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Bolton 2-0 Millwall Man of the Match: Eidur Gudjohnsen

Don't even care what you think

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In a week where an old dinosaur was (rightly) thrown into centre stage because of a dramatic performance that belied his advancing years - I'm talking about that idiot Jeremy Clarkson - so did Bolton Wanderers' Icelandic magician Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Few players in recent times have provided genuine and undoubted quality, but the former Barcelona and Chelsea forward is undoubtedly one of those.

The weekend's game against Millwall was no exception.

Make no mistake, it wasn't a flashy performance, but then again our Eidur isn't a flashy player.

What he is however, is someone who when played in the right position and given the right service is still capable of genius, no matter his age.

The quality of his movement, the sureness of his touch and footballing intelligence that the man possesses are all unparalleled in the Bolton Wanderers squad.

Often he would pick up pockets of space and knew exactly which pass to make in order to advance his team's cause. He has been a terrific signing by Neil Lennon.

Tell me, who else could have played that perfectly weighted through ball to Adam Le Fondre for the second goal? I'll tell you - nobody. That goal gave us security in the game and allowed us to continue with confidence from then onwards.

We all know that his contract is up at the end of the season, but for me the decision to keep him for another year is an absolute no-brainer.

There might have been other candidates for the award, including ALF and Ben Amos, but our man wins it on account of his performance and importance to the side.

Congratulations Eidur.