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In the wake of Wanderers' 4-1 humiliation at Huddersfield, Rob takes a look back at the worst results he's seen the Whites suffer

The game that saw Freedman finally sacked is among Rob's top five worst Bolton results
The game that saw Freedman finally sacked is among Rob's top five worst Bolton results
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Being ripped apart by a Huddersfield Town side featuring the likes of Wigan reject Emyr Huws and a far from intimidating strikeforce of Ishmael Miller and Harry Bunn represented a low point for Bolton Wanderers.

However, Saturday's result was far from the worst that we Bolton fans have had to endure down the years. Here I give my top five worst results that I can remember in my time following the mighty Wanderers.

1. The match we do not speak of, 17th April 2011

The 5-0 spanking at Wembley at the hands of Stoke City is the single worst moment of my football watching life. It remains the only football match I have ever walked out of early, I've still never seen the goals back - and I doubt I ever will - and I don't want to think about it for longer than the 30 seconds it took me to acknowledge it here. Hearing the fifth goal go in as we walked down Wembley Way will stay with me forever.

2. Fulham 4-0 Bolton, 1st October 2014

The match that got Dougie Freedman sacked is the worst I have ever seen Bolton live, purely because it confirmed how utterly dreadful we had become under the dour Scot. We put zero effort in, the players clearly didn't care and, as a result, we got ripped apart for 90 minutes by Fulham, who could and should have won by more. Worst of all, Fulham had lost seven of their opening eight matches going into this clash, but on the plus side it got Freedman sacked.

3. Stoke City 2-2 Bolton, 13th May 2012

Stoke bloody Stoke. We went to the Potteries needing a big performance, but what we got was a dire, passionless disgrace. Not only were we awful, we also got absolutely robbed by the referee who awarded them a dodgy penalty and allowed a Jon Walters goal after he'd clearly knocked the ball out of Adam Bogdan's hands. Annoyingly, had we won we would have stayed in the Premier League. I hate Jon Walters.

4. Watford 3-0 Bolton, 9th August 2014

As a football fan you go into a season full of hope that this is going to be your year. On this occasion, we knew our season was going to be awful after just one minute, when Dean Moxey began the worst debut of all time with an abysmal backpass into the path of Troy Deeney in the opening seconds. Deeney missed but that set the tone for the rest of the match, and the season, and Watford could have won by five or six. Also, there's a theme here, we didn't score and we weren't playing at home - further proof that we've always been rubbish away.

5. Middlesbrough 4-3 Bolton, 26th March 2006

Shock horror, we scored a goal and not just one, we got three! Unfortunately,the opponents hit four past us, in what was a cracking match. However, for personal reasons this pops into my top five as I was sitting in the home end with my mate who's a Middlesbrough fan.

Wanderers had taken the lead through the legend that was Stelios, only to see Boro race into a 3-1 lead. In truly un-Bolton style we then fought back to 3-3 through man mountain Radhi Jaidi and a Jay-Jay Okocha penalty - which nearly got me kicked out of the ground. Okocha saw his spot kick saved by Mark Schwarzer to the delight of Boro fans around me only to then see Okocha slot away the rebound, and I foolishly kept celebrating after they'd stopped - cue angry north-east men staring at me. However, reverting to the Bolton we all know and love, we went and gifted them a winner through Stuart Parnaby, to the delight of the thousands of Boro fans surrounding me. Painful, but you can watch that classic match back below:

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Those are my top five worst results I've seen Bolton suffer, but other notable mentions include only narrowly beating Macclesfield in the Carling Cup, the 7-1 defeat at Reading which included a post-Bolton hat-trick for Adam Le Fondre, and getting smashed two years in a row at Arsenal.

What are the worst Bolton results you can remember? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.