Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers

This one may not be pretty. Stoke seem to be following the Bolton model from the Sam Allardyce era, and they are trying to secure mid-tabe stability for the second season in a row. The Wanderers under Owen Coyle, on the other hand, are still looking pensively over their shoulders. They are 5 points clear of the relegation zone with 4 matches to play. I think most of those around the club are fairly confident of survival, but a result today would go a long way towards fortifying Bolton's position.

Coyle has named an unchanged squad from Tuesday's match against Chelsea, which means we will see a 5 man midfield, with Jack Wilshere the primary support for Kevin Davies. I am skeptical of this Sam Ricketts as a holding midfielder experiment Owen Coyle seems to be trying, but the performance overall was very good against Chelsea, and their is plenty of attacking potential on the bench in Ivan Klasnic, Johann Elmander, and Vladimir Weiss, so let's hope for the best.


Chris Hall - ITV said...

Hi Dennis,
Sorry if you got my earlier message. I just realised it was on an old post so you might not spot it.
My name's Chris Hall, I work for Granada TV in England and I'll be in Manhattan from May 10th to 17th to report on Amir Khan, as he prepares for his world title fight at Madison Square Garden.
I'm trying to track down expat Boltoners who I can interview while I'm there.
Do you think you'd be able to help me out?
I look forward to hearing from you.

Dennis said...

Sorry I didn't see your message earlier Chris. I would like to help you out, but I am actually not a native of Bolton. I went to Uni there and became a Wanderers supporter during that time.

I am certainly willing to be interviewed, but I have an American accent, so I am probably not what you are looking for. I can put a proper post up on the blog if you like, as I do know of a couple people from Bolton that live in New York, but not many.

If it is easier you can e-mail me at

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