I remember a time not too long ago when an unfortunate looking Gary Megson was in the Bolton hot seat and I had a little bit of a hope that we would lose repeatedly to get him out of the job. Too many good results would have meant us keeping the ginger ugly stickee so we needed a bad run to see him finally get the chop. Although at the games I was supporting the Wanderers all the way a tiny part of me was quietly delighted when we threw away a 2-0 lead at home. It meant the pressure was mounting on the man we all loved to hate. Now some Sunderland fans find themselves in a similar predicament with their own manager, Steve Bruce.
On Salut! Sunderland a fan said, "It’s a depressing time and thankfully rare when you are forced to wish defeat on your own team in the pursuit of the greater good. Come on Trotters please give us a good hiding tomorrow so that we can get rid of Mrs Doubtfire. Please. Wanderers! Do us a favour! We can’t go on like this. Please help."
So it would seem that times are hard at Sunderland and hopefully that particular fans sentiment will be echoed by the travelling fans this afternoon. Before the Wigan game was played I was predicting a draw for today but now I am going for a Bolton win and a clean sheet. I may be proved very foolish by 5 pm though. I do feel there is still a lot for Owen Coyle to sort out for us to really start getting consistent results! Prediction: 2-0 to Bolton.
Now I need to get ready and set off!
Life long Wanderer, season ticket holder and avid blogger!
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