Laurence Bassini Invites Bolton Fans to Public Gathering

  • July 21, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Laurence Bassini has issued an open invitation for Bolton supporters to meet him at the University of Bolton Stadium on Monday evening.

Bassini, who is involved in a public dispute with Wanderers administrators David Rubin & Partners over an apparent rejection of a takeover bid, insists fans are being fed lies through the local media.

The former Watford owner claims to have held dialogue with first-team manager Phil Parkinson, as well as former players David Wheater and John McGinlay, and reiterated previous claims that he is being 'blocked' in his attempts to strike a deal.

"They [the fans] have been hoodwinked," Bassini told the Jewish Telegraph. "They have been told things that are not true and they deserve better than that.

"From day one I showed that we had the funds to go forward. I've shown that we'll pay the creditors 100% in the pound.

"That has also been dismissed because there are other agendas going on.

"I've offered to pay the players. I've sent a messages to the manager and to David Wheater. I've also sent a message to the powers that be but they just dismiss and have no interest in having the right thing done.

"I've spoken to John McGinlay. Fans can ask him if I've got the funds and everything to do this.

"I have tried but I am being blocked at every avenue. My intentions are only good for this club and for the future of this club before it ends up going down into liquidation.

"The EFL, in due course, will have a lot to answer for when I produce what I'm going to produce - and they know this."

Bassini continued by inviting supporters to gather at the Nat Lofthouse statue outside the University of Bolton Stadium, with an open invitation in place for 18:30.

"You deserve better than this," he added. "I want to show you everything so then you know I'm telling you the truth.

"You are not being told the truth and you need to know what is really going on.

"The only way is if you come and meet me. I'm coming especially to see you guys. Come and see for yourself and find out before it is too late. We are running out of valuable time.

"There is a judicial review for which we are now making the application regarding what has gone on. That's a very serious matter and if it wasn't that serious I wouldn't be doing it because what you are being told is not correct.

"The only way to prove this is for me - myself - to come and show you all the evidence.

"Let me come and save your club before it is too late. Do not let 145 years of beauty and passion, an icon, disappear because people are doing it for financial gain."

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