- Feb 14, 2019
Agreed, it is really sad for English football as a whole that these clubs are going though this, they are literally dying out. I do hope Bolton pull through somehow but I doubt it, and the way things are going, I also don't think Bolton will be the last club to face liquidation.Pretty much saying there's only 1 group that satisfied criteria. They are still likely going to go into liquidation with league membership being revoked. Feel badly for Bolton and Bury.
The EFL really needs to shape up its ownership approval process. It's a joke. How these people and Villa's old owner actually passed the fit and proper testing is beyond me. For fucks sake, there was proof even before Xia took over VIlla that he didnt have much funding for the club. The only reason Villa survived is because they managed to find a new buyer so early. The EFL has to be held responsible for 2 clubs that could very likely fold on the same day. It's shameful.
As for the EFL, is it that hard for them to do some kind of deep financial background checks to make sure potential owners always have suitable finances to maintain their clubs?