I’ve lost count of the number of times fans have said that “enough is enough”.
Threats of administration; numerous transfer embargoes; and even more failures to honour pledges have been a mainstay of the last few years at this club.
Bolton Wanderers is a proud football club – one that boasts great tradition. We’re a founding member of the football league. We have played in the UEFA Cup. We have seen the likes of Jay Jay Okocha and Youri Djourkaeff don the white shirt in recent years. Going back further, legends include Nat Lofthouse and Frank Worthington.
However, we have turned into a joke. We have been the subject of pity from all around English football for far far too long.
What can fans do? Well, boycotting games deprives our owners of money, and makes a point. However, it also deprives our football club of money, and could create eve more difficulty for the great people who work at BWFC.
In the short to mid term we face the very real threat of relegation as things currently stand. However, in the longer term, things could be much, much worse.
I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know here.
All we can do is unite as fans of the club. There are so many good people associated with our club, and while its name is currently being dragged through dirt the togetherness of our fans will always prevail. Fans make a club. Try as it might, bad ownership can’t destroy that.
UPDATE: Since this was posted, a number of leading (much more established) sites have posted joint statements on their websites and Twitter. While Wanderers Station were not asked to be involved in writing, nor did we sign the statement, I agree 100% that action needs to be taken by fans to ensure that our club suffers no further damage. Quite what that action should be, I’m not sure, as there have been multiple propositions. However, it’s times like these that show just how great our fanbase is.