Fan's Eye View: Bolton

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Your team's best performance last season?

It has to be the final match at home to Everton where we came from behind to win 3-2 with only ten men. Just a pity that Champion's League qualification wasn't riding on it.

And the worst?

Probably losing 0-1 at home to an uninspiring Manchester City during a depressing and unaccountable six-match losing sequence in December.

Who was your best player last season?

For sheer consistency, Bruno N'Gotty who was voted Supporters' Association Player of the Year. But Fernando Hierro, Gary Speed, Stelios Giannakopoulos and El Hadji-Diouf all made fantastic contributions.

Who was the most under-rated?

Tal Ben Haim, but not by the supporters. And Ricardo Gardner who has never received the acclaim he consistently merits.

And the worst player?

We don't have any players in that category. Not since the Mario Jardel saga!

What was the most memorable moment?

There were many, but drawing at Chelsea was pretty special.

Funniest moment, if any?

Alan Shearer's face when he realised his team had lost at the Reebok.

Whos was the best individual performance against you?

Probably Thomas Gravesen away at Everton who helped his team win a match they deserved to lose.

Best set of fans, besides your own?

Norwich City

Best chant?

'Is This the Way to Amarillo?'. It is ours even though everybody else seems to want to claim it as theirs.

Which ground is your favourite to visit and why?

Ewood Park as it's only just up the road and we've won there two years running. Also because the pies are good.

What improvements need to be made this season?

Goalkeeping cover, replacement defenders for those who have departed, and a prolific goalscorer to support Davies and Diouf.

Individual with most to prove?

Jay-Jay Okocha knows he needs to show better form this season while it's time for Kevin Nolan to move on to the next stage of his development.

Which game are you most looking forward to?

Naturally, the club's first-ever experience in European competition.

Which of your young players has impressed you?

Tal Ben Haim, Nicky Hunt, Ricardo Vaz Te

If money was no object which player or manager would like to see at your club?

Thierry Henry

What would you consider to be a good season?

Another sixth place finish and a decent run in the UEFA Cup

How would you sum up your manager?

The highest-achieving English manager is, quite simply, the best there is. We love Sam.

If you had to put a £1m bet on where your team finishes, where would you say?

Realistically eighth, as long as Europe doesn't prove too big a distraction.

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