Date: 15th February 2016 at 3:39pm
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Think about what what Bolton Wanderers stand for. Think about our best memories in recent years: defying the odds to reach Europe and cause problems for the likes of Bayern Munich; causing problems for the best teams in the country; even the ‘good days’ of the Owen Coyle era when we had one of the best midfields in the league with the likes of Stuart Holden, Fabrice Muamba, Mark Davies and Chung Yong Lee. We’ve always defied the odds.

At the start of the season we were among the favourites to go down. I laughed at this, among many other fans. I insisted that these ‘experts’ didn’t know enough about the talent we possessed in the forms of Zach Clough, Max Clayton, Josh Vela and our manager Neil Lennon. I thought we’d be challenging for a top half of the table spot.

However, reality quickly struck and we were struggling at the bottom of the table. Financial turmoil then hit and we were left stranded at the foot.

We’re now 31 games into the season. There are 15 games to go. We’ve only got 24 points and we’ve only won 4 games this season for goodness sake.

Recent history has shown though that we can thrive on being the underdogs though. We also all know that Neil Lennon loves a challenge as much as anyone.

There are fighters in our club: just look how passionate the likes of Jay Spearing, Ben Amos and Neil Danns get during games.

I’m not saying we will stay up by any means, but let’s give it a shot.

 

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