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Category: Bolton Wanderers

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EFL appeal against ‘lenient’ Bolton punishment for failing to fulfil fixtures

• League One side had five-point deduction suspended• EFL ‘disappointed by conclusions’ of disciplinary commissionThe EFL has appealed against Bolton’s suspended five-point penalty for failing to fulfil two league fixtures, declaring the sanction “too …

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Football League: Coventry and Bolton on the rise while Swindon soar

League One: Gnanduillet stars as Blackpool winLeague Two: leaders Forest Green lose to PlymouthWith five games postponed due to international call-ups, Coventry seized their chance to make up some ground on the teams above them. The Sky Blues had to co…

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Keith Hill: ‘We’re trying to re-establish Bolton’s greatness’

The club are on minus 11 points and almost went bust but the manager is not giving up after signing nine players in one dayIf Bolton Wanderers require a passionate, vibrant manager to revive their fortunes following near-extinction, Keith Hill could pr…

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Turning our clubs into global brands means there will be more Burys | Jonathan Wilson

The concentration of wealth and attention on a tiny number of globalised superclubs is leading to moments of remarkable drama and quality – but at a terrible priceA recent Set-Piece Menu podcast eloquently made the case for fandom as a broad church. Wh…

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Bolton Wanderers saved after Football Ventures complete takeover deal

• Administrators confirm sale of club in statement• Club was on verge of liquidation but future now looks secureBolton have been sold to Football Ventures (Whites) Limited, the club’s administrators have announced. A deal to take over Bolton has been c…

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Bolton Wanderers saved after Football Ventures complete takeover deal

• Administrators confirm sale of club in statement• Club was on verge of liquidation but future now looks secureBolton have been sold to Football Ventures (Whites) Limited, the club’s administrators have announced. A deal to take over Bolton has been c…

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

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 foo…

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David Squires on … Bolton, Bury and the threat to our football clubs

Our cartoonist looks at the uncertain future of a number of Football League clubs, the heartbeats of communitiesTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Bolton administrator optimistic of saving club as liquidation looms

• Deal to sell League One club collapsed on Saturday• Talks with potential buyers ongoing prior to 5pm deadlineBolton administrator Paul Appleton says the future of the club “is still in doubt” but hopes there will be a “positive outcome” before Tuesda…

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Bolton sale collapses to leave club facing renewed threat of liquidation

• Club have until 5pm on Tuesday to avoid EFL expulsion• Closure process due to start on Wednesday if no sale on cardsBolton face liquidation this week unless a deal to buy the club which collapsed over the weekend can be resurrected at the 11th hour.W…

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Phil Parkinson resigns as Bolton manager amid off-pitch chaos

• Bolton say ‘the matter is being considered’• Club called off game against Doncaster on TuesdayPhil Parkinson has resigned as manager of Bolton Wanderers. Parkinson, who has been at the helm for just over three years, and his assistant Steve Parkin ha…

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Bolton facing points deduction after postponing Doncaster match

• League One club set to be referred to independent commission• Bolton facing another points deduction if guilty of misconductBolton face another points deduction from the EFL after unilaterally postponing Tuesday’s League One home game with Doncaster….

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Bolton postpone League One game with Doncaster owing to ‘welfare’ concerns

• Bolton’s administrators not prepared to overwork young players• Club unable to sign players and risk Football League sanctionsBolton have postponed Tuesday’s game with Doncaster Rovers due to the club’s concern over the “welfare” of its young players…

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Bolton sale closer after injunction blocking progress is amended

• Would-be owner Laurence Bassini used court order to block sale• Football Ventures now hopeful of completing takeoverBolton’s administrators hope to be able to complete the sale of the club unimpeded after an injunction lodged by would-be owner Lauren…

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Defiance, pride and anger as Bolton fans cheer on team of strangers

Supporters travelled in numbers to see their hastily assembled team put up a fight against Wycombe after a chaotic summerThe coaches rolled out of Horwich at 9.30am, beginning a 400-mile, seven-hour round-trip to rural Adams Park. They came by train an…

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Premier League clubs should bail out Bolton and Bury, says Nigel Clough

• ‘There’s enough money in football for everyone’ – Nigel Clough• Bury and Bolton will begin season with 12-point deductionPremier League clubs have a responsibility to use their financial clout to help bail out stricken Football League teams such as B…

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League One 2019-20 season preview

Sunderland, so near after going so far last season, are fancied again with Portsmouth while Peterborough and post-Oyston Blackpool could challenge for play-off spotsIt was little solace to a sore Sunderland dressing room at Wembley in May when Jack Ros…

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EFL suspends Bury’s season opener against MK Dons over funding issues

• League One club missed Monday’s 5pm deadline to provide info• Bury’s game at Accrington also at risk but Bolton given reprieveBury’s opening League One match against MK Dons on Saturday has been suspended, the EFL has announced. Related: Bury face th…

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Bolton players under ‘severe stress’ after not being paid for 20 weeks

• Club’s friendly match at Chester on Friday cancelled• Players and coaching staff of League One club issue statementBolton’s friendly at Chester on Friday has been called off after the players issued a statement claiming they have been put under “seve…

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Bolton left with seven players but will fulfil pre-season fixture at York

Club to field youth and development players on SundayBolton confident they can fill squad if takeover happens swiftlyBolton Wanderers intend to field a team comprising mostly youth and development players when they play their first pre-season friendly …