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Town: Game On, as Things Stand
Wednesday, 3rd Apr 2019 20:16

Town have tweeted that Saturday’s game at Bolton Wanderers will go ahead as planned as things stand at present, however, it’s reported that the Safety Advisory Group’s prohibition order at the University of Bolton Stadium currently still remains in place.

As previously reported, news regarding the game is expected in the morning when it’s anticipated it will be confirmed that the match will be played as scheduled.

Earlier this evening, following the an emergency meeting of the Safety Advisory Group, BBC Radio Manchester reported that Saturday’s match - and the Trotters’ Tuesday fixture against Middlesbrough - would go ahead as long as sufficient staffing levels were met.

However, they have subsequently issued a correction stating that as things stand the prohibition order remains in place, presumably while staffing numbers are confirmed, but with further news expected in the morning.

The matches were cast into doubt yesterday when the Safety Advisory Group withdrew the ground’s safety certificate with the Trotters “unable to commit to meet the obligations of its safety certificate until after a scheduled appearance at the High Court”.

This morning’s High Court hearing, relating to £1.2 million owed to HMRC and other debts, was adjourned until May 8th to allow a takeover by former Watford chairman Laurence Bassini to be completed and for the debts to be paid.

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Monkaz added 21:18 - Apr 3
I'm not buying train tickets until Saturday. I'm not spending £50 to then get told that the game is cancelled because they can't sort their finances out. This is what is wrong with English football.

ITID93 added 21:55 - Apr 3
Just waiting for that all obvious yes no answer. Until then, im not getting my hopes up. As much as I wanna see the town play, win or lose, I still wouldn't mind a forfeit and 3 points lol

NewEraNewMe added 22:22 - Apr 3
if we can't beat a team that hasn't trained for the days before this game then that really would be the icing on the cake for our season hahaha, happy that bolton seem to be close to being took over though

KiwiBlue2 added 00:03 - Apr 4
Seems a bit like the British Parliament at the moment .... on-off-on-off ....

Marcus added 06:11 - Apr 4
While I'm not convinced the current team could beat traffic cones, I do believe this is our best chance to take three point for a long time. Hopefully we can have an upturn in form even if we don't go on some crazy run. It makes a difference in confidence for next season in League One.

NoCanariesAllowed added 06:57 - Apr 4
"A further update & confirmation is expected tomorrow".

Yes. Well payment of Bolton's staff was 'expected' last Friday, so you'll forgive me if I'm not particularly confident at this moment in time...!

ITID93 added 07:41 - Apr 4
@nocanaries, I agree a simple yes no answer would be suffice, hopefully we will know more today. Anyone heard anymore new about the AJ deal?

midastouch added 09:46 - Apr 4
An anagram for Wanderers is anwserred (never mind the extra r) and clearly the fans need more answers before committing to travel down this weekend.

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