I have a rule about the league table. I don't look at it until after my birthday (November 9). Given that, after yesterday's draw between Bolton and Everton at Goodison Park (heartbreaking to give up such a late equalizer, but a draw at either side of Stanley Park is a good result) I went to Sky Sports website and took a look.
As for my beloved Bolton Wanderers, they find themselves in a lofty position not seen since the days of Sam Allardyce. Sixth in the table with 16 points from 12 matches and a positive goal differential. They are unlikely to remain there, I don't have any delusions of grandeur, and the defense needs to tighten up or a slide down the table could come quickly, but it looks as though a top half finish is not out of the question. Considering the mess Gary Megson left behind, and recent financial news out of the Reebok, a top half finish would be a stunning achievement for Owen Coyle this season.