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A note from the Chairman

27 March 2017

Ken Anderson addresses the club's supporters in his latest column on bwfc.co.uk.

With just seven league games remaining, the confidence being exuded by the team at present is palpable and is down to the hard work by all at the football club over the course of the season so far.
 
As I write this column, we have just picked up our fifth win on the spin – four of which came away from home – with 18 goals scored in that period. 
 
Even on Saturday, in a game which was always going to be a potentially tricky game given Shrewsbury’s league position, we changed our style of play to combat Gary Madine’s withdrawal and ground out a result in the end.
 
The downside to the game however was that we had three enforced substitutions due to injury, two of which look serious. This comes just as we were all hoping that our incredible bad run of luck with injuries might have come to an end. 
 
All of the players have been superb, but of course special praise must be reserved for Filipe Morais who has been a revelation since his arrival in early February.
 
To have eleven assists and two goals in his last six games is nothing short of sensational – almost double the assist tally of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing in Sky Bet League One throughout the month of March.
 
I also noticed that one of our supporters has created a little verse to the tune of “That’s Amore” in honour of Filipe. Therefore, and to follow on from “I Feel Good” when we score, we will be playing that song when Filipe next scores here at Macron Stadium.
 
It would be superb if you could all chant the new lyrics to show our appreciation for his efforts, while I hope you have all appreciated the introduction of “We Will Rock You” before kick-off and the second half as an emphatic anthem.
 
Mark Beevers has also been superb of late, both in defence and in front of goal. It is unheard of for a centre-half to score four goals in five games, but Mark has proven himself a real threat in front of goal and in turn, he became the first Bolton player since Michael Ricketts to score in four consecutive away games. 

He was also named in the Sky Bet League One Team of the Year recently alongside David Wheater, with his efforts being recognised outside of the football club.
 
It is ultimately a team effort, of course, but the exploits of certain individuals will always take the headlines.
 
During this recent period however, we have had – as we have all season long – an incredible backing at each and every game which has undoubtedly made the difference, with you set to back the team in your numbers in our upcoming fixtures.
 
I hope to see as many of you as possible down at Macron Stadium this coming Saturday for our game against Chesterfield as we aim to make it six in a row, with tickets just £5 across the board. To buy, please CLICK HERE or visit Bolton Central.
 
The games are coming thick and fast now though and starting this Saturday, it will be a crucial seven day period with a home game followed by two tough away trips to Southend United and Scunthorpe.
 
With the finish line in sight, I hope to see as many of you as possible as these games as we all look to get behind the team and pull them over the line.
 
We have seven cup finals left to try and get that automatic promotion slot at the first attempt, while our recent results have put the pressure back on Sheffield United and Fleetwood both above and below us in the league table.
 
With your support however, I am hopeful that we will achieve the goal that we set out for ourselves back in August. 
 
The team spirit and camaraderie not only across the playing staff but across the football club behind-the-scenes is clear to see and we are tantalisingly close to achieving our unified dream of returning to the Sky Bet Championship.
 
Right now, we are all prouder than ever to be associated with this great football club and I hope to see all of you sporting your colours in our last seven games. For those of you who are yet to take advantage of our discounted home and away shirts meanwhile, they remain on sale in limited numbers for £19.99 at Bolton Central or www.bwfcdirect.co.uk.
 
We will shortly be announcing details of a competition for local schools and clubs to enter where they can win a full kit for their team, details of which will be announced in due course.
 
Looking ahead to the end of the season, I hope to see many of you there at our special dinner following the Peterborough United game on April 30 – a night which, with any luck, will be one of celebration.
 
For more details on this, please visit www.eticketing.co.uk/bwfc or phone the club’s corporate sales team on 01204 673 761.
 
We also announced details of this year’s pantomime at Macron Stadium which will be Aladdin starring Stu Francis. To book your places for what promises to be a superb event in the run up to Christmas, please CLICK HERE.
 
As always, let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the team.
 
Kind regards,
 
Ken

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