Date: 18th March 2009 at 4:35pm
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Grim times at Bolton. On the face of it things aren`t that bad. The Wanderers lie in 12th position, four points clear of the relegation zone and only five points short of a European place. In addition they are eight points better off than at this stage last season.

Yet there is a mood amongst a growing group of fans that ranges from despondency to rage. The resentment at the appointment of Gary Megson has never gone away and it increased with the Lisbon affair last season.

Added to which, recent performances have hardly been encouraging. The win against Newcastle was scarcely deserved and the victory over West Ham definitely wasn`t. Last Saturday`s miserable defeat to Fulham with the team lacking in every department, including effort, was the final straw for many who had been prepared to give Megson the benefit of the doubt.

No doubt the arguments will continue, but while they do, we`ve decided to gather some suggestions about how the mood of Whites supporters can be improved. Vital Bolton reader Adam Southern has started the ball rolling (no pun intended) with the first three.

Step 1: Appoint Phil Brown, a good manager, man with passion and passion for the club.

Step 2: Buy a bit of land near the Reebok or in that terrible retail park and open a large bar and call it McGinleys, Jay Jays or Lofthouse`s. Make a two tier bar with a big screen and a good atmosphere, just like Liverpool have done with Carragher`s and Newcastle with Shearers Bar.

Step 3: Get five prototypes of next seasons kit and let Bolton fans vote for the one they produce.

We`re definitely with him on the last one. Wearing a strip that appears to have a built in bra is humiliating and whoever decided on an away shirt that is the colour of wee, needs a good slap.

What are your suggestions for lightening the load? Let us know in the comments section, on the forum or by e-mail

If there are enough ideas we`ll put them into an article.


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