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Bolton 0-2 Rotherham

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1Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Wed Sep 15 2021, 08:37

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
This should be a tough test as Rotherham dropped down from the Championship last season and would be expected to go back up against this season but they haven't started that well and got beat 4-2 by Fleetwood last week.

If we play anywhere near as well as we have in our last 2 games then i can see us winning this 2-1.

2Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Wed Sep 15 2021, 09:22

Whitesince63


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
It will indeed be a tough game Norpig, Rotherham are a good side and appear to have been unlucky with results so far. They were unlucky again last night at Lincoln by all accounts missing some really good chances in the second half. We’ll certainly need to be on our game but if we do want to get promoted these are the games we need to win.

3Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Wed Sep 15 2021, 14:46

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm going to miss this game for family reasons and I'm gutted.
Rotherham count themselves very unlucky to be where they are  - they are a very attacking side and have dominated every game so far averaging over 20 shots on goal per game with a good percentage on target. How Lincoln escaped with a draw is difficult to work out and everything went against them in the games they lost v  Fleetwood and Sheff Wednesday (missed pen, conceding a worldie etc) - although in both games they did most of the attacking and had double the shots.

Millers fans can't believe they're still mid table and reckon that sooner or later they're going to hand out a beating or two.
Hopefully that won't start with us, but we'll have to defend really well, make no daft mistakes and take every chance that comes along.

It's going to be a tough match.

4Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Wed Sep 15 2021, 14:56

Whitesince63


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
They have indeed been unlucky Wander but whilst they are good going forward and do have a lot of shots, few of them are on target, a bit like us to be fair although we seem to be getting better recently. They are though a little weak at the back and hopefully we can take advantage of that? Their current right back is really a winger so if they continue with him it could be happy days for Dapo. They definitely are disappointed where they are but I’m still confident that if we play anything like we should be able to get the 3 points but it will be a tough game and we need to be at our best. I think it should be a very open game and it wouldn’t surprise me if it was another high scorer.

5Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Thu Sep 16 2021, 11:43

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
I fancy our chances for this. 1-0 BWFC

6Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Thu Sep 16 2021, 16:26

Whitesince63


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Ha, you might be right piper, just the one goal with everybody expecting a goal feast with the number of shots both teams have been having.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I fancy our chances for this. 1-0 BWFC

7Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Thu Sep 16 2021, 16:29

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
What we need to do first and foremost is stop the crosses, they have some proper units up front, if we can cut off the supply to them we should have enough to beat them.

8Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Thu Sep 16 2021, 19:13

Whitesince63


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:What we need to do first and foremost is stop the crosses, they have some proper units up front, if we can cut off the supply to them we should have enough to beat them.

You’re right Martin, Ladapo, Smith and Griggs up front and a couple of wide players who can whip crosses in. They are certainly strong up top and it will be a tough game for Rico and Johnson. I’d personally start Lee next to MJ rather than Sheehan as I think he adds more defensively and I think Rotherham will be one of the toughest sides to defend against with their all out attack. Having said that, they are a bit weak at the back so it could be an end to end game and one with plenty of goals but let’s just hope we manage one more than them eh?

9Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Fri Sep 17 2021, 13:13

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Over 18,000 tickets sold so biggest crowd for a few years!

10Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Fri Sep 17 2021, 13:57

Sluffy

Sluffy
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Over 18,000 tickets sold so biggest crowd for a few years!

It's one of those family day events

11Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 09:49

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

12Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 13:11

Biggie

Biggie
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Unfortunately we are due a red card. 
That's going to settle the tie as we won't cope with ten men as it will affect our attacking intent.
Sad to say it but today we lose in front of 20k supporters.

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13Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 13:16

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Unfortunately we are due a red card. 
That's going to settle the tie as we won't cope with ten men as it will affect our attacking intent.
Sad to say it but today we lose in front of 20k supporters.

I love the positivity you have here.

Jesus Christ! Very Happy

14Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 14:07

Sluffy

Sluffy
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15Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 14:53

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Radio Nuts is now live!

16Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 17:12

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Oh dear!

17Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 18:27

Biggie

Biggie
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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:Unfortunately we are due a red card. 
That's going to settle the tie as we won't cope with ten men as it will affect our attacking intent.
Sad to say it but today we lose in front of 20k supporters.

I love the positivity you have here.

Jesus Christ! Very Happy
You can call me lord..

http://boltonnuts.forumotion.co.uk

18Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 19:15

terenceanne

terenceanne
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
As I said before -  the build up is too slow - allows them to get 10 men behind the ball most of the time. Playing that way is grand when we have the lead but when down you have to move it faster and get it into the box.
Today Dapo had a miserable game - not sure he controlled a pass or beat a man. Ian should have made subs a little bit earlier --- other than that we still look a decent team so chalk this one off as experience.

19Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 20:45

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Typical Bolton, massive crowd and we didn't turn up! We just didn't look at it today and Rotherham did their homework on us. They put 2 men on Dapo every time he got the ball but to be honest he didn't play well and looked a bit lethargic to me.

We had plenty of the ball but too many times Doyle was picking up the ball on the half way line or wide right when he should be upfront. We definitely need to get more another striker in January unless Bakayoko can challenge him for the CF role.

We did look a bit off it today but Rotherham will be up there at the end of the season so perhaps today will be a reality check for a lot of fans who expect us to go up again.

20Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 20:57

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
What a load of crap that was. I can't believe I turned down a foot rub from Eric in favour of watching that shite.

Note to Evans: stop telling the world we love it when teams try to play football against us, because this is what happens. Rotherham did a job on us. Couple of early goals and then park the bus.

We have no plan B, no options on the bench, and the bloke sat next to me had a major B.O. problem.

I love Doyle's work ethic, but I'm still not convinced he's going to score goals at this level.

21Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 18 2021, 21:50

Biggie

Biggie
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Sorry about the BO. Totally forgot to wash under my arms.

I think the same game with a fit Bakayoko coming off the bench might have seen a different result. Can't fault most of Evatts decisions although I would have kept Sheehan on and taken Dapo off. Having said that, nobody would have complained if he popped up with a goal.
I think our build up play is great most of the time, not too rushed, plenty of patience, and but for poor finishing it would have worked again today. The only time I think we could speed up is when we counter attack, maybe try to punish a team quickly after they get caught out of position.
A mostly good performance for me. Results aren't always the whole story. If we had sat 11 at the back and the game ended 0-0 would you class it as a greater success? In terms of points for that single game it would look better on paper, but in terms of the long game, our outlook is better off that match than from a boring 1-0 win or defensive 0-0 draw.

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22Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sun Sep 19 2021, 09:03

Whitesince63


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Had Doyle scored instead of missing yet again and had George’s goal stood it could well have been a different game. Rotherham were everything I expected, good going forward but poor at the back. We had numerous good opportunities to score but fluffed it. I’m afraid that’s becoming rather common now and I can’t believe Evatt doesn’t see that and want to improve it but we are still a work in progress and we have to give him time to do it. Maybe Baka and Ameche will help that when fit again but if we really do want promotion, we’ll need to add some striking power in January. Not sure about Doyler and Sarce at this level, both look slow and if I’m honest, overweight too?

23Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Tue Sep 21 2021, 20:15

T.R.O.Y.


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Been busy so late to this, although it does feel like ‘just one of those days’ the result does highlight a short coming in the squad (at least with the injuries we have). We clearly needed something different quickly in the second half, but no changes until 71 minutes shows the lack of depth in my opinion. Amaechi’s return will be massive when it does come, if he’s anywhere near as good as Dapo we’ll be a much tougher proposition for defences.

24Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Tue Sep 21 2021, 20:58

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
The biggest problem we have as others have mentioned is a lack of squad depth. Our first choice 11 are all good enough to compete at this level very effectively but there's little to no such quality in the backups. I don't say that to offend anyone, it's simply a fact and of course an indicator of our recent and not yet solved financial difficulties. Investment in the squad will be necessary if we're to seriously entertain any hopes of getting back to the Championship but since the money just isn't there for that right now our realistic expectation must be a solid mid table finish for this season at least.

Rotherham were and are simply better than us and they aren't alone in this division in that. Until and unless we get some money in either to reinforce the squad or invest in a proper youth team structure that reality is the one we will have to live with.

25Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Wed Sep 22 2021, 06:56

T.R.O.Y.


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I don’t think it’s quite as drastic as that LPP, if you look at the squad we almost have two decent options for every position once the squad is fully fit. I’d say we need another striker, cover for MJ Williams and possibly another keeper. 

Given the way we play results like Saturday will happen from time to time, need to bounce back quickly now though.

26Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Thu Sep 23 2021, 13:44

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
If the money is there to improve the squad, great - but we have already improved the squad from last season and the good news is that we are now probably strong enough to consolidate in League 1. Given where we were at recently that's a very good place to be.
Of course folk would like us to rise up the divisions but we hopefully won't be spending money we haven't got to do it and so I for one am happy with progress to date and fully expect a long hard slog building the financial platform before we can push on from here.
We exist! Celebrate that fact.

27Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Empty Re: Bolton 0-2 Rotherham Sat Sep 25 2021, 20:31

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I don’t think it’s quite as drastic as that LPP, if you look at the squad we almost have two decent options for every position once the squad is fully fit. I’d say we need another striker, cover for MJ Williams and possibly another keeper. 

Given the way we play results like Saturday will happen from time to time, need to bounce back quickly now though.
Don't get me wrong TROY I'm very pleased with the players we have and the start we've made but I think we have to be realistic here. The simple fact is our squad, while not completely threadbare is nowhere near as deep as it needs to be for a sustained challenge on the top of the league. That's absolutely fine by me since two years ago we were looking at oblivion and we have come a long way since then. All I mean to say is there's still a long way to go before we can seriously look up the divisions. Ian, his staff and the players are all doing well but they have limits like anyone and expecting them to do more than solidify our place in this division this season is imo too much to ask.

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