Bolton Wanderers’ winding-up order has been adjourned to May 8th after this morning’s case at the Companies Court.
HMRC had sought liquidation two weeks after the initial hearing, but an adjournment was granted, much longer than the seven days Wanderers’ legal representative Hilary Stonefrost had initially asked for.
In theory that period of time should suffice for the new buyer to complete due diligence, with Laurence Bassini making an appearance in the court room. The seven days initially asked for would hopefully mean a conclusion really isn’t far away, and as many questions about Bassini as there are, it’s probably him or nothing. Meanwhile, the club can continue to limp on, with Ken Anderson releasing another statement hoping the weekend’s match against Ipswich can go ahead, saying everything is being done, but he also managed to have a pop at the players while doing so. Why not just, you know…pay people?
He also rubbished any interest from Gaspard Holdings. If you’d like to read Ken’s column, it’s here.