Date: 3rd March 2014 at 1:04pm
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Home advantage well and truly counted for something for Bolton at the weekend.

Bolton not only beat Blackburn Rovers at the Reebok on Saturday they battered them as they beat their local rivals 4-0 to ease championship relegation concerns.

Dougie Freedman knows that Blackburn aren’t a pushover so this was a very good result, his only disappointment was that it wasn’t by a greater margin as he is certainly sure it could have been.

The Trotters boss said: ‘Blackburn are a good decent team so don’t be fooled by the result today. There was one little slip from us in the first half but apart from that it was some really good stuff that we played out there.

‘It could have been more but I’ll settle for 4-0.’

Goals for Medo Kamara, Joe Mason, Jay Spearing and Andre Moritz secured Bolton the win over their local rivals.

Freedman was left in little doubt that Bolton deserved the win him dedicating it to the long suffering home fans, who have not had ‘a lot to shout about’ so far this season.

He added: ‘I think we deserved more but I was really pleased with our intent today. I can’t sit here and praise one particular player because everyone played well.

‘I think the fans deserve the credit today, though, because they’ve not had a lot to shout about this season and they pay good money.’

‘Like I said, that was for the fans today.’

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7 Replies to “Freedman: That Was For The Fans”

  • one for the fans my arse, PR for yourself more like, if you want to do the fans a favour check out the exit door.

  • He cant win can he Mike!…………….’I think the fans deserve the credit today, though, because they’ve not had a lot to shout about this season and they pay good money.’…………..What is wrong with that? How is it PR for himself? You must be gutted he has got a couple of results and wont be getting the boot, imagine how gutted you would be if we were doing well/do well next season. It is only a couple of results but lets see if we can continue this form into the end of the season and continue the rebuild in the summer.

  • my apologies moonpig, I admit my opinion of Freedman will not be turned by a couple of good results, nor should it. If you wish to be objective you should review his overall influence on the team across the season. Further continued improvement will influence my opinion, however, we all wait to see how the remainder of this season unfolds. I am always loyal and supportive to my fellow supporters and the club I have followed all my life.

  • Mike i dont think further improvement will change your view, i dont think you will ever waver, remember you said he should have been sacked after taking us from just above the relegation places upto 7th last season.

  • DF may just be a lucky manager. He did it last season at the 11th hour and he may be about to do it again. Agree with Mike it does not make him a good manager. Starting a run for promotion in about March from about 18th is far from ideal. Maybe next season (he will still be in situ, Mike) he may want to start the winning run somewhere around September. Then we can all enjoy a season, not spend most of a year agonising and wringing our hands.

  • It does beg the question, of that was for the fans what have all the other games been for? Maybe we could send them some pictures and a note saying do it for us!

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