Things: United and Liverpool haircuts; dancing babies and struggling managers

Posted on February 15, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Doron, El Rob, Guest Writer, Liverpool, Man United, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Things   No Comments »

Authors: Doron, Written Offside, Nik and Rob

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Here arriveth the third installment of the “Things” column, covering random highlights and lowlights from last weekend’s football. Musings this week are brought to you as ever from Nik, Doron and Rob (he’s the funny one); with the added treat of James from Written Offside sharing some thoughts on Aston Villa. Enjoy.

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Talking Points: Manchester United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Posted on January 15, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   1 Comment »

Author: Doron

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United were looking to build on the nervy but morale boosting win at City last weekend. Bolton meanwhile, despite being at the wrong end of the table had managed to win their last two away games but would have to be without Gary Cahill who was in London to complete a move to Chelsea. United kept Lindegaard in goal and brought Rafael and Evans into defence whilst Scholes was given a start in midfield.

Below, we discuss the talking points and invite Bolton fans as well as United fans to join in the discussion.

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Talking Points: Bolton 0-5 Manchester United

Posted on September 11, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   6 Comments »

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United retained top spot and won a second successive away game of the season. A potentially tough trip to Bolton was navigated with ease as the Reds ran out 5-0 winners, a scoreline that could have been even more emphatic. Despite losing Tom Cleverley to injury, United continued to perform with flair and it was yet another entertaining showing. Wayne Rooney got his second hat-trick in a row and Javier Hernandez marked his first start of the season with two goals.

With Benfica away midweek and then Chelsea at home next weekend there are a couple of big tests ahead but the start to the season could hardly be going any better. Here we discuss some of the key talking points from the game and welcome discussion from both United and Bolton fans.

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Bolton Wanderers vs. Manchester United Match Preview

Posted on September 09, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   No Comments »

Author: Doron

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Geographically speaking, this is a game well within the definition of a “derby”, yet for United anyway, it doesn’t quite have that edge or buzz that say a game against Liverpool or Man City does. Bolton represents a challenge however, an ever-changing brand of football and a squad full of hungry players hoping to prove themselves in the league.

It’s the start of a busy week for United; now football’s really back!

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Manchester United 1 – 0 Bolton Wanderers Talking Points

Posted on March 19, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   4 Comments »

Jonny Evans challenges Kevin Davies

AUTHOR: – Doron

Manchester United opened up a five point gap over Arsenal as an 88th minute winner by Berbatov was enough to see off a resilient Bolton team. United were looking to avoid a third straight league defeat and weren’t helped when Jonny Evans was sent off with the score still at 0-0. Here we discuss the talking points of today’s game and welcome and comments from both United and Bolton fans.

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Manchester United vs. Bolton Wanderers Match Preview

Posted on March 18, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   2 Comments »

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AUTHOR: – Doron

After successful FA Cup quarter final wins last weekend, United and Bolton return to league action at Old Trafford. Surprisingly, Bolton are the more in-form side and one has to go back 6 weeks to find their last defeat. United need to return to winning ways in the league after two straight defeats and must continue to keep a gap between themselves and Arsenal.

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Start of season woes and Bolton round up

Posted on September 26, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Bolton Wanderers, Man United, Statistics, Tactics   4 Comments »

Michael Owen

The trauma of being three points off the leader in the race for the Premier League is just too much for some Reds, especially given the below par performance of the side away at Bolton today. United looked nervy at the back, with Elmander and Davies causing problems for both Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans – a far cry from the 4-0 drumming United handed out last season. Many people may point to Evans as the guilty party, however if Patrice Evra stays on the post – he clears it. The second was a quick counter attack from Bolton, a far cry from their usual direct outlet, and Fletcher was powerless to stop the ball deflecting off of him.

Although a 2-2 draw may seem a disappointing result considering our dominance last season there, previous Premier League starts compared to this term may surprise you.

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Bolton 2-2 Manchester United Match Report

Posted on September 26, 2010  by Yolkie  in Bolton Wanderers, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   3 Comments »

Luis Nani

Premier League away-day frustration continued for Manchester United as they failed to take advantage of defeats to Chelsea and Arsenal yesterday. Worse still, their 2-2 draw at the Reebok against Bolton was played out in limp fashion, with Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney coming off with knocks. Dimitar Berbatov was virtually anonymous; Nani and substitute Michael Owen twice brought the visitors level, but this come from behind result was anything but heroic.

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Bolton Wanderers vs. Manchester United Preview

Posted on September 24, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in Bolton Wanderers, KDill_MUFC, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   5 Comments »

Manchester United have failed to capture all three points in any of their away fixtures this season, but Sunday’s trip to the Reebok Stadium will give the Red Devils another opportunity to finally secure maximum points away from Old Trafford. Bolton currently reside in 13th place in the Barclays Premier League having managed only one win all season. United may have struggled away from home this season, but recent history suggests this may be the turning point as United have beaten Bolton in all five of their previous meetings.

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Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Manchester United match report

Posted on March 28, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Bolton Wanderers, Man United, Man United News, Match Reports   No Comments »

Fletcher

After Chelsea had hit Aston Villa for seven and Arsenal had got a point at Birmingham, Manchester United – minus leading scorer Wayne Rooney – secured a massive result at the Reebok Stadium, beating local rivals Bolton Wanderers 4-0 to move back to the top of the table.

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