Series of grinding failures that left proud, historic Bury in ruins

27 August 2019 08:27
The appalling state of the club’s finances led to the modern and analytical potential buyers pulling abruptly out of the dealAfter such grinding and unnecessary failures precipitating a terminal crisis for Bury, a 134-year-old fixture of English football founded by late Victorian civic-minded chaps in 1885, there have to be inquiries, lessons learned and reforms. The English Football League has promised to upgrade its rules to prevent such an implosion ever happening again. The Labour MP for Bury North, James Frith, who has worked relentlessly to expose ugly truths and to help save the club, has called for investigations and parliamentary scrutiny.The two modern, analytical young football men, Rory Campbell and Henry Newman, who decided not to proceed with their deadline-day proposed purchase, made clear in their statement that stronger governance is needed and the Bury wreckage was the result of “systemic failings . over a number of years”. Related: Bury FC fans' optimism turns to despair as club sale deadline is missed Related: Bury on the brink as takeover collapses and EFL deadline passes Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian