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Twitter reacts: ‘Goodbye Bury’

Fans are growing tiresome after another Bury FC fixture is postponed due to ‘outstanding evidence regarding a number of financial commitments has still not been provided by owner Steve Dale.

Bury have been unable to compete in four League One fixtures and one EFL Cup game so far. They wither away in the 24th spot on minus twelve points.

Bury fans are furious. Many stating that they just want football to watch, as of right now, they have none.

The Bury FC side of Twitter looks like a mourning ground. Many fans of many clubs are leaving their condolences for the historic club.

It may well be the case that Bury follow suit of many clubs that have found themselves in a financial crisis. This would result in one of England’s most cherished football clubs disappearing or plummeting down to non-league football.

Curzon Ashton made a fantastic gesture for Bury fans, showing how football can provide the kindest of acts…

Hopefully, Bury can pull through this dilemma. Though it looks like their season and their club, maybe coming to an end.

Former Oldham Athletic ‘keeper signs for Rotherham Utd, here are 2 things they will be getting

Former Oldham Athletic loanee Daniel Iverson is looking to have another successful loan spell, this time with Rotherham Utd.

Last season, Leicester City’s 22-year-old goalkeeper enjoyed a loan spell in League Two with Oldham Athletic. The Dane kept 16 clean sheets in 49 games in all competitions for the Latics and will take a step up to League One to lend his services to Rotherham for one season.

Rotherham found themselves relegated to the third tier upon Iverson’s return to Leicester, and could see some major development as he aims to help the side return to the Championship.

Here are two things that the League One side will be getting from Iverson this season…

Up for the challenge

In an interview with his new club, Iverson said: “I played in League Two last year and I think it’s a good match for me to come to League One now and show what I can do”.

After 16 clean sheets with Oldham, Iverson will be looking to do better. Having a first-team keeper alongside a youngster itching to prove himself, it can’t do any harm to their challenge for promotion.

Leicester City has retained this goalkeeper since he joined in 2016, meaning that a top-flight club believes in his abilities.

For club and country

Iverson made 3 appearances for his country this summer’s in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. However, he will be looking to be in the books for the International side in future as well.

With two celebrated teams backing him (Leicester and Denmark) after a successful season in League Two. His talents should be able to see Rotherham have an even more successful season with him in the ranks.

Iverson could be a regular fixture in the future of Leicester City, and successful seasons with Oldham and Rotherham could be a big part of his story in getting there.

OPINION: Wigan Athletic’s Shaun Macdonald Could Be The Signing of The Summer For Rotherham Utd

Rotherham United have completed the signing of midfielder Shaun Macdonald, following his release from Wigan.

The former Welsh international has signed a two-year deal, and brings a wealth of EFL experience, having represented Swansea City, Bournemouth and Wigan Athletic.

Being a Latics fan, I’ve seen a lot of Macdonald – and this could be a very, very good signing for Rotherham. He suffered a horrific leg break at the back end of the 2016/17 season, unfortunately, he’s rarely featured for us since. Up until that point, he was one of our best players, and I believe other Wigan fans would share that opinion too.

So, what does he bring to the pitch?

Leadership, calmness and quality. Macdonald’s best position is deep lying midfield, he’s a good reader of the game, and has solid distribution. The Welshman plays in a similar role to Fernandinho (Manchester City) and Fabinho (Liverpool). Although he doesn’t steal the headlines very often, he allows the players in front of him to flourish, as he offers that protection behind.

The only thing that worries me slightly about Macdonald, is I question whether he will ever fully recover from his leg break. It was one of the worst injuries I’ve seen for a long time, and I hope the tough-tackling midfielder can regain the confidence and composure he once had.

From a Wigan fan, I think it has the potential to be one of the signings of the summer. If he can play regularly, and get back to playing at the level he was in 2016/17, he will undoubtedly be one of the best midfielders in League One.

Off the pitch, his attitude is fantastic. Despite a number of setbacks during his rehabilitation, Macdonald worked tirelessly to regain his fitness, so hopefully, this is rewarded with a successful season at Rotherham.