#ThrowbackThursday: (Acting) Manager: Dougie Freedman

  • October 02, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman celebrates his 100th game in charge of Bolton on Saturday. Ahead of the game, we look back at an admin gaffe that occurred prior to their last meeting.

Following a 4-0 defeat at Fulham on Wednesday night, Wanderers supporters have little faith left in the manager that succeeded Owen Coyle two years ago - although this is hardly fresh news, having bore the brunt of criticism for large spells of his time at Macron Stadium.

Back in February, when Bournemouth made the long trip to what was then known as the Reebok Stadium, a pre-match administrative error listed Freedman as (Acting) Manager on the club's official matchday team sheet.

This was quickly pounced upon by disgruntled fans, who first spotted the error around 45 minutes prior to kick-off. What started as a genuine mistake from the club's media team would later be used as ammo, as the Cherries came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw on their travels.

Cries of 'Freedman Out' echoed around the stadium in the latter stages of the game - something that is almost certain to be repeated when Bournemouth return to the same ground in less than 48 hours.

Whether Freedman can survive this latest round of pressure remains to be seen, but the term '(Acting) Manager' looks set to be one that is brandished around the stadium and social media over the coming days.

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3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
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