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AFC Bournemouth v Bolton Wanderers: Lineups and Live Discussion

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Bolton Wanderers are making the long journey south to face AFC Bournemouth in desperate need of a win. Join us to talk about the action as it happens.

Now that's a great view to watch the match.
Now that's a great view to watch the match.
Clive Brunskill

Bolton Wanderers, looking for what would be their second win of the season, take on AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court Stadium. The Trotters are coming off two straight home draws and five unbeaten overall.  The Cherries are coming off two straight away matches, a draw and a loss. It'll be a tough one for the Whites.

Manager Dougie Freedman has faced demands from a large portion of the fan base to play a more attacking lineup, but he clearly has no faith in his back four, who concede goals even when they have three holding midfielders to protect them.  I tend to side with Freedman.  Until the defense is sorted, from tactics to communication to personnel, Bolton are not going to be able to put together a good string of results.  It will be interesting to see how today's 4-4-2 (more or less) fares away from home.

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AFC Bournemouth v. Bolton Wanderers
Location: Goldsands (Dean Court) Stadium, Bournemouth, UK
Date: 2 November, 2013

Time: 8:00 am PST, 11:00 am EST, 3:00 pm GMT

Records (W-D-L, +/-, Points, Place):

Home: 5-2-6, −7, 17, 12th

Form: L-D-W-L-L-D

Away: 1-7-5, −9, 10, 21st

Form: D-D-W-D-D-L

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GK: Lee Camp
GK: Andy Lonergan
D: Simon Francis D: Kevin McNaughton
D: Tommy Elphick
D: Matt Mills
D: Steve Cook D: Tim Ream
D: Charlie Daniels D: Alex Baptiste
M: Ryan Fraser M: Jay Spearing
M: Harry Arter M: Medo Kamara
M:Shaun Macdonald M: Chung-Yong Lee
M: Marc Pugh M: Neil Danns
F: Tokelo Rantie F: David Ngog
F: Lewis Grabban F: Jermaine Beckford

AFC Bournemouth substitutes: , Brett Pitman, Wes Thomas, Andrew Surman, Ryan Allsop, Ian Harte, Miles Addison, Richard Hughes

Bolton Wanderers substitutes: Arran Lee-Barret, Zat KnightChris Eagles, Samni Odelusi, Andy KellettRob Hall, David Wheater