Well that iFollow pass was a monumental waste of £10. Bolton Wanderers put in an entirely toothless display devoid of all real creativity as they went down 3-0 to Nottingham Forest.
Wanderers started as the meant to go on gifting Forest the opportunity to break after 12 minutes which they grasped putting themsleves 1-0 up. Wanderers didn’t seem interested in playing football until the 25th minute and even then did little of note.
After half time Wanderers had a five minute spell where they kept Forest penned in and were lobbing dangerous crosses in, after that it was more atrocious football. Mark Little dived in with no control to give Forest a penalty, harsh maybe but he gave a poor referee a choice to make. That was well saved by Ben Alnwick at a time when Bolton were well and truly on top at the beginning of the half. That was when it went down hill.
Forest didn’t create many clear cut chances but when they did it was with sergical precision. Lewis Grabban was played through and unlike with the penalty he made no mistake. 2-0, well and truly game over.
To add insult to injury a very very soft penalty was given in the closing stages which Grabban slotted home.
Phil Parkinson needs to take a long hard took at this performance and at how the team was set up. No part of this was acceptable and no one at all comes out of this with any credit. Bolton host joint bottom Hull City next who just lost in the last minute to a stuttering Bristol City. Some may say it is too early in the season for must win games, but I disagree. Bolton must win to maintain some distance from the relegation zone. Lose again and we are offically in that fight, if we are not already.