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Bolton, Ebbsfleet now Bury

With the issues going on at both Bolton and Ebbsfleet it seems Bury who are chasing promotion to League 1 are in deep trouble as well.

This not long after their recent takeover(fit and proper person test passed did u say EFL)

Takeover completed in December 2018
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/13/bury-new-owner-steve-dale-financial-misery-historic-club

A few months later and financial restrictions are in place
https://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/17545146.bury-fc-release-statement-following-speculation-about-club-finances/

Comments

  • You would say unbelievable, but of course it's not.
  • EFL are not fit and proper to do the job- they should be embarrassed - the national game will be ruined 

    this is on their website 

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    Perhaps the EFL should practice what they preach 
  • The EFL were going to do the same with Bolton the other month. Happy to let any old person takeover just so the players & staff could get paid. The bloke in question had previously been banned by the EFL & had various financial issues at the time. 
  • Whenever I see stories like this, I am left to wonder "who in their right mind would buy a football club?"
  • Has there been a case the EFL have stopped someone from taking over a football club?

    usually if a club is in financial bother the only alternative is administration or bankruptcy so the rule is pretty impotent if they want to avoid the worse case scenario
  • Has there been a case the EFL have stopped someone from taking over a football club?

    usually if a club is in financial bother the only alternative is administration or bankruptcy so the rule is pretty impotent if they want to avoid the worse case scenario
    This is the problem isn't it.  If you work on the basis every single one of the 72 looses money every year, which isn't far off the truth, your going to run out of fit and proper mugs sooner rather than later.  The more distressed sales of clubs you have the more chancers and spivs you will attract. 

    Is it better to take the risk than risk a club going to the wall?  

    I think the EFL are now almost working in the basis that they will do anything, regarding allowing take overs to avoid a winding up order.  They almost said as much regarding Sunderland last summer. They wanted to block it but Ellis Short said if they did he would wind the club up.  
  • You can't really blame the EFL here, they've been far too busy lately bothering themselves with how AFC Wimbledon refer to MK Dons on their website and match day programme ahead of their Carabao cup tie next month.

    Give them a break, they need to resolve the really important matters first.
  • Notts County, the world's oldest professional football club, have had a winding-up petition against them adjourned for a third time.

    Notts, relegated from the Football League last season having been a founding member 130 years earlier, owe HM Revenue & Customs about £800,000.

    The up-for-sale club will next appear in court on Wednesday, 31 July.

    Owner Alan Hardy has said he "will be exchanging contracts with the new owners in the coming days".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48927152

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  • clive said:

    Notts County, the world's oldest professional football club, have had a winding-up petition against them adjourned for a third time.

    Notts, relegated from the Football League last season having been a founding member 130 years earlier, owe HM Revenue & Customs about £800,000.

    The up-for-sale club will next appear in court on Wednesday, 31 July.

    Owner Alan Hardy has said he "will be exchanging contracts with the new owners in the coming days".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48927152


    Hope he didn't use the word "imminent".
  • clive said:

    Notts County, the world's oldest professional football club, have had a winding-up petition against them adjourned for a third time.

    Notts, relegated from the Football League last season having been a founding member 130 years earlier, owe HM Revenue & Customs about £800,000.

    The up-for-sale club will next appear in court on Wednesday, 31 July.

    Owner Alan Hardy has said he "will be exchanging contracts with the new owners in the coming days".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48927152

    Apparantly if Notts County run out of money Juventus have offered to supply them with shirts
  • clive said:

    Notts County, the world's oldest professional football club, have had a winding-up petition against them adjourned for a third time.

    Notts, relegated from the Football League last season having been a founding member 130 years earlier, owe HM Revenue & Customs about £800,000.

    The up-for-sale club will next appear in court on Wednesday, 31 July.

    Owner Alan Hardy has said he "will be exchanging contracts with the new owners in the coming days".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48927152

    Apparantly if Notts County run out of money Juventus have offered to supply them with shirts

    Do Juve players come with them....?
  • Thats actually a bit strange

    Going by the Bury tweets; Byron Moore and Neil Danns were both involved and were part of the promotion winning team last season
  • Thats actually a bit strange

    Going by the Bury tweets; Byron Moore and Neil Danns were both involved and were part of the promotion winning team last season
    Would their registrations, if not void, be disputable?  I think the PFA provide some insurance for trialists.  Not worth Williams taking the risk, but some players aren't afforded that luxury. 
  • Don't have much sympathy for Bury, if I recall they spent big in league 1, brought in loads of players but got relegated and now paying the price and seemed to enjoy a promotion last season when clearly they lived beyond their means.  Maybe a stint in non league will do them some good
  • Bury's creditors have approved a rescue plan to clear some of the Shakers' debts, meaning the League One club is set to receive a 12-point deduction.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49034775
  • clive said:
    Bury's creditors have approved a rescue plan to clear some of the Shakers' debts, meaning the League One club is set to receive a 12-point deduction.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49034775
    Keeps Bolton company down there then
  • clive said:
    Bury's creditors have approved a rescue plan to clear some of the Shakers' debts, meaning the League One club is set to receive a 12-point deduction.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49034775
    Keeps Bolton company down there then
    Bit weird to have both a relegated team AND a promoted team in the same division getting points deductions before the season starts...especially when both are near neighbours
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  • Good season to be in League 1. 2 teams already looking at being in the bottom 4. 
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