Bolton Wanderers Football Club
Bolton Football Club was established in 1874 as Christ Church F.C. and changed to Bolton Wanderers F.C. in 1877. Bolton played at Bunden Park for a massive 102 years before moving to the 28,101 capacity Reebok stadium in 1997. Bolton Wanderers have enjoyed little title success and were even relegated to the fourth division in 1987 but rose from the ashes again and are enjoying playing in the top flight since 2001.
Bolton Wanderers have a white shirt with red cornered stripes with white shorts as their home outfit. The crest contains the initials of B and W which stand for Bolton and Wanderers respectively.
Owen Coyle is the current manager and got the reigns of the club in 2010 after Gary Megson's sacking.
Nat Lafthouse, Jay Jay Okocha, John McGinlay
Captain of the Bolton soccer club is the commanding forward Kevin Davies.
Bolton Football Club found success in 1923-1929 in which they won three F.A. cups. Bolton has also won the Championship Title in 1996-97.
Blackburn Rovers, Bury
Bolton Football Club has never won a first division/premier league title in its 72 seasons in the top flight.
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September 15, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Bolton were destroyed last time out against Manchester United. This was their second defeat of the season after they were earlier defeated by Liverpool. Bolton would like to get a win under their belt by disposing off a Norwich side that has been struggling in the Premier League thus far. Norwich lost to West Brom last week and there is no hope for them in this fixture too as they face a Bolton side which is hungry for a win after two successive defeats.
Norwich have found life in the Premier league very difficult and have not been able to find the net on regular basis. They have yet to win a game and a trip to the Reebok Stadium is not going to be an easy trip for the Canaries. Bolton had a terrific start to the season when they demolished QPR 4-0 away from home but since then they have been pecked back by defeats at the hands of Liverpool and Manchester United. They would welcome the visit of Norwich and would want to gain a win from this fixture to improve their home form.
Norwich striker James Vaughan suffered a very nasty facial injury in the defeat to West Brom and might miss this fixture. Bolton have a player returning to the line up in the shape of midfielder Stuart Holden who is expected to return for this match.
Bolton need a win from this fixture desperately and so does the Canaries, The team that plays with the most heart in this fixture is going to get the points. Bolton being the home side would fancy their chances of a win while Norwich would be happy if they could even get a point out of this game.
Bolton Player to Watch: Klasnic
Norwich Player to Watch: Holt
Norwich: James Vaughan
USoccers Prediction: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Norwich City
September 13, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Final Score: Bolton 0-5 Man United
Goal scorers: Hernandez (5, 58 minutes), Rooney (20, 25, 68 minutes)
Bolton: Mark Davies, Kevin Davies
Man United: None
Man of the Match: Wayne Rooney
Manchester United thrashed Bolton to maintain their unbeaten run this season. The Red Devils looked in ominous form and annihilated a Bolton side that had lost to Liverpool in their previous match. The Champions were ruthless in front of goal and took all their opportunities and condemned Bolton to their 3rd straight loss this season.
Manchester United began scoring early as the returning Hernandez slotted the ball in the net just after 5 minutes. Then came Rooney’s turn who scored two before the break to give United a 3-0 advantage at the break. Bolton’s misery was compounded in the second half as Hernandez scored his second goal while Rooney completed his hat-trick, his second in consecutive games.
Bolton tried to play but were not allowed to by a Manchester United team that was high on confidence after their 8-2 win against arch rivals Arsenal. Bolton were threatened the Red Devil’s goal in the entire match and De Gea had a fairly free day in the sticks for the Champions.
The only concern for Sir Alex from the game would be the injury to midfielder Tom Cleverly who suffered a suspected broken foot in the first half. The injury could keep the young midfielder out for a lengthy time period.
September 8, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Bolton lost miserably to Liverpool in their last fixture and now face a daunting task up ahead of them as they face the Champions next at the Reebok. Manchester United are on an immense high after beating Arsenal 8-2 and would love to continue their winning streak against a weak Bolton side.
Manchester United have added much quality to their side in the summer but it is the form of their youngsters that has captured the attention of the supporters of late. The likes of Smalling, Cleverly and Welbeck have stepped up to the plate and are playing very well in the absence of the senior members of the squad. Bolton had a dream start to the season against QPR but have since then lost their last two matches albeit against Man City and Liverpool. Bolton have signed Ngog from Liverpool and he is likely to start against Manchester United. He will be looking to get a fresh start in a Bolton shirt and would love to mark his debut with a goal.
Manchester United still have Vidic and Valencia on the treatment table while Bolton have Stuart Holden regaining fitness but is still sometime away from a return to the first team.
Bolton need at least a draw from this game however, it is unlikely as Manchester United would love to continue their form and will go all out for an away win.
Bolton Player to Watch: Ngog
Man United Player to Watch: Rooney
Man United: WWWWW
Bolton: Stuart Holden
Man United: Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Vidic
USoccers Prediction: Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Manchester United
August 26, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Liverpool would like to build on an excellent away win at the Emirates with a home victory against Bolton. Bolton on the other hand would look to regroup after they went down fighting against Manchester City at the Reebok.
Liverpool have had an impressive start to the season after signing in a lot of new players as the team rounded up an impressive week with a thumping of Exeter in League Cup. Bolton also emerged victorious in the League Cup second round though they had to labor a lot more than the Reds.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has some injury concerns as Raul Meireles got injured in the match against Exeter and now joins Gerrard and Glenn Johnson on the side-lines. Bolton’s injury situation is a lot more grave with Holden, Chu Yong Park, Tyron Mears all long-term absentees while Gretar Steinson, Alonso, Gardner and Sam Ricketts are also out for the game.
Liverpool need to win the game in order to make Anfield a fort as the team looks to regain top four status. Bolton were quite impressive against QPR and played a good game against City and will be looking to atleast scrape a draw.
Liverpool Player to Watch: Suarez
Bolton Player to Watch: Davies
Liverpool: Steven Gerrard, Johnson, Raul Meireles.
Bolton: Tyron Mears, Lee, Gardner, Holden, Alonso, Sam Ricketts
USoccers Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
August 12, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
QPR’s first assignment after gaining top flight status after 15 years is to welcome Bolton Wanderers as Loftus Road. Even though it is just the beginning of the season, the game can be seen as a 6 pointer. Bolton Wanderers ended the season in a poor fashion after starting brightly and remained just away from the relegation battle.
QPR got promoted after winning the Championship and are being widely regarded as the team which can survive this season from the three promoted sides. Neil Warnock has done well to keep his squad intact and has also brought Kieron Dyer, Danny Gabbidon, Jay Bothroyd and DJ Campbell to the club to bolster his squad.
Bolton on the other hand, lost their star striker- Johan Elmander- for free to Galatasaray. However, Owen Coyle has been busy in the transfer market signing Tyron Mears, Chris Eagles, Darren Pratley and Nigel Reo-Coker.
Many debuts are expected in the fixture. Bothroyd, Campbell, Dyer and Gabbidon are all expected to start for QPR while Eagles and Reo Coker may feature for Bolton Wanderers.
The only first-team man injured for QPR is Mackie while Bolton will miss inspiration midfielder Holden, Lee Chun Yong, Tyron Mears, Ricketts and Davis through injury.
QPR would like to begin with a solid display at their home turf and it would be interesting to see how Bolton cope without Elmander.
QPR Player to Watch: Adel Taarabt
Sunderland Player to Watch: Gary Cahill
Venue: Loftus Road
Form guide (last season):
Bolton: Mears, Lee, Holden, Davis, Ricketts
USoccers Prediction: QPR 1-1 Bolton Wanderers
August 10, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Bolton has just a good enough squad to keep itself away from relegation. However, it would even find it hard to fight with other mid-table clubs and may well have a really mediocre season.
Star Man: Kevin Davies
Though Gary Cahill is the most important player at Bolton, his departure to Arsenal seems imminent. In such circumstances, Kevin Davies would need to really stand up and provide his teams with a good amount of goals in order to make Bolton finish mid-table
One to Watch: Stuart Holden
Stuart Holden was magical last season and took Bolton to seventh before he got injured in February. He holds the key to Bolton’s next season and would probably decide where Bolton would finish in the league.
Manager: Owen Coyle
Owen Coyle’s team was dealt a big blow when Elmander went for free to Galatasaray. This leaves the club with only Davies as a goal scoring option and Coyle needs to either secure a loan for a quality striker or spend some money on a striker in order to get ready for next season.
Nigel Reo Coker (Free from Aston Villa-Midfielder)
Chris Eagles (Undisclosed from Burnley- Winger/Striker)
Tyron Mears (Undisclosed from Burnley- Right Back)
Ali Al-Habsi (Undisclosed to Wigan Athletic)
Johan Elmander (Free to Galatasaray)
Joey O’Brien (Free to West Ham United)
Nigel Reo Coker is a good signing considering that he will add steal to a lineup which contains a gem in Holden. Muamba and Coker can add steal to the midfield while allowing Holden to dazzle.
Likely Top Scorer:
With Johan Elmander gone, the only other player who can score some goals for Bolton remains Kevin Davies. He has been ever present for the club every season and will once again have to raise his hand.
Possible Best XI:
Jaaskelainen, Paul Robinson, Zat Knight, Gary Cahill, Gretar Steinsson, Fabrice Muamba, Stuart Holden, Nigel Reo Coker, Lee Chun Young, Martin Petrov, Kevin Davies
Predicted Finish: 14th
August 1, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
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February 22, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Bolton’s two goals in a span of two minutes were enough to earn valuable points and the confidence building win over West Ham in last Saturday’s match. The first goal was a picture perfect free kick by Matthew Taylor right into the top corner of the goal. A minute later, Johan Elmander drew a cross into the waiting Kevin Davies to lead the ball into the West Ham cords. West Ham had many chances to score but all proved fruitless until the break of the match. After the half, West Ham put on the pressure and after some time, West Ham was able to score a goal as Jonathan Spector connected with a cross to Scott Parker who tapped in the goal for that all important away goal points. Despite best efforts by West Ham to equalise, the Trotters were able to hold on to the win. This allowed Greg Megson’s Bolton Wanderers to climb up to twelfth place in the standings while the Gianfranco Zola managed West Ham remained in the eighth spot over-all.