10pm on Monday night and Bury fans were fearing the worse regarding the future of their club, again.
The EFL, governing body of the Shakers plus 71 other clubs including Bolton, Southend, Blackpool, Coventry and Charlton. Were unable to see enough evidence that Bury could pay off long term debts to football creditors.
Therefore, their game against MK Dons on Saturday on the opening day of the new season has been postponed. What worse is that the following weeks’ match at Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley could go the same way
After a pre-season that saw an away win at Port Vale, Bury could soon cease to exist. They run the serious risk of being thrown out of the football league and as the domestic season returns, being left without a league to play in at all.
Club fan group Forever Bury and Bury North MP James Frith have called for owner Steve Dale to sell up quickly, due to the fact, there are rumoured investors ready to take over.
Bury up for sale
Despite Dale putting Bury up for sale, he seems unwilling to compromise and hand the keys to someone else. Even though he saw the CVA application pass through, ‘the old girl’ doesn’t seem so safe now.
The finger for all this trouble can be pointed at past and present owners, Day and Dale, plus the EFL. Why did they wait so long for evidence from Bury about their finances and shouldn’t they have done this weeks ago, perhaps even before the fixtures were released back in June?
Sadly no answers to this mess have been released from the English Football League governing body despite a statement just being release by Dale.
If a takeover fails to occur within the next few days, the consequences will be unbearable to think about for one of English football’s founders.