Gary Megson has not been enjoying his time at the helm of the Bolton Wanderers that much and has picked up on the vibe that not many fans appreciate him. While he was a peculiar choice for the team, there is hope throughout the club that he can stun the fans and bring Bolton into Premier League relevancy. Will that actually happen?
After inheriting a quickly aging squad Megson has led the team to relative safety. There are at least a half dozen larger clubs stuck in divisions alone but Megson still wants to take the team further. He made some very sensible purchases by acquiring Paul Robinson, Zat Knight, Sean Davis, and Sam Ricketts. With those additions and some good luck it is not unthinkable for Bolton to be able to finish within the top 10 of the Premier League. And if they do, the fans would have to give Megson a lot of the credit.
The Bolton manager has also brought in Gary Cahill and Matt Taylor who both excelled with the team last year. The one knock on his moves was the addition of Johan Elmander who cost over 8 million pounds yet only netted 5 goals. If Bolton really wants to finish in the mid-table, it may be up to Elmander to prove why he was worth so much money.
It should be an exciting season for the Bolton Wanderers and their fans. Can Megson take them to the next level and keep his doubters quiet? Or will players like Elmander continue to disappoint and force fans to call for Megson’a head? The best way to find out is to watch Bolton live right here on OleOleFootball.