BWFC24′s round up of Premier League Previews for the 2009–2010 season which starts tomorrow, Saturday, August 15, 2009.
Overall, the predictions for The Wanderers is fairly grim, as you might expect. On average Bolton are expected to finish around 13th or 14th. Personally I think BWFC will finish higher than expected, hopefully in the top 10 and may reach the semi-finals in either the FA or Leauge Cup. However, do not be surprised if The Trotters are knocked out of the latter by old rivals Tranmere Rovers when Bolton take a trip to Prenton Park near the end of this month.
Feel free to add your predictions for BWFC in the comments.
Footy Blogs & Websites
“The three defenders he’s brought in this Summer are professional and experienced. Sean Davis is an underrated midfielder who adds to the toughness of the squad.”
“I’m sure Bolton long for the days of Jay Jay Okocha or Youri Djorkaeff. There is no one of that ilk at the moment and I don’t see that changing whilst Megson is in charge. This is partly because he doesn’t put out teams with those sorts of player but also because he doesn’t have the personality to attract them in the first place.”
“The goals of Kevin Davies and an improved season from Johan Elmander will be crucial if The Trotters are again to steer clear of the threat of relegation.”
“I think they’d settle for mid-table but if they don’t see any visible progression then the fans could turn on Megson very easily.”
“Bolton – a team of pure physical brutishness, typified by bullish striker Kevin Davies.”
“…a tough unit who can play with, and beat, anyone on their day or a team that can be rolled over and made to look like relegation certainties.”
“Bolton will struggle to get out of the bottom six all season but should have enough defensive brunt and midfield drive to get the dead ball goals. Won’t be pretty.”
Newspapers & Television
“A solid squad and an uncomplicated game plan should again ensure survival plus a little more for Megson’s team.”
“His squad is made of good, old-fashioned British beef, typified by the close season captures of Paul Robinson and Sean Davis.”