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Bolton entertain Norwich City tonight. Wanderers long-haired hotshot' date=' Hernan Crespo is looking to end Bolton's recent goal drought.

Southampton have a very diffucult time and could feature Bolton's Stelios if manager Ryan delf manages to sort out the paperwork in time!

Fulham also have a very diffucult away fixture at Division 2's suprise package, hight flying Plymouth Argyle.

Jared Borgetti on loan from Wolves is Plymouth's danger man.

Sothend and Rushden and Diamonds clash in what is thought to be a blood and thunder tie.

The key player in this game with be creative winger Santi Cazorla.

Bristol Rovers visit Nottingham, at The Ground Both teams are not that special, a home win will probably ensue.

Swindon Towns game is not listed and may be called off.

Swindon's manager incites that Fosters is to blame.[/quote']

great preveiw dave :D keeping the thread alive

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Stelios Saints Switch

Bolton Wanderers recieved a fax this afternoon from Southampton which means Stelios is currently on a plane to the south coast.

The greek international's first team chances have been limited this season due to the arrival of German wonderkid Bastian Schweinsteiger at The Reebok.

Stelios is relishing the challenge of helping Southampton's campaign to finish as champions of Division 2 and win promotion.

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Shevchenko Silly Money Deal

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Ukaranian World Cup Star Andriy Shevchenko is on the move once again.

He joined West Ham for a then record fee from Manchester United.

The Hammers have agreed a deal with The Gunners for a fee of 20 million plus Toure, this deal will cost Arsenal an excess of 30 Million all told.

Shevchenko is no doubt one of the best footballers on the planet but this transfer fee is an awful lot of money for a player nearing 30.

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Well, it's that time of the week again .... you guessed it folks :eek:

Match Results & Wrap up in EC1 - proudly brought to you by Fosters Lager :D *BURP*

Well, Dave kept his predictions short and sweet this turn and since I'm somewhat time poor I'll do the same.

DIV 1: Dave had put the challenge out to his Bolton troops to finally perform and that they did, with a resounding 4:2 win over the hapless Norwich City outfit. Pre-match threats made by Dave to Hernan 'Fabio' Crespo about chopping off his locks if he didn't score seemed to work and pay dividends as the argentine was once again on target after a few barren weeks in front of goal. However, it was his fellow countryman and team mate Juan Pablo Sorin that stole the headlines with a world class display which resulted in not only his name on the scoresheet but also him being named MoM. In front of a SELL OUT home crowd, the game started in a blaze of goals with Norwich opening the scoring within the 1st minute of play. Dave's Wanderers equalised 46 seconds later and then took the lead mid way thru the 1st half when Crespo was on target only for Bolton to conceed again just before the break. Despite superior possession, the crowd could sense an upset and the volume of the home supporters was noticeably higher in the 2nd period. Dave Leigh must have been fuming at half time considering the amount of clear cut chances his players had in the first half! And so it was the MoM Sorin that sent Bolton on their way to securing all 3 points with a spectacular long range effort that cleared a few cob webs out of the left top corner of the goal. A FANTASTIC strike and worth the price of admission alone!!! Substitute Zurawski then enhanced the final scoreline by adding a 4th in the 62. minute by which stage the contest was well and truly over.

The 4:2 win keeps Bolton on top, still 7 points clear of the chasing pack, all of whom won as well.

DIV 2: As predicted Ryan's mob has a difficult time at Sheffield Utd and even the arrival of Greek superstar playmaker Stelios Gianniannakopopolous on loan from Bolton couldn't inspire his Southampton team mates to collect all 3 points on this occasion. Ryan was forced to field a team that was somewhat depleted after having 3 players sent off last turn and the lack of quality on the park was evident, especially in front of goal where the tame Peter Crouch, supported by Kuranyi and Santa Cruz failed to make an impression with numerous displays of wasteful finishing. Nevertheless it was the Saints that took an early lead when Croatian legend Nico Kovac scored, netting his 4th goal of the current campaign. Unfortunately Southampton couldn't build on that lead and Sheffield boys hit back within 8 mins to level the score. Local hero Christiano Doni, who was also awarded the MoM award, hit a delightful volley past Niemi which almost ripped the net off the hinges. Ryan_d's afternoon went from bad to worse when Santa Cruz managed to get himself sent off with 20 mins to go, when he made a horrible tackle from behind which left the referee no choice but to show him the sunset card, signalling the end for young Roque who, as stated earlier, had a shocking afternoon in any case.

Despite the disappointing 1:1 draw, Southampton remain top of Div 2 yet their lead has been cut to just 3 points. Things aren't as rosy as they were a fortnight ago at St. Marys and now with another player suspended for next week, Ryal Delf may have to put the boots on himself when the Saints face Birmingham at home next turn.

Steve Tebbut's Fulham managed a 1:0 win away to Plymouth Argyle, the result keeps their dreams of promotion well and truly alive. Although Steve's tactics seemed very defensive, fielding a lone striker with a 5 man midfield in behind, Fulham still had a lot of the ball and some quality chances especially in the 1st half. Plymouth were disappointing to say t he least, failing to hit the target even once during the entire 90 mins. The Cottagers are now into 3rd and in with a very realistic chance of playing top flight football next season. Heck, with only 3 points off top billing they may even win Div 2. :rolleyes:

Btw - Dave's prediction of Borgetti being the potential 'danger' man didn't come to fruition as was left out of the team, fuelling renewed rumours that Bolton may be looking to make a swoop bid for the lanky Mexican. :eek:

DIV 4: Perry and Southend Utd desperately needed a away win over Rushden Diamonds to keep their hopes of playing Div 3 football next season alive. In what proved to be a tough and tight fixture, Rachmane Barry stepped up and became the hometown hero with his goal in the 21. minute. His strike proved to be the only goal or the match and was enough to earn Rushden 3 very valuable points. The result moves them into 4th and sees Southend drop to 7th on the table. Perry Richardson must now surely be concerned about his future as manager of a club that a few weeks ago looked set to challenge for the honours in the division, however a string of poor results and a few injuries to key players has the fans and board asking questions regarding his managerial talents. Southend Utd has now gone 6 consectutive games without a win (4 D & 2 L) and no doubt Perry is hoping for better when he faces Hartlepool Utd next turn.

Alan Neller (snr) and his Bristal Rovers continued their run of good form with a second win on the trot which sees them climb into 14th spot on the ladder. Bristol twice came from behind against Notts County to show that Alan's boys have character and the passion to win. Despite enjoying a lot of the ball, the away team couldn't make Nottingham pay and it was against the run of play that saw County take the lead after 29 mins. A top class finish by

Olivier Veigneau saw Bristal go in square at the break but within 10 mins of the restart the home team took the lead again. Bristal hit back and equalised soon after before snatching a win and all 3 points just 3 minutes from time.

Alan_Neller must be pleased, not only with his team's 3:2 away result, but also with the performance of Veigneau who's presence at the back and inspirational goal was enough to earn him the MoM award. Rovers can make it a hattrick of wins if they manage to subdue lowly Darlington at home next turn.

There were rumours circulating that Swindon Town's away game to Boston Utd had been called off and manager Herby Mohr was ready to take the boys to the pub to enjoy a cold Fosters when news filtered through that the referee's hernia problem had cleared up overnight and that the game could commence on time as scheduled.

The Swindon crew must've still been thinking about what that Gold Aussie Nectar must taste like when Luis Romero smashed a dipping 25 yarder against the bar in the opening few minutes. That was the wakeup call the away team needed and they soon stepped things up a gear or 2. A powerful display by on loan young gun Ricardo Vaz Tez saw the Robins take the lead adter just 19 mins. Vaz Tez was a constant threat in front of goal all game and when the MoM honours, for scoring a perfect 10/10, went to him, not a single objection was heard from around the gound. Despite 64% and 2 dozen shots at goal with half hitting the target, Herby's boys could only seal the win with a late second goal from the evergreen Steve Lomas 3 mins from the end. The deserved 2:0 win further extends Swindon's lead on top of Div 4 to 8 points, a mighty 11 points clear of 4th placed Rushden Diamonds. Promotions looks assured but Herby Mohr reiterated in a post match interview that he wants to finish top of the league and anything less would be a seen as a failure!

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Sorry Steve ... forgot your Wolves team in the write up! I blame Dave and the Fosters :D

If Dave includes you in his each way bet 'predictions' next turn I promise to write a couple of lines on your team's fortunes (or lack thereof). :P

Welcome aboard Gingerboy83 .... a nice win over Perry. Gotta be happy with that! :D We'll include Rushden Diamonds next week if you want.

Cheers all,

Herby

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OOOPS! Sorry Steve, hope this makes up for it;

Wolves, Division 3 leaders travelled to Yorkshire and gave Barnsley a right spanking!

Old man Romario proved that there is still life in his ageing legs with a commanding Man of the Match display and threw a goal in as well.

The away win further enforces Wolverhampton's dominance of Division 3 as they move 13 points clear at the top!

Disputibly the best team in the league!

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i hate to burst your guys bubbles but i think you will find the best team in this setup reside in Div3. More points than any other team and more of a lead than any other team. Perhaps thats why you keep missing me in your write ups

Steve,

no doubt about it, your record is very impressive thus far this season but with 2/3 of your squad being aged 30 and over I do wonder how bright the future looks for your mighty Wolves team. :eek::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Herby

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News just in!

Horace hops it!

Former River Plate defender Horacio Ameli has played his last game for Bolton Wanderers.

The Argentinian has had stints with Wolves and Wigan and this season a brief loan spell at Bristol City.

Bolton this morning accepted a bid of 2 millon from Derby County who are looking to bolster their defence and to rejuvinate their faltering promotion bid to Division 1.

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no doubt about it, your record is very impressive thus far this season but with 2/3 of your squad being aged 30 and over I do wonder how bright the future looks for your mighty Wolves team. :eek::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Herby[/quote']

thanks guys, if i can keep these old legs running till the end of next season i can work on bringing in some younger talent.

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