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Bolton v Fulham - Match Stats

last updated Friday 10th January 2003, 7:20 PM


Premiership - Bolton v Fulham

15.00 - 11/01/2003

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Head to Head

Bolton (Trotters)

Stadium: Reebok Park

Played 21 - 17th in Prem on 19 pts
Manager: Sam Allardyce
(Oct '99)

Games: 167 - W 41%, D 30%, L 29%
  • Bolton, with one win from nine League and Cup matches and one clean sheet from 17 Premiership outings, lie one point above the bottom three and are vying for their first top flight victory over Fulham in just under 39 years.
  • 1 win in last 9 League and Cup games
  • Won 2 of last 17 Premiership matches
  • Drawn 6 of last 11 in all competitions
  • 3 draws in last 5 top flight encounters
  • Lost 1 of last 5 confrontations
  • 3 defeats in last 7 top division duels
  • Failed to score in 4 of last 8 contests
  • Failed to find the net in 3 of last 5 League clashes
  • 1 clean sheet in last 19
  • Managed 1 clean sheet in last 17 top tier League outings
  • NOT WON IN 3 - 2 Prem, 1 FAC [2 draws,1 defeat]
  • NOT SCORED IN 2 PREMIERSHIP GAMES [207 mins / 3 hrs 27 mins]
  • CLEAN SHEETS: 3 Premiership: 3
  • FAILED TO SCORE: 6 Premiership: 5
  • RED CARDS: 3 Premiership: 2
  • One of two clubs to have kept fewest Premiership clean sheets (3). The other is West Ham.
  • One of four clubs to have drawn most home matches in the top flight (5). The others are Liverpool, Southampton and West Ham.
  • One of two clubs to have conceded most home goals in the top League (16). The other is West Ham.
  • Built the longest sequence of home draws at the highest League level (5).
  • Scored more goals in the first five minutes of Premiership matches than any other club (4).
  • Come back fro being behind on most occasions in top division games (9).
  • Committed 219 fouls in Premiership matches this season. That's fewer than any other club.
  • Bolton are three short of totalling 150 all-time Premier League goals scored.
  • In the FA Cup Bolton must travel to Blackburn, if they beat Sunderland in this week's Third Round Replay after holding the Wearsiders to a 1-1 draw at the Reebok with a below strength side.

    2002/2003 PERFORMANCE
    P W D L GF GA
    All competitions 23 4 8 11 24 39
    All competitions - home 12 2 6 4 14 18
    Premiership 21 4 7 10 23 37
    Premiership - home 10 2 5 3 13 16

    Best Scenario at the end of day - Cannot rise from 17th
  • If Bolton win, will move within 1 point of Fulham.

    Worst Scenario at the end of day - Down 3 to bottom place
  • If Bolton lose, and,
  • Sunderland at home to Blackburn win, and,
  • West Brom at home to Man U win, and,
  • West Ham at home to Newcastle win
  • If selected in the eleven, keeper Jussi JAASKELAINEN will be making his 150th League start for Bolton.
  • If involved, Michael RICKETTS will be making his 200th club appearance.

  • Ricketts - 7, Djorkaeff 4,
  • Also: Okocha 3, Pedersen 3.

  • Last Seasons Top Scorers:
    Ricketts - 15, Nolan - 8, Bobic - 4, Djorkaeff - 4, Wallace - 4.
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Fulham FC - (The Cottagers)

Stadium: The Cottage on Loftus Road

Played 21 - 14th in Prem on 23 points

: Jean Tigana (Jul 2000)

Games 139 W46%, D27%, L27%
  • Fulham have suffered four defeats in their last six League matches, have gained one point from a last possible 12 and have not won on their League travels since October.
  • The Londoners have a four point advantage over the Trotters and are chasing a first 'double' of the season, having beaten Bolton 4-1 in a game of three penalties, which was also Fulham's first League match at their adopted Loftus Road home.
  • The Cottagers have not taken maximum points in a top flight game at Bolton for 41 years.
  • Jean Tigana's team hold the Premiership's worst disciplinary record, with five red cards and 34 yellows from their 21 matches.
  • Should the Cottagers finish level, it would be the 900th draw in their 95 year League history.
  • Fulham's reward for the comprehensive victory over Birmingham last Saturday, is a home tie against Charlton in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
  • 1 win in last 6 League and Cup games
  • Won 1 of last 6 Premiership matches
  • Drawn 3 of last 12 in all competitions
  • 1 draw in last 7 top flight encounters
  • Lost 6 of last 10 confrontations
  • 4 defeats in last 6 top division duels
  • Failed to score in 4 of last 6 contests
  • Failed to find the net in 3 of last 4 League clashes
  • 2 clean sheets in last 7
  • Managed 1 clean sheets in last 7 top tier League outings
  • NOT WON IN 4 PREMIERSHIP MATCHES [1 draw, 3 defeats]
  • GONE 7 AWAY SINCE A WIN - 5 Prem, 1 Uefa, 1 WC [2 draws, 5 losses]
  • CLEAN SHEETS: 12 Premiership: 5
  • FAILED TO SCORE: 11 Premiership: 9
  • RED CARDS: 5 Premiership: 5
  • Last Premiership win was 1-0, home to Leeds on 7 December.
  • Last away win was 0-3 at Dynamo Zagreb in the Uefa Cup Second Round First Leg on 31 October.
  • Last away Premiership win was 2-4 at Southampton on 27 October.
  • One of three clubs to have suffered the longest losing sequence in the top flight (4). The others are Leeds and Liverpool.
  • One of the two clubs whose players have been shown most red cards this season (5). The other is Everton.
  • Hold the weakest disciplinary record in the top League (5 reds, 34 yellows).
  • Conceded six penalties in Premiership matches this season. That's more than any other club.

    2002/2003 PERFORMANCE
    P W D L GF GA
    All competitions 38 15 11 12 50 41
    All competitions - away 18 4 6 8 22 25
    Premiership 21 6 5 10 23 27
    Premiership - away 10 1 3 6 10 17
    Best Scenario at the end of day - Up 1 to 15th
  • If Fulham win,
    Worst Scenario at the end of day - Cannot fall from 16th
  • Even if Fulham lose.
  • If named in the eleven, both Luis BOA MORTE and Sylvain LEGWINSKI will be making their 50th League starts for Fulham.
  • Marlet - 9(4 Lge 5 Euro), Junichi Inamoto 6(2 lge, 4 Euro), Sava 6(5 lge, 1 fac),
  • Also: Sylvain Legwinski 5(3 lge, 2 Euro), Malbranque - 5(2 Lge 3 Euro), Boa Morte - 4(1 Lge 3 Euro), Davis/Hayles/Saha 3, Clark/Stolcers - 2

  • Last Seasons Top Scorers:
    Hayles - 12, Malbranque - 10, Marlet/Saha - 9
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Head to Head

  • Last season's corresponding fixture, the first meeting in the Premiership of the two promoted clubs, was an uneventful goalless draw.
  • Unlike this season's reverse fixture, which produced five goals - three from the penalty spot in Fulham's first Premiership match at their adopted home, Loftus Road. The first two spot kicks came inside the first 11 minutes, with Michael Ricketts scoring Bolton's first goal of the season and Louis Saha equalising. Sylvain Legwinski recorded a double for Fulham as both clubs started a second successive League campaign with a five-goal thriller.
  • Bolton are seeking a third win in five home League meetings with the Cottagers, while Fulham are chasing a second win in three visits to the Reebok.
  • Wanderers' last home win over Fulham in the top flight was nearly 39 years ago, when they won 2-1 in the former First Division on 8 February, 1964.
  • Fulham's last top flight victory at Bolton was 41 years ago, a 2-3 success in the old Division One on 20 September, 1961.
  • The Londoners could complete their first 'double' over Bolton in twenty years, and second since the League fixture was first contested in 1908.
  • Bolton's biggest win in this corresponding fixture was 4-0 on 10 November, 1934 in the old League - Division Two. Fulham's biggest most recent win in a League match at Bolton was 0-3 on 19 October, 1991 in the former Third Division.
  • The last man to be sent off in League fixtures between these clubs was Luis Boa Morte. The Fulham player was shown the red card during the 1-1 Nationwide First Division draw at Craven Cottage on 4 March, 2001.
  • The last player to bag a hat trick in this identical fixture was Graham Leggat. He scored all the goals in Fulham's 0-3 top flight victory on 22 October, 1960.
  • A six pointer between two clubs sitting next to each other immediately above the relegation zone.

    All Bolton Draws Fulham
    Total meetings 61 26 17 18
    Premiership 1 0 0 1
    League+ 57 24 15 18
      All Bolton Draws Fulham
    Total meetings 31 17 8 6
    League 28 15 7 6
    Premiership 0 0 0 0

  • Match report - Bolton v Fulham - Premiership 24 Nov 2001

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Matchday Referee

Alan Wiley - Burntwood
Referee Alan WileyNot only is Alan Wiley a referee, but the 41-year-old also earns his living as a policeman which should endear him to the Premier League crowds.

Making his Premiership debut in the 2000/01 season, Wiley kept a low profile and avoided any controversial decisions. His standing improved during the 2001/02 campaign though, and Wiley took charge of 23 matches, handing out an average of 3.04 yellow cards per game.

Wiley's first taste of power came in 1981 during a match in the Walsall Minor League, but his ascension to top ranking official came via the assistant's route. He became a league linesman in 1991, moving on to the Premiership's list in 1994, before finally becoming a top referee in 1995.

(Ed. Alan Wiley was in charge of the reverse fixture when those three penalties were awarded. He was also the man in the middle for Fulham's 2-0 defeat at Newcastle on 21 December, when he sent off their Cameroon defender Pierre Wome for a challenge on Andy Griffin.

Ref Wiley also officiated at the 4-1 thrashing of Bolton earlier in this season and "looked after us" on 4 occasions last season. In the home game against Liverpool Fulham thought they should have been awarded a penalty two minutes after the interval when Luis Boa Morte went down under a challenge from Xavier. But instead of pointing to the spot, referee Wiley booked the Portuguese international for diving, to the fury of the home fans. At the time it seemed a poor decision as Xavier had been leaning on Boa Morte with his left arm. With the aid of t.v. footage it was clear that a penalty should have been given but Wiley choose to let the decision stand rather than withdraw the caution. )

2002/ 2003
Mr. Wiley's score sheet Average Premiership Referee score sheet
Total Match Avg Total Match
Games 10 9
Fouls 258 25.8 251 27.94
Penalties 2 0.20 2 0.24
Yellows 39 3.90 29 3.25
Reds 1 0.10 2 0.22
Fouls per Yellow 7   9  

Ref Wiley is another ref with the new season resolution to whistle less, -15%, but caution more often +30%. Last season Wileyallowed an average of 10.4 fouls per caution this season it is 6.6!!

Ivan Campo and Kevin Nolan have 5 yellos each while Gudni Bergsson, Per Frandsen, Ricardo Gardner and Youri Djorkaeff are all on 3 cards. Steve Finnan is on 4 cards at the moment

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