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31 Re: Bolton 0-2 West Brom on Tue Jan 22 2019, 08:46

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Another predictable loss and lots of effort but as already mentioned no quality. We had Donaldson who couldn't trap a bag of cement nevermind a football and O'Neill playing 9 and 10 last night with a combined age of well over 70! Nice to see one of the young lads get a run out but why no Oztumer again? He has been frozen out completely by the looks. He at least would be an option of the bench surely?
Poor defending for both goals and i have no idea what Hobbs was doing for the 2nd goal, he just stopped. I presume he thought Alnwick was coming for it?

The match was just a sideshow last night, didn't see the female steward get punched or the coins but that is completely out of order. Yes show your displeasure by singing and having banners but don't take it on the match day staff.

I was surprised by the number on the march round the ground, i was expecting much less but as the match wore on and we looked less and less likely to get anything from the game even the chants died down, such is the apathy around the club at the moment.

32 Re: Bolton 0-2 West Brom on Tue Jan 22 2019, 09:33

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-2 West Bromwich Albion

Bolton Wanderers were defeated 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, with goals coming from Jay Rodriguez and Sam

Team News

Phil Parkinson made four changes to his starting eleven that went up against Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship.

David Wheater and Jonathan Grounds dropped out for Jack Hobbs and Andrew Taylor, with Josh Magennis and Will Buckley replaced by Clayton Donaldson and Gary O’Neil.

First Half

Almost straight after the whistle went in this half, Wanderers nearly went ahead after a Craig Noone cross found Gary O’Neil who nodded the ball across goal and just past the far post.

Seven minutes in and a gigantic kick up field from Sam Johnstone found in-form Dwight Gayle, who brought the ball down and fired towards Alnwick’s goal from the angle, but couldn’t find the target.

On the 16th minute, a high, looping cross from Andrew Taylor found Gary O’Neil at the back post, who managed to evade his marker before heading over the bar. There were claims on a penalty on the midfielder but the referee David Webb waved them away.

The visitors went ahead three minutes after this, as a Chris Brunt free-kick was headed back across goal by Ahmed Hegazi, leaving Jay Rodriguez to tap it in from inside the six-yard box.

Wanderers kept threatening throughout the half, as Gary O’Neil produced a curled cross into the danger area, but the Whites unable to capitalise on the tantalising delivery.

Luke Murphy nearly put the Whites back in this clash, with Clayton Donaldson teeing up the midfielder who just mishit his shot wide of the mark.

On the half hour mark, Pawel Olkowski expertly picked out Sammy Ameobi on the edge of the area, who shot at goal with pace only for Johnstone to tip it over the bar.

Dwight Gayle nearly doubled Albion’s lead six minutes from the break, as he struck a 30-yard free-kick that clipped the top of the crossbar. Inches away from a sublime goal.

Second Half

Phil Parkinson’s men came out of the blocks strong, as Jason Lowe latched onto a loose ball from a Craig Noone corner ball.

He turned and shot on the half volley, producing a fantastic diving save from Johnstone.

Ten minutes into the second phase and a Sam Field corner was met powerfully by Baggies defender Ahmed Hegazi, but his effort lacked direction and flew over away from goal.

Just past the hour mark, Noone produced a trademark delivery into the Baggies penalty area, that was asking to be finished off by a Wanderers attacker but nobody was able to get a touch on the football.

Wanderers continued to press forward, with Noone, Ameobi and Murphy all trying to unlock the door to the Albion defence for the leveller.

However with 15 minutes to go of regulation play, Sam Field latched onto a through ball which pierced the Wanderers defensive line before the midfielder poked the ball underneath Alnwick.

Craig Noone tried to rally a response, as he picked out Will Buckley at the near post with a cross but his midfielder partner could not steer the ball into Johnstone’s goal.

Three minutes of the 90 left when Josh Magennis managed to flick on a throw-in to Buckley, who hit a first time half-volley that petered just wide of the Albion goal.

Wanderers continued to press on until the very end but were unable to find a way back into this Sky Bet Championship clash.

Full Time

Wanderers XI: Alnwick (C), Taylor, Lowe, Beevers, Donaldson (Magennis 69), Ameobi, Noone (Pritchard 83), Hobbs, Murphy (Buckley 69), Olkowski, O’Neil.

Unused substitutes: Matthews, Wilson, Wheater, Connell

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33 Re: Bolton 0-2 West Brom on Tue Jan 22 2019, 10:44

bryan458

bryan458
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Hobbs was utter Shite, shocking defending for both goals, another embarrassment !!!!

34 Re: Bolton 0-2 West Brom on Tue Jan 22 2019, 11:42

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
We actually played quite well last night (by recent standards), we were certainly in the game until the second goal went in.

It seems that after 18 months Parky has finally realised Noone is a left winger (who'd have thought?), and I thought he was our best player. O'Neill ran him close.

But once again the complete lack of a striker killed us. Magennis is no Ronaldo, but he's our leading scorer and is the most likely to convert a Noone cross and should have started. However, the decision to release Le Fondre looks more ridiculous as every scoreless game goes by. He was a player who could create something from nothing and, obviously, was a far better finisher than any of the dross currently employed.

As for the manager, another negative set up that hardly changed until WBA were 2-0 up. We have 1 win in 18, there comes a time when you have to accept your tactics are bobbins, and try a more attacking game. And what of Little and Oztumer? Little has been treated disgracefully in my opinion, he was one of our best players last season, particularly coming forward. Now he can't even make the bench. And while Oz hasn't been great, the fact he's our only attacking midfielder means he should at least be on the bench every week.

Don't let the off-field shenanigans mask the fact the manager is clueless. We are going down because of his tactics and his signings.

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