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- THE CROSSBAR CHALLENGE
This season has seen AFC Bournemouth reacquainted with Bolton Wanderers for the first time since the 1992/93 season. The Cherries lost at home 2-1 with the goal from Rob Murray and drew 1-1 away from home with Mark Morris getting the Cherries solitary strike. The Cherries finished the season in 17th while Bolton finished 2nd and won promotion.
The last time the mighty AFC Bournemouth beat Bolton was in the previous season of 1991/92 in Division Three where two goals from Efan Ekoku and Paul Wood ensured victory. At home saw a reversal of fortunes as Bolton were victorious with a 2-1 win. Jimmy Quinn got the goal for the home side. The Cherries finished the season in 8th while Bolton finished 13th.
LAST TIME OUT
The Cherries went into the game on the back of an away defeat to Leicester and the sending off of Elliot Ward
WHO WOULD WE HAVE IN OUR SIDE?
Every team in the league has a player that shines, but who would we want in the Cherries squad?
JERMAINE BECKFORD – The Cherries squad is struggling to score goals so the obvious would be a striker. Not Ngog (Why did Swansea buy him?) but top scorer Jermain Beckford would be a great addition to help out up front.
STATS AND FACTS
Will AFC Bournemouth win today? Here some stats and facts.
Bournemouth have won 35%, drawn 25% and lost 40% of their last 20 away games.
Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in 30% of their last 20 away games.
Bournemouth have failed to score in 20% of their last 20 away games.
Bolton have won 40%, drawn 45% and lost 15% of their last 20 home games.
Bolton have kept a clean sheet in 30% of their last 20 home games.
Bolton have failed to score in 15% of their last 20 home games.
VIEW FROM THE SOUTH END
Never been to Bolton and never seen Bournemouth play Bolton that I can remember, but I don’t remember a lot from the 80’s and 90’s. Unfortunately, I can remember when we played them earlier in the season.
They were just coming out of a poor run and starting to pick up points. I also remember that Ngog managed to squeeze in a goal. It was such a shit shot that the sliding Steve Cook saw the ball go behind him and creep over the line. I will not be travelling to the northern delights of Bolton, but once again it will be a can of Stella, pork scratchings, a nod to the Trotters, and the dulcet tones of Willo. I have decided that February will see a new me and I will try to make 90 minutes without a single F**k, Bollocks or C**ts. Wish me luck.
PREDICTION: Bolton haven’t won for a while, so obviously that means Saturday they will. But, we don’t believe in fate, we believe in facts, but obviously our own set of stats and facts. They have lost there last four games, so a draw looks a good bet. Bolton boss Dougie Freedman said “The next four games out of five are at home. We have to pick up points. There is no doubt with the group of players we have, when they get into their rhythm, they are capable of winning games at this level.” Keep on dreaming, Dougie, new boy Kermorgant is going to nod at least one in, so its 1-1. (Warning: remember our predictions are usually wrong).