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121 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Apr 11 2017, 14:14

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Wanderers appoint Head of Commercial

Bolton Wanderers is delighted to announce the appointment of Linton Brown as the Club’s Head of Commercial.

Brown, a former professional footballer with Hull City and Swansea City, has worked in a number of senior commercial roles in football with Hull City as Commercial Manager, then as Commercial Director and more recently as the Chief Executive Officer at Barnsley Football Club

He said: “To be joining a club of Bolton Wanderers’ stature at such an exciting phase in its history is an honour.

”I’m looking forward to working alongside my colleagues to explore new commercial opportunities.”

Chairman of Bolton Wanderers Football Club Ken Anderson added: “We are delighted to have appointed Linton to lead the Club’s commercial strategy. He has a tremendous commercial pedigree in sport and will bring a wealth of experience as we look to continue growing our revenue across the business.”

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122 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 10:34

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With only three games remaining, the finishing line is ever closer and following today's results, the picture has become even clearer.

Tomorrow's game against our neighbours Bury offers us the opportunity of picking up a win that will put us within a one victory of securing our return to the Sky Bet Championship.

Should we manage to pick up maximum points on Tuesday night, we can travel to Port Vale this coming weekend safe in the knowledge that a similar outcome at Vale Park will be enough for us.

Nothing has changed from our perspective, even with Fleetwood's victory over Millwall - our fate is still well and truly in our own hands.

It goes without saying that we need every Bolton Wanderers fan to turn up at Macron Stadium and support the team. 

You have been a constant force this season - both at home and on our travel - and the manager and players need you there.

The passion you evoke fuels the team as they will battle for points in every game. Bury are battling for their own future in this division and they will be determined to put the brakes on us. But with a vociferous crowd, I am certain that we will have that extra edge required.

If you haven't already bought your tickets please CLICK HERE to do so now and print your ticket at home. Tell your friends, family and colleagues, and ask them to get behind the boys.

There has been much speculation recently about the number of players that will be out of contract at the end of the season. As I have been saying for some time, now is not the time to discuss new contracts and the focus has to be to finish the job we started last August. 

However, what I do know is that there are a number of players that are out of contract who have given their all throughout the season and have earned the opportunity to continue with the club next season and new contract discussions will take place shortly. 

There are also a number of players who have had to be patient and may have been on the periphery but when they have been called upon, they have stepped in and delivered. Many of our players have been absolute warriors all season and this will not be forgotten. 

As far, as I am concerned, everything is still within our own grasp and the same applies to players looking for a contract next season. There is no better example than those of David Wheater's performances and commitment at the end of last season to show just what can be achieved even at this late stage.

There also appears to be some misapprehension that we don't win games without Gary Madine which I don't want to start having a psychological effect on the squad and supporters in the next few games. 

I must emphasise that whilst Gary has been great all season, we recently won at both Shrewsbury and Southend when Gary went off and that we have won many games when Gary hasn't scored including Fleetwood, Gillingham, Northampton and Oxford. 

It should be remembered that we have not relied on one player for our goals this season and that they have come in numbers from several of the squad. That said, obviously the sooner Gary is back and fit to play, the better.

Away from the field, please consider taking advantage of our huge Easter sale at Bolton Central. as well as big savings across our entire range of leisurewear you will be able to buy a home or away shirt for just £15.

Show your true colours and wear your Wanderers shirt with pride for these final few games. Either visit Bolton Central in person or buy online at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Let's be loud, let's be proud and let's get right behind the team tomorrow night.

Come on you Whites!

Kind regards,

Ken

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123 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 12:00

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Sluffy wrote:There also appears to be some misapprehension that we don't win games without Gary Madine which I don't want to start having a psychological effect on the squad and supporters in the next few games. 

I must emphasise that whilst Gary has been great all season, we recently won at both Shrewsbury and Southend when Gary went off and that we have won many games when Gary hasn't scored including Fleetwood, Gillingham, Northampton and Oxford. 


I don't think there's any misapprehension Ken, but thanks for clearing it up.

124 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 12:20

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Anyone know where I can get a replica shirt from?

125 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 16:59

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wanderlust wrote:Anyone know where I can get a replica shirt from?
I don't know wanders, you'd hope the club or the chairman could point us in the right direction, repeatedly would be best  Shocked

126 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Apr 21 2017, 19:03

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Looking ahead to tomorrow’s game, I am sure like myself, you are all excited at the prospect of what promises to be a typically combative encounter with Port Vale.
 
With us yet again set to come up against a team fighting for their Sky Bet League One lives, everybody knows that it will be far from an easy game.
 
As the manager, players and myself have said on numerous occasions however, our fate is very much in our own hands and we all believe that the team can finish the job off in these last two games.

I wholeheartedly concur with Dean’s comments in The Bolton News today about it now being a two-game season – now is the time for the players to be heroes and we all want nothing more than to be able to look back on this campaign in the years to come as one for the club’s history books.
 
Yet again as well, the players are to be backed by a sell-out away following of 4,500 supporters tomorrow – another superb showing from you, the heartbeat of this football club.
 
All season long, you have followed the team in your numbers both at home and on the road, and I hope that come 5pm on Saturday, we will all be celebrating together at Vale Park.

The Bolton News recently produced a special article highlighting the club’s greatest ever away games, with there certainly being some memorable moments in there.

With any luck, we could potentially be adding Saturday’s encounter to that list come Saturday evening and I am sure you will join me in having everything crossed that it will happen.
 
Prior to the game, John McGinlay and Tony Kelly will be walking to the game to raise money in memory of supporter Andrew “Pud” Leigh who sadly passed away earlier this year.
 
Please show your support for them should you encounter them this weekend.
 
I’d also like to congratulate two of our players meanwhile in Mark Beevers and David Wheater, with both of them having been named in the PFA’s League One Team of the Year.
 
I think our defensive record of only 36 goals conceded in 44 league games – the lowest in the entire division – is a true testament to their hard work throughout the course of the season and they both thoroughly deserve their place in the team.
 
The squad have certainly scooped a number of awards throughout the course of the season and it is always nice to add to that tally. It was also very pleasing to see our matchday magazine secure Sports Trader’s League One Programme of the Year accolade earlier this week too.
 
More awards meanwhile will be announced at our special End of Season Awards Dinner which will be held in the Premier Suite at Macron Stadium on Sunday 30 April.
 
Places are selling quickly for what promises to be a memorable evening, so I advise those of you looking to join us to book quickly to avoid disappointment. To book your place, please [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or phone 01204 673 761.
 
As you may have seen this morning, we have again reduced the prices of our replica kits to just £9.99 from Saturday onwards, so I hope to see as many of you as possible sporting your colours with pride during our final two games.
 
We also have a number of events coming up at the hotel including Harry Khan’s boxing match and An Evening With Anthony Joshua, more details of which can be found on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Please keep an eye on website and the hotel’s social media channels for more details on upcoming events.
 
Let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get right behind the team in what could be a historic week for the football club.
 
Kind regards,
 
Ken

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127 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Apr 21 2017, 19:07

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£9.99 for a replica shirt. That's a bargain. At that price I can use them as hankies.

128 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Apr 28 2017, 19:55

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I think it is safe to say that this week has felt like an extremely long one for all of us associated to Bolton Wanderers Football Club. 

Come lunchtime on Sunday however, it is the time for calm heads, both from the players and the supporters, with the finishing line tantalisingly close and success within our reach.

Our former manager Bruce Rioch spoke earlier this week about embracing the pressure that comes with games such as this and I firmly believe that our players will relish the occasion.

They are ready and we all know that they have the desire to win alongside the application and dedication to get the job done.

They have shown such qualities throughout the season as a whole, but it is on days like Sunday that their credentials are well and truly tested.

As we have seen from the team all season long, they have the heart, belief and character to grind out results and hopefully our game with Peterborough will turn out to be our last cup final this season and we will get that final automatic promotion spot.

It does not matter how we get there – it is solely about the points now and everyone needs to have that belief and get right behind the players from the outset.

We need not rely on other results – we just need to make sure that we do our job and Fleetwood’s game against Port Vale could very well be irrelevant.

As you have done all season long, please create a cauldron of noise on Sunday and get behind the team to roar them onto success. Please however refrain from entering the field of play at any time during the day.

As a collective at the football club, we are on the cusp of making history and hopefully come the full time whistle on Sunday, we will be able to create celebrations and memories that everyone will remember for the rest of their lives.

Once again, we are expecting a bumper crowd here at Macron Stadium, not only in the stands but in our corporate hospitality areas where many rooms have been sold out well in advance of this fixture. 

We even have a number of supporters from places such as Australia, New Zealand and America making the long journey to Bolton. I would like to welcome them all to Macron Stadium this weekend and I hope they have a stay to remember.

Tickets are still available however and can be purchased in person at Bolton Central, by phoning 0844 871 2932 or by [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

The club and Bolton Whites Hotel meanwhile were recently nominated for five awards at the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017 – wholly deserved recognition for all of our hard-working members of staff. 

We were also commended for our pitch earlier this week, with Chris Simm and his team finishing just behind eventual winners Sheffield United in regards to the best surface in Sky Bet League One this term.

They have worked tirelessly throughout the season and I am sure you will all join me in thanking them for their efforts.

Off the field meanwhile, there has been no let-up across the business with Jay Spearing and Darren Pratley recently taking part in the EFL’s Community Day of Action, while on Sunday we will be adding three more recipients to the George Warburton Outstanding Service Award plaque in main reception.

Eddie Hopkinson, Roy Greaves and Des McBain are all truly deserving of this accolade and we thank them all for their contributions to Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

I would also like to welcome the pupils of Brownedge St Mary’s RC High School to Sunday’s game with them having won our recent kit competition.

They submitted a wonderfully inventive video in a bid to win kits for their football team and as part of their prize, they will be here this weekend to cheer on the team. I hope they enjoy their day with us.

For hopefully the last time this season, let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get right behind the team and make Sunday a day to remember. 

Kind regards

Ken

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129 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Apr 28 2017, 20:27

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We need to see that wonderfully inventive (and subsequently award winning) video.

If only there was someone contributing to this site who could upload a copy....... Very Happy

130 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Apr 28 2017, 20:53

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Bread2.0 wrote:We need to see that wonderfully inventive (and subsequently award winning) video.

If only there was someone contributing to this site who could upload a copy....... Very Happy
We can't possibly allow such a thing. There may be strange men posting on here.
I could,of course,post the Brucie tribute to Sammy Davis Jnr, as a substitute.
I'm sure Penguin hasn't seen it.

131 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Apr 28 2017, 21:09

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Please don't frighten off our latest member! Very Happy

132 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Apr 28 2017, 21:16

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karlypants wrote:Please don't frighten off our latest member! Very Happy
That's a bit harsh KP. Penguin might be a big Brucie fan.

Who wouldn't be. cheers

133 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue May 02 2017, 17:58

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Anderson confident winding-up order will not burst Wanderers' promotion bubble

KEN Anderson is confident there will be a swift resolution to the legal issues with finance company BluMarble.

Sports Shield BWFC, the company set up when Anderson took over the club with Dean Holdsowrth last March, face a winding up order in the High Court on May 22 after failing thus far to negotiate a refinancing package on a £5million loan.

Anderson’s attempt to purchase shares owned by Dean Holdsworth and become majority owner of the Whites has also hit a sticking point as a result.

Some have forecast that the impending legal problems could burst Wanderers’ promotion bubble but the chairman is comfortable a resolution will be found.

“I’ve read reports that we’re £25m in debt and I can say we’re nowhere near that figure,” said Anderson in an interview with BBC Radio Manchester. “There was a £5m loan from BluMarble made to Sports Shield BWFC, which was Dean’s company, and we do owe that. It’s something we’ve got to deal with them.

“There are ongoing discussions. It hasn’t been an easy one because there are lawyers involved on both sides but I am confident that it will be resolved.

“There’s a loan on the hotel which was taken out before I came in but that’s just like having a mortgage on your house or your building.”

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134 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue May 02 2017, 21:00

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Can't help thinking that Ken Andrerson over-compensates for Gartsides lack of communication over the years. A bi-monthly update would suffice.

135 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Wed May 03 2017, 08:58

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It's not every week that we get a winding up order tbf. Presume that this means that ka hasn't actually got the money to buy Delano out?

136 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu May 04 2017, 09:26

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Three minute AUDIO interview with Anderson by BBC Manchester.

Basically says the alleged £25 million debt (as reported from the ST) is a complete load of bollocks, that he doesn't envisage a problem with resolving the BluMarble loan and the only other debt pre-dates him and is just a basic mortgage on the hotel.

Listen here -

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137 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri May 05 2017, 01:46

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Ken Anderson looks ahead to next season and speaks regarding season tickets in his latest column to the club's supporters
Even though our league campaign finished just four days ago, plans are already well underway as we look towards the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season.
 
Since Sunday afternoon, celebration has been very much the key focus for the players, coaching staff and the staff members down at Macron Stadium, and rightly so – our success in 2016/17 was a result of hard work from all areas of the business.
 
In the midst of that however, we know that the hard work ahead of next season starts now and that applies to the football club as a whole.
 
Next season is really made or broken in this key period and although we will look back over 2016/17 and be proud of what we achieved, we now need to look forward as we aim to progress.
 
Our finance team are currently working with myself on a business plan and budgets for next season – something which we were not afforded the luxury of for the season just gone.
 
As we head into the second tier of English football once again, our ambitions are clear – we are determined to build a competitive squad which will make their own mark on the Sky Bet Championship.
 
Plans for this are already in place and there are already meetings set to take place next week with the manager and the players who are out of contract this summer.
 
As it has been widely reported, we have 17 players who will be out of contract and it is important that we put down our marker now with them as to how we see the future of not only them as individuals, but the club as a whole.
 
Many of those players have certainly proven their worth during the course of last season and while there will no doubt be some difficult decisions to make, between myself and Phil Parkinson, we will make the right ones for Bolton Wanderers.
 
The manager himself recently spoke of the spirit that he and his team have created here this season – something which, I am sure you will agree, was crucial in us securing automatic promotion.
 
We will also be looking to add strength-in-depth ahead of what will be a long and challenging campaign come August, but hopefully a fruitful one.
 
After the uncertainty of last year, it is crucial that we hit the ground running when the players return for pre-season training and with this in mind, our pre-season training camp is already booked and we are planning for a number of friendly fixtures.
 
Off the pitch meanwhile, we also want to manage the football club on sound foundations and work under a sustainable and commercial business plan going forward. 
 
The days of losing £12-20 million a year have to be well and truly behind us and I know that you are all on the same page with myself in that respect.
 
Being in the Sky Bet Championship next season however means that we will benefit from the publicity that comes with it and that will no doubt reflect in our commercial revenues across the business.
 
We also launched our 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season ticket campaign earlier this week and we have been delighted with how sales have been during these early stages.
 
The club has received some feedback regarding the pricing structure, so I would like to take this opportunity to update you all on how we came to the decision.
 
It is important to remember that the prices have been held at the same level as our last time in the Sky Bet Championship in 2015/16 with a small increase to reflect inflation.
 
The club has to live within its means to avoid the mistakes of the past and for us to remain and be competitive in this division, there are associated costs.
 
Since I arrived at Bolton Wanderers Football Club  I've already reduced expenditure for the benefit of the club and I am constantly looking at ways of driving revenue.
 
Our return to the Championship represents an opportunity for a new financial beginning and we must ensure that we build and operate a sustainable business plan both on and off the field.
  
There are still a great deal of areas to be addressed , but slowly and surely we are working through this. We appreciate that a season ticket is a significant expense for any football supporter and we truly appreciate and value the commitment you show throughout the season. 
 
The support we have received both home and away has been exceptional and every supporter – especially season ticket holders – have played a key role in our success.
 
With this in mind, I hope that many of you will take the opportunity to join us for what promises to be an exciting campaign in 2017/18, with tickets available to purchase here. Our special promotion commemorating book, Wanderers Return, can also be pre-ordered here with fans who purchase before May 11 able to have their name printed on the Roll of Honour.
 
We are together, and together we will succeed.
 
Kind regards,
 
Ken

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138 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri May 05 2017, 10:24

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No mention of replica shirt sales so I presume a new design will be winging it's way into the shops very shortly. Or is the sponsorship up for renewal again?

139 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Sat May 06 2017, 06:19

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Anyone remember the days when we didn't hear a thing from the chairman / board. Think Ken Anderson deserves a lot of credit for how he has handled things this year.

140 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Sat May 06 2017, 14:27

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Agree 100% with that one Fab. Its been a nice change.

141 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu May 11 2017, 15:08

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In relation to the recent news about winding up petitions being issued against the Club and Burnden Leisure, I would like to be as open and transparent as possible. 

Firstly, for the record, the SCC winding up petition referred to in the media was paid and settled some time ago. SCC are paid up to date including the final game of the season. 

It is important to note that the dispute at the time wasn’t solely about money owed to them but their obligations under a capital contributions agreement.

We now have a good working relationship with SCC and recently signed off a £150,000 Pure Bar refurbishment programme with them commencing in June as well as other capital contributions for the business.
 
The Burnden Leisure winding up petition has also been dealt with. The club HMRC winding up petition is currently being dealt with and has been delayed because of the complications of the BluMarble action against Dean Holdsworth’s company Sports Shield BWFC. 
 
I am, as previously stated, optimistic on the outcome of both of these matters. 

I would also like to reiterate that when required to do so, l have personally financially funded the club in the past and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future as I did with last month’s salaries and other creditor payments.
 
I was disappointed to read the statement issued by the Supporters' Trust this morning. I received a text message from them at 10.48pm last night asking for my comments. Despite me attempting to contact them at 7:43am this morning, they went ahead and issued it before I had chance to speak with them.
 
I think it is unfair and without foundation to say that the club has 'lurched from one crisis to another.’ l would say that based on where we were on and off the pitch at the end of last season, when no one gave us a chance of surviving, let alone being automatically promoted at our first attempt, all in all it has been a successful year for the club, its players, staff and supporters. 
 
It is true to say that the Supporters Trust have made offers to assist financially but it has always been with various covenants and equity demands. 

As an example, we recently asked if they could assist us in funding some works the manager had requested on one of the pitches at the training ground to bring it up to the stadium standard at a cost of circa £140,000. 

They responded they would give it consideration in return for 10% equity in the club and board representation. This of course was politely declined. 

They did also say that they did not currently have the funds to assist in any case and would need to petition their members for the funds and approval

 
I have never said outside money is not required. Indeed, l have always made it absolutely clear that we would welcome new equity funding on the right terms and are currently holding discussions with potential investors along these lines.  

If the Trust believe they can assist in bringing new equity to the club on commercial terms then my door is always open for further discussions. 
 
I write these notes following confirmation that five players will officially leave the club when their contracts expire on June 30, with one other being given the opportunity to speak to interested parties.
 
The end of the season always comes with a tinge of sadness and difficult decisions have to be made in relation to releasing players, while it has been made even harder this year in the sense that they have helped us to achieve promotion.
 
You have to think with your head and not your heart however and I am sure you will all join me in wishing the players who will be leaving us, both first team and development-wise, the very best in their future endeavours. 
 
With them leaving, it will allow us to recruit new players in the summer and in the past few months, there has been a lot of hard work, long hours and travelling put in by our scouting department to ensure that we are competitive in the Sky Bet Championship next term.
 
We are also looking to negotiate with a number of out-of-contract players and their agents in the coming weeks to ensure that our first team and youth sides are as strong as they can possibly be come August.
 
While it was important that we savoured the success of our promotion, it is now time to move on and focus on next season and I am holding meetings with the management and recruitment teams looking ahead to the new campaign and what we will require to make sure that we are there or thereabouts come the end of 2017/18.
 
These meetings will continue throughout the summer as we continue to strengthen the squad. 
 
We must not underestimate the difficulty of the challenges which lie ahead of us and the Sky Bet Championship has certainly moved on in our year away from the division, particularly in regards to the relegated teams coming down from the Premier League alongside television monies and parachute payments.
 
With the capable and fully focused management team and supporter base we have here at the club however, I believe that we will be in a very strong position to compete next season.
 
Our recruitment meanwhile will be based on a sustainable financial model both on and off the pitch with a view to putting the recent financial problems well and truly behind us in the not to distant future.  

I am currently actively working on assisting in the refinancing of the Sports Shield BWFC/BluMarble loan and the refinancing of Whites Hotel. Alongside this, we are negotiating raising additional equity investment as well to ensure that we will have a competitive squad but at the same time, not repeating the mistakes of the past. 
 
As I have said previously, we must now grasp the opportunity to put the club in a sustainable financial position and this is the challenge for everyone involved with the club. 
 
Although it will not be easy, it is without doubt an achievable task, but in the short term it will require a great deal of prudence and hard work in targeting additional revenues through commercial and sponsorship opportunities and controlling and reducing the unnecessary and excessive expenditure commitments from the past alongside ensuring we continue to get our supporters through the turnstiles and behind the team as they did all last season. 
 
There is also a great deal of work going on behind-the-scenes at Macron Stadium and up at the training ground at the moment to ensure that our facilities remain at the high standards we have maintained during our year in Sky Bet League One.
 
We were delighted meanwhile to announce a pre-season fixture against Stoke City on July 29 earlier this week. We are very pleased to have been able to secure top-flight opposition and their quality will allow us to judge where we are ahead of our league campaign which will kick off just a week later.
 
We have already had a large number of supporters sign up for 2017/18 season tickets, while I am sure that we will be welcoming many more of you to Macron Stadium come August.
 
The club’s early purchase deadline is on June 10 and I hope you will all take advantage before this date to get the best possible price for following the team as we return to the second tier of English football and play your part in ensuring that we can recruit the highest calibre of players possible within our means.
 
Please visit Bolton Central in person, phone 0844 871 2932 or CLICK HERE to sign up and be a part of history with us once again.
 
Finally, I have been pleased to see many of you pre-ordering our promotion commemorating book ‘Wanderers Return’ and also submitting your logo designs for our 20th anniversary here at Macron Stadium.
 
I have always been a huge advocate of making you, the supporters, feel as though you are part of the fabric of the football club as, after all, without fans, there would be no Bolton Wanderers.
 
To pre-order the book and have your name printed on the Roll of Honour, please CLICK HERE and order before 5pm today while for more details on our logo competition, CLICK HERE.
 
Thank you once again for your continued backing.
 
Kind regards,
 
Ken

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142 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu May 11 2017, 16:02

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Hahaha the fucking ST is a joke! They have valued our club at £1.4m, god knows what they are smoking.

143 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu May 11 2017, 23:27

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Leeds_Trotter wrote:Hahaha the fucking ST is a joke! They have valued our club at £1.4m, god knows what they are smoking.

Not strictly true - they've offered a low-ball amount to a bloke and a club who are struggling financially. It's not as straightforward as assuming they value the club at £1.4m whatever the maths might suggest.

144 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu May 11 2017, 23:39

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Kane57 wrote:
Leeds_Trotter wrote:Hahaha the fucking ST is a joke! They have valued our club at £1.4m, god knows what they are smoking.

Not strictly true - they've offered a low-ball amount to a bloke and a club who are struggling financially. It's not as straightforward as assuming they value the club at £1.4m whatever the maths might suggest.
Well of course it is. Any business owner would see it that way. They want a 10% stake of the club for £140,000, that to me sounds like they are valuing to club at £1.4m Doesn't matter if the club is struggling financially. Our assets are worth more than £1.4m combined. We sold Clough for more than that.

145 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu May 11 2017, 23:42

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That's what I was saying. If you were buying something and you knew the owner was on the bones of his arse you'd be daft to offer full whack. Who knows what the new buyers have offered Ken, but the ST have made a huge error here.

146 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri May 12 2017, 01:47

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Kane57 wrote:That's what I was saying. If you were buying something and you knew the owner was on the bones of his arse you'd be daft to offer full whack. Who knows what the new buyers have offered Ken, but the ST have made a huge error here.

You don't shaft the club when you are in existence to be the voice of the fans!!!!

What world are they on?

Do they truly believe that is what the fans want - to fuck over the club when it is on its arse simply to grab a part of it for themselves!?

They've lost all credibility and if they were honourable they should resign.

I won't be holding my breath though - I doubt anybody else will either!



147 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri May 12 2017, 08:37

Leeds_Trotter

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Well I for one think Ken has done a fantastic job so far. Considering the mess he inherited, it hasn't been easy for him and there are still many hurdles to jump, but I believe he is working really hard to make us more sustainable in the long run.

148 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri May 12 2017, 13:12

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Nat Lofthouse
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Leeds_Trotter wrote:Well I for one think Ken has done a fantastic job so far. Considering the mess he inherited, it hasn't been easy for him and there are still many hurdles to jump, but I believe he is working really hard to make us more sustainable in the long run.
I agree but it's clear we're far from being out of the woods yet. That said, there's nothing to suggest that Ken isn't the guy to lead us out of our troubles. I just don't think that we should expect to spend a lot of money on the team in the short term.

149 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri May 12 2017, 20:47

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Youri Djorkaeff
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If I'd known that £140K would buy 10% of the club, I*'d have offered it myself. However, I think its a despicable move, and shows what a bunch of wankers the ST are.

150 Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Sat May 13 2017, 12:10

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Well what a surprise!

Sluffy wrote:
It's pretty clear Iles has little or no insider information from within the club and thus depends to a greater or lesser extent to what the ST and LoV feed him.

Once all the financial gubbins have finally been sorted out and as long as Anderson remains in charge thereafter, it would not surprise me one bit if Iles is distanced from the club in a similar manner as to how unwelcomed he was under Eddie Davies regime.

If so he's made his own rod for his back by being unable or unwilling to remain impartial from the 'ownership' desire of the ST board members and the 'click bait' revenue requirements of the LoV site.

The man is a fool to himself imo.




As you may have read in The Bolton News today, Phil Parkinson, Tim Breaker, Lee Anderson, Paul Aldridge and I all met in London yesterday to discuss next season's squad. 

I cannot tell you what a breath of fresh air it was to get back to football matters. 

Furthermore, we are all singing from the same hymn sheet in respect of budgets and where we want to be next season and the hard work of building a new squad is already underway, as you will see, as changes and additions to the squad are announced over the coming weeks. 

I am a great believer in the old adage that 'yesterday's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper' that and that alone is why my notes on Thursday were changed/updated on Friday and we moved on. 

It had nothing to do with 'legal vetting' or any other sinister issues whatsoever. I had made my views absolutely clear and it was time to move on. 

Unfortunately, this has proved difficult as the latest comments from Marc Iles concerning Dean Holdsworth and BluMarble are once again wide of the mark and I don't understand why he doesn't contact me before publishing his stories for clarification.

Normally speaking, I wouldn't seek to justify myself but the fact is that the agreement between Dean and myself was completed and substantial monies changed hands. 

There was a second agreement in respect of some more of Dean's shares and it is this agreement that is currently being delayed due to the BluMarble matters, which l would again point out relate to Sports Shield BWFC and not the club. 

I agree with Marc that the club's statements 'need to be unimpeachable'. Hopefully, he will heed his own advice going forward, if his columns are to be regarded as a definitive source of information.

I fully endorse Marc's comments - 'opinion is fine, so long as Wanderers' fans view it as such. Columns are entertaining, so long as they do not replace the scrutiny of the press. Openness is a two way street.

Never has a truer word been spoken. Let's hope he practises what he preaches going forward and seeks out the facts before making statements that turn out to be wide of the mark

This week has seen a great deal of complimentary comments over social media and a number of heartfelt emails/letters have been sent into the club which l am truly grateful and appreciative of. 

They make all the hard work that the management, players, staff and support you, the fans, have given over the last year or so worthwhile. 

As I said at the beginning of these notes yesterday, our promotion winning game against Peterborough United was a breath of fresh air and l look forward to sharing many more days like it with all of you as we move forward and hopefully get this great club back to where it belongs.

Kind regards,

Ken

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