Do we need to freshen up our club?
I’ve spent much of the last two nights following launches. Recently launched were the new Jaguar XE and the new iPhones. Me being a Bolton fan, I’ve been thinking about what the last properly exciting new ‘thing’ at Bolton was.
Yeah, our stadium was renamed and there is a new sponsorship deal. That’s fine and I’m glad to have Macron on board. However, after all that it’s still the same stadium, we still have the same players, manager and board of directors. We bring in ‘new’ players (who pretty much all spent a lot of last season at Bolton).
Even now when we’re linked with new signings they’re all players that we’ve previously shown interest in. Owen Garvan is looking like signing for Bolton for probably the 8th time in the last year.
Even when we’ve brought in new managers our ethos as a club hasn’t changed much. It took several regimes for us to move on from Sam Allardyce’s style of football to a prettier albeit less successful style.
This was a change that a lot of fans wanted to make. We were taking our Premier League status for granted and just thought if we passed the ball on the floor we’d end up in the top four. Now we all yearn for Big Sam to return. (Yes I’m very good at rhyming)
Sure, we’re not happy as fans. We’re in a terrible position for a team like ours. We’ve got under-performing players and non-playing staff.
However, we need to ask ourselves something. Will trying to shake it all up help? Maybe- but not necessarily. We could end up being even worse.
As I say maybe we don’t need to get rid of Phil Gartside, Dougie and co. Although, it may help us we need to understand that it ain’t happening.
I also know that while we’re not going to sit and do nothing, hoping that results will somehow miraculously come I think we need to accept that our squad is good enough to compete in this league.
It’s about tapping into unused potential and quality. There are obvious small changes that should be made- like taking Darren Pratley out of the team. However that doesn’t mean we need a completely new team and identity.
Anyway, that’s enough from me.
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