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Five Things: Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Leeds United

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Marching on to relegation?

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Let's go girls:

1) Is Neil Lennon Really to Blame?

I can't decide.

Yes - he's brought in some shite.

No - he's had his hands tied, financially.

Did he bring in Shola Ameobi who scored on his debut? Yes.

Did he make Prince fall over when in a position of relative comfort? No.

Did his Bolton Wanderers team defend stoically in the face of concerted Leeds United pressure when other Bolton teams would have folded? No.

It's a really tough question to answer.

2) What to do with Jose Casado when Dean Moxey Returns?

I reckon the solution is to put one or the other in a left-sided midfield role.

Both seem reasonable going forward, and can swing in a cross that the likes of Gary Madine, Emile Heskey (LOL) and Shola Ameobi would love to attack.

Defensively I'm not sure who I prefer, and we've suffered lately with Wellington Silva offering about as much defensively as Dorian Dervite (as in...nowt), and so if it shores up a troublesome area of the pitch then why not?

I like Casado, he's got balls. I like balls. Cojones.

3) Neil Danns' Mysterious Inclusion

I heard someone once say that it's hard to get into the Bolton side, but it's even harder to get out of it.

Yet again Neil Danns continues to be selected, and yet again the game completely passes him by.

Offering little in attack or in defence, and being his usual wasteful on-the-ball self it's hard to see what he brings to the party.

I would love to see Tom Walker given a go instead.

4) Leeds United are NOT a Big Club

What other one-club-city has such poor attendances? I can't think of one.

Whilst they travel in good numbers, they barely raised a peep yesterday.

Bar one rendition of that dire 'Marching On Together' song, the Leeds fans were quiet as a mouse for the majority of the game, only rousing from their slumber for the penalty, and then going back to sleep until the game finished.

If I was a fan of a club with such rich history I would probably think, as they do, that they're a big fish in a small pond but here's the truthbomb - you're managed by Steve Evans - a 42 stone monster of a man who dyes his hair blonde and wears lipstick.

Not a big club.

5) Josh Vela Returns but Frustrates

The Salford-born academy graduate made a real difference to our midfield yesterday with some snappy tackling and quick passing.

Yet he also failed to grasp the game and make it his own.

I really don't know what his best position is. Do you think that it's in front of the back four? Do you think that it's pushing on in an attacking capacity?

I don't think anyone really knows.

He came back into the side against Leeds and was impressive. His showing, amongst some real dross (Liam Feeney and Neil Danns in particular) was a highlight in an otherwise-pedestrian Bolton Wanderers midfield and should ensure that he keeps his place for the game against Preston North End on Saturday.

It may end up being at right back, but that's another debate.