Like everyone else who was at the game on Saturday, I am bitterly disappointed in coming away with nothing to show for all the hard work having been in control for long periods of the game.
As the manager has already said, “We have dropped three points today, not one.”
If ever there was a game that we should have won this season, this was it. Despite conceding the first goal from a bad free kick decision, we gradually got back into the game and were, as l have said above, in control of the game for long periods, but unfortunately our defending at times was poor and we conceded three soft goals and missed several gilt-edged chances to have taken the lead.
As they say however, “that’s football!”
We must find a way to ensure we don’t drop points like this and that we maintain our focus and concentration throughout the game if we are to give ourselves any chance of retaining Championship status.
However, that said we now have to move on, dust ourselves down, and show an immediate reaction in our next game at home against Burton Albion on Saturday.
I am pleased to see that nearly 100 of you have already taken up our half season ticket offer and l hope that many more of you will do likewise before the end of the month.
The additional income that this brings to the club will all be used in the forthcoming transfer window and obviously the more cash we can generate, the better our chances are of getting players to come to us and strengthen the squad in January. You can buy your half season ticket by clicking here.
I think we can take it for granted that a number of the teams around us will also be looking to strengthen their squads.
As I have previously stated, we really do need you all to come back and get behind the team particularly next Saturday for what is now a six-pointer against Burton and when l look at the photo below of the 23,000 or so of you who turned out on the last day of last season when we achieved promotion, to have an experience like this again would be fantastic and l know it would help lift the team and drive them on to put a clear gap between us and Burton.
With your vociferous backing from the outset and continuously throughout the match, we will create an intimidating atmosphere for any visiting team.
We are five games unbeaten at Macron Stadium and we are rebuilding our fortress mentality from last season. Teams do not like coming here.
This needs to carry on for the rest of the season and you, your family, your friends and your colleagues can really help the team out by coming along and cheering the players on from start to finish.
Hopefully, next Saturday will bring the turnout and result we so dearly need to help us climb the table to safety.
You can order your tickets for the Burton match in advance by clicking here, by calling Bolton Central on 0844 871 2932 or visiting in person.
The above table shows the Sky Bet Championship table from 12 months ago. In respect of the bottom three now and from 12 months ago at this stage, let’s hope it is a case of history repeating itself!
It’s also intriguing to note where Wolves and Cardiff were then and are now. This has to be our aim going forward and with your constant backing and support I do not see why this won’t be possible.
With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to treat your BWFC loving family and friends by visiting our online store and looking at our range of club merchandise. Please click here to take a look at what’s on offer.
Let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the team.