Bury AFC: 'We created this for people to fall back in love with football'

09 August 2020 07:00
Almost a year from Bury’s expulsion from the EFL, the phoenix club created during lockdown is ready to restore local prideIt is almost 12 months since Bury were expelled from the Football League and the blows keep coming. On Friday, the Football Association confirmed the club’s application to join the National League had been rejected, a decision ratified by the FA council and based on factors including “financial resources, ownership and insolvency status”.There is no way back yet for the two-times FA Cup winners under the ownership of Steve Dale. It is 15 months since Gigg Lane last staged a competitive game, a 1-1 draw with Port Vale that doubled as a celebration for Ryan Lowe’s fine team winning promotion to League One. They never would make the step up as debts left by the previous owner, Stewart Day, precipitated the devastating crash of a 134-year-old football club. Related: Series of grinding failures that left proud, historic Bury in ruins Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian