Bassini taking over Bolton?

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

  1. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Surely there is now time for the investors that offered him 20m profit a few days ago, to swoop in and save them.
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  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  3. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Interesting it mentions Marvin Sordell in the article, sold to them by Bassini.
  4. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    The root of footballs funding problem is in the P.L. the ticket revenue is around 5% with 95% coming from Sky etc.
    Whereas in the Football League the ticket money is more like 90%, hence a huge imbalance with owners gambling on getting to the promise land paying players larger salaries than they can afford! Result chaos!

    Sky may be good for 20 clubs, not sure the other 72 would agree!
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  5. They may not want to invest directly, prefering to put their money behind an expert like The Red helmet who has demostrated, though a successful track record, that he understands how to run a football club successfully.
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  6. The gulf between prem and champ funding is a massive issue. The parachute payments were intended to allieviate this and allow teams to match these extra receipts with the tail off of expensive prem contracts. But almost no relegated clubs use it for this. It is seen as a short term war-chest to make an assault on returning the prem. As soon as that fails, the clubs are in trouble.
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The tv money is excellent for 6 & good for another 6-8 who are Prem regulars/immediate bounce backers (eg Spam, Newcastle).

    Hopefully we are becoming members of the latter category.
  8. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    This is the same issue faced by TV superclubs out of European competition and that's why they want a closed shop with no promotion or relegation. Unequal revenues mean you get uncompetitive leagues like the Italian and Scottish leagues, but if you widen the geographical area you'll get the same problem sooner or later. So then the European champs want a global league, and after that, bring the Martian and Venusian champions in?

    Meanwhile it hecomes unfeasible for fans to attend away matches regularly, so the match atmosphere is lost and fewer people care what happens in this artificial TV sport.

    In business, you're happy to drive out your competitors but in sport you need opponents. That's why treating football as a business as the Glazers do, as opposed to running a club in a business-like way, will eventually kill the game at top level
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  9. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    but kill it in a time frame so that they can leave before profits fall. They can profit hugely by destroying it slowly - Much like Steve McClaren does when he managers a team to another successful destroy and exit with a huge fee
  10. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Or when that Rodney plonker snake of his spews on someone eh? ;)
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  11. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

  12. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

  13. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    All off.
    Bolton take the sensible option of gnawing their own heads off rather than TRH!
  14. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    On sale on eBay shortly...


    EDIT: Scrap that, there’s no way he’d be able to afford the listing fee.
  15. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I never thought I'd see the Red Helmet picture topped...but there is is, in all its dazzling glory.

    Anyone want to send him gloating texts?
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  16. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

  17. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Got to be a photoshop competition...
  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  19. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Very sad state of affairs for Bolton. It’s never nice to see a club on the brink.

    I’ll be careful with my words about Bassini, but I was astonished when he was linked with a takeover and to actually succeed in getting anywhere near assuming control was extremely bizarre. His weird pontificating on SSN was quite humorous though. Desperate little man.
  20. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Too many fun and laughter bars.
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  21. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    In the beeb article - that's an extremely unfortunate 'digital artefact' in his image, I mean someone, other than me, might be able to point out that it almost looks like the remnants of a white crystalline substance in his nostril. He should sue.
  22. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    It’s nutty ***** in a chocolate cuddle!
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  23. Yes see #171 though my potential explanation was a little more innocent !
  24. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    No doubt it's only a matter of time before he returns on the scene, offering another failing football club his expertise, watch this space!
  25. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Apologies for repeating your 'observation' without due acknowledgement. In my defence I selectively only read reports of what that bell-end's done as opposed to his ludicrous claims of what he's going to do.
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  27. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    He's the gift that just keeps on giving.
    Seriously tempted to drop the autocorrect on his name in recognition of services to comedy.
  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  29. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I heard on Talkshyte that he had shown the EFL evidence he had the funds, has this been verified and did it say
  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    The ATM's broken, so he can't print his mini statement off. Plus his wifi's broken. And it's lunchtime on a Friday so the queue at the bank is horrendous. At least give him the benefit of the doubt.
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  31. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I was posting as you linked the Tweet. I love the first response...

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  32. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Good to see the EFL have now automatically awarded Brentford the 3 points.
  33. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Probably not a bad idea of yours to drop that autocorrect because if you post an article with a URL link that has his name in it, the link autocorrects & then doesn't work!
  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Own goals all round.
  35. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Even anyone could be a human representative of an own goal he's your man

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