I mean a while back not one but two Baronesses wrote a joint statement about the issues at the club - how often does that happen, did you even know we had two Baronesses in the first place?
What was all that about Bassini saying he bought the club without having any obvious money to buy it with - how often do you see Jim White having exclusive interviews on Sky with such bizarre storylines?
The yesterday we had the latest 'random event'.
It started off all seemingly innocent with Iles publishing the story that Mike James had paid some staff wages from his own pocket - a good news story at last but then something quite unexpected happened - Kevin Davies seemingly had a major pop at James on Twitter (in reply to Iles twitter tweet about his article), so much so that he copied his tweet to the Administrator at the club!
Any conflict of interests here? Did he/Prescot Business Park Ltd loan the club £5.5m secured against the stadium/offices ?? Has it been paid back?— Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Ok, odd in a way, but even odder when people started to point out later that the gift of money to pay the staff wages from James was not news at all - it was mention weeks back by non other than Ken Anderson himself!
So why has Iles written an article about it weeks after the event?
He states in his article that the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust wrote a statement stating James largesse, so I thought I'd go and have a look at it at source but nothing on the BWCT website or Twitter account - strange?
And as BWCT is a charity and the donation given to them by Mr James, then why are they only now just publicising the fact? Did Mr James want them to, did they seek his permission first to do so?
This is a reply to a poster called Chris I did yesterday morning before things became more clearer as to what seems to be going on -
"It does seem a bit random this?
Thought nothing of it until Kevin Davies tweet about a 'conflict of interests' and thought why is he sticking his beak in, then I remembered a throw away line in an interview he made some months back about being asked to be involved in a bid to buy the club from Eddie by a group that included Stelios (up to that time I just thought the Stelios bid to buy the club was some made up joke - but apparently it was a genuine attempt).
So out of curiosity I thought I'd see what the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust statement said and couldn't find it either on their web site or twitter account (well not in the last few days, I've not dug back to see if they said something around the time of the event itself).
So is there something more to all this, is Davies involved in one of the rival bids that the Administrator turned down in favour of FV, what prompted the BWCT statement and where is it - is it an official announcement or simply an answer to a question asked by someone (Iles?) and if so why make it known now - before the FV deal has been struck?
Probably nothing more than an unconnected series of events but I do find it strange that Davies is rattling his cage and referring it to the Administrator at the club (as per his tweet) as you would think it would be good news - not something sinister - that a local Bolton fan is putting his own money into trying to save the club. Also strange that as I suspect Mr James didn't want a fuss being made when he donated the money to the BWCT (a charity remember) otherwise no doubt it would have been headlines in the paper at the time in respect of his generous donation to help out others - that the BWCT is putting out a statement (where is it, I can't seem to find it on their official site?) that they are broadcasting the news now? Did Michael James know they were making such a statement about him and if so did he give them permission to do so?
Maybe I'm over thinking it but it does seem an odd sequence of events particularly at this moment in time with nothing yet signed or sealed.
Oh and Chris for what it is worth I would have thought the ST would be much more closer involved with Davies than Michael James and Iles breaking the story now would indicate they are all closely linked together still. Maybe they have backed the wrong horse again?".
Then today another tweet from Davies clearly showing why the shit is being stirred now -
Obviously I do not know all the facts but it looks like Mr James saw an opportunity to make money from the club when it was in turmoil by doing a deal with his good mate Mr Gartside for the offices/car park on prime retail land knowing the Middlebrook owner was also interested— Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Ah, so that's it!
A smear campaign - or at least it certainly looks like it to me.
A random article with no obvious link to the source of where it originated from(?), that enabled a high profile ex player to make inference to dodgy dealings to the person seemingly on the threshold of taking ownership of the club - yet this same ex-player having said no a dickie bird about it - even though it happened some three years ago, until this most crucial of time - how convenient.
Also explains why the ST was so much against James - in particular Nightingale's outburst, at the public forum they held recently.
A contrived article from Iles (a massive supporter of the ST) that enabled an attack on James (on the cusp of him taking over the club) and putting stuff into the public domain at the worst possible moment for James, by Kevin Davies, who is coincidently also a massive supporter of the ST too.
Well fancy that!
Also do we know if the ST themselves have not been involved in bidding for the club as part of a consortium of one of the other potential purchasers who wasn't selected as the preferred bidder by the Administrator?
Maybe if the FV bid stalls and fails due in someway to this shit flinging, they could be part of the bid that replaces James and goes on to own the club?
Seems to me the ST have already decided who their next bogeyman is going to be once the ghost of Ken as left the building.
Of course it could all just be random happenings that only ever occur at Bolton and no place else!