1 Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Wed Oct 14 2020, 17:05
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5 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Thu Oct 15 2020, 23:47
Excited again, but TBH I've been excited about most of our signings and that isn't going too great just yet is it? Surely it has to come good soon?
6 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Fri Oct 16 2020, 10:33
7 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Fri Oct 16 2020, 17:10
It's not a top class league, but very few of the players have much experience at a higher level apart from the old ones, and many have played at an even lower level than this. That said Evatt picked them because he believes they have potential, but they just haven't realised that potential yet.
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New signing Peter Kioso is set to be named in Ian Evatt’s squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against neighbours Oldham Athletic at the University of Bolton Stadium.
The full-back signed on loan until the end of the season from Championship outfit Luton Town on Thursday evening ahead of the transfer deadline.
Wanderers will be looking to build on their recent run of a victory against Harrogate Town and last Saturday’s point against Grimsby.
Shaun Miller and Lloyd Isgrove are making good progress on their return to fitness but are unlikely to be involved against the Latics.
“(Peter Kioso) is a fantastic player and I’ve lauded and chased him for a long time. He’s a young player with a hell of a lot of talent, he’ll add quality and strength in depth.
“I don’t expect any more to come in. We’ve got injured lads close to returning. Lloyd and Shaun are close and Gethin and Tom aren’t as bad as we first feared.
“We’ve looked better and we’ve not given ourselves the platform to go and in win games.
“I have a firm belief in myself and what I do. We are very early. We’ve signed 20 players and it does take time. We’re all impatient, myself included but we’ll improve as the season goes on.
“We’ve got a lot of games before Christmas but they’re opportunities for us. If you build consistency and momentum then you’ll climb up the league pretty quickly.
“The division is competitive. I think we dominated the game without hurting them on Saturday. We controlled the majority of the game we just weren’t clinical enough in the final third.
“When you’re down the bottom of the league the first goal is very important. Teams love coming to this stadium and they raise their game. We are a scalp but we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we perform to the levels we know we can.”
Bolton Wanderers win: 10/11
Oldham Athletic win: 12/5
Correct as of 16/10/2020 (4:30pm) on skybet.com
Last time out:
The two clubs last met at the University of Bolton Stadium in October 2016 where a Zach Clough double gave Wanderers the three points in a Sky Bet League One encounter.
They have played each other 55 times in all competitions with Wanderers edging the head to head encounters with 27 victories to their name against Town’s 15.
Wanderers have gained four points from their last two league outings with a 2-1 win at against Harrogate Town and a goalless draw at home to Grimsby Town last weekend.
The Latics’ suffered a narrow loss to Morecambe last weekend with the Shrimpers pulling off a 3-2 victory at Boundary Park.
Prior to that they shared the points with Colchester United in a 3-3 draw at the Jobserve Community Stadium.
Referee: Robert Madley
Assistant Referees: Richard Woodward and Kevin Mulraine
Fourth Official: Thomas Bramall
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14 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 14:44
El Hadji Diouf
By Suzanne Geldard
Last updated: 2 mins ago
- Subs: Hickman, Mascoll, Greenidge, Darcy, Tutte, Gnahoua, Baptiste
Wanderers (3-4-1-2): Crellin; Brockbank, Santos, Delaney; Kioso, Comley, Sarcevic, Gordon; Crawford; Doyle, Delfouneso
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19 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 17:15
It's Roy of the Rovers stuff.
The Rovers Return. Two hotpots Betty.
20 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 17:29
I hope whoever bought the club, and owns it now, didnt pay more than a quid for it and that it isnt already in debt, because if crowds were allowed to go there this season there wouldnt be very many there at all.
21 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 18:33
Evans has put together a team of footballers who have no real skill, struggle with the basics, and run out of ideas very quickly. I can't even get angry anymore, I think I've almost become immune to the utter shiteness.
If we avoid relegation with this squad it'll be a surprise to me.
22 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 18:52
There's no urgency going forward and we can't release our strikers quickly enough. We can't spot a potential through ball. No one up front can win the ball in the air.
Time for another man to take over or assist in seeing the weaknesses and coming up with a system that suits the players' capabilities. Evatt's methods might work with players who are skilful on the ball
23 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 19:40
El Hadji Diouf
We need more Big Sam and less Barcelona Bollocks from the manager.
24 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 19:47
Bolton Wanderers suffered a last gasp heartbreaking defeat to Lancashire neighbours Oldham Athletic at the University of Bolton Stadium.
An injury time winner from substitute Zak Dearnley gave Harry Kewell’s men the three points after Nathan Delfouneso had cancelled out Ben Garrity opener.
Wanderers Head Coach Ian Evatt made three changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Grimsby Town a week ago.
Peter Kioso was handed a starting role following his recent loan arrival from Luton Town, while Liam Gordon and Brandon Comley returned to the starting XI.
Jak Hickman, Jamie Mascoll and Andrew Tutte were named among the substitutes.
Wanderers powered into the box through captain Antoni Sarcevic inside nine minutes. The ball broke to Delfouneso, whose shot took a deflection towards Eoin Doyle. However, the Irishman was adjudged to have handled the ball.
Another great opportunity fell Wanderers’ way shortly afterwards when Delfouneso pressed forward combining well with Doyle. His one-two with Sarcevic ultimately came to nothing with the ball being gathered by Laurence Bilboe.
Jordan Barnett’s thunderous volley went a yard off target as the ball fell into his path from Tom Hamer’s long throw.
McAleny fired over the bar after Comley loses possession deep inside his own half whilst under pressure. It was a glorious chance to break the deadlock for the Latics’ hitman who should have done better.
The visitors took the lead on 27 minutes through Ben Garrity who guided the ball home at the far post from a right-sided cross.
Delfouneso spurned a chance to peg back an immediate equaliser when he broke through with only Bilboe to beat, but the striker could only fire at the body of the Latics’ keeper.
However, he made no mistake moments later when he sidefooted home after latching onto Kioso’s cut back.
A goal-saving challenge from Carl Piergianni prevented Sarcevic from putting Wanderers ahead after the midfielder was located via a fine pass from Ali Crawford as the hosts looked to stamp their authority on the game.
Billy Crellin held onto a Danny Rowe drive after a rare break by the visitors before Kioso at the other end of the pitch saw an angled right footer go just over the bar.
No changes were made by either side during the half time break.
Barnett did superbly well to keep the ball in play and found Conor McAleny whose cross should have been turned in by goalscorer Garrity. The defender somehow managed to loop the ball over Crellin’s bar.
A fantastic run and through ball from Ricardo Almeida Santos found Crawford in a smart attacking position but the midfielder’s drive was deflected off course and over the head of Doyle who was poised at the far post to nod home.
Oldham survived a strong penalty claim when Kioso appeared to have been upended inside the box after latching on to a pass from Sarcevic.
Moments later, Doyle skewed wide from the edge of the box with a first time left footer.
A rare chance for Oldham saw McAleny run down the right before seeing his looping shot rebound off the foot of Crellin’s post and into the arms of the Wanderers keeper.
Santos cleared away for a corner at full stretch after Brandon Comley’s misplaced pass set up Latics who were sniffing a goal.
After Comley won a free-kick, Crawford’s pile driver deflected for a corner.
Evatt made his first change bringing on Tutte for Comley with just under 20 minutes of the game remaining.
Crawford’s free-kick, awarded after Sarcevic was fouled, went narrowly wide of Bilboe’s right hand post as Wanderers sought to take the lead.
McAleny wasted another gilt-edged chance when Rowe found him on the edge of othe box, but the striker could only fire over from close range.
Substitute Gnaouha, who had earlier replaced Crawford, shot straight at Bilbao after being played in by Sarcevic.
With the game heading for a stalemate, Dearney capitalised on a quick breakaway to sned the Latics home with the win.
Wanderers: Crellin, Kioso, Gordon (Mascoll 83), Comley (Tutte 73), Almeida Santos, Brockbank, Delaney, Sarcevic (c), Doyle, Delfouneso, Crawford (Gnahoua 77).
Subs Not Used: Hickman, Greenidge, Darcy, Baptiste
Oldham: Bilboe, Ntambwe, Jombati (Jameson 54), Piergianni, Hamer, Barnett, Whelan (McCalmont 76), Garrity, Bahamboula (Dearnley 85), Rowe, McAleny
Subs Not Used: Chapman, Fage, Grant, Keillor-Dunn
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25 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sat Oct 17 2020, 20:15
El Hadji Diouf
Same as other games to me - we are lacking something in midfield. Today we couldn't win second balls again and of course very few ideas or through balls etc.
The new kid seemed to have something about him - Sarcevic hasn't shown me enough and Brockbank is very tentative on the ball - not blaming them at all just a couple of points.
This is as good as it gets I'm afraid - you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear to quote a classic phrase.
This is straight relegation form -
26 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sun Oct 18 2020, 08:49
27 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sun Oct 18 2020, 11:54
..Although I think it's about time you considered removing the strapline "Home of the 2020/21 League Two Champions" from the banner Kev. Perhaps it might be more appropriate towards the end of the season?
28 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sun Oct 18 2020, 17:34
Perhaps, "We survived the drop" instead?
29 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sun Oct 18 2020, 21:01
️ Not aiming to single out Comley because this is a team-wide problem but he misses out on three simple passes here that could have progressed the ball to more positive areas. Pretty sure this isn't the way IE wants his teams to play. Seems to be a complete lack of confidence [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]— BWFC Analysis (@analysis_bwfc) [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
30 Re: Bolton 1-2 Oldham on Sun Oct 18 2020, 21:01
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