Bolton Match Zone

Not Good Enough


Has anyone else just had enough?

This was meant to be the season where we were rewarded for all the rubbish we’ve had to put up over the last decade. Decent football, we were promised goals, and maybe finally some upward movement again.

Admittedly, we’re only six games in, but in a couple of weeks we’ll be approaching 20% of the season being done, and none of that has really happened. We’ve scored very few goals, our star striker has scored a grand total of one or we look almost incapable of creating anything through the middle.

We’ve a key midfield signing over the summer in Brandon Comley who has fallen well short of my expectations so far, how many times today did he give away a simple ball or commit a foul?

Our defence has been a bit better over the last few matches, but as Oldham scored their winner today we looked woefully exposed on the counter, a point would have still been a rubbish result (although probably fair) – but it’d have been better than nothing.

On a bright note, Peter Kioso had a good debut, he assisted our goal, got up and down the pitch and also won a few headers.

But we’ve lost to the bottom team in the Football League. At home. And now they’ve gone above us. It’s early in the season and there’s no point demanding Ian Evatt be sacked yet, or anything like that. But on Tuesday, we go to his former club, Barrow. They too are below us, like Oldham and Grimsby were, and we failed to beat either of them. If we lose that, we’ll almost certainly be 10 points off the top three, which for a team expected to go up, would represent a truly dreadful start.

We need to improve all round. We lost 2-1 by the way, if you hadn’t known.

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