‘It can’t be allowed to die’: Bury facing empty days and uncertain future

03 August 2019 08:00
The League One club are staring into the abyss with their first two fixtures now suspended by the EFLAt Bury’s historic, homely, Gigg Lane stadium, two days before what should have been the start of the season in League One, the ticket office of the newly promoted club was open but doing almost no business and the Shakers superstore was shuttered closed. The car park contained only two cars, the main reception door locked, with no lights on inside. All that was missing was the odd clump of tumbleweed, blowing across the ground.The EFL has suspended Bury’s opening two games – against MK Dons and at Accrington on 10 August – a measure nobody can recall happening before, certainly not at Bury, established in 1885, who have fielded a team through every Football League season and every tumult of history since 1894. Yet in 2019 the owner, Steve Dale, has not satisfied the league that Bury have the money for hefty wages still owed to the players who won promotion – now, like the then manager Ryan Lowe, mostly departed for other clubs – or to last this season. Related: Bury’s plight reminds EFL fans not to take boredom and pain for granted | Max Rushden Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian