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On paper, this was never going to be a game for the purists. And it didn’t turn out to be one. Both sides needed a win going into this one and Fulham could have done without losing their main marksmen Bobby Zamora for this fixture. Despite getting an unconvincing victory in midweek, Fulham have been on something of a slide in recent weeks with 4 losses in their last 5 games. Bolton have a similar record since Owen Coyle took over with just 1 win in 5.
Having learnt before the …

Bolton fans got their wish last week when Gary Megson was sacked. The former West Brom manager wasn’t favoured by Bolton fans and was constantly jeered throughout his spell at the Reebok. Phil Gartside, Bolton’s chairman hasn’t endeared himself to the fans by appointing and sticking with Megson and was under immence pressure to get the manager that the Bolton fans wanted. That man was Owen Coyle, the Burnley manager. During his time at Turf Moor, he has led the unfashionable side to promotion to the Premier League and a …

Premiership Player Profile – Ivan Klasnic

It’s the return of the Premier League Player Profiles today, as this is the ninth feature that I and fellow blogger 5stars have done over the past few months. Basically we are one blog away from completing half of the Premier League teams in the league, so here is a recap of the teams and the players we have already focused on. David Dunn(Blackburn), Darren Fletcher(Man Utd), Clint Dempsey(Fulham), John Carew(Aston Villa), Paul Scharner(Wigan), Jack Rodwell(Everton), Shay Given(Man City), Petr Cech(Chelsea) and now Ivan Klasnic(Bolton). Please enjoy the second half of our features, …

Portsmouth face Bolton Wanderers tomorrow in what should be an entertaining game…or not.
What we do know however is that it is a very important game for both sides, as they currently occupy two of the relegation places without a single point on the table.
The Blues and Bolton are expected to field a number of new faces tomorrow, Portsmouth in particular.
Midfielders Jamie O’Hara, Kevin Prince-Boateng and Hassan Yebda are all in line to make their Pompey debuts.
Tal Ben Haim meanwhile, is set to partner Younes Kaboul in the centre of Portsmouth’s …

The Premier League season finished on a bright note for the Blues, after an early Felipe Caicedo goal settled a decidedly lacklustre contest against Bolton. If ever there was a meaningless end of season encounter, then this was it as the visitors were depressingly poor, whilst City, who finish the campaign in tenth place, sixteen points off the relegation places that they briefly occupied around the Christmas period, rarely failed to get out of first gear, threatening sporadically.
There were a couple of more exciting moments, most notably the long awaited …

A season of underachievement and disappointment, yet at the same time full of excitement and eternal hope, comes to a conclusion this weekend, as the final Premier League match of the campaign sees Bolton Wanderers travel the short distance, 15.36 miles to be precise, to the hallowed turf of Eastlands, where they face Manchester City. The game has nothing but prize money resting on it, with neither side in any danger of relegation, nor any possibility of reaching Europe, but with an additional £760,000 awarded for every place higher up in the league that you finish, …

Pompey eased their relegation worries this afternoon with a well deserved 1-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers.
Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu scored the only goal of the game, after adding a faint touch to Nadir Belhadj’s in-swinging corner to steer the ball into the back of the net.
The goal had been coming for a long time for Pompey, who had previously piled much pressure on the unusually lacklustre Bolton defence.
One man piling on much of Portsmouth’s pressure was England international Glen Johnson, playing in a much more advanced role at right-midfield.
Johnson went …

Bolton travel to Fratton Park this weekend in what could be an entertaining yet nervy encounter. Portsmouth understands nothing less than a win will do for the relegation threatened side. Whilst Bolton realise three points could all but guarantee their Premier League status for next season.
Many Pompey fans were hoping to be facing Bolton on the back of a convincing win against West Brom. However after only scrapping a point, there is now much more emphasis for the Blues to pick up all three points available against Bolton.
However many …

I’ll take a look at what I see as the key talking points arising from Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers at the Britannia Stadium, almost exclusively positives.
A crucial win, and a comfortable one too
The victory moves us out of the relegation area and up to fifteenth in the Premier League. It serves to show just how tight the league is at the bottom this season, when one win can move you a quarter of the way up the table. It’s vital for us to get as much as we …

  
   Stoke climbed four places in the Premier League table and out of the relegation zone on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Bolton at a snowy Britannia Stadium last night, our first league win by more than one goal in eleven and a half months, since a 4-2 win over Wolves in March 2008. One goal came in each half from forwards James Beattie and Ricardo Fuller and while the visitors came close at times, it was clear that Stoke deserved to take all three points from the …