Friday, 19 August 2011


Sunday it’s off to the Horwich Wind Tunnel for the top of the table clash with the Trotters. Here’s the it’s a fix extract from KK 189 :

2) SUNDAY AUGUST 21ST BOLTON (AWAY) KO 4PM - Put back for Sky TV
Now in their 11th Prem season, last trophy the F. A. Cup in 1958 beating united comfortably 2-0. Recent connections : Martin Petrov, Danny Sturridge. 111TH LG meeting
Last season : After losing the F. A. Cup semi-final 5-0 to Stoke they recovered briefly, beating Arsenal at home, but then tailed off, losing their last 5 league games and dropped to 14th place, with 10 wins 5 draws and 4 losses at home.
At COMS in December it was a 1-0 City win with Tevez scoring after 4 minutes and Kolarov getting himself sent off. Crowd was 46,860 with 2431 Trotters turning out in force for a change.
Form at Bolton : Last season in May, goals from Lescott (43) and Dzecko (62) gave the Blues a 2-0 win on a blustery day in front of 26,285 as we clinched 3rd place. Daniel Sturridge being sent off for them late on.
Prior to that it was 3 losses, 2 draws and 2 wins in the previous 7 Prem. meetings.
Comment : Again, early season games don’t always go to form. City know they’re in for a tough match but it’s winnable we need to win this type of game. They had a great start last week beating QPR at the Bush last weekend but so did City with the Swansea win by the same score. We could have both Aguero AND Tevez up front so lick yer lips for a mouth waterer eh! Sergio, apparently, was sent off on his last appearance at the Reebok for spitting, but there won't be a repeat of that today.
Bolton’s new signing is Darren Pratley, and Elmander, Sturridge and Al Habsi have all gone.
Reebok Stadium Capacity : 28,723 (5,000 for City)

Groundwise : Can there be a better setting for a football club than the Reebok, Bolton fans Brian and Larraine Wilson tell us?! Well no, not really. Familiar territory to us by now. Ticket prices seem sensible again and we’ll fill both tiers as we’ve sold out.
WWTWTWShite : Their crowds were down to an average of 4,847 in 85/86.
Last season’s average home attendance was : 22,680
Parking/car parks: £3 here and there, £6 last year at the ground and we could have raced away afterwards if we hadn’t opted for a meal on the Middlebrook!
Sat. Nav : BL6 6JW
Pubs : Shut to City fans still, on police advice, before and after. Plenty in Horwich though - Beehive, Bromilow Arms, Horwich


  1. Bolton were flattered by their two goals although the second brought back memories of the Everton game late last season.

    The forwards were impressive today as was Barry and Milner in the same team, a rarity. Possibly the best performance in a City short by a few today: Dzeko, Milner and Kolorav??

  2. This was a highly impressive performance at one of the more difficult places to go to, Sergio could have easily had a hat-trick and I, for one, did not see too much wrong with Micah's challenge before the cross.
    This season is already shaping up to be a very good one, especially if the minor glitches in the defense get sorted out.