Bassini taking over Bolton?

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by hornetboy1, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Steady on.
    given that they are just about to climb out of a 10+ pit of despair, having Bas take over would be ******* hilarious
     
  2. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Given a choice between the two I'd rather take another 10 point penalty
     
  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    John Eustice says he's 'the most fun owner Watford ever had'.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Can someone please dig out the Red Helmet and Eddie Oshodi photo again please...?
     
  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

  7. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    "Safe" isn't a word Bas should be using. In either of its two meanings
     
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  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Who is the forum member who runs www.watfordlegends.com ?

    Because they should should really spend a lot of effort tracking down the employee who refused to hand over the keys to the safe IMO. I’d even help crowdfund a private investigator to find said person.
     
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Helmet.
     
  10. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    The one with the sweat on his shirt photo shopped in?
     
  11. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

  13. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

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  14. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    God, I really feel for Bolton fans. They really do not deserve for their club to be in such a mess. I hope a decent solution is found, preferably one not involving our favourite helmet-donning helmet.
     
  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

  16. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/s...bassini-claims-bolton-wanderers-deal-is-done/
    Bassini, who was found guilty of misconduct and dishonesty over financial dealings on behalf of Watford and banned him from being involved in a position of authority with any Football League club for three years in 2013, now has an agreement in place to buy Ken Anderson’s 94.5 per cent stake in Bolton Wanderers’ parent company, Burnden Leisure Ltd.

    Bolton fans must be delighted with the news.
     
  17. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I've spoke to my Bolton fan mate and he says the main thing that's troubling them at the moment is why they don't call in the administrators now and take the points deduction as they're almost certainly going down already rather than start next season on -12 (or whatever).
     
  18. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Ken Bates tried that at Leeds some years ago but it wasn't allowed.
     
  19. Levon

    Levon Squad Player

  20. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    They did it at half-time during the final match of the season when it was certain they were going down. The EFL viewed it as a way of getting around the deduction so applied it to the following season.
     
  21. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Top bloke, good luck to him.
     
  22. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    God help them.

    Has someone warned them?
     
  23. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    If he is allowed to take over, the fit and proper person test will be exposed as the joke it is.
     
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  24. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    He'll never pass the bleep test.
     
  25. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Hard to pass a bleep test when you're a walking expletive.
     
  26. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    This deal sticks out like a sore thumb.

    I am pretty sure that Baztard is only interested in the hotel that comes as part of the Stadium. He mentioned in the Talk Sport interview he is now 'in property'

    If he truly wanted to to get back into Football & invest properly, he could have found a club with less complications than Bolton. I remain totally unconvinced, however time will tell & I will happily eat my words & say I was wrong if it proves otherwise.
     
  27. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I think there's a cut off date somewhere in the rules now. Whisper it quietly but there have actually been very few clubs going into admin over the last 5 years. The EFL rules are much maligned but seem to have had some effect.
     
  28. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    Bassini invited me to the Bristol City game (Dickinson scored a screamer). Met Vinnie Jones and Ronnie Rosenthal. He was talking about signing Nyron Nosworthy on a permanent basis.

    I had a great time but the overwhelming feeling I got from him was "This guy is up to no good". The sort of guy who is is smiling because he's selling you something that doesn't work. Turned out to be correct.

    Can't believe he's allowed to return.
     
  29. Paul091085

    Paul091085 Academy Graduate

  30. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Are you Eddie Oshodi?
     
  31. Darrenje

    Darrenje First Year Pro

  32. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Thread in general football about this.

    I feel terrible for them, no one deserves this.
     
  33. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Not saying your wrong and I accept some of the owners at these clubs have been there a while (historic issues) however
    suggest you take a read of this. I hadn't realised how big the problem lower down the pyramid was.

    https://www.football365.com/news/well-live-and-die-in-these-towns-do-those-in-charge-care
     
  34. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    When here at Watford he borrowed money against future ticket sales, future transfer money, in fact anything he could he borrowed against and squirrelled away.
    He is an empty vessel, his money is family money and when things go t**ts up he will be away free with nothing to claim back against him.
    Watch that hotel be borrowed against or sold to his family or just sold and the money moved away from the club.
     
  35. Is this some sort of elongated April Fool, surely it can't be true :confused:
     

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