Or so the Bolton Evening News will scream today. I don't want to be quite that dramatic, but there do appear to be many problems, particularly in defense. In my (possibly biased) mind, all of these problems can be traced back to Paul Robinson. As I stated in my last entry, Robinson is clearly the worst player in any top flight league in Europe. There is not a single football-related skill he possesses. Worse, his mere presence forces the entire team to shift out of position in a vain attempt to cover up his inadequacies. In the second half of Wanderers' game against Norwich, it reached the point where Zat Knight was just going all the way to the sideline and essentially playing left-back. Unfortunately, this left a huge gap in the middle, which led to both Norwich goals. I don't blame Knight though. Big as he is, it is impossible for one player to cover the entire left side of the field.
Long story short, Owen Coyle needs to drop Paul Robinson. Now. I don't even care who replaces him, anybody would be better, and noone could possibly be worse.