Name: D. Manny Rd
Age: Twenty-something (still)
Medical history: Multiple heartbreaks, emotional distress, physical exhaustion, depression, anxiety, mental scarring, phobia of Wembley Stadium, flashbacks of conceding late goals, episodes of mania, irrational and incurable infatuation with Lawrie Wilson
Diagnosis: a lifelong Bolton Wanderers fan
Prescription: a dose of Phil Parkinson, to be taken twice weekly.
Side affects may include; clean sheets, early goals, reignited careers, promotion hunts, Mark Beevers, excessive positivity, memories of Bruce Rioch, derby wins, smiling at the neighbours, talking to the Mrs on a Saturday night.
I'm running out of ways to get excited about Bolton Wanderers at the minute.
We're not storming the league, we may end up in a play-off battle.
I don't care.
We lost at Peterborough.
struck back with two wins and two clean sheets.
We're a new football club on the pitch.
We could very soon be a new club off it (watch this space).
I can't help but get excited.
Keep doing what you're doing, Whites.
As the song on the terraces reminds us, we're Bolton Wanderers, we're on our way back.