2000–01 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
2000–01 season
Chairman England Phil Gartside
Manager England Sam Allardyce
Stadium Reebok Stadium
First Division 3rd (qualified for play-offs)
Play-offs Winners
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Michael Ricketts (21)
All:
Michael Ricketts (24)
Highest home attendance 24,249 (vs. Grimsby Town, 20 February)
Lowest home attendance 4,957 (vs. Macclesfield Town, 27 August)

The 2000–01 season was the 122nd season in Bolton Wanderers Football Club's existence, and their third successive season in the Football League First Division. It covers the period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001.[1]

Season summary[edit]

Bolton finished third, qualifying for the play-offs. Two late goals gave the Wanderers a 3-0 win over local rivals Preston North End, thus allowing Bolton return to the Premiership after an absence of three seasons.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Steve Banks
2 England DF John O'Kane
3 England DF Mike Whitlow
4 Iceland DF Guðni Bergsson
5 England DF Paul Warhurst
7 England DF Robbie Elliott
8 Denmark MF Per Frandsen
9 Denmark FW Bo Hansen
10 England FW Dean Holdsworth
11 Jamaica MF Ricardo Gardner
12 England DF Dean Holden
14 Republic of Ireland MF Gareth Farrelly
15 England MF Kevin Nolan
16 England DF Jimmy Phillips
17 England FW Michael Ricketts
18 England FW Paul Wheatcroft
19 England MF David Norris
20 England GK Matthew Glennon
21 England GK Matt Clarke (on loan from Bradford City)
22 Finland GK Jussi Jääskeläinen
23 France FW Michael Kaprielian
24 England DF Anthony Barness
No. Position Player
25 England DF Simon Charlton
26 England DF Leam Richardson
27 France MF Franck Passi
28 England FW Ian Marshall
29 England MF Ryan Baldacchino
30 Scotland DF Colin Hendry
31 Italy FW Emanuele Morini
32 England DF Jeff Smith
33 England MF Nicky Summerbee
34 Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright
35 England FW Andy Campbell (on loan from Middlesbrough)
36 Northern Ireland MF Keiran O'Connor
37 Northern Ireland DF Gary Haveron
38 Iceland FW Olaf Snorrason
39 England MF Danny Crumblehume
40 Scotland GK James Evans
41 Northern Ireland MF Wayne Buchanan
42 Republic of Ireland MF Ciaran Ryan
43 England DF Nicky Hunt
44 England MF Shaun Dootson
45 England FW Chris Downey

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
6 South Africa DF Mark Fish (to Charlton Athletic)
13 New Caledonia DF John Gope-Fenepej (on loan from Nantes)
21 United States GK Juergen Sommer (on loan from New England Revolution)
No. Position Player
29 England FW Isaiah Rankin (on loan from Bradford City)
32 Denmark MF Carsten Fredgaard (on loan from Sunderland)
44 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Power (released)

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
12 August 2000 Burnley H 1 – 1 Frandsen 28' (pen) 20,662
19 August 2000 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 0 Rankin 23', Farrelly 75' 17,316
26 August 2000 Preston North End H 2 – 0 Rankin 42', Ricketts 82' 19,954
28 August 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 0 Whitlow 53' 9,350
9 September 2000 Huddersfield Town A 3 – 2 Holdsworth 51', Ricketts (2) 70', 77' 12,248
12 September 2000 Grimsby Town A 1 – 0 Ricketts 71' 3,732
16 September 2000 Portsmouth H 2 – 0 Holdsworth 42', Ricketts 85' 14,113
23 September 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 1 Hansen 88' 23,660
30 September 2000 Fulham H 0 – 2 19,924
6 October 2000 Gillingham A 2 – 2 Hansen 8', O'Kane 32' 9,311
14 October 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 – 1 Holdsworth 28', Bergsson 68' 15,585
17 October 2000 Nottingham Forest H 0 – 0 13,017
21 October 2000 Stockport County A 3 – 4 Marshall (2) 59', 84', Ricketts 69' 8,266
24 October 2000 Watford A 0 – 1 11,799
28 October 2000 Crystal Palace H 3 – 3 Bergsson 20', Ricketts 75' Frandsen 77' 12,879
31 October 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 3 – 1 Bergsson 45, Elliott 62', Ricketts 65' 10,180
4 November 2000 Birmingham City A 1 – 1 Ricketts 66' 20,043
11 November 2000 Barnsley H 2 – 0 Ricketts 14', Gardner 28' 13,406
18 November 2000 Norwich City A 2 – 0 Ricketts 58', Bergsson 74' 15,224
25 November 2000 Sheffield United A 0 – 1 14,962
3 December 2000 Watford H 2 – 1 Gardner 71', Marshall 79' 13,904
9 December 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 4 – 1 Frandsen 20', Marshall 22', Bergsson 44', Nolan 89' 12,836
16 December 2000 Wimbledon A 1 – 0 Holdsworth 78' 6,076
23 December 2000 Burnley A 2 – 0 Ricketts (2) 53', 72' 19,552
26 December 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 2 – 0 Holdsworth 15', Hendry 51' 21,316
30 December 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 0 – 1 18,985
1 January 2001 Preston North End A 2 – 0 Farrelly 8', Ricketts 84' 15,863
13 January 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 2 – 0 Hansen 16', Hill 20' (og) 15,493
20 January 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 3 – 0 Gardner 19', Ricketts 40', Marshall 88' 17,638
3 February 2001 Queens Park Rangers A 1 – 1 Frandsen 87' 10,293
10 February 2001 Huddersfield Town H 2 – 2 Bergsson 60', Frandsen 90' 14,866
13 February 2001 Portsmouth A 2 – 1 Ricketts 48', Hansen 71' 11,377
20 February 2001 Grimsby Town H 2 – 2 Bergsson 61', Hansen 74' 24,249
23 February 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 4 Ricketts 84' 20,017
4 March 2001 Fulham A 1 – 1 Frandsen 52' 16,468
10 March 2001 Gillingham H 3 – 3 Frandsen 30', Patterson 45' (og), Holdsworth 51' 13,161
17 March 2001 Nottingham Forest A 2 – 0 Holdsworth 61', Farrelly 90' 22,162
31 March 2001 Wimbledon H 2 – 2 Elliott 28', Hendry 66' 14,562
3 April 2001 Stockport County H 1 – 1 Hendry 11' 12,492
13 April 2001 Birmingham City H 2 – 2 Bergsson 53', Holdsworth 55' 15,025
16 April 2001 Crystal Palace A 2 – 0 Marshall 12', Summerbee 68' 16,268
18 April 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 1 – 2 Holdsworth 62' 8,054
21 April 2001 Norwich City H 1 – 0 Holdsworth 66' 17,967
28 April 2001 Barnsley F.C. A 1 – 0 Ricketts 56' 13,979
1 May 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 0 Holdsworth 20', Ricketts 70' 16,242
6 May 2001 Sheffield United H 1 – 1 Holden 90' 14,836
Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
2. Blackburn Rovers 46 26 13 7 76 39  +37 91
3. Bolton Wanderers 46 24 15 7 76 45  +31 87
4. Preston North End 46 23 9 14 64 52  +12 78

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

Play-offs[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
13 May 2001 Semi-final first leg West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 2 Bergsson 81', Frandsen 88' (pen) 18,167
17 May 2001 Semi-final second leg West Bromwich Albion H 3 – 0
5 – 2 (agg)
Bergsson 10', Gardner 63', Ricketts 90' 23,515
28 May 2001 Final Preston North End Millennium Stadium 3 – 0 Farrelly 17', Ricketts 89', Gardner 90' 54,328

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
6 January 2001 Round 3 Yeovil Town H 2 – 1 O'Kane 44', Ricketts 90' 11,161
28 January 2001 Round 4 Scunthorpe United H 5 – 1 Holdsworth (3) 27', 29', 47', Nolan (2) 51', 75' 11,737
17 February 2001 Round 5 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 1 Ricketts 62' 22,048
7 March 2001 Round 5 replay Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 3 20,318

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
22 August 2000 Round 1 first leg Macclesfield Town F.C. H 1 – 0 Holdsworth 84' 4,957
5 September 2000 Round 1 second leg Macclesfield Town A 1 – 3
2 – 3 (agg)
Ricketts 71' 2,235

Appearances[edit]

Bolton used a total of 35 players during the season.

P Player Position PL FAC LC Total
1 Iceland Guðni Bergsson Defender 47 0(0) 02 0(0) 01 0(1) 50 0(1)
2 Denmark Bo Hansen Midfielder/Striker 41 0(3) 02 0(1) 01 0(1) 44 0(5)
3 Republic of Ireland Gareth Farrelly Midfielder 39 0(5) 03 0(0) 01 0(0) 43 0(5)
4 Denmark Per Frandsen Midfielder 37 0(3) 03 0(1) 01 0(1) 41 0(5)
5 England Kevin Nolan Midfielder 27 0(6) 03 0(1) 03 0(0) 33 0(7)
6 England Robbie Elliott Defender 31 0(3) 02 0(0) 00 0(0) 33 0(3)
7 Jamaica Ricardo Gardner Midfielder 29 0(5) 02 0(0) 00 0(0) 31 0(5)
8 England Dean Holdsworth Striker 25 0(9) 02 0(1) 02 0(0) 29 (10)
9 England John O'Kane Defender 24 0(2) 02 0(0) 02 0(0) 28 0(2)
10 Finland Jussi Jääskeläinen Goalkeeper 27 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 27 0(0)
11 England Michael Ricketts Striker 24 (17) 02 0(2) 00 0(1) 26 (20)
12 Scotland Colin Hendry Defender 25 0(0) 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 26 0(0)
13 England Simon Charlton Defender 21 0(4) 03 0(1) 00 0(0) 24 0(5)
14 England Anthony Barness Defender 20 0(3) 02 0(0) 02 0(0) 24 0(3)
15 England Paul Warhurst Defender 19 0 (1) 02 0(0) 01 0(0) 22 0(1)
16 France Franck Passi Midfielder 12 0(9) 03 0(0) 02 0(0) 17 0(9)
17 England Ian Marshall Defender/Striker 13 (25) 03 0(0) 00 0(0) 16 (25)
18 South Africa Mark Fish Defender 13 0(1) 00 0(0) 02 0(0) 15 0(1)
19 England Steve Banks Goalkeeper 08 0(1) 03 0(0) 02 0(0) 13 0(1)
20 England Nicky Summerbee Midfielder 09 0(3) 03 0(0) 00 0(0) 12 0(3)
21 England Isaiah Rankin Striker 09 0(7) 00 0(0) 02 0(0) 11 0(7)
22 England Matt Clarke Goalkeeper 11 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 11 0(0)
23 England Mike Whitlow Defender 07 0(4) 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 08 0(4)
24 England Leam Richardson Defender 04 0(7) 01 0(0) 01 0(1) 06 0(8)
25 England Andy Campbell Striker 03 0(3) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 03 0(3)
26 Northern Ireland Tommy Wright Goalkeeper 03 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 03 0(1)
27= Italy Emanuele Morini Striker 01 0(0) 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 02 0(0)
27= England David Norris Midfielder 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 02 0(0) 02 0(0)
29 Denmark Carsten Fredgaard Striker 01 0(4) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 01 0(4)
30= England Dean Holden Defender 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 01 0(0)
30= England Jeff Smith Midfielder 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 01 0(0)
30= United States Juergen Sommer Goalkeeper 00 0(0) 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 01 0(0)
33 England Paul Wheatcroft Striker 00 0(0) 00 0(2) 00 0(1) 00 0(3)
34 France John Gope-Fenepej Defender 00 0(2) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(2)
35= England Chris Downey Striker 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(1)
35= England Nicky Hunt Defender 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(1)

Top scorers[edit]

P Player Position PL FAC LC Total
1 England Michael Ricketts Striker 21 1 2 24
2 England Dean Holdsworth Striker 11 1 3 15
3 Iceland Guðni Bergsson Defender 10 0 0 10
4 Denmark Per Frandsen Midfielder 08 0 0 08
5 England Ian Marshall Defender/Striker 06 0 0 06

References[edit]