Bury’s expulsion from EFL shows football’s regulations are meaningless | Barney Ronay

28 August 2019 07:09
Demise is another warning that huge social value of clubs cannot beat the cold, hard edges of a free marketA good day to bury Bury. The swell of public sympathy at Bury FC’s expulsion from the English Football League was tangible on Wednesday morning. And yet, as ever with Big Football, the wheels will continue to grind on.Thursday will bring the Champions League draw, with further details of how Europe’s club elite plan to divvy up the season’s £2bn revenue. Friday promises more news on a potential mega-move for the house of Neymar, with the proposed £135m transfer to Barcelona playing itself out up to deadline day. Beyond that, the Premier League fixture list will continue to fill the skies through the weekend, drowning out every other detail with its light and noise. Related: Bury expelled from EFL after 125 years: updates and reaction Related: Bury’s Harry Bunn: ‘Some lads are struggling. People look stressed’ Related: The Guardian view on the collapse of Bury FC: a tragedy bigger than mere football | Editorial Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian