Relegation isn't nice for any club whatever level they're at. It wasn't nice for Newcastle to go
down a couple of years ago, it wasn't nice for Villarreal to go down in La Liga this year and it
can't have been nice for Darlington to be relegated 4 divisions because of financial problems.
Whatever the reason for relegation be it financial or just a poor season relegation is detrimental
to every club that experiences it.
The mosaic read Muamba 6 at the Reebok. The large screen played a collage of clips of the player
in his Bolton career. The visiting Blackburn fans also got into the act chanting his name. There
was even more uplifting news, the midfielder still not quite out of the woods in the cardiac care
unit of the London Chest Hospital, managed to convey his best wishes to Bolton from his hospital
So, that was a bit better, eh? The corner remains unturned, our backness on the track has yet to
be determined, but we needed a performance and a result to at least start the confidence trickling
back and we got that.
The only things worth talking about from the first half were a fantastic Szczesny save in the
early minutes (that's quite a nice habit he's developing, even if you do wish we wouldn't allow the
chances), a van Persie free kick curled just wide, and a Gervinho shot which whistled not far over
Robin Van Persie scored twice asÂ ArsenalÂ overran 10-man Bolton 3-0 to complete a one-sided
Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium.
The home captain set Arsenal on the road to three much-needed points when he dribbled pastÂ Fabrice
MuambaÂ to thump the ball beyond Bolton goalkeeperÂ Jussi JaaskelainenÂ from eight yards out on 47
Jamie Watson beats Marcos Alonso down the flank as Bolton took on Orlando.
In the aftermath of Bolton beating Orlando City 3-1 last night, we've had a quick word with
Orlando City forward Jamie Watson. Jamie started the match for the Lions and provided a number of
good runs and opportunities to give the Wanderers a challenge.
The Arsenal transfer rumours are still coming in thick and fast, although there doesn't seem to be
much solid action from Arsene Wenger. The only real possibility is he arrival of a centre-back and,
according to the Metro, Bolton's Gary Cahill is still the number one target. Now that David Wheater
has made his move [.
After an excellent round of will-he-won't-he, it appears that Middlesbrough and Bolton have
finally agreed on the details, and now the contract is just waiting on personal terms. If you've
been under a rock this transfer window, the player in question in David Wheater, a 6â€˛5â€ł central
defender and dancing queen.
Good morning to you and welcome to a brand new week.
Cup football is the order of business again as we switch our sights from FA to Carling and it'll
be interesting, having seen some of the players struggle against Leeds, what exactly the manager
does on Wednesday night. Will he keep faith and hope that another game so quickly will increase
sharpness and see them recapture some form, or will he add a few of the 'first' team in from the
start to try and get things back on track?
Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Everton Premier League 26th November 2011
Any hopes Owen Coyle's Bolton side had of securing a vital victory against Everton on Saturday
were extinguished after just 10 minutes when David Wheater saw red for a dangerous tackle onÂ
Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers as it happened | Scott Murray
Perhaps the only highlight of former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson's painful reign last season
came when his side did the double over Bolton Wanderers. But even those slim pickings, secured on
New Year's Day with a late Joe Cole goal at Anfield, not long before Roy was told to do one, can be
put into context: it was Liverpool's fourth double in a row over the Trotters.
The reports this morning regarding Bolton Wanderers have been conflicting as always. The
Birmingham Mail suggest that Bolton are on the brink of signing striker Cameron Jerome from Brum
while the Bolton Evening News suggests that Bolton are not interested in the striker.
While I haven't exactly been starved of football this summer, between the Gold Cup and the
Women's World Cup, there is nothing like watching the mighty Bolton Wanderers. The Trotters began
their preseason with a stop in at Al Lang Stadium to play FC Tampa Bay.
One point of their possible last 30 road. Let that sink in. Owen Coyle is a motivating genius at
the Reebok but away from home, not so much. His inability to make changes to the team has largely
been Bolton's greatest pitfall this season. Anyone that follows @BoltonOffside on Twitter has seen
me bemoan the lack of substitutions before the 70th minute.
As Matilda so eloquently put it in her match preview, Fulham FC ain't nothin' to mess wit' in
the FA Cup. A side that's much more in form in this competition that they have been in the Premier
League this season and have been averaging a goal every 17 minutes at the Cottage in the Cup. The
fixture between Bolton and Fulham is one of only two matches in the fifth round between two Premier
WIGAN, England â€” Ivan Klasnic fired Bolton Wanderers to a 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic in their FA
Cup fourth-round replay at the DW Stadium on Wednesday. Owen Coyle's side can look forward to a
fifth-round trip to Fulham this weekend thanks to Croatian striker Klasnic's second-half winner.
While Wanderers' Wembley bid remains alive, Wigan [.
What we thought was the start of a resurgence after the Wolves results was quickly snuffed out by
Niko Kranjcar's stunner of a strike to end the Tottenham match. Still, new signing Daniel Sturridge
has started like multiple houses on fire with two goals in his first two matches. The young Chelsea
lad has provided a creative spark to the offense.
Four goals in the last seven games with only one win in that lot: York City. To say that the
offense has been slacking is an understatement. Fresh legs and a restart are badly needed.
Hopefully our new signing will bring just that.
Welcome to Bolton, Daniel Sturridge!
The young Chelsea and England U-21 forward has been struggling for minutes at Stamford Bridge.
David Wheater, of Dancing With the Trotters fame, is our one signing in this transfer window
which is just a few days from closing. To say that this silly season has been frustrating would be
the understatement of the year. Let's have a roll call, shall we?
Curtis Davies: Just signed with Birmingham City
Ivan Rakitic: Just signed with Sevilla
Carlos Vela: Decided to go to West Brom for 6 months and help them get relegated.
Morning all. Throughout January Soccerlens is going to be bringing you a daily round-up
of the morning's various goings-on. Be it juicy morsels of spurious transfer gossip or real, actual
bona fide news, rest assured, we'll have it covered.
BOLTON, England Bolton Wanderers have announced the signing of defender David Wheater for an
undisclosed fee from Championship outfit Middlesbrough. The former England Under-21 defender has
signed a three-and-a-half year deal and linked-up with his new team-mates for the first time on
Thursday morning at the club's Euxton-based training complex.
The transfer window finally kick started this week Aston Villa made sure it wouldn't be a dull
one, but what does the lessÂ glamorisedÂ move of David Wheater from Boro to Bolton mean for the
next 11 days of the market? Having signed for an initial ÂŁ2.3m, Wheater steps into a defence that
is predominantly English, with Zat Knight and Gary Cahill established at Trotters rear, in front of
the eternally youthful Jaaskelainen.
Bolton have officially confirmed the signing of statuesque (think 'Easter Island') centre-back
David Wheater from Middlesbrough for an initial fee of just ÂŁ2.3 million (rising by a further ÂŁ1
million further on down the line), which ain't a bad little bit of business in my 'umble
I can remember as a kid being on holiday. After two days of solid rain suddenly the morning gave
way to a raft of sunshine. My Grandfather walked down to the steps to the swimming pool with a cool
drink and Dinah Washington's seminal hit "What a Difference a Day Makes" soothing the hot air.
Liverpool travel to Bolton on Saturday evening well aware anything less than three points at the
Reebok Stadium will cast serious doubts over their already flagging top-four ambitions.
A seventh Premier League draw of the season at Anfield in last weekend's dire stalemate against
Stoke has left the 18-time champions of England five points adrift of fourth place.
Pulling with Steve Bruce Ep.15 League Of His Own by Off The Post on Mixcloud This week, despite a
chunk of Premier League games achieving grindingly mediocre status, the Pod has polished up a few
moments that made it less offensive to the senses. Get ready to discover why Gareth Barry's
sharpness is primarily down [.
A salute to the finest footballing jawlines ever to walk the earth. Let's not fool ourselves
that they're in any particular order, what we have here is just ten blokes with mahoosive mandibles
for you to peruse at your leisure like the genetic marvels they are.
In a day of very few shocks, two Premier League sides Bolton and Wigan were surprised by lower
league opponents in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
Wigan's troubled season took another turn for the worse as they crashed out 2-1 too League Two
side Swindon Town. Calum McManaman had put Wigan 1-0 up but Swindon, managed by Italian Paolo Di
Canio, struck back to claim a famous win with goals coming from Alan Connell and Paul Benson.
Dare I suggest that we can concentrate on the league now? No? Didn't think so. Nevertheless, we
are out of the Carling Cup thanks to a 2-0 loss at home to Bolton in what, by all
accounts, was an utterly dismal performance.
Chris Eagles picked up on a Marc Albrighton mistake to score a screamer from 20 yards.