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The Wigan man drives low from the edge of the box after Ryan had made a good save from Pinnila.
Beausejour scores for Chile
Four mins added time for Australia to level the game
That Chile coach has got some glare on him...
RT @Televisivamente: #ChileVsAustralia http://t.co/NB4ozq57mU— @paz_asenjo 14 June 2014
No reflection on the football - it's just way past my bedtime!
I am going to need a lot more caffine to stay awake during these night games...
Cahill heads on to the roof of the net. Great cross from Wilkinson again.
66 - 34 per cent possession but Aussies generally looking more incisive when they have the ball.
RT @GrantWahl: Why it took so long for the World Cup to get goal-line technology is mystifying.— @The_Commish92 14 June 2014
Bresciano drills a shot wide at the other end. Really open game.
Wilkinson clears off the line from Sanchez.
Aussies really pushing hard for the equaliser.
Bresciano brings a magnificent double save out of Bravo.
Cahill has an equaliser ruled out. Just offside.
Cahill goes close with another header. Ex-Everton man also thought he was fouled by Jara.
Still think Chile will win this comfrtably.
Not 100 per cent what for...
@MarcIles the guy is like a 2 foot tall how does he do that!— @DannyW91 13 June 2014
@gary_egg21 @MarcIles simon Charlton— @BoltonDan32 13 June 2014
@MarcIles Heidar Helguson....— @19manning83 13 June 2014
@MarcIles ronaldo— @gary_egg21 13 June 2014
Is anyone better at that kind of standing jump than Cahill?
Trademark header right there!— @Kevin__Davies 13 June 2014
Who else but Tim Cahill? Leapt like the proverbial to head home Franjic's cross. How good is he at that??
I like the look of the Chile left-back Mena - looks a decent player.
Chile, as many predicted, looking very comfortable on the ball. Spain will be having nightmares tonight after that showing against Holland.
Potential headline... Chile Con Carnage?
Orr blasts one from distance. Wide, but more progressive from Australia.
@MarcIles I'm with u Marc!— @S8PPE 13 June 2014
Two in two minutes for the Chileans. Could be game over already.
Vargas slices through Australia's defence, lays off for Valdivia and his finish is superb from the edge of the box.
Varga causes all sorts of problems for Australia, who can't clear their lines and the ball falls for Alexis Sanchez. Easy goal.
Nothing doing so far. Aussies look a bit hesitant at the back but look like they have a bit of pace on the wings.
BBC is so much better than ITV 😓— @Chris_Lester7 13 June 2014
@MarcIles 2 nil Chile— @markeh0210 13 June 2014
@MarcIles 4-1 chile— @MikeBamber4 13 June 2014
@MarcIles it's a go too sleep 0-0— @oglepaul 13 June 2014
@ComradeWanderer @MarcIles 2-1 #chi though I would love an #aus upset— @19manning83 13 June 2014
@MarcIles 0-1 to the convicts! After that thumping of Spain, anything can happen!— @ComradeWanderer 13 June 2014
Here we go again for round three - score predictions coming up...
@MarcIles Like watching #BWFC at Reading last season...— @PengyElWanderer 13 June 2014
It's all over. Spanish inquisition starts here...
Torres misses an absolute gift.
Wijnald gets round the back of Spain again, cuts back for Robben but he loses his balance.
Wijnald and Robben both bring good saves out of Casillas. That could have been six. Unbelievable.
So as I said at the start of the blog, I think this will be a tight game...
RT @Craig28Davies: Robben has just committed a drive by 🙈🙈— @TrottingMad 13 June 2014
Robben races on to a long ball, beats Ramos easily and then takes it round Casillas and slams the ball into the net. Amazing.
Oh my word, it's five!
RT @Kevin__Davies: Wowza!! Holland are on flames!! Seem to have a top manager there. I tipped them to win today but not this emphatically...— @StuDavies3 13 June 2014
Massive mistake from Casillas - terrible touch that let in Van Persie and he stabbed it into an empty net. Wretched night for Spain.
Casillas makes a save from Van Persie with his feet - could have been four!
I think there have now been more disallowed goals in this tournament than legal ones.
Spain have a goal ruled out for offside. Couple of great blocks in there from the Dutch but Silva poked the ball over the line after the keeper's save - only to see his effort chalked out.
Casillas and Van Persie
De Vrij bundled the ball over the line at the far post from Sniejder's free-kick. Casillas complaining that there was a push - but unlike the referee last night (Brazil v Croatia) the right choice was made.
Van Persie hits the bar after a lovely move. Left to right, it ended with the United striker blasting a volley from the angle.
Spain ready to bring a couple of front men on.
Robben bamboozled Pique and Ramos - Spain definitely off the boil.
Holland slice straight through and Robben beats one man before drilling a shot past Casillas
Haven't quite got that air or invincibility.
Spain not as conscise in possession as they used to be. Changed style a little from the glory days.
Iniesta drags a shot along the ground from distance. First meaningful effort of the second half.
Well - there have been moments of genius in that half. Intruigingly poised.
RT @colinmcgreavy: I know he gets a lot of stick...but I really don't mind Mark Lawrenson when he is not speaking... #WorldCup2014— @jake74 13 June 2014
Superb pass from Blind - and Van Persie times his header perfectly. Absolute class.
What a goal for Holand!
Mark Lawrenson in especially grumpy mood today. I can only assume someone has made a remark about his shirt...
Silva denied by Cillessen - tried to chip the keeper but he got his hands in the way. Great pass by Iniesta.
There have been 1,967 offsides in this World Cup already*
De Vrij booked for a foul on Silva.
They do love their little emotional montages these foreign TV directors...
Dutch starting to get themselves together now. De Jong tries his luck but saved by Casillas.
@MarcIles give me big sams glory years over tika taka any day of the week!— @gills_87 13 June 2014
He scores - low to the keeper's right. Excellent pen.
Xabi Alonso to take
De Vrij fouls Costa - looked a certain pen to me.
Penalty to Spain
De Guizman gets a yellow for a foul on Iniesta
Can't help but feel we're seeing Holland and Spain Lite here. Neither side at their swaggering best.
Silva spurns a chance to shoot and Holland manage to clear - decent chance for Spain.
Silva plays Costa through - but his sliced shot goes high and wide. All been a bit vanilla so far.
@MarcIles even lawro is a step up from Andy Townsend— @Back0fTheNet 13 June 2014
No movement on Jutkiewicz - just another club involved. And McCormack will cost several million - have you got that, because I don't think Wanderers have!
What's the latest on Jutkiewicz and why aren't the Wanderers interested in McCormack? @MarcIles— @smchugh38 13 June 2014
Schnieder misses a golden chance - clean through, his shot is aimed straight at Casillas, who beats the ball away.
@MarcIles I hate all this Tika Taka nonsense anyway, can become quite boring. Many ways to win a football match.— @Big_Sharps 13 June 2014
Steve Wilson and Mark Lawrenson on commentary duty for the Beeb. Like Wilson - my favourite commentator.
RT @fmuamba: I am expecting some serious football lessons here both Technical and Tactical #ESP #HOL #ESPNED #WorldCup2014— @DaviesMax 13 June 2014
@MarcIles 2-1— @MottramPaul 13 June 2014
@MarcIles 1-1— @FrankStrangler 13 June 2014
"@MarcIles: Score predictions for #SPA #NED ? http://t.co/eHfEpKoozC" 1-2 #ned— @19manning83 13 June 2014
Quick round of score predictions - I'm going for a tight victory for the Spanish. 2-1.
Time for round two - Spain against Holland!
All over - Mexico deserved that. Should have been more. Will be back later with Spain v Holland.
Hernandez misses an easy chance to make it two. Completely unmarked.
Moukandjo gets a free header and brings a springing save out of Ochoa in the Mexican goal. Nearly stole a point.
@MarcIles I'm not a fan of his commentary. Uses three words when none would do— @19manning83 13 June 2014
"Wholly unitentional, hasn't made himself bigger in any way, arms were perpendicular to the body" - Clarke Carlisle sums up something that isn't a handball (I think).
Nounkeu makes a vital challenge after some great work by Hernandez. Would have been 2-0.
That invisible spray looks foamier tonight. Could be fake snow.
N'Koulou gets a yellow - very nearly a penalty
Not sure Cameroon have got the guile to get back into this. All gone a bit scrappy - and that'll suit Mexico nicely.
Chicharito coming on for Mexico.
Cameroon have got to take some initiative now. Can't sit back with six defenders now.
Peralta finally breaks the deadlock. Itanje makes a save from Dos Santos first off but the ball comes out for the striker and he tucks it away.
@MarcIles this is one horrible team. Screaming over nothing and really dirty— @Boltonsdrummer 13 June 2014
Assou-Ekotto's free kick deflects off the wall and whizzes just wide. Keeper had no chance.
Finally a yellow - Moreno for Mexico. A mild challenge compared to what has gone before. Free kick in a decent area for Cameroon.
No yellow cards - but challenges continue to err on the meaty side.
Choupo Moting has half a chance for Cameroon from an acute angle. Straight at the keeper.
@MarcIles Dreading England v Italy if the officials are this bad. If we win a throw in we'll be doing well. Any news on the Juke?— @JulianRoxyJones 13 June 2014
More flat defending from Cameroon. They have loads of men back there but no-one seems capable of making a tackle.
Itandje makes a great save from Peralta with his legs.
Cameroon have to travel 10,000 miles for their three group games. Ouch.
@MarcIles totally agree, these officials are not up to it the two games so far— @MikeBamber4 13 June 2014
Mexico boss getting a warning from the referee. He's going loco...
Peralta gets beyond the Cameroon back six but the ball just beats him. Surely only a matter of time before a Mexico goal is allowed to stand.
Mbia splats Guardardo - looked a yellow card but strangely none given.
@MarcIles I think the only way Mexico will score a legitimate goal is by shooting from inside their own half.— @JulianRoxyJones 13 June 2014
Always amazes me how quickly football crowds adopt national stereotypes. Hundreds of Sombreros in the Mexico fans there...
Dos Santos goal disallowed for offside despite final touch clearly coming off a Cameroon defender.
Mexico have another goal ruled offside. Dos Santos again. And ANOTHER bad decision.
That is some serious rain coming down. The pitch not showing any signs of wear and tear so far, though.
Guardado swings a great cross in - Mbia plays everyone onside - and Marquez takes a header off Aguillar. Massive chance but terrible defending by Cameroon.
Some uncomprimising challenges coming in from Cameroon - takes me back to Italia 90.
Eto'o goes mightily close for Cameroon, blasts Assou-Ekotto's cross just wide.
Mexico boss looks a bit like a Latino Steve Evans.
Officials are very whistle happy so far. Few borderline fouls have been given against Cameroon.
I think "think" Clarke Carlisle might have watched the Bosnia v Mexico friendly. He has referenced it seven times already...
Now Cameroon have the ball in the net - another offside but definitely no-goal this time.
Replays showed Dos Santos onside when Herrera swung the cross in. Another poor official's decision!
Dos Santos has a goal ruled out for offside - very tight.
Apologies for the late start to the blog - a few technical issues
@MarcIles Cameroon looking very poor— @Boltonsdrummer 13 June 2014
Sam Matterface and Clarke Carlisle doing the ITV commentary.
After Vieira was branded "Pat" last night, Hoddle now calling Chiles "Adie" - wonder what "Gordy" Strachan will make of that?
@MarcIles all you need Marc http://t.co/czkrPsbUjC— @FarnieLegend 13 June 2014
Mexico have never beaten African opposition in three attempts at the World Cup.
@MarcIles mexico 2 Cameroon 2— @tonyjoe90 13 June 2014
Mexico: Ochoa; P.Aguilar, 'Maza', Rafa, H.Moreno, Layún; H.Herrera, Vazquez, Guardado; Oribe, Giovani dos Santos.
Cameroon: Itandje, Djeugoue, Chedjou, Nkolou, Assou-Ekotto; Song, Mbia, Enoh; Moukandjo, Eto'o, Choupo-Moting.
@MarcIles #mex 2-0 #cam— @lewischadwick92 13 June 2014
@MarcIles #MEX 2 - 1 #CAM— @JayCritchley93 13 June 2014
I'll be looking at some of your score predictions for Mexico v Cameroon soon.
Quite fancy the Mexicans to edge it, so I'm going for 2-1.
Wanderers media man Dan Houlker on Twitter there - probably not hinting at a new signing. It appears the new Macron kits have arrived.
RT @DHoulker_BWFC: Busy day at the stadium today involving Jermaine Beckford and a recent delivery from Italy. Revealed before the end of J…— @DannyWright82 13 June 2014
Just finished a couple of pieces for tomorrow's paper - look out for articles with Gary Cahill and Roger Hunt, and my own World Cup column.
RT @JohnMartinComic: @Kevin__Davies Hi Kevin RT please?- Gary Speed Memorial 10K run 13 July @ColwynBayFC firstname.lastname@example.org for details http…— @Kevin__Davies 13 June 2014
I'm going to have to be careful - typing Reebok has become second nature to me. Expect a few typos in the first few weeks!
It's always the danger when a sponsor's name is attached to a ground as soon as it is build, I suppose. In time it will become known as the Macron but it's bound to look strange at first.
Incidentally, Macron is an anagram of "Marc No" - but I'm not taking it personally.
An email from Rachel Jones next, which reads:
"What do you think about changing the stadium's name? For me it will always be called the Reebok Stadium and I cant think of calling it anything else."
That's a very good question Stephen, and one I'd like to answer in 15 parts...
Stephen Golding asks
"How do you manage to write all day when absolutely nowt is going on?"
I've got a couple more emails to get through, and then I'll answer any straggling questions from Twitter/comments as we go through the afternoon.
I dearly hope so. Kellett didn't let anyone down, nor did Oscar Threlkeld.
I'm looking forward to seeing if Joe Riley can force his way back in after so long out injured and whether Josh Vela has returned a more matured midfielder after his spell with Notts County.
1:16pm Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
Do you think any of the younger players will play next season or could it be that they go out on loan, liked the look of Kellet.... A place for him next season?
I know Lukas wants to come back to Bolton, so that should give us a bit more time (if he is also willing to wait) but what strikes me is that Dougie could be going into the pre-season friendlies with Jermaine Beckford and a handful of strikers whose futures probably lie elsewhere. I can't see that being good for the team.
Timing is everything and Wanderers got battered last transfer deadline day when they didn't sign anyone - so perhaps on this occasion, they are timing it right? Who knows?
Emailed question from Ben Reardon (I'll email you back later with the rest)...
"With Wolves sniffing around and the fact that they can stump up the funds financially, do you think that Jutkiewicz seems more unlikely as the weeks go by, or can we pull off a deal due to the fact that the player himself wants to join Bolton?"
There's no doubt the defence looks more reliable than it did when the club first dropped into the Championship.
I still think last season's injury problems caused it to look unsettled at times. But if Dougie can keep his players out of the treatment room this season, I think he's got that side of things sorted.
As for the goalscoring... that's a different matter...
@MarcIles do you see similar progression under Douglas at Bolton as at his time at Palace? At Palace he sorted out a leaky defence and— @chrisbradish 13 June 2014
@MarcIles build a strong unit that tended to win games 1-0, and he took them to the top of the Championship. He's certainly sorted out our— @chrisbradish 13 June 2014
@MarcIles terrible defence and has turned them into a somewhat solid unit.— @chrisbradish 13 June 2014
The last number verified by the club was just over 9,000 - but it's messy comparing them with last season, or previous ones, because the figures tend to me massaged in all sorts of ways.
I remember when the Direct Debit thing came out, the club were saying that the uptake of tickets was 15 per cent higher than it had been 12 months earlier, but the average crowd that season was almost exactly the same.
Success will make sure the crowds stay healthy and I think history shows that Bolton's average attendance is around the 12-15,000 mark at this level doesn't it?
Email question from James Illingworth...
"How are the season tickets sales going and do you think the crowds will drop next season"
In my view, Wanderers won't get promotion unless they get another couple of decent options up front.
I also think Dougie Freedman needs a recognised left-back as competition for Marc Tierney because the team lost too much (possession wise) playing Ream out wide last season.
Another winger maybe - and then I think top six is achievable, otherwise I'm not so sure.
12:34pm Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
promotion, a realistic target this season or does it depend on transfers from now till the start of the summer?
It didn't go well for Tom last year when he went back to Shrewsbury, did it?
I hope he can come back and start pre-season well because there is something about him - but I can forsee more time out on loan.
Davies wants to be playing first team football and I don't think Freedman can offer him that. Preston seem to have gone cold on the prospect of signing him, so in my opinion, he's another one open to offers.
Second part of Andrew Hatfield's earlier email reads...
"Is there a BWFC future for Eaves and C. Davies?"
Genuinely don't know. I'm told everyone has shaken hands on it but the paperwork needs to be sorted when he gets back, so I'd guess the start of July?
@MarcIles when will the club announce tim ream contract extension— @bwfc1996 13 June 2014
Well, Mr S, it's all a matter of opinion isn't it?
I don't think people were moaning as much about one up front when we had the player (Juke) who could handle it.
It was good to see him and Mason play together at times but I'm a firm believer in horses for courses. You shouldn't have one style, one formation etc.
Another email question from Mr S - very mysterious - which reads...
"Why's Dougie Freedman always playing with one striker when its clear to everyone that we get more wins with two strikers up front?"
Interesting point Chris. With all the clamour to sign Jutkiewicz it's often missed that he didn't look 100 per cent at the end of the season.
I think Freedman fancies his chances of keeping his sharp. With a few more options up front, I think the same would go for Beckford.
My personal opinion is that Jutkiewicz is an investment. If that kind of money can be found, I doubt we'd find better elsewhere.
@MarcIles Juke went a bit cold at the end of the season through form/fitness - are we putting all our eggs in one basket with him? #bwfc— @19manning83 13 June 2014
£2m for Mason was quoted in January due to the fact they might have needed him, surely? Hoping for a bigger price. @MarcIles— @DannyW91 13 June 2014
I always say that Mark Davies, when fully fit, would be the best midfielder in the division. Sadly, that hasn't happened since we dropped into the Championship.
The decision to take him out of the side at the end of last season was an interesting one. Whether it was done for fitness reasons or for financial ones, I'm interested to see.
12:13pm Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
With Mark Davies being tied down to a deal till 2017 and DF opting to extend his deal, he must surely be in his plans and could be a massive season for him next season providing he doesn't get injured? Pivotal part to play in my opinion
I hate saying this but the couple of names that have been bandied about, I have been asked not to write about them (yet). I'm sure a trawl through the web will find the names you're looking for, though.
Dougie also mentioned that there were targets in Austria, Switzerland and Norway he was looking at, so the answer could well lie elsewhere.
Sorry about being vague.
@MarcIles any potential names being thrown about for the LB position?— @andy_sellers 13 June 2014
Matt Mills - as Tim Ream's went into retreat towards the end of the season.
Your previous tweet confused me, though, as I've never had a beard in my life.
@MarcIles who do you think has the most impressive beard in the squad?— @chrisbradish 13 June 2014
I'd imagine Speroni wanted to stay in the Premier League with Palace, where he's an absolute legend. Good keeper.
I'm going to do some research into this young lad (Ross Fitzsimons) today and see what his back story is. Hopefully we can get something in the paper.
Another email, this one from James Harrison, who asks...
"Who is this goalie we have signed from Palace and why didn't we sign the better one (Speroni)?"
Emails are building up a bit - I'll get round to you all, promise!
I'm looking into that. Lee-Barrett's deal is still out there as far as I know - but I'll admit that signing Ross Fitzsimons makes it look less likely that he'll be back.
Bogdan and Lonergan have been linked elsewhere but I don't think anything remotely concrete has happened, so they will still be here in the last year of their contract as far as I know.
12:24pm Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
This new goalkeeper, did we sign him because Lee-barratt wouldn't sign a new deal or is someone else on the way out?
12:28pm Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
DF clearing out the high earners who think they are too big for our beloved club, that's what I think happened with eagles
At the risk of offending anyone, I'll put a few names in a few categories...
Mad as hatters: Wheater, Beckford, Bogdan.
Safe pairs of hands: Holden, Mills, Danns.
Don't really want to be there: Spearing, Baptiste, Chungy.
Never there: Mark Davies (boo)
A second emailed question from Nick Taylor now...
He writes: "Who is the best and worst player to interview in the squad?"
A fair point.
The scouting system is very complex and a lot of it is done via statistical analysis now. If you've watched Moneyball, you'll know what I mean.
But I agree - there does seem to be a recurring theme. Name me a manager who doesn't go back to what he knows, though...
@MarcIles where is our scouring system every player we sign has been with dougie at sum point b4 either he managed them or played with um— @emmison_paul 13 June 2014
I don't think Bolton are going to sign him permanently. Someone I know down at Bournemouth said Cardiff were quoting £2million for him last season - and I don't see the club paying that. A loan deal would depend on how charitable Cardiff are feeling - but never say never!
@MarcIles Cardiff now have 4 strikers ahead of Mason, realistic target or a bit of a pipe dream due to funds?— @DannyW91 13 June 2014
Easier said than done. It has been like party time when Wanderers have received actual bids for the "big earners."
Keith Andrews was one of the few who took it upon themselves to move on.
12:18pm Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
Maybe do like last season to buy the juke by selling/ loaning a high earner to bring him in? and it'll be like an exchange?
The full details of what went wrong with Eagles are yet to come out - but about the time he got an eye infection (club's diagnosis, not mine), things went completely to pot.
Sordell just didn't fit at Bolton. His mind seemed to me to be elsewhere and Dougie needed to clear a bit of space in the budget. Whether that changes after the summer, I don't know. But my money is on him moving on.
Another one from the email.
Andrew Hatfield asks (one of two): Dougie said he wanted to build a team around Eagles and that he loved working with young players like Sordell. What went wrong?
On Mason, I think we still need to wait and see what Cardiff are up to. Dougie Freedman would clarly like him back - but I don't see a permanent deal being done. I think that would be too pricey.
My gut feeling is that the club will find the money from somewhere to sign Jutkiewicz. It's a perfect fit and I think the price is a realistic one - but of course there are other clubs who could potentially drive it up.
@MarcIles Do you realistically see Juke and Mason returning?— @JElsden1 13 June 2014
Chungy is another of those players who keeps on getting linked elsewhere - but no-one has actually come forward with a bid.
My own opinion is that if the club received a good bid for him after the World Cup, they would sell. But that's a big IF.
Of course, a good World Cup won't harm his value, so I'll be cheering him on when he starts against Russia next Tuesday.
12:11pm Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
What are the chances CYL will still be at BWFC next season? Could he be sold/ handed a new deal on lesser terms, with him being a high earner, Have we had any progress on The Juke?
I have no reason to believe the court case will impact upon the finances available for transfers. There hasn't been a single indication to suggest that.
@MarcIles Marc,there are rumours that @Lukeyjuke is a WW target.Do you think the long running court case outcome dictating spending policy?— @ppainsworth 13 June 2014
I'm sorry to sound like a broken record but the size of the debt really isn't the issue - it's my understanding that the rules of Financial Fair Play only allow a club to make an £8m loss, which presently Wanderers are not that far away from doing. The balance is very tight despite losing a couple of big earners - but I have been given indications from within the club that Jutkiewicz is a realistic target.
One more from the email, as my Twitter feed isn't working properly at the moment (might need a restart).
Nick Taylor's first question is:
Are we really so far in debt that we cannot afford Lukas Jutkiewicz?
I'm not sure Wanderers are openly touting Mark Davies, Glenn, but the same clubs seem to continue being linked with him. Realistically, £3million?
An emailed question from Glenn Cooke:
How much would Wanderers get for Mark Davies this summer if he is up for sale as we would believe?
No-one has been officially transfer listed to my knowledge.
Agents normally circulate names if a manager feels he needs to sell or loan a player.
Keith Andrews and Marvin Sordell are two that I believe have been looking for a new club next season.
9:45am Fri 13 Jun 14
J J J J says
A question for you Marc, a all of our players transfer listed or are they just "available"? Do we know who DF is looking to sell on if anyone?
OK - webchat time - I'll be answering questions in a few minutes for BWFC fans. So what are the hot topics??
@MarcIles easy tranmere loss. 1 nil at Wembley, gutted nothing has been worse and a he'll of a lot to choose from.— @Acebwfc66 13 June 2014
@MarcIles not turning up for the stoke semi final #bwfc— @leeeccleshare 13 June 2014
@MarcIles Craig Short's last min equaliser for the dingles still pains me!— @ewarren14 13 June 2014
@MarcIles getting relegated at Chelsea and even having the Chelsea fans wanting us to score. Even booing their own team when they attacked.— @chrisbradish 13 June 2014
@MarcIles losing "The Hen" Pederson, OK skill but fully committed to the cause over years,willing to do anything for #bwfc embodies loyalty— @simdoran 13 June 2014
@MarcIles Per Fransen to Blackburn.— @djblu2003 13 June 2014
@MarcIles I think fans had horror performances in mind & thankfully Fab survived tho' having retired coz of it may qualify for saddest exit.— @Sophthecatsmum 13 June 2014
@MarcIles for me it had to be when Stoke equalised to make it 2-2 and sent us down. Gutted is an understatement.— @fowkes81 13 June 2014
@MarcIles missing promotion 77 or 78 on goal difference for second year on trot when we lost at home to Wolves. First and worst #bwfc— @dgbwfc 13 June 2014
@MarcIles Frank Worthington being sold, as Ian Greaves had fallen out with him and Alan Waldron breaking his leg never to be the same again— @Nidgster 13 June 2014
Some interesting examples coming in - my own worst experience covering Bolton would have been Fabrice Muamba's collapse (at least that's how it felt at the time). Still gives me chills to this day.
The most deflating result would have to be the Stoke semi-final. I genuinely thought we'd booked a place in Europe when we got them at Wembley but the players just didn't show up.
As for signings, I've been sad to see quite a few players leave - Cahill, Alonso, Jaaskelainen, Al Habsi to name but a few.
@MarcIles I will never understand why Al Habsi was sold.— @mracardwell 13 June 2014
@MarcIles Being 3-0 up against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, in the 1980's, with 15 mins to go and losing 4-3.— @Nidgster 13 June 2014
@MarcIles worst moments - all of Phil Neale - most of Gary Megson - most of Dougie Freedman - but Barry Knight has to take the biscuit— @John_Grundy 13 June 2014
9:58am Fri 13 Jun 14
Signing Rasiak .....
@MarcIles Only one clearly stands out from the rest, absolute nightmare from the first whistle until the 4th went in and I left.— @Big_Sharps 13 June 2014
@MarcIles hi Marc - don't know how to add to blog - biggest loss of a player - Franny Lee - then replacing him with Terry (who) Wharton— @John_Grundy 13 June 2014
@MarcIles stoke!!!!!— @bwfcsi 13 June 2014
@MarcIles In that case, FA Cup semi final v Stoke as it was on telly - last yr's 7-1 defeat is 2nd. Jussi scoring an og v L/pool in 2008.— @Sophthecatsmum 13 June 2014
@MarcIles Peter Reid, injuring his knee (cruciate ligaments?) against Everton. Our hopes of First Division survival seemed lost.— @Nidgster 13 June 2014
@MarcIles cried my 13yr old eyes out when my Dad told me we'd sold Curcic. Vowed never to get attached to a player. Then SKD arrived #bwfc— @19manning83 13 June 2014
@MarcIles I remember reading a news article titled "Bolton appoint Gary Megson as manager" - a pretty horrific moment— @chrisatty 13 June 2014
@MarcIles The 5-0 to Stoke is an obvious one, but it's still so painful! I still shudder when I think about it.— @bwfcphil1 13 June 2014
@MarcIles reading or the first 10 games— @luke_wanderers 13 June 2014
@MarcIles Result: Reading away, Moment: Zat Knight's first 15 mins v Boro on NYD, Exit: Joe Mason going back to Cardiff x2— @Sophthecatsmum 13 June 2014
@MarcIles .. Ipswich. Barry. Knight.— @j1mwah84 13 June 2014
@MarcIles horrific moment... Knights masterclass showing against boro to put us 2-0 down— @Chris_Samways 13 June 2014
In the spirit of Friday 13th - I'm asking for your most horrific #bwfc moments this morning. What result/player exit etc hurt most?
Hearing that David Bentley - linked with Wanderers on more than one occasion - has retired from the game at the age of 29. Shame.
Ex-Wanderers defensive target Mikael Dyrestam - remember him? Well he made his debut for Aalesunds FK last night in a 3-0 win over Sandnes Ulf.
We brought you the news that West Ham were battling Sunderland for the signature of ex-Whites defender Marcos Alonso yesterday - here's a piece from the Wearside angle, via the Sunderland Echo.
In case you missed it yesterday, Wanderers signed a young goalkeeper from Crystal Palace, making it half a dozen new players for Dougie Freedman this summer. Read about Ross Fitzsimons here.
On with the news round-up and it appears that Wanderers have got more company in their pursuit of Lukas Jutkiewicz.
We'll certainly be doing a webchat between 12-2pm - so fire your Wanderers questions to me and I'll do my best to answer them.
Yesterday brought us a new signing in Ross Fitzsimons, the young goalkeeper from Crystal Palace, so hopefully we'll have a bit of breaking news to play around with today.
Good morning and welcome to our daily news blog.
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