Bolton Wanderers Supporters Victory Over The Payday Lenders


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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7 Responses

  1. Tequilamag says:

    Glad you made your feelings known toward these parasites. Just wish my club Newcastle had also backed off being sponsored by Wonga. Best of luck for next season .

  2. Fatash says:

    Well done Bolton, I wish Newcastle would follow you and do the same.

  3. sean H says:

    I am a Blackpool fan and hate our club being used to advertise payday loans. In the case of the people who run Blackpool fc though I doubt whether scruples would ever interfere with a good shirt deal no matter what it advertised. I am a little perplexed however at the self righteous tone of your article about a club which is perfectly happy to endorse through shirt sponsorship the encouragement of gambling which in these unhappy times can be the cause of much of the reckless borrowing and spiralling debt which payday loan companies allow.

  4. Kyr-Roger St. Denis deMontmichelène says:

    This kind of story will be of interest to anthropologists, who will write papers in the distant future, outlining what types of economic activity were out of fashion, and analysing why. Tobacco, booze, gambling, userers or other indifferent-honest profit sources: what’s the difference?

  5. Delbert says:

    You know SWFC turned down an offer of shirt sponsorship from quickquid too? It was apparently worth double their current deal. Nice to see that some clubs have scruples.

  6. elliott says:

    I’m sickened to see this style of loan shark cross the pond – payday lenders are all over poor areas of the US, and have been banned by a few states. Congrats to all the clubs who refuse their stolen money and don’t put that trash on kits.

  7. Nathan says:

    Well done Bolton fans.

    Gartside does the right thing shocker!

    Sadly I doubt Newcastle’s speculative owner, Blackpool’s convicted rapist owner and Hearts money-laundering owner will be much moved though.

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