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INSIDE WANDERERS: It will take time for new owners to replace the club's 'lost soul'

The Bolton News: SOUL MAN: Kevin Davies wipes tears from his face as he bid a sad farewell to Wanderers

6:33am Saturday 28th November 2015

BUYER beware – fixing Wanderers’ problems on the pitch is only part of the job for prospective new ownership.

COMMENT: Let's stand together on Monday night and show the world what great support Wanderers have

The Bolton News: FANS-TASTIC: Wanderers' support has remained strong throughout the recent dark times

6:22am Saturday 28th November 2015

NEW ownership is on the horizon at Bolton Wanderers, raising hope for the future – but what about the short term?

Ex-Wanderers star rushed to hospital after blood clot discovered in heart

The Bolton News:

8:40am Saturday 28th November 2015

FORMER Wanderers star Per Frandsen was rushed to hospital on Thursday night with a blood clot in his heart, The Bolton News understands.

Players have to shoulder more responsibility in tough times, says ex-Bolton Wanderers boss Colin Todd

The Bolton News: GOOD OLD DAYS: Colin Todd at Bolton Wanderers

6:29am Thursday 26th November 2015

COLIN Todd has urged Wanderers’ under-performing players to buck up their ideas and not use the club’s crippling financial problems as an excuse.

Ameobi: I'll fight for a new deal at Wanderers

The Bolton News: DETERMINED: Shola Ameobi hopes to extend his stay at Wanderers beyond January

6:06am Wednesday 25th November 2015

SHOLA Ameobi aims to fight his way to a new contract at Wanderers.

Wanderers may soon be debt free - but hard work is just starting for potential new owners

The Bolton News: CONFIDENT: Advisor to the Wanderers board Trevor Birch

6:06am Wednesday 25th November 2015

SLATE wiped clean and the stigma of heavy debt removed an exciting new era may be dawning at Bolton Wanderers – but for someone, the work is just beginning.

Eddie Davies will wipe off debt at Wanderers when club is sold - Trevor Birch

The Bolton News:

6:43pm Monday 23rd November 2015

TREVOR Birch has confirmed that Wanderers owner Eddie Davies will write off £185million of loans when he agrees to sell the club.

Neil Lennon won't blame off-the-field issues for Wanderers' poor form

The Bolton News: Reading Goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi denies Mark Davies of Bolton Wanderers a goal scoring chance during the SkyBet Championship match between Reading and Bolton Wanderers played at Madejski Stadium, Reading, played on the 21st of November 2015 (46982084)

5:49am Monday 23rd November 2015

NEIL Lennon refused to blame a worrying week in the recent history of Bolton Wanderers for his side’s 2-1 defeat at Reading.

MARC ILES' BIG MATCH VERDICT: Let down by his players and his club, why Neil Lennon's job is getting tougher by the day

The Bolton News:

6:50am Monday 23rd November 2015

FOR all Wanderers’ well-documented problems off the pitch, it’s those on it that look the hardest to sort.

Lennon's regret at being kept in the dark by Wanderers on finances

The Bolton News:

6:30am Monday 23rd November 2015

NEIL Lennon wishes Wanderers had not kept him in the dark over their dire financial situation.

Shola Ameobi admits: Takeover is on the players' minds at Wanderers

The Bolton News:

6:20am Monday 23rd November 2015

AFTER the week from hell, it was no wonder that Bolton’s players filed out sheepishly up the stairs from the dressing rooms to board the team bus on Saturday afternoon.

Stelios wants answers from Wanderers after long-standing bid ignored for weeks

The Bolton News:

5:54pm Sunday 22nd November 2015

STELIOS wants immediate answers from Wanderers after his bid to buy the club was left in limbo for weeks.


The Bolton News:

1:54pm Sunday 22nd November 2015

Marc Iles gives his Bolton Wanderers Player's Ratings after the clash against Reading

Lennon: Takeover issues aren't to blame for senior players coming up short

The Bolton News:

10:51pm Saturday 21st November 2015

NEIL Lennon refused to blame a worrying week in the recent history of Bolton Wanderers for his side’s 2-1 defeat at Reading.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Reading 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

The Bolton News:

12:31pm Saturday 21st November 2015

Under-pressure Wanderers resume after the international break with a trip to Reading. Neil Lennon's side are three points from safety and in desperate need of a boost. All the build-up, match text commentary and reaction with chief football writer Marc Iles.

INSIDE WANDERERS: Why the next Bolton owner needs to keep fans in the loop

The Bolton News: IN THE RUNNING: Stelios is the latest former Wanderer to be linked with a takeover of the club

6:07am Saturday 21st November 2015

WHOEVER rides in on their white horse to save Wanderers from potential financial disaster, I just hope they heed some lessons of the past.

Reading boss under fire from fans on eve of Wanderers clash

The Bolton News: STAYING PUT: Steve Clarke

6:06am Saturday 21st November 2015

READING boss Steve Clarke performed an incredible U-turn on the eve of his side’s game against Wanderers, electing to turn down a job offer at Fulham.

Zach Clough backed to cope with the attention as he gears up for Wanderers return next month

The Bolton News: GOOD TEAM: Zach Clough, left, and his Wanderers manager Neil Lennon at the North West Football Awards, Picture by Paul Currie/BPI

6:06am Saturday 21st November 2015

EVEN when he’s not involved on the pitch, it is difficult to stop talking about Zach Clough.

Lennon: Wanderers may be forced to sell players

The Bolton News: ASSET: Wanderers midfielder Mark Davies

6:05am Saturday 21st November 2015

NEIL Lennon fears Wanderers could be forced into a fire sale in January if the club fails to find new ownership.

REVIEW: The BFG makes giant strides at the Octagon Bolton

The Bolton News:

11:32pm Friday 20th November 2015

BACK when I was a little chidler, Roald Dahl’s surreal world of grotesque giants, snozzcumbers and dreamcatchers gave me hours of joy.

'This challenge is as big as it gets,' says Wanderers boss ahead of Reading game

The Bolton News: MISSED OPPORTUNITY: Neil Lennon had hoped to sign Wolves winger Rajiv Van La Parra on loan before a deal collapsed

6:07am Friday 20th November 2015

THE challenge facing Neil Lennon just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Lennon hoping for speedy recovery for chairman Gartside

The Bolton News: Wanderers' chairman Phil Gartside has been away from the club through illness

6:07am Friday 20th November 2015

NEIL Lennon believes club chairman Phil Gartside’s presence is being missed at Bolton Wanderers.

Lennon admits concern over job amidst takeover talks at Wanderers

The Bolton News: UNCERTAINTY: Wanderers manager Neil Lennon during his press conference yesterday. Picture by Paul Currie/BPI

6:06am Friday 20th November 2015

AS new ownership drew ever closer at Wanderers yesterday Neil Lennon admitted he is concerned over his own long-term job prospects at the Macron Stadium.

How Burnden Park and a Bolton life of Grimes helped Reading star Nick Blackman hit top form

The Bolton News: LOCAL LAD: Reading hot-shot Nick Blackman trained in Bolton during the summer

6:06am Friday 20th November 2015

NICK Blackman has Burnden Park to thank in part for his phenomenal start to the season.

Ex-Wanderers and Greece star Stelios forms bid for Wanderers takeover

The Bolton News:

12:10am Friday 20th November 2015

EX-WANDERERS favourite Stelios Giannakopoulos is believed to have assembled a multi-national consortium to make an offer for the club.

Holdsworth's Wanderers takeover bid is self-funded

The Bolton News: FUNDING: Dean Holdsworth

5:44pm Thursday 19th November 2015

THE bid seemingly out on its own to take control of Bolton Wanderers is entirely self-funded, The Bolton News understands.

Neil Lennon: Wanderers defender was in Paris at time of terrorist attacks

The Bolton News: PECKING ORDER: Prince-Desire Gouano, left, has lost his starting place to David Wheater

12:38pm Thursday 19th November 2015

WANDERERS defender Prince-Desire Gouano was in Paris at the time of last Friday night’s terrorist attacks, the club has confirmed.

UPDATED: Amir Khan involvement could be tip of iceberg in 'X Factor' takeover bid at Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: BACKING THE BID: Bolton boxing superstar Amir Khan could fight at the Macron if the Wanderers takeover

8:12am Thursday 19th November 2015

AMIR Khan will stage fights at the Macron Stadium should the Sports Shield consortium complete their takeover at Wanderers – but that could just be the tip of the iceberg, The Bolton News understands.

Zach Clough: Why I'm happy living the dream at Wanderers

The Bolton News: BIG FUTURE: Wanderers youngster Zach Clough poses with his girlfriend Georgia Pickles at the North West Football Awards this week

6:05am Thursday 19th November 2015

BLACK tie, smart suit, it was the kind of glamorous awards night that Zach Clough might have to get used to in his footballing career.

Lennon eyes stability at Wanderers amidst off-the-field turmoil

The Bolton News: PONDERING: Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has had plenty to think about during the international break

6:04am Thursday 19th November 2015

AN urgent situation in the Championship comes back into focus this weekend at Reading, with Neil Lennon admitting “stability” is the short-term aim.

Neil Lennon told Wanderers are financially running on empty

The Bolton News: Emile Heskey is a doubt for the trip to Brentford with a muscle problem

6:08am Wednesday 18th November 2015

WANDERERS have told Neil Lennon there is no money available for transfers before this weekend’s Championship game at Reading.

MARC ILES: Phil Gartside seriously ill, Eddie Davies ends investment, SOS to football's Mr Fix It. Players must perform now

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside

5:51am Wednesday 18th November 2015

AFTER such a long silence, it took some time to digest the tidal wave of information that gushed out of Wanderers yesterday evening.

Boxer Amir Khan takes leading role in Bolton Wanderers takeover bid

The Bolton News: Amir Khan wants to take on Manny Pacquiao next

7:26am Thursday 19th November 2015

BOLTON boxing hero Amir Khan will stage future fights at the Macron Stadium as part of ambitious new takeover plans from the Sports Shield Consortium.

Who is Trevor Birch? Ten things you might not know about Wanderers' new financial advisor

The Bolton News:

10:13pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

TREVOR Birch has been appointed as a financial advisor to act on Wanderers’ behalf as they negotiate with parties interested in buying the club.

Wanderers staring into financial abyss, chairman seriously ill, SOS sent to football's financial Mr Fix It – players need to perform now

The Bolton News: MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Neil Lennon has to keep the players performing amid the financial difficulties going on around him at Wanderers

9:15pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

AFTER such a long silence, it took some time to digest the tidal wave of information that gushed out of Wanderers yesterday evening.

UPDATE: Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside 'seriously ill'

The Bolton News: Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside

9:41am Wednesday 18th November 2015

BOLTON Wanderers have announced that chairman Phil Gartside is ‘seriously ill’ and that Trevor Birch will act on behalf of the club with immediate effect.

Bolton Wanderers loan deal for Rajiv van la Parra from Wolves collapses

The Bolton News: NO GO: Wanderers' hopes of signing Rajiv van la Parra from Wolves have been dashed

6:09am Tuesday 17th November 2015

A DEAL to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Rajiv van la Parra has collapsed, The Bolton News understands.

Derik happy to play any role for Wanderers

The Bolton News: Derik Osede gets involved in Wanderers football sessions at the Lostock academy. Pictures by Paul Currie/BPI

6:04am Tuesday 17th November 2015

DERIK Osede is keen to get back into Neil Lennon’s good books – even if it means playing out of position.

Takeover deal edges closer as Bolton Wanderers’ talks with consortium reach crucial stage

The Bolton News: UNDER WRAPS: Takeover talks reached a pivotal stage between owner Eddie Davies, former striker Dean Holdsworth and club chairman Phil Gartside at the weekend

9:27am Monday 16th November 2015

IT’S business as usual as Wanderers return to full training after the international break this morning – but behind the scenes, takeover talks are reaching a pivotal stage.

New book re-lives the story of lost Wanderers heroes and an age when the club was a giant of football

The Bolton News: LEGEND: Bolton Wanderers and England player Nat Lofthouse

6:31am Monday 16th November 2015

AT the breakout of war in 1939, Wanderers possessed two of English football’s most promising young attacking talents.

INSIDE WANDERERS: Why it's OK to be suspicious about new investment at the Macron Stadium

The Bolton News: UNCERTAINTY: Takeover talks poses question marks for Bolton Wanderers who play at the Macron

8:24am Saturday 14th November 2015

ANY hardy Bolton Wanderers supporter will tell you that a thick coat of scepticism is only developed over time.

Amos: No place to hide for Wanderers players

The Bolton News: NO BLAME GAME: Ben Amos says the players take responsibility for the current league position

6:09am Saturday 14th November 2015

KEEPER Ben Amos reckons Wanderers cannot hide behind a lack of funding as an excuse for failure in the Championship.

Marked man Clough vowing to be a changed man on his return

The Bolton News: SIDELINED: Zach Clough injured his shoulder against Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season

7:08am Saturday 14th November 2015

ZACH Clough is counting down the days to his first-team return next month but admitted: "I’ll be a marked man".

August 6 start and New Year's Eve games scheduled in 2016/17 season

The Bolton News: Wanderers start next season on August 6

5:17pm Friday 13th November 2015

WANDERERS are scheduled to begin the 2016/17 season on August 6 in the newly-rebranded English Football League.

Gunners legend: Wanderers were tougher than Manchester United

The Bolton News: Robert Pires

5:15pm Friday 13th November 2015

ROBERT Pires reckons games against Wanderers and Leeds United were tougher than Manchester United for Arsenal’s Invincibles.

Trotter delighted to extend Nottingham Forest loan

The Bolton News: Liam Trotter

7:31am Friday 13th November 2015

LIAM Trotter says the opportunity to extend his stay at Nottingham Forest has come as a pleasant surprise.

Lennon appeals for calm heads as he plots Wanderers' path to safety

The Bolton News: MISS HIT: Shola Ameobi missed the first penalty of his career against Bristol City

6:12am Friday 13th November 2015

NEIL Lennon has appealed for calm in Wanderers’ battle to escape the bottom three.

Decision due on Dean Holdsworth takeover of Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: Dean Holdsworth has committed his future to Aldershot

10:47am Friday 13th November 2015

WANDERERS should find out in the next 48 hours whether takeover talks involving former club captain Dean Holdsworth will come to fruition.

Cod Wallop: Wanderers miss out to Fleetwood Town for Everton winger's services

The Bolton News: PROSPECT: David Henen in action for Everton Under-21s

6:10am Thursday 12th November 2015

WANDERERS have been beaten to the punch by League One Fleetwood Town to sign Everton striker David Henen on loan.

Norwich City striker Lafferty puts Wanderers on notice for New Year

The Bolton News: AVAILABLE? Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty could be back on Wanderers' radar if he leaves Norwich

6:06am Thursday 12th November 2015

KYLE Lafferty has put Neil Lennon on notice by saying he is ready to leave Norwich City in January to stay sharp for Euro 2016.

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