Okocha relishing Bolton’s last battle
The 0 celine 173823ska 18cc measure camera crews had Jay-Jay Okocha retracing his breathless goal against West Ham at the Reebok Stadium yesterday, the 0 celine a scene 75 facebook Nigerian sauntering where once he seared, pausing to reflect rather than pummelling a winner from the edge of the area. “Back then it felt as if we were almost safe,” he shrugged in the sunlight. “Now all of our futures are at stake.”
The six-point advantage they enjoyed three weeks ago having long since been gobbled up by the Londoners, Bolton must endure the agony of life on the brink one last time tomorrow. Victory over Middlesbrough, normally so anaemic on their travels, would secure Wanderers a third season in the Premiership and Okocha a second year in the shadow of the Pennines. Anything less would prompt a madcap dash to the television monitors on the final whistle to check on West Ham’s progress at Birmingham. It does not promise to be a relaxing afternoon.
Not that Okocha appeared much concerned. Whereas Sam Allardyce confessed to have been “shitting himself” all week, his Nigerian inspiration used his two days off “trying to have fun and forget about all the pressure”. The chilled lilt in his voice and toothy grin suggests it worked celine replica handbags price, even if the gravity of Bolton’s situation and the uncertainty over his own future remain.
“I’ll have to move if we are relegated,” the $1900 celine drape front cap sleeve wrap crepe tunic blouse mini dress 36 29-year-old said matter-of-factly. Okocha, whose arrival on a free transfer from Paris St-Germain last summer represented a notable coup, $3850 nwt celine phoebe philo runway white silk pants green stripe fr 36 us 2 4 is one year into a two-year contract but Bolton could not afford to keep him in the First Division. Nor would he contemplate mixing in such lowly company. Indeed, his manager might be left with only seven contracted players should Bolton plummet. “That’s why we know we are playing for many people: for the town, for the manager and for ourselves.
“I experienced life in a struggling team at Eintracht Frankfurt, but I was still young then and didn’t understand what it meant to be relegated. I was planning to leave before they went down anyway. I was on my own. Now I have a family to think $720 new celine us 8 eu 38 black patent leather thong ankle strap sandals shoes about. This could be my last game here but, whatever happens, I want Bolton to stay in the Premiership and I’d love to stay in England. I’ve enjoyed myself here.”
Most have enjoyed watching him. A sluggish start, frustrated as he was by a knee injury sustained on debut at Fulham, initially nullified 0 celine 173823ska 18cc carolina his impact until a slicing volley at Birmingham in November served notice of his talent. Thereafter, the tricks and flicks that thrilled at Frankfurt, Fenerbahce and PSG have illuminated the Reebok, his irrepressible displays earning crucial wins against Sunderland and West Ham and consistently bamboozling his markers.
It is inconceivable that a team including Okocha and the precociously talented World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff might be relegated, though no more implausible than a team boasting Paolo Di Canio, Fr