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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 10:19:29 PM »
Fair point Marcus. I wonder if the Neville brothers will have any regrets if Bury disappear. They are shareholders of Salford City FC yet their father was a director and the main stand at Gigg Lane was named after him.

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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2019, 07:24:20 AM »
With the demise of Bury last night wouldnt the FA's time be better spent looking at the financial situation of the clubs , and football in general, outside the honeypot of the Premier League rather than worrying about the size of dugouts, changing area's etc. I fear that Bury and Bolton are just the tip of the iceberg and many more may follow. One suggestion , not mine, to help staff and players at both clubs is to play their "scheduled" league match at say Old Trafford and supporters of ALL football attend with all the proceeds going to those hurt financially through no fault of their own! Would be an opportunity to see if the "big" boys really care  :laughcry: :laughcry:

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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2019, 06:59:18 PM »
Bolton survive as the take over has now completed.

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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2019, 09:33:33 AM »
With the demise of Bury last night wouldnt the FA's time be better spent looking at the financial situation of the clubs , and football in general, outside the honeypot of the Premier League rather than worrying about the size of dugouts, changing area's etc. I fear that Bury and Bolton are just the tip of the iceberg and many more may follow. One suggestion , not mine, to help staff and players at both clubs is to play their "scheduled" league match at say Old Trafford and supporters of ALL football attend with all the proceeds going to those hurt financially through no fault of their own! Would be an opportunity to see if the "big" boys really care  :laughcry: :laughcry:

Parliament to launch inquiry into football finances following Bury's demise

Announcing a series of hearings that will be heard this autumn, Damian Collins, the chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, also backed calls to give Bury the chance to resume in League Two from next season.

Select committees have the formal power to call for relevant “papers and records”, as well as key witnesses, such as the decision-makers from clubs, as well as the football authorities, and has parliamentary privilege, meaning evidence that has been accepted by the committee cannot be questioned in court.


Collins yesterday said the expulsion of Bury was “a tragedy” for fans and the wider community which “marks a failure of football governance”. He also said that the football authorities now need greater powers to intervene when clubs get into financial trouble. “The current owners and directors' test is clearly not sufficient to protect the long-term interests of clubs and keep bad owners and directors out of the game,” he said.

“The issues that have affected Bury reflect a wider and growing problem within the Football League. We have seen similar crises with other clubs in recent years. The committee will also inquire into what needs to be done to strengthen football governance rules in this regard."

James Frith, the MP for Bury North, yesterday asked Collins to host the sessions in Bury and wants fans to be among those who give evidence.

Bury's expulsion currently means that only three clubs will be relegated from League One this season and just one, instead of two, will go down from League Two. However, the EFL is consulting with other member clubs about the possibility of Bury resuming in League Two if there is clear evidence of its future financial viability.

The EFL yesterday also announced a review of its regulations and procedures concerning the financial sustainability of its clubs, which will consider the lessons from Bury and seek to identify changes that help to ensure similar problems are not repeated.

The review, which will be led by Jonathan Taylor QC, who is also leading a separate review of EFL governance, will examine the background to Bury's insolvency and also the EFL's existing rules, notably the owners and directors' test. A series of recommendations will then follow that could come into affect next year.

The EFL has also pledged to co-operate fully with any police or other regulatory investigation into Bury's demise.