Bolton Preview

It’s Thursday 9th November 2023. In this evening’s show, we are previewing this coming Saturday’s big Lancashire/Greater Manchester derby as the ‘Pool make the short trip to Horwich to take on long time rivals Bolton Wanderers at the “Toughsheet Community Stadium”. And we’ll also briefly catch up on the FA Cup win at Bromley at the weekend just gone.

Bromley 0 – Blackpool 2

A brief overview of the match.

Bolton preview with Trotter Chat

  • Welcome to Ryan from Trotter Chat
  • How long have you supported Bolton for and why are you a Bolton fan?
  • You’re in great form at the moment, won your last five games in a row and sit third in the table. Give us your thoughts on your season so far?
  • Has this aligned with pre-season expectations?
  • Tell us the strengths and weaknesses of the Bolton squad?
  • How well regarded is Ian Evatt and were you aware of his legendary status amongst the Blackpool fan base?
  • There is obviously history between the two clubs going back to the incident in the 1970s. Were you aware of this and how do you consider Blackpool in your list of local rivals?
  • Any memorable games you have between the two sides?
  • This to the room also
  • How is Evo setting up Bolton to play and who are your danger men?
  • Thoughts on the current Blackpool squad, if any?!
  • Ben Toner is the ref
  • Ryan’s match prediction
  • Just FYI, our last win at Bolton came in division three in 1986 when we won 3-1!

Evo facts – true or false?

  • At Barrow he played a 3-4-1-2 formation and used the same system at Bolton Wanderers. He changed to a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Bolton going from 20th to third and achieving promotion to League One.ffddfe
  • Evatt prefers to play attacking possession-based football, with his Barrow team nicknamed “Barrowcelona” due to the attacking football they played.
  • Evatt will sometimes bring on attacking players when winning matches rather than defensive players, preferring to score more goals than defend a lead.

Our starting XI

  • We pick our starting XI for the match
  • Match predictions


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