With Bolton Wanderers’ court date adjourned until April 3, 2019, the club is safe… for now.
According to the Bolton News, the reason for the adjournment is due to a prospective new buyer. The club have been granted the two week extension in order for this mysterious new party to complete their takeover.
Very little is known about the potential new buyer, but it has been touted that they’re already the majority stakeholder in another high-level football club.
We shall have to wait and see what develops on that front. Hopefully any new potential owner could allow the club to substantially rebuild.
However, if the potential takeover deal was to fall through yet again, Bolton Wanderers would be in real trouble.
The club would be staring down the real possibility of administration or worse, liquidation.
If Bolton are put into liquidation, the club would cease to exist.
Pretty scary stuff, I know. However, that is the worse case scenario and should hopefully be avoided.
But, hypothetically speaking, if the club is liquidated, you’d like to think that a new club could rise up from the ashes, in a similar fashion to Rangers in 2012.
If that was to be the case, the club would need a new name.
Here a few suggestions…
Up first we have Horwich Wanderers. This suggestion comes as a result of the UniBol stadium actually being closer to Horwich than Bolton.
If the club can’t have a stadium under the name Burnden, then why can’t a hypothetical new club take on that name instead? Burnden Wanderers works well as it keeps the BWFC initials and harks back to the club’s former stadium.
FC Wanderers of Bolton
This name takes inspiration from FC United of Manchester. However, knowing how many fans feel about Manchester United, it’s probably for the best to avoid this name.
This name is inspired by the club’s name on the Pro Evolution Soccer video game series which is itself based on the name of the shopping complex neighbouring the stadium.
And finally, we come to our last and saddest suggestion. Losing the Wanderers name would be a huge shame as most of the club’s main chants are based around that name.
(Disclaimer: This is purely hypothetical and is simply poking a bit of fun at the awful situation the club is in right now)