MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 2 v Bournemouth 2

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5:38pm

And that is all for today folks, a quick reminder that you can find the match report on the website by clicking the link here

5:36pm

He was certainly disappointed to have given away a two goal lead - especially at home, and also reiterated his desire to make full use of the loan market to bring in 'two or three more players'

5:34pm

And that concludes Freedmans press conference... 

5:32pm

DF: "I will have to look to bring two or three players in from the loan market"

5:32pm

DF: "We are in a tough moment right now and we have to try and work with what we have got"

5:31pm

DF: "We need to be a little bit more stronger mentality when we do take the lead"

5:30pm

DF: "I understand their frustration" - The bolton fans

5:30pm

DF: "We seemed to stop and let it affect us" - First goal

5:30pm

DF: "The losing mentality is a scar from certain players"

5:29pm

DF: "Defensively we was not strong enough"

5:29pm

DF: "Disappointed with the result overall, when you go two goals up at home you should not be letting that go"

5:28pm

DF: "I picked a very attacking team for one reason and one reason only - to score some goals"

5:27pm

Dougie Freedman enters the press room

5:27pm

And that concludes the Bournemouth side of things, now for the one the whole press room is waiting for...

5:25pm

EH: "To progress to the next level we need to keep more clean sheets"

5:24pm

EH: "We are disappointed not to have taken all three points"

5:23pm

EH: "We dominated possession and had more chances"

5:23pm

EH: "We deserved to win"

5:23pm

Eddie Howe has entered the press room

5:20pm

But the main worry is the current crop, expect the answers in around ten minutes time upon the arrival of Freedman

5:17pm

Forgotten man Keith Andrews was absent from the Brighton squad and youngster Connor Wilkinson, on loan at Chester, had his game postponed

5:14pm

Tom Eaves led the line for 71 minutes as Shrewsbury fell 2-0 at the hands of Sheffield United

5:14pm

Tom Eaves led the line for 71 minutes as Shrewsbury fell 2-0 at the hands of Sheffield United

5:13pm

Craig Davies completed 83 minutes for Preston in their 2-1 victory away to Tranmere

5:10pm

Sordell started and played 73 minutes for Charlton in their 2-0 defeat to Birmingham

5:10pm

Lets have a quick look on the loan front as we await the managers arrival in the press room...

5:00pm

Read Marc Iles' match report here

4:58pm

So another winless game for Bolton and they can count themselves lucky to have come away with a single point

4:56pm

Stay tuned to find out what Freedman makes of the supporters chants towards him as we have all the coverage live from the post-match press conference coming up

4:55pm

Which is followed by astounding boos as the full-time whistle is blown

4:54pm

'Freedman out' rings around the Reebok, how much time does the Scot have left?

4:53pm

Macdonald is coming on to replace Grabban

4:53pm

The corner is cleared for a throw-in which ends up behind for a Bournemouth goalkick

4:52pm

Bolton are piling on the pressure here!

4:52pm

Chungy has a dangerous cross turned behind by Elphick

4:52pm

Reams delivers comes back out to him and his second attempt is blocked

4:51pm

Danns runs at Francis down the left hand side and wins Bolton another corner

4:50pm

There will be a minimum of four minutes added time

4:49pm

The corner was aimed at Mills who flicked the ball into the path of Jutkiewicz but he hooked the ball out of play for a goalkick

4:49pm

Jutkiewicz has his cross blocked and turned behind for a corner, Ream to take...

4:48pm

Danns cuts in from the left and attempts to curl the ball into the far corner but gets it all wrong and Camp fetches the ball for a goalkick

4:47pm

Slight improvement from the Whites since the introduction of Moritz and Danns, at least they can get out of their own half!

4:46pm

Baptiste shoots over as he connects with Medo's cross from the right

4:44pm

Spearing has an optimistic effort from 30-yards that rises over the crossbar

4:43pm

Danns replaces Eagles to the satisfaction of the Wanderers faithful

4:42pm

Jutkiewicz lashes a shot wide of goal from 20-yards

4:42pm

Bolton need to find something else here, I can't see them with standing another ten minutes of onslaught

4:40pm

Francis goes into the referee's book for bringing down Eagles as he attempted to launch a counter-attack

4:39pm

Been very impressed with Harte's delivery today, another dangerous corner that Medo was forced to head behind

4:39pm

Arter rockets a shot against Mills and behind for a corner

4:38pm

Bogdan stands strong to deny Rantie one-on-one

4:36pm

Looks like Freedman has reverted to 4-4-2 with Moritz and Jutkiewicz up top

4:35pm

Ream is the first man in the book for a late challenge on Ritchie

4:34pm

Bolton break out of their own half for only the second time this half and eagles cross the ball straight into the hands of Camp

4:32pm

Much needed substitution from Freedman, lets hope this sparks the WHites back into life after a dull last 30 minutes

4:31pm

Moritz is coming on for Trotter

4:30pm

Bournemouth very much on top now, bolton are struggling to stings a couple of consecutive passes together

4:29pm

Kermorgant flicked Francis' cross goalwards and Bogdan had superb reactions to turn it around the post

4:28pm

Kermorgant and Rantie came on for Pugh on Surman just before the corner was taken

4:27pm

Another brilliant corner from Harte and Francis got across his marker and scored a diving header through the legs of Bogdan at the near-post.  All square

4:26pm

Francis scores for Bournemouth

4:25pm

Pugh hits the base of the post as he rose highest at the back-post to meet Harte's corner

4:23pm

But Gabban wins a corner as Mills slides in

4:23pm

I think I have just whitnessed the shortest long-throw of all time from O'kane, it barely reached the 18-yard box

4:21pm

Chungy gives away possession cheaply on the right channel attempting a fancy flick instead of a simple sideways pass to Eagles

4:19pm

Very much a defensive substitution by Freedman, maybe resting Davies ahead of the visit of Burnley on Tuesday

4:18pm

Medo replaces Davies

4:17pm

Pugh delivers a dangerous corner which narrowly evades the head of Elphick

4:16pm

Davies plays a one-two with Eagles and attempts to go around Camp in the Bournemouth goal but finds himself crowded out as he attempts to turn

4:14pm

And they nearly take full advantage of Ream's generosity as Arter fires inches past the post with Bogdan at full stretch

4:13pm

Ream slices a clearance out for an attacking throw-in for the visitors

4:11pm

14,336 is todays official attendance

4:11pm

Bolton clear and win a free-kick themselves in the same position

4:11pm

Pugh is fouled by Chungy 10-yards inside the Wanderers half, chance to send the big men up from the back

4:08pm

Eagles fires into the side netting again after bursting onto Knight's long ball

4:05pm

Bournemouth get the second-half underway

3:49pm

The referee brings the first-half to an end

3:47pm

Spearing makes the most of a foul on the edge of the area to waste a little time 

3:46pm

There will be a minimum of three minutes added time

3:45pm

Freedman will be counting his lucky socks that his side retain their lead for half-time

3:42pm

Wanderers are on the back foot again, camped inside their own 18-yard box 

3:40pm

Davies fires just wide for Bolton after a nicve interchange with Jutkiewicz

3:39pm

Arter was down in the build up.  He went off the pitch on a stretcher but is now back on his feet and  reutrning to the pitch

3:37pm

What a crazy few minutes, a wonderful piledriver from Grabban puts the visitors right back in the game

3:36pm

The Wanderers goal was made by Zat Knight, who plucked the ball out of the air  before launching a 50-yard pin-point pass towards Jutkiewicz who controlled the ball with one foot before poking it past the helpless Camp with the other

3:34pm

Grabban scores for Bournemouth. 

3:32pm

Jutkiewicz scores for Bolton!

3:31pm

Knight puts in  superb sliding tackle on Grabban as he raced through on goal

3:30pm

Eagles' cross from deep lands straight into the hands of Camp

3:29pm

The visitors clear and counter but the ball runs all the way through to Bogdan

3:28pm

Chungy gets to the byline and wins a corner off Elphick

3:28pm

However in the reverse fixture the Poppies had 68% possession and still fell to a 2-0 defeat

3:27pm

Bolton are camped on the edge of their own penalty area and Bolton seem contempt to let them have the ball

3:26pm

Awful weather here as Jutkiewicz is back attending his defensive duties clearing an Arter corner

3:24pm

That goal is Chungy's first goal in over a year - his last was against Sunderland in the FA Cup January 2013

3:23pm

The corner is only half cleared to Davies on the edge of the box, he plays in Chungy and who smahses the ball across goal and into the top corner

3:21pm

Chungy scores for Bolton!

3:21pm

Harte turns Baptiste's cross behind for a corner

3:20pm

At the other end Baptiste lifts a shot over the crossbar following Eagles' cross

3:19pm

What a save by Bogdan!! Ritchie plays a round-the-corner pass which leaves Grabban one-on-one, but the 'keeper stood up long enough to get his right palm to the ball as the attacker attempted to round him

3:17pm

Trotter and Davies seem to have developed a good understanding in the middle, playing some short intricate passes thus far

3:16pm

Surman fluffed his chances from 10-yards as he found himself unmarked in the Wanderers penalty area following a Francis cross but he swung for the ball too early and it cannoned back off his standing leg 

3:13pm

The wind is clearly having an affect on the ball when it's in the air, a couple of times it has stopped short 

3:11pm

Francis pokes the ball away from Chungy as he awaitied Baptiste's cross at the back-post unmarked

3:09pm

Trotter and Davies link up well in the middle of the park, the latter picks out Eagles on the right and he arrows a shot towards the near post but hits the side netting only

3:07pm

Ream with a foul-throw in an attacking position down the left, what a waste of possession

3:04pm

Spearing slides the ball through to Trotter and he crosses low but it was just too much for the arriving cavalry

3:03pm

Trotter heads the ball as far as Arter and he thunders a half-volley inches past Bogdans upright

3:02pm

The dozens of Bournemouth fans are overshaddowing the few acting Wanderers faithful thus far

3:01pm

Bolton get the first-half underway

2:55pm

The players are lining up in the tunnel, not long until kick-off now

2:54pm

The club insist it is just a mistake, they used an old template from a Bristol City game they say.  However Jimmy Phillips hasn't been in post since November 2012

2:49pm

It is *probably* a mistake or an old template - but my word, what a thing to put out!

2:47pm

Here's pictorial evidence of the team-sheet, with Dougie Freedman clearly labelled "acting manager"

The Bolton News:

2:44pm

Three points today would complete Wanderers' first double of the season.  Goals from Ngog and Beckford completed a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture

2:37pm

Word is spreading across the press box and has now reached the BWFC press office...

2:34pm

Someone has clearly gone out of thier way to have this printed above his name

2:33pm

Not sure what to read into this, could it mean a possible exit for the Scot?

2:33pm

Just had a great spot on the team sheet, Dougie Freedmans title has changed from 'Manager' to '(Acting) Manager'

2:31pm

It is also 10 months since Bogdan last kept a clean sheet at the Reebok

2:30pm

The last time Bolton won a home game with Bogdan in goal was April 2013 - a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough

2:23pm

1:24pm Sat 8 Feb 14

nickyboy70 says

whats df up to criag davies scoring loans him out beckford scores drops him moritz scores drops him ngog starts scoring sells him sordlell scoring for fun wont bring him back and give him a chance no wonder the fans are on his back if we lose today he needs to go and ruin another club donna and nick blackpool whites

2:23pm

2:07pm Sat 8 Feb 14

J J J J says

We. Have. Lost, unhappy with the team selection. It should have been - Lonergan, White, Wheater, Mills, Baptiste, Spearing, Trotter, Moritz, M.Davies, Eagles, Jutkiewicz.

2:23pm

2:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says

So Lonergan has to paid the price for the defeat at Ipswich. Could be good or bad with Bogdan, after all he is very uneven as a goalkeeper.

2:23pm

2:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

tokyodave says

Bogdan in is a shocker...sounds like DF has lost it on the back of yesterday's quotes about Lonergan. Must win today and next Sat (think we can forget about Burnley) or he's out for me.

2:23pm

2:17pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says

I´m so glad that Howes don´t play Rantie from the start; he´s so quick and fast and Wanderers defence are so stiff and slow in comparison

2:18pm

Genuinely surprised by that Bogdan decision given how vehemently Freedman was defending Lonergan yesterday.

2:09pm

Subs: Allsop, Pitman, Rantie, Kermorgant, Smith, Fraser, MacDonald

2:08pm

AFCB: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Harte, Pugh, Surman, Arter, O'Kane, Ritchie, Grabban

2:07pm

Eagles and Chung-Yong Lee also in the team. Danns, Pratley, Medo dropped.

2:06pm

Bogdan in goal today - one of four changes, including a debut for Liam Trotter.

2:06pm

Quite incredible... DF spent most of yesterday discussing how Lonergan was his number one keeper. 

2:04pm

Subs: Lonergan, Danns, Pratley, Moritz, Medo, White, Hall

2:04pm

BWFC team to face Bournemouth: Bogdan, Baptiste, Mills, Knight, Ream, Spearing, M Davies, Eagles, Trotter, Lee, Jutkiewicz

1:54pm

A very happy birthday to the Burnden Aces website, by the way. They are nine today!

1:53pm

And Freedman has also quashed speculation that Adam Bogdan was about to take over from Andy Lonergan in goal by issuing the following challenge to his under pressure number one.

1:52pm

Dougie Freedman spoke frankly about the position Wanderers find themselves in - but asked for the fans' help today against Bournemouth.

1:50pm

The Bolton News: Stuart Holden

First to the news this morning - Stuart Holden has been given assurances that he will get a new deal, provided all goes well with his rehab. But the American won't be rushed back into action.

1:49pm

Safe to say that weather could be a factor. Pitch in good condition, as ever, but the wind is something else.

1:48pm

Provided the Reebok hasn't actually blown away to another part of the UK by 3pm, looks like a big day for Dougie Freedman and Wanderers.

1:47pm

Good afternoon folks

1:12pm

MEMORABLE MATCHES

The Bolton News: Alan Ball, right, watches as Roger Hunt gets stuck in at Wembley

12/8/1972

Wanderers 2 Bournemouth 1

Division Three

Wanderers were outside the top two divisions for the first time in their history and not having it all their own way as Jimmy Armfield attempted to rebuild the club with youth.

Bournemouth, then under the stewardship of John Bond, were riding high in Division Three but they came a cropper at Burnden Park thanks to two goals from one of the squad’s older heads, World Cup winner Roger Hunt - pictured playing against West Germany in the final.

Wanderers finished seventh that season before going up as champions 12 months later. Bournemouth missed out on promotion by three points.

 

13/10/1984

Wanderers 2 Bournemouth 1

Division Three

It had been a dreadful season on the pitch for John McGovern’s side, with financial problems escalating off it.

But the side were starting to show some signs of form when they welcomed Harry Redknapp’s Cherries to Burnden Park, sitting in 17th position in the table.

After Milton Graham had opened the scoring for the south coast side, Wayne Foster levelled the scores just before half time. Jeff Chandler then supplied the winning goal from the penalty spot in the second half.

1:10pm

FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS

 

The Bolton News: Footballer George Best has been added to the online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


George Best

Wanderers – 1981 (ish)

Bournemouth – 1983

The legendary Northern Irishman came within a whisker of signing for Wanderers, then plying their trade in Division Two but failed to agree personal terms and stayed in America, where he was playing for the San Jose Earthquakes.

After a spell in Hong Kong, Best was convinced to return to English football by Don Megson – father of Gary – who was then in charge of Third Division Bournemouth. Best played there until his retirement, aged 37, making five appearances.

 

The Bolton News: Matt Mills says he knew nothing of the handball

Matt Mills

Wanderers – 2012-present

Bournemouth – 2005

Mills was loaned out by Southampton for a spell at Bournemouth where he racked up three goals in 12 appearances under Sean O’Driscoll, including one on his farewell game against Bradford City.

He endured a difficult start to his Bolton career after signing from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2012 but has experienced somewhat of a renaissance under Dougie Freedman this season.

 

The Bolton News: STARTING ROLE: Liam Feeney

Liam Feeney

Wanderers – 2013

Bournemouth – 2009-2011

Feeney became a surprise hit for Wanderers after arriving on loan in October last year but started only three games before being called back by his parent club.

Bournemouth had given the livewire winger his big break in the Football League, bringing him from non league Salisbury City. He made more than a century of league appearances for the Cherries.

1:07pm

ONE TO WATCH

The Bolton News: ON TARGET: Lewis Grabban

Lewis Grabban

The former Palace, Millwall and Rotherham striker has hit 12 goals this season and worked tirelessly since being asked to operate as a lone front man. He looked set to leave the club during the transfer window after Brighton triggered a £1.1m release clause in his contract. However, Bournemouth tempted him to stay by giving him an improved contract.

1:05pm

WANDERERS PRE-MATCH TEAM NEWS

The Bolton News: Jermaine Beckford

Wanderers are still expected to be without Jermaine Beckford, pictured, but do welcome David Wheater back into the squad for the first time since the start of December.

Stuart Holden, Joe Riley and Marc Tierney remain sidelined.

1:03pm

BOURNEMOUTH PRE-MATCH TEAM NEWS

The Bolton News: CHERRIES STALWART: Experienced defender Ian Harte

Eddie Howe lost his first-choice left-back Charlie Daniels with a thigh injury last week but was able to bring experience in ex-Leeds man Ian Harte, pictured, into his defence.

The Bournemouth boss has virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from, with winger Mohamed Coulibaly his only longer-term absentee (Achilles, calf and knee).
He also has two new signings to put into the equation, including ex-Charlton striker Yann Kermorgant and former Derby County full-back Adam Smith.
Likely line-up (4-1-4-1): Camp; Francis, Ward, Elphick, Harte; O’Kane; Pugh, Arter, Surman, Ritchie; Grabban.

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1:24pm Sat 8 Feb 14

nickyboy70 says...

whats df up to criag davies scoring loans him out beckford scores drops him moritz scores drops him ngog starts scoring sells him sordlell scoring for fun wont bring him back and give him a chance no wonder the fans are on his back if we lose today he needs to go and ruin another club donna and nick blackpool whites
whats df up to criag davies scoring loans him out beckford scores drops him moritz scores drops him ngog starts scoring sells him sordlell scoring for fun wont bring him back and give him a chance no wonder the fans are on his back if we lose today he needs to go and ruin another club donna and nick blackpool whites nickyboy70
  • Score: -1

2:07pm Sat 8 Feb 14

J J J J says...

We. Have. Lost, unhappy with the team selection. It should have been - Lonergan, White, Wheater, Mills, Baptiste, Spearing, Trotter, Moritz, M.Davies, Eagles, Jutkiewicz.
We. Have. Lost, unhappy with the team selection. It should have been - Lonergan, White, Wheater, Mills, Baptiste, Spearing, Trotter, Moritz, M.Davies, Eagles, Jutkiewicz. J J J J
  • Score: -3

2:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

So Lonergan has to paid the price for the defeat at Ipswich. Could be good or bad with Bogdan, after all he is very uneven as a goalkeeper.
So Lonergan has to paid the price for the defeat at Ipswich. Could be good or bad with Bogdan, after all he is very uneven as a goalkeeper. CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 0

2:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

tokyodave says...

Bogdan in is a shocker...sounds like DF has lost it on the back of yesterday's quotes about Lonergan. Must win today and next Sat (think we can forget about Burnley) or he's out for me.
Bogdan in is a shocker...sounds like DF has lost it on the back of yesterday's quotes about Lonergan. Must win today and next Sat (think we can forget about Burnley) or he's out for me. tokyodave
  • Score: 3

2:17pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

I´m so glad that Howes don´t play Rantie from the start; he´s so quick and fast and Wanderers defence are so stiff and slow in comparison
I´m so glad that Howes don´t play Rantie from the start; he´s so quick and fast and Wanderers defence are so stiff and slow in comparison CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 0

2:32pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Liamdog says...

Here we go again folks, watch the crowd figures today ! DF quote of the week my deal with the fans, back us and we will climb the league. What does he think we're doing turning out in all weather all over the country to watch dross week in week out !,,
Here we go again folks, watch the crowd figures today ! DF quote of the week my deal with the fans, back us and we will climb the league. What does he think we're doing turning out in all weather all over the country to watch dross week in week out !,, Liamdog
  • Score: 4

2:52pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Cambridge White says...

Not an old template with that Bolton crest on.....
Not an old template with that Bolton crest on..... Cambridge White
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Sat 8 Feb 14

J J J J says...

It cant possibly be a mistake with the new badge on the sheet they will say its a template or a mistake but it doesn't look like it
It cant possibly be a mistake with the new badge on the sheet they will say its a template or a mistake but it doesn't look like it J J J J
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Good luck to DF and his players; take the 3 Points today and make us all happy! COYWM!
Good luck to DF and his players; take the 3 Points today and make us all happy! COYWM! CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 1

3:04pm Sat 8 Feb 14

liss white says...

Huge game for the Whites today. Not surprised that Bogdan is back in although you have to wonder whether DF really knows what he's doing after backing Lonergan so much yesterday?!?
Huge game for the Whites today. Not surprised that Bogdan is back in although you have to wonder whether DF really knows what he's doing after backing Lonergan so much yesterday?!? liss white
  • Score: 2

3:21pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Come on lads we need a goal now! You have to stop all theése shots wide and over! COYWM!
Come on lads we need a goal now! You have to stop all theése shots wide and over! COYWM! CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

I told you so, didn´t I?
I told you so, didn´t I? CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: -1

3:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

CeBe from Sweden says...

Is it only bad luck that we concede goals every game? Then was the last clean sheet?
Is it only bad luck that we concede goals every game? Then was the last clean sheet? CeBe from Sweden
  • Score: 2

3:43pm Sat 8 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

nickyboy70 wrote:
whats df up to criag davies scoring loans him out beckford scores drops him moritz scores drops him ngog starts scoring sells him sordlell scoring for fun wont bring him back and give him a chance no wonder the fans are on his back if we lose today he needs to go and ruin another club donna and nick blackpool whites
Re.the above quote.I've been saying this for quite a while,D. Eff.seems bound and determined to take Bolton down by what ever means he can.Loaning out your better players then scouring the lower leagues for inferior replacements is not a way to win games also it's extracting the urine out of the loyal hard working fans.Get rid.
[quote][p][bold]nickyboy70[/bold] wrote: whats df up to criag davies scoring loans him out beckford scores drops him moritz scores drops him ngog starts scoring sells him sordlell scoring for fun wont bring him back and give him a chance no wonder the fans are on his back if we lose today he needs to go and ruin another club donna and nick blackpool whites[/p][/quote]Re.the above quote.I've been saying this for quite a while,D. Eff.seems bound and determined to take Bolton down by what ever means he can.Loaning out your better players then scouring the lower leagues for inferior replacements is not a way to win games also it's extracting the urine out of the loyal hard working fans.Get rid. boltonnut
  • Score: -4

3:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

Just noticed the surname of the 1st asst.ref...Tankard.L
ets hope Bolton wins then we can all raise one.
Just noticed the surname of the 1st asst.ref...Tankard.L ets hope Bolton wins then we can all raise one. boltonnut
  • Score: -1

3:57pm Sat 8 Feb 14

tokyodave says...

Poppies? What happened to Cherries????
Poppies? What happened to Cherries???? tokyodave
  • Score: 1

4:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Liamdog says...

If this game doesn't sum up why DF and his cohorts don't get sacked then I don't know what will. 2 nil up, negative approach after half time, poor substitutions, Baptoste should have subbed first half, Trotter walking around injured and he Subs Davies ! No one marking front post on corners, Bored now but could on and on and on. What does this man do in training and tell them at half time.
One final comment I heard Marc lies say he was a DF fan , What has he ever done to justify that support!
If this game doesn't sum up why DF and his cohorts don't get sacked then I don't know what will. 2 nil up, negative approach after half time, poor substitutions, Baptoste should have subbed first half, Trotter walking around injured and he Subs Davies ! No one marking front post on corners, Bored now but could on and on and on. What does this man do in training and tell them at half time. One final comment I heard Marc lies say he was a DF fan , What has he ever done to justify that support! Liamdog
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Sat 8 Feb 14

liss white says...

I've been broadly supportive of Freedman upto press, but I think it's time for a change now. Big question however....do we have the finances to do it as Lawrence, Fleming & co need to go as well!
I've been broadly supportive of Freedman upto press, but I think it's time for a change now. Big question however....do we have the finances to do it as Lawrence, Fleming & co need to go as well! liss white
  • Score: 9

5:10pm Sat 8 Feb 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

nickyboy70 wrote:
whats df up to criag davies scoring loans him out beckford scores drops him moritz scores drops him ngog starts scoring sells him sordlell scoring for fun wont bring him back and give him a chance no wonder the fans are on his back if we lose today he needs to go and ruin another club donna and nick blackpool whites
Which games are you watching? As far as I can see Sordell has scored 3 for Charlton all season, since when has that been scoring for fun? There are clearly other issues at play with the lad, too.
Davies scored once for Preston so far and has a good scoring record in the lower leagues but not for us and the many reasons why he was loaned out have already been documented on here, similarly Ngog.
[quote][p][bold]nickyboy70[/bold] wrote: whats df up to criag davies scoring loans him out beckford scores drops him moritz scores drops him ngog starts scoring sells him sordlell scoring for fun wont bring him back and give him a chance no wonder the fans are on his back if we lose today he needs to go and ruin another club donna and nick blackpool whites[/p][/quote]Which games are you watching? As far as I can see Sordell has scored 3 for Charlton all season, since when has that been scoring for fun? There are clearly other issues at play with the lad, too. Davies scored once for Preston so far and has a good scoring record in the lower leagues but not for us and the many reasons why he was loaned out have already been documented on here, similarly Ngog. JustaBloke2000
  • Score: 4

5:34pm Sat 8 Feb 14

trottersfan says...

We got rid of Lee, Megson, Coyle, etc who were dragging us down. Now we are even worse off so how come Freedman is still there? Gartside & Co, who hired him, should admit their mistake and dig into their bank accounts and pay him off.

Freedman spends too much time talking and fantasising. The players don't seem to know where or how to shoot. Do they practise shooting into the net, between the posts and under the bar?

Do they know how to play with each other? We never have the same settled team.

Do they practise or do they spend training sessions having to listen to DF? Do they practise? Practice is different from training.

We need a strong-minded, loyal, Boltonian to sort us out PLEASE.

Can't wait to see Sky Sport News showing "Bolton sack Freedman".
We got rid of Lee, Megson, Coyle, etc who were dragging us down. Now we are even worse off so how come Freedman is still there? Gartside & Co, who hired him, should admit their mistake and dig into their bank accounts and pay him off. Freedman spends too much time talking and fantasising. The players don't seem to know where or how to shoot. Do they practise shooting into the net, between the posts and under the bar? Do they know how to play with each other? We never have the same settled team. Do they practise or do they spend training sessions having to listen to DF? Do they practise? Practice is different from training. We need a strong-minded, loyal, Boltonian to sort us out PLEASE. Can't wait to see Sky Sport News showing "Bolton sack Freedman". trottersfan
  • Score: -3

6:19pm Sat 8 Feb 14

beechd says...

Sorry Dougie but its always the same old excuses, promises of bringing players in and the individual errors story, what they need is a good rollocking, to which DF seems incapable of doing!!!
My 7 year old daughter could scare the living daylights out of that bunch of spineless excuses for professional footballers, I'd be ashamed to collect my wages at the end of the week!!!!!!
I'm not a believer of sacking managers but surely enough is enough, it not working and i think the players don't believe in the manager any more, they are simply going through the motions.
Weather the club can afford to let another manager is another matter!!!!
Sorry Dougie but its always the same old excuses, promises of bringing players in and the individual errors story, what they need is a good rollocking, to which DF seems incapable of doing!!! My 7 year old daughter could scare the living daylights out of that bunch of spineless excuses for professional footballers, I'd be ashamed to collect my wages at the end of the week!!!!!! I'm not a believer of sacking managers but surely enough is enough, it not working and i think the players don't believe in the manager any more, they are simply going through the motions. Weather the club can afford to let another manager is another matter!!!! beechd
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Reebok Al says...

We should look at the positives - this point puts us further out of the reach of Yeovil, Charlton and Millwall. After all, we couldn't expect a two-goal lead to be enough to beat the mighty Bounemouth.
Only three championship teams have managed to beat us at Fortress Reebok this season, and that says a lot about the determination and commitment of our outclassed players.
We should look at the positives - this point puts us further out of the reach of Yeovil, Charlton and Millwall. After all, we couldn't expect a two-goal lead to be enough to beat the mighty Bounemouth. Only three championship teams have managed to beat us at Fortress Reebok this season, and that says a lot about the determination and commitment of our outclassed players. Reebok Al
  • Score: -9

7:54pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Maybe the corner is turned against Burnley.????????????


FFS
Maybe the corner is turned against Burnley.???????????? FFS Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -5

8:27pm Sat 8 Feb 14

waterbottle says...

J J J J wrote:
We. Have. Lost, unhappy with the team selection. It should have been - Lonergan, White, Wheater, Mills, Baptiste, Spearing, Trotter, Moritz, M.Davies, Eagles, Jutkiewicz.
Spearing is a weak link he was right to drop Longran, Eagles is a woos
[quote][p][bold]J J J J[/bold] wrote: We. Have. Lost, unhappy with the team selection. It should have been - Lonergan, White, Wheater, Mills, Baptiste, Spearing, Trotter, Moritz, M.Davies, Eagles, Jutkiewicz.[/p][/quote]Spearing is a weak link he was right to drop Longran, Eagles is a woos waterbottle
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Pedro1877 says...

I have finally had it with Freedman too. Baptiste and Eagles should have been subbed in the first half when it was obvious they were not having good games but DF is so inflexible he has to wait until his magic 55/60 minute mark to make a substitution when a knackered player could well have incurred an injury. I am also sick to death of his telling us one thing in the week before the game and then doing the opposite on matchday. By another name, this is lying and he is doing it more and more. I cannot read or listen to the drivel he comes out with anymore.

He has turned out to be more delusional than Coyle and that is saying something.

Freedman OUT! Gartside OUT! Enough is enough.
I have finally had it with Freedman too. Baptiste and Eagles should have been subbed in the first half when it was obvious they were not having good games but DF is so inflexible he has to wait until his magic 55/60 minute mark to make a substitution when a knackered player could well have incurred an injury. I am also sick to death of his telling us one thing in the week before the game and then doing the opposite on matchday. By another name, this is lying and he is doing it more and more. I cannot read or listen to the drivel he comes out with anymore. He has turned out to be more delusional than Coyle and that is saying something. Freedman OUT! Gartside OUT! Enough is enough. Pedro1877
  • Score: 1

11:23am Sun 9 Feb 14

steveG says...

Dougie is extremely fortunate to remain in a job, he has displayed no aptitude for football management and of all the appointments made by Mr Gartside since Sam left, with the exception of Sammy Lee,he is undoubtedly the least able.
Dougie is extremely fortunate to remain in a job, he has displayed no aptitude for football management and of all the appointments made by Mr Gartside since Sam left, with the exception of Sammy Lee,he is undoubtedly the least able. steveG
  • Score: 1

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