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Five Things: Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Brighton

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Chris casts his eye back over the weekend's action

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No standing on ceremony here, let's crack on:

1) David Wheater and Prince - a Match Made in Heaven

Beauty and the beast.

Or to give it the correct ordering, Beast and the beauty.

Wheater, with his fucking massive chin, and Prince, with his lovely smooth head - appear to be a fantastic pairing who complement each other so well.

Big Dave is a bruiser. Prince-Désir Gouano is the choice of the connoissuer.

They played really well together against 45 year old Bobby Zamora and Sam Baldock, new owner of the 'Whingiest Little Bitch' award 2015.

We kept them quiet, which sounds odd when you look at the fact that we conceded twice, but they central defenders did their jobs and this was a good sign going forward when you consider the defensive uncertainty that surrounds the centre halves.

Dorian Dervite is injured, and Derik Osede was suspended, so it was an easy call for Lenny to make, but I would expect that it would be a thousand million times tougher for the manager when he has four fit and healthy central defenders to choose from.

I'd go with Wheater and Prince, based on this weekend's showing.

I'll probably change my mind in half an hour.

2) Was it a Red Card?

I am still completely torn.

I am a Bolton Wanderers supporter and like to think that everything we do is right, and that everything that everybody else does is wrong and a load of bollocks frankly.

However, I am still unsure about the validity of the red card given to Brighton's Jamie Murphy this weekend.

I absolutely accept that it was reckless and out of control - and that this alone is generally enough to warrant a red card under normal circumstances.

However, the thing that gets me is the slip. The slip brings in an element of doubt into my tiny little mind and it's what makes me wonder whether Brighton have some validity in their claims.

They have appealed against the decision and whilst I think it will likely be unsuccessful, I do believe that their interpretation of events has some merit.

Judge for yourselves:

3) The Persistence of Liam Feeney

Seriously. I was very impressed by my old mate Feens at the weekend.

He had his usual mixture of appalling decisions, coupled with a perfect last minute cross towards yon Madine.

However, what impressed me the most was his persistence. Up against former Wigan Athletic man Gaetan Bong (hehe), Feeney didn't have things all his own way.

Rather than hiding from his responsibilities, our man kept on and on at the full back, and had the beating of him more often than not.

It was an absolutely delicious cross that led to Madine's goal, it was floated in with Bruno N'Gotty-esque levels of floatiness.

In contrast to Wellington Silva on the far side, Feeney provided an end product - thankfully.

4) The Need to Bring in a Striker - Pronto

There can be no getting away from the fact that Bolton Wanderers are in desperate need of a new striker. Gary Madine broke his duck against Brighton at the weekend, but let's not lose sight of the fact that it was his first goal of the season.

Names such as Marvin Emnes, Victor Anichebe and Yann Kermogant have all been mentioned without a signing being confirmed (at least as I type), and Saturday's performance will only have reinforced Neil Lennon's desire for reinforcements.

Emile Heskey is injured. Jamie Thomas isn't ready. Alex Samizadeh still watches Cbeebies and Kaiyne Woolery appears to be so far down the pecking order (even from the sub bench) that the manager would rather throw David Wheater up front when chasing a game than give the former Tamworth striker a chance.

Kermogant would be excellent, for me, but at 33 he represents a good signing for the here and now - but with one eye on the future I could understand why people might be reluctant.

In Lennon we trust. Still. Despite your best efforts, internet people.

5) What is Mark Davies' Best Position?

The Bolton Wanderers captain has excelled this season, perhaps rivalling the previously-mentioned Prince-Désir Gouano as being Bolton's best performer so far.

Due to the injury suffered by nominated captain Darren Pratley, Davies has been forced to play a deeper role alongside Neil Danns, and he has absolutely flourished.

Previously, you would have struggled to find a Wanderers fan who didn't think that Mark Davies was an attacking midfielder. Now, just a few short games later, there is a real debate ongoing as to whether he is an attacking player or whether he is better in the deeper role.

The deeper role suits him, in my opinion, giving him more space to dictate play and to begin his lung-bursting runs from that deeper position. I've seen him playing further up the field for years now, and I've often thought that he looked constrained there, and that the lack of space behind the front man/men limited his attacking effectiveness.

So where does this leave Neil Lennon? The Bolton Wanderers manager will have a decision to make when Pratley returns - does he keep Davies in deep, or does he push him forward and allow Pratley to slip in the gap?

Or, to make things more complicated, does he drop someone else? Liam Feeney perhaps? Then could Davies or Pratley play out wide where they may be less effective, but allow us then to fit someone else in the side?

A tough call. Glad it's not mine to make.

What do you think? Let us know with your comments below the line.