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Bolton

Postby Tricky Trevor » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:30 pm

Anderson accepts offer for club. Period of due dilligence before announcement.
They’ll be partying down there.

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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:40 pm

He had to accept an offer to stave off the HMRC court case.

That should now be put on hold whilst the sale of the club is finalized.

Looks like it's some venture capitalists looking to buy the club, but can't see much football experience in there.

Can only hope they're as naive as Venkys were when they took over.

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Re: Bolton

Postby elwaclaret » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:41 pm

They've probably already seen too many false dawns to be getting too excited.

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Re: Bolton

Postby TheFamilyCat » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:04 pm

Who on earth would want to buy Bolton? Or any other club that is haemorrhaging money?

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Re: Bolton

Postby elwaclaret » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:22 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Who on earth would want to buy Bolton? Or any other club that is haemorrhaging money?


Many reasons... The belief that they can do better (no doubt a five-year plan to get into the Premiership) alternatively, to asset strip it then sell on the ground or in the belief that they can stabilise the club and sell on for a profit in the midterm.... being just three possible motives

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Re: Bolton

Postby TheFamilyCat » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:43 pm

elwaclaret wrote:Many reasons... The belief that they can do better (no doubt a five-year plan to get into the Premiership) alternatively, to asset strip it then sell on the ground or in the belief that they can stabilise the club and sell on for a profit in the midterm.... being just three possible motives


Only the second option seems viable

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Re: Bolton

Postby elwaclaret » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:46 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Only the second option seems viable


To us, yes but there are plenty of financiers prepared to buy into the dream at least in the short term as we've seen many times, even here at Burnley we've had a few over the years.

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Re: Bolton

Postby IanMcL » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:17 pm

Asset strip and sell the ground, lease it back and escape.
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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:32 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Who on earth would want to buy Bolton? Or any other club that is haemorrhaging money?


I've never been able to work that part out.

Even Sunderland managed to find a buyer and they were/are losing horrific amounts of money.

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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:08 pm

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... -available

Getting worse now and it would appear the potential buyer for the club has cooled their interest.

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Re: Bolton

Postby Spike » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:16 pm

how long will the next sucker last?

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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:36 pm

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Re: Bolton

Postby Lord Beamish » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:39 pm

Oh, goody!

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Re: Bolton

Postby scouseclaret » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:57 pm

Thought they’d already sold their training ground to Wigan? ;)

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Re: Bolton

Postby ClaretTony » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:02 pm

scouseclaret wrote:Thought they’d already sold their training ground to Wigan? ;)


They did. That was at Euxton.

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Re: Bolton

Postby Lord Beamish » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:14 pm

Their fans, once they get over the heartache of the Club going bust, will have a great decade or so, watching the Phoenix Club come back up the Leagues.
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Re: Bolton

Postby LeadBelly » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:21 pm

Their fans, once they get over the heartache of the Club going bust, will have a great decade or so, watching the Phoenix Club come back up the Leagues


Yep- managed by Brian Potter.
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Re: Bolton

Postby thatdberight » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:26 pm

Only at a football club would "no food" be reason to shut down operations. Can you imagine if every factory and office closed just because the microwave or the vending machine was on the blink?

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Re: Bolton

Postby Vino blanco » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:32 pm

Have they not heard of food banks?
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Re: Bolton

Postby dsr » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:35 pm

Tell the poor little cherubs to bring a packed lunch!

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Re: Bolton

Postby Tall Paul » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:45 pm

The players pay the club for their food in advance apparently.

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Re: Bolton

Postby andyh » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:09 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Their fans, once they get over the heartache of the Club going bust, will have a great decade or so, watching the Phoenix Club come back up the Leagues.

Would they be called the Bolton Nights?
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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:45 pm

Tall Paul wrote:The players pay the club for their food in advance apparently.


I've never really thought about players paying for their food at their place of work.

Does anyone know if this is common in football in the top two/three leagues?

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Re: Bolton

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:09 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:I've never really thought about players paying for their food at their place of work.

Does anyone know if this is common in football in the top two/three leagues?

Id be surprised of premier peague players wiped their own arses!
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Re: Bolton

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:15 am

They’ll soon have the Stockport derby to get excited about.
Still we shouldn’t laff. This is us in 10 years.

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Re: Bolton

Postby bfcmik » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:27 pm

thatdberight wrote:Only at a football club would "no food" be reason to shut down operations. Can you imagine if every factory and office closed just because the microwave or the vending machine was on the blink?

When I worked at LandRover, Solihull they sent the night shift home (around 1200 workers), with full pay, in one building because the grill in the canteen wouldn't work. Union deal says that hot food has to be available to the night shift.

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Re: Bolton

Postby Billy Balfour » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:44 pm

bfcmik wrote:When I worked at LandRover, Solihull they sent the night shift home (around 1200 workers), with full pay, in one building because the grill in the canteen wouldn't work. Union deal says that hot food has to be available to the night shift.


Why didn't the management send out for hot food? Yeah, I know 1200 is a lot of takeaways, but it's not impossible when an half hour catchment area takes in the centre of Birmingham.

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Re: Bolton

Postby NottsClaret » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:52 pm

bfcmik wrote:When I worked at LandRover, Solihull they sent the night shift home (around 1200 workers), with full pay, in one building because the grill in the canteen wouldn't work.


Sounds like a decent sized grill.

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Re: Bolton

Postby steve1264b » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:59 pm

Maybe we shouldnt believe everything we read on twitter. Maybe it wasnt the owner but someone else at the club who closed the training ground in a dispute with the owner.
Maybe Bolton actually had a match at the training ground last night.
Maybe Bolton is a very political place at the moment.

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Re: Bolton

Postby thatdberight » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:52 pm

It was also reported they had no electricity. That would be a more credible reason.

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Re: Bolton

Postby Billy Balfour » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:02 pm

So, the MASSIVE GRILL in the canteen not working (reason) is a load of old bull?

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Re: Bolton

Postby LeadBelly » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:29 pm

It's going from bad to worse for them (in fact from worse to even worse)
Bolton Wanderers: Millwall fixture may be postponed over safety concerns

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47457750

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Re: Bolton

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:39 pm

There goose is cooked. That should feed a few of them.

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Re: Bolton

Postby LeadBelly » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:57 pm

Even more strife- the catering company (for the stadium, hospitality & the hotel) are threatening to down tools before this weekend pending settlement of monies owed.
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/17476994.catering-company-threaten-to-pull-out-at-bolton-wanderers/

I do feel some sympathy for the average fan but not for the club in general.

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Re: Bolton

Postby NL Claret » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:03 pm

Peter Kenyon ex Man United and Chelsea is reported to be behind a bid for Bolton wanderers.

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Re: Bolton

Postby bfcjg » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:12 pm

Oh Banky Banky banky banky banky bankrupt Wanderers

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Re: Bolton

Postby Bosscat » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:14 pm

Billy Balfour wrote:So, the MASSIVE GRILL in the canteen not working (reason) is a load of old bull?

Its a canteen ... there are usually "massive girls" working in a canteen ... ;)


Oooops note to self "read post" ... you said "Massive Grill" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bolton

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:01 pm

There demise could make a difference at the top of the Championship. They beat both WBA & Derby and drew with Britol City.

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Re: Bolton

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Re: Bolton

Postby DAVETHEVICAR » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Players still not payed February wages.
Anderson promised to pay by this coming Monday.
He was hoping new owners would have payed them.

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Re: Bolton

Postby Chester Perry » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:33 pm

the wages have not been paid Dave

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47525012

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Re: Bolton

Postby Clarets4me » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:52 pm

High time this festering turd of a club was humanely injected, and left to rebuild in the North West Counties !!

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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 pm

Interestingly they've turned up for tonight's game, yet they went on strike for a friendly last summer.

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Re: Bolton

Postby randomclaret2 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:59 pm

Theyve now been paid apparently

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Re: Bolton

Postby mdd2 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:38 am

randomclaret2 wrote:Theyve now been paid apparently

I think by the PFA

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Re: Bolton

Postby Woodleyclaret » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:06 am

Best deal in Lancashire get your hands on Burnley FC,
With serious investment a real prospect.
This is a serious post as our lack of serious investment in the team has really hampered our football progress.
After last seasons 7th finish I for one was expecting a top 10 finish not us down in another relegatipn scrap.

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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:31 am

mdd2 wrote:I think by the PFA


I thought the PFA had paid the players wages a couple of times and were refusing to do it again prior to this week.

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Re: Bolton

Postby bob-the-scutter » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:38 pm

elwaclaret wrote:Many reasons... The belief that they can do better (no doubt a five-year plan to get into the Premiership) alternatively, to asset strip it then sell on the ground or in the belief that they can stabilise the club and sell on for a profit in the midterm.... being just three possible motives

It worked at Coventry.

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Re: Bolton

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:00 pm

Be careful who we mock. Its not beyond the realms of possibility we play them again next season, or at least play at the level they are now at.

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Re: Bolton

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Be careful who we mock. Its not beyond the realms of possibility we play them again next season, or at least play at the level they are now at.


You left out the important part.

We won't be so financially crippled by debt that we can't even pay the food bills...
They had more than enough money over the years to be in a better state than they are now.


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