I can’t help thinking that the financial events that have led to the desperate state of both clubs will be an Economics paper in 2025. Bolton Wanderers were flying high only a few years ago. Yesterday, in the third tier, they were beaten at home by my team, Ipswich Town, 0-5 in front of a crowd of 5,000. I celebrated the win of course but quickly felt a real sense of sadness that Bolton and Bury are in this position.
Had the goodwill been totally drained? Isn’t there a sentimental billionaire out there that could toss them a lifeline?
Eventually, I can see there being 30 big teams nationally in perhaps two divisions. Maybe that’s where we are headed?