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Bolton vs. Arsenal

Reebok Stadium

20th September 2008

5.30 pm

On Sky

Gooner Give You Up

Bolton entertain (probably an appropriate word) Arsenal in a game that's isn't exactly being eagerly anticipated by the Reebok faithful. Can we hide under the bed clothes until they've gone?

Vital Quotes:

Last season we should have won and how we managed to contrive a defeat from that, I still don't know.

Gary Megson reflects on last season's disaster in this fixture. Finger on the pulse or what?

Training has been fine, but it was fine before, so where that performance came from, no one knows.

Last week's debacle at Fulham gets the gaz analysis. He doesn't know, no one knows. There must be someone, somewhere who does.

Bolton Team News:

Johan Elmander is approaching fitness and may feature. Matt Taylor still has a poorly toe. Numb Nuts Cahill is still suspended.

Player to watch: Who knows?

They're all equally incompetent.

Arsenal Team News:

Samir Nasri is missing with a knee injury and Abou Diaby has a thigh strain. Mikael Silvestre hasn't played yet. The new Quinton Fortune?

Player to watch: Emmanuel Adebayor

Theo Walcott is a worry. He's always been quick, but now the little sod has got the scoring habit. However the duel between Emmanuel Adebayor and Danny Shittu is the biggest mis-match since Amir Khan last stepped into a boxing ring. Maybe Adebayor will be immobilised with laughter. You can only hope.

Match Facts & Stats

In home games Bolton have 27 wins to Arsnenal's thirteen.

Ref Watch:

Steve Bennett. Hasn't forgiven Bolton since El Hadji Diouf conned him into giving a penalty three and a half years ago. Horrible slap head.

Next Fixtures:

Manchester United (A)


The Journalist

Writer: Richard McCormick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 18 2008

Time: 10:47PM

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Do i detect a bit of sarcasm or you guys are just plain crap?
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19/09/2008 10:10:00

The latter.
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19/09/2008 10:14:00

ur gonna get slapped!!!!!
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19/09/2008 12:35:00

*Hides any sharp objects in view from Richard*
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19/09/2008 12:45:00

Hehe love your humour, but you just never know! ;)
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19/09/2008 13:33:00

Goner when you leave the Reebok empty handed I will wait for you to come back and crack a funny at Wengers expence. Show your true colours when the shyt hit the proverbial Champions League hang over fan.
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20/09/2008 15:54:00

aint concerned about the orks at the reebok no-more...wheres the hang over btw
fran merida
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20/09/2008 21:24:00

fran, wishful thinking on my part, we did well right up until the point when we took the lead!
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20/09/2008 23:46:00

I cant wait til your thug team is relegated so we dont hace to risk a bruising twice a year !
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21/09/2008 01:30:00

f'ing neanearthal backward team
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21/09/2008 01:44:00

Funny how these goons all sound like their wrinkley faced manager who can moan about other teams in more than 2 languages. We are happy to admit that Arsenal played well in the first half. Your first goal was offside and there was nothing wrong with Davies tackle as the TV shows he clearly got the ball first. I remember when Arsenal were a proper battling English side unlike now a bunch of skillfull pansies. We may battle relegation but you will continue to be the nearly men. Nearly won the league, nearly won the champ league oh but not quite.
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22/09/2008 09:27:00

well what has your team nearly done of any note? i would rather be "nearly there" than in that sense you must really like and respect man-utd coz they have done it recently...
fran merida
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22/09/2008 13:24:00

Post deleted. Abuse will not be tolerated. [Edited by longworth]
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23/09/2008 11:40:00


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