopbwfc 4:44pm Sat 1 Feb 14

freeman sends out strikers who are not scoring goals on loan but keep the rubbish players who should feeding the strikers in the first place what a joke.

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tokyodave 4:44pm Sat 1 Feb 14

As things stand, we're 20th, 2pts off bottom three...big two matches coming up

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2002me 4:47pm Sat 1 Feb 14

how long left?

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tokyodave 4:49pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Eaves scores for Shrews as well....

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MistahMoe 4:55pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Its hard to process that we can't score yet all our strikers on loan; Eaves Davies Sordell score for their clubs. The irony of it alll.

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Liamdog 5:05pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Someone please justify how DF still has a job !

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liss white 5:05pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Subs are baffling....why Moritz or Trotter?!?

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Liamdog 5:22pm Sat 1 Feb 14

DF goes into transfer window looking for a left back, a center back, and a striker, We end up with another midfielder ( how many do we actually need )l losing a striker, and an unknown for the development squad !!! GENIOUS !

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beechd 5:23pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Why o why is DF still in the job, as results go how much worse has it got to get before enough is enough!!!!!!
Lonergan couldnt catch a cold, knight and Baptiste couldnt tackle a breakfast, Davies couldnt hit a barn door with a banjo, Medo Spearing patnership worse than Cameron and Clegg, Ream cannot play left back so why split his patnership with Mills which was ok is beyond me!!!

hate to say it but what we have now is just not good enough, weather its down to DF or the boards inability to raise funds for defenders, cant beleive no left back available out of 71 league clubs and 20 premiership teams available to choose from, but who would want to come here now.

Its looking like League 2 for us and maybee Eddie davies has had enough, cant say i blame him, administration for us me thinks!!!!!!

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Norpig! 5:54pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Hold your heads in shame. I didnt think we could play any worse, i was wrong.We have a team that cant string 2 passes togeather. What the heck are they doing on the training pitch. Today we looked like a mid table division 2 team.

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Reebok Al 6:26pm Sat 1 Feb 14

According to the commentary on GMR, Ipswich were there for the taking, and Simon Charlton reported that the Wanderers just 'rolled over' in the second half. It seems that Dougie Freedman is having no more luck in motivating the players than Owen Coyle had. I haven't been one of those calling for Freedman's head recently, and I know he was brought in primarily to develop young players, but this season has been a complete disaster. Bolton were among the favourites for promotion to the premiership before last season and before this season too; they won't be next season, and that's assuming they stay up.
The manager may well be putting together a collection of promising youngsters, and I know he has money problems and several players he doesn't want, but he will need to start coaxing better performances out of them, and soon, if we are to survive in the championship.
And if the worst happens and he loses his job, who would trust Gartside to pick a replacement ?

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Beyond News Forum 7:40pm Sat 1 Feb 14

I've got to say that this is really starting to look a bit dire Mr Iles :(

I am usually of many words... but tonight I am at a complete loss.

How the Mighty Whites are falling.

COYWM - We love you, do it for the fans if not the manager.

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Comment777 11:48pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Excellent another loss and another step closer to the prospect of relegation...please let the bottom three have the courage to improve their results to send BWFC to where they belong....

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steveG 7:50pm Sun 2 Feb 14

The truth is,as with all people who get sacked,the people who've worked with and around them ony tell the truth when they've gone.

Look forward to hearing what a shambolic appointment was made once Dougie leaves.

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Cardiffwhite 8:18pm Sun 2 Feb 14

I know we're short of money but it has to be time to get shot of DF now.

Our form is wretched

Our confidence is shot

We're a "no blame club" DF says before explaining why 2 of the last 3 defeats are the fault of his goalie

He has no passion (see for example the pathetic post match interview after the Reading fiasco)

In the last transfer window he gets shot of 2 strikers to bring in 1 with a WORSE scoring record than the ones he's moving on

One of his strikers who he gets rid of (cos he's not fit) promptly scores a cracker and wins a penalty for his new club whilst we fail to score with just 3 shots on target once again

He acknowledges (at last) the pressing need for full backs and promptly signs a centre midfielder (probably the last position we needed to strengthen)

He is such a draw that after agreeing terms with Cardiff for Mason, the lad obviously doesn't want to come back here - one month was more than enough for him, he'd rather sit in the stands and and watch

He seems to think we're unlucky to lose every game, despite the stats showing that we hardly ever have ANY attempts on target

Please Eddie, Phil, Bolton News, fans fora, whoever has ANY influence get this joker out of our club now before its too late. We are heading for relegation with Freedman and the club must do whatever it has to to prevent that.

Get out , Out, OUT!

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stevethewanderer 8:32pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Cardiffwhite wrote…


I know we're short of money but it has to be time to get shot of DF now.

Our form is wretched

Our confidence is shot

We're a "no blame club" DF says before explaining why 2 of the last 3 defeats are the fault of his goalie

He has no passion (see for example the pathetic post match interview after the Reading fiasco)

In the last transfer window he gets shot of 2 strikers to bring in 1 with a WORSE scoring record than the ones he's moving on

One of his strikers who he gets rid of (cos he's not fit) promptly scores a cracker and wins a penalty for his new club whilst we fail to score with just 3 shots on target once again

He acknowledges (at last) the pressing need for full backs and promptly signs a centre midfielder (probably the last position we needed to strengthen)

He is such a draw that after agreeing terms with Cardiff for Mason, the lad obviously doesn't want to come back here - one month was more than enough for him, he'd rather sit in the stands and and watch

He seems to think we're unlucky to lose every game, despite the stats showing that we hardly ever have ANY attempts on target

Please Eddie, Phil, Bolton News, fans fora, whoever has ANY influence get this joker out of our club now before its too late. We are heading for relegation with Freedman and the club must do whatever it has to to prevent that.

Get out , Out, OUT!

Well put but for me gartside and co need to go too ,since big Sam left our demise has been there for all to see anyone remember gartsides comment there's no money in Europe well there's no money in Bolton now!

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