Opposing Fans View: Bolton
By Eye Of The Tiger
August 21 2009
Match day 3 in the Premiership for Hull and they take on Bolton at Home on Saturday. Ahead of the game we asked Matt Lawson, a Bolton and Leigh Genesis fan a few questions.
How long have you supported Bolton and why did you choose them?
The past 17 years or so as they're my local team, though it helped that Andy Walker once came in to our primary school when he was at the height of his powers
Who do you consider your star player?
Jussi Jaaskelainen. Would walk in to any Premier League side, and it's been a huge privelige to see him develop over his 10 years at the Reebok.
Do you feel the club can improve on its 13th place last season with Gary Megson in charge?
The league is so tight from 4th down to 20th that we could have have a 'better' season than last at end up 16th, or hit a good run of form and end up in Europe again
Who do you think will be Bolton’s top scorer this season?
Super Kevin Davies, how that bloke isn't in the England squad, I'll never know. That said, he hasn't much in the way of competition, unless Elmander shows a much better killer touch in front of goal than last season.
Do you think Sam Ricketts is any better then Nicky Hunt?
Haven't seen enough of Ricketts to say, really. That said, Hunt gets a lot of stick from the Bolton crowd, which I feel is a little unfair as he never shirks a challenge and has been known to have a good game now and then. Sam will certainly be better than the last Ricketts we had anyway.
What do you think the score will be when the teams meet at the KC ?
1-0 Bolton. Shut up shop and Jussi wins it.
Which player in the Hull side do you think will cause your side Problems?
Jimmy Bullard always tends to have a good game against us, and Bernard Mendy can be frightening on his day (no day finer than the one we beat West Ham 1-0 with an Okocha wonder goal to virtually relegate them, and Mendy reputedly nutted a crying Joe Cole in the Reebok tunnel!)
How do you think the top 4 will finish in the premiership this season?
ManUre, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Citeh
Who do you think will be relegated this season from the Premiership?
Blackburn (hopefully), Burnley (hopefully), Portsmouth (they're just trying to get a league game with Southampton. Or Havant & Waterlooville)
If you could have any rival premiership player in your side who would it be?
Wouldn't mind having Anelka back. Rooney would do though.
TigersTales would like to thank Matt for his time and wishes him luck in supporting both Leigh and Bolton this season.
Matt also runs The Leigh Genesis Supporters Association here on the sportnetwork called LG-SA.co.uk
The site can be found at LG-SA.co.uk