Vital Football

Latest Bolton Wanderers News

Squeal Like a Pig, Boy!

Squeal Like a Pig, Boy!

It`s that time of the season again. On Sunday Bolton fans head off up the appropriately named A666 to visit deepest, darkest Blackburn, a place which is short on teeth but big on fingers, and where the phrase 'roll your own` has nothing to do with cigarettes.

Blackburn Boy

There`s a special treat in store this year. REM have re-written one of their hits for the occasion, so the home team will take the field to the strains of 'Slimy Happy People` played by the Feniscowles and District Musical Ensemble, with Obidiah Cleggit on lead banjo.

That`s the Blackburn gags out of the way. Let`s talk footy. This is a difficult one to call. Can Bolton play off the elation of the Thursday`s UEFA cup success, or will they just be knackered? Mark Hughes has made much of his injury situation with defenders Andre Ooijer and Ryan Nelsen both injured, but the seriously large Christopher Samba returns from suspension. The Congolese international has been a hit at Rovers but he was seriously unimpressed with the accommodation provided on his arrival in Lancashire.

'I just remember the storms were so bad, the roof was falling down, and all the electricity went off; there was no light in the room; no TV - nothing,' he said. Welcome to Blackburn, Chris.

For Bolton there are injury doubts for Ricardo Gardner, Heidar Helguson and Danny Guthrie. Rovers deserved their victory at the Reebok in January after a much improved second half performance, but Bolton`s defence has been strengthened since then with the arrival of Gretar Steinsson and Gary Cahill. The battle in midfield will be key, and it`s here that Blackburn look to have the edge. The likes of Kevin Nolan, Ivan Campo and Gavin McCann aren`t exactly blessed with mobility and while Danny Guthrie runs around a lot, he rarely seems to have much idea about the direction he`s heading in.

This is a vital game for both sides. Bolton need the points to pull away from the relegation zone and Blackburn will want to continue the push for European qualification. The odd goal usually decides these encounters and the side drawing first blood will probably go on and win.

Bolton fans are reminded that tickets can be purchased on the day from the ticket office at the away end. Prices are £20 for adults, £10 for crinklies and £7 for sprogs. Those supporters returning from Madrid won`t need scarves or replica shirts to be recognised. They`ll be the ones wearing stitches.

Anyone passing Ewood Park this afternoon may notice a few confused Blackburn fans hanging about outside the stadium. It`s all the fault of our counterparts on the Vital Blackburn site.

`Blackburn Rovers have had a LONG wait since the last Premier League match, but Rovers are back in action on Saturday for the Lancashire Derby with Bolton Wanderers.`

Nip out of the car and tell them it`s tomorrow will you? Ta.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Richard McCormick
Date:Saturday February 23 2008
Time: 12:21PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
So thats why Boltons most famous sportsman took up boxing - to hide those extra pinkies! Good article, and nice pic of stadium, any chance we could see one of your old ground - especially with the huge Spar taking up the away end.
sharkgravy
23/02/2008 15:40:00
0
Get your facts right Sharky. It was a co-op!
RMc
23/02/2008 15:53:00
0
My bad, actually was it not a carpet store? Strange really, I thought a shop selling sawdust would have been better considering the usual Bolton floor covering.
sharkgravy
23/02/2008 15:59:00
0
I bet he has trouble getting gloves to fit!
merlin
23/02/2008 16:19:00
0
made funny reading that... shame it was 4-1 eh???
MikeyGamst
24/02/2008 20:10:00
0
I hope ye enjoyed ye're last visit to Ewood Park. Ye're ****e and ye're definitely going down.
spinaker7081
24/02/2008 20:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Bolton Wanderers Articles

Three Interviewed for Bolton Boss

Nigel Adkins, Steve Cotterill and Chris Powell have all been interviewed for the manager's job.

Gridlock at Bolton

In a roundup of recent events, we look at the money problems, some transfer news, and some other stuff.

Who Will Bolton Face In 2016/17 (22/5/16)

With no matches remaining in the regular 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Wholescale League Changes For Bolton?

The Football League have confirmed that Bolton Wanderers have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

Archived Vital Bolton Articles

Vital Bolton articles from

Site Journalists

Anthony Hart
Editor email
Profile
Tom Bevington
no email
Profile
Tom Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Your Player of the Season is...
Suggested By:
Mark Davies3%
Rob Holding50%
Jay Spearing2%
David Wheater45%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Bolton Wanderers Results (view all)

Bolton Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barney Grumble13
2.FredMadagascar12
3.Vital Bolton9
4.Nicky Crompton5
5.El Cynico4
6.bwfc18742
7.bevers241