About Cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

More info about cookies.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Leeds United 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

Last updated:

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

Marc Iles, chief football writer

    Comments


    swager123 4:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Riggermortis wrote…


    We need a goal, even I know that Feeney is our best hope to create one but dougie knows better. We still need a boost and will be waiting a long time for one. I expect we will go down with Blackpool and Leeds.

    We will go down if this clown and his so called backroom staff who are stealing a living are still here !!!

    Score: 3
    liss white 3:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Talking Beckford up on the Thursday and then not picking him 2 days later is a big call but can only assume he is going to use him as an impact sub?! I'm more concerned with our defending as we won't win many games conceding 2 goals all the time!
    COYW'S

    Score: 5
    Armitage93 2:17pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Massive call from Dougie to leave out Beckford, Pratley and Feeney given their huge impact on the last game. Mason hasn't been fantastic recently and I am very surprised he didn't opt with Beckford instead. Both came off the bench and the one who didn't score 2 goals has started... Hoping for the best but one can't help but wonder, given current circumstances, Dougie will do or die by this decision....

    Come on whites!

    Score: 3
    Townleys 2:22pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    No Beckford against his former team. Having just scored twice in midweek too. If this proves a wrong decision by Dougie surely Gartside and Davies will give him the sack during the international break.

    Score: 6
    North East Paul 2:35pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    I agree with Armitage93, why oh why leave a striker out who has just scored twice in our last game?

    Score: 6
    Liamdog 2:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    So let me get this right, DF quote, "Beckford is an out and out goal scorer." This after he scores 2 goals in his previous game then promptly drops him ! Makes sense to me Dougie lad !

    Score: 8
    Boltonmonkey 2:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Sat in the away end at Elland road. Let's hope we dig a win out. This is a massive game for both clubs. So early in the season too. The result here will either kick start our season or get dougie the sack!

    Score: 6
    poplarman 3:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Yes Beckford scored two but Mason & Davies work well together. This will be our first win of the season against an unsettled Leeds 1-2.

    Score: -6
    Rememberscarborough 3:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Beckford comes off the bench and scores twice so looks like an impact player. Why wouldn't Freedman do the same if it worked so well last time?

    Grovelling apologies if Beckford scores the winner....

    Score: 0
    Rowboti04 3:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Anyone know how I can listen to the match online?

    Score: -1
    Armitage93 3:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    I don't like to speculate on a managers future but there's a photo of Eddie Davies and Gartside together sat in Elland Road. Bad signs if thinks stay as they are for young Dougie

    Score: 4
    Armitage93 3:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Things*. Phone error sorry

    Score: 2
    Armitage93 3:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    With Gartside and Davies watching, there's something slightly ironic about that goal. The scorer, someone that helped us greatly push on and almost make the promos land. The opponent, someone who's descent from promise is happening at its highest ever rate.

    Come on Bolton fight and bring it back.

    Score: 2
    tokyodave 4:54pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Not daft of JB to acknowledge fans, I'd expect and have seen former wanderers players acknowledge whites fans when playing for other teams. Petty complaint

    Score: 5
    Armitage93 3:38pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Sorry for the typos, on my phone as I'm in the states.

    Marc I'll tweet you the photo now

    Score: -1
    Armitage93 3:44pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    You can't help but think a man who scored 2 mid week would have taken one of these chances....

    Score: 2
    Worksopbwfc 3:45pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    I thing eddie davies who runs businesses should employ the players in the week to week for a living because they are not doing any work training infront of goal at the back.

    Score: 3
    Boltonmonkey 3:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    It's about time Dougie joined the other proclaimer coyle in the dole queue. This is dire.

    Score: 6
    Riggermortis 4:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Bret Warburton sat with gartside another millionaire with Bolton blood coarsing through his veins.

    Score: 5
    Cynic_Al_14 4:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Bolton fans are envious of the managerless Leeds.

    Score: 6
    Riggermortis 4:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    We need a goal, even I know that Feeney is our best hope to create one but dougie knows better. We still need a boost and will be waiting a long time for one. I expect we will go down with Blackpool and Leeds.

    Score: 5
    Armitage93 4:37pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Dougie not covering himself in glory, when really, he needs to. Mason missing countless chances, yet Beckford still not on after 73 minutes, after scoring in mid week. Feeney played well; still he is not on the pitch.

    I fear for Mr Freedman ager this, I really do. He has done well in a period of austerity for us; helping us manage the books, whilst at times, giving us glimmers of reasons to be optimistic. However ultimately, his stubbornness with this system and lack of faith in players, who can perform, seems to be achilles heel. Hope the lads prove me wrong here, but we seem toothless.

    NEED a poacher up top.

    Score: 7
    Armitage93 4:41pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    78 minutes in, losing in a game we pretty much must get something out of, and Beckford is finally brought on.

    It's getting slightly embarrassing this.

    Score: 6
    Worksopbwfc 4:44pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Why O Why does freeman leave it to late to bring on subs it's alright if you are winning beckford on now but why not feeney as will. for a last fling at leeds bad business.

    Score: 5
    Boltonmonkey 4:48pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Beckford waving at the Leeds fans now. Did you know that if you rearrange the letters in his name you can spell: useless ego driven mercenary ****.

    Score: 6
    Armitage93 4:54pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Freedman has been guilty all season of leaving it too late to make any changes.

    With an international break and 2 winnable games coming up, you can help but wonder whether Davies will be forced into action. We need positives, and at the minute its negative after negative. He wouldn't be at this game for no reason, and with a defeat looming, it looks the end for Mr Freedman.

    If that is the case, we need a fast, effective and positive response to help us shoot up the table. It isn't too late

    Score: 10
    bobtooteeoff 5:27pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    were on the road to now where ive finished till things start to happen gartside freeman get them out I said we would be bottom of league before sept they are crap Bolton fans all of us should walk with our feet keep the stadium empty they might listen then!!!

    Score: 6
    Liamdog 4:55pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Rememberscarborough wrote…


    Beckford comes off the bench and scores twice so looks like an impact player. Why wouldn't Freedman do the same if it worked so well last time?

    Grovelling apologies if Beckford scores the winner....

    You were saying .....?

    Score: 0
    swager123 4:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Armitage93 wrote…


    Freedman has been guilty all season of leaving it too late to make any changes.

    With an international break and 2 winnable games coming up, you can help but wonder whether Davies will be forced into action. We need positives, and at the minute its negative after negative. He wouldn't be at this game for no reason, and with a defeat looming, it looks the end for Mr Freedman.

    If that is the case, we need a fast, effective and positive response to help us shoot up the table. It isn't too late

    couldn't agree with you more !!

    Score: 5
    swager123 4:59pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    BYE BYE FREEDMAN !!!!!!!!!

    Score: 11
    Say It As You See It 5:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    If Freedman is still manger on Monday morning, my direct debit is getting cancelled. Sick of getting taken for a ride by this shambles of a football club

    Score: 12
    Cynic_Al_14 5:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Apparently we've made big improvements on last season. Well it was 1-5 last season and 1-0 this. And we went 10 without a win, which set a new record and I think we may be able to smash that record this season.

    We will go down with Freedman, listen to the fans! Incidentally I don't think relegation is the worst thing in the world. Look at Wolves, Norwich, Southampton, Man city. All bounced back but with Freedman we'll go down and stay down albeit with a great bunch on individuals who never question him!

    Please, let this be his last match. Not moved from bottom 3, negative goal difference(obviously
    ) and dire football.

    Score: 7
    prestonexile 5:38pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    I feared an odd goal defeat because it will give Gartside the excuse to persevere with Freedman for another few weeks. Having failed to win or even draw it would have been much better for the long term future of the club if we had been hammered. Persisting with Freedman is not even papering over the cracks, because the house is falling down, and radical action is needed now.

    Score: 5
    Riggermortis 5:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    bobtooteeoff wrote…


    were on the road to now where ive finished till things start to happen gartside freeman get them out I said we would be bottom of league before sept they are crap Bolton fans all of us should walk with our feet keep the stadium empty they might listen then!!!

    I agree but I don't they care about the fans in the slightest. Why are the chairman and manager still being paid their ridiculous salaries. We should have ffp for them. Mcginlay says he should go!

    Score: 5
    Riggermortis 5:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    bobtooteeoff wrote…


    were on the road to now where ive finished till things start to happen gartside freeman get them out I said we would be bottom of league before sept they are crap Bolton fans all of us should walk with our feet keep the stadium empty they might listen then!!!

    I agree but I don't they care about the fans in the slightest. Why are the chairman and manager still being paid their ridiculous salaries. We should have ffp for them. Mcginlay says he should go!

    Score: 4
    Beyond News Forum 6:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    DF also can be the initials for 'Deluded Fecker'.

    Sorry Marc I succumbed to obscenities :(

    Score: 5
    Beyond News Forum 6:17pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Has john McGinley got his coaching/management badges in order?

    Score: 4
    bwfcrgr8 6:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    what kind of tactical genius leaves out a striker who is facing his old club having just scored 2 goals in midweek!!!!!
    Have you heard of form players Freedman?!!!
    Also, Mark Davies???? Pinning all our hopes on a bloke who can't play more than 15 games a season.
    Freedman must go & preferably in the same taxi as Gartside!!

    Score: 12
    Beyond News Forum 6:18pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    McGinlay also lol

    Score: 3
    the hand 6:19pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    bobtooteeoff wrote…


    were on the road to now where ive finished till things start to happen gartside freeman get them out I said we would be bottom of league before sept they are crap Bolton fans all of us should walk with our feet keep the stadium empty they might listen then!!!

    You where telling people at work last night to have a bet on bolton cause we where going to murder them get your hair cut bob

    Score: 1
    johnnykilroy4 8:06pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Why is it Bolton Wanderers play crap before Christmas then start winning games after Christmas then miss out of a play off place ? Think about it !!!!

    Score: 1
    Beyond News Forum 9:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    johnnykilroy4 wrote…


    Why is it Bolton Wanderers play crap before Christmas then start winning games after Christmas then miss out of a play off place ? Think about it !!!!

    And we are waiting for the punchline lol

    Score: 2
    Riggermortis 9:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    What price on them rolling out Stuart Holden fit before Christmas again to try and appease the few remaining fans who can't see what's going on at our once proud club.

    Score: 5
    The beautiful south 10:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14

    Re - beckford - I was at the game today and I along with many others was upset that beckford acknowledged the Leeds fans singing his name - he was out of order and it was an insult to those Bolton fans who had paid good money to be there.
    I have no problem with any wanderers player acknowledging a former clubs fans before or after the game . I would have accepted beckford not celebrating a goal today out of respect to his former club / fans.

    But to do what he did during the match with us 1/0 down chasing a equiliser with 10-15 mins left , and then to miss a couple of chances shortly after leads me to question his integrity. Did he miss in order to stay popular with his Leeds fans behind the goal ?? We will never know ??

    Speaking with a Leeds fan before the game she told us beckford had said he would never score for any other team at ellland road.Another after the game said he was subbed whilst playing for Leicester for saluting the Leeds fans. Dougie should have done the same today.

    Score: 5
    pault 10:00am Sun 31 Aug 14

    bobtooteeoff wrote…


    were on the road to now where ive finished till things start to happen gartside freeman get them out I said we would be bottom of league before sept they are crap Bolton fans all of us should walk with our feet keep the stadium empty they might listen then!!!

    Sadly, Gartside is very satisfied with those 10.000 season ticket holders therefore those fans who want change can go and run thank you very much (Gartside speaking)

    Score: 2
    mike10 10:03am Sun 31 Aug 14

    like it or not-crunch time is coming!
    if anyone disagrees with what has been said previously then let's hope you are of the same opinion come December if nothing changes
    Anyone with two eyes in their head can see what's happening.

    Score: 6
    mouseloose73 2:49pm Sun 31 Aug 14

    glad of international break saves us from another embarrassing defeat !!

    Score: 2

    Next Up