Alistair may be predicting ongoing economic challenges but as its Saturday then its time to welcome a point in the Premiership at Bolton.
I am still concerned that we need to put chances away if our points total is going to creep near safety. But here is one, away from home.
But I suspect Alistair's words might still be the matters under discussion next week not our point at Bolton.
Is it just me who feels that while these are clearly more challenging economic times that it does not feel like the worst conditions for 60 years?