Bolton Wanderers

Big Sam And The Science Of Screwing Up

Jamie Beck | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It was August that I wrote a blog in support of Sam Allardyce's appointment as England manager. One can never guarantee success (this is the England football team after all) but the hope was that his approach to sports science and man management, coupled with the talent available just might push England to being competitive in a major tournament. This was not the ending that I had in mind.

Big Sam and the Science of Football

Jamie Beck | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

As an academic, we are supposed to acknowledge our biases. Therefore, I should confess to being a Bolton Wanderers supporter of many years standing. This means that Big Sam's and my paths have crossed before, for that I will be eternally grateful. That was a number of years ago now but my analysis of him and what he might do for England is unashamedly positive.

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make a...

Birmingham Avoid Relegation In Dramatic Circumstances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Sport

Birmingham City recovered from 2-0 down to avoid relegation to League One with a stoppage-time equaliser on a dramatic final day of the Championship. ...

Which Is The Best? Rooney's Top 10 Goals (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

He has mastered the lob, the bicycle kick and now the thump. Wayne Rooney's 57.9-yard strike at West Ham on Saturday was the latest addition to the Ma...

5 Of Big Sam's Biggest Upsets

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Sport

Although West Ham’s goalless away draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night was an unlikely result – the Blues had an astonishing 39 shots – it shoul...

Bolton Fans Petition Against QuickQuid Sponsorship

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Sport

Bolton Wanderers fans have launched an online petition against the club's new sponsorship with payday loans company QuickQuid. The online petition ...

Why Is Big Sam Given Such Short Shrift?

Matt Clough | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Sam Allardyce's teams purport a type of football that may not be as pleasing to the eye as that of Barcelona or Arsenal, but it has consistently proven successful, and for the fans of his teams, that's by far the most important thing (how many Arsenal fans wouldn't sacrifice a bit of their trademark passing game in exchange for bringing the title to the Emirates?).

Baby Joy For Fabrice Muamba

PA | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Fabrice Muamba and wife Shauna have revealed they are expecting their second child, less than a year after the former footballer almost died on the pi...

A Timeline Of Muamba's Miraculous Comeback (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Sport

HuffPost UK Sport launched on Thursday 15 March this year, the day after Chelsea's exceptional Champions League comeback against Napoli. If that felt ...

What Might Fabrice Muamba's Extraordinary Year Say About the Health Benefits of Prayer?

Tony Lobl | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Scientific research recognises there is something in play when faith changes consciousness from apprehension to expectancy. Studies have been increasingly noting the impact positive anticipation has on medical outcomes

Irrationality of Managerial Merry-go-round Defies Logic of World's Most Unpredictable League

Matt Dathan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Matt Dathan

The fact that chairmen so consistently lose faith so soon into the season is baffling enough and shows the extent to which they are obsessed with the financial rewards of promotion and the fear of relegation.

GALLERY: Muamba Returns To White Hart Lane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Sport

Fabrice Muamba returned to White Hart Lane for the first time since he suffered a cardiac arrest in March for Tottenham's Europa League tie with Marib...

Millwall Ban 13-Year-Old For Verbally Abusing Sordell

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport

Millwall have banned a 13-year-old supporter for verbally abusing Bolton Wanderers striker Marvin Sordell. Sordell claimed on Twitter that he was r...

Muamba Ties The Knot

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | Home

Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba has enjoyed the wedding day it appeared he would never see after he lay "dead" on a football pitch. The former Bo...

GALLERY: Freedman Quits Palace For Bolton, Here's His Eagles Career In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport

Dougie Freedman has ended his 11-year association with Crystal Palace to become Bolton Wanderers' new manager. Freedman replaces fellow Scot Owen C...

GALLERY: Sacked Coyle's Bolton Managerial Career

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport

Owen Coyle has been sacked by Championship side Bolton Wanderers after the club's dismal start to the Championship season. The Trotters have won ju...

Millwall To Call In Police Over Bolton Players' Racist Allegations

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport

Millwall Football Club has pledged to call in police to investigate claims that four rival players were subjected to racist abuse. Marvin Sordell, ...

Muamba Reveals Autobiography Title

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport

Fabrice Muamba has revealed his autobiography will be titled "I'm Still Standing". Muamba, forced to retire from football after suffering a cardiac...

Muamba Forced To Retire From Football

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport

Fabrice Muamba has announced his retirement from football on medical advice, after suffering a cardiac arrest five month ago. The 24-year-old forme...

Muamba On The Road To Recovery?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Sport

Fabrice Muamba may be on the road to recovery from a cardiac arrest he suffered in March, after he revealed he had joined in a kickabout with fellow p...

PICTURES: Muamba Receives Honorary Doctorate

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Sport

Grateful Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba thanked the doctors who saved his life today as he received a university award in his honour. In ...

Racist Muamba Tweeter Barred From University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The student convicted for inciting racial hatred after posting offensive messages about black footballer Fabrice Muamba has been barred from his unive...

GALLERY: City Win Premier League Thriller In Stoppage Time

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Sport

Manchester City scored two goals in stoppage time to dramatically win the Premier League title from under the noses of neighbours United. Goals fro...

WATCH: Premier League Final Day Preview

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Sport

Manchester City or United? Bolton or QPR? The Premier League will guarantee elation or deflation for the quartet come five o'clock on Sunday. Rarel...