With Bolton Wanderers facing chaotic times at the moment, here’s a summing up of the last few days at the club.
While the football season may have finished for Bolton, matters off the pitch are far from settled.
With all that’s gone on in the last few days, it’s been easy to miss key bits of information. Therefore, we’ve done our best at summing up this week’s main stories in case you happen to have missed anything
Bolton kicked off the week by entering into administration. The news had been expected since Laurence Bassini’s attempts to buy the club fell through almost a fortnight ago. Going into administration means that Wanderers will start next season in League One on -12 points.
When the news broke on Monday afternoon it also signalled the end of Ken Anderson’s troubled tenure as the Bolton owner and chairman. Safe to say, fans were pleased to see the back of the Monaco-based businessman.
Yesterday we were greeted with the troubling news that a food bank has been set up in order to help feed club staff who may be struggling after going without pay once again.
On the back of that, we heard the more positive news that local rivals Preston North End have donated £2,000 worth of vouchers to said food bank. A truly noble gesture, one that puts football rivalry aside for the good of the people who make our football club tick.
On another note, The Telegraph and Argus reported that Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin, Bolton’s manager and assistant manager, are to cycle coast to coast in aid of the Stephen Darby Foundation which hopes to help charities that specialise in Motor Neurone Disease from which the former Bolton player had to retire earlier in the season.
And finally today, after closing its doors around a fortnight ago, the Bolton Whites Hotel is set to reopen its doors at 2pm today.
— Bolton Whites Hotel (@BoltonWhitesHtl) May 14, 2019
Hopefully we’ll get some more positive news later this week after a torrid time in the club’s history.