Tag Archives: Bolton Wanderers

‘I won a few things with them and had a little bit of success’

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  No game, and no need – or desire – for a relegation review so soon after the last one, which means I’m taking another meander around the Northwest to bring you up to date, more or less, with some of the clubs on this side of the Pennines. I was going to title this […]

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Blackpool, Bolton, Blackburn and even Morecambe. Is there a warning for us?

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John McCormick writes: I was thinking of updating our “Relegation watch” this weekend, seeing as there’s no football on, but with a couple of days to go before the transfer window shuts it feels like it’s too early to complete the “before and after” picture. I could have given you my view of Deloitte’s Money Football League but in […]

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SAFC v Swansea ‘Who are You?’: 10 out of 10 for the Swans or just 9.5?

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Jim White* is a happy Swansea City supporter, vice-chairman of the Swans Trust that part-owns the club, the owner of his own email marketing company and the man behind the leading Swans fan website SCFC2.co.uk. He is loving life in the Premier (and since writing this a trip to Wembley – ed) just as much […]

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Bolton Soapbox: at least we’re spared another cup defeat to Everton

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Ruby Tuesday. Had Sunderland won last night, that 40th anniversary cup run would still have been on – if only until the visit of Everton that won’t now be needed. An abysmal display against Bolton Wanderers, watched by a paltry crowd of 17,500 including our own, occasionally rejoicing but less occasionally suffering Pete Sixsmith, must […]

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Martin’s Musings on Bolton debacle: meek and mild

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Martin O’Neill could have put it an awful lot more strongly. Instead, in his post-match e-mail to Monsieur Salut, he chooses a mild form of rebuke for his players after an embarrassing capitulation to Bolton Wanderers – whose fans, mocked for their no-show at the Reebok, can also chortle at the size of the Stadium […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 0 Bolton 2 – from premature ecstasy to familiar misery

Did we allow ourselves to be carried away by a good display against woeful opposition? Or was this just a dreadful day at the office of the kind most people in regular employment have suffered? Either way, Bolton Wanderers – a team with reason to be more concerned about the league – came, saw the […]

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What we made of Bolton Wanderers

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Robert Hurst, from the Bolton Wanderers fan site Burnden Aces, answered our questions. But first we answered his: … (more…)

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West Ham sliced, now for the cup: guess the Bolton score

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Before getting on to Bolton Wanderers and Guess the Score, here is one small piece of unfinished business from the West Ham match. For my last words on the satisfactory afternoon’s work on Saturday, I shared with readers of the ESPN FC site the thought, already expressed on these pages, that the good, loud contingent […]

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Sixer’s Bolton Soapbox: Gardner and Brighton conspire to beat our Supersub’s blues

With Pete Sixsmith otherwise engaged on family matters, once again Supersub Robert Chapman steps up to the plate with his thoughts on the game at Bolton. It’s fair to say that he wouldn’t have been the only Sunderland fan in a good mood as kick off loomed, as the not unexpected news from Brighton got […]

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Martin’s Musings from Bolton: plaudits for a tired squad – and tireless support

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For the first time in three games, Martin O’Neill had something to smile about at the final whistle. A decent second-half recovery saved the day after Bolton doubled their early lead. Sunderland live to fight on – we’ll know tomorrow what the reward would be if the replay saw us progressing to the next round […]

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland Guess the Score: more misery or modest redemption?

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We went early with the latest of Pete Sixsmith’s chronicles of doom from the Stadium of Light. He’s off to […]

Sixer’s Brentford Soapbox: warmth from sunshine, warmth for Liam Miller, otherwise chilly

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Pete Sixsmith will be on his way tomorrow to watch his beloved rugby league. It rarely fails to put a […]

Sixer’s sevens: Brentford exploit our defensive frailty

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1-0 down after 15 minutes, 2-0 after half an hour. Jones booked five minutes later. What a surprise. How much […]

The heart of old Sunderland remembered

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Mike Dennison, well known to subscribers to the Black Cats e-mail loop, alerts us to a fascinating book of Sunderland […]

Recalling Sunderland’s most memorable games in history

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A just-for-fun poll introduces this look at some of the greatest games in Sunderland AFC’s history. Many readers will approve […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Brentford

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John McCormick writes: Brentford – my favouritest club in all of London Town. I’ve seen them play at Griffin Park […]