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What can Bolton Wanderers be excited about? Here are 3 reasons ahead of next season

I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking the same, in Bolton Wanderers’ situation, what can we be excited about?

Bolton has obviously had a hard time over the last year with financial problems, that have seen players and staff go unpaid resulting in relegation to League 1 football. As a Bolton fan myself, I am not optimistic about the season ahead. We don’t even have a full senior squad right now, and we still have ongoing rumours regarding our management.

However, I’ve decided to try to look on the bright side at things we can look forward to…

No More Anderson

It’s been announced that Bolton have a preferred bidder when it comes to buying the club and Football Ventures are apparently the new owners. This means we are rid of Ken Anderson and can focus on football.

Players will now be paid and hopefully, new recruits will be brought in if the takeover goes as planned. The fans spent a large period of last season campaigning for Anderson’s departure. So now that he’s gone, we can all focus on the football and the league.

New League

Yes, it was disappointing that we ended up being relegated last season. Nevertheless, you have to see a positive in this and that is the team’s we will now be facing. The league may be easier for us and fans might see some exciting football games. I could be completely wrong, we could end up even worse off, and have the most boring football play going. Again, I’m being optimistic.

Local and Seaside Away Games

If all else fails, at least we will have good away games. As well as having local games such as, Bury and Rochdale, we will also have matches that aren’t too far away and are by the sea. Blackpool and Fleetwood will definitely be go-to games, if not for the football, for the pubs, arcades and fish and chips.

Is George Edmundson Good Enough To Make The Step Up To Rangers or Sunderland After Being Linked Away From Oldham?

There are a good number of gems to be found in the lower divisions if clubs can be bothered to look for them and one of the brightest of them, Oldham’s George Edmundson is currently being sought by several clubs including Scottish Premier side Glasgow Rangers.

It’s always a blow to a club’s supporters to lose an integral member of the team but given Oldham’s league status, diminishing support and financial uncertainty the chance to cash in on a player is a pill that has to be swallowed.

The question as to whether Edmundson can make the step up to a higher division has already been answered, by the clubs who have shown an interest in him. Originally that consisted of the likes of Scunthorpe and Fleetwood but Edmundson will surely be aware that he can set his sights much higher, and that he would be seriously undervaluing himself if he didn’t aim for the best option available to him.

Although Latics fans would miss the young defender, they can surely not deny him the chance to possibly play in the Europa League next season and also experience the delight of a Glasgow derby!

Oldham have lost players to bigger clubs in the past and that is a burden we have had to carry. Another ex-Latics defender who began his career with us is James Tarkowski, who is now with Premier League Burnley and in the England squad.

It could be (but is highly unlikely) that the promising centre back might be persuaded to stay with Oldham until his contract runs out next season, however ‘cashing in’ on him now makes more sense as far as the club’s financial situation. The figures being reported are close to the £500,000 mark, and that is a figure we can’t afford to turn down no matter how much people think he will be worth in the future.

Should Edmundson go, it is to be hoped that he finds his way into the first team as soon as possible, rather than become lost in the club’s reserves. It will hopefully give a chance to one of Latics other youngsters to step up to the mark in his place.