Anthony’s regular column returns
The ongoing financial crisis at Bolton Wanderers has resulted in some unlikely victims, as statue builders have had to shelve designs for artworks of under-fire owner Eddie Davies.
Just over two weeks ago, Trotters fans were given a bit of a morale boost when it was confirmed that Isle of Man based Davies would write off the money owed to him in the event of a takeover. Some even called for a statue to be erected outside the Macron.
However, with time passing on, and the club haemorraging money, without any news of progression, and credible rumours even rank and file staff will not be paid in December, there has been much less reactionary praise on Twitter for Davies.
‘It has messed up things,’ said one potential designer. ‘It seemed like a good project but nobody seems to have the appetite for the statue now. I could make a few cosmetic changes, make it look better, construct it out of glass and pass it off as his namesake Mark, but I’m not sure it will work.’
Meanwhile, police are becoming increasingly concerned about an Italian man with links to the Bolton area, who has been missing for nearly two months.
Francesco Pisano, originally from Italy, was last seen in West London on 3rd October. Anyone with any information, or who can play right-back has been advised to call 01204 673671.