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Roll Up, Roll Up, The Bolton Wanderers Circus is in Town!

Come and see the Bolton Wanderers circus

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I owe Chris Manning money. Fifteen pounds and sixty two pence exactly. What he half-knows is that I am rubbish with 21st Century banking.

Sure, he's sent the odd gentle reminder (though they're slowly becoming less "gentle"). What he hasn't done is take to Instagram to tell the world that I am a debtor. Yet.

Dean Moxey, however, appears to have reached the end of his tether with the arrears of pay owed to him by Bolton Wanderers Football Club. Posting a picture of an empty wallet, he asked past Wanderers players Jay Spearing, Connor Wilkinson, Liam Trotter, Lawrie Wilson, Max Clayton and Mark Davies if they had received their wages. Shortly after causing something of a storm on the ol' Twittersphere, the post was removed, but not before current Wanderers midfielder Josh Vela had "liked" the post.

The face of the club's social media relations, a cetain "super" agent, promised his followers (note, not Moxey himself) that his wages would be paid into his account on Monday. It is now Thursday. Understandably, Moxey wants to know where his money is. Anderson Jnr has yet to respond, but I'm sure he will in good time.

Recent posts from everyone's favourite football agent have included polls on how many goals Adam Le Fondre will score next season, which kit manufacturer the club should plump for after the deal with Macron expires next summer, and debating which goal music, if any, should be played after each home team goal at the Macron. You know, the nitty gritty of running a football club.

Oh, and he's blocked not only the website from his social media, but the majority of its writers. Oh how we cried. As we all know, he takes criticism well, and such a reaction has not come as a surprise.

Sour grapes aside, our football club is becoming a laughing stock on a public platform. We should be excited about new signings, debating where we might finish in the Championship next season, and pining for that first fixture at home to Leeds United on 6th August. Instead, we're glued to our social media accounts, waiting for ex-players to publicly attack those that run the club, and cringe as the Anderson mouthpiece responds in the usual childish manner.

I've said it many a time, and I'll say it again. You can have transparency, or you can control the information that fans are exposed to, not both. For the time being, we're willing to be the pantomime villains. Until the tide of public opinion turns, we'll happily receive your criticism. But when we're proven right (not if, when), I can't promise we won't say "I told you so".

And if you're reading this, Anderson Jnr, I always liked "I Feel Good" after a goal. It serves as a simple reminder of the good old days.