1996–97 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
1996–97 season
Chairman England Gordon Hargreaves
Manager England Colin Todd
Stadium Burnden Park
First Division 1st
FA Cup 4th Round
Coca-Cola Cup Quarter-Final
Top goalscorer League:
John McGinlay (24)
All: John McGinlay (30)
Highest home attendance 22,030 v Charlton Athletic
25 April 1997
Lowest home attendance 6,367 v
Bristol City
24 September 1996

The 1996–1997 season was the 118th season in Bolton Wanderers F.C.'s existence, and their first season back in the Football League First Division after relegation from the Premier League. It covers the period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997. After 102 years, this was the club's last season at Burnden Park.[1]

Results[edit]

Nationwide League Division One[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
17 August 1996 Port Vale A 1 – 1 Thompson 23' 10,057
20 August 1996 Manchester City H 1 – 0 Frandsen 49' 18,257
24 August 1996 Norwich City H 3 – 1 Blake (2) 27', 77', Johansen 46' 13,507
1 September 1996 Queens Park Rangers A 2 – 1 McGinlay 28', Thompson 90' 11,225
7 September 1996 Southend United A 2 – 5 Blake 23', McGinlay 31' 4,475
10 September 1996 Grimsby Town H 6 – 1 Johansen (2) 9', 80', Blake (2) 19', 54', Lee 78', Taylor 90' 12,448
14 September 1996 Portsmouth H 2 – 0 Blake 49', Fairclough 86' 14,248
21 September 1996 Bradford City A 4 – 2 Thompson 1', Blake (2) 20', 84', Frandsen 55' 12,034
28 September 1996 Stoke City H 1 – 1 Blake 42' 16,195
2 October 1996 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 1 McGinlay (2) 39', 86' 26,540
12 October 1996 Oldham Athletic H 3 – 1 Johansen 7', McGinlay 20', 31' 14,813
15 October 1996 Tranmere Rovers H 1 – 0 Sellars 51' 14,136
19 October 1996 Charlton Athletic A 3 – 3 McGinlay (2) 23', 61'(pen), Blake 73' 11,091
25 October 1996 Barnsley A 2 – 2 McGinlay 1'(pen), Thompson 49' 9,413
29 October 1996 Reading H 2 – 1 Sellars 40', McGinlay 58' 12,677
2 November 1996 Huddersfield Town H 2 – 0 Thompson 20', McGinlay 72' 15,865
13 November 1996 Birmingham City A 1 – 3 Sheridan 75' 17,033
16 November 1996 Crystal Palace H 2 – 2 Sheridan 11', McGinlay 21' (pen) 16,892
19 November 1996 Oxford United A 0 – 0 7,517
22 November 1996 Sheffield United A 1 – 1 Blake 10' 17,069
30 November 1996 Barnsley H 2 – 2 Blake 20', Thompson 88' 16,852
8 December 1996 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 2 Frandsen 37', Fairclough 62' 13,082
14 December 1996 Ipswich Town H 1 – 2 Bergsson 70' 13,314
22 December 1996 Swindon Town A 2 – 2 Green 58', McGinlay 84' 8,948
26 December 1996 Grimsby Town A 2 – 1 Taggart 26', Blake 72' 8,185
28 December 1996 Southend United H 3 – 1 Sellars (2) 30', 33', McGinlay 76' (pen) 16,357
1 January 1997 Bradford City H 2 – 0 Lee 64', Sellars 84' 16,192
11 January 1997 Portsmouth A 3 – 0 Blake (2) 55', 89', Johansen 74' 10,467
18 January 1997 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3 – 0 McGinlay 21', Curle 58'(og), Blake 62' 18,980
29 January 1997 Stoke City A 2 – 1 Pollock 28', McGinlay 54' 15,645
1 February 1997 Birmingham City H 2 – 1 Pollock 29', McGinlay 78'(pen) 16,737
8 February 1997 Reading A 2 – 3 Thompson 61', McGinlay 64' 10,739
15 February 1997 Sheffield United H 2 – 2 Paatelainen 4', Fairclough 20' 17,922
22 February 1997 Huddersfield Town A 2 – 1 Fairclough 22', Taggart 47' 16,061
2 March 1997 West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 0 Blake 34' 13,258
4 March 1997 Crystal Palace A 1 – 1 Fairclough 90' 16,035
8 March 1997 Swindon Town H 7 – 0 Thompson 30', Frandsen 36', Pollock 53', Bergsson (2) 82', 89'
McGinlay 85', Blake 87'
13,981
15 March 1997 Ipswich Town A 1 – 0 McGinlay 26' 16,187
18 March 1997 Port Vale H 4 – 2 Frandsen 9', Glover 38'(og), Fairclough 81', Blake 83' 14,150
22 March 1997 Norwich City A 1 – 0 Sellars 24' 17,585
5 April 1997 Queens Park Rangers H 2 – 1 Fairclough 44', McGinlay 49' 19,198
9 April 1997 Manchester City A 2 – 1 Paatelainen 38', Sellars 58' 28,026
12 April 1997 Oxford United H 4 – 0 Thompson (2) 32', 48', Sellars 40', Blake 61' 15,994
19 April 1997 Oldham Athletic A 0 – 0 10,702
25 April 1997 Charlton Athletic H 4 – 1 Thompson 46', Taggart 65', McGinlay (2) 89', 90'(pen) 21,880
4 May 1997 Tranmere Rovers A 2 – 2 McGinlay 27', Pollock 77' 14,309
Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Bolton Wanderers 46 28 14 4 100 53  +47 98
2. Barnsley 46 22 14 10 76 55  +21 80
3. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 22 10 14 68 51  +17 76

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

F.A. Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
21 January 1997 Round 3 Luton Town A 1 – 1 Pollock 26' 7,414
25 January 1997 Round 3
Replay
Luton Town H 6 – 2 McGinlay 8', Blake 52', 66', Thompson 64', Pollock83', Green 90' 9,713
4 February 1997 Round 4 Chesterfield H 2 – 3 Taylor 14', Green 89' 10,854

Coca-Cola Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
18 September 1996 Round 2 First Leg Bristol City A 0 – 0 6,351
24 September 1996 Round 2 Second Leg Bristol City H 3 – 1 (aet)
3 – 1 (agg)
McGinlay 47', Blake 92', Thompson 107' 6,367
22 October 1996 Round 3 Chelsea H 2 – 0 McGinlay 22', Blake 43' 16,867
27 November 1996 Round 4 Tottenham Hotspur H 6 – 1 McGinlay 6, 37', 74' (pen), Taggart 60', Blake 79', Taylor 86' 18,621
8 January 1997 Round 5 Wimbledon H 0 – 2 16,968

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Player From Date Fee
Denmark Michael Johansen FC Copenhagen 1 August 1996 £1,250,000
Denmark Per Frandsen FC Copenhagen 7 August 1996 £1,250,000
England Jamie Pollock Middlesbrough 15 November 1996 £1,500,000
Republic of Ireland John Sheridan Sheffield Wednesday 19 December 1996 £180,000
England Neil Cox Middlesbrough 21 May 1996 £1,500,000

Transfers out[edit]

Player To Date Fee
England Mark Walton Fulham 1 August 1996 Free
Netherlands Fabian de Freitas CA Osasuna 1 August 1996 Free
England Alan Stubbs Celtic 1 August 1996 £3,500,000
Serbia Saša Ćurčić Aston Villa 23 August 1996 £4,000,000
England Wayne Burnett Huddersfield Town 20 September 1996 £100,000
England Mark Patterson Sheffield United 22 December 1996 £300,000
Northern Ireland Aidan Davison Bradford City 14 March 1997 Free

Loans in[edit]

Player From Date From Date To
Republic of Ireland John Sheridan Sheffield Wednesday 12 November 1996 18 December 1996

Loans out[edit]

Player To Date From Date To
England Stuart Whittaker Wigan Athletic 30 August 1996 10 September 1996
England Wayne Burnett Huddersfield Town 6 September 1996 19 September 1996
Northern Ireland Aidan Davison Ipswich Town 9 October 1996 9 November 1996
Northern Ireland Aidan Davison Hull City 29 November 1996 25 January 1997

Appearances[edit]

Bolton used a total of 22 players during the season.

P Player Position FL FAC LC Total
1 England Chris Fairclough Defender 46 0(0) 03 0(0) 05 0(0) 54 0(0)
2= Wales Nathan Blake Striker 42 0(0) 03 0(0) 05 0(0) 50 0(0)
2= Northern Ireland Gerry Taggart Defender 43 0(0) 02 0(0) 05 0(0) 50 0(0)
4 Scotland John McGinlay Striker 43 0(0) 01 0(0) 05 0(0) 49 0(0)
5 Denmark Per Frandsen Midfielder 40 0(1) 02 0(1) 04 0(1) 46 0(3)
6 England Scott Sellars Midfielder 40 0(2) 02 0(0) 03 0(1) 45 0(3)
7= Republic of Ireland Keith Branagan Goalkeeper 36 0(0) 00 0(0) 04 0(0) 40 0(0)
7= England Jimmy Phillips Defender 36 0(0) 00 0(0) 04 0(0) 40 0(0)
9 England Alan Thompson Midfielder 34 0(0) 01 0(1) 04 0(0) 39 0(1)
10 Iceland Guðni Bergsson Defender 30 0(3) 02 0(0) 03 0(0) 35 0(3)
11 Denmark Michael Johansen Midfielder 24 0(9) 01 0(1) 03 0(0) 28 (10)
12 England Jamie Pollock Midfielder 18 0(2) 03 0(0) 00 0(1) 210(7)
13 England David Lee Midfielder 13 (12) 00 0(1) 02 0(1) 24 0(8)
14 England John Sheridan Midfielder 12 0(7) 02 0(0) 02 0(0) 16 0(7)
15= England Bryan Small Defender 10 0(1) 03 0(0) 01 0(0) 14 0(1)
15= England Gavin Ward Goalkeeper 10 0 (1) 03 0(0) 01 0(0) 14 0(1)
17 England Steve McAnespie Defender 11 0(2) 00 0(0) 01 0(0) 12 0(2)
18 England Scott Green Defender 07 0(5) 01 0(1) 00 0(0) 08 0(6)
19 England Andy Todd Defender 06 0(9) 00 0(0) 01 0(2) 07 (11)
20 England Scott Taylor Striker 02 0(9) 01 0(0) 00 0(3) 03 (12)
21 England Simon Coleman Defender 00 0(0) 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 01 0(0)
22 England Wayne Burnett Defender 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(1)

Top scorers[edit]

P Player Position FL FAC LC Total
1 Scotland John McGinlay Striker 24 1 5 30
2 Wales Nathan Blake Striker 20 2 3 25
3 England Alan Thompson Midfielder 11 1 1 13
3= England Scott Sellars Midfielder 08 0 0 08
5 England Chris Fairclough Defender 07 0 0 07

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolton Wanderers 1996-97". bwfcstats.com. Retrieved 20 December 2009.