October 26, 2009
It's as if Gary Megson was determined to celebrate his second anniversary as Bolton manager in style. A month ago I was looking at this date as a tipping point: essentially, Megson had a month to prove he had a future at the Reebok. In that time, he's turned around a demoralised squad and an alienated fanbase and has produced not just the results that he's long promised, but also some impressive (and surprising) performances.
October 7, 2009
Is it too much to ask, to just enjoy one week? The team finally has some momentum, after stringing together much-needed (if not impressive) results, which have pushed Bolton firmly into the middle of the pack. Somewhat surprisingly, Megson's team produced a vintage performance against Spurs and then on Tuesday Fabio Capello corrected an egregious oversight in his original squad for the World Cup Qualifier in Kiev, and called up the sparkling Gary Cahill to replace Joleon Lescott. Maybe Bolton's season has turned a corner? Wait, who on Earth is Mark Connelly?
What are we supposed to make of the allegations coming out of Molineux? Jez Moxey, Wolves' chief executive, feels confidant enough about his case to go public with claims that Chris Evans, Bolton assistant and former academy chief at Wolves, tapped-up Irish U-19 International Mark Connelly.