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A note from the Chairman

3 March 2017

As taken from his programme notes in this weekend's edition of Wanderers' matchday magazine, Ken Anderson address the club's supporters

Around the ground after the 1-1 draw against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday evening, there was a feeling of frustration evident, one emphasised by the manager when he spoke to the press following the game.
 
It was certainly a testing fixture for the team and having gotten ourselves into a strong position, we all hoped that the players would be able to push on and put the result beyond doubt, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be against dogged opposition, whose recent results against all the top teams have been very good. 
 
Fortunately with results elsewhere falling in our favour, it could ultimately prove to be a priceless point come the end of the season and everybody at the club needs to look forward to our upcoming fixtures and not dwell on Tuesday’s match. I also believe that on reflection, it was more a case of one point gained as opposed to two dropped.
 
Everyone at the club is aware, that we mustn't slip up now and let all the hard work and results over the last seven months come to nothing and all the players and coaching and support staff are totally focused on getting the results we need to get us over the line in the next couple of months. 
 
Your continued support will play a big part in helping us achieve our target of promotion this season, so please continue to give the team your continued support and get as many of your friends and colleagues to the matches as possible. 
 
It was disappointing to see Jay Spearing’s evening cut short on Tuesday. We do not know the extent of his injury at the time of writing, but regardless of the outcome of his appointment with a specialist which takes place today, we hope that he is back out on the field as soon as possible.
 
Our ladies sides meanwhile have been impressing across the board in their various age groups throughout the season as a whole, while their senior side are within touching distance of silverware.
 
The hard work that has gone into their exploits during the current campaign cannot be underestimated and that also extends to the staff who have worked with all the girls to get them to where they are now.
 
I was delighted with the announcement last week regarding our International Football Programme and their impending trip to the United States for a junior football tournament.
 
Whilst there, they will be representing the football club under the stewardship of Danny Clarke, Head Coach of BWIFP, and I look forward to hearing of their successes over in America.
 
I know that many of you have taken us up on our various offers and I am hopeful that will continue and include our Final Five ticket incentive which starts at tomorrow’s game against AFC Wimbledon and also our discounted prices on replica home and away shirts. 
 
Indeed, the sales last week were the best since Christmas and this particular offer will close and revert back to its original pricing on Monday, so I encourage all of you to get kitted out before then either in person at Bolton Central or online at www.bwfcdirect.co.uk and wear your colours with pride.

You may have also noticed that we brought back the "I Feel Good" song after we scored in midweek. We feel it adds to the atmosphere which will ultimately support the players as we head towards our crucial final run in.
 
We have also introduced “We Will Rock You” prior to games and I hope that this will add some extra bite to the cauldron of noise that you can all create.
 
Let's hope we will be hearing it plenty of times between now and our final game against Peterborough.
 
Enjoy the game tomorrow – as usual, let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the team.
 
Kind regards,
 
Ken Anderson
 

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