Bolton also defeated top division opposition in the form of Everton 3—2 and Aston Villa 1—0 that year. Bolton lost the game to Blackpool 4—3 after gaining a 3—1 lead. In Nat Lofthouse was appointed President of the football club, a position he would hold until his death on 15 January The current badge is a reimagining of one designed in ; this was replaced in by a badge which retained the recognisable initials but controversially exchanged the scroll and rose for blue and red ribbons. The financial situation was somewhat improved as a takeover bid by Dean Holdsworth's Sports Shield was successful. They finished on the same number of points as Everton, whom they faced in the first competitive match at the newly built Reebok Stadium. Requests for affiliated status continue to be received regularly from other places around the world where Wanderers fans find themselves gather together. It was originally known as the Reebok Stadium after long-time team sponsor , Reebok. Lennon was removed from his position for the final few games of the season, replaced by Academy manager Jimmy Phillips.
The financial situation was somewhat improved as a takeover bid by Dean Holdsworth's Sports Shield was successful. Few highs and many lows — [ edit ] While Bolton finished 4th the following season, the next 20 years would prove to be a fallow period. After ending a game winless run, manager Neil Lennon , who had been investigated by the club due to allegations about his personal life, said that the club had "been through hell". On 14 September the board announced that the embargo was over. It has four stands, though the lower tier seating is one continuous bowl. Aaron Wilbraham scored in the 88th minute for Bolton, with other results also going their way, thus allowing them to survive relegation. Former assistant manager Sammy Lee replaced Allardyce as manager, but a poor start to the season saw him replaced by Gary Megson. Bolton also defeated top division opposition in the form of Everton 3—2 and Aston Villa 1—0 that year. The Supporters' Association was formed in , on the initiative of a fan, Peter Entwistle. New manager Phil Parkinson was instrumental in this, working despite an ongoing transfer embargo, emerging youth star Zach Clough being sold, and ownership disputes between Holdsworth and Ken Anderson. Bolton scored two late goals to take the game to extra time, scoring twice more before a late Reading consolation. All of these foreign groups have come on board to become independent, but integral, parts of the official Bolton Wanderers supporters' family. Bolton lost the game to Blackpool 4—3 after gaining a 3—1 lead. Bolton also secured promotion to the second tier for the first time since At the last minute Bolton came to an agreement to pay off the debt, avoiding administration and a points deduction. The re-design has been welcomed by fans who saw the ribbons as a poor choice. Despite a 2—1 win away at Manchester United, becoming the first team since the formation of the Premiership to come from behind and win a league game at Old Trafford ,  they went into a deep slump during the middle of the season and needed a Fredi Bobic hat-trick against Ipswich Town to survive. The sole fatality was Goslin, who had by then risen to the rank of Lieutenant and was killed by shrapnel on the Italian front shortly before Christmas The stadium opened in August ,  as a modern, all-seater stadium with a capacity of around 29, Muamba stayed in a critical condition for several weeks and Coyle was widely praised for the manner in which he represented the club during the period. Bolton's centre-forward, David Jack scored the first ever goal at Wembley Stadium. The club suffered relegation to the Second Division in —64 , and were then relegated again to the Third Division for the first time in their history in — As a result of poor performances leaving them in 16th place, Bolton sacked Coyle on 9 October , replacing him with Crystal Palace 's Dougie Freedman. In its heyday, Burnden Park could hold up to 70, supporters  but this figure was dramatically reduced during the final 20 years of its life. The disaster led to Moelwyn Hughes 's official report, which recommended more rigorous control of crowd sizes.
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