Unusual to be starting with the “big picture” stuff, normally the domain of thunk 5. Relevant here though., because however dispiriting our recent form has been… things could be worse. No, really. I mean, you know that, right? You remember Bassini? Not being able to afford Keith Scott or a Stevenage-era Barry Hayles in Division One? The financial abyss post-Vialli? This? Whatever’s wrong is small potatoes in comparison. And even if one accepts that there are major problems with the team – we’ll get to that – we have owners with a demonstrably sound plan, and a degree of security. And some very talented players, albeit we’re not seeing the best of them at the moment.
Tag: Bolton Wanderers
The game where Lloyd Doyley scored his other goal.
The sides looked miles apart, such was the superiority of Bolton’s intelligence and movement. Watford fought back stirringly early in the second half without looking likely to disturb Bolton’s easy authority.
Bolton were missing most of their first team. Only three of the side which started against Liverpool on Monday were on show, with the increasingly relevant African Nations Cup taking several products of the Bolton youth scheme (sic!) away for a month, while suspensions and apparent injuries forced several other changes. Their substitutes did not have one first team performance between them!
BSAD report: Besides, we’re top of the league. Properly top of the league, not just keeping it warm for Fulham. All the other stuff still matters, of course…but the crap that life throws at you seems to stick less easily when you’ve got a league table to gaze lovingly at.
BSAD report: Today we sing, coz we love our team. They kept out a hard-working bunch of bastards who’d got an inexplicable grudge against us and interrupted our every attempt at complicated passing, which made us look like we either couldn’t get in the game or weren’t trying hard enough to do so.
BSAD report: All teams, including us, will go on a bad run at some stage during the season (as Fulham are demonstrating to a minor extent at the moment). We just have to hope ours won’t last too long, and that it doesn’t happen for a few games yet.
More games from 24th October at https://oldwatford.com/tag/oct24/