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91 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:33 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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Couldn't get to the match as there were no trains and would have been home even later than Boncey if i had gone, so watched on the red button on sky. They had one camera covering the game and no replays but at least i got to see the game.

92 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:20 am

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Report: Bolton Wanderers 1 v 0 Birmingham City

Bolton Wanderers won 1-0 against Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship to remain unbeaten in the league, after Josh Magennis’s goal in the second half secured all three points for Phil Parkinson’s side.

PRE-MATCH

Phil Parkinson made three changes to the side that beat Reading 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium, with Luke Murphy, Josh Vela and Will Buckley being replaced by Gary O’Neil, Erhun Oztumer and Yanic Wildschut.

Bolton came into the game unbeaten in the Sky Bet Championship for the 2018/19 campaign, having won two games on the road and drawing at home to Bristol City.

FIRST HALF

Omar Bogle had the first real chance of the game on 13 minutes, but skipper David Wheater put his body on the line to block any danger.

Soon after, a deflected shot from Blues playmaker Jota saw Ben Alnwick produce a magnificent diving save to keep the scores level.

A Josh Magennis flick-on saw Yanic Wildschut put through for Wanderers first chance of the game on 25minutes, but Birmingham managed to get bodies back and clear the threat.

Jota popped up again with five minutes to go in the first half, after a quiet spell in the game.

The Spaniard ran the length of Wanderers half, beating his man but Alnwick was equal to his tame effort.

SECOND HALF

Birmingham started the second half bright, with Jota looping a ball over the Bolton defence, but Omar Bogle’s resultant shot only found the frame of Bolton’s Alnwick.

Then, it was Bolton’s turn to come close, as an Erhun Oztumer corner kick could not be cleared by the Birmingham backline, as it fell to Jason Lowe.

The tough tackling midfielder struck a powerful effort goalwards but Lee Camp parried the ball to safety.

On 65 minutes, a deflected Gary O’Neil pass found its way to Birmingham’s Maxime Colin, who delivered the ball into the area, where Bogle’s header flew high and wide.

Second half substitute Sammy Ameobi came into the action with 20 minutes to go, with another Magennis knock down finding the Nigerian but his effort flew over the bar by a whisker.

Sammy was at it again shortly after, with a pinpoint cross field ball find its way to Taylor on the left flank.

Taylor fired the ball across the length of the area back to Ameobi, whose floated cross found Josh Magennis to nod Wanderers into the lead!

Will Buckley nearly had a second for the Whites within minutes, with a flash effort from the edge of the area creeping just over Camp’s crossbar.

Ameobi fired another dangerous freekick into the Birmingham penalty area, which was nearly turned home by a Blues player if not for a reflex save by Lee Camp.

The rebound fell to Whites midfielder Jason Lowe, who sliced his effort wide.

Kristian Pedersen went inches away for Birmingham in the final minutes of the game, with a speculative long-range effort forcing Alnwick to make a tremendous diving save low to his right

Birmingham threw all men including their goalkeeper forward for a last-ditch attempt at salvaging a point for Wanderers, but it wasn’t to be as Phil Parkinson’s men secured the three points.

Wanderers XI: Alnwick, Taylor, Lowe, Beevers, Oztumer (Donaldson 83), Noone (Ameobi 61), Olkowski, O’Neil, Magennis, Wildschut (Buckley 61), Wheater (C)

Unused substitutes: Matthews, Little, Vela, Wilson

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93 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:30 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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We did ok last night. Credit to Parky for trying something different, the line-up was definitely more attacking than usual. I guess when you have points in the bag you can afford to take more risks.

We tried to play football in patches, but clearly don't have many players comfortable with the ball at their feet. Beevers seems to have one setting, lump it to Madine. If we can get Madine to sit in the back of the Sheffield Utd net on Saturday we'll win 10-0.

Defensively we were excellent, the Polish right back looks an absolute steal. But Wheater, Beevers & Taylor all played their part.

Ameobi made the difference when he came on, even Buckley looked a different player.

We would definitely have lost this game last season, and that's called progress. You can't ask for much more.

94 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:53 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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Beevers and Taylor massive weak links and will cost us dear. I think replace them two and bringing in an ambitious goalscorer is the difference between mid table and play offs. 

We should go for it

95 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:01 am

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Beevers and Taylor massive weak links and will cost us dear. I think replace them two and bringing in an ambitious goalscorer is the difference between mid table and play offs. 

We should go for it

They weren't weak links last night in terms of defending.

96 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:02 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Beevers and Taylor massive weak links and will cost us dear. I think replace them two and bringing in an ambitious goalscorer is the difference between mid table and play offs. 

We should go for it

They weren't weak links last night in terms of defending.

Nope. But they needlessly give away the ball by hoofing it nowhere. They invite pressure and against better sides we will be punished

97 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:07 am

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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I agree with you on the whole, but Parky seems to love Beevers. Taylor is the best we have by all accounts - Birmingham fans seem to think Grounds is useless.

98 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:09 am

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Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:We did ok last night. Credit to Parky for trying something different, the line-up was definitely more attacking than usual. I guess when you have points in the bag you can afford to take more risks.

We tried to play football in patches, but clearly don't have many players comfortable with the ball at their feet. Beevers seems to have one setting, lump it to Madine. If we can get Madine to sit in the back of the Sheffield Utd net on Saturday we'll win 10-0.

Defensively we were excellent, the Polish right back looks an absolute steal. But Wheater, Beevers & Taylor all played their part.

Ameobi made the difference when he came on, even Buckley looked a different player.

We would definitely have lost this game last season, and that's called progress. You can't ask for much more.
Saw Madine was at the game last night. Don't think Beevers was trying to pick him out though.

99 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:14 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:We did ok last night. Credit to Parky for trying something different, the line-up was definitely more attacking than usual. I guess when you have points in the bag you can afford to take more risks.

We tried to play football in patches, but clearly don't have many players comfortable with the ball at their feet. Beevers seems to have one setting, lump it to Madine. If we can get Madine to sit in the back of the Sheffield Utd net on Saturday we'll win 10-0.

Defensively we were excellent, the Polish right back looks an absolute steal. But Wheater, Beevers & Taylor all played their part.

Ameobi made the difference when he came on, even Buckley looked a different player.

We would definitely have lost this game last season, and that's called progress. You can't ask for much more.
It's "we" now is it? Makes a change from "if I were a Bolton fan I'd be furious" etc. That said I agree with the above and reckon that it underlines the need to bring in a few more players if possible as despite Oztumer's inclusion we created nothing to speak of going forward in the first half and the finishing was poor when we did get a few chances in the second. But our defensive foundation has been good apart from the Bristol game and it is so pleasing that we are not likely to ship goals for fun as we did last season. And somehow we've got to 10 points already - it took us until November to get that many last year. Strangely, BET 365 have tightened the odds on us going down from 4 to 1 to 7 to 2 after last night's result.

100 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:15 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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Nat’s a plastic fan Wander.

She goes with whoever wins on the day between Chorley and Bolton!

101 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:28 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
She goes with whoever wins on the day between Chorley and Bolton!
Blimey! She must be knackered.

102 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:30 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nat’s a plastic fan Wander.

She goes with whoever wins on the day between Chorley and Bolton!

No plastic here, except in my bra.

I watch both teams in the flesh. The trouble comes when they both play at home on the same day.

103 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:44 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nat’s a plastic fan Wander.

She goes with whoever wins on the day between Chorley and Bolton!

I watch both teams in the flesh. 
Me too. That's part of the joy of being in the privacy of my armchair.

104 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:52 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nat’s a plastic fan Wander.

She goes with whoever wins on the day between Chorley and Bolton!

I watch both teams in the flesh. 
Me too. That's part of the joy of being in the privacy of my armchair.

I wouldn’t like to go over it with a uv lamp. Shocked

105 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:41 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I wouldn’t like to go over it with a uv lamp. Shocked

Only you would have that as a first thought on this subject.

106 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:44 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I wouldn’t like to go over it with a uv lamp. Shocked

Only you would have that as a first thought on this subject.

Laughing

107 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:51 am

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David Lee
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Another great result. The whole team, although lacking in any real quality as yet, fought for everything and showed a determination that I've not seen for many a season. There are glimpses of a potentially half decent team going forward. Early days still but the signs are good.

108 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:51 am

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Can't seem to find Martin's obligatory 'Parkinson out' comments on this thread, can someone point me in there direction please.

Thank you.

109 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:54 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Can't seem to find Martin's obligatory 'Parkinson out' comments on this thread, can someone point me in there direction please.

Thank you.

Parkinson has become Martin's newest idol due to the fantastic run of form so far.

He even has had a poster printer to put above his bed that he worships!

110 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:58 am

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Parkinson has become Martin's newest idol due to the fantastic run of form so far.

He even has had a poster printer to put above his bed that he worships!

You seem very familiar with Martin's bedroom.

No one will be surprised.

111 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:02 pm

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Tony Kelly
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Credit where its due I thought Buckley did ok when he came on and helped change the game !!

112 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:08 pm

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Another great result. The whole team, although lacking in any real quality as yet, fought for everything and showed a determination that I've not seen for many a season. There are glimpses of a potentially half decent team going forward. Early days still but the signs are good.

Lacking in any real quality? Makes no sense that comment

113 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:11 pm

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Lacking in any real quality? Makes no sense that comment

Of course it makes sense. We tried to play football last night, but we don't have enough players comfortable on the ball to make it work.

114 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:39 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Lacking in any real quality? Makes no sense that comment

Of course it makes sense. We tried to play football last night, but we don't have enough players comfortable on the ball to make it work.


Ameobi, Wildschut and Oztumer would walk into most sides in this league

115 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:44 pm

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ameobi, Wildschut and Oztumer would walk into most sides in this league

They really wouldn't. I'm not even convinced Wildschut & Oz will get in our team long term.

116 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:39 pm

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Deary me

117 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:02 pm

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Another tight game that the opposition could of one.
Brum miles better in first half and we took the second half.

Wildschut didnt see to have good ball control last night and even though he was our main threat last night with his pace it ultimately came to nothing. Noone while he tried had less joy on the right flank.
IT certainly was an attacking line up and that surprised me.

Oz though had his back to goal most of the time.

Lee probert was poor last night but not as bad as the idiot against bristol C.
Proberts poor reffing stifled us with mcgennis getting nothing out of him.

Overall it probably should of been a draw buts its great to see a first home win of the season and to be lucky o come out on top.

Liked gary oneil last night he did get the tackles in and also had some decent forward passing. I thought he was going to be a permanent sub but looked like a starter after that performance.

118 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:07 pm

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According to the BBC possession was 48% which is good considering it didn't look that way watching it. None the less that's a step in the right direction. Attacking formation and players who have not really played together yet....Not bad overall I thought.
Sammy came on...put his foot on the ball...beat a man.....the whole team seemed to pick up when he appeared. Obviously the difference maker last night.
More of the same on Saturday would be in order Phil.

119 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:16 pm

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Having more possession isn’t going to get us promoted. Winning games, even if we do it ugly is all that matters. If we even get a sniff of challenging for promotion this season we need to grab it with both hands

120 Re: Bolton 1-0 Birmingham on Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:35 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Having more possession isn’t going to get us promoted. Winning games, even if we do it ugly is all that matters. If we even get a sniff of challenging for promotion this season we need to grab it with both hands
You've got more chance of kissing a girl, than Bolton have getting even near the top 6.

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