Great news, probably the best we've had in some weeks now, came out of Bolton Wanderers this morning, as all the non-playing staff at the club WILL be paid as normal this Friday.
Fears were rife that the 300 or so non-playing staff members would go unpaid this Christmas, so much so that supporters had even set up a just giving page to try and raise some funds for the staff, which had raised £7,160, 36% of a £20,000 target.
It's understood that the funding for the staff did not come from Eddie Davies and was in fact raised by other means.
A reliable source has been in touch with us and suggested where the money did come from, so we thought we'd share what he had to say with you. He said:
"Peter Jones who owns Orbit Developments and Jones Homes has paid the players and staff wages this morning. He has a small % in the new consortium."
It is not yet known which consortium this Peter Jones (not that one) is supposedly of.
Our source also added something else that may be of particular interest to fans of a particular former captain:
"Deal to sign Kevin Nolan also done and dusted"
We've also heard conflicting reports over the takeover finally being completed. Though both sources say a deal is done, one says it's the Dean Holdsworth led Sports Shield consortium, whilst another has said it's not. Certainly interesting never the less.
Whisper it, but the dog days may just be coming to an end.