We keep losing. We keep blaming it on the fact that we are playing the big six. But after playing so many games against the top teams should we not have expected at least one upset or even a decent fighting attempt?
Arsenal have been beaten by Blackburn and held to a draw by Newcastle, as well as being hammered by Chelsea and United. Tonked us. Could have been 6.
Man Utd drew 1-1 with Stoke. And West Brom were plucky in the opening day against ManU, unlucky to go down 2-1. At least they didn't wimp out of it. Tonked us. Could have been 9.
Chelsea held to 0-0 by Stoke. But also had a fight on their hands to beat battling WBA and Sunderland. Even Norwich put up a good fight against them despite losing 3-1. Tonking us next week.
Liverpool, beaten by Stoke. Almost turned over by Wolves. Tonked us. Could have been 5. At least.
Man City. 2-2 with Fulham. Tonked us. 3-2 but it could have been 12 - 1 to be honest.
And a few League Cup games have proved difficult for the big clubs too.
So why can BWFC never put up a good fight against the big boys? We seem to get hammered every time we play one of them. We never look in with a chance or up for the fight. Look at the way Stoke, Fulham, West Brom, even QPR and Norwich put up heroic performances against the big clubs, even if they come out losing they at least come out fighting and having given everything.
We look at thise games and say "Meh, but it was the big four, we can't expect point off them" ! But it is not just about points, believe it or not. Yes points keep you up but fighting spirit and belief keeps you going. If we could rattle a few of the big cages we could take heart from those games and go into the smaller games with more passion and belief.
Do we just not have the players or the ability to do it or is it something else?
Should Bolton Wanderers fans be expecting bigger and better efforts from the team, even against the top clubs? Stoke and others can do it. Why can't we? Are we not as good as they are? I would be perfectly happy to lose 3-1 against Chelsea as long as my team had played with drive, enthusiasm, passion and determination. As long as Coyle had sent a team out we could believe in instead of one we feel the need to grumble about under our breath at kick off. As long as we go in fighting and come out having given our all. Having had something to shout about. Some near misses. Some great play. Some bad decisions by the ref that cost us. Anything... As long as it's not a roll over and die display.
Life long Wanderer, season ticket holder and avid blogger!
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