Does West Ham's 'Save our Season' match build too much? And are Bolton now Arsenal in disguise?

Does West Ham’s Save our Season day create unnecessary pressure on Avram Grant and his side? No way.

The Hammers squad have the nucleus of a side that should be in mid-table, not at the bottom. This weekend will sort out the men from the boys against Wigan.

And if the players are uncomfortable with the pressure, hard lines. They appear a little bit too comfortable at times.

Plenty of questions are unresolved. Can Grant cut it and galvanise them into a team? He needs more than Scott Parker, Mark Noble, Matthew Upson and Robert Green to be on form to survive.

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Owen Coyle has not only got Bolton competing at the top of the league, he has also reinvented their footballing style.

Bolton are an attractive team to watch these days. A front two of Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander are a handful, but Coyle has also got his other players to express themselves. There is a subtlety about their play this season that wins admirers.

Couple that with an attitude to work their socks off and they can hover around the lofty heights.

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