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1Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 22 2019, 17:47

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Next up we have Portsmouth who currently sit in 20th place, although they have only played 7 games (1 game less than ourselves).  

Bolton Wins: 42
Portsmouth Wins: 33
Draws: 22

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Can we make it 3 games unbeaten?

2Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 22 2019, 17:58

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Of course we can!

I’m going for a win...

Portsmouth 0-1 Bolton

3Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 22 2019, 19:16

Leeds_Trotter


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Going for a 1-0 Bolton win here

4Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 22 2019, 20:19

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
3-0 to the home side.

5Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 22 2019, 22:30

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:3-0 to the home side.
You are only saying that because you are a Chorley turn coat.

6Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Tue Sep 24 2019, 08:53

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Portsmouth are struggling and lets hope they wear themselves out playing their hated rivals Southampton this week in the Cup. I think it may be another draw though.

7Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Wed Sep 25 2019, 09:46

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Whatever the score I’ll be happy if only for the reason that we still exist. If the team continues to become increasingly competitive that would be a bonus, but with the prospect of a further points deduction still hanging over our heads I don’t think the result is as important as the performance at this stage.
If we do somehow manage to start putting points on the board a further deduction would be deflating so I just wish they’d get it done with before anyone starts dreaming of survival and getting back to the old ways of having a go at the players and manager - after all having no hope has delivered the best feel good factor for donkeys years.

8Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Thu Sep 26 2019, 20:41

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

9Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Fri Sep 27 2019, 09:44

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Match Preview: Portsmouth vs Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers travel to the south coast this weekend for their latest Sky Bet League One fixture against Portsmouth at Fratton Park, with Keith Hill’s side looking to extend their unbeaten run to three matches with the search for a first league victory of the season continuing.

Portsmouth have had a slow start to the season and currently find themselves 20th in the league table, and inside the Sky Bet League One relegation zone. The expectations amongst the supporters are high after reaching the Play-Offs last season, and they will be hoping for their team to mount another promotion challenge this term.

Licking their wounds following a resounding 4-0 defeat to local rivals Southampton in the Carabao Cup during the week, Kenny Jackett’s men go in search for their second league win of the season and just their first since a 2-0 victory against Tranmere Rovers at Fratton Park on the second weekend of the 2019/20 campaign.

Team News

Jake Wright was replaced by Yoan Zouma in the latter stages of last weekend’s draw with Sunderland at the University of Bolton Stadium and he is considered an injury doubt for Saturday’s clash against Kenny Jackett’s men with a hamstring strain the issue for the central defender.

Daryl Murphy and Chris O’Grady move closer to a return to action with the strike duo still awaiting their Wanderers debut. Whether the pair will be involved at Portsmouth this weekend remains uncertain.

Ben Alnwick missed out on a place in the squad for last weekend’s fixture with an injury, with Matthew Alexander taking his place on the bench. Whether he will be fit to travel to Hampshire, also remains to be seen.

Head to Head

Wanderers and Portsmouth have faced each other on 97 occasions since the first encounter back in 1927, with us coming out on top in 42 of those meetings.

The two teams have drawn on 22 occasions and Portsmouth have 33 victories to their name in clashes between the two sides.

The last time the two teams met at Fratton Park was back in the days of the Premier League, in September 2009. Gary Cahill scored a late winner in a five-goal thriller, with Wanderers taking the lead on three separate occasions. Tamir Cohen opened the scoring in the first half before Younes Kaboul’s equaliser; a Matthew Taylor penalty restored Wanderers’ advantage before the break.

Kevin-Prince Boateng equalised for the home side just after the hour mark before Cahill’s late winner sent Wanderers back to the North West with three points in the bag.

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialBWFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick – delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from manager, Keith Hill.

Live commentary will also be available by the iFollow BWFC channel (subscribe via the website), with the BBC Radio Manchester team providing the coverage.

Betting Odds

Portsmouth are the favourites heading into this one. The home side are fancied to take all three points by Sky Bet and are priced at 1/4.

Wanderers are priced at 10/1 to register a first victory of the 2019/20 campaign and you can get the draw at 17/4.

Man in the Middle:

Darren Drysdale will be the referee for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Portsmouth.

The Lincolnshire based referee has officiated ten matches this season with his latest a goalless draw between Forest Green Rovers and Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two last weekend.

This season, he has dished out 39 yellow cards and 1 red card.

The last time he was in charge of a Wanderers clash was back in February 2017 when Phil Parkinson’s side beat Walsall 4-1 at the University of Bolton Stadium en route to promotion from Sky Bet League One. Gary Madine, Liam Trotter and Chris Long found the net on that afternoon with James O’Connor scoring an own goal.

Stuart Butler and Stephen Brown will act as his assistants, with Adrian Waters the fourth official for Saturday afternoon’s fixture.

Key Men for Pompey:

Portsmouth lost the services of last season’s top scorer Jamal Lowe (13 goals) to Wigan Athletic but Kenny Jackett managed to recruit John Marquis from fellow Sky Bet League One side, Doncaster Rovers.

Marquis bagged 26 goals last season for the South Yorkshire club and he has scored twice for Portsmouth so far this season.

With goals spread throughout the team last season, Republic of Ireland international Ronan Curtis found the net 12 times and he will be a key member of the team once again this season. He has scored twice so far this season, with the 23 year-old looking to increase his profile both on the club stage and the international stage.

Brett Pitman is an experienced striker who is always likely to score goals at this level, and Ben Close is a player who seems to get better and better each season, playing in central midfield. The 23 year-old academy graduate also has two goals to his name so far this season.

Tickets:

There will be no Pay on the Day option for Wanderers supporters at Fratton Park, so tickets must be purchased before 2pm on Friday afternoon.

Tickets for the fixture are still available from the Bolton Central Ticket Office and are priced as follows:

Adults: £24.00

Over 65s: £18.00

​Under 23s: £16.00

Ambulant Disabled: £16.00 (not available online)

Under 18s: £7.00

Wheelchair users will need to contact the Portsmouth Ticket Office on 0345 646 1898 to purchase their tickets. Wheelchair & carer bays are located amongst the home supporters wheelchair section, in front of the Fratton End.

Official coach travel is also available, costing £29.00 per person. All coaches depart from the University Of Bolton Stadium at 7:30am.

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10Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Fri Sep 27 2019, 17:50

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Great away win as we start to climb to safety.

11Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 12:08

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Expecting Pompey to win this one but worryingly I've developed a glimmer of hope that we might snatch a point.

D Murphy debut perhaps?

12Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:13

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Murphy starts

13Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:18

karlypants

karlypants
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Nat Lofthouse
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14Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:22

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Radio Nuts is now live!

I believe we are on DAB today?

15Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:46

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Looks like it...

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16Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 14:48

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Looks like it...

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Good stuff as the quality is much better.

17Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 15:27

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Anyone not in the chatbox, come and join us via the Portal!

18Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 17:06

Deco91


David Ngog
David Ngog
That wasn't a bad performance. From what I saw it was fitness level and sharpness that cost us in the last 30mins.
We were well in it up until the penalty. The points deduction will get us relegated anyway but its nice to see a bit of fight, and we passed very well at times, as well as a few long balls which connected, we still need a Nolan type player, an attacking midfielder to work off Murphy hold up play.

19Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 17:13

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Keith Hill stated he's not happy with the fitness, hopefully get there sooner rather than later

20Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 17:17

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
The little I saw on the portal made me feel quite optimistic for the future. Won't be long before we win.

21Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 17:18

Deco91


David Ngog
David Ngog
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Keith Hill stated he's not happy with the fitness, hopefully get there sooner rather than later
Must actually have a look at what he's said, haven't looked at anything he has said yet. 
Fingers crossed a few friendly games in Ireland to get levels up (I know it won't but I can always dream)

22Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 19:30

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Very windy at Fratten Park so it was disjointed for 20 minutes, after which we had a really good spell right up to half-time. We were on top, put together some neat moves and should have scored, but the ball never fell very kindly for us. 
The second half we played with the wind but created nothing and were very disappointing. Pompey were never anything more than average but were given a penalty for what appeared from our viewpoint to be a needless, clumsy tackle. They hit the post with the spot-kick but got a lift from the suddenly excited crowd and soon scored via a neat but weakish header. I reckon Matthews would have got to it if he hadn't been clattered moments before and received lengthy treatment. Even our boisterous fans went flat for once and the players certainlyseemed aimless/tired. The match petered out tamely. Crying or Very sad

23Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sat Sep 28 2019, 19:43

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Report: Portsmouth 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers suffered a narrow defeat on the South Coast after Brett Pitman atoned for his earlier penalty miss to score the only goal of the game which gave Portsmouth all he three points at Fratton Park.

Wanderers can consider themselves unfortunate to not travel back up north with a share of the spoils after producing sustained spells of attacking play.

Keith Hill made two changes from the side that drew 1-1 against Sunderland at the University of Bolton Stadium last weekend.

Yohan Zouma came in for the injured Jake Wright in defence, while Daryl Murphy was handed his debut at the expense of Dennis Politic who was named among the substitutes.

Backed by over 800 travelling Wanderers fans, the visitors, captained by Liam Bridcutt, wore all yellow as they looked to build on two successive draws.

Remi Matthews was pressed into action early on but he comfortably caught the ball after Brett Pitman met Brandon Haunstrup’s free kick with his head.

Wanderers soon found themselves with an opportunity from a set piece, but Ali Crawford was unable to catch out Craig MacGillivray with a strike that went wide of the target.

The Pompey ‘keeper pulled off an important save to keep out Will Buckley after the Wanderers frontman was teed up by Daryl Murphy inside the box.

Matthews was alert to get to the ball before Ryan Williams could latch on to Ronan Curtis’s threaded ball.

The game wads proving to be very attractive to the eye and Wanderers’ attacking presence was forcing Pompey into making errors deep inside their own territory.

Tibaud Verlinden’s thunderous drive hit a Pompey body as it looked destined to nestle into the far corner of goal.

At the other end, Adam Chicksen got in the way of John Marquis’ cross into the box which allowed Matthews to claim possession before the ball went out for a corner.

Curtis was looking lively for the hosts and his attempt from 25 yards out was well held by Matthews.

Josh Emmanuel did well to block another chance by Curtis after he was found by a pass from Marquis.

The Portsmouth keeper, MacGillivray, did well to keep out a looped effort from Verlinden as the Wanderers wideman was causing problems down the flank.

Moments later and MacGillivray once again thwarted Verlinden before immediately getting in the way of a Daryl Murphy follow-up at the expense of a corner.

Verlinden was giving the Pompey defence a restless afternoon and put in a lovely low cross which Emmanuel drilled over the bar from 20 yards out.

Wanderers best chance of the half came just three minutes before the interval when Zouma made a superb tackle to win possession deep inside his owen half. He then went on a charging run before teeing up Daryl Murphy with a slide rule pass. Buckley got on the end of a pinpoint cross but volleyed over.

The hosts started the second half brightly and Marquis went on a charging run inside the penalty area only to collide with Matthews. The Wanderers shotstopper required treatment but was able to carry on.

Murphy was unlucky not to break the deadlock after he was sent through by Crawford with MacGillivray making a fine stop from a tight angle.

The hosts wasted a glorious chance to put themselves in front on the hour mark when the hosts were awarded a penalty after Hobbs tripped Marquis. Pitman’s resulting spot-kick cannoned off the post, with Matthews going the wrong way, to earn the visitors a reprieve.

Politic was then brought on at the expense of Verlinden as Hill made his first change of the afternoon.

Marquis tired his luck from distance but saw his shot fly high over the bar while Harness followed this up with a 25-yard that went marginally wide.

Pitman atoned for his spot kick miss when he put the hosts ahead on 66 minutes after beating Emmanuel to the ball and nodding in at the far post from a right sided cross.

Moments later, Emmanuel made way for Luke Murphy as Hill looked to get his team back on parity.

The goal had given the hosts a filip and they were starting put Wanderers under more pressure as they looked to put the game to bed.

Zouma found space in midfield but his effort from far out when well wide of MacGillivray’s goal.

Wanderers were fighting right to the end to try and salvage a point and Buckley’s pinpoint cross was just inches away from the head of Daryl Murphy who was poised to strike in the box.

Moments later and Buckley was causing more issues for the hosts on the flank but his cross, destined for Jason Lowe, went straight into the grateful hands of MacGillivray.

Deep into injury time, Crawford saw his well-struck free-kick go narrowly wide after Ben Close upended Politic.

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24Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 29 2019, 01:28

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Daryl Murphy led the line well in the first half but it's obvious he isn't match fit yet and Hill felt it was a mistake to leave him on for so long, but I have to ask what options he has?
Somehow we have to start creating more clear cut chances and the issue seems to be that whilst the defence now seems a bit more organised how can we commit more to attack without compromising the defence with these players? It's a dilemma that we've had before with other managers (including Parky) so it will be interesting to see how this pans out. Hopefully a solution will be found before we start our League 2 campaign next season.

25Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 29 2019, 01:46

Leeds_Trotter


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Still a lot of work to be done, I think relegation is a given this season

26Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 29 2019, 02:10

finlaymcdanger

finlaymcdanger
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Still a lot of work to be done, I think relegation is a given this season
A certainty. But the massive improvement continues and I think that much needed win is coming soon

27Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Sun Sep 29 2019, 08:55

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Fans near us were screaming their frustration at Murphy's ineffectiveness well before the end....a bit unfair, as he'd been decent in the first half, as they all were (apart from Emmanuel) Big slump in sharpness in the second and absolute inertia after the goal. Created no clear-cut openings after that 25-minute spell at the end of the first half.
The wind was admittedly troublesome to both sides.

28Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Mon Sep 30 2019, 08:37

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Same old story again from what i heard and saw on the chatbox. We had chances first half but can't score and then tired again in the second half.
I think they should have done a mini preseason to get the fitness when Hill came in as they had nearly 2 weeks between games. Still, great to to see us actually playing some decent football and a win will come when the players can last 90 minutes at full pelt.

29Portsmouth1-0 Bolton Empty Re: Portsmouth1-0 Bolton on Tue Oct 01 2019, 19:09

terenceanne

terenceanne
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
They are doing the best they can under the circumstances. Remember this is just a cast off bunch of players tossed together to keep the season rolling.
A few more loans are needed then the main thing is the embargo lifted. We are screwed until that is lifted. Sadly none of this is the current owners or managements fault. I blame the EFL IMO.

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