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61Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 13:34

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Charlie Adam playing for Bolton today.
Interesting! A deal could be on then?

62Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 13:35

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
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Interesting! A deal could be on then?
He'd be a good fit at this level.

63Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 14:23

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Combative and skilful. Adam's also good at free kicks (including those threatening opposition shins!)

64Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 14:30

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
If I[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  it doesn't look like we'll be sending the first team out against Wigan.
Suggestion is it will be a mixture of kids, new signings who are not yet up to speed re fitness/system and triallists etc.

Of course it makes sense in terms of squad preparation for the forthcoming season, but I was kind of hoping we'd field a strong team to see how they went against players who have recently played at mid-table Championship level.

We may lose our first game under Evatt today, annoyingly to Wigan.

65Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 14:55

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Lost 5-1

66Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 14:58

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Evans out!

67Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 15:03

Sluffy

Sluffy
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Evans out!

Never heard of him.

68Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 15:25

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
We played a lot of youngsters and Wigan even with a few players sold, would still be lower Championship standard i would guess.

69Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 15:27

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Evans out!

Never heard of him.

Very Happy

70Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 15:56

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
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Hopefully the young 'uns weren't too traumatised.

71Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 19:57

Sluffy

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72Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Tue Aug 25 2020, 20:07

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Report: Wigan Athletic 5-1 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers were beaten at a rain-soaked Euxton Training Ground by newly relegated Sky Bet League One side, Wigan Athletic in the latest pre-season fixture on Tuesday afternoon.

Ian Evatt made several changes the starting eleven from the weekend's victory against Accrington Stanley with the aim of giving players short on match minutes a chunk of the game; meaning the team from the first whistle had a youthful element.

The Latics started the brighter of the two teams and moments after Callum McManaman saw a shot from the edge of the box go inches over the bar, he found the net. Kal Naismith surged into the box down the right-hand side and teed up the former Luton Town midfielder to drill a shot into the bottom corner from 15 yards out.

With Wigan barely afforded the time to give themselves a pat on the back, Wanderers restored parity with an equalising goal. Giving Nathan Byrne a tough test down the left-hand side, Jamie Mascoll left him behind with a burst of pace before seeing a low cross guided into the back of the net via the inside of the post by Nathan Delfouneso.

Rather like a game of basketball in the first half with both teams eager to go on the attack, Gary Roberts went close with an effort from distance after a miscommunication between Matthew Alexander and Harry Brockbank at the back before Ali Crawford had a shot held onto by Owen Evans after Jamie Mascoll had latched onto a raking Tom White pass to set up the Scottish midfielder.

Athletic upped the ante somewhat midway through the first half and after Joe Garner went close with a header and Naismith was denied excellently by Alexander, the two combined the restore the lead. Naismith whipped a corner into the near post area where the former Preston North End striker headed the ball into the net.

Before the interval, Garner was denied a second goal by the post with Alexander equal to a fierce Naismith strike. Wanderers trailed by a goal at the break but Wigan were seemingly in the ascendancy and Ian Evatt's men needed to get a grip on the game again.

The chances continued to occur regularly into the second half and after Garner spurned a gilt-edged opportunity from Byrne's low cross, Charlie Adam curled a shot a couple of yards wide of the post from the edge of the box on his weaker right foot.

A couple of minutes later, Wigan doubled their advantage. Naismith was arguably the best player on the day for the home side and after getting the better of Ryan Delaney, he teed up Garner to turn the ball into the net from close range for his second of the afternoon.

With sixty seconds of the restart, Wigan had their fourth and Garner his third. Contesting for a goalkeeper's punt up the field with Adam Senior, the loose ball broke to him fortuitously and he caught Alexander off his line to find the net with a shot from distance.

Callum King-Harmes and George Taft both off the bench had efforts in an attempt to drag Wanderers back into the contest, and despite Evatt's men dominating possession for the final ten or fifteeen minutes of the game it was Wigan who added a fifth through a trialist although it seemed Alexander was fouled in the build-up.

Wigan Line-Up: Evans, Byrne (Crankshaw 65), Kipre (Obi 60), Trialist (Sanders 65), Pearce (Robinson 65), Perry (Adeeko 65), Merrie (Carragher 85), McManaman (Aasgaard 56), Roberts (Trialist 56), Naismith (Joseph 65), Garner (Jolley 65)

Wanderers Line-Up: Alexander, Brockbank, Senior (Santos 56), Delaney (Taft 56), Hickman (Jones 56), Mascoll (Gordon 56), Adam (Sarcevic 56), White (Comley 56), Crawford (Darcy 46), Trialist, Delfouneso (King-Harmes 46).

Wigan Goals: McManaman (5), Garner (32, 51, 52), Trialist (82).

Wanderers Goal: Delfouneso (6).

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73Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Wed Aug 26 2020, 10:46

gloswhite

gloswhite
Guðni Bergsson
Guðni Bergsson
Ah well, a little bit of humility always helps. I don't think this defeat will cause too many problems, but its a timely reminder that there is a very competitive world out there.

74Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Fri Aug 28 2020, 22:00

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Boo - Evans out! - as some might say!

75Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Fri Aug 28 2020, 22:13

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Is Charlie Adam still on trial or has he gone now?

76Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sat Aug 29 2020, 10:25

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
It's laughable that people seem to think a bunch of players thrown together by a new manager will be walking promotion.

77Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sat Aug 29 2020, 10:35

gloswhite

gloswhite
Guðni Bergsson
Guðni Bergsson
These two defeats are timely wake-up calls, but I still feel that we have the makings of a good team, but its not going to happen overnight.

78Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sat Aug 29 2020, 12:00

terenceanne

terenceanne
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
As I said before this manager has the same problem as the old manager. The main one being that we are still under the embargo. I believe that is done this summer but in the meantime we have a mostly thrown together group of freebies and cast offs and kids - exactly as last season.
We will probably do ok in League two but outright promotion?  I'll get back to you after I watch a few games. Since none of us as seen a ball kicked yet its hard to judge.

79Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sat Aug 29 2020, 12:42

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
One thing is for sure - with Evatt's system there are going to be a lot of goals. Just not sure at which end.

80Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sat Aug 29 2020, 13:04

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Crewe Alexandra

Three second half goals saw Wanderers defeated in the final pre-season friendly before the season kicks off next weekend. Despite a strong first half and spells of dominance in possession in the second half, it was the Sky Bet League One side who came away with victory.

Both teams spent the first ten minutes or so of the game looking to get a foothold in the game, and the first chance of the evening fell to Wanderers via Alex Baptiste. Ali Crawford delivered a corner into the box and the experienced defender met it with a header that failed to trouble David Richards in the Crewe goal.

Ian Evatt’s men were looking to go up a gear after Baptiste went close but Alexandra missed a presentable opportunity through Charlie Kirk following a loose pass by Billy Crellin, but the opposing number ten saw an attempted lob read well and caught by the Wanderers goalkeeper.

Brandon Comley saw a shot blocked and Nathan Delfouneso was denied by Richards as Wanderers went in search of the first goal and as the half grew Gethin Jones was looking a real threat down the right-hand side with dangerous deliveries into the box.

Crewe were denied in the latter stages of the half as Oli Finney saw a shot blocked heroically by Ricardo Almeida Santos following Charlie Kirk’s venture down the left-hand side, and before the referee’s whistle was sounded Liam Gordon spurned an opportunity after Antoni Sarcevic’s cross had fallen to him kindly at the far post.

Early in the second half, Crewe took the lead. Setting his sights from distance, Daniel Powell unleashed a shot that found the back of the net to leave Wanderers with work to do.

The visitors were in the ascendancy after taking the lead and after Luke Murphy and Charlie Kirk had efforts on goal, it was the latter who doubled the visitors’ advantage. Billy Crellin did brilliantly to keep out a header at the far post but the ball eventually broke to Kirk who smashed the ball into the roof of the net from six yards out.

Late on, substitute Offrande Zanzala added a third tapping in from close range to assure that the visitors would head back to Cheshire with a victory in the bag. All attentions now turn to next weekend’s Carabao Cup First Round tie against Bradford City.

Wanderers Line-Up: Crellin, Jones (Hickman 81), Santos, Baptiste (Delaney 81), Taft, Gordon (Mascoll 81), Comley, Sarcevic, Crawford (White 61), Delfouneso, Doyle.

Crewe Line-Up: Richards (Jaaskelainen 46), Ng, Pickering, Wintle, Daniels (Nolan 46), Offord (Sass-Davies 77), Powell (Dale 77), Finney, Porter (Zanzala 77), Kirk, Murphy (Ainley 77).

Crewe Goals: Powell (55), Kirk (59), Zanzala (85)

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81Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sat Aug 29 2020, 22:40

Sluffy

Sluffy
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The goals (from a distance!).

82Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sat Aug 29 2020, 23:55

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
First goal was either a hit and hope that somehow managed to get through defender and keeper - or pure genius. I'm thinking a.
The two after that are worrying.
Second was indecisiveness around the goal.
Third was not tracking back.

Looks like there's still a lot of work to do. Hopefully it's not an issue with Evatt's system at this level as Crewe represented what it takes to get promoted from our division. It'll be reet though - we allegedly played some good stuff at times.

83Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 02:02

finlaymcdanger

finlaymcdanger
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:One thing is for sure - with Evatt's system there are going to be a lot of goals. Just not sure at which end.
Agree with this based on the abysmal defending I’ve just seen in the Crewe highlights.

I’m not expecting promotion this season. The relegated teams and those who made the playoffs last year will be much more organised than our hastily assembled unfamiliar squad.

84Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 11:43

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
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Agree with this based on the abysmal defending I’ve just seen in the Crewe highlights.

I’m not expecting promotion this season. The relegated teams and those who made the playoffs last year will be much more organised than our hastily assembled unfamiliar squad.
Evatt has bought athletic players who in theory can play a bit, so if they've got the talent they should be able to get organised - so I think organisation is potentially a short term problem. The question for me is just how good can they be when they get up to speed? Especially those coming from a lower level.

85Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 11:49

gloswhite

gloswhite
Guðni Bergsson
Guðni Bergsson
The only optimism I can offer at this point Wander, is that everyone came up at one time or another. We've had successful youngsters and lower leaguers before, all we need is time.

86Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 14:48

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The only optimism I can offer at this point Wander, is that everyone came up at one time or another. We've had successful youngsters and lower leaguers before, all we need is time.
I'm neither optimistic nor pessimistic Glos - I just don't know what the potential is and whether they'll reach it. ..dunno..

87Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 14:48

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The only optimism I can offer at this point Wander, is that everyone came up at one time or another. We've had successful youngsters and lower leaguers before, all we need is time.
I'm neither optimistic nor pessimistic Glos - I just don't know what the potential is and whether they'll reach it. ..dunno..

88Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 22:48

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
I was optimistic, but now reality is setting in.

It's all to play for,  so lets hope for the best.

89Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 23:00

Whitesince63


Nicolas Anelka
Nicolas Anelka
Well we’ve still got 3 or 4 to come in yet so a bit of experience could be on the cards. There must be hundreds of released players still looking for clubs and the nearer it gets to season time, the more desperate these players will be to find a club. Hopefully IE has his targets lined up and can get them over the line soon but the longer it takes the less time they have to fit into his systems and may take weeks to get fit. Looks like the season will start with what we have now for the time being.

90Friendlies  - Page 3 Empty Re: Friendlies Sun Aug 30 2020, 23:02

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I was optimistic, but now reality is setting in.

It's all to play for,  so lets hope for the best.
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