Bury's future hangs in the balance: weekend football countdown – live!

23 August 2019 08:54
Shakers await fate amid threat of extinction after 135 yearsJames Bentley: losing Bury would devastate a communityYou can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning or post BTL 9.54am BST David Conn has the latest on Bury, who could get a short extension on their 11.59pm deadline for expulsion, but only, according to EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans, if there is a “tangible” reason such as realistic, well advanced takeover negotiations. Related: Sports minister Nigel Adams asks EFL to extend Bury deadline 9.47am BST Greetings and welcome to our countdown to another weekend of piping hot football action across the UK and beyond. Or inaction, in the case of Bury Football Club, the beleaguered club whose fifth consecutive League One fixture of the season has been postponed. The Shakers are staring down the barrel of expulsion from the Football League unless their owner, Steve Dale, can sell the club or satisfy the EFL he has the funds to pay their debts and the £1.5m running costs for the season by 11.59pm tonight. We’ll keep tabs on the situation at Gigg Lane and keep you up to date on all the other football news that’s fit to print – and much else that probably isn’t as the day unfolds. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian