Jump to content
Matt

Bury: Minutes to Midnight

Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, lookersstandandy said:

 

Director loans.... money Mr. Lemsagam wants back.

 

Which he wouldn’t get.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Londonboy said:

They unite together with one common goal. Without the fans there is no club. 

We are a great example of a club with a split fan base....one group being anti AL, one group supporting the clown and one group who don't seem to give a fuck. 

I never said it would be easy but if more did as they said like Dick V and a few others, and actually stopped going to games then maybe the power would change? 

I for one will not set foot in BP until he's gone. I will go to away games though to support the team 

 

I can understand your point of view, but what happens if he walks? Will you come back no matter who the next guy is, or start boycotting again if you don't like him/them either?

 

Not having a go and I fully respect your decision, but there were a good few who were staying away until Corney went, and haven't bothered coming back since.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, kowenicki said:

 

Which he wouldn’t get.

 

You’re right, he wouldn’t..... esp if we are liquidated as a result of being knee deep in creditors as a result....

Edited by lookersstandandy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, kowenicki said:

 

Secured against....? 

 

Sod all, obviously.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

 

Sod all, obviously.

 

Yes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, lookersstandandy said:

The Labour movement was formed from the Trade Union movement, which was disparate unions coming together. Why not in football, amongst its supporters of all its clubs. Without a workforce, an industry couldn’t prosper, without supporters, neither can football.

But we have had folks on here saying they are not bothered if Bury fold-they had it coming. There is no united front against dodgy/incompetent/foolish owners or likely to be one. Its every man for himself and hope your own club is lucky enough to get a white knight to keep you going.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Steve_R said:

I can understand your point of view, but what happens if he walks? Will you come back no matter who the next guy is, or start boycotting again if you don't like him/them either?

 

Not having a go and I fully respect your decision, but there were a good few who were staying away until Corney went, and haven't bothered coming back since.

Home crowds were up last season despite a relegation weren't they?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awful. 

 

 

The EFL Board met earlier this evening and, after a long and detailed discussion, determined that Bury FC’s membership of the English Football League be withdrawn after the deadline passed at 5pm today (Tuesday 27 August) without a successful resolution.

Despite repeated requests to its owner Mr Dale over a sustained period of time, the necessary evidence in respect of how the Club would meet its financial commitments, has simply not been provided and, as a result, attentions turned to securing new ownership at the Club.

At its meeting on 24 August 2019, the Board agreed a short extension to 5pm today (Tuesday 27 August) to enable Mr Dale and the Club to explore the possibility of a proposed sale with C&N Sporting Risk Limited, with Mr Dale having accepted their offer. Following due diligence, C&N Sporting Risk Limited opted not to pursue its interest.  

Therefore, having fully considered all available options, including a number of late expressions of interest provided to the EFL, the EFL Board has unanimously determined with enormous regret that Bury’s membership be withdrawn.

The EFL Board had maintained that there could be no further suspensions to the fixture list and that these ongoing concerns and the integrity of the competition were a significant factor in the decision.

Recent events have highlighted how decisions taken at Bury FC over the last few seasons have caused the Club and individuals close to it significant financial distress and there are a number of matters which, in our view, will require further investigation.

League One will now comprise of 23 Clubs for the remainder of the campaign and relegation places in the division reduced to three, which will result in a full complement of 24 Clubs in 2020/21. A discussion will take place with EFL Clubs on the consequential impact in League Two when Clubs next meet in September 2019.

Debbie Jevans CBE, EFL Executive Chair, said: “Today is undoubtedly one of the darkest days in the League’s recent history. The EFL has worked determinedly and tirelessly to avoid this outcome and it is with a heavy heart that this situation has been forced upon us.

“The EFL has to place the integrity of our competitions at the heart of every decision we make, and we simply cannot allow this unacceptable situation to continue or countenance the prospect of postponing further fixtures.

“I understand this will be a deeply upsetting and devastating time for Bury’s players, staff, supporters and the wider community. There is no doubt today’s news will be felt across the entire football family.

“No one wanted to be in this position but following repeated missed deadlines, the suspension of five League fixtures, in addition to not receiving the evidence we required in regard to financial commitments and a possible takeover not materialising; the EFL Board has been forced to take the most difficult of decisions.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bolton on notice.  Admin will surely fold club now unless deal is imminent.  Awful stuff. 

 

Despite further exchanges with the Administrators over the course of the Bank Holiday weekend, and right up until today’s deadline of 5pm, a resolution to ongoing impasse in negotiations regarding a completion of sale at Bolton Wanderers has not yet been found.

The EFL Board has therefore taken the decision to lift the suspension on the notice of withdrawal, which was issued as per the EFL’s insolvency policy when the Club entered administration in May 2019.

As per the League’s Articles of Association, this will now give the Club 14 days (11.59pm on 12 September, 2019) to meet all outstanding requirements of the League’s insolvency policy or its membership in the EFL will be withdrawn.

In respect of the situation at Bolton Wanderers, the administrators now have this period of time to successfully conclude a change of control with a preferred purchaser, or provide sufficient evidence that they are in a position to fund the Club for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.

EFL Executive Chair, Debbie Jevans CBE, said:  “Despite repeated assurances, we are extremely disappointed that we are still not in a position to reach a successful resolution with the sale of Bolton Wanderers and have therefore taken the decision to lift the suspension on the notice of withdrawal. I again urge all parties to finalise the proposed takeover.

“The reality of this action is that there are now 14 days to secure the Club’s long-term future, and I sincerely hope we can find a way through these challenging circumstances for the benefit of all those who have an association with the Club.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At least a dozen more in danger says on SkyvSports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RIP Bury.

 

I went to Bury GS and back then most of my mates at the school were Bury fans rather than United or City. I remember Terry McDermott one dropped in to take a training session while he was still at Gigg Lane, which then had one of the best playing surfaces in the country. My Bury-supporting mates were ecstatic when he turned up. Hard to believe they're gone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awful news and sadly we have the kind of shambolic ownership structure and dangerous people involved at Latics that could take us down a similar path 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not entirely sure why Bolton get 14 days extra time.....presumably because they’re bigger so football naturally assumes they’re more important 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Lukers1 said:

I fear now we are the next ok life support.

 

Macc next ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Ritchierich said:

Not entirely sure why Bolton get 14 days extra time.....presumably because they’re bigger so football naturally assumes they’re more important 

Quite. 

 

Whilst also further complicating the league with fixtures they have no chance of winning. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, Ritchierich said:

Not entirely sure why Bolton get 14 days extra time.....presumably because they’re bigger so football naturally assumes they’re more important 

 

League rules. Bury got the same didn’t they? 

 

The 14 days is irrelevant. They’ve run out of money. If admin can’t get some funds in then they are done tomorrow/Friday. 

 

 

Edited by kowenicki

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, their fans lorded it when they were promoted whilst watching good players on good wages for this level, but I think a lot of us would also be guilty of lording it too had that been us.

 

Fact remains it’s not the fans who’ve ruined the club, its totally out of their control.

 

Anyone who takes enjoyment from seeing Bury get given the death sentence needs to take a long, hard look at themselves.

 

It could quite easily be us in 12 or so months time, because like Bury and that absolute twat Steve Dale, our owner doesn’t really give a toss about Oldham Athletic FC either. 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, kowenicki said:

 

Macc next ?

I just think there are lots of clubs on the brink, including us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, sjk2008 said:

Yes, their fans lorded it when they were promoted whilst watching good players on good wages for this level, but I think a lot of us would also be guilty of lording it too had that been us.

 

Fact remains it’s not the fans who’ve ruined the club, its totally out of their control.

 

Anyone who takes enjoyment from seeing Bury get given the death sentence needs to take a long, hard look at themselves.

 

It could quite easily be us in 12 or so months time, because like Bury and that absolute twat Steve Dale, our owner doesn’t really give a toss about Oldham Athletic FC either. 

 

And neither did our previous owner(s) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That this has been allowed to transpire as it has is shocking. To think that there are so many clubs who could follow suit is even worse. To think that we are one of them is the worst.

 

Let this be a lesson to us all. The English Football League simply doesn't care about the wellbeing of its clubs. The ultimate burden lies with the fans of those clubs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will never happen but something that would prevent this from happening (and it is unfortunately going to become more regular I feel) is maybe an introduction of something similar to the Bundesliga’s 50+1 rule? That way the fans are always the majority shareholders, and it would put off or prevent any unscrupulous buyers from coming in and ruining clubs. 

 

And obviously the EFL needs to take a long hard look at the fit and proper persons test and the process surrounding it, because currently it is quite clearly an absolute shambles

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Bolton now get 15 days extension, but Bury don't.

Is there no way Bury could have played their youth team like them?

Edited by BP1960

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...