As Bolton’s youngsters start feeling the effects of a 46-match season, Wanderers’ ownership debacle continues to stall as the hotel dilemma takes centre stage once again.
Despite giving it their all, Wanderers’ team of youngsters fell to another heavy defeat at the weekend as Tranmere hit five goals past a tiring Bolton side.
With a team in desperate need of reinforcements, many are treating the situation as a now or never moment for Football Ventures and their bid for Bolton Wanderers which has seemingly stalled since they were selected as preferred bidders way back on July 1.
However, thanks to a new statement from the administrators for the Bolton Whites Hotel, it seems like there is no end in sight for this tiresome delay.
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The statement, which can be found in full in The Bolton News reads: “The joint administrators [of the hotel] do expect to conclude a sale with the successful bidder over the next couple of weeks.”
With the deal to buy Bolton Wanderers Football Club looking all-but completed, Football Ventures are now trying to fight off competition from a number of parties in their pursuit of the adjoining hotel, a dilemma that’s been frustrating the takeover process for weeks.
Couple that with the ongoing legal issues off the field, involving a certain Laurence Bassini, this takeover doesn’t look close to being completed until his case has been dealt with on September 2.
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What this delay means for Bolton is that our young players are being left in the lurch while matters off the pitch continue to drag on.
With a timeframe of ‘sometime in the next few weeks’ on the horizon, who knows when this whole sorry mess can finally be wrapped up?
But while this takeover dilemma continues to persist, Wanderers’ young players are being put at greater risk of injury as they’re simply not ready to play so many 90-minute matches in such quick succession.
We’ve all said this for weeks but this needs sorting now. Will it be? Probably not.