Bolton Wanderers

  • Please can we have some decent match officials? January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    So, Keith Hackett wants the BBC to stop criticizing his referees eh? Well, like I said last week, if that’s going to happen, we need the match officials to sharpen up a bit. This weekend, much like any other footballing weekend, has seen a couple of incidents that have really stuck in my throat. The […]

  • Free travel to football matches January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]

  • Can Anelka repeat his heroics against The Gunners in the 4th Round? January 8th, 2007 Arsenal

    So, the Fourth Round draw for the FA Cup has been made with some tasty looking ties. Notts Forest have been drawn away at Chelsea and will be looking to cause further upset after beating Charlton at the weekend, but the pick of the draw is Arsenal against Bolton. Always a feisty game, with El-Hadji […]

  • Kevin Nolan and the riddle of butterfly Anelka January 5th, 2007 Bolton Wanderers

    Kevin Nolan’s column for the BBC is one of most thrilling reads this century. Of course, I am lying through my back teeth. It’s terrible and amazingly dull. To point this out, I’ve lifted a passage from the Q&A section Kevin has at the end of every column. Brace yourself. Q Hi Kevin I have […]

  • Beckham off to San Siro? January 3rd, 2007 Bolton Wanderers If you believe the gossip, David Beckham currently has two offers if he want to leave Real Madrid this month. There is talk of him going to join the misfits at the Reebok Stadium to play for Bolton Wanderers. As unlikely as that seems, the rumours persist. However, there are now rumours that he could be on his way to…

  • Bolton plough on through Headington’s snow December 22nd, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    These days, it’s perfectly fine to wish for a white Christmas with all this undersoil heating and such. It wasn’t always like this though… didn’t stop the tough nuts of the Bolton side in 1954 when they took on non-league Headington in the FA Cup 4th Round. As it’s the week of giant killing, did […]

  • Beckham for Bolton? December 18th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers You’ve got to admire the gall of Sam Allardyce. He’s attracted players normally thought to be out of reach for a club like Bolton Wanderers and the latest rumour is one of the biggest and best. With David Beckham unsettled at Real Madrid, it’s got Sam sniffing around…

  • Saints go after Pressley December 11th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers Heart of Midlothian is without doubt, the most bonkers club in Europe at the minute. With the insane ramblings of chairman Vladimir Romanov (click here and here for examples), they’ve managed to retain the mental one, and lose one of their best players, club captain Stephen Pressley…

  • Reebok? MY pitch says Jose. November 28th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Chelsea gaffer, Jose Mourinho is hoping the sacrifice of staying in the north this week will result in another campaign-defining victory at Bolton. Mourinho’s side have virtually won the title twice at the Reebok and this time, the The Oilers will go into the game knowing three points on Wednesday evening could haul them level […]

  • Classic Moment: Nicolas Anelka scores for Arsenal against Manchester United, 1997 November 27th, 2006 Arsenal

    Nicolas Anelka scored a spectacular goal against Arsenal on Saturday to open his account for Bolton, but here he is back in the days when he was happy and skinny scoring his first goal for the Gunners. An 18-year-old Anelka scored this goal against Manchester United in 1997 as he helped his side towards the […]

  • Lord Stevens to name innocent clubs? November 9th, 2006 Arsenal

    Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]

  • 10 Most Underrated Players in the Premiership October 17th, 2006 Arsenal

    10 Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough)If you want commitment and the odd leg-breaking tackle, ‘Mad Dog’ Pogatetz is your man. Middlesbrough’s Austrian defender ‘never, ever gives less than 300%’ in games, according to former Boro coach Steve McClaren. Pogatetz is a versatile defender and can play at centre-half, as he has done this season, or left-back. He’s […]

  • Bolton to outdo Liverpool by signing 6ft 9in Chinese striker Yang Changpeng October 13th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Bolton have taken the man dubbed ‘China’s Peter Crouch’ on a one-month trial. Striker Yang Changpeng it the world’s tallest footballer at 6ft 9in – a full two inches taller than Peter Crouch. The 19-year-old currently plays in China with Wuhan Huanghelou. The giant – whose legs are slightly more muscley than Crouch’s – will […]

  • Thierry Henry’s unlikely heroes: Paul Dickov and Kevin Davies September 22nd, 2006 Arsenal

    When you are the role model of every young striker in the country, who do you look up to? Well, Paul Dickov and Kevin Davies, according to Thierry Henry. The Arsenal striker cited the pair when asked about his role models. He said: "I look at Paul Dickov, the way he moves as he’s always […]

  • Sam Allardyce and the BBC Panorama bung investigation: what the bloggers say September 20th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Cnut (leaning forward to get the money shot): So Sam Allardyce, of Bolton Wanderers, is a big fat cheat and is taking bungs on all his transfer deals?Peter: That’s right… well I say Sam, but what I mean is his son, and I say bungs, but what I mean is that I do legitimate deals […]

  • Lookalikes: El-Hadji Diouf vs Pharrell Williams September 16th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Bolton Wanderers’ king of bling versus hip-hop’s king of bling. One spits rhymes and the other… well, he just spits. Can you tell the difference? You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • The Beeb’s Bolton bookworm Kevin Nolan on player autobiographies September 14th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    The BBC’s latest football columnist (and budding literary critic), Bolton skipper Kevin Nolan, has revealed he is a big fan of player autobiographies. With Ashley Cole’s book currently the hot topic for discussion, Nolan has stood by the would-be authors among his fellow professionals. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately […]

  • Watford fans go bananas for Premier League away trips September 12th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Watford blog site BHappy urged Hornets fans to smuggle bananas into the Reebok Stadium for last Saturday’s game against Bolton. Blogger Matt Rowson said the idea was: "In line with the national drive towards healthier eating habits and with a view to adding excitement and joy to potentially tedious away day trips." Unfortunately, Matt was […]

  • Anelka completes £8million switch to Bolton August 25th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    The Incredible Sulk that is Nicolas Anelka has completed his move to Bolton Wanderers from Fenerbahce in a deal for £8million. Anelka, who must surely be the most expensive player in the world by now (transfers combined… I can’t be bothered doing the maths), is set to join up with fellow strop, El Hadji Diouf. […]

  • Campo bags goal of the season on first day August 22nd, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    I’ve been away this weekend and missed the footy highlights. Imagine my glee when I saw this. Goal. Of. The. Season. Yes, this early on. Mof Gimmers (Bolton Wanderers Fan) You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Will Nicolas Anelka sign for Bolton? He seems to thinks so, anyway August 21st, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Nicolas Anelka has been shooting his mouth off again, this time with claims that he’s very close to signing for Bolton. If Big Sam can control Le Sulk, this could turn out to be an inspired signing. Anelka’s still only 27, after all, and we know he can play a bit, as this fancy dribble […]

  • Bolton chase Diego Tristan August 16th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    So, Bolton are still searching for someone who can be deemed by the Bolton faithful as ‘a decent signing’. Fortune is injured, Meite is a defender… and fans like strikers! Step forward Diego Tristan, who may be pulling on the Wanderers’ shirt if the rumours are correct. Mof Gimmers You have already read 4 premium […]

  • Bye Bye Borgetti say Bolton August 7th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    It’s looking like Mexico’s top goalscorer (ever) is making his way out of the Bolton camp, and decamping to the lucrative and sunny Saudi Arabia. Jared Borgetti is set to sign for some team no-one’s heard of (Al Ittihad for the record… I told you that you won’t have heard of ’em). Bolton gaffer, Big […]

  • Kit Parade – Bolton’s new away kit August 6th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    So Bolton have a new away kit to replace the very attractive navy blue one of last season. With Reebok being the sponsor of the club, you would have thought that no expense would be spared… right? Wrong. It seems that Reebok has forgotten about quality, and gone for cutting corners. No raised sponsor. No […]

  • Rumour Tuesday July 24th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    One of the most surprising bits of gossip today is the apparently successful £2.5million bid for Juan Pablo Sorin by Bolton. However, Pompey and Inter are still in the hunt for the Argentina skipper. Glenn Roeder is hopeful of signing German hitman Miroslav Klose, but fears their lack of European football next season will put […]