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1 Bolton 4-1 Walsall - Match Report Post #29 on Thu Feb 09 2017, 20:23

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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In case you hadn't noticed there's a big game on Saturday afternoon. Chorley travel to FC United, keen to keep their promotion bandwagon going.

There's also a game between Bolton and Walsall going on at the same time, I'm not sure anyone gives a toss though. Perhaps if they had a halftime mud-wrestling challenge featuring Holdsworth and Anderson, a few people might actually turn up.

Bolton 1-3 Walsall. We'll get dicked.

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Ref watch: Darren Drysdale to oversee Walsall visit

Darren Drysdale will take charge of Wanderers’ Sky Bet League One clash with Walsall at Macron Stadium on Saturday.


The Lincolnshire-based referee has officiated three Whites’ fixtures in the past, the most recent being last season's away trip to Queens Park Rangers.

Boasting over ten years of Football League experience, Mr Drysdale has run the rule over nine  games so far this season - handing out 30 yellow cards and two red cards.

Helen Byrne and Wade Smith will run the line while Sebastian Stockbridge is the fourth official.

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karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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ALF is going to score and Norpig is going to run out of tissues.

Back to winning ways with this game.

Bolton 2-1 Walsall

Bollotom2014

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Tony Kelly
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I thought Chorley had been absorbed by Burnley. Every day a school day, eh? 
Bolton on the ascendancy for this game so 2-0 to the Trotters.

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
With a week to prepare and get the new signings up to speed, Parky has no excuses for this one. Hopefully it will be a commanding performance and emphatic win which will set the tone for the rest of the season.

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Saw Walsall away and they mugged us from memory, think we will have enough at home 2-1

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I think FC United are on a bad run at the moment so despite beating Chorley 2 nil in the same fixture last year I'm going for a draw 1 - 1.

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
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5-0 le Fondre hat trick

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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Boggersbelief wrote:5-0 le Fondre hat trick
 Boggers i love you

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Im going.  3-1 win

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Norpig wrote:
Boggersbelief wrote:5-0 le Fondre hat trick
 Boggers i love you

I don't blame you

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Boggersbelief wrote:
Norpig wrote:
Boggersbelief wrote:5-0 le Fondre hat trick
 Boggers i love you

I don't blame you
Get a room! Very Happy

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Norpig's trying to start up his own Bumchum crew.

Bonce won't be happy.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Norpig's trying to start up his own Bumchum crew.

Bonce won't be happy.
The situation is being monitored.

I'm also wary of KP since his white Levi's revelation.

Norpig

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
I'm sorry fellow bumchums, i got all emotional when Boggers said an ALF hat trick, it won't happen again i promise

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Norpig wrote:I'm sorry fellow bumchums, i got all emotional when Boggers said an ALF hat trick, it won't happen again i promise
You are forgiven.

But remember,being part of an elite group comes with responsibilities.

I've suspended your Chummer card at Bonmarche for one month.

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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boltonbonce wrote:
Norpig wrote:I'm sorry fellow bumchums, i got all emotional when Boggers said an ALF hat trick, it won't happen again i promise
You are forgiven.

But remember,being part of an elite group comes with responsibilities.

I've suspended your Chummer card at Bonmarche for one month.
a very fair and reasonable punishment, you could have been a lot harsher  Very Happy

I hope that new cardie they got in last week will still be there in a month

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Norpig wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:
Norpig wrote:I'm sorry fellow bumchums, i got all emotional when Boggers said an ALF hat trick, it won't happen again i promise
You are forgiven.

But remember,being part of an elite group comes with responsibilities.

I've suspended your Chummer card at Bonmarche for one month.
a very fair and reasonable punishment, you could have been a lot harsher  Very Happy

I hope that new cardie they got in last week will still be there in a month
No. I got it. Looks great with my donkey jacket.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
3-1 to the Wanderers.

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Wozzle are 9 points behind us - the same number of points by which we trail Sheff Utd. However Wozzle are 8 places behind us so it just goes to show how the chasing pack are bunched ready to take advantage of our poor recent form. If we are going to seriously contend for promotion we need to start playing well and winning now. Parky has still to show he has the nous to turn this around so I reckon it will be a draw.
On the plus side, Fleetwood have a tough game at home to Dale so they may not overtake us this week.

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Bolton Wanderers v Walsall

1. 
No Lawrie Wilson
Phil Parkinson confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Wanderers will be without the services of defender Lawrie Wilson for the rest of the season after he was ruled out for four months with a hamstring.

A mainstay of the Wanderers back-line for the majority of the season so far, the defender limped off against MK Dons last weekend with early suggestions indicating he would be ruled out for ten weeks.

But after seeing a specialist, it has been confirmed that Wilson requires surgery with the Whites forced into a defensive reshuffle heading into Saturday's clash with Walsall.

2. Defensive reshuffle
With Wilson ruled out, Bolton will be forced into making at least one change this weekend.

Derik Osede, Jay Spearing and Josh Vela have all filled in at right-back in the past, while Tom Thorpe will be hoping to return after missing last week's outing.

Elsewhere, Andrew Taylor should be available after returning to training last week having been a late withdrawal from the starting XI at Stadium MK.

Dean Moxey filled in admirably in his absence and with Dorian Dervite also available, the Trotters have plenty of defensive options for Saturday despite their injuries whether they line up in a traditional back four or a current trend back three.

3. Adam Le Fondre
A firm fan favourite during his first loan stint at BL6, Adam Le Fondre is set to make his second home debut for Wanderers after returning to the Club on deadline day.

The popular forward scored six of his eight Whites goals at Macron Stadium from just ten home appearances during the second half of the 2014/15 season.

And with the Bolton faithful eager to get a first glimpse of Le Fondre at BL6 following his return to the Club, the 30-year-old will be desperate to mark the occasion with a goal as the Trotters look to return to winning ways. 

4. Home debuts
Away from Le Fondre, fellow winter signings Chris Long, Viv Solomon-Otabor and Filipe Morais will all be eager to make their Wanderers home debuts against Walsall on Saturday.

The trio all made their maiden appearances for the Club last weekend with Long and Morais both starting outwide and Solomon-Otabor coming on as a late substitute against MK Dons.

Having all caught the eye, all three will be looking to build on promising starts as they prepare for their debut outings at Macron Stadium in the famous White shirt.

5. First win of 2017?
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karlypants

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Press Conference:

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wanderlust

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How does that line up?

karlypants

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BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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Good result which keeps us in third closing the gap on Scunthorpe.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Fourth was a cracker. Hope the lineswoman is ok.

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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boltonbonce wrote:Fourth was a cracker. Hope the lineswoman is ok.
Women have no place in football.

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Report: Bolton 4-1 Walsall


IN BRIEF

Wanderers came from behind to pick up all three points against Walsall with an emphatic victory at Macron Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

The deadlock was broken against the run of play with just four minutes gone, with Erhun Oztumer smashing home from all of 40 yards, but Bolton were back level just 11 minutes later through Gary Madine’s header.

With 25 minutes on the clock, the Trotters were in front as James O’Connor turned a Spearing cross past his own goalkeeper, and just five minutes after Liam Trotter extended the hosts’ lead with a long range effort.

And with a matter of minutes remaining, Chris Long had a goal on his home debut and one to remember as he thundered home from a seemingly impossible angle to ensure a handsome scoreline come the final whistle.

TEAM NEWS

There was a home debut for Filipe Morais, while Adam Le Fondre also came in from the off after starting on the bench against MK Dons last weekend.

FIRST HALF

With barely ten seconds on the clock, Le Fondre almost opened his account for the Whites once again when volleying goalwards, only to see Neil Etheridge scramble across his line to deny him.

The chance definitely spurred Bolton on, with them pushing forward in a bid to open the scoring, but out of nowhere the visitors were in front with four minutes gone through an absolute wonder goal from Oztumer from all of 40 yards.

Despite the early set-back however, Wanderers were soon back on the attack in a bid to draw the scores level as quickly as possible.

And they did so with 15 minutes on the clock, with Madine nodded home a Jay Spearing free-kick from a yard or so out.

Completely deserved on the run of play, Phil Parkinson’s men visibly were keen to get their noses in front and peppered the Walsall goal with crosses and shots.

The Saddlers’ defence just couldn’t cope with the Whites, and with 25 minutes gone Bolton were ahead as O’Connor put a Spearing cross past his own goalkeeper.

And it was three just short of the half hour mark, this time Trotter getting in on the action with his effort from 30 yards flying into the net.

Bolton were oozing confidence, while David Wheater tried his luck with a 30 yard free-kick which flew just over the crossbar a few minutes later as wave after wave of attacks ensued from the home side.

Walsall were a team visibly stunned, and as the half drew to its conclusion, only one team looked capable of finding the net and it certainly wasn’t the visitors.

Come the half time whistle however, it was just the three goals for Wanderers.

SECOND HALF

Following a change of official due to injury at the break, the second half got underway and it was Walsall who started the stronger of the two sides.

There was chances for both sides in the opening stages of the second period meanwhile, with the crowd sensing that the scoring wasn’t quite finished in this clash.

The Saddlers almost had a goal back too just short of the hour mark, with an effort being cleared off the line by Mark Beevers with Ben Alnwick a beaten man.

The visitors were certainly seeing more of the goal this half, with goalscorer Oztumer thundering an effort right down the throat of Alnwick with a quarter of the game remaining.

It was almost four for Wanderers shortly after, with Madine finding himself in on goal only to be denied by Neil Etheridge.

With the clock running down, Bolton were still looking to extend their lead with substitute Chris Long proving himself a nuisance for the Walsall defence.

Long meanwhile had the ball in the back of the net too with seven minutes to go, but the offside flag denied him a goal on his home debut.

He didn’t have to wait much longer though, with him literally breaking the netting with a thunderous drive from a tight angle with three minutes to go to make it four to Wanderers and ultimately wrap up the victory for the Whites.

FULL TIME

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boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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KP,I'll leave Nat to deal with you.

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