Bolton Wanderers have been hit with yet another winding-up order as their miserable season takes yet another turn.
Phil Parkinson’s side are second bottom of the Championship after a calamity of a campaign, and this is another unwelcome side note in the recent history of the football club.
The Bolton News is reporting that the struggling side have been hit with a sixth winding-up order form HM Revenue and Customs, although a hearing date has yet to be set.
It compounds once more the turmoil Wanderers find themselves in with chairman Ken Anderson in talks to sell the club who are currently second bottom in the division, three points from safety after their abhorrent run of form.
The Trotters had started the season well, but their financial issues soon caught up with them as they plummeted down the league.
A hearing date has yet to be decided, but it’s yet another nail in the coffin of Bolton’s increasingly sour campaign.
If a buyer is not found, then the only other alternative to Wanderers could well be administration and a points deduction.
And after a sixth winding-up order, is it inevitable that the club have points deducted between now and the end of the season?
We asked our team of FLW writers their thoughts on the matter, here’s what they had to say.
“Not if they don’t go into administration, no.
“They’ve been beset by troubles, but if they’re not hit in administration, they shouldn’t get a deduction.
“It’s crazy really. Clubs who have money and spend it are hit with the FFP.
“Clubs who don’t have money and spend it suffer far fewer consequences.”
“It’s hard to say.
“You can’t rule it out, though, and it would be the final nail in the coffin for the Trotters this season.
“You don’t envy them at all, and the sooner it is sorted out, the better for all involved.”
“I wouldn’t say inevitable, but it doesn’t look great.
“The running of Bolton looks to be an absolute shambles at the moment and shows very few signs of improving.
“Parkinson is doing a brilliant job in the circumstances so it would be a real blow for him to be hit with a deduction.”