Date: 8th May 2010 at 2:21am
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A last big hurrah before we can all concentrate on the World Cup. Or a snooze fest after a nice Sunday Lunch.

Vital Quotes:

Alex McLeish is a personal friend of mine‘. Everybody is St Owen Coyle’s friend, except maybe Barry Kilby and the population of North Dingleshire.

We’ve got a fair few fans going up there which is brilliant and it should be a carnival atmosphere with the fancy dress‘ Someone should tell Alex McLeish that Bolton will probably be wearing next seasons kit, not this years comedy effort.

Bolton Team News:

Stuart Holden will definitely feature for some of the game. New dad Gretar Steinsson may be missing as he has been ‘off in training over the last few weeks but played the games’. Due no doubt to getting Miss Iceland 2007 in the club.

Player to watch: Kidneys/The Misfiring Swede

Both will be playing what will probably turn out to be their last game for the Wanderers. Bank on one to score. No, the other one.

Birmingham Team News:

Ickle Stephen Carr has served a one match ban and is available. Kevin Phillips will not be risked in case scoring a goal interferes with him drawing his pension.

Player to watch: Choo-Choo Benitez

The fastest train since Ivor the Engine discovered Jones the Steam thought about him THAT way. Has only scored three goals this year.

Match Facts & Stats

Depending on results, Bolton could still finish 17th. If that happens, expect a little ginger hobgoblin to poke his head out and laugh manically.

Ref Watch:

Kevin Friend hasn’t taken charge of a Bolton game in this, his first season in the Premier League. Produced three reds earlier in the season when Portsmouth and Sunderland threw their handbags at each other.

Match Prediction:

2-0. I’ve passed over so much wedge on 2-0 this season for no return, Ladbrokes are thinking of naming a shop after me.

Next Fixtures:

June 12 v USA. Don’t expect any English Bolton players to be involved.


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