After what was a dreadful start to the season having lost 6 games out of the first 7, BWFC have finally won a game again! I previously wrote an article about Bolton Wanderers Misfortune and since then we have played against Arsenal and Chelsea and lost both matches. And to rub salt into the wounds, it was our star man from last season, Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea to score two against Bolton. Ah well, it just goes to show that Owen Coyle does have a good eye for talent.
The main reason why I am writing this post is more of a follow up to my previous post where I alleged that Bolton Wanderers have yet to gel as we are playing with a new half to our team. However, things have changed since the beginning of the season as the 3 goals we scored against Wigan were with 3 of the new signings for this season: Nigel Reo-coker, David N’gog, and Chris Eagles. Other players are also starting to come out of their shell to make up a decent squad including the players we already have.
The game against Wigan was somewhat quite lucky as all three goals were due to mistakes by the Wigan defence which won’t happen very often to many other teams however Bolton aren’t usually a team to punish teams as effectively as they did and that’s a new dimension to BWFC’s game. Players are also feeling rather comfortable on the ball, playing free flowing football which we all love to see. Well, it’s only the second win so far, but it feels good just to have arguably the top 6 out of the way so we can start the season. The next lot of upcoming fixtures look promising in terms of the current positions of those teams: Sunderland and Swansea. It would be good to get 4 to 6 points out of those to lift us away from the relegation zone.
Anyway, let’s not get our hopes up and let’s see what happens.