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5 Things: Millwall v Bolton Wanderers

Lennon's men make it four clean sheets in a row as they take a deserved three points from Sarf East Landan you slags

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Lovely stuff. Not my words, the words of Shakin' Stevens.

Another win for the Wanderers saw the club earn yet more plaudits since the arrival of Neil Lennon. Three points yielded yet another clean sheet - the fourth in a row.

So what can we glean from the performance?

1) The Lennon Effect

The players were not good enough, according to former manager and unemployed pasty-faced Scottish loser Dougie Freedman.

Do you reckon that's true?

Not for me!

Lennon hasn't revolutionised Bolton Wanderers. He has come in and brought common sense to the club. He is motivating players who need motivating. He is giving chances to players who have worked hard to earn chances. He is doing things the right way.

Bolton Wanderers are back, and there is no telling where we'll end up. We have cache baby. We have cache up the ying yang:

2) Darren Pratley Deserves Credit

He deserves masses of credit.

Throughout the night the official club twitter feed was full of mentions involving the former Swansea City midfielder. Mostly he was missing chances, but he was getting involved and putting himself in a position to make a difference.

He might not have technical skill to match his teammates, but he has hunger and desire like few I've seen.

He is well deserving of the praise coming his way for a fantastic finish and for his impact on the game. There is plenty to be said for the energetic midfielder who has played in several positions across the field during the course of the season - all of which without comment or complaint. I like Darren Pratley.

He is well and truly in favour with Neil Lennon and if he keeps knocking them in like this then I'm all for it:

3) Andy Lonergan - Best Goalkeeper in the League?

Another common thread, but how well is the lad playing?

His contract expires in the summer and he deserves a new, long-term deal. His saves kept us in the game and contributed to this excellent run of four clean sheets. He is well deserving of being first-choice goalkeeper.

Adam Bogdan himself is a fine keeper but there is little doubt that Lonergan is, at present, the man.

4) Lee Chung Yong - Best Player in the League?

Another player who is essential for us at the moment is the Korean magician Chung-Yong Lee. I cannot express how upset I am at the prospect of losing him for a whole month while he is in the form of his life.

Lenny clearly concurs:

That's the problem.

He's too good for this league. He's arguably too good for Bolton Wanderers.

The thing in our favour is undoubtedly that the lad is settled. According to friend of the site Marc Iles, the player is humble and happy. He doesn't chase money.

Good. We need him to stay. With Mark Davies being so unreliable in terms of injury there is again no doubt that the former FC Seoul winger-cum-attacking midfielder is the main man for the Whites.

The manager loves him, the fans love him - we all love him. A new contract should be Lennon's priority.

5) How Far Can We Go?

Good question.


Seriously, great question - you look great too.

Thanks so do you.

Sorry, got side-tracked there. How far can this Bolton Wanderers side go? I know we're hardly challenging the top four, but we're only NINE points from the Play Offs with half of the season still to play. This Bolton side is obviously full of confidence stemming from our glorious leader, and as such there is surely no limit to our ambition.

The January transfer window will clearly play a huge part in where we may eventually finish, but you can't tell me that you don't trust Neil Lennon to get it right.

The man has hardly put a foot wrong since he arrived at the club, and credit must go to the bigwigs in the boardroom for chucking out that loser Freedman and bringing a man who looks like he has loads of spunk about him.

I'd want to work for him, and I hate working.