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Match Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Preston North End

Well that wasn't in the slightest bit enjoyable on any conceivable level

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It was a mild evening in the fair city of Preston where I have made my home.

Bolton Wanderers and 4,000 dedicated fools made the 14 mile trip from the fatherland up to P-town and attempted to scare away the Halloween cobwebs and instead found themselves bobbing for little balls of dogshit in a pool of liquid dogshit - otherwise known as another terrible Bolton Wanderers performance.

In their defence, Wanderers did manage to get off the bottom of the league, and find themselves on a majestic 10 points from their 14 games this season.

Going into the game against a team who hadn't won at home all season with our own pathetic away record it is perhaps of little surprise that a turgid 0-0 was the result.

It's hard to think of many exciting moments in the game. Shola Ameobi missed a reasonably simple chance to score when he placed his first-half header over the bar. Preston had a few sights on goal too but a mixture of poor finishing and Ben Amos being Ben Amos kept them at bay.

The major talking point game when Max Clayton was hauled down when clear on goal by defender Calum Woods - who received a yellow card when a red was surely deserved.

It was another nail in the coffin marked 'Neil Lennon's Managerial Career' - a movement which has been gaining popular traction on social media of late, and something needs to change quickly if we are to fight this battle.

I really can't think of anything to say about the game. It was that bad.

With manager Neil Lennon and chairman Phil Gartside getting the mockers from the away support, it's hard not to think back to the same time last year in the dying days of Dougie Freedman's reign as Bolton manager and it's equally hard to envisage Lennon being Wanderers manager should we get two poor results from the next games, away to Ipswich Town and then home to Bristol City.