MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 0 Brighton 2

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5:44pm

And that's all folks!  Don't forget to check out Marc Iles' match report by clicking the link here

5:43pm

And that concludes the post-match press conference

5:42pm

DF: "You get that opportunity, it's not offside, then it is just about the rub of the green"

5:42pm

DF: "David Ngog's wages cover the whole five loans"

5:41pm

DF: "I think the scouting department should very proud of themselves with the players we have brought in on loan"

5:41pm

DF:" The plans is to get younger players and make sure the younger players can handle Championship football"

5:41pm

DF: "There is a light at the end of the tunnel, there is a plan there"

5:40pm

DF: "Every football club needs as many supporters as you can"

5:39pm

DF: "When they got the bit of the rub of the green they took their chances"

5:38pm

DF: "Hats off to Brighton"

5:38pm

DF: "We are disappointed with the result"

5:38pm

Freedman enters the press room

5:31pm

Very short press conference from Nathan Jones, mostly answering questions regarding Will Buckley, expecting Freedman very shortly

5:29pm

NJ: "We are very pleased with the position we are in"

5:29pm

NJ: "As a club we have the best defensive record in the league and we are very proud of that"

5:28pm

Nathan Jones, Brighton assistant manager: "A very pleasing win, to come to a very difficult place"

 

5:20pm

But back here at the Reebok we are still awaiting the arrival of Dougie Freedman in the press box

5:14pm

Sanmi Odelusi played 63 minutes for MK Dons as were defeated 2-0 at home to Peterborough

5:12pm

Tom Eaves came off the bench for final 27 minutes for Shrewsbury Town as they drew 0-0 with Wolves

5:10pm

A quick look on the loan front; Marvin Sordell played 66 minutes for Charlton in a goalless draw away to Millwall

4:57pm

But as we await the managers, why not give Marc Iles' match report a read by clicking the link here

4:55pm

Stick around for live updates from the post-match press conference and hear what the managers have to say before anyone else!

4:54pm

The referee brings the game to an end.  A Will Buckley brace sinks Bolton who suffer their first defeat in six match

4:53pm

Danns a bit enthusiastic in that tackle and gives away a cheap free-kick

4:51pm

That signals the end for most Bolton fans as they head for the exits

4:51pm

And it is headded out as far as Hutton who cuts in onto his weaker left-foot before hitting row z

4:51pm

Moritz to have another go...

4:50pm

He plays it short to Danns who has his shot headed behind by Ulloa

4:50pm

Hutton wins a corner, Moritz to take

4:50pm

There will be a minimum of four minutes added time

4:49pm

Baptiste rises the highest to meet Moritz's cross but his header is wide

4:47pm

Danns and Medo struggle to break through the Brighton back line as they look to sit deep and see pout the remainder of the game

4:45pm

Danns has a free header 10-yards out but fails to direct it on target following Medo's lofted pass

4:45pm

Dunk heads Moritz's cross out for a throw

4:44pm

Mason finds himself in space down the right, dinks a ball to the back-post but Hall fouls Saltor in the process of getting to the ball 

4:43pm

Spearing with a strong tackle on Ward to break up that attack, and a long ball towards Hall is overhit

4:41pm

And is cleared unchallenged

4:40pm

Hall wins a corner and sprints to retrieve the ball to take the set-piece..

4:40pm

Lingard is replaced by Rodriguez

4:39pm

Last roll of the dice for Freedman; Danns replaces Wheater

4:37pm

13 minutes remaining and Bolton have yet to show what is required to get anything from this game

4:36pm

Medo gives away possession cheaply and Ream is excellent in winning a free-kick off Ulloa to ammend the situation

4:34pm

Ream is overcrowded as he advances, attempting to crank the hosts up a gear

4:32pm

Ward runs the ball out of play down the left touchline

4:31pm

Moritz has scored on the last two occasions he has come off the bench

4:31pm

Chungy is replaced by Moritz

4:30pm

March replaces Buckley

4:29pm

Chungy's overhit cross goes out for a goalkick

4:28pm

Ince clears Hall's cross from the left out for a throw-in

4:27pm

Forster-Caskey set the midfielder away and he wasn't followed by any white shirt leaving the outcome inevitable

4:26pm

That's two for Brighton and two for Buckley

4:26pm

Neat finish from the midfielder who found himself one-on-one with Bogdan and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner from 12-yards

4:24pm

Buckley doubles Brightons lead

4:24pm

From the throw-in Lingard beats Hutton with a smart turn before curling an effort inches past Bogdans upright

4:23pm

Hutton blocks Ulloa's shot out for a throw-in

4:22pm

Medo's lofted ball is too much for Spearing and Brighton have a goalkick

4:21pm

Bogdan saves down low to his left to keep out Stephens' fierce shot

4:21pm

Medo clatters into Buckley in the box but the referee waves away the protests

4:20pm

The goal music was played a bit played abit prematurely too

4:20pm

Pinball in the Brighton penalty area results in the ball canoning off Mason and into the back of the visitors goal but the assistant referee's flag was swiftly raised to silence Bolton's celebrations

4:18pm

Medo is disposessed as he enters the penalty area

4:18pm

Spearing breaks up a Brighton move and gets Bolton moving forwards

4:17pm

Hutton is fouled in the right-back position

4:17pm

The free-kick is lofted into the box and Dunk deals with the danger

4:17pm

Jutkiewicz wins a free-kick after some solid defensive work from Ream

4:16pm

At the other end Ward misjudges his shot and it flies out for a throw-in

4:15pm

Spearings corner is caught by Kuszczak

4:15pm

Baptiste's cross is aimed towards Jutkiewicz but turned over his own crossbar by Dunk

4:15pm

Hutton gets Bolton on the front foot driving and testing the visitors back line

4:13pm

Spearing tackles Ulloa and the ball falls to Stephens who lashes an effort over the crossbar

4:12pm

Sound substitution by Freedman, Trotter been almost non-existant throughout the game 

4:11pm

Trotter is being replaced by Rob Hall

4:10pm

Mason drives a shot across the face of goal with Jutkiewicz sliding in at the back-post a fraction too late

4:09pm

Ream finds Trotter is space at the edge of the area and he shhots across goal with the outside of his foot and the ball spins wide

4:07pm

15,336 is todays official attendance

4:07pm

Medo wins a free-kick in the defensive third

4:07pm

Brighton are keeping the ball well without really penetrating,  think Bolton have only had three touches in the opening couple of minutes

4:05pm

Wheater's long ball goes out for a throw-in

4:04pm

Brighton get the second-half underway

3:47pm

The referee brings the first-half to an end

3:46pm

There will be a minimum of one minute added time

3:46pm

Medo hits a shot over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area

3:44pm

Wheater clears the ball under pressure from Buckley 

3:42pm

Ream nearly got himself is a muddle failing to clear under pressure from Buckley, fortunately for him the midfielder forgot to take the ball with him too

3:41pm

Ream heads Saltor's cross as far as Buckley, but he drives the follow-up wide of goal

3:41pm

The Bolton fans are begining to find their voices as we approach half-time

3:39pm

The ball just seemed to glide goalwards then with no effort at all by Medo, great save mind

3:38pm

Spearing plays a short free-kick to Medo who side-foots the ball towards goal and the 'keeper tips it onto the crossbar, brilliant save!

3:37pm

Baptiste is brought down one-yard outside the box by Saltor, clever tickery from the full-back to win the free-kick

3:36pm

Stephens attempts a clever through ball to Ulloa but the striker fails to read it and the ball trickles behind for a goalkick

3:35pm

Chungy's pass is aimed for Mason in the Brighton box but falls for Jutkiewicz who was marked tightly by Dunk and he clears

3:33pm

Spearing thunders and effort towards goal and the 'keeper couldn't hold on needing Dunk to mop up the danger

3:33pm

Spearing's delivery evades everybody and out for a Brighton throw-in

3:32pm

Wheater heads Chungy's delivery goalwards and Kuszczak was equal to it tipping over the crossbar

3:31pm

Spearing delivers and Greer heads behind for another corner on the opposite side

3:31pm

Chungy runs at Stephens down the left and wins a corner

3:30pm

Ream beats Stephens to a ball over the top and smashes the ball clear

3:29pm

Spearing gets a telling off for a tackle on Forster-Caskey

3:28pm

Ulloa is caught offside and Wheater aims the free-kick towards Jutkiewicz

3:28pm

Wheater heads clear Ulloa's cross as far as Ince who slices his shot and Bogdan collects comfortably

3:26pm

Bolton break with Trotter who aims a cross towards Mason but Greer is perfectly positioned to deal with the danger

3:26pm

Saltor has acres of space down the right-hand side and Ream comes to the rescue clearing at the feet of Ulloa

3:25pm

Spearing attempts a long-range effort but it is closed down by Ince

3:25pm

From the throw-in Hutton's left-footed delivery is headed clear

3:24pm

And Bolton launch a counter-attack with Medo who slips in Jutkiewicz wide left but his cross is blocked out for a throw-in

3:24pm

Saltor's delivery from the right is headed away by Baptiste

3:22pm

An acrobatic cross from Mason is caught easily by Kuszczak

3:21pm

The Seagulls are keeping the ball well thus far, looking a real danger every time they bring the ball forwards

3:20pm

And Chungy's delivery is caught by the 'keeper

3:20pm

Spearings corner is headed down by Baptiste but cleared by Forster-Caskey

3:19pm

The ball works its way to Baptiste on the left-hand side who bends an effort towards the top far corner of the goal and Kuszczak tips the ball around the post

3:18pm

Trotter wins a throw-in on the right-hand side mid-way into the Brighton half

3:17pm

Ulloa heads Buckley's cross from the right over the crossbar

3:16pm

Baptiste smashes the ball into the stand as Saltor advances down the right flank

3:15pm

Dangerman Ulloa delivered a low cross that Buckley flicked towards goal forcing Bogdan into a brilliant reaction save, before the midfielder picked out the top corner in style from an acute angle to give the visitors the lead

3:14pm

Splendid finish from a tight angle at the second attempt

3:14pm

Buckley scores for Brighton

3:13pm

Spearings corner is caught by Kuszczak

3:13pm

Pressure from Bolton wins the ball back and Chungy finds Jutkiewicz in space who picks out a low cross for Mason but Ward produces a brilliant tackle to turn the ball behind for a corner

3:12pm

Long cross-field ball by Wheater aimed at Chungy is overhit and ends up out of play for a Brighton throw

 

3:11pm

Ream's corner is played short and cleared by the visitors

3:10pm

The corner finds its way to Ream at the back-posyt who smashes a shot off Ward and out for a corner at the other end

3:10pm

Bolton win a corner and Spearing delivers

3:09pm

Medo drives dwon the right channel and Jutkiewicz opens up space for Mason to receive to ball but Lingard in back to help his defence out and smashed the ball clear

3:07pm

Jutkiewicz drives into the box ignoring the help of Mason to his left but his shot is blocked by a superb recovery tackle by Greer

3:07pm

And Bogdan punts the ball up field and it is headed away by Dunk

3:06pm

Bolton are happy to keep the ball at the back for the time being

3:06pm

Medo mops up a swift Brigton attack before Chungy is fouled in the centre-cirlce

3:05pm

The free-kick is cleared as far as Baptiste, who plays a one-two with Mason before delivering a central cross that is dealt with by Greer

3:05pm

Bolton then break and Jutkiewicz wins a free-kick on the right-hand side of the half-way line

3:04pm

The corner is played to Caskey at the edge of the area who is closed down quickly by Trotter

3:04pm

And out of nothing Brighton nearly take an early lead.  Ward's cross catchers Bogdan by suprise and he is forced at full-stretch to tip the ball behind for a corner

3:03pm

Now Brighton have the ball in the left-back position and play it around the defence giving everyone an early touch

3:02pm

And from the right touch line the ball in carried to the left by Chungy, and then back to Medo on the right

3:02pm

And Bolton head straight for the Brighton box with a long pass, headed into touch by Greer

3:01pm

Bolton get the first-half underway

3:01pm

That would explain his complete exlusion from todays squad

3:01pm

3:01pm

A word from the Bolton press office that Davies could have a virus

3:00pm

Spearing tosses the coin and Brighton win the toss, choosing to stay defending their own goal

2:59pm

Well we are about to find out....

2:59pm

And back to two up front for the Whites, surely this will guarantee us goals?

2:58pm

After two very satisfactory away performances here we go in front of the home faithful once again

2:57pm

And the players head out of the tunnel and begin their pre-match rituals

2:56pm

Around five minutes to kick-off here at the Reebok as the players begin to spill into the tunnel

2:51pm

A quick look at todays opponents - their key threat coming in the form of Leonardo Ulloa who has 10 goals in 20 appearances this season

2:49pm

Wonder how they'd fare against the current side??

2:49pm

The team that day... Bolton: Al Habsi, Hunt, Cahill, Meite, Samuel, Joey O'Brien, Guthrie, Teymourian (Braaten 71), Giannakopoulos, Vaz Te, Helguson (Woolfe 76).

Subs Not Used: Walker, Harsanyi, Sinclair, Sissons, Jamieson.

2:48pm

Six years to the day since Wanderers went out of the UEFA Cup to Sporting Lisbon. Not a memory or a team selection that fans will remember fondly.

2:47pm

And it is all new surroundings for the man in the middle today having never officiated Bolton or Brighton before

2:45pm

Todays referee is Scott Duncan from Northumberland

2:42pm

The camera work leaves me a bit queasy - but it was the best I could find!

2:42pm

Here's a reminder of the last time the two sides last met here.

2:36pm

Wanderers have only beaten Brighton twice in the league. Ever. And last time they were here a certain Ashley Barnes managed to get himself in hot water.

2:26pm

Yes - definitely nice to see another local lad on the bench. Kellett has been playing midfield for the development squad when I have seen him.

2:26pm

2:23pm

The Bolton News: NO INJURY SETBACK: Mark Davies was rested for Cardiff City tie

And wouldn't you know... We give Mark Davies the big build up and he fails to show. Read what Freedman had to say on his midfielder here.

2:21pm

The Bolton News: Jermaine Beckford

No Beckford (again) today - Read why here

2:20pm

I asked Dougie Freedman whether his targets for this season had changed after the current run of form. Read what he had to say here

 

2:18pm

Sixties music seems the theme pre-match. Just had a bit of Small Faces, now Cream (Sunshine of Your Love).

2:13pm

2:10pm Sat 15 Mar 14

J J J J says

Davies, caught the ear infection going round?

 

That would me my guess...

2:12pm

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2:10pm

Youngsters Vela & Threlkeld make the bench

2:10pm

No Davies in the squad altogether

2:08pm

So four changes for the Wanderers; Wheater, Trotter, Chungy & Mason come in for Knight, Danns, Davies & Moritz

2:07pm

BRIGHTON SUBS: Brezovan (GK), Calderon, Chicksen, David, Rodriguez, LuaLua, March.

2:06pm

BRIGHTON: Kuszczak, Bruno, Dunk, Greer, Ward; Ince, Forster-Caskey, Stephens; Lingard, Buckley, Ulloa

2:06pm

BWFC subs: Lee-Barrett, Knight, Threlkeld, Vela, Moritz, Danns, Hall

2:06pm

BWFC: Bogdan, Hutton, Baptiste, Wheater, Ream, Medo, Spearing, Lee, Trotter, Mason, Jutkiewicz

2:05pm

1:42pm Sat 15 Mar 14

J J J J says

Hoping Mason returns to the line-up, no doubt the result at derby was a positive one in my opinion, Do we know If Bolton are considering buying 'The Juke' read he wants to join and feels its a prefect fit, I am very much inclined to agree.

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1:42pm

My pre-match question: Can DF play 4-5-1 at home?

1:40pm

Lukas Jutkiewicz played up front on his own on Tuesday night - can Freedman get away with doing that again?

1:33pm

I fall very much in the latter camp. But why deny people a chance to moan, eh?

1:32pm

That result seems to have split people's opinion - some feeling it was a 90-minute snoozefest, others that it was a valid point against a team riding high in the Championship.

1:32pm

Dougie Freedman wishes Stu Holden all the best in his programme notes and also praises "determination and resilience" in the draw at Derby.

1:30pm

Kiudos to Wanderers for the food today. Hadn't been in the press room five minutes by the time they produced some chicken and ham pie for the assembled journos. Very nice it was too.

1:28pm

That spring weather I keep reading about obviously hasn't spread to this part of Horwich. It's windy and grey at the Reebok.

1:27pm

Good afternoon folks - and welcome to Matchday Live!

9:13am

We'll be up and running with all the pre-match banter from around 1.30pm.

Matchday Live's text commentary wil begin at 3pm, with post-match comments from both managers as they happen from the press conference. Stay tuned!

9:08am

ALL-TIME RECORD

vs Brighton (league only)

PLAYED - 11

WON - 2

DRAWN - 4

LOST - 5

FOR - 10

AGAINST - 14

 

CUP COMPETITIONS

PLAYED - 4

WON - 3

DRAWN - 0

LOST - 1

FOR - 12

AGAINST - 4

 

Biggest win: 6-1 (FA Cup game in 1934)

Biggest defeat: 3-1 in the Championship earlier this season.

9:05am

 

The Bolton News: Frustrated Wanderers striker David Ngog

MEMORABLE MATCHES

24/11/2012

Brighton 1 Wanderers 1
Championship

DAVID Ngog performed a stoppage time rescue act after Wanderers had been pummelled at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton hit the woodwork three times over the course of 90 minutes and saw a penalty saved by Adam Bogdan.
Defender Bruno opened the scoring on 54 minutes with a low strike from the edge of the box and looked to have handed Gus Poyet’s three points.
Ngog, pictured, saved the day with a strike six minutes into injury time.
 

8/10/1977
Brighton 1 Wanderers 2
Second Division

IAN Greaves’ Wanderers returned to top spot with a hard-earned win at the old Goldstone Ground.
The Super Whites had lost just once in their first 10 games and leapfrogged Tottenham at the top of the table thanks to goals from Peter Reid and Roy Greaves.
By the end of the season, Brighton were controversially denied promotion by a single goal, as Spurs and Southampton played out a draw on the final day that meant both teams gained promotion, alongside champions Wanderers.

9:03am

FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS

Neil McNab

Wanderers 1978-1980
Brighton 1980-1983

The Scottish midfielder joined Wanderers for £250,000 from Spurs and he made 34 appearances, scoring four goals.
He moved on to Brighton for £220,000 in 1980 and made more than a century of appearances for the Seagulls before signing for Manchester City.

Stuart Storer
Wanderers 1987-1993
Brighton 1995-1999

Jet-heeled winger who played 165 times for Wanderers, scoring 15 goals, and was part of Phil Neal’s side that lifted the Sherpa Van Trophy, playing as the substitute at Wembley.
Signing for Brighton in 1995, he became the last-ever goalscorer at the Goldstone Ground as he hit the winner against Doncaster Rovers to help keep the Seagulls in the Football League. His goal is still shown before every home game.

9:01am

The Bolton News: Jesse Lingard is unveiled at Albion this lunchtime

ONE TO WATCH
Jesse Lingard

The Manchester United winger has yet to really sparkle for Brighton since signing on loan a month ago but is rated highly in these parts.
The 21-year-old has already featured against Wanderers once this season, playing for Birmingham City in their 2-1 defeat at St Andrew’s back in October.
He is expected to play wide on the left for Oscar Garcia’s side, linking with full-back Stephen Ward.

8:59am

The Bolton News: Joe Mason is set for his first start

WANDERERS TEAM NEWS

WANDERERS are sweating on the fitness of Joe Mason, pictured, ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Brighton.

The striker was unwell in midweek, which forced him to sit out the 0-0 draw at Derby, and now has an ear infection.

The same complaint will sideline Andy Lonergan, although Dougie Freedman says he is “hopeful” that Mason will be able to play some part at the Reebok.

Matt Mills is still a week away from returning to training, while Jermaine Beckford is still doubtful.

Longer-term absentees Joe Riley (knee), Marc Tierney (broken leg), Stu Holden (knee) and Darren Pratley (shoulder) are definitely out.

8:57am

The Bolton News: Keith Andrews has made his point on the current strength of Albion's squad

BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS

Keith Andrews, pictured, is ineligible to play against his parent club, which should mean a start for former Bury midfielder Dale Stephens who missed the 2-0 win over QPR with a foot injury.
Captain Gordon Greer is also set to come back into the team at centre-half after suspension, with Lewis Dunk likely to make way.
Craig Mackail-Smith is out with a hamstring problem, while Andrew Crofts and Will Hoskins are both missing with knee injuries.

Andrea Orlandi is also a major doubt with a thigh problem.
Like line-up (4-1-2-3): Kuszczak; Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward; Ince; Stephens, Caskey; Lingaard, Ulloa, Buckley.

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1:42pm Sat 15 Mar 14

J J J J says...

Hoping Mason returns to the line-up, no doubt the result at derby was a positive one in my opinion, Do we know If Bolton are considering buying 'The Juke' read he wants to join and feels its a prefect fit, I am very much inclined to agree.
Hoping Mason returns to the line-up, no doubt the result at derby was a positive one in my opinion, Do we know If Bolton are considering buying 'The Juke' read he wants to join and feels its a prefect fit, I am very much inclined to agree. J J J J
  • Score: 1

1:44pm Sat 15 Mar 14

J J J J says...

I know DF favours 4-5-1 because it worked at Crystal Palace, I feel the diamond 4-4-2 works at Bolton, don't change a winning formation unless you have no other option.
I know DF favours 4-5-1 because it worked at Crystal Palace, I feel the diamond 4-4-2 works at Bolton, don't change a winning formation unless you have no other option. J J J J
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2:10pm Sat 15 Mar 14

J J J J says...

Davies, caught the ear infection going round?
Davies, caught the ear infection going round? J J J J
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6:06pm Sat 15 Mar 14

steveG says...

I read in the local paper recently Dougies plan was coming together.
Brighton were comfortably the better side today and deserved to win by more.
Far too many unforced errors from a Manager who appears not to learn his lessons - three men in central midfield in the first half no right sided midfield player though Danns who played in the emphatic win over Blackburn on the bench.

Far more questions than answers and the club are no further forward since Dougie took over.
I read in the local paper recently Dougies plan was coming together. Brighton were comfortably the better side today and deserved to win by more. Far too many unforced errors from a Manager who appears not to learn his lessons - three men in central midfield in the first half no right sided midfield player though Danns who played in the emphatic win over Blackburn on the bench. Far more questions than answers and the club are no further forward since Dougie took over. steveG
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6:56pm Sat 15 Mar 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

Freedman has got to go every time he gets a winning team he changes it and never has a back up plan he has no tactical skills the players today seemed to be lacking energy and a will to win! I am sure we will get the usual we can take some positives from the game or the team was tired from the mid week game! The average person works 40 hours a week and are not athletes the team is and tired after 3 hours work!
Freedman has got to go every time he gets a winning team he changes it and never has a back up plan he has no tactical skills the players today seemed to be lacking energy and a will to win! I am sure we will get the usual we can take some positives from the game or the team was tired from the mid week game! The average person works 40 hours a week and are not athletes the team is and tired after 3 hours work! steverock6@sky.com
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7:56pm Sat 15 Mar 14

stevethewanderer says...

Sorry df but wrong team selection today yes there were positives in first half but trotter looked well off pace today should of been danns from the off also did not agree with fans cheering when trotter subbed...... or was it aimed at df ?
Sorry df but wrong team selection today yes there were positives in first half but trotter looked well off pace today should of been danns from the off also did not agree with fans cheering when trotter subbed...... or was it aimed at df ? stevethewanderer
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8:22pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

steverock6@sky.com wrote:
Freedman has got to go every time he gets a winning team he changes it and never has a back up plan he has no tactical skills the players today seemed to be lacking energy and a will to win! I am sure we will get the usual we can take some positives from the game or the team was tired from the mid week game! The average person works 40 hours a week and are not athletes the team is and tired after 3 hours work!
They are all ill methinks. Watching from the stands that was back to square one. But I will say that ref was terrible... definitely needs his bank account checking for a betting return. Pardon my Frrench Marc Ills but that ref was a total t0aster today :p
[quote][p][bold]steverock6@sky.com[/bold] wrote: Freedman has got to go every time he gets a winning team he changes it and never has a back up plan he has no tactical skills the players today seemed to be lacking energy and a will to win! I am sure we will get the usual we can take some positives from the game or the team was tired from the mid week game! The average person works 40 hours a week and are not athletes the team is and tired after 3 hours work![/p][/quote]They are all ill methinks. Watching from the stands that was back to square one. But I will say that ref was terrible... definitely needs his bank account checking for a betting return. Pardon my Frrench Marc Ills but that ref was a total t0aster today :p Beyond News Forum
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8:45pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

On another note Marc the team got bullied off the pitch at every opportunity. I do not know if it is just me but every Brighton player seemed at least a foot wider and taller. What has happened to the physical Bolton presence? It seems teams have gotten to know this, they also know how to get under our skin. I'm as guilty as any for screaming WTF was that... I don;t know, maybe we need to make the stadium a cauldron of fire for the opposition, but there is just no atmosphere at all... none bar the odd shout of discontent.

As for that disallowed goal today... from my position in the ground I have to say I disagree with the assistant. But you see some given and some not...

And I honestly do think some of the lads seemed jaded today, was it illness?

Bullied though Marc... we were bullied pure and simple. In fact the same tactics employed by some of our players saw them penalized. The referee was clueless and certainly was not fit to referee a Championship match. He certainly was NOT impartial. DF needs to address that with the referees association, not that it will change the result, but whether he was just shoddy or being bias the decisions were remarkable. I do not know what you saw from your position or whether you agree. Suspect is an understatement.

At 1-1 that would have been a different game, but the heads went down after that, and can you blame the lads for that with such an inept official in the middle?
On another note Marc the team got bullied off the pitch at every opportunity. I do not know if it is just me but every Brighton player seemed at least a foot wider and taller. What has happened to the physical Bolton presence? It seems teams have gotten to know this, they also know how to get under our skin. I'm as guilty as any for screaming WTF was that... I don;t know, maybe we need to make the stadium a cauldron of fire for the opposition, but there is just no atmosphere at all... none bar the odd shout of discontent. As for that disallowed goal today... from my position in the ground I have to say I disagree with the assistant. But you see some given and some not... And I honestly do think some of the lads seemed jaded today, was it illness? Bullied though Marc... we were bullied pure and simple. In fact the same tactics employed by some of our players saw them penalized. The referee was clueless and certainly was not fit to referee a Championship match. He certainly was NOT impartial. DF needs to address that with the referees association, not that it will change the result, but whether he was just shoddy or being bias the decisions were remarkable. I do not know what you saw from your position or whether you agree. Suspect is an understatement. At 1-1 that would have been a different game, but the heads went down after that, and can you blame the lads for that with such an inept official in the middle? Beyond News Forum
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