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Bolton Braves 2 Slimy Scousers 1

Cheating, diving and whining are all part of the game if you`re a Liverpool player, as evidenced by Steven Gerrard. Judging by the performance of that team`s reserves at the Reebok last night, kicking lumps out of the opposition and trying to intimidate the referee have been added to that repertoire.

Bolton ran out deserved 2-1 winners, thanks to Ebi Smolarek, who had a poor game, but took his chances well to register both goals. Zany comedy act of the evening was Liverpool`s Jordy Brouwer who took to the field as a substitute wearing knee length shorts and with socks pulled up to his windpipe.

Young Brouwer lasted two minutes, before being booked for looking ridiculous, but not before he`d attempted to con the referee with an acrobatic dive that scored well for artistic impression, but was lacking in technical merit. His team mates spent the rest of the evening attempting to outdo his theatrics in the penalty area. If they don`t make it as footballers, as seems likely, then a career in the circus awaits.

After a largely tepid first half, with Liverpool leading thanks to an effort by Krisztian Nemeth, things got more interesting in the second. Chris Basham won the ball fairly off Emmanuel Mendy but the Bolton defender was then stamped on by Daniel Ayala, who appeared to view the ball as incidental to proceedings and was quite rightly sent off. A melee then followed with Liverpool players surrounding the referee in a Manchester United led by a rabid Roy Keane stylee.

The Whites equalised shortly after with Smolarek finishing superbly from Riga Mustapha`s cross and minutes later, they were in front, with the Polish striker once more finding the net, after good work by Temitope Obadeyi on the left. The visitors could have been on level terms ten minutes before the end, but the boy Brouwer chose to go to ground when one on one with 'keeper Ali Al Habsi. The Omani stopper was called into action again in injury time to deny Geardo Bruna, with a fine save.

This win takes Bolton toward mid-table in the reserve league and leaves Liverpool near the bottom. But it is the behaviour of their players which should concern the Merseysiders more. They were a disgrace.

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Writer:Richard McCormick
Date:Thursday December 11 2008
Time: 11:42AM


No wonder you're called the Trotters, live like and marry pigs. Bunch of hoofing merchants. If you can't kick someone off the pitch, you feel cheated. Good old Fat Sam aye. The sooner you get relagated the better.
11/12/2008 13:21:00
By the way try watching the match next time. Basham clattered Mendy, and could well have been sent off for that. The first Bolton goal was offside and It was Nemeth that was brought down for the penalty.
11/12/2008 13:27:00
Best you can do is a reserve game win? Should concentrate on supporting your team and maybe (just once in a while) filling your ground. Wolves and teams like that would be a better fit in the prem as their supporters deserve it more than you lot
5 times
11/12/2008 13:31:00
A couple of whiny scousers. Who'd have thought it?
11/12/2008 13:34:00
Try watching the game yourself Redgie. Basham's challenge was fair, Bolton's goal was onside and there were several penalty appeals as your cheats collapsed in a heap every time they entered the penalty area. Gerrard must have been giving lessons.
11/12/2008 13:38:00
I think we should of course have 2 minutes silence before every home game for a month or have a special set of gates people could wail at or..... just Ignore the *****s.
11/12/2008 20:16:00
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