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Bolton 0-1 Chelsea 7th Oct Oct

Bolton 0-1 Chelsea

Salomon Kalou celebrates scoring for Chelsea

 Kalou scored with an opportunistic goal for Chelsea Salomon Kalou scored the only goal as Chelsea won in the Premier League for the first time since 25 August.

 It was Chelsea’s first Premier League goal in 460 minutes, Kalou scoring from a tight angle after hesitation between Abdoulaye Meite and Jussi Jaaskelainen.  The Bolton keeper made decent saves from Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda.

Bolton created several chances and Petr Cech denied Kevin Davies, El-Hadji Diouf and Nicolas Anelka, while Stelios Giannakopoulos clipped the crossbar. Boss Sammy Lee went into the fixture having left midfield duo Kevin Nolan and Gary Speed out of the squad.

It was a brave move but the team he did select can perhaps consider themselves unfortunate to lose after taking the match to Chelsea and, in the first half at least, creating numerous openings.

Nonetheless, the result means Bolton have lost three of their four Premier League matches at home and have collected just five points from their nine games to remain anchored in the bottom three.

For Avram Grant, it was his first Premier League victory as Chelsea boss and gives his team back-to-back wins after the Champions League defeat of Valencia in midweek.

Chelsea threatened within a minute, Jaaskelainen saving Kalou’s flicked header, but it was Bolton who stamped their authority over the opening phase of the match.

Danny Guthrie forced Cech into an early save, while the Czech keeper was forced into action again to deny Davies after the stand-in skipper ended a driving run with a low strike.

The visiting team, at the ground where they clinched the Premier League title in 2005, slowly began to assume control of the midfield.

Lampard, back in the side after a thigh injury, made clean contact from 20 yards. Jasskelainen spilled the shot but the ball fell to a Bolton player.

Kalou twice created opportunities for Malouda, first with a brilliant curved pass and then with a header. Malouda wastefully drilled his first strike over the crossbar while Jaaskelainen made an excellent low save from his second effort.

Bolton’s enthusiasm, though, was clear to see and they continued to push forward whenever possible.

Terry, wearing his mask, struggled to contain Davies while Cech saved from Ivan Campo and, after a superb Bolton break, denied Nicolas Anelka.

The home team were made to pay for the moment of hesitation between Meite and Jaaskelainen as they attempted to clear a header into the box.

Kalou seized his chance to steal between the two, resisting an attempt from Meite to wrestle him off the ball before putting Chelsea ahead.

Bolton might have immediately restored parity – and gone into the break on level terms, but Steve Sidwell escaped what appeared to be a handball inside his own area.

Diouf was the next to threaten, climbing to meet a Davies cross but denied by Cech.

Claudio Pizarro replaced the injured Kalou at the break and failed to hit the target with two ambitious strikes, while Joe Cole also missed from distance.

Bolton continued to enjoy their fair share of the play but lacked the penetration they found in the first half.

They had a decent chance when Sidwell was penalised for handball 19 yards from goal but Anelka’s strike cleared the crossbar by some distance.

Substitute Giannakopoulos shaved the crossbar with a header in injury time.

Bolton boss Sammy Lee:
“I was pleased. I don’t want people to misread that but the application of the players was superb.
“I’m pleased with the fact we created a number of chances against Chelsea and played some good football. “It was a very solid team performance. We really pushed Chelsea right to the end. The team spirit was superb.”

Chelsea boss Avram Grant:
“We deserved to win. We created more chances.
“It is not easy against Bolton but three points is what mattered. It was very good for the team after we did not start the season so well.

“We missed many, many players through either injuries or red cards but we dominated the game.”

October 8, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | 1 Comment

Ajax let Chelsea talk to Ten Cate


Henk ten Cate

Ten Cate was assistant at Barcelona before taking over at Ajax

Ajax have given Chelsea the green light to open talks with boss Henk ten Cate about adding the Dutchman to the coaching set-up at Stamford Bridge. Ten Cate is expected to join Chelsea as assistant to Avram Grant, who recently succeeded Jose Mourinho as Blues boss.

“Ajax have reached agreement with the English club about the immediate transfer of Henk ten Cate to Chelsea,” said an Ajax statement.

Ajax expect a deal to be finalised quickly but Chelsea are yet to comment.

The statement from the club continued: “After being approached by Chelsea, Henk ten Cate asked the Ajax management last week for permission to start negotiations with the Premier League side.


“After internal deliberations, Ajax granted permission.”

Ten Cate, 52, was formerly assistant to Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard and helped the Catalan club win the Champions League and Spanish title in 2006.

He took over at Ajax at the start of last season and led the club to joint top in his first campaign, with the club losing out on the title by goal difference.

Ajax did win two domestic cup competitions but Ten Cate has endured a more difficult time during the current campaign.

The club went out of the Champions League in the third qualifying round after being beaten by Slavia Prague and were knocked out of the Uefa Cup by Dinamo Zagreb.

Ten Cate’s last game in charge of the Amsterdam outfit was Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Sparta Rotterdam, when he and some of the club’s hierarchy came in for criticism from some fans.

But Ten Cate defended his Ajax record and said afterwards: “What must I say about that? Under my leadership we have played 41 games, gained 92 points and scored over a hundred goals.”

And with clubs currently having a break from domestic action because of players undertaking international duties, it could mean the appointment is in place in time for Chelsea’s next Premier League game – at Middlesbrough on 20 October.

Steve Clarke was Mourinho’s assistant and Chelsea are thought to want him to remain on the staff, despite Ten Cate’s arrival.

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Halloween movie

Are you fond of watching a Halloween movie as the Halloween season approaches? However, in deciding what is the best Halloween movie ever is quite hard to do. In doing so, you need to come up with some criteria. One of these criteria is determining how scary the Halloween movie is. Through these criteria, you get the chance of sorting out the best Halloween movie of all time.

Let’s go over to some of the best Halloween movies ever created throughout the years that you can still enjoy watching over and over again up to this current time.

The movie the “Jaws” is regarded as one best Halloween movie because of its category as an excellent horror movie. However, some critics regard this movie as a poor Halloween movie because in reality, there are minimal chances of such great shark attacks during the Halloween season unless you are living on a boat.

Another great Halloween movie of all times is the movie of young Jamie Lee Curtis and Mike Myers during the year 1978 when Mike had become a horror legend as well because of the movie. In this Halloween movie, Mike Myers had brutally and emotionlessly stabbed his sister to death at the age of six during the night of Halloween in year 1963. However, in 1978, Mike had escaped from a mental institution and continued his reign of terror in the hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois.

The “Psycho” is also one great Halloween movie where Norman Bates just like Mike Myers had become a horror legend because of this movie. This movie was directed by listed scary movie directors.

With the torture scenes shown in the movie of “Wolf Creek”, these had made it one of the best Halloween movies of times. The scenes in this Hollywood movie are pretty disturbing than that of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Hills” movies.

“Friday the 13th” is one scary Halloween movie for those people who love to go on camping. The thought some scary hockey mask is running after you in the dark really make the movie as best and scary Halloween movie.

Nothing can beat the 1973 Halloween movie of “The Exorcist as it is the scariest movie of all time. If you get to watch this movie up to this time, it would still creep you out.

Some of the Halloween movies included in the list are the “The Shining”, “Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Hostel”, and the “Saw”.

However, to be able to enjoy watching from any of the abovementioned Halloween movie, you need to watch them with friends as you enjoy eating your favorite Halloween recipes.


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Halloween stuff

As you are at work you hear the local radio station playing “monster mash” out of nowhere you blurt out, “It’s Halloween again!” Halloween is a very exciting time for a lot of individuals of all walks of life. Halloween is also the witches New Year that is known as Samhian. Then there are those who actually have a fear of Halloween, this is known as Samhainophobia. Hopefully you do not have Samhainophobia and you will be looking for lots of Halloween stuff.

So what type of Halloween stuff are you looking for? Are you looking for those creepy Halloween settings with that eerie music playing in the background or are you just looking for a costume for your Halloween party? There is millions of different Halloween stuff out there on market today. If you are not sure what type of Halloween stuff you are wanting but you know you need something for Halloween then you can go to a Halloween store without having a list.

Halloween stuff can end up being expensive in the end but it can also be fairly cheap, it all depends on the type of Halloween stuff you will need. When you are looking for Halloween stuff you should always have a budget in your head because it is very easy to go over board with all the Halloween stuff. The main things you need for Halloween is costumes, pumpkins, stuffed black cats, hanging ghosts, and maybe even a coffin.

Halloween stuff comes in many different shapes and sizes; if you do not want to go to a Halloween store then you might just be able to find your Halloween stuff on the Internet. When you are purchasing your Halloween stuff. Just keep in mind that as you are using your credit card to pay for the Halloween stuff on the Internet as with any store you will want to be aware of whom you are purchasing from. If you are purchasing a costume at an online store you should know your exact size and everything because you may not have time to send your costume back.

Halloween comes once a year and before you know it it will be that time again so when Halloween time passes you should take all of your Halloween stuff and put it in a box labeled “Halloween stuff” and put it somewhere that it will not get lost or stolen.


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Vintage halloween

Halloween is the way you would find it spelled in the old days but in the more modern world you will find it spelled “Halloween.” You may know that Halloween is one of those holidays that have been around for centuries now. Can you remember when you were a kid? What is it that you re-call the most during Halloween time? Perhaps you re-call all those haunted houses, black cats and ghosts during Halloween time? Or maybe it is the smells that filled the air? Halloween has progressed through the years and now in this day and time you will find princesses and brides wondering the streets in place of vampires and ghosts.

Vintage Halloween Can Be Hard To Find.
Throughout those years there has been many vintage Halloween items created that are really hard to find. They may have been easy to find when you were a kid but now that you are trying to look for them you may feel like it is impossible to even continue your search for the vintage Halloween items you are looking for. When you do come across those vintage Halloween items you better grab them up quick because you will find those vintage Halloween items to disappear fast. It may not seem it, but there are many people out there that are collecting vintage Halloween items. Collecting these vintage Halloween items really does bring back a lot of childhood memories.

Pay Attention To Where You Buy Your Halloween Stuff From Online.
You will find a lot of vintage Halloween memorabilia online but you just have to take your time to look for it. You can start your search for your favorite vintage Halloween items by going online to a search engine such as Google and typing in “vintage Halloween store.” From here you will see a lot of vintage Halloween stores. When you see all these stores, don’t get too overwhelmed and stop thinking because a lot of places are scams, especially online stores. You should always be aware whom you are giving your credit card information to. Another place you may be able to find Vintage Halloween is at online auctions, before you bid on the vintage Halloween items at an online auction you may have the chance to look at the sellers feed back.

Find Vintage Halloween Stuff At An Antique Shop.
If you browse through antique stores in your area often you may be able to find vintage Halloween stuff there as well. Even when you are not looking for vintage Halloween stuff and you come across it you should buy it because even for you it will bring back those Halloween child hood memories.


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Girl halloween costume

Is the school that your little girl is attending having a Halloween festival? If so chances are your little girl has been bothering you to get her a costume. Perhaps she has been planning on what costume she will be able to wear this Halloween and she has been doing it all year long. When you are shopping for a Halloween costume with your little girl you may be faced with a lot of child hood memories. You may begin to re-call yourself as a little girl standing there starring up at your mother with your big eyes as you are asking for a particular costume, you remember just how exciting it was for you to pick out your very own costume, well now it is your daughters turn.

You will be able to find your little girls Halloween costume in nearly any department store but maybe this year you want to go all out for her because you know if you purchase her Halloween costume at the department store she will be wearing the same thing that many other little girls will be wearing. You may want your daughter to have a unique costume so that you will be able to pick her out in a crowd if she just so happens to get lost.

Halloween costumes come in many different styles If you want your little girl to dress up as an angel then you can easily find one of those costumes but keep in mind there are many different types of angel costumes. Maybe you will let your little girl pick out her own costume for herself and you will be there to hold her hand as she does so.

As you are walking into the Halloween store you will be faced with many different costumes. As you approach the girls Halloween costumes you see that there are a ton to choose from but you should keep in mind that all those costumes have a price tag on them. You do not want your daughter to get attached to something that you will not be able to afford. To stop this from happening you may want to explain to her just how much money she has to purchase a costume, let her know what her limit is. Yes, it is hard to get this through to kids but maybe she will understand. You may also choose five different types of costumes yourself then tell her to pick out of those five.

Halloween is one of the best times of the year for a little girl so when you think of taking your little girl costume shopping you may think of it as more of a blessing instead of a hassle.


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