Jul 222014
 

9:33pm

All over – decent win in the end.

9:31pm

Threlkeld on for Feeney

9:29pm

Riley forces Musumgu into a good save with a left-footed drive. All came about through Spearing’s pressure on ball. Keeper then made another great block from Davies.

9:28pm

Trialist nearly made a name for himself, heading wide from close range.

9:25pm

Wearing the number 50 shirt. Not sure I’ve seen anyone at Wanderers that high on the list.

9:25pm

Ryan Sellers on for Moxey

9:22pm

Riley on for McNaughton

9:20pm

Great turn from the substitute, shrugged off his man and drilled a shot into the bottom corner. Almost lazily done – but a fine strike.

9:20pm

GOAL Conor Wilkinson

9:15pm

Davies for Beckford

Wilkinson for Medo

9:15pm

Logan strikes over the top for Dale.

9:14pm

We’ll be seeing Cian Bolger soon.

9:10pm

Rob Hall off for Vela

9:09pm

Campus clashes heads with Feeney and comes off very much second best. Blood pouring from an eye wound.

9:07pm

Looks like Josh Vela coming on.

9:06pm

Medo takes a shot from distance that clips off Eastham and out for a corner.

9:06pm

Bit like Ariza Makakula.

9:05pm

Trialist is on for Rochdale. Looks an imposing type.

9:02pm

Rochdale keeper has raced smartly off his line twice in the last few mins to clear from Beckford. Meanwhile, Tanser blasts just wide from 25 yards for the home side.

9:00pm

Another effort from Vicenti from distance. Just wide of Lonergan’s goal and the keeper had it covered.

8:57pm

Nice ball from Feeney to find Danns in the right channel. He cut a cross back for Beckford but it was just behind him.

8:55pm

Freedman seems to be encouraging his players to get the ball down and play it around a bit more. Been a bit too rushed in this second half.

8:53pm

Cannon blasts (!) a shot from the edge of the box. Medo gets a good block in.

8:49pm

Hope Feeney and Hall can get a little closer to Beckford this half, or that Medo/Danns/Spearing can draw Dale out a little more to create a few gaps.

8:43pm

But Wanderers have had the ball in the net twice, and it has counted once… perhaps I’m being harsh?

8:42pm

They have been a yard sharper in midfield. Three or four decent chances.

8:42pm

Think Dale are a little unlucky to be behind this half.

8:32pm

Feeney hits the base of the post. Keeper may have got a touch. Hall followed up and tapped the ball into the net but was ruled offside.

8:31pm

Camps stabs over the top for Dale. They have had all the chances in the second half of this half.

8:23pm

Another chance for Dale. Bunney’s shot from the edge of the box sails just over the bar.

8:21pm

Great effort from Vicenti, whose fierce shot is beaten away by Lonergan.

8:18pm

Beckford fails to get a decent connection on a volley from McNaughton’s cross. Another good chance missed.

8:15pm

Big mis from the centre-half Eastham. Headed wide unmarked from six yards.

8:13pm

Cannon tests Lonergan with a low shot from the edge of the box. Easy take for the Whites keeper.

8:10pm

Great goal. Turned on the edge of the box, beat a man and then drilled a shot into the bottom corner. Out of nothing, really.

8:08pm

Vicenti floats a cross in for centre forward Callum Camps. He heads wide. Probably as close as Dale have come.

8:06pm

Rochdale scrapping well in the middle of the park. That has livened up their fans.

8:03pm

Beckford flicks on a driven pass from Moxey, unsurprisingly to no-one. Very little link-up between the front and back at the moment.

8:02pm

Game very spread out but no chances in the last few moments. Wanderers struggling to keep the ball in midfield.

7:58pm

Beckford is threaded through and looks to be odds-on to score. He got the ball stuck under his feet and by the time he got a shot on target, Musangu was able to block. Chance missed.

7:55pm

Liam Feeney seeing plenty of the ball early on. Whites fans getting behind him.

7:52pm

Meanwhile at the other end a long ball catches Moxey slightly out of position and Vicenti heads wide. Half chance.

7:51pm

Rob Hall has the first shot on goal after a decent run and cross from Feeney.

7:50pm

Wanderers first to settle. Fans in full voice early on.

7:44pm

Players coming out on to the pitch now.

7:26pm

The Bolton News:

Couple of hundred Wanderers fans here already – would expect plenty more on a day like this. Although hear it’s £10 to get in. Quite steep IMHO.

7:16pm

Yes, so far the best thing to come out of pre-season has been the fact there have been no major injury problems. Fingers-crossed.

7:13pm

Subs: Collis, Barry-Murphy, Allen, Raferty, Lancashire, Donnelly, Lund, Tanser, Logan, Henderson and two trialists…

7:12pm

Dale: Musangu, Bennett, Eastham, McGinty, Done, Hery, Cannon, Camps, Vicenti, Bunney, Rose.

7:11pm

And two players simply called Trialist. I assume they are Brazilian.

7:10pm

Ex-Wanderer Rhys Bennett in the Rochdale side.

7:09pm

The Bolton News:

Players warm-up. Shouldn’t imagine that’s a difficult task in this sweltering heat.

7:06pm

Music picking up now. Kaiser Chiefs.

7:04pm

Ha – Been to plenty of these games where a team of ressies has been put out, though…

7:03pm

OR – you pay the debts you have accrued. Are you the type that hides bills under the bed??

6:51pm

As pointed out by one BWFC fan on Twitter, only one (Ream) of the starting line-up played for Wanderers in the Premier League. Two more (Riley, Vela) on the bench.

6:46pm

Usually great music here at Spotland. Not a great start – although I’d forgotten I knew all the words to “Boom! Shake the Room”

6:44pm

Subs: Fitzsimons, Sellers, Threlkeld, Bolger, Wilkinson, C Davies, Riley, Dervite, Vela

6:43pm

Very strong team, in fact: Lonergan, McNaughton, Mills, Ream, Moxey, Spearing, Medo, Danns, Feeney, Hall, Beckford

6:42pm

Hearing Freedman has named a strong side…. out in two mins.

6:41pm

The Bolton News:

New development squad coach – and BWFC registered player – Andy Hughes has also joined us…

6:35pm

The Bolton News:

Rochdale coach – and top bloke – Brian Barry-Murphy catching up with a fellow Irishman Curtis Fleming. 

6:30pm

Always find pre-season games worth watching, though. Getting little scraps of information about the potential line up at Vicarage Road.

6:29pm

Or do you – like me – subscribe to the idea that it doesn’t really matter until August 9?

6:29pm

Glorious day for a pre-season game. Wanderers started their pre-season well and it has been diminishing returns ever since – can they get things back on track today?

6:28pm

Good evening from a sun-kissed Spotland. Welcome to Matchday Live.

Jul 082014
 

Bolton Wanderers star Alex Baptiste arrested after alleged attack on man who touched his wife’s bottom

Updated 5:48pm Tuesday 8th July 2014 in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author By Miranda Newey, Crime reporter

The Bolton News: Alex BaptisteAlex Baptiste

BOLTON Wanderers star Alex Baptiste has been arrested after allegedly attacking a man who touched his wife’s bottom.

The 28-year-old defender was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after a brawl outside UBER bar in Poulton le Flyde, near Blackpool. He has since been bailed.

A man was knocked unconscious and lost several teeth in the alleged incident, which happened at 1.35am on Saturday, June 28.

Baptiste, who lives in Lytham, Lancashire, has since been bailed.

UBER bar describes itself as “a sophisticated social playground”.

One eyewitness said: “What happened was virtually under the noses of the two officers. It was one punch but one big punch.”

A 23-year-old man, from Poulton le Fylde, was also arrested on suspicion of assault and has also been bailed.

Bolton Wanderers have just embarked on a pre-season tour of Scandinavia in which they will be playing friendly matches against Swedish and Danish clubs.

A Bolton Wanderers spokesman declined to comment.


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Jul 012014
 

Moritz bids farewell to Bolton Wanderers fans

5:51pm Tuesday 1st July 2014 in Sport

The Bolton News: Moritz bids farewell to Bolton Wanderers fansMoritz bids farewell to Bolton Wanderers fans

ANDRE Moritz has bid farewell to Wanderers fans after his contract at the club officially expired.

Although there is still a slim chance that the 27-year-old could return to Bolton next season, with an offer still on the table, there was an air of finality as he tweeted from his official account this afternoon.

The Brazilian wrote: “I want to thanks all the people who always supported me at #bwfc had a great time over there. Wish you all the best for this season!

“Hope to see you all soon, I’ll be cheering for Bolton to come back to the prem. Thank you very much! All the best.”

The former Crystal Palace playmaker joined Wanderers last summer but struggled to win a regular starting place in Dougie Freedman’s starting line-up.

He suffered bad luck with injuries but still managed seven goals, making second-joint top scorer behind Jermaine Beckford.

It is understood that Moritz has turned down the chance of Champions League football with Cypriot title winners APOEL Nicosia and is now speaking with clubs in England and abroad.

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Jun 282014
 
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Jun 262014
 
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