Episode 113 – Trotters trounced

Dougie Freedman

Bolton Wanderers suffered their worst league defeat since 1981-82 on Saturday, when they were thrashed 7-1 by Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Dougie Freedman’s side have only won twice in their last ten games and sit just four points above the Championship relegation zone. With eye watering debts of up to £163.8m also recently revealed, they (needless to say) can’t afford relegation to the third tier. The boys get a fans perspective from Chris Parr, host of ‘The Men In White‘ podcast.

Elsewhere, it’s a different story for an old Bolton assistant manager. Phil Brown’s high flying Southend side beat Chesterfield 3-0 at the weekend to move up to fourth in the League Two table, just one point off the automatic places. With only one defeat in their last fifteen games and Hull City visiting in the FA Cup on Saturday, we get the lowdown on a fantastic season so far from Chris Phillips, Southend United reporter for the Southend Echo.

There’s also big wins for four of the Championship bottom five to discuss, Paul Ince on the brink at Blackpool, referees sending off the wrong players and Accrington Stanley being fined for appointing James Beattie… well, sort of. All that plus Mathew Seage with more on his club Morecambe…

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