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1 Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 18:58

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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When it was announced that (formerly banned from being a company director and ostensibly dodgy bastard) Ken Anderson was involved in Dean Holdsworth's (remember him?) bid to buy the club, it's fair to say that I was a bit critical.

And I might have said a few things about "asset-stripping" and "flogging anything that wasn't nailed down before buggering off into the night" and stuff like that.

Well, six months on, we're flying high in second place in League One, averaging the two points a game which is normally enough to get you promoted and everything's looking hunky dory.

I'm not getting carried away but everything could be a lot worse and even a bitter, cynical bastard like me has to admit that things appear to be on the up at Bolton Wanderers.

So if you're reading this Kenneth (and why wouldn't you be?), I'd like to apologise for some of the things I said about you back then.

Whatever your motives, you appear to be delivering on your commitment to steadying the ship and getting the team back into a position where the football's actually fun to watch.

Who knows, if things carry on in this vein, even this shit fan might actually abandon his armchair in favour of a cold, blue plastic seat again.....

2 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 19:06

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Nat Lofthouse
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Things will only look up when I win on Golden Gamble. I can't even get close.

I'd have settled for the fourth prize of a Hollands pies hamper selection.

3 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 19:12

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Christ, that's a good prize!

The top three must be corkers if they top that.

4 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 19:15

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Andy Walker
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Seriously now for a sec, anybody got any info on Holdsworth?

What's the crack?

Is he still involved on a daily basis?

5 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 19:29

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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First rule of football forums: never apologise for anything.

6 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 19:39

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Andy Walker
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Now, now...come on, Tash - Sometimes you've got to be the bigger man (even you) and admit you may have been wrong.

It's cathartic.

7 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 21:29

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Youri Djorkaeff
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Breaders, you weren't alone in your skepticism, although you may have been a bit more vociferous about your assumptions than the rest of us  Very Happy

8 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 21:30

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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I'm looking forward to "Brexit - An Apology".

9 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 21:33

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Holy shit Nat ! We know that one will never happen  Shocked

10 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 22:09

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Nat Lofthouse
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Natasha Whittam wrote:I'm looking forward to "Brexit - An Apology".
This I am looking forward to but good on Breadders for coming out and making this thread! Very Happy

11 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 22:22

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Frank Worthington
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Natasha Whittam wrote:I'm looking forward to "Brexit - An Apology".
Very Happy We all are

12 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 22:28

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Frank Worthington
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I think given what we'd been dragged through as a club and Kens shall we say colourful past even the most positive fans would have had reservations.
I like the way he goes about his business in a calm way, he speaks when he needs to speak and when there's something to say and certainly doesn't hide, but doesn't want to be the star of the show either.
Definitely so far so good, when I saw the headline I though it may have been the ST.
Breaders was positive about him compared to them.

13 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 23:18

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Ken has been great so far, but i too would like to know how much or how little deano is now involved.  At the beginning it seemed as though ken would be the the silent partner and deano the face.  It has been very much so the other way around.

Im not complaining as it is working regardless.  Let the good times continue Very Happy

14 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sat Oct 29 2016, 23:47

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Andy Walker
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whatsgoingon wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:I'm looking forward to "Brexit - An Apology".
Very Happy We all are

Not fucking happening anytime soon.

When we've finally left the EU in about 18 months' time and we then go on to dominate the world principally because we've got the best navy and we're not averse to the idea of exploiting new lands and their resources and the natives are too fucking stupid to stop us as we kill them all and we build an empire which makes us all dead rich....I'll apologise.

Because, as far as I can see, that's the scenario that plenty of the Leave voters expect to happen.

As they claim their benefits and munch on their crayons.

15 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 11:40

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Nat Lofthouse
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Like Brexit, Ken Anderson's tenure hasn't reached any kind of conclusion yet but I have to agree it looks like he's heading in the right direction. He has stated that if we get promoted, he'll be looking for a big investor to secure our place in the Championship and move on from there so we'll know a lot more when those negotiations happen - providing we get over the first hurdle.
I'm not sure how much he's gambling on promotion but I get the feeling that seeing nearly all the seniors are out of contract in the summer, we might struggle if we don't get back at the first attempt especially when those repayments to Eddie Davies kick in. For me, everything is still in the balance but I reckon we do have to see off the challenges of Scunny, Sheff U and Bradford etc this season if we are going to see stability again anytime soon.

16 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 15:30

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Bread2.0 wrote:
Well, six months on, and you're flying high in second place in League One, averaging the two points a game which is normally enough to get you promoted and everything's looking hunky dory.


Thanks Very Happy

17 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 15:37

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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I don't get it.

18 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 15:51

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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This squad would get murdered in the Championship, thank fook most of them are out of contract.

19 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 15:59

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Tony Kelly
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Bread2.0 wrote:
whatsgoingon wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:I'm looking forward to "Brexit - An Apology".
Very Happy We all are

Not fucking happening anytime soon.

When we've finally left the EU in about 18 months' time and we then go on to dominate the world principally because we've got the best navy and we're not averse to the idea of exploiting new lands and their resources and the natives are too fucking stupid to stop us as we kill them all and we build an empire which makes us all dead rich....I'll apologise.

Because, as far as I can see, that's the scenario that plenty of the Leave voters expect to happen.

As they claim their benefits and munch on their crayons.
Calm down dear, it's early days .

20 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 16:37

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Nat Lofthouse
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Bread2.0 wrote:When it was announced that (formerly banned from being a company director and ostensibly dodgy bastard) Ken Anderson was involved in Dean Holdsworth's (remember him?) bid to buy the club, it's fair to say that I was a bit critical.

And I might have said a few things about "asset-stripping" and "flogging anything that wasn't nailed down before buggering off into the night" and stuff like that.

Well, six months on, we're flying high in second place in League One, averaging the two points a game which is normally enough to get you promoted and everything's looking hunky dory.

I'm not getting carried away but everything could be a lot worse and even a bitter, cynical bastard like me has to admit that things appear to be on the up at Bolton Wanderers.

So if you're reading this Kenneth (and why wouldn't you be?), I'd like to apologise for some of the things I said about you back then.

Whatever your motives, you appear to be delivering on your commitment to steadying the ship and getting the team back into a position where the football's actually fun to watch.

Who knows, if things carry on in this vein, even this shit fan might actually abandon his armchair in favour of a cold, blue plastic seat again.....

Fair play

21 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 18:29

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El Hadji Diouf
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Bread2.0 wrote:Seriously now for a sec, anybody got any info on Holdsworth?

What's the crack?

Is he still involved on a daily basis?

Does it really matter any more? We're doing fine with or without him.

22 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 19:15

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I'm just interested because it was supposedly his bid and Anderson got tacked on as a late replacement for someone else at the eleventh hour.

And then DH stood down as Director of Football but wouldn't say why "on legal advice".

And now he appears to have disappeared.

So, yeah...it matters to me.

23 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 19:21

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David Lee
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There's a Q and A with KA this month, I imagine that question will be asked. Closely followed by why is the club still charging the fans to contact it by telephone ?

24 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Sun Oct 30 2016, 19:35

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Frank Worthington
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Picture of him at yesterdays match, from the Bolton News. 


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25 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Mon Oct 31 2016, 12:07

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Tony Kelly
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Are the three of them off to a funeral?

26 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Mon Oct 31 2016, 12:36

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El Hadji Diouf
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Seems better so far.  However I would like the embargo fiasco put behind us pronto. Then secure a financial partner who has actual real money. After that we can declare a successful turnaround. So fair play to Ken,  good job so far cheers

27 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Mon Oct 31 2016, 14:10

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Natasha Whittam wrote:This squad would get murdered in the Championship, thank fook most of them are out of contract.
...and KA knows it which I why he announced he'd be looking for new investors IF we get promoted. That said, I'm sure that some of the senior players in the squad genuinely think they are playing for new contracts in the Championship. Not sure how many of them will actually get one.

28 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Mon Oct 31 2016, 14:32

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El Hadji Diouf
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wanderlust wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:This squad would get murdered in the Championship, thank fook most of them are out of contract.
...and KA knows it which I why he announced he'd be looking for new investors IF we get promoted. That said, I'm sure that some of the senior players in the squad genuinely think they are playing for new contracts in the Championship. Not sure how many of them will actually get one.

He needs to be looking for investors right now not IF we go up ....which apparently he has been doing if reports from a few weeks back are accurate.  So if we get the embargo lifted shortly and get some players in to virtual assure promotion (not that anything is certain of course). Then hit the ground running back in the Champs.

29 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Mon Nov 28 2016, 17:01

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
You still standing by your apology breaders?

30 Re: Ken Anderson - An apology. on Mon Nov 28 2016, 19:31

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Andy Walker
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Bwfc1958 wrote:You still standing by your apology breaders?

Erm......yes.....i think......

I've just re-read what I posted and I stand by it.

It's obviously been his plan all along to shaft Holdsworth, take full control and sell the club on for a profit and provided we don't flirt with Administration (which I don't think we will because DH is crumbling badly if you read between the lines of his latest statement to Iles), we should be fine.

We're second in the table (despite Madine playing every week) and we look poised to push on.

So who knows?

It could all turn out great!

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