Bolton boss Freedman touched by ‘fantastic’ Crystal Palace reception

17:58 19 January 2013

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers' manager Dougie Freedman. Photo: EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Dougie Freedman was delighted with the reception he received from the Crystal Palace faithful as his return to Selhurst Park ended in a goaless stalemate.

Freedman caused uproar among Eagles fans when he took the Bolton job back in October but he was greeted with applause when he emerged from the tunnel at the start of today’s match.

The 38-year-old was pleased with his Bolton side’s performance as they shut out promotion-chasing Palace, and delighted to be warmly welcomed back by a club he says he still holds great affection for.

“I thought it was a fantastic reception,” he said.

“I worked for this club for a long, long time. It’s very close to my heart, I can’t sit here and deny that.

“I had some wonderful times and they can never be taken away from me.

“The fans gave me a fantastic reception and it certainly made me very proud.”

He added: “I enjoyed the game. We had a gameplan and we defended very well today.

“I’m very satisfied with today’s performance and very satisfied with the reception I got from the fans.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Emma Thompson opened up about her writing process as part of Bafta’s Screenwriters Lecture Series.

Read more

Michelle Keegan and Lipsy have teamed up for the third time to launch a new AW14 collection.

Read more

Vincent Tan’s recognisable Cardiff jersey over shirt with high trousers was copied by some people out on a stag-do in London.

Read more

Match Reports

Promotions

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

TOP STORIES

Quizzes

Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more
Guess the managers quiz

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
Croatia's Daniel Prajnic, France's Paul Pogba and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo... three hair-raising World Cup stars (Picture: Archant/Getty)

The World Cup is a showcase of fantastic football... and terrible hairstyles. Try this quiz and test your knowledge of the wackiest barnets in Brazil.

Read more
World Cup countries quiz

It's about time you refreshed your brains about the countries competing in Brazil.

Read more

Crystal Palace Transfer

Friday, September 5, 2014
Thibaut Courtois. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The transfer window slammed shut on Monday night but it has been a busy week in the London 24 office.

Read more
Lukas Podolski
Friday, September 5, 2014
Zeki Fryers of Tottenham  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace supporters will have rejoiced with the news that the south London club finally signed a left-back. However, celebrations will have been muted with the arrival of little-known Tottenham defender Ezekiel Fryers.

Read more
Europa League
Thursday, September 4, 2014
James McArthur (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Scotland midfielder James McArthur is looking to put a stressful period behind him as he focuses on the clash with world champions Germany.

Read more
Premier League
Thursday, September 4, 2014
West Ham's Diego Poyet, Tottenham's Kyle Naughton and Arsenal's Francis Coquelin. Pictures: Getty Images

The transfer window has slammed shut and Premier League clubs have finalised their 25-man squads for the season.

Read more
Harry Redknapp