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Bolton Wanderers Predictions: DownTheMannyRd

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Josh Vela just being generally brilliant
Josh Vela just being generally brilliant
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To go along side our predictions for the football season in general, the LoVS Team will also be giving their Bolton Wanderers predictions for the coming Championship season. And just like with the football predictions, come the end of this year we will see who did best.

Some rather negative predictions from DownTheManyRD coming right up:

How do you see the season going?

Very much like the last one. A difficult start, Neil Lennon steadying the ship for a time. However, I don't expect him to be here after Christmas, at which point we're at the mercy of Phil Gartside's next managerial appointment. We'll struggle regardless, and I'm backing a late surge for survival. Last day madness.

Who will be our top goalscorer and why?

Zach Clough will score a dozen goals by January before being sold for half of his street value in the transfer window. Nevertheless, he'll still finish as our top scorer, with Gary Madine finishing on 8, all of which will be screamers.

Who will be our best player and why?

Josh Vela is a Premier League midfielder in a mediocre Championship team. He'll flourish in his natural position this year, and sign a pre-contract agreement with West Bromwich Albion. He'll see out the season at the Macron before moving onto bigger and better things. And we'll get nothing for our labours.

Who will be our worst player and why?

Dean Moxey. Do I really need to justify why? Cab horse.

Who will be booked the most?

Gary Madine. Loves a scuffle.

Who will get sent off most?

Gary Madine. Because two of those little yellow beauties and he gets a red one as well.

How many injuries will we have throughout the season?


Will Neil Lennon still be our manager come the end of the season?

No - as mentioned before, I believe he will be at Leicester when the inevitable sacking of Claudio Ranieri takes place.

Will we still have Zach Clough come the end of the season?

No - but we'll have a lovely £5 million off the debt. At which point he'll probably be worth £15-20 million, but we don't receive that sort of money for football players.

Which old, semi-legendary player will we sign in the winter?

Matthew Upson/Jonathan Woodgate to shore up the back four.

Where will we finish and why?

21st. Last day drama awaits. Losing Lennon and Clough will have a huge impact, and our main man Josh Vela will do all he can not to do a Chung-Yong Lee before his free transfer to the Hawthorns. Paul Lambert to come in and just about keep us in the division.