I am Nicolás, a friend of Matias, and the other half of Bwfc_Latam. This week it was my turn to write the column.
This boat named Bolton Wanderers, with its captain Phil Parkinson, seems to have been struggling to find its way since it began a new adventure in the Championship.
Since this voyage has begun, he has already played five games, in which he has only won one game – which was in the cup against a lower league team. We have had two draws that left more doubts than certainties and two defeats. The first was in the first game against Leeds. We knew it would be a difficult game, but the team kept kept us in the game, making us hope we could get something out of it and showed us that this season can give fight. However, the last meeting where we were defeated by Derby County 2-1, left us very worried, especially for the lack of a clear game plan.
In my opinion, it is too early to ask for Parkinson’s resignation and it would be an unwise decision. Although I think it is right that he rethink the style of play he wants to impose on the team. Although in the transfer market Bolton have been limited in their search of players, he has enough equipment to realise a good season and I believe it could even be good enough to make the playoffs.
As the season progresses, we will be able to know if the boat (team) can find its way or end up lost in the murky waters at the bottom of the table.
By Nicolàs (@Bwfc_Latam)