Date: 22nd February 2016 at 7:42pm
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So, another day in court, and by all accounts, the court hearing didn’t go brilliantly. Many thanks to our writer Anthony Hart who posted live updates for us on our Twitter @VitalBolton.

What I want to focus on today, though, is the chance Bolton Wanderers have of a fresh start. Dean Holdsworth will most probably be our new chairman, subject to ratification from the FA, and he quite rightly seemed very excited about the opportunity to return to his old club and have a positive impact.

As a FIFA Pro License holder, former manager and former player, he gets football. He knows the game and even reportedly applied to be our manager following the sacking of Gary Megson way back when.

From what I’ve heard, Deano and his Sports Shield Consortium have had to be ruthless and that they’ve been through an awful lot to get to this point. That always bodes well for me as it shows A) how much they want this and B) their strength in character. You need to be strong to run a club like Bolton Wanderers.

Our club has been saved from administration and so we’ve got a fighting chance at staving off relegation. Sports Shield could now get the relevant accounts ready for submission which would result in the lift of our transfer embargo and there could be some money to invest in loan signings. Let’s not get too carried away, yet though.

It has been rumoured that they intend to replace manager Neil Lennon with Phil ‘Sunbed’ Brown of Southend. Once again, I would just say that I’d expect them to take things one step at a time.

Holdsworth has been interviewed on numerous occasions today and has spoken very well. He clearly has a business head, and has been involved in numerous organisations and so has some experience.

The important thing today, when all is said and done, is that we still have a football team. There was the possibility of liquidation but let’s look forward now to what could be an exciting new chapter.

 

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