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A joint statement from the Bolton Wanderers blogs

Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion - Capital One Cup First Round Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

A statement on behalf of Lion of Vienna Suite, Burnden Aces, Trotters Blog & the fans of Bolton Wanderers football club.

Last Monday, we asked you to take part in a protest against owner Ken Anderson before the game against West Bromwich Albion.

We asked you to voice your discontent by agreeing to meet at the Nat Lofthouse memorial statue from 7pm, before embarking upon a lap of the University of Bolton Stadium where other like-minded fans could freely join the march.

It was absolutely incredible to see the amount of fellow fans that turned out for the protest, with an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 in attendance.

We acknowledge there were unsavoury moments from a minority, but the actions of individuals are not reflective of a pre-planned protest which otherwise brought a great deal of exposure to our famous club.

We are now asking you again to join us outside the ground - same time, same place, on Tuesday night for another peaceful protest prior to the match against Reading.

We KNOW the protests aren’t going to force a change in ownership.

We KNOW these protests are not going to be accepted by all.

But we also KNOW our club cannot and will not be allowed to simply slip away.

Hopefully we’ll see you again outside the ground on Tuesday night. Same time, same place.

Whoever’s name is above the door

Whoever holds the key

They’ll never own our football club

It belongs to you and me.