Date: 22nd September 2009 at 11:09am
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Bolton play West Ham United this evening in the third round of the Carling Cup. Back in the 2005-6 season it seemed like the Hammers were the opposition every week. Five times the two sides met, in the league and both cup competitions.

One of those was in the Carling Cup, at the Reebok, in front of a mere 10,927 fans. Maybe that`s why it had the feel of a pre-season friendly, with the visitors dominating. It was 62 minutes before the home side had an attempt on goal. Two minutes later, they were ahead as Mexican Jared Borgetti headed home Kalilou Fadiga`s cross for the only goal of the game.

So ended a forgettable evening, although Louise Taylor`s report of the match in the following morning`s Guardian provided some unintentional hilarity. In a demonstration of lazy journalism at its most witless she claimed that Alan Pardew`s side were ‘liberally sprinkled with products of Upton Park’s excellent youth-development system`.

There were three players on the pitch who had come via their respective clubs academies. Two of them played for Bolton.


4 Replies to “Bolton 1 West Ham 0”

  • This must be the same Louse Taylor who pretends she’s bringing the inside story of the Newcastle boreathon to the world but actually writes the same stuff as everyone else. Just more often. For an even bigger laugh google Louise loves Roy which brings together her Mills and Boone quotes about – Roy Keane! Apparently he’s kind, glowing, prowling, powerful, always beautifully turned out, cooing, simpering. Alright I made a couple up but it’s good, sickly stuff. No word yet on how she feels about his latest adventures as he sacks Ivan Campo! and takes Ipswich on a steady march towards the long drop.

  • Louse Taylor! Like it. She’s a Sunderland fan which might explain a few things. I’ve posted a couple of Louise-isms on the forum.

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