For one afternoon, Dougie Freedman's Wanderers were able to give the fans a little slice of that joy. Hull City gave up three (Three!) goals in a remarkable opening eight minutes. Trotters fans may not have expected the Championship to be such a tough test before the season started, but they also wouldn't have expected to have such an easy ride today. Inside ten minutes, it was Wanderers running rampant. Hull City were no match for the men in white.
Mark Davies should still be working his way back from injury, but he has quickly moved ahead of Stu Holden and Josh Vela (who were not even on the bench today) in his return. Chung-Yong Lee was released on the left wing just over a minute into the match by Davies. The Korean winger's cross was not whipped, but finessed, and it found Darren Pratley in the center of the box. Once upon a time Dazza Prazza was a big goal threat in this division. In a flashback to his Swansea days, he headed home the first goal.
All that was left after that was ceremonial debuts for David Wheater and Medo Kamara.
That's four on the trot without a loss, and eight points on the board. We have written this before, but hopefully Bolton can build off the recent run of form and work their way back to respectability. For tonight, just enjoy the 4-1, and the type of performance we haven't seen in quite a while.