NO WONDER BOSS IS ANGRY
WHAT a difference six months make. As Bolton struggled in August and September, manager Dougie Freedman was the king of spin, relentlessly telling us his talented team just needed a break and bit of confidence.
Now? Even he has had enough. This was Freedman at his most honest and forthright, barely stopping short of calling his team bottlers.
And that is exactly what they are. The moment Bournemouth scored, they lost all composure and maturity, not just sensing their demise but openly inviting it.
For players paid handsome sums to act professionally, that is simply not good enough. You have to feel for Freedman. The majority of players in this side are not his, and nor are they strong enough, mentally or physically, for the demands of the Championship. But until he can get rid of them, he is the man taking the stick.
All Bournemouth need to be a top six side is a decent defence to match their fluid play.