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On ‎12‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 20:31, RNaj1 said:

Listening to Jack Dearden, and others, on the radio going to the match today and it seems Bolton are well and truly in the poo. The players, apparently, are allowed to leave as free agents should this non payment go beyond 14 days and they are already into the 8th day. The owner, reportedly, promised that payment would definitely be made last Thursday, it wasn't and no one seems to have any idea where he is in order to clarify what happened. Phil Parkinson apparently under consideration for a return to Reading and who would blame him for leaving this shambles behind, anyone in their squad who we'd be interested in on a freebie?, assuming our gates aren't padlocked in January as well, of course.

Would be very apt if we picked up a gem from their carcass as they did to us many years ago.

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Ken has magnanimously dipped into his own funds for the wages (according to himself). Glass houses and all that but the bloke is an absolute charlatan.

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4 hours ago, D-L-T said:

Ken has magnanimously dipped into his own funds for the wages (according to himself). Glass houses and all that but the bloke is an absolute charlatan.

He said he would pay it by Friday but forgot to mention which Friday!!🤔🤔

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42 minutes ago, bullockballamos said:

He said he would pay it by Friday but forgot to mention which Friday!!🤔🤔

I think he was slightly mis-understood, he's searching for someone called Friday to pay the bills. 

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29 minutes ago, Kacc said:

I think he was slightly mis-understood, he's searching for someone called Friday to pay the bills. 

I think Friday is an alternative to Tappit

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Read this from the telegraph. Makes Stewie look like a knight in shining armour!

Modern day footballers are often accused of being spoilt, but that could not be levelled at the players of Bolton Wanderers. Travelling to south-east London last month for a Championship match with Millwall, many stood for the majority of a packed train journey as no seats had been reserved in second class. Hardly ideal preparation.

These are the same players who, for a good while, would rush for the showers after training at their Lostock base in the knowledge that the hot water seldom lasted for much more than five minutes.

They might have a slightly easier time stomaching such inconveniences if there were not bigger problems engulfing the club, but after a summer in which the squad boycotted a pre-season friendly against St Mirren in protest at unpaid bonuses, Bolton’s financial woes are again in sharp focus after a trying past fortnight.

It was only on Friday, a full two weeks late, that players and coaching staff received their wages for November, the latest episode in the grim decline of a club who have flirted with administration and a succession of winding-up orders over the past 2½ years and for whom the heady days of four successive top-eight finishes in the Premier League under Sam Allardyce must, at times, feel like a figment of the imagination.

Vibrancy has given way to apathy, excitement to anger and apprehension. Another nadir was reached last week when the club banned Marc Iles, chief football writer of the Bolton News, after chairman and owner Ken Anderson took exception to what was described as the “negative” tone and apparent inaccuracies in some of his reporting. The tipping point for Anderson was Iles accompanying the news of the November wages payment on Twitter with a GIF from The Muppet Christmas Carol, but many fans have sided with the journalist.

 

A former football agent, Anderson was disqualified as a company director from 2005 until 2013 for transgressions, including diverting company funds into personal accounts and VAT discrepancies. Since that disqualification was not active at the time he was buying Bolton with the club’s former striker Dean Holdsworth in 2016, he passed the Football League’s owners and directors test. Asked by this observer over the weekend why he felt he was a fit and proper person to run a football club, Anderson said he had “nothing further to say on my ban” but added that it was “in respect of a company I was involved in 20 years ago”.

He has his supporters, who believe he has done a decent job in difficult circumstances, rationalising the club’s meagre finances, cutting costs and increasing off-field revenues, but also plenty of critics and is unlikely to be on many Christmas card lists, not that he was ever there to win a popularity contest. 

What sits a little uncomfortably, though, is that on Sept 10, Anderson confirmed the club were heading for administration, even though it later transpired he had received a £5 million bridging loan from the late former owner, Eddie Davies, three days earlier to settle an overdue debt with BluMarble, an Essex-based finance firm. Why not communicate that publicly to fans at the time? Why the brinkmanship? It was not until Iles reported the news on Sept 20 that it became known to the public. The loan to Davies’s trustees is due in February. How Anderson plans to repay it remains to be seen.

Bolton have won one of 16 Championship matches since that last brush with administration and are second bottom after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Leeds. Having worked wonders to keep Bolton up on the final day last season – a bonus payment for which he had still to receive as of last week – manager Phil Parkinson has a huge battle to repeat that this term. He has one of the Championship’s lowest budgets and a team made up predominantly of free transfers and loan signings. The Leeds goal at the weekend came courtesy of a £7 million signing, Patrick Bamford. Bolton have bought two players for cash in three years – and those for a combined fee of less than £500,000. Cold showers and uncomfortable train journeys are, in truth, the least of their worries.

I am even beginning to feel a bit sorry for them!

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On 12/12/2018 at 09:57, postcorvus said:

Would be very apt if we picked up a gem from their carcass as they did to us many years ago.

This, this and this ! 

Not that I hold grudges 😁

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On 12/12/2018 at 13:06, D-L-T said:

Ken has magnanimously dipped into his own funds for the wages (according to himself). Glass houses and all that but the bloke is an absolute charlatan.

Until the Leeds money hits the account and it will be right back where it came from..

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I might have to share a second class carriage with Bolton players?? No thanks, I'll ask the bank to loan me a first-class upgrade!

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I have no sympathy with those Bolton fans who gleefully wished the complete demise of our club very recently.  I won't forget this in a hurry.

I do feel sorry for Parky.  Any decent manager would struggle to deal with this mess.

Perhaps BBC Radio Manchester will revert to their previous Saturday format of featuring games from all of our local clubs in future.  I can't imagine listening in to Saturday's Bolton show would be much fun at present - unless you're the opposition.

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3 hours ago, myrabury said:

I have no sympathy with those Bolton fans who gleefully wished the complete demise of our club very recently.  I won't forget this in a hurry.

I do feel sorry for Parky.  Any decent manager would struggle to deal with this mess.

Perhaps BBC Radio Manchester will revert to their previous Saturday format of featuring games from all of our local clubs in future.  I can't imagine listening in to Saturday's Bolton show would be much fun at present - unless you're the opposition.

Nightmare start to the year.Our near neighbours to fold this week while Bromley having done it the Bury way are kicked out of the Trophy for failing to do the correct paperwork.

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More news - their hotel's under threat and stock in the shop could be removed. 

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The Bolton News also understands the Bolton Whites Hotel has been issued with a winding-up petition by HMRC and the club shop is to have stock removed by suppliers Euro Sport due to outstanding debts.

 

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The attendance yesterday of 5,506 is understood to be the lowest at a Saturday 3pm kickoff Bolton Home game for over 80 years (still be be verified). Walsall took almost 1600 fans, so there were only just over 3,900 Bolton fans watching their 5-2 win.

 

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2 hours ago, DR_PAUL said:

The attendance yesterday of 5,506 is understood to be the lowest at a Saturday 3pm kickoff Bolton Home game for over 80 years (still be be verified). Walsall took almost 1600 fans, so there were only just over 3,900 Bolton fans watching their 5-2 win.

 

Their lowest league gate was a snitch under either 4000 or more likely 3000 v Darlo, a Tuesday evening game when they were bottom of everything. Think they won that 3 - 0, maybe that's the key, when the fans stay away they do alright!

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Christian Doidge has returned to Forest Green. Bolton had signed him on loan with an agreement to make the deal permanent this month.

Interesting statement from the FGR chairman regarding his dealings with Ken / Bolton.

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On 18/12/2018 at 18:39, MrBistow said:

Me neither - I love it 😂

BWFC fans aren't responsible for the problems at their club.  Why do some people revel in their misfortune?.  

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36 minutes ago, RADCLIFFE LOYAL said:

BWFC fans aren't responsible for the problems at their club.  Why do some people revel in their misfortune?.  

Seriously !

If have to put up with my Mrs twistin words to fit her agenda.

Their not dead,  nobodys dancing on their grave.

rivalry / banter which I got news for ya - its rife in the game.

 

 

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1 hour ago, RADCLIFFE LOYAL said:

BWFC fans aren't responsible for the problems at their club.  Why do some people revel in their misfortune?.  

‘Cos we don’t like them very much?🤔

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Dale Ware has just been on SSN and said that Anderson has told him "You can seek a WUP and you can bankrupt the club, I don't care, I'm a secured lender, I'll get my money back"

 

Makes Stewart Day look competent this fella. 

 

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