Well last week’s trip to Manchester United was yet another disappointment after two cracking results against Arsenal and Chelsea.
I don’t know what it is, whether it’s a mental problem or not, but we just don’t seem to be able to get good results at places like that.
We have a decent enough team, we’ve been in great form, but whatever it is, it just isn’t enough.
Today though Bolton Wanderers come to the Lane. Last season we beat them 2-0 at home with Roman Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent scoring. If you remember they had Gavin McCann sent off.
Usually they’re a tough side to play against, but as we showed earlier this season in the FA Cup, we can beat them at home, with or without the help of a few own goals.
Bolton beat Stoke City away 2-1 a few weeks back and only lost by a goal at Chelsea recently, so looks like we might have to be patient to get on the score sheet.
They are safe from relegation, so only pride to play for, whereas we’re still in fourth position and have lots to play for.
I really hope we get a win today, we certainly need it, and with Jermain Defoe playing his 400th career game today, let’s hope he can top it off with a few goals and a win.