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« Reply #720 on: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 14:13:07 »

Come on. The Lansdown model is what every fan would wish for.

Fair fucks, I say.
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« Reply #721 on: Thursday, August 8, 2019, 13:46:34 »

Bury have 3rd game suspended and now on 14-day deadline to avoid expulsion from the League:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49280328

As Dan Roan put it so well "News of Bury’s imminent risk of expulsion from the EFL comes as Premier League clubs close in on another record summer transfer window spree of more than £1billion..."
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« Reply #722 on: Thursday, August 8, 2019, 15:22:41 »

Dale has had a bit of a rant on Talksport about the EFL, but by doing so I think he's shed light on the issues.  He tried to say it's the previous owners fault that the debt accrued, which might be fair if he made that an issue 9 months ago.  However, he went through an entire Transfer window in January without so much of a hint of a fire sale being needed of the players.  He stood on the shoulders of that debt pile and ensured the clubs promotion, reaching a point where he couldn't even afford to pay the wages of the staff to do so.

The issues he alludes to are that the EFL wants assurances on financing for three things - the PFA debt (they loaned money to pay the wages), the first CVA payment that will be due and their ability to finance the team itself.  Seems like Dale has tried to get away with saying they can finance the season but it's up to him to sort out the other stuff and the EFL should be worried about it.  In other words, he's got to find financing for all three things before they can kick off the season, good luck with that if they couldn't even pay wages a few months ago.  Clearly he is barely going to be able to show a club washing it's face, let alone pay back PFA loans and make a big CVA payment, not now anyway.

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« Reply #723 on: Thursday, August 8, 2019, 18:14:27 »

Bolton takeover fallen through.
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« Reply #724 on: Thursday, August 8, 2019, 18:26:26 »

Bolton takeover fallen through.

Well, blocked rather than fallen through altogether. But Baddini back on the scene isn't good news

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49286229
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« Reply #725 on: Friday, August 9, 2019, 13:16:08 »

Bolton have only started selling match tickets for the Coventry game today and will not be selling any on the day, seems an odd decision not to sell any on the day.

The FL are allowing them more leeway than Bury, I know there is a consortium 'ready' but they keep having names leaving that consortium at company house and others joining, but if they don't get the hotel then it seems they will walk, odd with Bassini as surely he would not pass the FL directors test so not sure what he has to gain by trying to scupper the takeover
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« Reply #726 on: Friday, August 9, 2019, 13:43:51 »

I would imagine they have limited staff available currently, so probably keeping match day running costs to the absolute minimum.  Bolton are being run by an Administrator so probably have more ability to file the right paperwork to keep the EFL at bay for a while.
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« Reply #727 on: Friday, August 9, 2019, 14:55:15 »


As Dan Roan put it so well "News of Bury’s imminent risk of expulsion from the EFL comes as Premier League clubs close in on another record summer transfer window spree of more than £1billion..."

Well that's Bury fucked then if Roan has taken and interest and started reporting on them. He reports on nothing, but when things start getting juicy and the stories get bigger (and I imagine the kudos and possibly awards for reporting) his byline starts popping up allover the place - One assumes taking over from other reporters who have been covering from the start. He was exactly the same in cycling, had feck all  to do with it then suddenly all the fancy bears stuff kicked off and he was everywhere.

Reminds me of so many people I have worked with over the years, do very little but whenever a media opportunity pops up or a camera appears they are at the front!
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« Reply #728 on: Friday, August 9, 2019, 14:57:19 »

Well that's Bury fucked then if Roan has taken and interest and started reporting on them.
Like Kate Adie, I'm pretty sure she's one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, wherever she goes there's a war or a famine, the woman's a bloody liability Smiley
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« Reply #729 on: Friday, August 9, 2019, 15:27:12 »

Like Kate Adie, I'm pretty sure she's one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, wherever she goes there's a war or a famine, the woman's a bloody liability Smiley

Can't beat Orla Guerin as the go to for keeping half an eye on incoming shell fire when delivering a news report.
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« Reply #730 on: Friday, August 9, 2019, 15:31:17 »

Can't beat Orla Guerin as the go to for keeping half an eye on incoming shell fire when delivering a news report.
Now that I think about is, Orla's picked up where Kate Adie left off. Think I'm just showing my age (again)
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« Reply #731 on: Friday, August 9, 2019, 15:53:16 »

Now that I think about is, Orla's picked up where Kate Adie left off. Think I'm just showing my age (again)

From first hand experience of a certain Miss Adie she is a nasty, obnoxious piece of work. And trust me that is from someone who has served on the front line, and her demands for a story in such circumstances are atrocious just for her own self importance.
But I suppose they're all of similar ilk as its a cut throat business.
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« Reply #732 on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 13:07:46 »

I see Bury staff put a statement on the club web site stating they was aware of an offer for the club and telling the owner to sell to them, although they don't want to reveal who it is that has made the offer.

Then Dale, Bury owner saying he was not aware of this statement and said he would consider selling the club to the right people and seemingly for the right price even though he only paid £1, not sure who owns their ground though.

You would assume it is some consortium of local business people and their supporters trust, good luck to them but you would guess Dale will hold out for as long as he can, and it depends if he is bothered about the club, he may just let it die.
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« Reply #733 on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 14:57:24 »

I am sure Bury own their ground but it is used as security for some of their debts.
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« Reply #734 on: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 15:17:28 »

I am sure Bury own their ground but it is used as security for some of their debts.

They do, but its mortgaged up to the armpits! Dunno what was cleared when the club changed hands for a quid back end of last year but the previous chairman had borrowed against it from payday loan type companies to fund his other companies.
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