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« Reply #645 on: Friday, July 12, 2019, 21:59:20 »

Hey ho, at least the EFL are getting its priorities right by showing concern about whether fans want goal-line technology and VAR.

Shame about Bury. I hope they don't fold as my record at Gigg Lane is three wins from three visits.

In all seriousness, Bury looks fucked, which is gutting for the fans, employees and others. Even if Bury go bust, I wouldn't have confidence in the EFL pulling its finger out to truly safeguard football fans and the clubs they support from falling foul of unfit owners and unsustainable ambitions.

what would happen to their league place? losing playoff finalist? no relegation 4th bottom? it makes a huge mess should the worst case happen. I'm assuming the least impact on recruitment and budgets would be to have a 23 team league for this season.
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« Reply #646 on: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 21:04:57 »

Bolton, still to confirm their takeover with just a few weeks to go before the start of the new season, currently have 7 senior players on their books, 2 of them keepers. Which is probably as well, as they don't currently have any defenders. And Lawrence Bassini is still sniffing around, making life difficult even though he's been told to do one. If they can manage to get past all that, once they come out of administration, if they do, they get an automatic 12 point penalty to start the season, plus whatever the league decides to impose for not fulfilling their fixtures last season. Could be a long season for Bolton fans (or a very very short one if things go badly with the takeover)

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/13/bolton-seven-players-fulfil-pre-season-fixture-york-takeover
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« Reply #647 on: Monday, July 15, 2019, 12:49:34 »

Bassini sounds like a bit of a Jed
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« Reply #648 on: Monday, July 15, 2019, 13:17:18 »

Bolton, still to confirm their takeover with just a few weeks to go before the start of the new season, currently have 7 senior players on their books, 2 of them keepers. Which is probably as well, as they don't currently have any defenders. And Lawrence Bassini is still sniffing around, making life difficult even though he's been told to do one. If they can manage to get past all that, once they come out of administration, if they do, they get an automatic 12 point penalty to start the season, plus whatever the league decides to impose for not fulfilling their fixtures last season. Could be a long season for Bolton fans (or a very very short one if things go badly with the takeover)

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/13/bolton-seven-players-fulfil-pre-season-fixture-york-takeover

Got beat by York... https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/17770055.match-verdict-york-city-1-bolton-wanderers-0/

Bassini sounds like a bit of a Jed

Delusional and without a pot, possibly so.
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« Reply #649 on: Today at 16:34:09 »

Just seen on Twitter, Boltons friendly with Chester is off as players refusing to play.
Citing pay problems and communication issues.

Bodes well for the season ahead
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« Reply #650 on: Today at 17:37:11 »

2 weeks for Bolton and Bury to solve a lot of issues...
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« Reply #651 on: Today at 17:56:56 »

Still got those points deductions to come, too
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