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More Familiar Themes In Another Wanderers Defeat


Bolton Wanderers lost again.

League Two would be easy, they said. Well okay, nobody really said that. But there was a hope that we’d start the season positively, but again we’re all sat here post-match lamenting a loss, a fourth out of a possible four. Again there were familiar themes we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks. Defensively, we were poor.

As soon as that corner for the first goal came about, Bolton FM commentator Derek Clark mentioned that will be a chance for Colchester to get their big men up. From that alone I got the sinking feeling and funnily enough Thomas Eastman stuck his header in the back of the net, and Ricardo Santos may as well have been in Chelmsford given amount of space he left him. The second goal was a good finish, but Billy Crellin was so far off his line it gave Jevani Brown an option to lob him that shouldn’t have been there.

We had chances, and for a lot of the game were probably equal in terms of what both sides created. Some way we even dominated the first half, but I’d like to ask if they had been drinking. The problem is, we’re far, far too soft at the back, while we could barely test Dean Gerken with our chances. Eoin Doyle wasn’t the most anonymous we’ve seen him this season, but we couldn’t get him the ball in the box often enough. Nathan Delfouneso was busy and lively up front, while Jak Hickman delivered some good balls, if fact we looked threatening in both wing back areas. But when you’ve lost 2-0 you can only say so much.

Ultimately, we need results. Or some goals. Or to stop letting in soft goals. At the moment HMS P**s The League has a massive hole in the hull, there’s water gushing in, and the propeller isn’t working properly.

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