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« Reply #225 on: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 17:45:46 »

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We have agreed a deal, in principle - alongside @TrustSTFC - to buy the County Ground from @SwindonCouncil

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« Reply #226 on: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 22:52:35 »

IIRC Coventry's deadline to prove they have somewhere to play next season expires some time in the next week or so. After that they face expulsion from the League.
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« Reply #227 on: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 23:14:27 »

They have an approaching deadline to show a hoe, after which an EGM will be called to vote on kicking them out.  The parent company are moaning that Wasps won't negotiate with them on a lease extension while taking them to court via a case against the Council who sold the long term leasehold to Wasps, trying to get damages as they were not invited to bid on the sale - after saying they were not interested in public.
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« Reply #228 on: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 09:59:21 »

They have an approaching deadline to show a hoe
A hoe? Is this some sort of masonic thing?
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« Reply #229 on: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10:12:31 »

A lady of the night?
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« Reply #230 on: Friday, March 8, 2019, 21:48:43 »

Todays summary of the Bolton shit show.... https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/17476975.staff-pay-season-tickets-and-the-takeover-bid-every-twist-and-turn-in-the-wanderers-saga-from-the-last-48-hours/

As of this afternoon the Council have announced that unless they receive assurances by 1pm tomorrow that the club can meet the requirements of the University of Bolton Stadium's safety certificate in terms of safety medics stewards etc they may revoke its safety certificate and thus Saturdays game would be off.

Somewhat unhelpfully they are supposed to be playing Millwall which would, I assume, mean a larger police presence than usual and thus greater cost?
Looks like there might finally be some light at the end of the tunnel for Bolton fans:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/08/bolton-wanderers-chairman-ken-anderson-set-to-sell-club
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« Reply #231 on: Monday, March 11, 2019, 18:28:38 »

Or perhaps not:

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

Bolton looking like a Diamandis-era Swindon...
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« Reply #232 on: Monday, March 11, 2019, 20:33:13 »

Just liquidate the fuckers
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« Reply #233 on: Monday, March 11, 2019, 21:04:41 »

According to a Bolton fan I work with, Anderson stands to make c. £30m from the sale and they’re the only debt free (except to their players) club in the league. Seems he stripped everything to the bones by design, but did so quite effectively, whilst obviously upsetting a few people along the way.
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« Reply #234 on: Monday, March 11, 2019, 23:29:15 »

I thought Bolton were massively in debt?  has it been written off?
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« Reply #235 on: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 02:46:07 »

Davies wiped out nearly all the debt owed to him from their big spending days, so Anderson had a clean slate of sorts.  Given he proudly stated they had some of the best finances in the league back in October when faced with a HMRC winding-up order being petitioned, I'd suggest you can trust him about as far as our name sake can shoot from the penalty spot!  Seems to have done a bit of Jed/Diamandis mash-up.
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« Reply #236 on: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 07:48:06 »

oh ok
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« Reply #237 on: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 14:18:37 »

They have an approaching deadline to show a hoe, after which an EGM will be called to vote on kicking them out.  The parent company are moaning that Wasps won't negotiate with them on a lease extension while taking them to court via a case against the Council who sold the long term leasehold to Wasps, trying to get damages as they were not invited to bid on the sale - after saying they were not interested in public.

Could get tasty but lets see how much bottle the FL have, you feel for cov fans but sadly SISU dont look like they are going anyway.

Then there are Charlton's owners who think that the FL will buy the club from them....
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« Reply #238 on: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 14:24:40 »

Coventry deadline to confirm where they will play next season or face expulsion from the League looming:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2019/mar/20/coventry-city-ricoh-arena-football-league
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« Reply #239 on: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:59:12 »

Looks like Ken has mysteriously found another buyer just in time to fend off HMRC again....

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/17514292.bolton-wanderers-fend-off-high-court-winding-up-move/
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