Sit down Bolton Wanderer’s fans, there’s eventually some positive news. Even though it’s taken forever, a deal has been agreed that will see Football Ventures consortium, headed by Sharon Brittain take full control of the club.
Five final offers were sent to administrators before Wednesday’s deadline, and it was announced on Thursday that they had identified a preferred new owner for the League One club.
They passed the main criteria: Proof of funds for the next two years. Passed the EFL approval, and the group also agreed to inject £1 million into re-building the playing squad ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
The Trotters, who will start next season on -12 points. They have also released a list of the 14 players that will remain contracted to the club next season, which includes goalkeeper Ben Alnwick and Irish international Josh Magennis.
From a Wigan fan, I was genuinely happy when I read this news. It would’ve been devastating if we’d never play again. It’s a guaranteed six points a season if you ever get back to the dizzy heights of the Championship.
In all seriousness, Bolton is a club that deserves better. The fans have stuck with the club through doom and gloom, and I hope you can get a side together that you are proud of watching again. Times like these really separate real supporters from the part-timers. If you are still following Bolton next season, I tip my hat to you, and wish you all the success.