It’s fairly safe to say that Bolton Wanderers aren’t having one of their best seasons.
Things have been going pear-shaped both on and off the field for the Trotters all year. The proposed takeover deal by Parminder Basran’s Football Ventures (Whites) Consortium has supposedly fallen through and Wanderers’ on-pitch performances are some of the worst fans of this historic club have ever seen.
To top it all off, Wanderers are due in court on Wednesday for a hot date with HMRC.
What’s been interesting to see however, is that Bolton’s on-pitch form corresponds with the club’s off-pitch goings on.
Just take a look at the form at the start of the season. Wanderers won three of their first four games, incredible right? But then they had a huge scare financially and were destined for administration if the late Eddie Davies hadn’t bailed them out at the last minute.
That whole debacle took place on the 11th and 12th of September.
What happened next? Bolton went the next 17 games with just one win to show for their efforts.
Fast-forward a few months and rumours started flying that a takeover deal for Bolton Wanderers was imminent. Bolton’s form suitably improved with two wins in five games.
However, since then its been reported that the Parminder Basran-led buyout has hit the rocks. And naturally, Bolton’s form has collapsed once again. This time though, it may be too late for a last-gasp rescue like we saw last season.
These are worryingly perilous times for the club and I’m sure whatever happens on the pitch, we can all agree that we’d rather have a club to support in League One than not having a club at all.