Bolton Wanderers fan says 'Stop saying it can't get worse than it is'
11:00am Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
Bolton Wanderers fan Alan Houghton gives his view on the big match between Wanderers and Yeovil
You could cut the atmosphere with a knife in the Fanzone before the match. I’ve never known it as tense, especially this early in the season. Only a win would do on Saturday. Anything else was unthinkable.
Dougie’s fixes were to bring Hall and Medo in for Pratley and Wheater with Ream dropping back to the central defence. Two of the loan signings made the bench. Yeovil’s bright lime-green luminescent shirts brightened up an otherwise drab afternoon.
The effort was there from the start but the quality was sadly lacking, especially where it matters, in front of goal.
Hall, Ngog and Chungy all had decent chances with which they should have done better. Medo was unlucky as his long-range shot hit the inside of the post and came out. The defence was steady with Bogdan only having one save of note to make in the first half.
Ngog started the second half with another lousy shot wide before being replaced by Beckford, who maintained Bolton’s strikers’ current standards of finishing.
At least Beckford is cool about it as he strokes the ball hopelessly wide.
New loanee Feeney came on for the disinterested Chungy, and injured Tierney was replaced by Zat Knight, who came on to a mixed reception.
Yeovil did not look like scoring until Bogdan let a half-hit shot squirm through his fingers. He must have wanted the ground to swallow him up as the fans started arguments amongst themselves and chants of ‘Gartside out’ rang out.
Bolton threw everything at Yeovil. Medo was unlucky as his header brushed the post. In injury time, Knight turned hero as he used his endless legs to retrieve Feeney’s cross from the North Stand to pull it back for Mills to head against the bar and Baptiste to nod the equaliser.
With all due respect to Yeovil, the unthinkable did happen. A draw was simply not good enough.
Nothing is going to get fixed until we get someone who can score.
Maybe we should chuck our own Zach Clough in the deep end as he couldn’t do any worse than our current strikers.
I’m fed up of everyone saying that it can’t get any worse because each week it is getting worse. Failure is when the time runs out on potential.