FULL TIME: Leeds United 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

FULL TIME: Leeds United 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

FULL TIME: Leeds United 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

WANDERERS owner Eddie Davies and chairman Phil Gartside watched on as Dougie Freedman’s side sunk to a fourth defeat of the season at Elland Road.

Former loan defender Stephen Warnock inflicted the killer blow early in the first half, although Joe Mason in particular wasted a number of excellent opportunities for the Whites.

Neil Redfearn, who started his playing career at Burnden Park in the early 80s had stepped into the breach for Leeds after Dave Hockaday was sacked in midweek.

And he will be delighted with what he got, as the Yorkshiremen put together a performance that roused the loud home support.

But what the result means for Freedman, whose side head into the international break with just one point from five games, remains to be seen.

The first half was a familiar tale of missed chances and poor defending as Leeds cantered to a half-time advantage.

David Wheater limped off just seven minutes in with what looked like a back injury, replaced by Dorian Dervite.

Joe Mason then saw an angled shot pushed on to the crossbar by Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri – the first of a hat-trick of chances spurned by the on-loan Cardiff City striker.

Youngster Hayden White was reinstated at right-back but he found himself swamped in the build-up to the opening goal as Mirco Antenucci and Billy Sharp took maximum advantage of space on the edge of the box to present a chance for ex-Wanderers loanee Stephen Warnock to drill home from an acute angle.

Whether it was a cross or a shot is debatable but Freedman’s side had work to do in order to get back into the game.

Managerless Leeds – themselves without half a dozen first team regulars – moved the ball around well in midfield.

Wanderers tried to hit on the break but while Craig Davies worked hard against Giuseppe Bellusci, he got little support.

Mason got his best view of goal with five minutes left in the half. Again Davies outmuscled Bellusci but with plenty to aim at, Mason could only poke his shot straight at the keeper.

And in injury time, Silvestri was called upon again to block an effort from the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international at his near post.

Wanderers emerged for the second half with some renewed purpose, and Mason again on the hunt after Spearing’s low shot had been pushed away by Silvestri. Only Jason Pearce’s excellent challenge prevented a tap-in.

While the Leeds defence looked susceptible to pace, they were doing just enough to maintain a clean sheet.

Silvestri made another sprawling save from Chung-Yong before Pearce stuck out a boot to block Mason’s route on goal for the second time in 10 minutes.

Freedman waited until the 77th minute before bringing on Jermaine Beckford, who had scored twice in midweek at Crewe.

He got one brief glimpse of goal with six minutes left but then sparked anger among the Wanderers fans after responding to a Leeds chant with a wave of the hand.

He could have made amends at the bitter end with a header from point blank range that was blocked by Silvestri, who then did superbly to get up and block the follow-up by Chung-Yong on the line.

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5:13pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Cynic_Al_14 says...

Unsure why this has been put up except to see the massive improvement that this great set of lads are doing. Well played Dougie.
Unsure why this has been put up except to see the massive improvement that this great set of lads are doing. Well played Dougie. Cynic_Al_14
  • Score: -13

5:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

the hand says...

If Eddie and gartside where there to watch yet another **** defeat then they should have gone to the dressing room and sacked dougie and made the **** walk home Jimmy Phillips and David Lee in charge please
If Eddie and gartside where there to watch yet another **** defeat then they should have gone to the dressing room and sacked dougie and made the **** walk home Jimmy Phillips and David Lee in charge please the hand
  • Score: 30

5:44pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Snakestail says...

FULL TIME: Leeds United 1 Bolton Wanderers 5

I think they mean 1- 0 otherwise we won by 4 goals which we certainly did not!
FULL TIME: Leeds United 1 Bolton Wanderers 5 I think they mean 1- 0 otherwise we won by 4 goals which we certainly did not! Snakestail
  • Score: 3

5:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

BWFC1958 says...

This has gone beyond a joke now. This club stopped dead in its tracks and started going backwards the second big Sam walked out of that door. Who knows where we would be now if the board had backed him with decent money. They didn't and decided it would be a better idea to give it to the likes of Gary megaton and Owen coyle. I like dougie freedman he seems like a good guy but how long should we continue watching this garbage? Is there another decent manager available who could do a better job? I'm pretty sure whoever came in couldn't do any worse. Dougie has had more time than most to turn this around and that time has surely ran out. Enough is enough and it's time for a change
This has gone beyond a joke now. This club stopped dead in its tracks and started going backwards the second big Sam walked out of that door. Who knows where we would be now if the board had backed him with decent money. They didn't and decided it would be a better idea to give it to the likes of Gary megaton and Owen coyle. I like dougie freedman he seems like a good guy but how long should we continue watching this garbage? Is there another decent manager available who could do a better job? I'm pretty sure whoever came in couldn't do any worse. Dougie has had more time than most to turn this around and that time has surely ran out. Enough is enough and it's time for a change BWFC1958
  • Score: 38

5:51pm Sat 30 Aug 14

BWFC1958 says...

As much as I like the name Gary megaton I obviously meant megson.
As much as I like the name Gary megaton I obviously meant megson. BWFC1958
  • Score: 10

5:55pm Sat 30 Aug 14

the hand says...

BWFC1958 wrote:
As much as I like the name Gary megaton I obviously meant megson.
Yeah we guessed you ment megson but I think megaton sounds so much better maybe we should get him
[quote][p][bold]BWFC1958[/bold] wrote: As much as I like the name Gary megaton I obviously meant megson.[/p][/quote]Yeah we guessed you ment megson but I think megaton sounds so much better maybe we should get him the hand
  • Score: 13

6:33pm Sat 30 Aug 14

genesis22 says...

its clear the club supporters want Freedman out and for **** good reasons, unfortunately the real problem is Gartside, his mate owns the club, he makes all the decisions, he has already made 3 previous disastrous manager appointments, he kept faith with OC 12 months longer than he should, he appointed DF at a critical time when the clubs future relied on bringing in a good manager to get us promoted back to the prem, he recently expressed his faith in DF reminding us of just how useless and stupid he is, yet this is the same guy you now expect to sack DF and be the one to select another manager. I would not trust him to take a dog for a walk . Be wary of what you ask for until Gartside goes nothing will change for the better.
its clear the club supporters want Freedman out and for **** good reasons, unfortunately the real problem is Gartside, his mate owns the club, he makes all the decisions, he has already made 3 previous disastrous manager appointments, he kept faith with OC 12 months longer than he should, he appointed DF at a critical time when the clubs future relied on bringing in a good manager to get us promoted back to the prem, he recently expressed his faith in DF reminding us of just how useless and stupid he is, yet this is the same guy you now expect to sack DF and be the one to select another manager. I would not trust him to take a dog for a walk . Be wary of what you ask for until Gartside goes nothing will change for the better. genesis22
  • Score: 28

6:36pm Sat 30 Aug 14

keithyno.1 says...

Well, it's one thing to rename the stadium...but with Gartside at the helm, I think it's time they renamed the club Titanic FC.
Well, it's one thing to rename the stadium...but with Gartside at the helm, I think it's time they renamed the club Titanic FC. keithyno.1
  • Score: 15

6:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

firsttouch says...

We are going Down guys!! I'm sorry :-(
We are going Down guys!! I'm sorry :-( firsttouch
  • Score: 13

6:44pm Sat 30 Aug 14

firsttouch says...

You all just need to watch DF body language it tells you a thousand things? Time for change and time to do it NOW?
You all just need to watch DF body language it tells you a thousand things? Time for change and time to do it NOW? firsttouch
  • Score: 15

6:59pm Sat 30 Aug 14

denraw says...

John McGinlay was Radio Manchester's summariser at the Leeds game and he was asked for a new manager's name in the event of Freedman being sacked. John suggested Phil Brown with Bruce Rioch as Director of Football. Food for thought????
John McGinlay was Radio Manchester's summariser at the Leeds game and he was asked for a new manager's name in the event of Freedman being sacked. John suggested Phil Brown with Bruce Rioch as Director of Football. Food for thought???? denraw
  • Score: 15

7:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

WHATAMESSS.66 says...

WHITE ARMY......WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY......... HA/ HA/ HA/ BARMY ARMY....... BARMY ARMY...... BARMY ARMY.......... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES...... GIVE IT UP...... GIVE IT UP..... GIVE IT UP/ HA! HA! HA!
WHITE ARMY......WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY......... HA/ HA/ HA/ BARMY ARMY....... BARMY ARMY...... BARMY ARMY.......... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES...... GIVE IT UP...... GIVE IT UP..... GIVE IT UP/ HA! HA! HA! WHATAMESSS.66
  • Score: -8

7:13pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Italy23 says...

It's idiotic sack him and get someone in who calls a spade spade. I can't remember the last time he criticised his team or for that matter kept a clean sheet...... Alan Curbishley
It's idiotic sack him and get someone in who calls a spade spade. I can't remember the last time he criticised his team or for that matter kept a clean sheet...... Alan Curbishley Italy23
  • Score: 12

7:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

keithyno.1 says...

WHATAMESSS.66 wrote:
WHITE ARMY......WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY......... HA/ HA/ HA/ BARMY ARMY....... BARMY ARMY...... BARMY ARMY.......... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES...... GIVE IT UP...... GIVE IT UP..... GIVE IT UP/ HA! HA! HA!
Another one who's on drugs.....
[quote][p][bold]WHATAMESSS.66[/bold] wrote: WHITE ARMY......WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY......... HA/ HA/ HA/ BARMY ARMY....... BARMY ARMY...... BARMY ARMY.......... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES...... GIVE IT UP...... GIVE IT UP..... GIVE IT UP/ HA! HA! HA![/p][/quote]Another one who's on drugs..... keithyno.1
  • Score: 12

8:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

GordysBoneyard says...

After the first game of the season Dougie stated that he doesn't get too exited when we win and doesn't get too downhearted when we loose. This sums the Guy up! He should be gutted just like everyone else who gives a jot about the club. Or are we just not buying in to it, another one of his classic statements, I would rather buy back OC than this joke.
After the first game of the season Dougie stated that he doesn't get too exited when we win and doesn't get too downhearted when we loose. This sums the Guy up! He should be gutted just like everyone else who gives a jot about the club. Or are we just not buying in to it, another one of his classic statements, I would rather buy back OC than this joke. GordysBoneyard
  • Score: 13

9:15pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Reebok Al says...

Wouldn't you know it ? Whenever Bolton come up against a team that's struggling, that has just had its manager sacked and is in disarray, you can almost guarantee they'll lose.
Looking on the bright side, if Dougie's short of attacking options, a player called El Hadji Diouf is available and looking for a club. His good points are he is skilful and knows where the goal is. His bad points ? Yes, I suppose you're right.
Wouldn't you know it ? Whenever Bolton come up against a team that's struggling, that has just had its manager sacked and is in disarray, you can almost guarantee they'll lose. Looking on the bright side, if Dougie's short of attacking options, a player called El Hadji Diouf is available and looking for a club. His good points are he is skilful and knows where the goal is. His bad points ? Yes, I suppose you're right. Reebok Al
  • Score: 12

3:09pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Djorkaeff's right peg says...

WHATAMESSS.66 wrote:
WHITE ARMY......WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY......... HA/ HA/ HA/ BARMY ARMY....... BARMY ARMY...... BARMY ARMY.......... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES...... GIVE IT UP...... GIVE IT UP..... GIVE IT UP/ HA! HA! HA!
Tosser!
[quote][p][bold]WHATAMESSS.66[/bold] wrote: WHITE ARMY......WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY....... WHITE ARMY......... HA/ HA/ HA/ BARMY ARMY....... BARMY ARMY...... BARMY ARMY.......... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES..... SUPER WHITES...... GIVE IT UP...... GIVE IT UP..... GIVE IT UP/ HA! HA! HA![/p][/quote]Tosser! Djorkaeff's right peg
  • Score: 3

3:11pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Djorkaeff's right peg says...

Al Mather's Super Whites Army! Al'll sort 'em out. Ha ha!
Al Mather's Super Whites Army! Al'll sort 'em out. Ha ha! Djorkaeff's right peg
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Snakestail says...

Perhaps they'll hire David Moyes, I hear he's available. :)
Perhaps they'll hire David Moyes, I hear he's available. :) Snakestail
  • Score: 1
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