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Bolton’s Chairman will back Bury’s bid to return to League 2 – ‘Good luck…there is some very bitter teams in the football league’

The Bolton News has reported how the new Bolton Wanderers owner, Sharon Brittan has said she would back Bury’s campaign to return to League Two. The Football Manc Cave look at your reactions.

There’s a campaign in full swing for Bury to return to League Two instead of starting again from Non-League. The EFL clubs will meet on September the 26th to discuss the matter and Bolton owner, Brittan has confirmed that she would want to back this idea as long as Bury have a stable footing.

A lot of other fans have been saying that it wouldn’t be fair on clubs trying to gain promotion and I completely understand that side to the argument. However, the EFL didn’t do a lot to help Bury in their situation and it’s not the fans, players, staff or community’s fault.

Bolton and Bury’s situations were running at exactly the same time although they had very different outcomes. It’s nice to see that Sharon is completely behind Bury as she understands the struggles she’s faced. I’m glad and proud that she will be supporting them in this vote.

Here’s what you thought…

3 Things Football Ventures Have To Do Straight Away At Bolton Wanderers

I am so happy to be able to finally write something positive about Bolton Wanderers. The Football Manc Cave are exploring three things that new owners, Football Ventures need to do with the club.

It’s going to take a lot of time to sort absolutely everything from debts to players but it’s a start. A positive start. As a Bolton fan, I just want us to be playing consistent football, not having to call games off and making a start on rebuilding.

Bolton News reporter, Marc Iles tweeted his take on what should happen next:

Here’s my take…

Settle Debts & Pay Players

All Bolton fans know that we are in debt and there are players that are owed money from the club all over the show. It’s going to take a while to get everything completely finalised, there’s also going to be other issues that fans don’t know about and probably won’t ever find out about. However, these payments need to be settled so that we can start again. Current players need paying so that it proves to everyone that the deal is a good one and it will appeal more to new signings which we also need if our players are finally receiving their wages.

Sort Manager

We obviously need a new manager. I am actually gutted that this takeover has gone through only a week after Phil Parkinson left. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he is the answer for our long term plans. His style of football isn’t the best but he has stuck with us throughout everything when others would have walked away. I hope he comes back to the stadium to watch a game then we can say goodbye properly and thank him for his efforts.

Moving on, we can finally start talking about who should take the job now. In my opinion, we need Kevin Nolan. One of my favourite players growing up who I’ve met a few times. He has started his managerial career recently and would be the perfect option for us. He knows the ins and outs of the club, has friends still involved with us and has the respect from other clubs who he could ask for favours in terms of loans of players. I also think he would get the best out of the youngsters.

Season Tickets

Fans have been paying per match so far this year with the uncertainty of whether games would go ahead. Now we can finally think about buying season tickets. They will obviously have to be at a cheaper price now that fans have paid per match and they are being issued later in the season than planned.

We should also be offered reduced prices for the absolute hell we’ve had to deal with but that’s another issue. We should also give Bury fans free entry to our games. We could never ask Bury fans to think of switching their support but we could give them some football to watch for the time being. It would also bring us more bodies to fill the stadium.

‘Steve Dale you have ripped the heart and soul out of a community’ Bury FC face their biggest week in history

The Football Manc Cave is taking a look at your reactions to Bury with their current situation.

It’s no secret by now that Bury is in trouble. They’ve had no league games go ahead yet because of problems behind the scenes. We have been reporting all summer of the ongoings at the club, and I can’t believe we are still seeing them in such a bad situation.

This week, club owner Steve Dale has 3 deadlines:

Steve Dale has had 8 months to sort this mess. It now comes down to days. I really feel for not only the members of staff, the squad, coaches and management but mainly the fans. Their club could be no more and it isn’t their fault. It’s about time the EFL stopped allowing people to take over football clubs when they can’t fully afford to.

Reviews of owners should be put in place more often, to see if they can still afford what they set out to do. So that clubs don’t end up in these horrible situations.

Here are some more opinions and news coming from the club…

This is worth a watch…

‘Hardly a level playing field is it?’ Bury fans react to another game suspension

The Football Manc Cave looks at Bury fans reactions to their next game being called off.

Bury fans have yet again been disappointed with their fourth game against Gillingham being suspended. This comes after Steve Dale has failed to produce plans of how the next game could possibly go ahead, and how he would keep the club going financially.

Fans are getting increasingly frustrated especially as there’s been news of an apparent new bidder for the Shakers, however, Dale has claimed that it’s only an email and he doesn’t count it as a definite reach out to buy the club.

We look at how Bury fans have responded to this…

Bury fans have other worries than the fixtures released today ‘Just need a team, manager, asst manager, ground staff etc now any more news about this’

Many Bury fans will be pleased to see their on-the-verge club being a part of the EFL League One fixture release.

Under Bury’s recent circumstances, it is a pleasure to see that the club’s fixtures have been announced. Allowing us to presume that they will be able to partake in the EFL League One season, despite owing over £1million and are currently in the process of seeking new ownership before the new season begins.

Due to the state of the beloved Greater Manchester club, Bury fans have been vocal on Twitter after the release of next season’s fixtures…

With Bury having issues with paying players, they may not even have a team to bring out in August. Luckily for them, one lad is willing to step up!

Amongst the understandable worry, fear and pain being expressed by Bury’s loyal fan base, one fan is ready and waiting for the away games which he can attend.

This particular fan has summed up Bury’s beginning to the new season before a ball has even been touched.

For Bury, it will be an interesting season indeed. All fans of Greater Manchester clubs, or even, all fans of English clubs, should have a degree of respect for the history, successes and longevity of Bury Football Club and hope that they can continue for many years to come.

Lowe linked with a trip back to bury for Maynard, what would he add to Plymouth Argyle?

There are whispers of a move for Bury’s Nicky Maynard following his ex-manager Ryan Lowe to Plymouth. 

As fans know by now, Ryan Lowe left Bury after their financial struggles and joined Plymouth. He’s now out on recruitment duty as he builds his new team. Now he could be trying to close a deal for his ex-player, Nicky Maynard.

The 32-year-old has been around but found himself at Bury last summer, and now he could be the answer to Plymouth’s forward line up after Freddie Ladapo may be moving on.

So, if the move does go ahead, what can the 32 year old bring to Plymouth?

Manager Relationship

As I’ve said, Ryan Lowe is clearly looking at players that have already served him well, and this could be a good tactic when it comes to the rest of the Plymouth team. He will hopefully drive the players to believe in the manager and when other teammates see the quality of Maynard, they’ll want to be able to deliver.

At Bury, he helped with the promotion after scoring 22 times in 41 appearances in league two. He’s gone on to live up to that reputation and if he has a change in clubs, I can only see that total getting higher, especially under management that is a familiar face.

Goals

Let’s look at his past record. He left Crewe’s academy team for Bristol in 2008 after scoring 35 goals in 67 games. Nicky joined West Ham and managed 4 goals in 17 appearances before joining Cardiff.

Unfortunately, he suffered an injury resulting in him only making 26 appearances in the three years he was there. The summer of 2015 came around and he went on to play for MK Dons, Aberdeen and then Bury.

It looks as though most Bury players are moving on to other clubs with the off-field problems continuing. I hope if the transfer goes ahead, Maynard can have a promising season. 

Bury Midfield Ace Jordan Rossiter Finally Getting Some Minutes In

For a player who has spent the majority of his early career on the injury table, the past few weeks will have been a blessing for Jordan Rossiter.

Signed on loan from Rangers in January, the 21-year-old has immediately become a hit with the fans playing at the base of the midfield, as Bury chase promotion in League Two.

Manager Ryan Lowe was more than delighted to see Rossiter join his side in January, and the former Liverpool academy star hasn’t disappointed in his early showings for the club.

Now finally fit having suffered more than most over the past few years, the rise to form and fitness can’t come at a better time for Rossiter benefiting both the Shakers and his parent club Rangers

Steven Gerrard is certainly not short of midfield talent at his disposal and despite claims the Scottish League lacks in depth quality, the gulf between the two leagues maybe too big a gap for him, for now anyway.

However, after earning a fair few man of the match displays for Bury in less than ten appearances, Lowe will have nothing but praise to give Gerrard, should the former Liverpool captain ask for a mid-term report on Bury’s number eleven.

Having struggled to ever lay his marker down up north for Rangers, the move south of the border will clearly have down the Liverpool lad no harm at all, especially if his long term goal is to become a regular in Gerrard’s side who will challenge Celtic for the Scottish title no doubt over the upcoming seasons.

Rossiter will no doubt have enjoyed a rare midweek off this week and like his fellow colleagues, glancing through the full time results would have been a joy as Bury’s promotion rivals Mansfield and MK Dons both dropped points on the road.

Both teams now have 65 points and with just 9 games to play, wrestling Bury out of the top three looks a tough ask, especially with Bury still unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day.

AWAY FANS SERIES: How Fifa 07 Inspired Martin’s Bury Love Affair

As part of our Away Fans Series, we interviewed the head of Bury’s Norweigian supporters group Martin, on how Fifa 07 inspired his Bury journey…

Ian: How are you Martin?

Martin: I´m fine thank you! How are you Ian?

Ian: All good over here! What do you make of Bury’s season in League Two so far?

Martin: It has been a good season so far. We are in the top of the league and are in the semi-finals of the Checkatrade Trophy Cup. We play very entertaining football and there is lots of optimism around the club.

Ian: Especially after last season, the turnaround has been immense the way Ryan Lowe has the Shakers playing – is this one of the best times to be a Bury fan in the recent past?

Martin: Yes of course. Ryan Lowe has changed a lot. You can see what the team wants and as a supporter, you can see a game pattern. Bury plays good football, and more dynamically than before. The last couple of seasons have been tough to be a Bury supporter, but this season has been top notch. We turn matches from losing to win and score lots of goals. It creates enthusiasm

Ian: It really is a great time to be a Shaker, How long have you been a fan?

Martin: My interest in Bury dates back to 2006 when the video game FIFA 07 was released and I, together with my friends, used to play with Bury. Bury was one of the poorest rated teams in the game at the time. For us, Bury was the underdog, and we started to follow Bury in League Two gradually.

We did some research around the club; players, home-grown, history etc. Andy Bishop was the big star! If I recall correctly, David Flitcroft and Chris Brass were also in that team. Furthermore, we were really fascinated about the history of the club, especially the fact that Bury was one of the best teams in England a hundred years ago with two FA-Cup titles and some amazing records. At this initial time, we talked about visiting Gigg Lane one time in the future as well. Then, in February 2016, we founded the Bury FC official supporters club of Norway.

Ian: Wow, speaking to a few fans from different countries it seems a lot are influenced through Fifa

Martin: Hehe, yes. The funny part of my interest is that Bury was really poor.

Ian: Did you win anything with them haha?

Martin: Haha, I don’t think so. It was impossible

Ian: How many Bury recruits do you have in the Norway Supporters Club now?

Martin: Members of the Supporter club is 25 at the moment + we have several Norwegian followers on Twitter. In Norway, it is a lot of Norwegians supporters club for English teams. We are very football interest. 2 % of Norway is a member of a supporter group

Ian: What do you do as a supporter club?

Martin: We who sit on the board, are responsible for the Twitter account and pass on information to the world. We do our best to spread the message of Bury to as many people as possible. We publish goals from iFollow so that as many people as possible get the goals. We often receive emails from Norwegians who will watch football in England and provide information about tickets, transport and other useful information. Bury supporters are very friendly and helpful and we get much positive feedback from Norwegians who have been to Bury match.

Ian: Big operation then, how many times have you managed to get to Gigg lane?

Martin: Since we started the supporter club and we started to follow the Bury on a daily basis, I have been in five games. The first match was at Gigg Lane against MK Dons in February 2016. Last season I was in three games and again I was at Bury-Lincoln in January.

Unfortunately, Bury has never won when I have watched, and until the Lincoln match, I had never seen a Bury goal. Fortunately, there were three goals against Lincoln. Hope that it will be a win next time.

Ian: What a game it was too against Lincoln! If any Norweigians want to jump on the Bury train, where can they reach you?

Martin: We have a website called www.bury.no where there are some travel information and the opportunity to join the supporter club. Can also be reached at post@bury.no and followed on Twitter @BuryFcNorway

In the fall, I move almost six weeks to England to follow Bury up close and develop English skills. Encourage Norwegians and English people to make contact.

Ian: Amazing, Get in touch when you’re over and we can meet up, Thank you for time.