Bolton suffered their second loss of the season last Sunday, Liverpool the latest beneficiaries of the 'Sky curse'. As usual Bolton floundered under the television cameras, putting in a sub-standard performance and probably our worst of the season.
Liverpool, who were arguably even worse than us, snuck a late victory that moved them out of the relegation zone. If they can't turn the performances around, they'll be back closer to the bottom 3 than they'll be to the top 6 before the end of the season though. Worst Liverpool team, certainly in my lifetime, to come to the Reebok.
About the only team we seem to play well against when we're on telly these days is Tottenham Hotspur, this fixture often results in our best footballing performance of the season, and with that in mind, expectations are perhaps enhanced ahead of tomorrow's 12:45pm kick off.
While Wanderers fans are looking forward to the game, one man who might not be is Gretar Steinsson. It cannot have been comfortable viewing for the Icelandic hard-man, as he watched Gareth Bale give one of the best right-back's in the world the run-around for 90 minutes. Bale has finally come of age- and how times have changed, when you think that just a year ago, the Welshman was the subject of ridicule for his two-year spell without a win in a Spurs shirt.
Another man breaking habits is Kevin Nolan, who rolled back the years with a stunning performance, scoring a hat-trick against Newcastle's fierce rivals Sunderland.
Nobby's performance led to an outbreak of 'where we right to sell him?' questions. It's a difficult one.
When Nolan left Bolton, frankly we fleeced Newcastle. He hadn't had a good game for over two years- and failed to light up St James' in his first six months there either- contributing nothing as Newcastle slumped into the Championship.
But a year in the Championship and a move away from the Reebok may have been best for his career. Back in the goals, Dutch Kev tore the Championship apart and has come back rejuvenated, and looking the player he once was with us.
Good luck to the lad. He gave his all in a Wanderers shirt- and remains the biggest success to come from our academy. An adopted Boltonian for life.
Our own captain Kev had a little situation of his own to contend with. Davies, not happy with the bin collection routine, tweeted about the situation.
But the crisis was averted before Davo had to wade in with wandering elbows. The Bolton Council have their Christmas lights turn-er on-er, SKD has empty bins.
“Thanks everyone at Bolton council and the bin men for sorting the issue out and see you at the light turn-on!” the England international tweeted.
Back on track this weekend hopefully against Spurs. Those of a betting nature, you'd be foolish not to stick a cheeky tenner on the slayer of the binmen himself to score anytime given his fantastic goals return against them.
Side note: For those of you perhaps wondering why I call Kevin Nolan 'Dutch Kev', it stems back from when he was in the form of his life, and couldn't get into the England squad. Rumours broke that he'd turn his back on England and represent Holland due to his ancesters. At the same time, it out of nowhere popped up that his middle-name was infact Jance. It was a story that always tickled me, great player that he was, he wasn't exactly your 'total football' midfielder, and to speak to him, the least Dutch Dutchman in the world!