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Bolton Dig Their Own Grave

Bolton Dig Their Own Grave

No, it wasn`t a penalty. But if we can lapse into chav speak for a second, get over it! Gary Megson whinged bitterly over the incorrectly awarded spot kick that gave Blackburn Rovers a first half lead, but it wasn`t the defining moment of the game. That belonged to Gary Cahill, as he needlessly brought down David Dunn, to gift Rovers a second penalty.

The defeat was disappointing, and the margin of victory flattering to the home side, but Bolton had only themselves to blame. El Hadji Diouf should have given them an early lead, but volleyed straight at Brad Friedel and Kevin Nolan could have sent the visitors in on level terms, but hit the bar after good work by Diouf.

The first period of the second half were dominated by Bolton, the equaliser came quickly and at that stage, they looked likely to go on and win the game, but not for the first time this season, they were architects of their own downfall. The Wanderers seem adept at defending when under constant pressure, but when on top, lapses in concentration at the back are too common. The home game against Portsmouth was lost because of this, as was the game yesterday. Blackburn`s late goals gave the scoreline something of a one-sided feel, but the quality of their construction should be acknowledged.

As for Bolton, they need to perform consistently throughout the full game. For twenty minutes they looked far better than a side that`s threatened with relegation. The same applied at Manchester City, but another defeat occurred and another four goals were conceded. The game lasts for an hour and a half and the Whites motley collection of fitness and psychology coaches should ensure that the team are capable of competing for that entire period.

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Writer:Richard McCormick
Date:Monday February 25 2008
Time: 12:32PM

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Dooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
storagematt
25/02/2008 15:06:00
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penalties change games. even when there not penalties. referee ooh dear should have gone to specsavers
mick66owl
27/02/2008 02:52:00
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I sense that sinking feeling for you guys and results haven't really gone you way this weekend either.. need to start picking up a few ore points otherwise the games are gonna run out quickly..
Chix
03/03/2008 07:27:00
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The decisions never go the way of the smaller clubs
codbater
21/03/2008 20:12:00
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