Archive for April, 2012
As the season end starts to slowly close in, the relegation dogfight becomes more intense and with Wigan getting back to back wins over the last week or so, Bolton need to step up a gear or two and make sure they take make the most of the 2 games they have in hand over the rest of the bottom of the table.
Wigan’s rise out of the bottom 3 hasn’t helped at all – and with our recent defeats against Fulham and Newcastle, things do look very bleak – however, now isn’t the time to lose faith. It is now time for the Whites to bring their ‘A’ game and eventually push QPR into the last relegation spot and put Blackburn under further pressure – after all, we have the better set of fixtures to help us claw back to safety.
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Brian – apologies for publishing your post a little late. Nevertheless, here’s Brian’s thoughts for you all to read!
I was brought up to respect authority. “Keep off the Grass” meant just that. Whilst my friends skipped freely across the forbidden turf, I hovered on the edge, held back by this forelock tugging inclination towards the powers that be. As I grew older, I became a little less respectful but I have never been a rebel. Hence, when, on my journey to the match, the Trans-Pennine road warnings in Huddersfield indicated that both the M62 and my alternative route over Buckstones were closed, my first inclination was to turn back.
I knew from the radio that there was an accident on the motorway and if there was a similar blockage on the A640, there was little point continuing. On the other hand, I wanted to be at the game so I ignored the inner voice telling me to obey the notice. More fool me; even though it proved false, I would have done better to heed the warning. The game I so wanted to see was the most dispirited and dispiriting of a generally miserable season.
Darren Pratley and Gretar Steinsson both passed fitness tests but only the former made the starting eleven. I found Steinsson’s omission puzzling as, from what I saw on the internet last week, Alonso had been the weak link in a good defensive display. I also thought Kevin Davies might have done enough to earn a recall when he came on in that game but Pratley for Klasnic was the only change in the following eleven: Bogdan; Ricketts, Wheater, Ream, Alonso; Reo-Coker, Pratley, Mark Davies; Miyaichi, N’Gog, Petrov.
“It would be very easy to look for a quick fix and sign ready-made players at 31 or 32 who you are guaranteed to get a good two years or 18 months from, but then you are back to square one”, says Owen Coyle speaking to the Bolton News.
“I have never had that way of doing things. My belief has always been in investing transfer fees on younger players. I rarely, if ever, spend money on a player over 24 years of age.
It has been something of a whirlwind for Bolton Wanderers under the control of Owen Coyle; beating the drop in his first season, drawing the plaudits but fading away in the second, and a wretched dog-fight to avoid relegation in the third.
The results and the style of play are always thrust in to the spotlight, but it’s clear that Owen has been keeping himself busy behind the scenes and has spent considerable time implementing his long term plan to revamp the first team squad and club as a whole.
What an absolutely massive result! The Wanderers march on to claim all three points away at Molineux and nudge ourselves one point clear of Blackburn. That’s the first time we’ve recorded 3 consecutive wins since December 2006!
In truth the score line does little to reflect the way the game was played, but does go some way to show the spirit in this Bolton team at the moment.
Wolves could well have put the game to bed in the first half as they enjoyed long periods of dominance and produced a number of crosses into the box. Fortunately for us, Adam Bogdan is in a rich vein of form and continued to build on his impressive performance earlier in the week against Spurs.