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211Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Sep 25 2018, 21:09

Nigelbwfc


Nicolas Anelka
Nicolas Anelka
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:BN saying EFL have got involved in the pay dispute over non payment of severance pay for Derik, Caracan, and Henry, and could put the blocks on registering any players until they are paid.
Actually it doesn't say that.

It says EFL not obliged to get involved as this is a severance payment (with presumably strings attached, ie you look for work)  if player doesn't get fixed up.

This not a wage payment in a strict sense of the term.

BWFC going through cash flow problems as salaries still more than what's taken in.

212Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Fri Sep 28 2018, 13:05

MartinBWFC

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Frank Worthington
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I understand Wanderers have now paid the three former players the money owed and can register Lloyd Dyer with the EFL to be involved in tomorrow's game against Derby County. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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213Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Sat Sep 29 2018, 05:09

Growler


Tony Kelly
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Any ex Bolton school  on here? I've just discovered that one of the lads who travelled to Bolton away games with the chemistry teachers in the mid to late 1980s has become rather wealthy, well in the tens of £millions worth of shares in the company he is MD of.Its not based in the UK.
Anyone know who Im on about?
Give him a few more years and maybe...

214Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Mon Oct 01 2018, 21:47

Sluffy

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Ken has a pop at Iles (and our Martin!) - and Pawel called up by Poland.

It was such a great feeling to return to the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday and come off the pitch with three points against a good Derby County team.
Plenty had been written about Derby, especially after their cup victory against Manchester United, but I thought we stuck to our task perfectly well. We contained them throughout the match, caused them problems and we fully deserved our victory.
I thought the vociferous support from our fans was fantastic throughout and I have no doubt that this spurred the team on.

Perhaps my own personal highlight from the game was watching the passion with which Craig Noone celebrated the goal. It was a fantastic gesture to run straight over to Stephen Darby in the stands and cheer the goal with him. This encapsulates the wholehearted support Stephen has from his team mates and everybody at the football club.

It was fitting that the players wore Stephen’s name and number prior to kick off. These shirts have been signed by the players and will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Full details will be announced very soon on the club’s website so please bid for your chance to own one of these special shirts and to donate to a very worthwhile cause.

I have to say that although I thought that those who were in attendance on Saturday were in fine voice and I am very grateful for their support, I was a little disappointed with the total crowd figure of 14,096.

It’s even more disappointing considering the good start to the season the team has made in comparison to last season.

I really do hope that we can start to see the attendance figures increase, starting from this Saturday’s local derby against Blackburn Rovers.

For the first five games of this season, we are down by an average of approximately 2,000 fans per match compared to the opening five games of last season. Although it is important to put this into context given that last season Leeds United (4,832) and Middlesbrough (4,165) brought large travelling support with them.

We only have to look back at the attendance figures for the backend of our League One campaign a couple of seasons ago where we were getting crowds in excess of 20,000.

A lot has been mentioned in the local press about ‘off field financial problems’ which is getting increasingly frustrating. It seems to be repeated in every article at the moment yet they seem to forget where the club was financially two years ago.
The continuous negativity about the ‘financial problems’ and the manager’s perceived defensive style of play does not help anyone and hopefully the people concerned will move on and write about some of the positives going forward for a change.

I do accept the media’s right to be an independent voice but I do not understand certain individuals’ apparent need to regularly repeat the same negativity on an almost daily basis both in print and on social media.

There has been a great deal of comments recently in the media and on TV about the great job that Phil has done and l would be the first to agree with this as l think it’s fully justified. l clearly showed this when he had my full support throughout last season when there were constant calls for me to dismiss him.

However, what I don’t agree with are the comments about there having been no money made available as l believe our current  player costs are up there with mid-table teams and the club have financially supported Phil and his management team to the best of its abilities since l have been at the club.

As l have repeatedly said, l think this season’s squad is the strongest since l have been at the club and generally speaking we have cover and options for every position, the game set-up and formation that we can play and with three games coming thick and fast again, the recruitment and investment in the squad during the summer is paying dividends.

We all have to accept that we do not have the financial resources of the recently relegated teams with parachute payments, or the financially better off and better supported teams like Leeds, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest to name just a few.

It’s essential though that if we are to compete both on the field and financially with these teams that we need to increase our revenues from increased  attendances, sponsorship, hospitality, merchandise and events and l hope that everyone will get behind the club to make this possible.

For example, off the field, Suzanne Speak and her team in the hotel have arranged a number of events over the past few days which have seen over 3,000 people attend the venue. The International Football Programme is also proving to be increasingly successful and just this week alone we are welcoming five teams from South Africa, Australia and the United States.
Well done and a huge thank you to Suzanne and her incredible team for the continuous efforts and hard work they put in every day, week in and week out.
This income is crucial for us to sustain and drive the business going forward.
On the field, we’ve got a really good opportunity to get ourselves back in a commanding position in the upper reaches of the Sky Bet Championship table with two crucial games before the international break.
Tomorrow we travel to Stoke which will be another difficult and competitive game and I’m confident that we will continue our strong performances on the road, while it would be fantastic to see a large turnout for our local derby against Blackburn at the University of Bolton Stadium.
It is crucial that we continue to take nothing for granted in any game, as we have all seen there are no easy games in the Championship this season.
You can buy your tickets for this game now by clicking here or why not try some of our fantastic hospitality packages which can be bought by calling our Sales Team on 01204 673761.

Finally, I would like to congratulate Pawel Olkowski on earning an international recall with Poland, for their forthcoming international fixtures against Italy and Portugal. Pawel has taken to life in England really well and has been a fantastic player for us during these opening months of the campaign. His call-up is well deserved.
Let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the boys!

Best wishes,

Ken

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215Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 03:05

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
He really is an amateur when it comes to running a football club. No understanding of the fanbase and our disposable income especially if he thinks we can provide all the funding required to move the club forward without the requisite speculation from serious money which he has failed or refused to engage. As regards PR does he honestly think that in trying to make the fans feel guilty about not giving enough money to him/the club that it will work as a strategy? Naive at best.
At least we've got a team that looks like it can compete for survival in this league - but he should be using that as a lure for serious money instead of trying to consolidate a fiefdom based on the idea that Bolton fans will pay for the considerable investment required to progress to the next level - because they can't.
Trying to make the fans feel bad about not giving enough just shows where he's at.

216Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 07:44

T.R.O.Y


Andy Walker
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‘Off field financial problems’ is a factual statement, how else would you describe almost going into admin and public rows over unpaid bills?

217Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 08:39

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
KA needs to stop going on about attendances, this 20K mark he's after is not going to happen on a regular basis. We were struggling to get 20K in the last years of the Prem so why would we suddenly start getting that amount now? 
Lots of fans on facebook moaning about ticket prices as well as Blackburn prices are £36 and it seems Blackburn fans aren't willing to pay it and have only sold 1000 tickets.

218Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 09:23

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I remember when this game was pretty much a sell out.

£30 behind the goal and £32 in nob head corner (plus £1 booking fee) seems a bit pricey for this game TBH.

219Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 10:39

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
What worries me is the thought that Anderson's business plan to retain control is based on selling 20k + tickets every home game, because if it is the creditors will be queuing up again very shortly indeed and there aren't that many assets left for him to cash in.

220Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 14:18

terenceanne

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El Hadji Diouf
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"manager’s perceived defensive style of play"   I knew I was imagining it all along. I stand corrected.
Cool

221Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 14:31

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:"manager’s perceived defensive style of play"   I knew I was imagining it all along. I stand corrected.
Cool
Made me laugh too.

222Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Tue Oct 02 2018, 14:36

observer


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Well at least it confirms KA reads Nutters etal!

223Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Wed Oct 03 2018, 22:26

Sluffy

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Last night at the Bet365 Stadium wasn’t one of our better first half performances this season and it would be difficult to say otherwise. However, we have to treat it as a bad day at the office, take a good long hard look at it, dust ourselves down and move on to Saturday’s game against Blackburn Rovers and respond with a positive result.

Why the officials disallowed what should have been an equaliser by Josh Magennis I simply don’t know. From the replays it was clear that there wasn’t a foul in the box and the goal should have stood. It was a clear example of six of one and half a dozen of the other. I think we would have gone on to have got at least a draw and shared the points, and maybe all three because at that stage we were getting on top but instead, as we were chasing for a goal, they scored a second late on in the game.

After a slow start in the game I thought we picked up well in the second half and looked much better on the ball but we need to come out faster from the start in the future. In this very competitive league it is very difficult to come back from behind and this is something we must work more on.
Stoke is always a difficult place to go to and we should all remember they were a Premier League club last season and have some very good and expensive players. Most pundits believe it’s only a matter of time before they turn their season around and start climbing the league and l share those views.

I have noticed that my comments earlier in the week about the lower attendances at the University of Bolton Stadium this season have prompted a lot of reaction and debate on social media. I absolutely welcome and encourage this.

The vast majority of the feedback appears to be in relation to the price of matchday tickets, so it may help if I set out the club’s policy on ticket pricing.
The club’s ‘Season Ticket Guarantee’ means that season ticket holders will always get the absolute best value for money when compared to buying tickets on a match-by-match basis. The cheapest season ticket offering during the ‘Early Purchase’ period, in the North Stand Lower Tier, worked out at just £14.13 per match (23 games). Even the most expensive ticket in the East/West Upper Tiers worked out at just £21.00 per match (23 games). Under 18 season tickets worked out at just £3.70 per match when bought during the ‘Early Purchase’ period.

We have to protect that benefit for season ticket holders to reward them for their loyalty and consequently our match day pricing is done on a grading system.

The match ticket price grading system is in place to give the club flexibility on ticket prices where demand for tickets is likely to be high for some games and low for others. For instance; Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic and Leeds United are likely to attract more supporters than Brentford, Reading and Millwall. Games are budgeted for (grade A – grade D), in accordance with this theory.
We also have to remember that unlike the Premier League, one of the main sources of income for clubs in the EFL is ticket revenue. We have to try to get the balance of pricing right so that we can strive to grow our attendances whilst generating the necessary revenue to not only operate the club on a daily basis but also to invest for longer term success.

As in previous seasons, we’ll be launching a ‘half-season ticket’ in November for our remaining home games in 2019 and I would encourage as many of you as possible to take full advantage of the promotion as it is excellent value.

I really do hope that we can start to see the attendance figures increase, starting from the local derby against Blackburn Rovers. You only have to look back to the Derby game to see how the supporters got behind the team and inspired them to get a great result. There is also no doubt that the 20,000 plus supporters who got behind the team towards the end of our League One promotion run in helped us achieve automatic promotion and I really hope we can repeat this on Saturday evening and go into the international break on a positive high.

Tickets are available to buy from Bolton Central or online by clicking here, or why not try some of our fantastic hospitality packages which can be bought directly from our Sales Team by calling 01204 673761.

Let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the boys on Saturday.

Best wishes,

Ken

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224Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 08:31

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
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Give it a rest Ken  Rolling Eyes

225Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 10:58

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[ltr]Ken Anderson has registered a charge at Companies House over club assets for the loan he took out from Eddie Davies's Moonshift Investments Ltd. Club has declined to comment on terms. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][/ltr]


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[ltr]This basically means Ken Anderson has loaned BWFC the loan he took out from Eddie Davies. We do not know what the duration or the interest of that loan is at present. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][/ltr]

226Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 11:54

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Does that mean he has put the loan on the club secured against the assets?

227Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 13:03

Growler


Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I remember when this game was pretty much a sell out.

That would be when we had Allardyce and they had Walker

Parky and the Venkys don't fill grounds.

228Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 15:42

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Does that mean he has put the loan on the club secured against the assets?
As I now understand it, Anderson still owes EDs estate the money, but he has lent it to BWFC at rates which he won't disclose - we can only assume that they are at least equal to or above the terms of his own loan.

E.g. he borrows £5 million at say 10% p.a. interest and then lends out the same amount to BWFC at >10% interest.

Ass covered.



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229Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 15:45

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I await Sluffy's reply with baited breath  Laughing

230Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 15:53

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I await Sluffy's reply with baited breath  Laughing
The absence of anything positive to say about Anderson's behaviour may delay the process. I will say this though:

Borrowing the money from ED and then lending it to the club - a move similar to Deano's rescue bid - is ostensibly a good news story i.e. "the club needed the money and Anderson secured it for the club".

Anderson isn't exactly shy about spreading any story that casts him in a good light is he? So where is the PR?

Could it possibly be that there are elements of the terms of that loan that wouldn't cast him in a good light? We'll see. Maybe it's being composed as we speak.

231Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 16:21

Leeds_Trotter

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Andy Walker
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It seems everyone is kicking off before we have the facts.

232Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 19:34

T.R.O.Y


Andy Walker
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It seems everyone is kicking off before we have the facts.

Are we going to get any more information? The club have said no comment.

233Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 21:17

Growler


Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It seems everyone is kicking off before we have the facts.

Are we going to get any more information? The club have said no comment.
It's not like Ken to be so coy is it? He gives us his opinions on the teams  performances, the size of the crowds, the players strike and the dispute with the caterer but he won't talk about the interest rate on the clubs loans.
It's reminds me of that Q and A with Phil Gartside, when Phil said he would answer questions on anything but money.
With regards the men in suits, the thing we care most about is the money...

234Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 21:43

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Seems it is all kicking off. Iles reporting this now -

At the risk of sounding negative - it appears HMRC has served #bwfc with a winding-up petition. Another winder has also been brought to my attention, from Front Row Marketing, but I need a bit more info before I can write about it.

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Iles is loving it - and Wanderlust too!

My money is still on Ken though.

Shame Iles couldn't wait a few hours to report all that he has today - seeing that it's the day of Davies funeral - it would just have had the same impact tomorrow.

235Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 22:01

T.R.O.Y


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Iles is reporting on what’s happening at the club, it’s his job.

236Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 22:18

Sluffy

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Iles is reporting on what’s happening at the club, it’s his job.

No, you are wrong.

His job is to write articles for the paper, that is how he earns his living.

Tweeting stuff on his personal account his choice - he doesn't get paid for that.

He could easily of embargoed himself to tomorrow or whenever the paper is printed with his article about winding up petitions in it, whichever being the soonest - instead he has decided to tweet about it, on his personal twitter account, on the day of Eddie Davies funeral.

Shame he just couldn't hold off for a few hours just out of respect to basically the greatest Wanderer since Nat Lofthouse funeral was out of the way.

237Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 22:28

T.R.O.Y


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
No Sluffy, I’m afraid even you can’t get away with claiming that Iles job isn’t to report what’s happening at the club.
 
God knows what difference it makes that it was Ed’s funeral today? The story is in no way disrespectful to Ed or his family?

You’re clutching at straws as usual.

238Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 22:47

Sluffy

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:No Sluffy, I’m afraid even you can’t get away with claiming that Iles job isn’t to report what’s happening at the club.
 
God knows what difference it makes that it was Ed’s funeral today? The story is in no way disrespectful to Ed or his family?

You’re clutching at straws as usual.

Is Iles paid to post on his personal twitter account or file articles for the Bolton News?

I thing you will find it is the latter.

He needed not be on twitter, Facebook or any other type of social media in order to do his job - look at how the bloke who covers for him when he's on holiday - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - conducts himself of twitter for instance, he keeps all gossip, banter and tittle-tattle off his personal account and concentrates on what he is paid to do.

Even Nixon tells people to read about his scoops and insights in the PAPER rather than gossiping about them on twitter in advance.

Iles clearly likes the attention.

Pity the attention couldn't have just have been on remembering the man who gave us our best years as a club in our lifetimes, on the day he was laid to rest.

239Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 22:51

T.R.O.Y


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Ah right best tell every journo on Twitter drumming up interest in their stories to pack it in then, it’s not the right thing to do according to a 60 year old bloke from Slough.

Presumably you find the action of KA loaning the club Eddie Davies money as disrespectful as Iles reporting on it? And will be similarly sanctimonious over it?

240Ken Anderson - update. - Page 8 Empty Re: Ken Anderson - update. on Thu Oct 04 2018, 22:58

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
May I add that I am anything but "loving it". I have expressed my concerns about Anderson since day 1 but that doesn't mean my worst fears have come true yet - and I hope and I pray that they don't come true.

As of this moment, we are still a long way off finding out what is really going on - although yet another winding up order is an indicator of something.

Only Sluffy is extrapolating my expressions of concern and in Iles' case, reporting the facts, as unbalanced perceptions in order to try to polarise opinions and lecture us on his own hypotheses - at length. But at the end of the day they are what they are - concerns and facts and the whole truth won't be out until Anderson goes.

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