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coffey created the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

I've cuttenpasted the chart from futher down.

I'm not looking for the obvious moments just yet, hopefully some of you can chip in with your own obscure memories from Burnden/Bok History.

One stipulation. You had to have been there!

I am now toying with the idea of re-ordering, refining and rewriting these and putting them into a book.

It'll be just like the old days about the old days!


100 - Barry's Disallowed Drill.
99 - Reach for the sky.
98 - Burk on a wire.
97 - You can't leave that Lion there.
96 - Water Mark.
95 - The Lion of Pienna.
94 - Wolves not allowed past their own front doors.
93 - Arsenal lose the plot.
92 - Jonesy's 40 yard tap in.
91 - Remember Remember the 15th of November!
90 - Curly that's not going in?
89 - Jay Jay's Gotcha!
88 - Sneekes, suits and leaves.
87 - Fate Rover.
86 - Can you hear me?
85 - Never say Dai.
84 - Citation Needed.
83 - Thanks for the Smellories.
82 - Benny Cryer.
81 - Electric Blue.
80 - Thirty three and one third ppm.
79 - Ripley, Believe it or Not.
78 - Scarborough Mare.
77 - Pie in the Sky.
76 - Tricky Trev Salutes the Burnden Paddock.
76 - Collywobbles.
74 - Swanswrong.
73 - Oh No! It's Selwyn Froggitt.
72 - Dell Hell.
71 - Care for a rat?
70 - 9 Men, We only need 9 men.
69 - Elmo's Fillip.
68 - Out with the Old...
67 - Full Time Whistle.
66 - JT Wrecks 'em.
65 - Unexpected Item in the bagging area.
64 - Euro Trash.
63 - Rice 'n' Easy does it.
62 - He paints where he wants. LS Lowry he paints where he wants.
61 - Angry Phil set a Burnden Boo Boy trap.
60 - Shot down.
59 - Open For Ours.
42 - Jay Jay's Hammer blow.
41 - What do you expect to see from a Torquay bedroom window?
40. - Enty the dragon.
39 - On the pitch.
25 - Big Sam's Holden back the Tears.
24 - Stop the Cavalry.

20 - Tigers Hit.
19 - I knew Ewood do that!
18 - Ding Dong Do.
17 - Beep! Beep!
16 - Ab Fab!
15 - When he gets the ball....
14 - Not THAT Robbie Savage.
13 - Top O'da Burnden to ya!
12 - Oooh Ahh Super John?
11 - Jones the Dream.
10 - Enjoy Coca Cola.
09 - The day I thwarted Uri Geller.
08 - You spawny ge- I mean you lucky lot!
07 - Brum Glum.
06 -
05 -
04 -
03 -
02 -
01 - A life of misery and frustration.


Number 100. Barry Cowdrill's 'Goal of the Century'.

Bolton v Swindon town in the famous League Cup Clash. Baz takes the ball down on his chest and launches an unstoppable looping volley in to the corner of the Fraser Digby's goal only to see it chalked off because Tony Philliskirk had strayed offside.

Number 99. Climbing the Floodlights.

Barely a game went past without one away fan clambering up the Embankment floodlight. Huddersfield, Port Vale and even Exeter fans all managed to reach the top. Rather you than me mate.

Number 98. The Birdman of Burnden Park.

Play between the Supers and Arsenal briefly interrupted as that bloke who repeatedly tried to kill himself at major sporting events almost comes a cropper at the Lever End. Not quite making it on to the TV cameras and all over in a flash this appearance was up there with his crash landing at the Holyfield v Bowe fight. He's dead now, have a guess how he died.

Nope, he hung himself.

Number 97. FC Copenhagen's Filthy Lion.

In a hands-across-the-water moment Lofty the Lion was joined on the pitch by the FC Copenhagen mascot. Obviously not treated as well as our lion this one looked like it'd had been found in the skip of one of those evil Chinese zoos in Channel 4 documentaries.

Parading around the pitch concerned parents shielded their children from it's attentions in fear of them contracting mange.

Number 96. Gavsgoal.

Rain, rain, rain. So much rain that most games in the NW were called off. Oldham fans travelling to Carlise diverted to Burnden and joined Gillingham fans on the away end to create quite a nice atmosphere for this run-of-the-mill Division 3 clash. Caldwell got two and Tony 'Tone' Cascarino got sent of for them but the highlight was Mark Gavin jinking down the line infront of the Paddock before curling in a peach for the third. The weather, the Oldham fans and Cascarino being a 100% wanker ensured the majority of the 4,867 crowd went home delighted.

The goal was so good it was immortalised in animation on my Tatung Einstein and handed in as my O'lvel Computer Studies project. While being an almost exact facsimilie of the action (in sprtie form) I received a 'U'. Yes kids, you could once fail exams. Crazy eh?

Number 95. Pie in the Sky.

Bolton v Wolves, the true 'Classico'. Lofty the lion performs his body building routine nfront of the travelling Molyneux men. After he round of posing and posturing he applauds the away contingent before turning around to the home fans to mime a laugh. Brummies, not normally known for their sense of humour bombard the feline favourite with a tsunami of Meat and Potato pies.

Lofty never performed this routine again and the stains never came out.

Number 94. WATOAOW.

Another entry for the Black Country cellar dwellers. Thanks to a full scale riot at Scarborough on the opening day of the Division 4 season Wolves fans were banned from attending away fixtures. Usually with little resistance from Plod they managed to infiltrate most grounds causing more trouble than would have happened if they'd just been doused with agricultural chemicals. However trust the GMP to ignore any murders or robberies on 3/10/87 and launch Operation Stop Wolve Fans Travelling to Bolton.

The tactic worked and only about four travelling fans wormed their way into the Burnden seats. They couldn't keep their mouths shut though and were ejected early on when the Paddock started 'We are the One and Only Wanderers!' The monotone chant resounded around Burnden and seemed to fill the Bolton players with a self belief normally never witnessed against the Old Gold.

When John Thomas stroked home a penalty to earn a 1-0 win we knew we were on the way back and that we were THE ONE AND ONLY WANDERERS!

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Right there's a few to get started. Feel free to edit, move and add to the list. Don't go for a number one, putting Frankie Worthy Juggles the ball over...blah blah blah is going to be in the top 10, we know that. Let's try and fill in some blanks before we get to the big uns.

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Never in the history of football have we witnessed the tributes shown to Fabrice Muamba. Culminating at the Reebok on his return to say thankyou. Some twenty odd thousand supporters sing his name over and over and over and the spectacle of the whole of the Nat Lofthouse stand emblazoned with his name in mosaic boards. Breathtaking.

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11. Bolton v Man City League Cup

Bolton just relegated to the old third division. City champions of the First division not long before. A crowd of 42,000 at Burnden Park under the floodlights. A very young RMc is on the Manny Road terrace.

Twenty minutes into the second half, Bolton lead 1-0 but are under the cosh. The ball is cleared and it finds Garry Jones on the half way line. He turns his man and is off toward the opposition goal. Now it's just him and 'keeper Joe Corrigan. There's almost silence.

The big man comes off his line. Jones lobs him. Corrigan gets his finger tips to the ball but not enough to stop it going in the top right corner. Pandemonium.

Bolton go on to win 3-0 with Jones completing his hat trick with a late penalty.

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pthorpe replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

# 1 would have to be a toss up between David Jack's goal in the first ever FA Cup Final at Wembley, or the 1st ever goal in professional football back in 1888.

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dh1985 replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

What a brilliant idea! :)

# 93 Bolton knock holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup (no, not that one).

28th January 2006 - Bolton knock Arsenal out of the cup with a 1-0 victory at The Reebok Stadium. This was back when Arsenal were good too! Gardner's pinpoint cross was headed in by Stelios. How the Gunners' fans must have hated playing against him!

#19 Jussi's double penalty save against Blackburn at Ewood Park

October 22nd 2006 - Leading 1-0 thanks to a Ivan Campo header in the second half, Blackburn's Jason Roberts is felled by Quinton Fortune in the box in the 87th minute. Up steps Benni McCarthy, in a season where he scored 18 Premier League goals, but Jussi dvies to his right to save what was a poor penalty by the South African. Bedlum in the away end as the Bolton fans think they have earned a valuable three points against their local rivals. However, joy turned quickly to dispair when Roberts was again fouled in the box, this time by a combination of Nicky Hunt and Gary Speed in the 90th minute. Roberts grabs the ball himself this time but, in what was almost a carbon copy of McCarthy's penalty three minutes earlier, Jussi again dives to his right to make the save. Que bedlum for a second time in the away end and on the pitch as Kevin Nolan gets sent off for some colourful criticism of the referee's dceison making. Despite the man advantage, no further penalties were awarded and Bolton gained three points which took them third, yes THIRD, in the Premier League.

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Not sure on the placement since this is a relatively newer memory, but my absolute favorite.

25. (Adding the number because coffey's being pushy ;) )
December 12, 2010

Big Sam's first time back at the Reebok as manager of Blackburn. Mavies gets sent off for a second yellow in the 56th minute. Coyle sends on Muamba for Chungy. Less than 10 minutes later, Muamba scores.

87th minute. Blackburn equalize. Pretty much straight from the resulting kick off, we hoof the ball from the back and SKD heads it on for Holden, who ran nearly the entire length of the field, and he fires in the winner in the 88th minute.

What a game. After that weekend we were 6th in the league, just 1 point behind Spurs.
My fondest memory for sure.

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Mystic Michael replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

"THAT" Jay Jay free kick against Villa. Also his after goal celebration when he revealed his vest under his shirt stating "I LOVE JESUS"... Let's not forget the "Lightening strikes twice" at Manure.


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coffey replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

Try and pick a number lads 'n' lasses.

90. Compos Corners.

Paul Comstive was devasting from a deadball. Well he was on New Years Day 1991 at a miserable Burnden Park. The League computer had thrown up the mouth watering holiday game of Bournemouth at home and as the players clogged their way through the mud we expected nothing like we were about to see.

Not once, but TWICE he curled in corners from the Paddock side of the Embankment end watched as a mixture of wind, good luck and shambolic defending saw the ball fly directly into the net.

89. Jay Jay's pen v Spurs.

By Christ this bloke could play. He scored some great goals but did he ever score a more celebrted one?

March 2003 but despite being stuck in the bottom three Wanderers held their own against Spurs and for the majority of the second half took the game to the visitors. Then as the game headed for a draw, in the second minute of injury time Youri Djorkaef was dragged down in the box and the ref pointed to the spot.

The ground held it's breath, hands over mouths, some with hands over their eyes.

Calm as a cucumber up steps Jay-Jay and placed the ball cooly past Casey Keller.

The result lifted the Supers above West Ham with seven games to go and was a vital goal in the club@s successful survival campaign.

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josh8 replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

number 13: Seamus joins the elite....


On a cold January day in 1983 I witnessed something at Burnden Park I'd never seen before or since....Jim (Seamus) McDonagh our legendary goal keeper not only score a goal from a goal kick in a 3-0 drubbing of our six fingered friends Burnley ...but also hit the post in the first half with a similar effort.... A day and match I'll never forget... :)


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dh1985 wrote: #19 Jussi's double penalty save against Blackburn at Ewood Park

October 22nd 2006 - Leading 1-0 thanks to a Ivan Campo header in the second half, Blackburn's Jason Roberts is felled by Quinton Fortune in the box in the 87th minute. Up steps Benni McCarthy, in a season where he scored 18 Premier League goals, but Jussi dvies to his right to save what was a poor penalty by the South African. Bedlum in the away end as the Bolton fans think they have earned a valuable three points against their local rivals. However, joy turned quickly to dispair when Roberts was again fouled in the box, this time by a combination of Nicky Hunt and Gary Speed in the 90th minute. Roberts grabs the ball himself this time but, in what was almost a carbon copy of McCarthy's penalty three minutes earlier, Jussi again dives to his right to make the save. Que bedlum for a second time in the away end and on the pitch as Kevin Nolan gets sent off for some colourful criticism of the referee's dceison making. Despite the man advantage, no further penalties were awarded and Bolton gained three points which took them third, yes THIRD, in the Premier League.


Beat me to it! :woohoo:

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Campo wigs... B)


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No.1 - Sacking Megson

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No.42
JayJay's solo run from the midfield against Westham, holding on to the ball and shoving Joe Cole's challenge to the side before belting a super trademark shot to the top corner. Game ended 1-0. We stayed up and Westham went down. Game still plays in ma head.


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88. Dickie Beau.

Former Wanderers favourite Richard Sneekes returns to the club and walks on to the pitch to make the half-time raffle draw dressed like the man from Del Monte.

Pretty quickly everyone in the ground is shouting 'SUUUUIIITTTT!'

87. Wemberlee, Wemberlee!

Let's be honest the 1980's weren't the best time to be a Superwhite. Liquidation was more of a realistic prospect than Promotion and so the 1985/86 FRT Cup Run came as much needed boost to fan morale. 2= down with minutes left at Stockport the Whites snatched a 2-2 draw, a 1-0 home win against Crewe, followed by a 2-1 home win against Tranmere and a 3-0 away drubbing of Darlington saw Bolton reach the Northern Final where they'd play local rivals Wigan Athletic. We never beat Wigan in those days but a late Tony Caldwell goal in the away fixture gave us a slender lead to take into the home leg.

With Wigan piling on the pressure and the game finely balanced at 1-1 on the night Bolton break clear and the ball finds George Oghani in the box. He dithers, beats one man, slips past another 'Shoot! For 'Effs sake!' and....pow! A 12,000+ crowd swarms on to the pitch and Bolton are at Wembley for the first time since 1958.

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86 - Radio Daze.

I never saw this game but a tape recording of the commentary became required listening during long away journeys. The year is 1977 and Division Two Bolton are away at Division One big boys Everton in the fist leg of the League Cup Semi Final. Everton are leading one-nil when Neil Whatmore scores from a last minute corner. The hairs still stand up on the back of my neck as I recall Radio legend Peter Jones describe the scenes on the away end. 'You'd think they'd won the league cup! The FA Cup! The European Cup! and the World Cup!'

Although a single Bob Latchford goal took the Toffee's to a famously dull final v Villa the sound of the travelling Wanderers fans celebrations is still stuck firmly in my mind.

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josh8 replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

Number 74...

Beating Swansea away and hearing on the Radio that Grimsby had been held to a draw at Stoke meaning we'd been promoted...only for it to turn out a mistake by the radio announcer and Grimsby had indeed won the match...therefor promoted...what a gutter and another example of how football has this knack of giving you a full spectrum of emotions in in the space of 5mins... which is probable why we get hooked..... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


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coffey replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

A quick recap of the memories so far. (Start singing 'Whole lotta Love')

100 - Barry's Disallowed Drill.
99 - Reach for the sky.
98 - Burk on a wire.
97 - You can't leave that Lion there.
96 - Water Mark.
95 - The Lion of Pienna.
94 - Wolves not allowed past their own front doors.
93 - Arsenal lose the plot.
92 - Jonesy's 40 yard tap in.
91 - Remember Remember the 15th of November!
90 - Curly that's not going in?
89 - Jay Jay's Gotcha!
88 - Sneekes, suits and leaves.
87 - Fate Rover.
86 - Can you hear me?
85 - Never say Dai.
84 - Citation Needed.
79 - Ripley, Believe it or Not.
78 - Scarborough Mare.
77 - Pie in the Sky.
76 - Tricky Trev Salutes the Burnden Paddock.
76 - Collywobbles.
74 - Swanswrong.

69 - Elmo's Fillip.
68 -
67 -
66 -
65 -
64 - Euro Trash.
63 -
62 -
61 -
60 - Shot down.

42 - Jay Jay's Hammer blow.

25 - Big Sam's Holden back the Tears.

20 - Tigers Hit.
19 - I knew Ewood do that!
18 -
17 -
16 - Ab Fab!
15 -
14 -
13 - Top O'da Burnden to ya!
12 - Oooh Ahh Super John?
11 - Jones the Dream.

Feel free to add, delete, update and if you can think of better names for the posts please do so. I've left off a couple that were unnumbered if you want to fill in a blank go to it.

I'm quite enjoying this.

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Still think my no.1 can't be beat!

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#69 Tickle Turn Me Elmo

13th November 2010. Elmander's time at Bolton was not a resounding success. I think all parties would agree that. Having said that, at Mollineux on a cold aftermoon in November, the much maligned striker scored an individual goal which Frankie Worthy would have been proud of. Receiving the ball from Stuart Holden, surrounded by no fewer than four Wolves players, he turned the defenders in a space no bigger than 2 square feet before finishing sublimely in the bottom right corner. A master class of close control and technique followed by an unerring finish. Such a moment of brilliance made it look like we truly had a player worth £8.2m. If anything, we got ourselves a bargain! The fact that it had taken over two years to see such a moment, or indeed any moment, meant that Elmander will forever be seen as a flop at Bolton but, whatever his faults (and there were many) he left us with an unforgettable goal.

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20. To Hull and Back.

If you ask casual football fans to name a great come back they'd probably go for United v Bayern or Liverpool's famous 3-3 with AC Milan. Bolton's remarkable Play Off final victory v Reading will come further up the chart but for now here's a classic 'back from the dead' .

Bruce Rioch's Wanderers never knew when they were beaten. Slugging it out with Port Vale for promotion from Division 2 in 1992/93 Bolton went on a run that saw them win 13 out of their last 16 games. There were stumbles along the way though, a 1-1 draw with Mansfield and a 2-1 defeat at Bradford had handed Vale the upper hand in the final dash for the line.

Away at Hull City with Alan Stubbs sent off and 1-0 down it looked that the game was up. Fans saw the whole season slipping through their fingers but just as they'd done in previous games the players kept going. Dean Windass headed past his own goalie and minutes later a David Burke wayward effort fell to who else but Super John McGinlay.

With a deadly finish McGinlay fired home and sent the 4,000 travelling fans mentile.

There was still work to be done. Julian Darby scored the winner at home to Stoke and Preston almost spoiled the party on the final day of the season but like I say this side never knew when it was beaten.

Who knows what would have happened if Vale had pipped us that year? Football's littered with hard luck stories for once it was the Whites who claimed the prize.

This is the first of my two confessions. Serious cards on the table time now. I wasn't at this game.

I'd followed Bolton up and down the country, home and away, pre-season, reserves the lot and yet I never made the short journey along the M62 for one of the biggest games in the clubs recent history.

The reason I wasn't there? My mate Gareth.

He said he'd get the tickets, match and Travel Club but when I called at his house he informed me that he'd not been able to get either. I can still see my face now. I thought he was joking at first but his characteristic shrug made me realise he was telling the awful truth.

The game was a sell out. The Travel Club was full and basically we were goosed.

Instead we made our way into Farnworth. Like those married couple you see who clearly hate each other we sat in The Market only speaking in grunts with him avoiding my glowering face.

Listening to the infreuqent local radio reports the mood took an even bigger dive when with only a few minutes left the Whites still trailed 1-0

'At least we didn't waste our money' Gaz said as he tried to dig himself out of his own grave.

Finishing our pints we decided to chuck it and head back to L/H and went outside to grab a taxi.

Spotting our Wanderers shirts the driver engaged us in conversation.
'Some result that eh?'
'What are you talking about?'
'They won, two goals right at the death....'
'Stop the car!'

Always was forgiven and forgotten as we paid the driver for his 100yrd journey and leapt into the street dancing like maniacs.

I wasn't there but it was still a good night.

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josh8 wrote: Number 74...

Beating Swansea away and hearing on the Radio that Grimsby had been held to a draw at Stoke meaning we'd been promoted...only for it to turn out a mistake by the radio announcer and Grimsby had indeed won the match...therefor promoted...what a gutter and another example of how football has this knack of giving you a full spectrum of emotions in in the space of 5mins... which is probable why we get hooked..... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


What year was this Josh? I'm wracking my brains here. i would google it but I've been Google free for nearly three years now.

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Was that Phil Neals last full season? I remember we tied with Grimsby only to miss out on goal difference... soured further by our 0-0 draw at Burnden earlier in the season where we crushed them for 90 minutes yet couldn't get the ball in the net.

Had we won and gone up though, Bruce Rioch might never have ended up as our boss... and then what would have been? :unsure:

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josh8 wrote: Number 74...

Beating Swansea away and hearing on the Radio that Grimsby had been held to a draw at Stoke meaning we'd been promoted...only for it to turn out a mistake by the radio announcer and Grimsby had indeed won the match...therefor promoted...what a gutter and another example of how football has this knack of giving you a full spectrum of emotions in in the space of 5mins... which is probable why we get hooked..... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


What year was this Josh? I'm wracking my brains here. i would google it but I've been Google free for nearly three years now.


1990/91 season...we ended up in the play-offs losing at Wembley to our biggest rivals at the time and who finished 7pts behind us....Tranmere....


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NUMBER 1

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josh8 wrote: number 13: Seamus joins the elite....


On a cold January day in 1983 I witnessed something at Burnden Park I'd never seen before or since....Jim (Seamus) McDonagh our legendary goal keeper not only score a goal from a goal kick in a 3-0 drubbing of our six fingered friends Burnley ...but also hit the post in the first half with a similar effort.... A day and match I'll never forget... :)

92. Another McDonagh memory.

Ten years before scoring that goal McDonagh was at Burnden Park - playing for the opposition.

In goal for Rotherham United, and with the match petering out to a 1-1 draw, he placed the ball for a goal kick and retreated backward toward the fencing, wasting as much time as possible.

Except the referee hadn't given a goal kick. The ball was still in play.

Garry Jones (him again) realised this and sprinted from about 40 yards out, tapping the ball into the unguarded net for one of the strangest goals seen at the old ground. The Whites won the game 2-1.

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dh1985 replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

#91 Made in Chelsea, yet supporting Bolton

We faced Chelsea on the final day of the 1997/98 season; we needed three points to stand a chance of saving ourselves from relegation at the expense of fellow strugglers Everton, although ultimately a point would have seen us safe. With Everton drawing 1-1 at home Coventry and with Bolton 1-0 to a Gianluca Vialli goal, the whole crowd at Stamford Bridge crowd tried to encourage Wanderers to an equaliser after the opener had been scored, even going so far as to boo their own players when they tackled us. Sadly, it was not to be as Jody Morris scored a goal on the break in the dying minutes to consign us to relegation once again.

#66 They even themselves out over the season. Don't they?

1st September 1997: Bolton v Everton. Bolton were denied victory at the recently opened Reebok Stadium when referee Stephen Lodge failed to spot that Gerry Taggart's looping header had fallen six inches behind the line before it was cleared by defender Terry Phelan. Sadly for us, Mr Lodge, along with his assistants, were the only people in the ground not to see it go in. As we all know, it gets worse: The match ended goalless and two teams ultimately finished level on points at the end of the season. We were relegated on goal difference in 18th place while Everton stayed up in 17th.

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josh8 replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

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josh8 wrote: number 13: Seamus joins the elite....


On a cold January day in 1983 I witnessed something at Burnden Park I'd never seen before or since....Jim (Seamus) McDonagh our legendary goal keeper not only score a goal from a goal kick in a 3-0 drubbing of our six fingered friends Burnley ...but also hit the post in the first half with a similar effort.... A day and match I'll never forget... :)

92. Another McDonagh memory.

Ten years before scoring that goal McDonagh was at Burnden Park - playing for the opposition.

In goal for Rotherham United, and with the match petering out to a 1-1 draw, he placed the ball for a goal kick and retreated backward toward the fencing, wasting as much time as possible.

Except the referee hadn't given a goal kick. The ball was still in play.

Garry Jones (him again) realised this and sprinted from about 40 yards out, tapping the ball into the unguarded net for one of the strangest goals seen at the old ground. The Whites won the game 2-1.


I remember that...and also remember being really dissapointed when we bought him not long after.... just shows how wrong you can be about goalkeepers...he was definitely one of the best keepers I've ever seen.... :silly:


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pd1972 replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

Frightening, how many games I actually remember!!

For me, Dec 30th 89/90 season Third Division,beating Bury 3-1 at home then days later beat Blackpool,2-0 If I remember correctly did we have a player called Martin Pike on loan ? Was Immense at the time.

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Mangler replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

Can this thread be pinned at the top? Got a feeling this will run and run :)

Cracking idea Coffey.

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josh8 replied the topic: The 100 most memorable Bolton moments of all time!

Mangler wrote: Can this thread be pinned at the top? Got a feeling this will run and run :)

Cracking idea Coffey.


Well and truly pinned... same here Coffey...brilliant idea..cheers (we miss those fanzines Coffey...have you ever thought of reviving some of the regular features... ? )


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