Opinion: Why is Bassini still in the Bolton Wanderers mix!?
After reading that one party had dropped out of trying to buy Bolton, meaning they had 5 bids instead of 6. I was really hoping for the clubs sake that it was Bassini who had pulled out but sadly that is not the case.
Laurence Bassini would be a plague on Bolton and I’m not sure why he is even being considered, but here we go. Bassini is the former chairman of Watford and led the club to the brink of financial ruin, having himself been declared bankrupt on three separate occasions. In March 2013 an independent disciplinary commission found Bassini guilty of misconduct and dishonesty over financial dealings on behalf of Watford and, banned him from being involved in a position of authority with any Football League club for three years.
Sadly for Bolton however, Bassini’s ban is up and the man wants back into football. With the deadline of Friday for producing evidence of funds, I really hope that for Bolton’s sake he fails.
I truly believe that it is the desperation of the situation at Bolton, simply to keep the club alive, that has lead to Bassini even being considered to take over this once Premier League club. According to The Bolton News, he is confident his bid will be successful.
Just over a month ago on the 7th of May, Bassini was going to save Bolton before administration hit, however yet when asked to provide proof of funds to the Football League – Bassini failed on multiple occasions. Yet again just a month later he’s back in the running.
Why he is allowed anywhere near a football club I have no idea, and I truly hope for Bolton’s sake they take another offer.