2007–08 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
2007–08 season
Chairman England Phil Gartside
Manager England Sammy Lee (until 17 October)
England Gary Megson (from 25 October)
Stadium Reebok Stadium
Premier League 16th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
UEFA Cup Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Nicolas Anelka (10)
All:
Nicolas Anelka (11)
Highest home attendance 26,163 (vs. Atlético Madrid, 14 February 2008)
Lowest home attendance 10,229 (vs. Aris, 29 November 2007)

The 2007–08 season was the 130th season in Bolton Wanderers F.C.'s existence, and was their 7th consecutive year in the top-flight, and covers the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008. Having finished seventh the previous season, Bolton had qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Regular season[edit]

After finishing runners-up in the Peace Cup Bolton entered the new season under the management of Sammy Lee. Lee, who had previously worked under former manager Sam Allardyce, had taken over from Allardyce towards the end of the previous season, but had yet to record a league win.

The league season kicked off at home, against Newcastle United, now managed by Allardyce. Three first-half goals for Newcastle ensured an early defeat.[1] This was followed by an away defeat to Fulham.[2] By the time Bolton lost 3–0 to Portsmouth,[3] the club found itself at the bottom of the league. However, a 3–0 win over Reading lifted them off the basement.[4] Another bright note was that striker Nicolas Anelka had found the net in three of the four games in August and found himself towards the top of the Premier League scoring charts.

Back to back defeats to Everton[5] and Birmingham City[6] saw Bolton quickly return to the bottom three and Lee come under pressure for his job. An unconvincing away draw in the UEFA Cup to Macedonian side FK Rabotnički, only saved by a late equaliser from Abdoulaye Méïté,[7] was followed by a 1–1 home draw against fellow strugglers Tottenham Hotspur.[8] Much-needed relief was found in an extra time win over Fulham in the Carling Cup[9] but an early season six pointer against bottom side Derby County only yielded a draw[10] and meant that Bolton finished September only one place above their opponents.

The UEFA Cup home leg against FK Rabotnički was won 1–0 with another goal from Anelka. However, if Bolton were looking for an easy passage through the group stage they were disappointed as the draw put them up against former European Cup winners Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade as well as highly regarded Portuguese side S.C. Braga and Aris from Greece.[11] Meanwhile, there appeared to be problems at the club behind-the-scenes, marked by the confusion when Gary Speed stepped down as player-coach.[12] However, there was little confusion to what happened following Bolton's 2–0 home defeat to Chelsea on 15 October,[13] with Lee being relieved of his duties on the Monday.[14] Assistant manager Archie Knox was put in temporary charge until a new manager was found. Steve Bruce, Paul Jewell and Chris Coleman were linked to the job.[15] In the meantime Bolton lost again, this time to Arsenal 2–0[16] on 25 October Gary Megson was appointed as manager following his resignation from Leicester City. While chairman Phil Gartside said "We feel Gary is the right man to take Bolton forward",[17] some fans were decidedly unimpressed, stating that it was "possibly the most bizarre and clueless appointment this season".[18] Megson sat in the dugout for 1-1 draw that evening at home to Braga in the UEFA Cup[19] before taking charge fully in the home game against Aston Villa, that also finished 1–1.[20] The month finished with Bolton being knocked out of the |Carling Cup by neighbours Manchester City 1–0, the game being settled late on by a controversial penalty.[21]

A late Kevin Nolan goal saved the day at West Ham in the first game in November.[22] Bolton then travelled to Germany to take on Bayern Munich. Few fancied Bolton to come away with a result, but an early goal from Ricardo Gardner and a late equaliser from Kevin Davies gave Bolton a valuable point in their attempt to qualify from the group stage.[23] Seemingly buoyed by this result Bolton finished the month unbeaten, drawing 0–0 with Middlesbrough,[24] beating Manchester United 1–0 (giving Megson his first win as manager and Bolton's first home win against their neighbours for thirty years[25]) and drawing with Aris in the UEFA Cup, Stelios Giannakopoulos scoring an injury-time equaliser against his countrymen.[26]

Bolton's busiest month of the campaign started with a 4–0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield.[27] but this was quickly followed by another famous European night as Red Star Belgrade were beaten 1–0 as Bolton qualified for the last thirty-two of the UEFA Cup,[28] the occasion slightly marred when some fans were held in a hotel in the Serbian capital.[29] This was followed by a 4–1 derby win over Wigan Athletic,[30] in what turned out to be Gary Speed's last game for the club, and another derby defeat to Manchester City, 4–2.[31] When the draw for the last thirty-two of the UEFA Cup was made, Bolton were given another tough draw, paired with Spaniards Atlético Madrid.[32] The day after the draw was made fellow strugglers Birmingham City were despatched 3–0,[33] but this was followed by two defeats over the Christmas period to Everton[34] and Sunderland.[35]

The new year started with an unconvincing last-minute win over Derby County, Stelios Giannakopoulos again coming up with a winner.[36] The game proved to be Nicolas Anelka's last game for the club before he was sold to Chelsea for £15 million.[37] Other players to leave in the transfer window were Gary Speed,[38] Christian Wilhelmsson,[39] Gérald Cid[40] and Lubomir Michalik.[41] Megson used this opportunity to strengthen the defence with the purchases of Grétar Steinsson from AZ Alkmaar[42] and Gary Cahill from Aston Villa.[43] Matt Taylor, who had scored against Bolton earlier in the season for his previous club Portsmouth, was also brought in,[44] as was Tamir Cohen from Maccabi Netanya.[45] Surprisingly, the only like-for-like replacement for Anelka brought in was Grzegorz Rasiak on loan from Championship side Southampton.[46] An early FA Cup defeat to Sheffield United could be put down to Megson putting out a largely reserve side.[47] This was followed by another derby defeat to Blackburn Rovers[48] before two successive 0–0 draws, away to Newcastle United, by now managed by Kevin Keegan,[49] and then home to Fulham.[50]

A 2–0 victory over Reading gave Bolton a much-needed three points over relegation rivals and gave them their first double over a team for the season[51] but this proved to be Bolton's last win in the league until mid-April as they embarked on a run that put them back into the bottom three. A game that they dominated against Portsmouth ended up as a 1–0 defeat.[52] The next two games were the UEFA Cup home-and-away legs against Atlético Madrid. A 1–0 victory at home, courtesy of an El Hadji Diouf goal,[53] was followed by a 0–0 draw away,[54] meaning that Bolton would go further in Europe this season than in their previous UEFA Cup attempt two seasons previously. However, there was trouble again for some Bolton fans, with seventeen being injured in what was seen as "heavy handed tactics" by Spanish police.[55] Both Bolton and Athletico Madrid were subject to a UEFA investigation.[56] Bolton were drawn against Sporting Lisbon in the last sixteen of the competition.[57] On their return home Bolton were beaten again by Blackburn Rovers, 4–1.[58]

Bolton's season reached its nadir in the month of March, with only one point being gained in the league. A 3–1 defeat to Liverpool was epitomised by a bizarre own goal scored by Jussi Jääskeläinen.[59] Bolton then met Sporting Lisbon home and away in the UEFA Cup. A 1–1 draw at home[60] was followed by a 1–0 defeat away.[61] Megson suffered criticism as again he had put a weakened side out in a cup competition, but he vindicated his choice by stating that Premiership survival was more important. Fans who had travelled to Lisbon for the game were not happy with this excuse and they were made to feel worse when a virtually wholly changed side lost to Wigan Athletic in the following league game, despite being up against ten men for the majority of the game.[62] In the following game, Cristiano Ronaldo put two early goals into Bolton's net to continue Manchester United's push for the title.[63] Despite picking up a point a week later at home to United's city rivals with a goalless draw,[64] a week later Bolton managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by throwing away a two goal lead against ten-man Arsenal to lose 2–3.[65]

Bolton entered April knowing that they would probably have to go undefeated through to the end of the season to avoid relegation, but got off to the worst possible start with a 4–0 defeat to Aston Villa.[66] However, two successive victories at home to West Ham[67] and away to Middlesbrough[68] took them out of the bottom three and left them in control of their own destiny, even after being outplayed but still drawing at Tottenham.[69]

Bolton's penultimate game of the season, at home to Sunderland, kicked off at 5:15pm with Bolton having the knowledge that, as Birmingham City and Reading had lost earlier that day, a win would virtually secure their Premiership status. And win they did,[70] with goalscorer El Hadji Diouf doing a personal lap of honour at the end of the game after stating that he would be leaving the club, even though he wasn't out of contract.[71] The final game, away to title chasing Chelsea, finished 1–1 with Matt Taylor scoring Bolton's final goal of the season and making sure that they did not avoid relegation on goal difference.[72]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

First Round[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern Munich 4 2 2 0 12 5 +7 8
Portugal Braga 4 1 3 0 5 3 +2 6
England Bolton Wanderers 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 6
Greece Aris Thessaloniki 4 1 2 1 5 8 −3 5
Serbia Crvena Zvezda 4 0 0 4 2 9 −7 0

Round of 32[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
2 DF England Nicky Hunt 14 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 24 0 8 0
3 DF England Jlloyd Samuel 20 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 25 0 1 0
4 MF England Kevin Nolan 33 5 0 0 1 0 5 0 39 5 1 0
5 DF Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Méïté 21 0 1 0 2 0 6 1 30 1 3 0
6 MF Wales Gary Speed 14 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 17 0 3 0
7 MF Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos 15 2 1 0 2 1 8 1 26 3 0 0
8 MF Spain Iván Campo 27 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 31 0 8 0
9 FW Iceland Heiðar Helguson 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 2 1 0
10 MF Sweden Christian Wilhelmsson 8 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 12 0 0 0
11 MF Jamaica Ricardo Gardner 26 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 30 1 2 0
12 GK England Ian Walker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW England Kevin Davies 32 3 0 0 1 0 8 1 41 4 13 0
15 DF France Gérald Cid 7 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 14 0 4 0
16 MF Iran Andranik Teymourian 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 9 0 1 0
17 MF England Danny Guthrie 25 0 1 0 2 1 7 0 35 1 5 0
18 MF Spain Mikel Alonso 7 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 12 0 0 0
19 MF England Gavin McCann 31 1 0 0 2 0 8 2 41 3 8 0
20 FW Portugal Ricardo Vaz Tê 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
21 MF Senegal El Hadji Diouf 34 4 1 0 1 0 6 2 42 6 16 0
22 GK Finland Jussi Jääskeläinen 28 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 35 0 2 0
23 MF Switzerland Blerim Džemaili 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 DF Republic of Ireland Joey O'Brien 19 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 26 0 3 0
25 DF Senegal Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 MF Israel Tamir Cohen 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 2 0
26 GK Oman Ali Al-Habsi 10 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 16 0 0 0
27 MF Norway Daniel Braaten 6 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 14 1 1 0
28 DF Slovenia Ľubomír Michalík 7 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 13 0 1 0
29 FW Slovakia Zoltán Harsányi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF Republic of Ireland Andy O'Brien 32 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 42 0 7 0
32 MF England Matthew Taylor 16 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 19 3 1 0
33 DF England Gary Cahill 13 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 17 0 0 0
37 FW England James Sinclair 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
39 FW France Nicolas Anelka 18 10 0 0 0 0 4 1 22 11 1 0
41 DF Poland Jarosław Fojut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 FW United States Johann Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 FW England Nathan Woolfe 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
46 DF Australia Scott Jamieson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 FW Poland Grzegorz Rasiak 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0
Own goals 2 0 0 0 - 2

Statistics accurate as of match played 11 May 2008

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
1 July 2007 DF France Gérald Cid France Bordeaux Free[73]
1 July 2007 MF Switzerland Blerim Džemaili Switzerland FC Zürich Free[74]
1 July 2007 MF England Gavin McCann England Aston Villa £1,000,000[75]
23 July 2007 FW Iceland Heiðar Helguson England Fulham Undisclosed[76]
1 August 2007 MF Norway Daniel Braaten Norway Rosenborg Undisclosed[77]
13 August 2007 DF Republic of Ireland Andy O'Brien England Portsmouth Undisclosed[78]
1 January 2008 MF Israel Tamir Cohen Israel Maccabi Netanya £650,000[79]
16 January 2008 DF Iceland Grétar Steinsson Netherlands AZ £3,500,000[80]
17 January 2008 MF England Matthew Taylor England Portsmouth Undisclosed[81]
30 January 2008 DF England Gary Cahill England Aston Villa £5,000,000[82]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
1 July 2007 DF Israel Tal Ben Haim England Chelsea Free[83]
1 July 2007 MF England Michael Roddy England Lincoln City Free[84]
1 July 2007 FW Denmark Henrik Pedersen England Hull City Free[85]
5 July 2007 MF Israel Idan Tal Israel Beitar Jerusalem Free[86]
31 August 2007 DF Senegal Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye England Newcastle United Undisclosed[87]
1 January 2008 MF Wales Gary Speed England Sheffield United £250,000[88]
10 January 2008 DF France Gérald Cid France Nice Free[89]
11 January 2008 FW France Nicolas Anelka England Chelsea £15,000,000[90]
31 January 2008 GK Poland Przemysław Kazimierczak England Darlington Free[91]
31 January 2008 DF Slovenia Ľubomír Michalík England Leeds United £500,000[92]

Loan in[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name From Reference
3 July 2007 30 June 2008 MF England Danny Guthrie England Liverpool [93]
10 July 2007 30 June 2008 MF Spain Mikel Alonso Spain Real Sociedad [94]
27 July 2007 30 January 2008 MF Sweden Christian Wilhelmsson France Nantes [95][96]
31 January 2008 30 June 2008 FW Poland Grzegorz Rasiak England Southampton [97]

Loan out[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name To Reference
31 August 2007 2 January 2008 DF England Jarosław Fojut Scotland Luton Town [98]
21 September 2007 27 April 2008 MF England Mark Ellis England Torquay United [99]
28 September 2007 28 October 2007 GK Poland Przemysław Kazimierczak England Wycombe Wanderers [100]
5 October 2007 5 November 2007 MF England Leslie Thompson England Stockport County [101]
12 October 2007 12 November 2007 FW United States Johann Smith England Darlington [102]
3 January 2008 24 January 2008 MF England Leslie Thompson England Torquay United [103]
7 February 2008 20 May 2008 MF England Chris Basham England Rochdale [104]
20 March 2008 20 April 2008 FW United States Johann Smith England Stockport County [105]

Notes and references[edit]

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  49. ^ "Newcastle 0-0 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  50. ^ "Bolton 0-0 Fulham". BBC Sport. 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  51. ^ "Reading 0-2 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  52. ^ "Bolton 0-1 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 2008-02-09. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  53. ^ "Bolton 1-0 Athletico Madrid". BBC Sport. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
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  58. ^ "Blackburn 4-1 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
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  60. ^ "Bolton 1-1 Sporting". BBC Sport. 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  61. ^ "Sporting 1-0 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-03-13. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  62. ^ "Wigan 1-0 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  63. ^ "Man Utd 2-0 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  64. ^ "Bolton 0-0 Man City". BBC Sport. 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  65. ^ "Bolton 2-3 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
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  68. ^ "Middlesbrough 0-1 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  69. ^ "Tottenham 1-1 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-04-26. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
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  72. ^ "Chelsea 1-1 Bolton". BBC Sport. 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
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  78. ^ "Bolton sign O'Brien from Pompey". BBC Sport (London). 13 August 2007. 
  79. ^ "Bolton to sign midfielder Cohen". BBC Sport (London). 31 December 2007. 
  80. ^ "Defender Steinsson joins Bolton". BBC Sport (London). 16 January 2008. 
  81. ^ "Bolton capture midfielder Taylor". BBC Sport (London). 17 January 2008. 
  82. ^ "Bolton complete £5m Cahill switch". BBC Sport (London). 30 January 2008. 
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  85. ^ "Pedersen completes move to Hull". BBC Sport (London). 13 August 2007. 
  86. ^ "Bolton set to sell midfielder Tal". BBC Sport (London). 5 July 2007. 
  87. ^ "Newcastle recruit Faye and Beye". BBC Sport (London). 31 August 2007. 
  88. ^ "Blades complete Speed loan deal". BBC Sport (London). 2 January 2008. 
  89. ^ "Nice move for Cid". MEN Media (Manchester). 14 January 2008. 
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  93. ^ "Guthrie seals loan move to Bolton". BBC Sport (London). 3 July 2007. 
  94. ^ "Alonso joins Bolton from Sociedad". BBC Sport (London). 10 July 2007. 
  95. ^ "Wilhelmsson completes Bolton move". BBC Sport (London). 27 July 2007. 
  96. ^ "Winger Wilhelmsson leaves Bolton". BBC Sport (London). 31 January 2008. 
  97. ^ "Bolton complete Rasiak loan deal". BBC Sport (London). 31 January 2008. 
  98. ^ "Luton get Bolton defender on loan". BBC Sport (London). 31 August 2007. 
  99. ^ "Torquay complete Ellis loan deal". BBC Sport (London). 21 September 2007. 
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  101. ^ "Transfers - October 2007". BBC Sport (London). 31 October 2007. 
  102. ^ "Darlington swoop for Bolton man". BBC Sport (London). 12 October 2007. 
  103. ^ "Torquay get Bolton winger on loan". BBC Sport (London). 3 January 2008. 
  104. ^ "Rochdale bring in Bolton's Basham". BBC Sport (London). 7 February 2008. 
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