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Updated! Brighton & Hove Albion v Bolton Wanderers: Match thread

Wanderers make the long journey to the south coast on the back of a wretched home defeat. Maybe some time away from the Macron will clear their heads.

Bryn Lennon
Brighton & Hove Albion v. Bolton Wanderers
Location: Amex Stadium
Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Time: 3:00pm GMT, 10:00am EST

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

Brighton & Hove Albion: 1-0-2, 0, 3, 17th

Form: W-L-L

Bolton Wanderers: 0-1-2, -4, 1, 22nd

Form: L-D-W-L


GK: David Stockdale
GK: Adam Bogdan
D: Inigo Calderon RB:Hayden White
D: Gordon Greer
CB: David Wheater
D: Lewis Dunk CB: Matt Mills
D: Joe Bennett LB: Tim Ream
M: Bruno RW: Neil Danns
M: Jake Forster-Caskey CM: Jay Spearing
M: Danny Holla CM: Medo Kamara
M: Joao Carlos Teixeira LW: Chung-Yong Lee
M: Andrew Crofts F: Joe Mason
F: Craig Mackail-Smith F: Craig Davies

Brighton substitutes: Casper Ankergren, Aaron Hughes, Adam Chicksen, Paddy McCourt, Rohan Ince, Kazenga Lualua, Chris O'Grady

Bolton Wanderers substitutes: Andy Lonergan, Dorian Dervite, Darren Pratley, Liam Trotter, Liam Feeney, Jermaine Backford, Oscar Threlkeld

Dougie Freedman is safe.  The Bolton Wanderers manager has the full faith of the board and is not going anywhere.  Phil Gartside has told us that again and again.  All indications are that it is true.  That said, Mr. Freedman definitely does not have the support of the fans.  For that reason, I think this match comes at a good time for the Wanderers.  After three straight poor performances at home in front of a hostile crowd, it might be good for the lads to get far, far away. Who knows, maybe they will shock us all and play well for the first time this season.

Below you will find my preferred formation.  Keep in mind, this is the team I would choose if I made the decisions:

Adam Bogdan

Hayden White Matt Mills David Wheater Oscar Threlkeld

Medo Kamara

Rob Hall Josh Vela Liam Feeney

Joe Mason Craig Davies

That's right.  I would once again go 4-1-3-2.  Away from home.  If we are going to go down, and let's face it, we probably are, let's at least go down in a blaze of glory.  Can you do better?  Show me your lineups and score predictions in the comments!