As I said in my programme notes for the Rochdale game, it is so much more refreshing and positive to be talking about matters on the pitch as opposed to what's going on behind the scenes.
Tuesday night’s win against Rochdale was a typical midweek derby game, where the spirit and camaraderie of the players came through to grind out three points against a well organised and determined opposition.
We are now unbeaten in three games against very difficult teams, and with other results going our way, we are gradually clawing our way back towards those two automatic promotion spots.
As I keep saying, there's still a long way to go and there will be many twists and turns, not forgetting some surprise results, but as long as we can continue to remain focused, I believe we will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.
Once again the turnout of supporters was fantastic, particularly on Valentine's Day! Also, to see the manager urging you all to get behind the team, which you did, in my opinion it was no coincidence that we scored the winner when you were all at your most vocal. Long may you continue to be vocal!
Before the game I met with the Supporters Trust and had what I think was an open, frank and meaningful meeting.
I am hopeful that going forward we will be able to work closer together and be more supportive of each other, as it is essential that we get the club back on a financially sustainable foundation and work our way through eradicating the losses and putting ourselves in a position to refinance the club through a debt and equity offering.
I have to say, I came away from the meeting believing that they were on side and would be very supportive going forward in helping, supporting and understanding the difficult and at times painful decisions I am having to make to ensure the future of this club.
Together, I am confident we will come out of this much stronger for the actions we are currently having to take.
I also had a meeting with Specialist Catering Company/Heathcotes, our catering partner yesterday and I am pleased to say that we have resolved the recent issues and are now focusing on moving everything forward, hopefully, for the better.
I have been really pleased with the take-up of our Super 7 season ticket offer, which has now ended, together with the excellent sales in the first few days of our kit offer, and I thank each and every one of you for your continued support.
I look forward to seeing that ‘white wall’ of supporters at our forthcoming games. For anyone who hasn't got our colours yet, there has never been a better time to buy them. Please visit Bolton Central in person or click HERE to take advantage of this special offer.
Finally, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our next two away games – Bradford and Sheffield United - and as always, let's be loud, let's be proud and let's get behind the team!
Ken Anderson, Chairman
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