It seems the PNE's finally dropped: Preston v Bolton 17/11/2017

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It seems the PNE's finally dropped: Preston v Bolton 17/11/2017

Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:54 pm

A couple of days to go before this very important local derby, surely time for a match thread.

It seems the penny has dropped for us as a Championship outfit for sure, with an unbeaten run of five games, including wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich who are expected to be challenging at the top end of the table. The change over the October international break was as dramatic as could be, with an instant impact from the returning Vela and Ameobi, adding to the newly created central midfield of Henry and Henry-inspired Pratley, seeing us going from condemned no-hopers to a reasonable looking team. Gradual improvements came over the next few games, which saw us lose leads three times in a row, before we survived Norwich's early onslaught and showed a much needed mental strength at both ends of the pitch to secure a relatively comfortable victory. This has left us needing the change over this November international break to be as non-existent as possible. It seems we have no new injury worries however, not even to Gary Madine's knuckles or throwing arm.

Preston on the other hand have gone from 6th to 14th in the same period, starting with a draw snatched from the jaws of victory at Fulham after a 96th minute goalkeeping disaster and then four successive defeats, the last two (2-0 at home to Villa, and 3-0 at Ipswich), suggesting confidence levels might have dropped as significantly as their league position. A defence that had conceded six goals in the first eleven games, has conceded thirteen in the last five, not helped by a ridiculous injury list featuring seven defenders. Incredibly for a club on a limited budget the squad actually has twelve defenders in it, the majority experienced at this level, so they can at least put out a defence, but it has clearly affected them. This weekend might come too soon for any of the defenders to return, with two of them, Calum Woods and 6ft 5in left back Josh Earl, touch and go. In some respects it might be interesting to see Earl back, with a 6ft 4.5in Ameobi facing up to a 6ft 5in left back. Surely a height record for a winger/full back match up?? Defence isn't the only issue for PNE, with their sought after striking spearhead Jordan Hugill, suspended, and influential attacking midfielder/forward Sean Maguire out for months with a torn hamstring.

If this game had happened last weekend then momentum would have been completely in our favour and Preston would've been for sure unable to get any of their injured defenders back. These international breaks however have a habit of re-setting winning/losing mentalities so this should be a close game. Over 3000 Wanderers fans will be behind the goal and I predict they will head back down the M61 jubilant after a hard fought 2-1 victory. COYW.

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Re: It seems the PNE's finally dropped: Preston v Bolton 17/11/2017

Post by boltonboris » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:47 pm

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 pm

Bravo on the thread title. 2-0 one way or the other [took a leak in the woods and managed to piss on the dog and then myself. No self-respecting haruspex could possibly interpret that as anything other than a two-niller].
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Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:27 pm

Just a reminder; don't forget it's on Friday night, not Saturday. That said, 3-0 is just as good either one. :wink:
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Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:03 pm

1-0 win. Madine with the knockout blow
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Re: It seems the PNE's finally dropped: Preston v Bolton 17/11/2017

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 am

Last six form, H/A: Bolton 12th (W2 D3 L1 F9 A8), Preston 24th (W0 D2 L4 F8 A15).

Those last six PNE results (in chronological order):
H D 2-2 Sunderland
A D 2-2 Fulham
A L 2-3 Wolves
H L 2-3 Brentford
H L 0-2 Villa
A L 0-3 Ipswich

...so they started off making a fight of it but have lost their way to goal.

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:16 am

I still have chalk from the penalty spot from which SJM despatched the promotion winning penalty in 1993, so have a bit o' that. :)

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:51 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
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I still have chalk from the penalty spot from which SJM despatched the promotion winning penalty in 1993, so have a bit o' that. :)

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Re: It seems the PNE's finally dropped: Preston v Bolton 17/11/2017

Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:04 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:51 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:16 am
I still have chalk from the penalty spot from which SJM despatched the promotion winning penalty in 1993, so have a bit o' that. :)

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Make sure you affirm that in writing witnessed by your solicitor. And then your descendants (or nearest relatives) will be able to show provenance when they present a bag of white stuff on the Antiques Roadshow in 2093. Which coincidentally will be the year we achieve the record number of champions of the Premiership titles. (the letter will also be helpful when transporting the bag across international frontiers :wink: )
The case might be strengthened by photographic evidence here :)

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wa ... d_in_1993/

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:17 pm

Excellent stuff.
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Post by Armchair Wanderer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:39 pm

This one is being beamed into people's living rooms who won't/can't make it out in the cold! :pissed:
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Post by Bijou Bob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:26 pm

Quite fancy going to this now im free. Have we sold out yet??
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Post by TonyDomingos » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Bravo on the thread title. 2-0 one way or the other [took a leak in the woods and managed to piss on the dog and then myself. No self-respecting haruspex could possibly interpret that as anything other than a two-niller].

Soooooo ....... talk us through this one. :shock:
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Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 am

TonyDomingos wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Bravo on the thread title. 2-0 one way or the other [took a leak in the woods and managed to piss on the dog and then myself. No self-respecting haruspex could possibly interpret that as anything other than a two-niller].

Soooooo ....... talk us through this one. :shock:
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Post by Toni_DelijeSever » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:12 am

Great to see the lads on telly tonight, it's been a while. Let's have a win.
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:07 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 am
TonyDomingos wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Bravo on the thread title. 2-0 one way or the other [took a leak in the woods and managed to piss on the dog and then myself. No self-respecting haruspex could possibly interpret that as anything other than a two-niller].

Soooooo ....... talk us through this one. :shock:
Pervert.

Please don't Spotty :vomit:
:lol: It was really quite straightforward. Took dog for a walk... offlead in the woods. Stood on path aiming into trees for emergency leak (torch in pocket as I'm not supermultidextrous) only to find the dog's wandered into the jet stream. In panicked adjustment (out of guilt, trying not to soak the dog) I adjusted aim too severely and managed a dose down left leg.
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Re: It seems the PNE's finally dropped: Preston v Bolton 17/11/2017

Post by boltonboris » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:04 pm

Bijou Bob wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Quite fancy going to this now im free. Have we sold out yet??
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Re: It seems the PNE's finally dropped: Preston v Bolton 17/11/2017

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:54 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:07 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 am
TonyDomingos wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Bravo on the thread title. 2-0 one way or the other [took a leak in the woods and managed to piss on the dog and then myself. No self-respecting haruspex could possibly interpret that as anything other than a two-niller].

Soooooo ....... talk us through this one. :shock:
Pervert.

Please don't Spotty :vomit:
:lol: It was really quite straightforward. Took dog for a walk... offlead in the woods. Stood on path aiming into trees for emergency leak (torch in pocket as I'm not supermultidextrous) only to find the dog's wandered into the jet stream. In panicked adjustment (out of guilt, trying not to soak the dog) I adjusted aim too severely and managed a dose down left leg.
A Definite Two-Niller.
Daft Bugger :lol:

Still think Tony's a pervert though :shock:

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Post by TonyDomingos » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:47 pm

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Post by Prufrock » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:55 pm

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