2003–04 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
2003–04 season
Chairman [[]]
Manager Sam Allardyce
Stadium Reebok Stadium
Premier League 8th
FA Cup Third round
Carling Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League: Nolan (10)
All: Nolan (13)
Highest home attendance 28,353 (vs. Leicester City, 28 December 2003)
Lowest home attendance 5,229 (vs Walsall, 24 September 2003)

The 2003–04 season was the 126th season in Bolton Wanderers F.C.'s existence, and was their third consecutive year in the top-flight. This article covers the period from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004.[1]

First-team squad[edit]

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 Kevin Poole
2 England DF Anthony Barness
3 England DF Simon Charlton
4 England MF Kevin Nolan
5 France DF Bruno N'Gotty
6 France MF Youri Djorkaeff
7 Greece MF Stelios Giannakopoulos
8 Denmark MF Per Frandsen
9 Denmark FW Henrik Pedersen
10 Nigeria MF Jay-Jay Okocha
11 Jamaica MF Ricardo Gardner
13 Brazil FW Mário Jardel
14 England FW Kevin Davies
15 France MF Ibrahim Ba[2]
No. Position Player
16 Spain DF Iván Campo
17 France DF Florent Laville
18 England DF Nicky Hunt
20 England MF Jeff Smith
22 Finland GK Jussi Jääskeläinen
23 England DF Danny Livesey
25 Spain FW Javi Moreno (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
26 Brazil DF Emerson Thome
28 Jamaica MF Jermaine Johnson
31 England DF Charlie Comyn-Platt
32 Portugal FW Ricardo Vaz Tê
36 England FW Ricky Shakes[3]
42 England DF Steve Howey

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
12 Republic of Ireland FW Jonathan Walters[4] (to Hull City)
19 England FW Delroy Facey[5] (to West Bromwich Albion)
19 England DF Jon Otsemobor (on loan from Liverpool)
21 Republic of Ireland MF Gareth Farrelly (to Wigan Athletic)
No. Position Player
24 Jamaica MF Jermaine Johnson (to Oldham Athletic)
25 England MF Glen Little (on loan from Burnley)
28 Jamaica MF Cleveland Taylor[6] (to Scunthorpe United)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
27 Scotland MF Derek Niven
29 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Kangana Lord N'Diwa[7]
30 France GK Jeremy Bon
33 England MF Lewis Hamlin
No. Position Player
34 England DF Jason Talbot
35 Jamaica GK Donovan Ricketts (on loan from Village United)
37 Guatemala FW Dwight Pezzarossi (on loan from Communicaciones)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Results[edit]

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
16 August 2003 Manchester United A 0 – 4 67,647
23 August 2003 Blackburn Rovers H 2 – 2 Djorkaeff 3' (pen), Davies 25' 27,423
26 August 2003 Portsmouth A 0 – 4 20,113
30 August 2003 Charlton Athletic H 0 – 0 23,098
13 September 2003 Middlesbrough H 2 – 0 Davies 23', N'Gotty 81' 26,419
20 September 2003 Newcastle United A 0 – 0 52,014
27 September 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 1 Davies 85' 27,043
5 October 2003 Aston Villa A 1 – 1 Nolan 46' 30,229
18 October 2003 Manchester City A 2 – 6 Nolan 25', Campo 60' 47,101
25 October 2003 Birmingham City H 0 – 1 25,023
1 November 2003 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 0 Nolan 73' 35,191
8 November 2003 Southampton H 0 – 0 25,619
22 November 2003 Leeds United A 2 – 0 Davies 16', Stelios 17' 36,558
29 November 2003 Everton H 2 – 0 Frandsen 26', Djorkaeff 46' 27,350
6 December 2003 Fulham A 1 – 2 Davies 53' 14,393
13 December 2003 Chelsea A 2 – 1 N'Gotty 39', Terry 90' (og) 40,491
20 December 2003 Arsenal H 1 – 1 Pedersen 83' 28,003
26 December 2003 Liverpool A 1 – 3 Pedersen 85' 42,987
28 December 2003 Leicester City H 2 – 2 N'Gotty 35', Campo 54' 28,353
7 January 2004 Manchester United H 1 – 2 Djorkaeff 89' 27,668
10 January 2004 Blackburn Rovers A 4 – 3 Nolan (2) 1', 78', Djorkaeff 43', Stelios 73' 23,538
17 January 2004 Portsmouth H 1 – 0 Davies 53' 26,558
31 January 2004 Charlton Athletic A 2 – 1 Pedersen 1', Nolan 78' 26,249
7 February 2004 Liverpool H 2 – 2 Hunt 11', Djorkaeff 58' 27,552
10 February 2004 Leicester City A 1 – 1 Walker 33' (og) 26,674
21 February 2004 Manchester City H 1 – 3 Nolan 22' 27,301
6 March 2004 Birmingham City A 0 – 2 28,003
13 March 2004 Chelsea H 0 – 2 26,717
20 March 2004 Arsenal A 1 – 2 Campo 41' 38,053
28 March 2004 Newcastle United H 1 – 0 Pedersen 4' 27,360
3 April 2004 Middlesbrough A 0 – 2 30,107
10 April 2004 Aston Villa H 2 – 2 Pedersen 48', Davies 86' 26,374
12 April 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 1 Pedersen 43', Davies 90' 26,895
17 April 2004 Tottenham Hotspur H 2 – 0 Campo 7', Pedersen 65' 26,440
24 April 2004 Southampton A 2 – 1 Nolan 77', Davies 78' 31,712
2 May 2004 Leeds United H 4 – 1 Djorkaeff (2) 47', 53', Harte 55' (og), Nolan 78' 27,420
8 May 2004 Everton A 2 – 1 Djorkaeff (2) 14', 87' 40,191
15 May 2004 Fulham H 0 – 2 27,383
Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
7. Charlton Athletic 38 14 11 13 51 51  0 53
8. Bolton Wanderers 38 14 11 13 48 56  -8 53
9. Fulham 38 14 10 14 52 46  +6 52

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

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
3 January 2004 Round 3 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 1 Nolan 78' 10,587
14 February 2004 Round 3 replay Tranmere Rovers H 1 – 2 (aet) Shakes 8,759

Carling Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
24 September 2003 Round 2 Walsall H 3 – 1 Jardel (2) 15', 80', Nolan 69' 5,229
28 October 2003 Round 3 Gillingham H 2 – 0 Stelios 25', Pedersen 66' 5,258
3 December 2003 Round 4 Liverpool A 3 – 2 Jardel 4', Okocha 79', Djorkaeff 90' (pen) 33,185
28 October 2003 Round 5 Southampton H 1 – 0 (aet) Pedersen 115' 13,957
21 January 2004 Semi-final first leg Aston Villa H 5 – 2 Okocha (2) 2', 80', Nolan 9', Stelios 17', N'Gotty 74' 16,302
27 January 2004 Semi-final second leg Aston Villa A 0 – 2
5 – 4 (agg)
36,883
29 February 2004 Final Middlesbrough N 1 – 2 Davies 21' 72,634

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Bolton used a total of 29 players during the season.

P Player Position PL FAC LC Total
1 Spain Iván Campo Midfielder 37 0(1) 00 0(0) 06 0(0) 43 0(1)
2 England Kevin Davies Striker 38 0(0) 00 0(0) 04 0(1) 42 0(1)
3 England Kevin Nolan Midfielder 37 0(0) 00 0(2) 04 0(0) 41 0(2)
4 Finland Jussi Jääskeläinen Goalkeeper 38 0(0) 00 0(0) 03 0(0) 41 0(0)
5 Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha Midfielder 33 0(2) 00 0(0) 05 0(1) 38 0(3)
6 France Bruno N'Gotty Defender 32 0(1) 00 0(0) 06 0(0) 38 0(1)
7 England Simon Charlton Defender 28 0(3) 00 0(0) 05 0(2) 33 0 (5)
8 Brazil Emerson Thome Defender 25 0(1) 01 0(0) 05 0(0) 31 0(1)
9 France Youri Djorkaeff Midfielder 25 0(2) 00 0(0) 04 0(1) 29 0(3)
10 Denmark Henrik Pedersen Striker 19 (14) 02 0(0) 04 0(3) 25 (17)
11 Denmark Per Frandsen Midfielder 22 (11) 01 0(1) 02 0(1) 25 (13)
12 Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos Midfielder 18 (13) 02 0(0) 04 0(2) 24 (15)
13 Jamaica Ricardo Gardner Defender/Midfielder 20 0(2) 00 0(0) 02 0(2) 22 0(4)
14 England Anthony Barness Defender 11 0 (4) 02 0(0) 04 0(2) 17 0(6)
15 France Ibrahim Ba Midfielder 00 0(9) 01 0(0) 05 0(1) 06 (10)
16 England Kevin Poole Goalkeeper 00 0(0) 02 0(0) 04 0(0) 06 0(0)
17 France Florent Laville Defender 05 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 05 0(0)
18 Brazil Mario Jardel Striker 00 0(7) 01 0(0) 03 0(1) 04 0(8)
19= England Charlie Comyn-Platt Defender 00 0(0) 02 0(0) 00 0(1) 02 0(1)
19= England Delroy Facey Striker 00 0(1) 02 0(0) 00 0(0) 02 0(1)
19= England Steve Howey Defender 02 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 02 0(1)
22= England Danny Livesey Defender 00 0(0) 02 0(0) 00 0(0) 02 0(0)
22= England Jeff Smith Midfielder 00 0(0) 02 0(0) 00 0(0) 02 0(2)
24 Spain Javi Moreno Striker 01 0(7) 00 0(0) 00 0(2) 01 0(9)
25 Portugal Ricardo Vaz Tê Striker 00 0(1) 01 0(1) 00 0(0) 01 0(2)
26 England Jon Otsemobor Defender 01 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 01 0(0)
27 England Glen Little Midfielder 00 0(4) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(4)
28= Trinidad and Tobago Ricky Shakes Defender 00 0(0) 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(1)
28= Jamaica Cleveland Taylor Midfielder 00 0(0) 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(1)

Top scorers[edit]

P Player Position PL FAC LC Total
1 England Kevin Nolan Midfielder 10 1 2 13
2= England Kevin Davies Striker 9 0 1 10
2= France Youri Djorkaeff Midfielder 9 0 1 10
2= Denmark Henrik Pedersen Striker 8 0 2 10
5= Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos Midfielder 2 0 2 4
5= France Bruno N'Gotty Defender 3 0 1 4

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Ba was born in Dakar, Senegal, but also qualified to represent France internationally, and made his full international debut for France in January 1997.
  3. ^ Shakes was born in Brixton, England, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana internationally. He won his first cap for Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly game in 2006, and made his full international debut for Guyana in October 2011.
  4. ^ Walters was born in Moreton, England, but also qualified to represent Ireland internationally through his mother, and made his international debut for Ireland at U-21 level in October 2003.
  5. ^ Facey was born in Huddersfield, England, but also qualified to represent Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, and made his full international debut for Grenada in July 2009.
  6. ^ Taylor was born in Leicester, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally, and has played for Jamaica at youth level.
  7. ^ N'Diwa was born in Maquela do Zombo, Angola, but also qualified to represent Sweden internationally, which he did at youth level, as well as the DR Congo and made his full international debut for the DR Congo in January 2004.
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