It would have been great if the international break had been a break, alas it wasn’t to be, for reasons sad and infuriating.
Firstly, the sad news regarding Eddie Davies. What he did for the football club was huge – it was unfortunate how it ended, with him turning off the taps the way he did, leaving a stain on his legacy. But he helped fund the arrivals of players we never would have otherwise seen in a Bolton Wanderers shirt, overseeing the best days in two generations. Thank you Eddie.
It has been confirmed there will be a book of condolence open, while both sets of players will wear black armbands in the QPR game, which will be preceded by a minutes’ applause.
His final hours in this world saw him involved in attempts to stave off the threat of administration. Those attempts seem to have worked for now, although how many times does Ken Anderson have to play games of brinkmanship? Maybe it was some sort of genius tactic, even it was it caused a great deal of the fanbase a lot of worry on Monday night and most of Tuesday. There was also one argument that it could still have been seen as an insolvency event, which could still have attracted the 12 point deduction from the EFL. That would be worse than going into administration, which would at least driven the prospect of a satisfactory sale, but just as this article was originally written Anderson has confirmed no action will be taken.
Anyway, there’s a football match on Saturday. We’ve started so well too.