We’re pretty much down.
After last night’s 2-0 defeat against Middlesbrough, we’re eight points adrift with five to play, that could be 11 points with a cruel set of results tonight, and with that potential relegation on Saturday, although that is unlikely to happen on that day at least.
Ashley Fletcher scored a first half brace for a Boro side that had lost their previous six matches, and despite form like that nobody was surprised at what transpired last night. Luca Connell got a warm reception when he had to come off late but apart from that the mood of those fans who could be bothered to turn up (and we’re not judging those who didn’t it should be said) was that of apathy with the occasional burst of anger. Sammy Ameobi had a late shot on target but apart from that it was a largely quiet night for Darren Randolph as Bolton lacked any sort of intensity. It probably has just all got too much for them.
Meanwhile, the little things, however trivial they may seem on their own, popped up again last night, that point to a club on it’s knees, as opposed to a normally functioning one. Whether it was the virtually empty football special buses, or the free-flowing Chorley New Road pre and post-match, from the fact last night’s officials had to eat in Subway as the usual food laid on wasn’t there, or the TV concourses showing EastEnders, possibly, although I’ve no hard evidence, because the Sky bill hasn’t been paid. Meanwhile the greasy spiv currently owning the club is quite happy in Dubai.