Bolton Wanderers Facing Administration

By: SBAT Staff

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After a fantastic start to their Championship season on the field, Bolton Wanderers could be brought back down to earth with a bang following the news that they are likely to be placed in administration, as early as today. This would be a big blow for the club, and would really halt any momentum they have been able to gain at the start of the season on the field. As far as the playing side of things goes, they would also be hit with a 12 point deduction, something that would undo all the hard work they have put in on the pitch. Currently, in 8th position with 11 points, they would go down to the bottom of the table with a -1 point total, giving them a lot of work to do.

Putting a club into administration is always a very tough decision to make, and one that could potentially damage the club further. Alongside the 12 point deduction that will be given to the club, they will also be put under a transfer embargo for a two year period, stopping them from signing any players. This will only worsen the situation both on and off the field, making the club a lot less attractive to a buyer, which is something the club needs.

This is going to be a very difficult time for Bolton moving forward, assuming that they do go into administration and it comes at exactly the wrong time after their fantastic start to the Championship season. They were expected to fight to avoid relegation this season, but showed no signs of that in the early part although that looks like it will come to an end and they will be down at the bottom after the point deduction.

Bolton 9/5 to beat Struggling QPR

Assuming the administration goes ahead, the coaching staff are going to have a huge task focusing on the football that is played on the pitch and not on the happenings off the field. They are going to have to work hard to do that, starting this weekend when they face QPR at home. Before this news many would have fancied Bolton to beat struggling QPR, but now the distraction of administration could have a part to play. Bolton are 9/5 to beat QPR, while their opponents are 6/4 and the draw is 21/10. This looks sure to be a very interesting time for Bolton, and let's hope the situation can be resolved in the best possible way.