Bolton’s problems aren’t new. Where did all the Premier League money go?

27 August 2019 04:20
The EFL should never have allowed Ken Anderson to take over in 2016 but the writing was on the wall during the years after relegation when Phil Gartside was chairmanIf Bolton Wanderers were to fold, it would be devastating. In provincial towns, the football club is at the centre. Also, there are jobs at stake and I remember what it felt like in the great times: the sense of euphoria and positivity that was sent through the town can’t be overestimated. To lose that would be tragic.I first went to see Bolton after being asked to take my younger brother to a football match. This was in 1978, I was coming up 14, it was under duress and yet I decided I quite liked it and have been a fan ever since. It was a cup game against Arsenal – my dad wasn’t into football, so we did it of our own volition. But it was a boy’s thing then really, which sounds daft now, so I didn’t go regularly until I moved to London, which was a bit random. I got a season ticket in 1994 and started coming back up to Bolton, when the club still played at Burnden Park, before we moved to the new stadium in 1997. Related: Bolton administrator optimistic of saving club as liquidation looms Related: David Squires on … Bolton, Bury and the threat to our football clubs Continue readingreadfullarticle

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