Shame about the result. Bolton lost, yes, but they did present themselves in an admirable manner, particularly in the last 30 minutes.
And no, I do not know what the hell Jussi Jaaskelainen was doing on the Silva goal. Sometimes a goalkeeper, no matter how reliable, just has a howler. Normally I don't talk about fashion on the blog, but the new home keeper's shirt is just atrocious. Hot pink? What is this, a Poison concert in 1987?
For me, the most impressive performance was that of Martin Petrov. That was why we signed him. When he is fit and on form, he is still one of the best wingers in the league. Now, he is not going to be that good, especially for 90 minutes, in all 38 league matches this season. But if he can keep putting in those types of crosses fairly consistently, he is going to create a lot of goals for us. His accuracy of passing, combined with Ivan Klasnic's finishing skills, will create a lot of goals for Bolton Wanderers this season.
Next is a Carling Cup match with Macclesfield, followed by a visit to "high-flying" Liverpool. Given the lack of squad depth at Bolton, it will be interesting to see if Owen Coyle presents an opportunity to some of our really young players Wednesday, or mostly sticks to the first team.