LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 1 v Blackpool 0

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10:24pm

And that concludes the press conference

10:24pm

DF: "there are players in that team that are playing for contracts"

10:23pm

DF: "I feel we have enough in our team to move up the table."

10:23pm

DF:  "I never felt we were in trouble"

10:22pm

DF: "I wouldn't say he should score more goals, but we should take more useage of his ariel power" - on the Wheater goal

10:21pm

DF: "Mark Davies was complaining with cramp at half-time"

10:21pm

DF: "In the end we deserved the 1-0 win because of the way we approached the first 25 minutes"

10:20pm

DF: "I felt we were the better team, there was glimpses of how I want to play there"

10:20pm

DF: "I am very happy with that one"

10:20pm

Dougie Freedman is next up

10:16pm

I'm very suprised as to how soon he arrived in the press room after the final whistle, here's to hoping he doesn't develop the traditional managers trait of keeping us press waiting

10:14pm

Very brief press conference from Fergusson, clearly thought his team should have won the game

10:12pm

BF: "I hope to do something tomorrow, hopefully get one in" (regarding transfers)

10:12pm

BF: "We are not safe" - talking about relegation battle

10:11pm

BF: "I thought we dominated the game to be fair, we just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net"

10:10pm

Barry Fergusson enters the press room

 

10:10pm

Sanmi Odelusi was substituted after 54 minutes for MK Dons as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Gillingham

10:08pm

Youngster Josh Vela continues to help Notts County in their bid for survival, completing the full 90 minutes in a 3-1 victory away at Crewe

10:06pm

Tom Eaves played the full 90 minutes for Shrewsbury in their goalless draw at Carlisle

10:05pm

Marvin Sordell played 60 minutes as Charlton recorded a 1-0 away victory against Nottingham Forest

10:04pm

On the loan front, Keith Andrews played the full 90 minutes for Brighton as they were defeated 1-0 away to Sheffield Wednesday

9:52pm

But that is not the end of the coverage here at the Reebok, we still have plenty to come from the post-match press conference!

9:51pm

The referee brings the game to an end.  Bolton are victorious by one goal to nil thanks to David Wheaters first-half header

9:50pm

Knight heads Gilks' long punt away and Moritz carries the ball downfield

9:50pm

Danns digs a shot out from just inside the area but it is straight at Gilks

9:49pm

'We are going down' chant the Blackpool supporters

9:48pm

Hutton heads clear a Basham cross before shielding the ball behind for a goalkick under pressure from Earnshaw

9:47pm

There will be a minimum of four minutes added time

9:46pm

Moritz's corner is floated to the edge of the penalty area where Danns was completely unmarked as he hit the ball first time on the volley and it bounced narrowly past the post

9:45pm

Neat one touch play from Bolton ends with Moritz firing a short off Cathcart and behind for a corner

9:44pm

Hutton drove at the Blackpool defence with pace and purpose before playing the ball to  his right to Chungy in acres of space but his cross failed to beat the first man and the visitors clear

9:43pm

Chungy's pass to Beckford is put behind by Cathcart, Bolton attamept a short corner that ends up out of play for a goalkick

9:42pm

What a chance to kill the game for Beckford!  The striker pinches the ball from McMahon down the left, aprroaches Gilks one-on-one and gets his shot all wrong shooting across goal and wide by a number of yards

9:41pm

The visitors are throwing men forward in the final few minutes, Bolton looking solid at the back thus far

9:40pm

Moritz's first touch is to take the free-kick which is met at the back-post by the head of Knight and Gilks catchesthe header comfortably

9:39pm

Jutkiewicz is replaced by Moritz

9:38pm

Basham fouls Chungy down the left channel, free-kick eight-yards in from the corner flag

9:37pm

Barkhuizen is the man who scored on his Blackpool debut here in the FA Cup earlier this season

9:36pm

Foley is replaced by Barkhuizen 

9:35pm

Perkins lays off Halliday at the edge of the penalty area but he fails to keep his shot down

9:35pm

15,903 is tonights official attendance

9:34pm

Good chance for Earnshaw as he receives the ball 10-yards out and sidefoots the ball straight at Bogdan

9:34pm

Bogdan collects Foley's wayward cross

9:33pm

Fuller is replaced by Keogh

9:32pm

Fuller is down in the penalty area receiving treatment

9:32pm

Basham links up with Fuller in the attacking third and Chungy attends to his defensive duties clearing the ball in to touch

9:31pm

Jutkiewicz lofts the ball back in to the box and Beckford directs a header straight down the throat of Gilks

9:30pm

Spearing opts to deliver this free-kick and it is cleared by Robinson out for a throw

9:30pm

The free-kick is taken short and Chungy is fouled

9:30pm

Mackenzie receives a lecture from the referee for a foul on Beckford midway inside the visitors half

9:29pm

Hutton breaks up Blackpool's counter with a superb tackle on Fuller

9:28pm

Spearing delivers and the ball finally drops to Danns who shoots straight at Gilks

9:28pm

Beckford wins a corner attempting to round McMahon

9:28pm

Jutkiewicz rises highest to meet Huttons cross from the right but couldn't direct his header on target

9:27pm

Earnshaw comes on for his debut, replacing Grandin

9:26pm

Beckford beats the offside trap for the second time is as many minutes, this time connecting with Chungy's pass at full stretch to poke the ball past Gilks but also agonisingly past the post

9:25pm

And he nearly has a chance straight away as he races to get on the end of Chungy's pass but Gilks is out quickly to collect the ball at his feet

9:24pm

Beckford was the man who scored the winner the last time the sides met in the FA Cup back in January

9:24pm

Beckford replaces Mason

9:24pm

Grandin drags an effort across goal and wide from the edge of the penalty area

9:23pm

Blackpool are enjoying a lot of possession at the edge of the Bolton area but have yet to penetrate

9:21pm

Wheater takes a kick to the face from Fuller whilst challenging for the ball, brave header

9:20pm

Robinson arrives at the back-post to head Foley's cross over the crossbar

9:18pm

Fuller slides the free-kick in to the path of McMahon who drives his effort high and wide

9:17pm

Chungy replaces Davies

9:17pm

Hutton fouls Grandin three-yards outside the penalty area, free-kick Blackpool

9:16pm

Wheater gets his body in the way of Halliday's shot

9:16pm

Jutkiewicz looks to round McMahon but runs in to the full-back and the referee waves away his half-hearted appeals for a free-kick

9:14pm

Medo tackles Fuller as he broke in to the Bolton penalty area, and Knight heads Robinson's cross away

9:13pm

Pinball in the Bolton penalty area resulting in Basham smashing a shot wide from 15-yards

9:12pm

Both players re-enter the frame as play continues

9:11pm

Davies is back on his feet and walking off

9:11pm

Fuller slides in late on Davies and both players stay down - physio's required

9:10pm

Jutkiewicz is bundled to the floor by Mackenzie, Spearings quick free-kick to Mason is cut out by Robinson

9:09pm

Hutton breaks down the right but his initial effort is blocked, Medo lashes the follow up high and wide

9:07pm

Mason re-delivers but there are no white shirts in the penalty area and Gilks catches comfortably

9:06pm

Jutkiewicz's low cross from the left is cleared as far as Hutton

9:05pm

Knight knocks the ball in to the box from the half-way line and Gilks rushes off his line to catch

9:04pm

Grandin's header from the corner hits a pile of bodies inside the six-yard box and Bolton clear the danger

9:04pm

Fuller cuts in from the left and lays the ball off to Grandin who's effort deflects off Wheater and behind for a corner

9:01pm

Bolton get the second-half underway

8:47pm

The referee brings the first-half to an end.  Wheater's goal is all that seperates the sides at the break

8:45pm

There will be a minimum of one minute added time

8:45pm

Danns overhits his lofted ball for Jutkiewicz and Blackpool have a goalkick

8:44pm

Mackenzie looks to get on the end of McMahon's cross but his first touch lets him down under pressure from Hutton and Bogdan retrieves the ball for a goalkick

8:42pm

Bogdan is off his line quickly to punch clear McMahon's corner

8:42pm

Hutton heads Foley's cross behind for a corner

8:40pm

Jutkiewicz gets a telling off from Clattenburg for a scuffle with Robinson

8:39pm

Knight clears Grandin's cross from the byline

8:38pm

Jutkiewicz is adjudged to have controlled Knight's clearance with his arm and the referee awards the visitors a free-kick

8:36pm

Spearing knocks a long pass forward to Mason who is in behind the Blackpool back line but the pass is just too much for the front man to bring under his control

8:34pm

Medo disposseses Perkins in the middle of the park and Bolton are three-on-three but the midfielder chooses the wrong option and the ball ends up in the gloves of Gilks

8:33pm

McMahon's free-kick is cleared by Jutkiewicz

8:32pm

Blackpool have a free-kick 10-yards inside the Wanderers half

8:32pm

Jutkiewicz heads Spearing's deep corner against Mackenzie and behind but the referee awards a goalkick

8:31pm

Medo beats Basham on the left channel and Perkins sweeps up to put the ball out for a corner

8:30pm

Bogdan catches Halliday's corner at the second attempt

8:30pm

Fuller wins a corner as Ream attempts to block the attackers progress in to the box

8:29pm

Basham's cross takes a double deflection off Davies then the former Wanderers man to run behind for a goalkick

8:28pm

McMahon lifts the free-kick in to the penalty area and after Ream and Wheater twice clear, Cathcart follows up and arrows an effort inches past Bogdan's upright

8:26pm

Davies fouls Basham in the centre-circle

8:25pm

Robinson's cross from the left is brought down on the penalty spot by Halliday and his mis-control allows Fuller a free shot but he drags it across goal and wide

8:24pm

Straight up the other end Davies carries the ball before teeing up Danns who blasts a shot over Gilks' goal

8:23pm

Fuller beats Wheater in the left-back position and would have put the ball on a plate for the awaiting Grandin if it wasn't for a superb sliding tackle from Knight

8:23pm

Bogdan is off his line to catch a Perkins cross from the left

8:22pm

Blackpool counter-attack finding themselves three-on-two but Halliday refused the help of his team-mates to his right and drove an effort wide of Bogdan's near post, that was a let off for Bolton!

8:21pm

Spearing takes and it is cleared easily

8:21pm

Medo wins Bolton a corner on the right-hand side

8:20pm

That goal is Wheater's first goal in almost two years

8:19pm

The Wanderers are now content playing the ball around the back four

8:17pm

Spearing's corner floated in from the right and headed back across goal by Wheater, evading Gilks who does his best at full-stretch but it is not enough to keep the ball out.  1-0 Bolton!

8:15pm

Wheater heads Bolton in front!!

8:15pm

From the resulting throw Hutton fires in a cross that is turned behind by Halliday

8:15pm

Jutkiewicz's cross is too much for the awaiting Mason but Robinson clears the ball for a Bolton throw-in

8:14pm

Medo bursts down the right channel skipping past challenges from Perkins and Robinson but Perkins gets back in time to play the ball against the Wanderers man and out for a goalkick

8:12pm

Hutton's cross is brought down by Mason on the edge of the penalty area and he lays it back for Jutkiewicz who slips as he shoots, failing to keep his effort down

8:10pm

Fuller goes down too easy for Clatenburg's liking under pressure from Knight and the defender clears his lines

8:10pm

And Bolton break with Mason who twists and turns down the right to beat McMahon and cross low towards Jutkiewicz but the man on loan from Middlesborough fails to get any contact on the ball under pressure from Cathcart 

8:08pm

Spearing and Hutton clear a Robinson cross from the left

8:08pm

Even Gilks is getting a few early touches

8:07pm

Blackpool are keeping the ball between their back four at the moment

8:06pm

Jutkiewicz's header finds Mason who skips past Robinson on the right with ease but his cutback is aimed at Davies but cut out by Perkins

8:05pm

Knight pushes Fuller down the line and the attacker runs straight out of play

8:05pm

Grandin looks to find Fuller in the box but he overhits his pass and Bolton have a goalkick

8:04pm

The throw-in comes to nothing

8:03pm

Mason chases down Gilks and forces him to smash the ball out for an attacking throw-in to Bolton

8:03pm

Davies drifts in from the right and looks to slide in Jutkiewicz but Mackenzie intercepts

8:02pm

Danns pressures Basham into knocking the ball out of play for a Bolton throw-in

8:01pm

The ball goes behind for a Blackpool goalkick off Mason

8:01pm

Knight's long ball is aimed towards Jutkiewicz but Cathcart intercepts

8:00pm

Blackpool get the first-half underway

7:57pm

And out they come and begin the pre-match handshakes

7:53pm

A little over five minutes to kick-off as the players begin to fill the tunnels

7:46pm

Wanderers have received three red cards in their last seven games the official has been in the middle

7:43pm

In comparison, Wanderers did win seven of their first 14 games with Clattenburg in charge, including a win over Manchester United at the Reebok.

7:40pm

WANDERERS POOR RUN WITH CLATTENBURG IN CHARGE


Wanderers have won just once in their last 17 attempts with the Tyne and Wear official wearing the whistle.

August 2013 Burnley 1 Wanderers 1
March 2012 Man City 2 Wanderers 0
Dec 2011 Wanderers 1 Wolves 1
Oct 2011 Swansea 3 Wanderers 1
September 2011 Arsenal 3 Wanderers 0
May 2011 Spurs 2 Wanderers 1
Dec 2010 Wanderers 2 Blackburn 1
Sept 2010 Burnley 1 Wanderers 0
Feb 2010 Wanderers 0 Fulham 0
Dec 2009 Wanderers 3 Man City 3
Nov 2009 Aston Villa 5 Wanderers 1
Oct 2009 Man Utd 2 Wanderers 1
Sept 2009 Wanderers 1 Stoke 1
May 2009 Man City 1 Wanderers 0
Apr 2008 Spurs 1 Wanderers 1
Feb 2008 Blackburn 4 Wanderers 1
Jan 2008 Wanderers 0 Fulham 0

7:35pm

Doesn't look like many Blackpool fans have made the trip across Lancashire this evening with only half of the lower tier open

7:31pm

Interesting statistic between BWFC and Clattenburg - they have won only one of their last 17 games the Durham referee has been in charge

7:26pm

Who last officiated Bolton in their opening day 1-1 draw with Burnley

7:26pm

Tonight's referee is Premier League official Mark Clattenburg

7:23pm

They are now joined by the Whites

7:23pm

7:22pm

7:22pm

7:22pm

7:20pm

The Blackpool players are making their way on to the pitch to begin their warm up

7:13pm

Three points this evening could lift the Wanderers up to 16th in the league table, 12 points from safety

7:08pm

BFC subs: Osbourne, Bishop, Keogh, Haroun, Goodwillie, Barkhuizen, Earnshaw

7:07pm

BFC starting XI: Gilks, McMahon, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Robinson, Foley, Perkins, Basham, Halliday, Grandin, Fuller

7:07pm

7:06pm

7:06pm

One change for Wanderers then as Wheater comes in for the suspended Alex Baptiste. Looks like Ream will move across to the left again.

7:04pm

BWFC subs: Lonergan, Kellett, Hall, Chungy, Trotter, Moritz, Beckford.

7:04pm

BWFC to face Blackpool: Bogdan, Knight, Ream, Hutton, Wheater, Spearing, Medo, Danns, Davies, Jutkiewicz, Mason.

7:01pm

Wanderers finished the weekend's game at Yeovil like a train - but started like (insert your own derogatory remark here).

7:00pm

Never quite understood why. Every night's a good night for football.

7:00pm

Cold night at the Reebok and a bit of rain in the air - but a good night for football, as they say.

6:56pm

Welcome to Matchday live folks - as Wanderers and Blackpool contest the REAL derby.

5:56pm

Join us later this evening for all the pre-match build up, latest team news and gossip from the Reebok as Wanderers take on old foes Blackpool.

If you have any questions or want to raise a topic for debate - tweet @MarcIles or join in with our comment facility.

5:52pm

The Bolton News: Nat Lofthouse

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD

This will be the 90th league meeting between the two clubs, with Wanderers boasting the better of this fixture down the years.

Whites wins - 34 Draws - 27 Losses - 28

The leading goalscorer in this fixture is the great Nat Lofthouse, who has scored 10 goals against Blackpool.

5:49pm

RECENT FORM

Wanderers are without a win in three, which stalled progress made earlier in the month. Consecutive wins over Watford, Blackburn and Leeds were followed by draws against Derby and Yeovil and a home defeat by Brighton.

Last Five: WWDLD

Wins over Millwall and Huddersfield have lifted the pressure on Barry Ferguson's side, but they have yet to win away from Bloomfield Road under the Scot.

Last Five: LLWLW

 

5:46pm

The Bolton News: Test

WANDERERS TEAM NEWS

Alex Baptiste will miss out through suspension after being sent off for a professional foul against Yeovil Town.

Stuart Holden, Joe Riley (both knee) and Darren Pratley are unavailable.

5:44pm

The Bolton News: Robert Earnshaw

BLACKPOOL TEAM NEWS

Robert Earnshaw, pictured, is set to make his Blackpool debut this evening, after signing for the remainder of the season on Friday.

However Kirk Broadfoot is expected to miss out after leaving the field injured on Saturday, and Stephen Dobbie is again a doubt

Tom Barkhuizen remains side-lined, whilst Steven Davies will miss the remainder of the season.

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6:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

I can't comment on the actual article but if BWFC loan out Eagles then the board are more stupid than I thought. I hope that rumor will be shunned quickly and that CE gets a new contract. People have short memories, I for one am a huge fan of Chris and will champion him even during a blip in form.
I can't comment on the actual article but if BWFC loan out Eagles then the board are more stupid than I thought. I hope that rumor will be shunned quickly and that CE gets a new contract. People have short memories, I for one am a huge fan of Chris and will champion him even during a blip in form. Beyond News Forum
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