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Foot in Both Camps: Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers

21 September 2018

Bolton Wanderers take on Ipswich Town this Saturday afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship at Portman Road. With that in mind, take a look back at some of the notable names to have played for both sides.

Keith Branagan

Branagan joined from Millwall in 1992 and went onto make 263 appearances during an eight year stay with the Whites.

In this period, the Republic of Ireland international experienced three promotions with Wanderers.

Most supporters will remember his penalty save in the 1995 Play-off Final against Reading, which resulted in Bruce Rioch’s side gaining promotion to the Premier League.

After his time was up at the University of Bolton Stadium, Branagan saw out his career with Ipswich until 2002, when a shoulder injury forced the goalkeeper into retirement.

Ivan Campo

The former Spanish international midfielder joined Wanderers from European powerhouses Real Madrid on an initial one-year loan in August 2002.

After that campaign, Sam Allardyce signed the experienced anchor man to a three-year permanent deal at the Trotters.

The former Champions League winner went onto spend six great years with the Whites, appearing 194 times in Wanderers colours including the UEFA Cup on numerous occasions.

Following on from his stay in the northwest, Campo transferred to the Tractor Boys in August 2008.

A singular season was spent in Suffolk by Campo, where they finished ninth in the Sky Bet Championship.

Mark Fish

South African international Fish joined in 1997 from Lazio and at the time, became the highest paid player at the club.

Playing in Wanderers’ first season back in the top flight of English football, Fish was a constant fixture in the backline under Colin Todd.

Over 125 appearances later and the man nicknamed “Feesh” became a cult hero until his exit in 2000.

Fish in 2005 then had a loan spell with Ipswich Town, however this loan spell only lasted 45 minutes.

This was due to suffering from a cruciate ligament injury that temporarily forced Fish into an early retirement.

Liam Trotter

The Ipswich born tough tackler joined the Tractor Boys’ youth setup from an early age.

A notable achievement for Trotter is that he was a part of the 2004/05 FA Youth Cup winning side, beating a Southampton side boasting names such as Adam Lallana, Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale.

He made his first team debut in Joe Royle’s last game in charge of the club against Plymouth Argyle, replacing Ian Westlake for the last ten minutes of the clash.

During his four-year stay at the club as a professional, he spent time on loan at Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United and Millwall, before joining the latter permanently in 2010.

In January 2014, Trotter joined Bolton on loan for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

After making this move permanent in May of the same year, Trotter signed a three-year contract.

He scored his first goal as a fully-fledged Whites player against Rotherham United and made over 50 appearances for the Northwest club.

Liam Feeney

After a short loan spell in 2013, the winger re-joined Wanderers on a full transfer from Millwall in May 2014.

In his two years at the club, Feeney went on to make over 70 appearances for the Trotters.

Within this time, Feeney also had an interim spell on loan at Portman Road in March 2016, making his debut against Rotherham United as a second half substitute.

Jonathan Walters

After joining rivals Blackburn Rovers as a youth player, Walters had various clubs clambering for his signature but opted to sign for the Whites in 2001.

He made six first team appearances at Bolton, before joining Hull City in 2004.

When he joined Ipswich Town for the 2007/08 season, Walters took to the league by storm by winning the Player of the Year award in 2008 and top scoring with 13 goals that campaign.

With over 130 bows for the Tractor Boys, Walters left for Stoke City in 2010.

However it wouldn’t be the last time he put on that blue jersey, as he re-joined the club in August 2018 on a loan deal until January 2019.

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Report: Ipswich Town 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

22 September 2018

Ten man Bolton Wanderers fought to claim a deserved point at Portman Road as they held Ipswich Town to a goalless draw on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors played the majority of the game without Marc Wilson after the centre half was shown a straight red for bringing down Kayden Jackson on the edge of the box with ten minutes of the first half remaining.

But a solid defensive display from the Wanderers restricted their hosts to only one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes as they headed back north with a well deserved point.

Team News

For Wanderers’ third game in seven days, manager Phil Parkinson made four changes from the side that lost to Middlesbrough in midweek.

Erhun Oztumer, Marc Wilson, Will Buckley and Craig Noone came into the starting XI at the expense of David Wheater, Mark Beevers, Gary O’Neil and Josh Vela.

Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick wore the captain’s armband.

First Half

A half-chance fell for Wanderers in the fifth minute when they broke forward into the Ipswich penalty box. Jason Lowe’s initial headed effort was blocked and the midfielder’s follow-up volley off Josh Magennis’ knockdown just didn’t do enough to trouble Dean Gerken.

Alnwick was pressed into action for the first time moments later when he charged off his line to gather the ball before Kayden Jackson could latch onto it in the penalty area.

Wanderers won a free-kick over on the left hand side which was taken adeptly by Oztumer but although Magennis got his head to the ball his was flagged for offside.

A dangerous move forward Wanderers involving Grounds and Buckley culminated in a corner for the visitors. From Oztumer’s set-piece the ball fell to Wilson who stabbed wide whilst under pressure.

Some excellent tracking back from Wiliams robbed possession off Jackson whose pace threatened the Wanderers defence.

Hobbs then showed some resilient defensive work when he got in front of Jackson to clear for a corner from Gwion Edwards’ whipped in cross.

The hosts had a free-kick on the edge of the box after Noone had brought down Jackson. Edwards’ direct effort went straight into the arms of Alnwick.

This was a good spell from Ipswich who were starting to get a grasp on the game.

Wanderers suffered a serious blow on 36 minutes when Wilson was shown a straight red after bringing down Jackson on the edge of the box after the striker had shown him a clean pair of heels to charge on goal.

Before the free-kick was taken, Parkinson made a tactical change with Wheater coming on for Oztumer.

Ward’s well taken free kick defelcted off the Wanderers wall at the expense of a free-kick.

A late rally from Wanderers as the half ground to an end saw both Williams and Buckley have shots blocked.

Second Half

The hosts made their first substitution of the game during the break with Tayo Edun coming on for Trevoh Chalobah.

Full back Jonas Knudsen saw his right footed effort deflect for a corner as Ipswich looked to start the second half on the front foot.

Some good play on the edge of the Wanderers box saw the ball fall to Jon Nolan, whose right-footed curling effort cleared Alnwick’s cross bar by some distance.

Wanderers were defending stoically with Alnwick seldom troubled courtesy of the four players in front of him.

Ipswich made a double substitution with Walters and Graham on for Skuse and Graham with 20 minutes of the contest remaining.

The visitors immediately earned a corner after some good play between Magennis and Williams saw Noone’s cross cleared behind.

Former Wanderers youngster Walters only managed to last seven minutes before hobbling off the field after lengthy treatment. Both sides were now down to ten men for the final 12 minutes.

Wanderers then enjoyed their best chance of the game after Olkowski’s cross was knocked down into the path of Wheater by Hobbs with the sub’s blasted volley being deflected for a corner.

Alnwick made a world class save with five minutes remaining to keep out a flicked header from Chambers off Graham’s in swinging free-kick. The Wanderers’ was at full stretch to keep out the effort.

With three minutes of normal time remaining, Wildschutt came on for Buckley as Wanderers looked to get a late winner.

Although Clayton Donaldson came on for Noone during injury time to give Wanderers an extra attacking impetus, the game ended without a goal.

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Ticket Bulletin: Friday 21 September

21 September 2018

Welcome to the ticket update for Friday 21 September. Here you will find all the information you need in a simple-to-read format regarding match tickets for Bolton Wanderers' upcoming fixtures.

Ipswich Town (A)

Saturday 22 September


Open sale

Adults: £25

Over-65s: £22

Under-23s: £15

Unde-19s: £8

Derby County (H)

Saturday 29 September


Open sale

Adults from £28

Over-65s from £22

Under-23s from £22

Under-18s: £12

Under-12s: £10

Stoke City (A)

Tuesday 2 October


Open sale

Adults: £25

Disabled Adults: £19

Over-65s: £19

Under-17s: £15

Under-11s: £12 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Blackburn Rovers (H)

Saturday 6 October


Open sale

Adults: £30

Over-65s: £24

Under-23s: £24

Under-18s: £12

Under-12s: £10 (must be accompanied by an adult)

BWFC Juniors Halloween Party

Thursday 25 October




Free to BWFC Juniors members and junior season ticket holders

Non-members: £5

Adults: £1

*Family Tickets are only available to purchase in the Carr's Pasties North Stand, situated in the North Stand Upper Tier.

Corporate hospitality packages at home games are also available to Bolton Wanderers supporters. For more information email, phone the commercial team on 01204 673761, or buy online HERE.

Tickets and official club travel can be bought online at, in-person at Bolton Central or over the phone on 0844 871 2932 then press option two followed by option one.

Please note, it is a criminal offence to take alcohol onto coaches which are travelling to sporting events as per The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985. Bolton Wanderers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone in possession or under the influence of alcohol. Any alcohol found on the coach will be confiscated.

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