Bolton Liable to Pay Brentford Expenses

  • April 26, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Brentford could be set to join the list of creditors owed money by Bolton, after their Championship fixture was postponed at short notice.

Wanderers had been due to host the Bees at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday, but the game was called off at 10:30pm on Friday after Trotters players refused to step down from a boycott brought on as a result of non-payment of March's salaries - which are now 28 days late.

As per the EFL Rules & Regulations handbook, Bolton will now find themselves having to report to a Disciplinary Commission - with their opponents potentially due compensation after they made the journey to the North West earlier in the day.

Section 5 (Fixtures) Point 31 of the aforementioned handbook, relating to 'Penalty for Non-Fulfilment of Fixture Obligations' reads:


Any Club failing to fulfil its fixture obligations in respect of any match under the jurisdiction of The League on the appointed date or dates or causing The League to suspend any fixture shall be deemed guilty of misconduct, unless the circumstances giving rise to such failure are outside the control of the Club and could not have been reasonably foreseen or reasonably anticipated and remedied prior to the match. Every Club shall carry out regular and appropriate maintenance and checks to ensure that its safety certificate is not suspended or withdrawn.


The Club failing to fulfil its fixture or causing The League to suspend such fixture shall be liable to pay compensation for any expenses actually incurred by the opposing Club as a direct result of the failure or suspension. The amount of compensation will be at the discretion of the Board who will consider every such case on its merits. The Board may refer the amount of compensation to be paid to the Disciplinary Commission dealing with the misconduct by the Club failing to fulfil its fixture or causing The League to suspend the same.

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