I hope that you all enjoyed the Christmas period and hopefully you were able to share it with your friends and families.
Over the recent festive period, it was fantastic to see so many of you in attendance at our Aladdin pantomime in the Premier Suite, with it very much a crowd pleaser with those who watched it.
With that in mind, we are also offering anybody who attended the panto but were unable to attend the Cardiff game and are still in possession of their ticket a free match ticket for our game against Hull City on New Year's Day, on the basis they did not take advantage of the same offer for our last home match.
This offer will cease to be available after the Hull game.
For more information, please CLICK HERE, visit Bolton Central in person or call 0844 871 2932.
There are tickets still available too for our New Year's Eve Family Extravaganza and Gala Ball, details of which can be found on Bolton Whites Hotel's Facebook page HERE.
Elsewhere, it was fantastic to see our staff members' Sweet Caroline video on Christmas Day. It certainly made me proud and very much brought a smile to my face when I first saw it.
2017 was certainly a year for the history books of Bolton Wanderers as the club returned to the second tier of English football at the first time of asking, very much against the odds.
And as we approach the end of the year, the hope is that 2018 will be another memorable one for the football club for all the right reasons.
As a collective, we are under no illusions as to the challenge that lies in front of us over the course of the next 22 league games, but I know that the manager, his players and staff are all up for the fight and with your superb backing, we can achieve our collective ambition of retaining our Sky Bet Championship status.
In our last home game, the team put in one of their most resolute and dogged performances of the campaign to date to not only beat promotion-chasing opposition in the form of Cardiff City, but to also keep a clean sheet which was hugely pleasing.
I am sure that all of you who were in attendance that day will have seen the determination etched on the faces of the players as they ground out a result which will no doubt have made those across the league look up and notice Bolton Wanderers once again.
Only a couple of months ago, people were very much writing us off, but fast forward to the turn of the year and we are well and truly in the mix alongside four or five other sides down in the lower reaches of the league table.
Of course, our Boxing Day defeat to Middlesbrough was a disappointment, but as we have said on numerous occasions, single results do not define a season – it is a marathon and not a sprint and there will be times between now and May where we will pick up points and get the results that our performances deserve.
We however need you, our brilliant supporters, to be right behind both the team and the club as a whole as we fight tooth and nail and give absolutely everything we have got to remain a second-tier outfit come the season’s conclusion.
I have been very pleased with the uptake of half season tickets meanwhile and as you proved once again in our last home game against Cardiff City, your vocal backing can be influential and draw the team towards goal, particularly when we are attacking towards the Carrs Pasties North Stand.
I firmly believe however that we can crank the atmosphere up to another level still, so please encourage everybody you know to get down to Macron Stadium and support the team this term.
We will then be taking a break from our league exploits after Monday's game against Hull City meanwhile as Premier League outfit Huddersfield Town arrive for our Emirates FA Cup third round tie – something which makes gaining results from our next two games even more important with our next Championship game not for almost two weeks.
To book tickets for any of our upcoming fixtures, please CLICK HERE.
Following on from what will undoubtedly be a tough game against Sheffield United this Saturday, we then host Hull City just two days later where we will be coming up against a side who have not enjoyed the most fruitful of campaigns to date and will definitely arrive at Macron Stadium looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack down the bottom of the table.
And with that in mind, we need to make sure that we pull them even closer to the mire with a positive result.
As always, let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the team.