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DOUBLE HIT: Arsenal's Santi Cazorla slips while taking a penalty at West Brom

MARK HALSEY: Cazorla's penalty fluff for Arsenal reminded me of a famous Wanderers conspiracy

OLD AND THE NEW? Wanderers owner Eddie Davies, left, chairman Phil Gartside, right, and potential new owner Dean Holdsworth

NEIL BONNAR: Bolton Wanderers' financial collapse proves overspending and growing debt will always end in disaster

CLUED UP: Dean Holdsworth is a vibrant fella according to Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: Ex-Wanderers stars are concerned about club's plight

LEADER REQUIRED: Mark Halsey believes Wanderers should try their best to bring Kevin Nolan back to the club

MARK HALSEY: Why I fear missing spark could cost Wanderers

BITTER RIVALS: The world stopped to watch when Muhammad Ali, right, and Joe Frazier fought

NEIL BONNAR: Without rivalry sport is just games

WRONG CALL: Mark Halsey says Preston's Calum Woods should have been sent off for his last-man challenge on Max Clayton. Picture by Paul Currie/BPI

MARK HALSEY: Bolton are having no luck with refereeing decisions

Wanderers defender Prince-Desire Gouano brings down Leeds United’s Mirco Antenucci to give away a penalty and receive a red card on Saturday

MARK HALSEY: Whites should have appealed Prince red card

BORROWED TIME: Uwe Rosler did not have long to make himself at home at Elland Road after lasting just 12 games as Leeds boss

NEIL BONNAR: Sacking a football manager should be the last resort, not a default reaction

There's nothing like the atmosphere of the live game, but many people have been priced out

NEIL BONNAR: How disenchanted fans sidestep the escalating price of football

David Moyes, left, did not fancy the Sunderland job but Sam Allardyce will relish the challenge

MARK HALSEY: Moyes didn't want Sunderland job but Big Sam will be a success

ENOUGH: Arsenal and Manchester United supporters protest about high ticket prices last week

NEIL BONNAR: The only way to bring down football ticket prices... and it will never happen

GOOD POINT: No one would have argued if Radamel Falcao had been awarded a penalty, says Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: Mourinho and Lennon outbursts show managers need time to cool off

Frank Tyson is just one of a number of national sporting heroes to have come from Farnworth

NEIL BONNAR: Farnworth is a hotbed of special sporting talent

UNWANTED CARD: Philippe Coutinho has words with referee Kevin Friend after being shown a red card during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United recently

MARK HALSEY: Is 'fussy' refereeing ruining football?

JOKER: Wladimir Klitschko (centre) laughs as Tyson Fury enters a press conference dressed as Batman

CRAIG NELSON: Boxing needs a fresh approach to save it from the Jokers

Diego Costa looks away after picking up a yellow card from Mike Dean

MARK HALSEY: One way or another, they were always going to get Chelsea striker Diego Costa

PARTY TIME: Flashback to 2003 when England sparked national sporting joy by winning the Rugby World Cup

DAVID PYE: The Rugby World Cup party is ready to start

Keep the Association name alive

NEIL BONNAR: Keep the name 'Association' alive in Bolton local cricket

Luke Shaw screams in agony after Hector Moreno's challenge leaves him with a double fracture of the leg

Mark Halsey: PSV player should have seen red for 'horrendous' challenge on Luke Shaw

MEDIA FRENZY: Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell signs autographs at the Black Prince Community Hub in London as part of the NFL's battle for young hearts and minds in the UK

CRAIG NELSON: The NFL's return to mainstream British TV could be a marketing masterstroke

GREEN LIGHT: What would Kevin Davies have thought about getting a green card?

MARK HALSEY: Green cards aren't the future, and farewell to Bolton Wanderers legend Kevin Davies

HISTORY MAN: Will Wayne Rooney be celebrating a record-breaking goal for England this week?

CRAIG NELSON: World Cup record makes Rooney's goal-scoring feats all the more remarkable

DISAPPOINTING: Dorian Dervite walks off with his head in his hands after being shown a red card by referee Paul Tierney. Picture by Paul Currie/BPI

MARK HALSEY: Derby comments had me worrying for Wanderers boss

HEROIC: Jamaica's Usain Bolt adds the 2015 world 200m title to his gold haul

CRAIG NELSON: Drug peddlers, not Gatlin, are the true evil in athletics

MARK HALSEY: Why Wanderers whiz-kid Zach Clough needs to tread carefully

MARK HALSEY: Why Wanderers whiz-kid Zach Clough needs to tread carefully

HAPPY DAYS: England's Mark Wood leads the celebrations after the victory in the fourth Test match at Trent Bridge which secured the Ashes

CRAIG NELSON: Ashes home rule is becoming boringly predictable

Bolton ref Lee Mason got it wrong by not sending off Francis Coquelin last weekend, according to Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: The Championship to get higher quality referees... and about time

ON THE BALL: Cristiano Ronaldo after scooping the 2008 Ballon D'Or, the first of his three wins

CRAIG NELSON: How do you become a sporting super hero?

Jay Spearing reacts to being sent off against Derby

MARK HALSEY COLUMN: Jay Spearing's red card could come back to haunt him

GOOD DAYS: Sam Allardyce brought success to Wanderers. But when it ended the club began to pay the price

CRAIG NELSON: Is it really worth football clubs spending so big just to get a little higher?

ACTION: Anthony Crolla after the fight against Darleys Perez

CRAIG NELSON: Every sport should adopt boxing's re-match rule

WELCOME: Tour de France fans in Yorkshire last year gave the British riders an altogether more friendly welcome than in 2015

CRAIG NELSON: Fans' abuse now goes with the territory for Tour de France leader

IRONMAN: Last year's winner Cyril Viennot from France

CRAIG NELSON: Ironman motivation remains a mystery to me

Joe Root celebrates reaching his century in the first Ashes Test

England must resist the temptation to make Root captain

LEADING LADY: Heather Watson will do battle with Serena Williams in the third round at Wimbledon today

CRAIG NELSON: I wonder if the Murray family could put the LTA's millions to better use

English-born duo Chris Morris (left) and Mick McCarthy after the Republic of Ireland's defeat to hosts Italy in the 1990 World Cup

DAVID PYE: Let's welcome talent from overseas into the fold to make us better

QPR's Nedum Onuoha is sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after a second caution at Anfield last Saturday

MARK HALSEY: Big games are still blighted by key match errors from officials

Dorian Dervite brings down Bournemouth's Callum Wilson to earn a red card on Monday

MARK HALSEY: Bournemouth defeat showed how wide the gap is for Wanderers to bridge

Referee Jon Moss talks with Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak (left) as Arsenal's Mikel Arteta looks on. Moss will renew acquaintances with Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

MARK HALSEY: Jon Moss's appointment as FA Cup final referee is baffling

RIGHT DECISION: Mark Halsey backed referee Mark Clattenburg's handling of Vincent Kompany's foul during Sunday's derby

MARK HALSEY: Mark Clattenburg derby masterclass a blueprint for all referees

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Rafael remonstrate with referee Mark Clattenburg in their defeat at Leicester this season

MARK HALSEY: Clattenburg is right choice for big derby clash between United and City

Championship referee David Coote is surrounded by Millwall players after awarding a Bournemouth penalty recently. Coote, who takes charge of Wanderers on Saturday, could soon be professional

MARK HALSEY: Having full-time Championship referees presents its own set of problems

Steven Gerrard is shown red by referee Martin Atkinson at Anfield on Sunday

MARK HALSEY COLUMN: Better refereeing could have avoided Steven Gerrard's red card against Manchester United

QPR's Nedum Onuoha and Steven Caulker remonstrate with Bolton referee Lee Mason during their defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday

MARK HALSEY: Players and managers should stop hounding officials and set an example

Referee Michael Oliver sends off Manchester United's Angel Di Maria on Monday night

MARK HALSEY: Why Angel Di Maria can consider himself lucky

Referee Roger East mistakenly sends off Sunderland's Wes Brown as John O'Shea appeals at Old Trafford

MARK HALSEY: Refereeing chiefs just confused the issue over mistaken identity

LET IT FLOW: Referee Kevin Friend keeps a watching brief as the Southampton defenders dive in on Liverpool goalscorer Raheem Sterling

MARK HALSEY: Referees deserve a chance to have their say

MARK HALSEY: Managers need to set the right example like their players

Managers need to set the right example like their players

Neil Lennon consoles Neil Danns after his sending off, but must have been furious with the player for picking up his second booking

Dannsy and the ref lost their heads and Wanderers lost their chance of FA Cup glory

Matt Mills was lucky not to be sent off for this challenge on Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in last Saturday's FA Cup draw at Anfield, believes Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: Liverpool suffer from red missed as wonderful Wanderers find a Friend in referee

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