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1Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 00:22

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
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After being thrashed by Dougie's Forest and all the injuries we have, I can't see us even getting a point from this game!

Middlesbrough are currently sitting in 2nd place with 60 points.

Here are some stats to help make your minds up on the score!

The last 5 Middlesbrough results (Championship):

Middlesbrough 0-1 Leeds
Birmingham 1-1 Middlesbrough
Blackpool 1-2 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough 3-1 Charlton
Brentford 0-1 Middlesbrough

The last 5 meetings between both teams:

Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough
Bolton 2-2 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton
Bolton 2-1 Middlesbrough
Bolton 4-1 Middlesbrough

My prediction: Boro 2-0 Bolton

How do you all feel we will do?

Do you feel that it will be another shameful defeat?



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2Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 00:25

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Match preview: Middlesbrough v Bolton

SETTING THE SCENE

Bolton are on the road for the second time in four days on Tuesday, travelling across the Pennines to face high-flying Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship.

Neil Lennon will be keen for his side to return to winning ways following defeat at Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

A top half berth very much remains in sight for Bolton, who sit just three points adrift of 12th placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Despite a somewhat surprise defeat on their own patch against Leeds last time out, Aitor Karanka’s side currently occupy one of the two automatic promotion spots.

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As the season approaches the run in, hopes of a return to the top flight are high at The Riverside Stadium following a four-year hiatus.

Middlesbrough will hope to garner points ahead of an important period, with consecutive games against fellow promotion hopefuls Ipswich, Derby and Bournemouth on the horizon.

TEAM NEWS

Bolton will be without Andrew Lonergan and Tim Ream, who both left the field on a stretcher during the weekend’s defeat at The City Ground.

The pair have been cleared of serious injury, though they won’t be risked for the trip to Teesside.

Craig Davies will also miss out, as he continues his recovery from a hamstring complaint, with Adam Bogdan (ankle), Darren Pratley (hamstring), Mark Davies, Max Clayton (both knee) and Marc Tierney (leg) all definitely out.

Liam Trotter remains touch and go with a thigh complaint.

Matt Mills is suspended following his two yellow cards and subsequent sending off at Nottingham Forest.

ONE TO WATCH

Whilst central midfield partner Grant Leadbitter has grabbed the headlines by bagging double figures, Adam Clayton’s industry has been key in Middlesbrough’s so far productive season.

Somewhat surprisingly, Clayton is yet to open his Middlesbrough account after signing from fellow Championship outfit Huddersfield last term.

But his energetic performances and ability to get around the pitch will no doubt prove key between now and the end of the season.

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LAST MIDDLESBROUGH XI (L 0-1 v Leeds (H))

Mejias, Nsue (Bamford 66), Kalas, Gibson, Friend, Adomah, Clayton, Leadbitter (Forshaw 79), Reach (Tomlin 57), Vossen, Kike

Unused subs: Ripley, Husband, Whitehead, Omeruo

LAST TIME WE MET (Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough ran out the winners by the odd goal in three.

After Craig Davies opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Grant Leadbitter levelled things up on the stroke of half time following David Wheater’s handball inside the area.

Then towards the end of the second half Kike latched on to a through ball to deftly clip home the winner.

TICKETS

Bolton fans will be able to buy tickets on the day of the game directly from The Riverside Stadium.

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3Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 00:26

karlypants

karlypants
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Press Conference:

4Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 08:38

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
i think we will get beaten but it will not be a roll over like the Forest game, Lennon will have been at them constantly since Saturday.

5Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 10:27

Hipster_Nebula

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
We're gonna get bummed. Be nice to get back to the reebok and put things right.

6Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 10:56

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
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I'm usually quite positive. Not this time. We'll do well to keep the score down in this one. Almost certain defeat coming here, especially as they lost their last game.

7Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 11:14

Reebok_Rebel

Reebok_Rebel
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I'm going to have to go for a loss and another 4 goals conceded. that's the current trend. 

With the situation as it is, injuries and confidence shot (AGAIN) I predict we will just about scrape through on the last day of the season and stay up by a point or 2.

8Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 11:40

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Rebel youve never predicted a bolton win

9Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 12:11

karlypants

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Ref watch: Madley in the middle

Andrew Madley will officiate of Wanderers’ midweek trip to Middlesbrough on Tuesday night as Neil Lennon’s side look to respond after suffering back-to-back defeats.

The West-Yorkshire based official has taken charge of three Whites matches in the past - most recently Bolton’s 1-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the season.

In the 23 matches he has reffed so far this season, Mr Madley has handed out 63 yellow cards and two red cards.

Paul Cook and Michael Denton will run the line, while Geoff Eltringham is the fourth official.

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10Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 12:18

Reebok_Rebel

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Frank Worthington
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Rebel youve never predicted a bolton win
Yes I have. Many times. 

Provide Irrefutable proof to back up your statement.

11Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 12:56

Boggersbelief

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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:Rebel youve never predicted a bolton win
Yes I have. Many times. 

Provide Irrefutable proof to back up your statement.

I think it would be much more difficult to provide proof for yours

12Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 13:53

Jake McHale

Jake McHale
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
5-1 Boro

13Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 13:59

Reebok_Rebel

Reebok_Rebel
Frank Worthington
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:5-1 Boro
overly negative view... 


We will not concede more than 4.

14Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 19:02

karlypants

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Radio Nuts is live BTW! Very Happy

15Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 19:03

BoltonTillIDie

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Amos, Vela, Dervite, Wheater, Moxey, Danns, Bannan, Feeney, Janko, Gudjohnsen, Heskey

Subs Fitzsimons, Le Fondre, Twardzik, Clough, Threlkeld, Slavchev, Walker

16Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 19:08

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Le Fondre sub?

Lennon should be shot. Why would any sane manager drop his main goalscorer who is in form?

17Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 19:20

scottjames30

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We'll get battered tonight.

18Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 19:29

Biggie

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Threlkeld, Lefond, Clough make a strong bench - not sure about poxey at LB though.

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19Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 19:37

Natasha Whittam

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Threlkeld, Lefond, Clough make a strong bench - not sure about poxey at LB though.

I'd rather have the strongest players on the pitch.

20Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 19:40

scottjames30

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Lennon is turning into Dougie.

21Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 22:13

Hipster_Nebula

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::mad::

22Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Tue Feb 24 2015, 23:22

karlypants

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Report: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton

IN BRIEF

Bolton Wanderers were edged out by a solitary goal against promotion-chasing Middlesbrough at The Riverside Stadium.

In a game of few chances, the decisive goal came midway through the opening half through Albert Adomah.

The Trotters were combative and resolute at the back and despite threatening late on in the piece, ultimately failed to break down the home side’s rearguard.

TEAM NEWS

Neil Lennon rang the changes for the trip to Teesside, making no less than six changes to the starting line-up that had previously tasted defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Manchester United loanee Ben Amos came in for Andrew Lonergan, who remained sidelined following a bout of concussion.

Elsewhere, Dean Moxey, Emile Heskey, Eidur Gudjohnsen, David Wheater and Saidy Janko were all in from the off.

FIRST HALF

The early throes of the game were somewhat scrappy, though for large periods Bolton penned the hosts very much inside their own territory.

Chances were very much at a premium, though Bolton’s first effort on goal came via a set piece that was cleverly won by captain Gudjohnsen.

Barry Bannan swung in the kick, with Dorian Dervite rising to head over the bar.

Middlesbrough responded, as Patrick Bamford blazed over the top after Adam Reach had made inroads down the left flank.

At around the 25-minute mark the game began to open up.

Bolton threatened with a couple of route one passes up to Emile Heskey, with Gudjohnsen and Janko both buzzing in and around the loose balls.

Up at the other end Amos was worked for the first time on the half hour. Grant Leadbitter fed Bamford, though the on-loan Manchester United stopper thrust out a glove to tip his shot wide of the far post.

The home side continued to press forward and duly broke the deadlock on 33 minutes.

Lee Tomlin was the architect, slipping a ball through the Bolton backline to Adomah who poked the ball under the onrushing body of Amos.

Bolton did respond, as Janko stung the palm of Dimi Konstantopoulos from distance after some sloppy defending from the hosts.

Middlesbrough probably should have double their lead towards the end of the half. An intricate passing move eventually saw the ball bobbling around in the Bolton area, with Bamford’s shot on the stretch clearing the bar.

SECOND HALF

The second period started as the first had ended, with Middlesbrough spurning another opportunity to add to their tally.

Dorian Dervite’s clearance cannoned into George Friend, he then squared the ball for Bamford who dragged a left-footed shot wide of a scrambling Amos and his far post.

Bolton’s primary threat continued to come from set pieces, as Heskey nodded a corner straight down the throat of Konstantopoulos

On 70 minutes Zach Clough was introduced in place of Gudjohnsen in an attempt to mix up Bolton’s attacking play.

And Clough’s quick footwork inside the area was of immediate concern for the hosts, though his pull back from the byline was eventually gobbled up by Konstantopoulos.

Adam Le Fondre was then thrown on as Bolton continued to knock on the door.

Feeney steered a header wide at the back post from Bannan’s cross as hosts began to look somewhat nervy.

But in the end Middlesbrough would hold on for three points and almost added to their lead when Tomlin's free-kick came back off the bar.

FULL TIME

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23Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Wed Feb 25 2015, 13:11

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
once again we were caught out by a straight ball over the top, our centre backs seem to have gone to pieces whichever combination Lennon puts out. From the radio commentary we were poor in the first half and should have been more than 1-0 down but we picked up in the 2nd half.

I would have liked to have seen Clough and Le Fondre come on a bit earlier as well.

24Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Wed Feb 25 2015, 15:52

Keegan

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I don't understand what the plan was for yesterday. Alfie and Clough have been our most consistent performers along with Feeney yet neither of them got 20 minutes. I'm scratching my head here. maybe by the next game I'll figure it out. I eventually realized, after our U21 game with West Brom, that Fitzsimons would have been on the bench for the yesterday so young Harry Campbell got a run out - but I still don't get other choices Neil has made lately.

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25Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Wed Feb 25 2015, 20:38

terenceanne

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We are 19th and went to Boro who will probably be a Prem team next season.  Coming away just 1-0 is relatively a decent result.  I thought we would be hammered.

The bottom line is that we have too many injuries for a squad of our size and there is not a lot of quality to start with. I still like what Lennon is trying to do although I agree a couple of decisions lately have been dodgy.  Playing Heskey at center back for example. Overall though the standard of our football has been much better than under Doogie even though we have slumped currently.

26Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton on Wed Feb 25 2015, 21:59

observer


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:We are 19th and went to Boro who will probably be a Prem team next season.  Coming away just 1-0 is relatively a decent result.  I thought we would be hammered.

The bottom line is that we have too many injuries for a squad of our size and there is not a lot of quality to start with. I still like what Lennon is trying to do although I agree a couple of decisions lately have been dodgy.  Playing Heskey at center back for example. Overall though the standard of our football has been much better than under Doogie even though we have slumped currently.
I totally agree with you Terenceanne... well stated.  Anyone who is highly critical just has to look at our injury list... it's longer than our starting line-up.  NL has a clue and has been forced into patching up a team which is springing leaks like crazy.  As soon as he has a line-up that works, we lose two more players.  At least he has passion and I'm sure he still has the clubhouse, unlike Dougie.  We played three teams superior to us the past ten days, and lost one badly while contending in the other two.  It hurts to lose, but we have a depleted squad with aging players on for 90 minutes.  I'm sure NL has made a few mistakes along the way, but I trust we will have a contender next season with the retirement of some of those big wage earners.  Dougie's current squad is just much better than we are and defensively we were and have been a mess since Pratley was injured.  Who would have thought that Pratley would become a mainstay.  In the meantime, Vela and Clough have been given chances and are gaining experience... something Dougie never allowed to happen.  Let's get a win this weekend!

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