Date: 29th December 2014 at 4:38pm
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Chung Yong Lee has been our best player since the arrival of new manager Neil Lennon, that is according to your votes on our penultimate poll (now taken down).

The resurgence of the Korean magician has been incredible under the guidance and stewardship of the former Celtic manager.

He’ll, unfortunately, be off playing for Korea in the Asia Cup. We presume Lee will be playing in most of (if not all of) their games as he is one of their best players. We also expect Korea to go very far in the competition and since they are one of the favourites to win it is likely that Lee’ll be out the whole month of January.

The former FC Seoul man is our spark. He is the player who can turn a match in our favour, and we’ll need someone else to step up and take his place.

Attackers Mark Davies and Max Clayton are injured to add to this, leaving Eidur Gudjohnsen as our only fit playmaker. I say ‘fit’, although he is 36 years old so he probably won’t be able to feature in all of every match.

You might be wondering- who’s Big Neil got to replace him. Several targets have been linked with a Macron switch, notably Nick Powell and Kris Commons (as previously reported).

They’re very much still on Lennon’s radar and I feel both could make a good impact. There’s no hiding the fact that I’d much prefer one over the other- you can probably guess who (he used to play for Derby and his name is spelt unusually).

Other former Wanderers who have been linked with a return are Chris Eagles and Andre Moritz. I’m almost certain that neither will sign as Eagles seems to be very happy at Blackpool (although it is clear that Lennon rates him) and Moritz isn’t really your typical Lennon player. By the way, I’d like to take this time to give my opinion on the latter. Many have said that Moritz is too much of a luxury and he only really plays well when we’re comfortably ahead. I can understand this viewpoint- we can remember those goals he scored against Reading and Blackburn when we beat both clubs heavily. However, I do think he has it in him to also lead a team to victory and dig deep to keep his team in games. For example when we lost 3-2 Wigan, (Powell scored an awesome goal for the Latics in this match by the way) this was a very tough match and Moritz scored one goal and assisted Bolton’s other with a delightful cross for Neil Danns. When we beat Doncaster 3-0, I feel that Moritz was our best player- he assisted one with an exquisite ball for Joe Mason and scored another- a low drive from outside the box into the corner. Moritz’s wonderful curling cross for Matt Mills to score against Nottingham Forest secured Bolton a late point. One more- do you remember that match against Leicester City when we lost 5-3? Moritz scored twice in that one, too. While I agree that he often looks as though he’s not trying and his heart wasn’t really in it for Bolton (he’s also had a weird career), I think he does deserve some credit for keeping Bolton in matches and actually making a difference.

Having been on a massive digression, I’d like to ask you this articles question. Who woudl you like to replace Chungy while he’s out on international duty, and since he may be moving on permanently- do you think we could possibly replace him?

 

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