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BWFC: Match Preview...Oh.
How`s everyone enjoying their international break weekend? I can`t say that I sat down to watch England`s game last night; from what I hear about ITV`s lack of respect for a country with a population eight times smaller than Bolton, and the lack of excitement you would expect from an England game, I don`t think I missed much. Apart from eight goals.

It feels like Saturday has been cancelled. Yes, I`m off work. And I haven`t got dressed yet. And I don`t have to go anywhere. But I want to go somewhere…The Reebok! Can we not just cancel International Football? We only have our heart in it once every two years, and every time it`s heartache. At least club football has it`s peaks to combat the troughs. Although saying that, I`m a little scared we may be sliding downhill…

There`s not much Bolton Wanderers news hanging about, which is fairly standard in these frustrating elongated gaps between matches, but rather quite surprising considering that we should be looking for our Mystery Man as detailed in my last post. News on players coming in has come to a standstill. Maybe Dougie is happy with the squad. Maybe it has all gone silent because we`re about to pull off a coup. The only thing I have seen with regards to loans is a rather unlikely one, involving a certain deity and his quicker exit from the club than expected. And to Sheffield Wednesday, still tainted by the stench of Megson, of all club.

I`ll wait to say what I have to say about Kevin Davies leaving Bolton Wanderers until he has left Bolton Wanderers. It`s nothing I want to rush, or something I want to consider until the end of the season. I certainly don`t think he is going to forsake the (even slim) opportunity to lift a (sort-of) trophy for the club he has accepted so deeply into his heart, for a chance to play a couple more games this season, for a club he grew up hating as a child. Not a chance.

It`s a week until our game against Charlton, and for me it cannot come sooner. The Ipswich game probably couldn`t have come at a worse possible time. With the momentum that had been picking up over the last few weeks, if we had played midweek or today, I feel like we could`ve have shook off any disappointment from the defeat and got back to winning ways.

However, the international break is a long enough time to think, think and overthink a defeat again and again. I`m worried that the player`s confidence may have taken a knock, and that because we haven`t had an instant chance to bounce back, we`ll begin to slump. From a fan`s perspective, I certainly feel like our promotion chances have taken a bit of a back-step, so I cannot imagine what the players are thinking.

Seven days until the next biggest game of the season so far. We need to get the promotion push back on with a bang. Lose, and it`s all over…

Writer:AlParklar
Date:Saturday March 23 2013
Time: 4:53PM

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We need to keep in touch for the next four games and we are in with a shout. I think its fair to say that we will be battling with Leicester for 6th spot. And their last 4 games are Bolton, (which is THE must-win of the season) followed by Palace, Watford and finally Notts Forest. If thats not the worst run-in anyone can have, then I don't know what is.
swedebwfc
23/03/2013 18:12:00
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It's better to get a player o nloan just before the Charlton match because we'd be wasting two weeks of it with the International Break.
Muur
23/03/2013 18:24:00
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If them 4 teams who face Leicester are still playing for 2nd spot then they face slipping out of the playoffs altogether. Whether it's us who catches them is another matter.
bwfc75
23/03/2013 18:33:00
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sorry, 3 teams... We're the 4th.
bwfc75
23/03/2013 18:34:00
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The saddest things about the Ipswich game - weak opposition, ripe for taking, easy 3 points on paper in the current run, failing to score is our nemesis / achiles heel, missed closing the gap on Brighton and putting space on those right behind us, lost our momentum. Charlton wont be a pushover anything less than victory will leave us in no mans land, at worst we could slip back to 10th. After those sobering words I should close.
aussie mike
23/03/2013 21:37:00
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I very much would like to see Gav return to the site. I'm saddened to see the situation as it is, and I hope his comments return soon! Come on you two!
Pedro1874
24/03/2013 12:31:00
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Hi guys,Azza told me that a few people had mentioned the presence of my comments were being missed. Having had a look through it is nice that a few of you had missed my ramblings. Ithink with hindsight that the situation was handled badly by myself and would like to apologise toAl. Unfortunately I do tend to get very frustrated when I perceive shortcomings with anything in life and tend to tackle things a little too head on on occasion. Maybe Al and I can build some bridges outside this forum. Anyway that's it and as the great Jerry Springer says "take care of yourselves and each other".
Boltongav
24/03/2013 14:22:00
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Boltongav - sincere greetings, nice to read you are returning, you were missed, all we need now is Fredmadagasker back into the fold, Fred will be starting 2 weeks holiday about now - these poor teachers have it hard ! Put the books down Fred and hit the keyboard.
aussie mike
24/03/2013 16:56:00
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Welcome back Gav !!!!! Really happy that you are back on our site, passion is important so don't apologise for it !
ChicoryCoffee
25/03/2013 09:28:00
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Well done Gav. It takes a big man to do that. Anyway - the target is now probably 72 points, meaning 18 points from our remaining 8 games. Not impossible, but quite unlikely.
robmoss2k
25/03/2013 11:37:00
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