No, it’s not a knee jerk reaction to yet another defeat. Manny Road has gone all statto. It was greatly amusing to watch Blackpool FC fail so miserably last season, but as the graphic below shows, after twenty games, the Wanderers have an identical number of points.
Perhaps that will give Neil Lennon and his men pause for thought as they continue the long walk from Hull to Charlton for tomorrow night’s game.
Meanwhile, fund raising efforts continue. Bolton Central has taken delivery of its Christmas merchandise. The BWFC sledge goes on sale this week at the very reasonable price of £9.99. “Our fans are used to things that go downhill very quickly,” explained a spokesman.
In the New Year a special series of Strictly Come Dancing will be held in the Platinum Suite at the Macron Stadium. Katie Hopkins is a contestant and the dance floor will have landmines beneath it. Danger increases as the series progresses with a new bomb added for each performance. Simon Cowell is down as a guest star at week four and the audience will be equipped with cattle prods and a munitions map.
By week five, if Katie is still alive she’ll get a new partner. It’s Gary Megson. Tickets are expected to move quickly, but perhaps not as quickly as Gary.
The Valley has previously been a happy hunting ground for the Whites. In 2002 with relegation looming they pulled off a 2-1 victory with Youri Djorkaeff scoring his first goals for the club. The Frenchman also made his mark the following season with a trademark overhead kick.
But there’s no Youri now. There’s just Neil Danns. Try not to cry.
– Richard McCormick