Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why is Zat Knight Never Injured?

With a home game against Blackburn Rovers coming up, the talk at Bolton this week, as so often over recent years, has been of injuries.  Darren Pratley is crocked, although it’s difficult to tell the difference and the rumour is … Continue reading

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Has Dougie Freedman Learned His Lesson?

The wait is over.  As March approaches, Bolton Wanderers have their first win of 2014 and the first on home soil since December 7th With Lukas Jutkiewicz and Joe Mason working well together up front, many fans feel vindicated in … Continue reading

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Dangerous Danny and the Watford Daylight Robbery

Watford are the visitors to Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on Saturday.  Here’s a blast from the past… In a match between an established Premier League side and one just visiting from the division below, it would be tempting to expect an … Continue reading

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Dougie Freedman: The Mad Man of Bolton

Millwall manager Ian Holloway tends to polarise opinion.  He’s either a refreshing personality much needed by football, or an enormous bell end, depending on who you talk to.  Yet there has been broad agreement with his reaction to comments made … Continue reading

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The Ginger Harry Secombe Who Runs Bolton Wanderers – Take Three

In Saturday’s Guardian there was an article by Daniel Taylor regarding Ravel Morrison and his proposed loan move from West Ham United to Queens Park Rangers.  Morrison has a troubled past, including criminal convictions, and was sold to West Ham … Continue reading

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Dougie Freedman’s Road to the Sack – Part Two: The Coyle Connection

Bolton travel to Millwall at the weekend, a place that has recent significance for the club.   Last season’s 2-1 defeat was the last game as manager for Owen Coyle, after a poor start to the season. Even then, chairman Phil … Continue reading

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Will Burnley Cost Dougie Freedman His Job?

In the latter days of Bolton’s tenure in the Premier League it was common for fans to dread certain fixtures.  For example, those against clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea who came to view such games as target practice.  That … Continue reading

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Can We Have Kevin Nolan Back Please?

While Bolton were meekly surrendering a two goal lead at home to Bournemouth on Saturday, an ex-Wanderer was having a better time of things.  Looking sharper than he has for some time, Kevin Nolan bagged a well taken brace for … Continue reading

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Revealed: The Real Reason Marcos Alonso Left Bolton

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman has been ruing the loss of Marcos Alonso, who joined Fiorentina  when his contract expired, and is now on loan at Sunderland “It’s just another story at this football club. A player is going out of … Continue reading

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Douglas ‘Record Breaker’ Freedman Rewrites History. And Not in a Good Way

With nothing encouraging to say on the first team front, Douglas ‘Record Breaker’  Freedman has turned his attention to academy matters.  Based on his experiences at Crystal Palace, the Bolton manager is keen to claim credit for a successful youth … Continue reading

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