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Who R Ya - Bolton Wanderers

Vital QPR takes a look at this Saturday's opponents Bolton Wanderers

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1874

Nickname: The Trotters, The Whites

Ground: Reebok Stadium (28,101)

Manager : Owen Coyle

Selected Honours


Second Division/ First Division: Winners 1908-09, 1977-78, 1996-97. Runners up 1899-1900, 1904-05, 1910-11, 1934-35

Third Division/ Second Division: Winners 1972-73. Runners up: 1992-93

FA Cup: Winners: 1923, 1926, 1929, 1958. Runners up: 1894, 1904, 1953

Club Records


Record Attendance: 69,912 v Manchester City on 18 Feb 1933 (FA Cup)

Record victory: 13 - 0 v Sheffield United on 1 Feb 1890

Record defeat: 1-9 v Preston on 10 Dec 1887 (FA Cup)

Record Buy: 8,200,000 to Bolton for Johan Elmander

Record Sale: 15,000,000 from Chelsea for Nicolas Anelka

Record Appearances: 578 - Eddie Hopkinson

Record Goals: 285 - Nat Lofthouse

Squad

Goalkeepers:

Adam Bogdan
Rob Lainton

Jussi Jaaskelainen

Defenders:

Gretar Steinsson
Paul Robinson
Gary Cahill
Zat Knight
Tyrone Mears
Samuel Ricketts
Marcus Alonso
David Wheater

Midfielders:

Fabrice Muamba
Chris Eagles
Stuart Holden
Martin Petrov
Ricardo Gardener
Mark Davies
Nigel Reo-Coker
Darren Pratley
Sean Davis
Chung-Yong Lee

Strikers:

Kevin Davies
Ivan Klasnic
Robbie Blake
Temitope Obadeyi
Tom Eaves

Key Player:

Kevin Davies: A fans favourite at the Reebok for many years now, big Kevin Davies has led the line heroically for the Trotters. The powerful centre forward only scored 8 goals last season but brings much more to side than what his goal tally suggests. Davies` ability to bring his teammates into play is second to none, which will provide a stern test for the Rangers defence. Davies plays with his back to goal and uses his physicality to hold up the ball and create openings for the Bolton attack. In 2010, Davies at the age of 33 earned his first England cap against Montenegro. In my opinion, Davies has been unlucky not to have been called up to the national side more often with players such as Carlton Cole and Emile Heskey being selected ahead of the Bolton talisman. Davies has made 637 career appearances, scoring 130 goals.

Last Five Fixtures

Loss: 0-1 v Levante (h)

Win: 3-0 v Hereford United (a)
Win: 3-1 v Newport County (a)
Win: 2-0 v Bury (a)
Win: 4-1 v Bradford City (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

QPR 1-1 v Bolton on 3 Feb 01
Bolton 3-1 v QPR on 31 Oct 00
QPR 0-1 Bolton on 15 Jan 00
Bolton 2-1 QPR on 14 Aug 99
Bolton 2-1 QPR on 13 Mar 99




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Date:Thursday August 11 2011

Time: 5:41PM

 

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