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1Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 09:38

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
After a run of tough games against teams mainly towards the top of the division we find ourselves a couple of results off the relegation zone with an unsettled team, plenty of injuries and the rumblings of discontent amongst the fans.

The good news is that we've got a home game against a team that has struggled almost as much as us. Brighton are on the same points total (37) but are 8 goals better off than us.

The bad news is that they are coming off a good win against a much-improved Leeds side and will be confident they can score against our leaky defence which is conceding an average of three goals a game recently.

A must-win game? Not necessarily, but a win would go a long way to repairing confidence whilst a loss will probably see toys exiting prams like there's no tomorrow.

I have to believe we will win this. If we score first I think we can win by a couple or three. If they score first I think we'll eventually scrape a single goal victory.

2Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 11:10

Keegan

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We're going to thump them.

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3Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 11:13

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Can't see us keeping a clean sheet but I think we can take this one. 3-1 to the whites.

4Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 11:44

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Ref watch - Whitestone takes charge

Dean Whitestone will officiate Wanderers’ clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at Macron Stadium on Saturday.

The Northamptonshire-based referee has taken charge of just one Whites matches in the past – a 2-2 home draw with Nottingham Forest in August 2012.

A Football League Official since the 2005/06 season, he reffed his first Championship fixture the following season.

In the 21 matches he has overseen so far this campaign, Mr Whitestone has handed out 46 yellow cards and three red cards.

Mark Jones and Richard Wild will run the line, while Philip Gibbs is the fourth official.

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5Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 12:58

terenceanne

terenceanne
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
I think all home games are must win at this point. 

I fancy a win this time out.  3-1



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6Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 12:59

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I think we'll lose 2-1.

7Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 13:27

Numpty 28723

Numpty 28723
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Definitely must win this. 2-1 (Mills, Clough).

8Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Thu Feb 26 2015, 14:59

scottjames30

scottjames30
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I think Brighton will want this more, 1_2.

9Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Fri Feb 27 2015, 11:28

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The last 5 meetings between the teams:

Brighton 2-1 Bolton
Bolton 0-2 Brighton
Brighton 3-1 Bolton
Bolton 1-0 Brighton
Brighton 1-1 Bolton

Last 5 Brighton results:

Brighton 2-0 Leeds
Brighton 4-3 Birmingham
Sheff Weds 0-0 Brighton
Cardiff 0-0 Brighton
Brighton 2-3 Notts Forest

10Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Fri Feb 27 2015, 13:51

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Preview: Bolton v Brighton

SETTING THE SCENE

Bolton Wanderers host Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday looking to end February on a high and put their recent three-match losing run behind them.

The Whites’ will also be keen to return to winning ways at Macron Stadium, having suffered a league defeat at BL6 for the first time under Neil Lennon in their last home match against Watford.

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With Chris Hughton having steadied the ship since his appointment as Brighton manager at the turn of the year, the Seagulls come into the match off the back of a four-game unbeaten run.

Bolton currently find themselves behind Brighton on goal-difference alone, adding an extra element to the match with both sides keen to secure a morale-boosting victory.

TEAM NEWS

Ben Amos will make his home debut for Wanderers after Andrew Lonergan (concussion) was again ruled out, but Matt Mills returns after missing Tuesday’s match against Middlesbrough through suspension while Tim Ream (back) faces a late fitness test.

Craig Davies (hamstring) and Liam Trotter (thigh) are still unavailable as they continue their respective recoveries from injury.

Adam Bogdan (ankle), Darren Pratley (hamstring), Marc Tierney (leg), Mark Davies and Max Clayton (both knee) all remain long-term absentees.

LAST BRIGHTON XI (v Leeds United, W 2-0)

Stockdale, Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Calderon, Bennett, Ince, Kayal (Stephens 73), Baldock (Lua Lua 76), Mackail-Smith (O’Grady 81), Teixeira.

ONE TO WATCH

With match-winning braces against Ipswich Town and Birmingham City in recent weeks, on-loan Liverpool starlet Joao Carlos Teixeira has emerged as one of Brighton’s star men since the appointment of Chris Hughton as manager.

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Following a brief loan stint with League One side Brentford, the Portugal Under-21 international was handed his senior Reds debut following his return to Anfield, coming on as a substitute against Fulham last season.

Joining Brighton on loan at the start of the current campaign, Teixeira made an instant impact for the Seagulls by scoring on both of his first two starts for the club against Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers.

LAST TIME THEY WERE HERE (Bolton 0-2 Brighton, 15 March 2014)

Despite dominating proceedings from start to finish, Wanderers’ five-match unbeaten run was brought to an end the last time they hosted Brighton at Macron Stadium.

The Whites bombarded Tomasz Kuszczak’s goal from start to finish, but failed to find a way past the Pole as a Will Buckley brace secured all three points for the Seagulls.

Medo hit the bar with a curling free-kick just before the interval, while Joe Mason also had an effort ruled out for offside midway through the second half on what ultimately proved to be a frustrating day for Bolton.

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11Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Fri Feb 27 2015, 13:52

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Press Conference:

12Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 13:21

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I feel quietly confident here. I'm going for a 3-2 win to us. Both defences are leaky but I feel we'll nick this because we'll be right up for it while Brighton will still be basking in the win against Leeds. I have no logical reason for this opinion, it's just a feeling I've got that says we'll win. 

Now watch us get hammered 6-0 and finish the game with seven on the pitch and Eidur in goal. Sad

13Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 14:08

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Amos, ream, feeney, mills, Le Fondre, danns, vela, heskey, clough, wheater, Bannan

Fitzsimmons, mcnaughton, Dervite, janko, eidur, walker, moxey

14Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 14:08

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
1 up front at home, he's ruining our club.

15Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 14:14

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The winning team

16Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 14:28

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The winning team

Fingers crossed! :pray:

17Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 17:02

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Relieved to hear the final whistle but we're up to 17th and would have been 16th if Brentford hadn't managed to lose to Brum.
We're 9 points above Millwall but if either them or Wigan go on a charge we're only 3 points ahead of Rotherham in 21st so it could still be a problem.
Need quite a few wins to be safe yet, but at least it's a start.

18Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 17:05

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Radio Nuts will still be available for Neil Lennon's post match interview! Smile

19Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 17:52

Banks of the Croal


Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Just got back, thought it was one of the worst Footballing games I've seen at Home this Season.

The Result and the 3pts made it Better though Very Happy

20Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 17:53

doffcocker

doffcocker
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Awful match indeed, but what a goal by Clough again. Poor ball from Vela, and he somehow manages to control it and tuck it past the keeper from a difficult angle.

21Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 17:54

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Limping along to the end of the season now.
We should be OK though. The real work starts in the summer.

22Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 18:12

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Just saw the goal on Vine fucking hell what a turn by Clough.

great instincts on the lad.

23Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 18:18

aaron_bwfc

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Not a game that will live long in the memory but 3 points is 3 points, a big win considering what has gone before in the last 3 games.

A scrappy 1-0 will do for me. Very Happy

Well taken goal by Clough too, the lad oozes quality.

24Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 18:33

bryan458

bryan458
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I think you can thank BHA for the dross on show today, stop the opposition playing t any cost, combine that with a weak ref and your in trouble, thank god we didn't go for Hughton, Clough's goal was class!!!!!!!

25Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 18:56

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I think you can thank BHA for the dross on show today, stop the opposition playing t any cost, combine that with a weak ref and your in trouble, thank god we didn't go for Hughton, Clough's goal was class!!!!!!!

Did you go to the wrong game Brian?

Brighton were easily the better team in the first half, they should have lead after that magnificent cross by MacKail-Smith put it on a plate for their striker.

Second half we just shaded it, but on the whole it was two poor teams with next to no creativity.

26Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 18:58

Guest


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Great to see so many of our new members posting their thoughts on today's game on here.

Very Happy

27Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 19:08

wessy

wessy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
It Was a poor game both teams played no part really, however we were brilliant against Watford but lost, so a shitty win i will take all day.

28Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 20:08

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Report: Bolton 1-0 Brighton

IN BRIEF

Zach Clough’s sixth goal of the season earned Wanderers a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Macron Stadium.

The striker struck the decisive effort with 64 minutes gone in the clash, collecting Josh Vela’s pass before calmly slotting the ball into the bottom corner of David Stockdale’s net.

The Whites did enjoy chances to extend their lead with Adam Le Fondre coming close, but the one goal was enough as Neil Lennon’s men left the game with all three points.

TEAM NEWS

There were four changes for Wanderers from the side who started out against Middlesbrough in midweek, with Adam Le Fondre, Clough, Matt Mills and Tim Ream coming into the starting XI in place of Eidur Gudjohnsen, Saidy Janko, Dorian
Dervite and Dean Moxey.

FIRST HALF

The game started with pressure from the home side, with Le Fondre’s shot from the edge of the box following good hold up play from Emile Heskey flying narrowly wide of David Stockdale’s upright.

Neil Danns was next to get in on the action, capitalising on some hesitant Brighton defending, only to fire his effort down the throat of the Seagulls’ keeper.

The visitors soon threatened themselves however, with an unmarked Sam Baldock seemingly set to volley home with seven minutes gone, only for Ben Amos in the Bolton goal to deny him with a superb one handed reflex save.

Wanderers were back in the ascendancy not long after, although the game appeared to fall into a scrappy lull following a feisty start at BL6 with chances in front of goal few and far between.

Half way through the first period, and with both teams struggling to break out of their respective halves of the pitch, Tim Ream attempted to find Le Fondre with a lofted down field pass, only for the striker to fail in his attempts to get any meaningful
contact with the ball.

With 18 minutes of the half remaining, Heskey looked set to break the deadlock as he found himself unmarked ten yards out from goal, but the striker chose to square the ball for the advancing Le Fondre who was ultimately muscled out.

David Wheater and Heskey almost combined four minutes later as the former hooked the ball back into the path of the frontman, only for the latter to slice his effort wide of the mark.

With six minutes remaining in the half, Ream enjoyed arguably Wanderers’ best opportunity so far as he turned his man on the edge of the box before unleashing in on goal, only to see Stockdale readjust and stand firm to deny him his first goal for
the club.

As the game entered first half injury time, Heskey was harshly penalised after falling into Lewis Dunk, with the referee deeming his challenge worthy of a yellow card – an action which brought the first period to its conclusion at Macron Stadium

SECOND HALF

With no changes for either side at the break, Wanderers were the first out of the traps as Josh Vela collected a clever-through ball from Clough, only to lose control at the pivotal moment.

Minutes later and it was another good opportunity for Bolton as Feeney’s cross fizzed through a crowded penalty area, being hooked back into the mix by Ream before Heskey’s eventual shot failed to trouble Stockdale.

Beram Kayal was the first Brighton player to trouble Amos in the second period, with his long range effort forcing the shot-stopper into an awkward save to parry the ball away from danger.

The chances soon dried up again however, with both sides being restricted to long range efforts which failed to force a save out of either Amos or Stockdale.

On the hour mark though, Baldock was again causing problems for Bolton as, following miscommunication in the backline, he collected the ball and drilled goalward, only for Amos to get down low to deny him the opening goal of the game.

Carnage in the Bolton box followed moments later, with the visitors squandering numerous chances to fire home from close range as the Whites put their bodies on the line to keep the ball out.

After a frustrating game so far, Wanderers proceeded to open the scoring in the 64 minute as Vela fed the ball into Clough whose shot slowly trickled into the bottom corner of the net for his sixth of the season.

Feeney, who had sustained an injury in the earlier melee in the Bolton box, was then substituted and replaced for Kevin McNaughton.

The goal appeared to be just what the game needed, with Wanderers pushing on in a bid to extend their lead with a renewed sense of urgency.

Brighton weren’t without showing however, with Joao Teixeira seeing his close range shot blocked by Matt Mills at the death with Amos seemingly beaten.

As the clock ran down, Wanderers were still looking to add to their tally while the 78th minute saw the introduction of Gudjohnsen in place of Heskey.

Le Fondre almost had a goal of his own a minute later as he collected Bannan’s clever pass, but Stockdale was on his guard to scoop the ball to safety following the striker’s effort from a tight angle.

Chris Hughton’s side did push forward in a bid to force a late equaliser however, with substitute Kazenga LuaLua seeing his drilled strike blocked from just outside the Bolton box.

With five minutes of additional time indicated, Wanderers pushed with Vela causing problems while Brighton themselves rallied inside the dying minutes, but Clough’s goal was to prove decisive at the final whistle as Bolton held out for the victory.

FULL TIME

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29Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sat Feb 28 2015, 23:51

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
it was a scrappy game but that win today might turn out to be the most important ones of the season.

At least we looked a bit more solid at the back as Mills and Wheater had good games.

30Bolton 1-0 Brighton Empty Re: Bolton 1-0 Brighton on Sun Mar 01 2015, 13:14

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Zak Clough said it best. We got the job done. In the current circumstances I think that's all we could have reasonably hoped for and three points were more than welcome.

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