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Thread: Bolton and Bury games likely to be suspended....latest update, what a mess.

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    Bolton and Bury games likely to be suspended....latest update, what a mess.

    Bolton and Bury's opening League One games are "likely" to be suspended if they do not meet a new English Football League deadline to provide evidence of their financial viability.

    Both clubs have until 17:00 BST on Monday to show they can meet "all outstanding commitments".

    Bolton have been in administration since 13 May, with a protracted takeover still not complete.

    Bury's initial deadline of 12:00 BST on Monday has been extended by the EFL.

    Wycombe - who are due to host Bolton on Saturday - have already suspended ticket sales to away fans. Bury are scheduled to play MK Dons at Gigg Lane.

    Both will start the 2019-20 campaign with 12-point deductions resulting from their financial difficulties.

    While the EFL says "some progress has been achieved" with the clubs over the weekend, concerns remain over "the respective challenges they currently face".

    "The EFL will continue to offer its full assistance and support to both clubs in order to achieve the objective of securing long-term futures for them," a statement said.

    "But with the season now a matter of days away there is no other option but for all outstanding matters to be brought to a conclusion."

    On Wednesday EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans said Bolton's situation was a "significant concern", with the club having three pre-season friendlies cancelled.

    A group of Bolton players expressed discontent over the takeover of the club earlier this month, saying they had gone without pay for "20 weeks", leading to matches against Chester and Preston being called off.

    Bury, meanwhile, need to give details of how they plan to settle their debts after a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) was approved by creditors on 18 July.

    The Shakers are still looking for new ownership after Steve Dale put the club up for sale in April.

    They are also due to reappear in the High Court on Wednesday after a winding-up petition taken on by HM Revenue & Customs over an unpaid tax bill was adjourned in June for a third time.

    Which one will go to the wall first? Shame to both sets of fans as they are the ones who may have followed their club for many years.

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    Could so very easily had been us in the days before TS

    People are quick to spend his money but calm stewardship means we have and will hopefully ,continue to have, a club to support

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    And still some people think Tony Stewart hasnít done enough.

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    Not looking good for either of them

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    Just read in the media that Bolton players have refused to train.
    Football Ventures who are taking over the club offered players 20% of their owed cash and the rest payable over a period of two years.
    Not the way to run a football club.
    It's a shambles and a shame for both sets of supporters.

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    Meanwhile Gareth Bale is offered a million quid a week to play in China!!!

    Fair enough that's nowt to do with British football but when left backs in the premier league are being paid 100k a week, it has to make you think.

    Our game has sold it's soul to Sky TV and nothing works it's way down anymore.

    Perhaps a club with the history Bolton have going bust may just make the powers that be realise enough is enough. That said Bolton rode the gravy train for long enough so how sympathetic do we have to feel for them.

    Bury on the other hand???

    That said, you have to feel sorry for the supporters of both clubs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Bolton and Bury's opening League One games are "likely" to be suspended if they do not meet a new English Football League deadline to provide evidence of their financial viability.

    Both clubs have until 17:00 BST on Monday to show they can meet "all outstanding commitments".

    Bolton have been in administration since 13 May, with a protracted takeover still not complete.

    Bury's initial deadline of 12:00 BST on Monday has been extended by the EFL.

    Wycombe - who are due to host Bolton on Saturday - have already suspended ticket sales to away fans. Bury are scheduled to play MK Dons at Gigg Lane.

    Both will start the 2019-20 campaign with 12-point deductions resulting from their financial difficulties.

    While the EFL says "some progress has been achieved" with the clubs over the weekend, concerns remain over "the respective challenges they currently face".

    "The EFL will continue to offer its full assistance and support to both clubs in order to achieve the objective of securing long-term futures for them," a statement said.

    "But with the season now a matter of days away there is no other option but for all outstanding matters to be brought to a conclusion."

    On Wednesday EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans said Bolton's situation was a "significant concern", with the club having three pre-season friendlies cancelled.

    A group of Bolton players expressed discontent over the takeover of the club earlier this month, saying they had gone without pay for "20 weeks", leading to matches against Chester and Preston being called off.

    Bury, meanwhile, need to give details of how they plan to settle their debts after a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) was approved by creditors on 18 July.

    The Shakers are still looking for new ownership after Steve Dale put the club up for sale in April.

    They are also due to reappear in the High Court on Wednesday after a winding-up petition taken on by HM Revenue & Customs over an unpaid tax bill was adjourned in June for a third time.

    Which one will go to the wall first? Shame to both sets of fans as they are the ones who may have followed their club for many years.
    "EFL Executive Chair" is that one of those leather reclining ones with brass studs?

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    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

    Bury's opening match of the League One season against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday has been suspended, but Bolton Wanderers' away fixture at Wycombe Wanderers can go ahead.

    Bye bye Bury? What tragic times for all concerned except the greedy sucking leeches that caused this mess.
    Last edited by Brin; 29-07-2019 at 09:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-64-FRANK View Post
    Just read in the media that Bolton players have refused to train.
    Football Ventures who are taking over the club offered players 20% of their owed cash and the rest payable over a period of two years.
    Not the way to run a football club.
    It's a shambles and a shame for both sets of supporters.
    Media have it wrong Frank, ( who would believe that ) anything to sell a story.

    Bolton players haven’t refused to train and some of them will be paid in full, which is probably why Bolton’s game will go ahead.

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    Beyond a joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertop View Post
    Beyond a joke
    Wait until the news about Sheffield Wednesdayís financial black hole gets a public airing.

    Could be a better joke

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    How is Bolton playing though, have they even got a enough players ?

    I suppose he could drag the academy player in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Wait until the news about Sheffield Wednesday’s financial black hole gets a public airing.

    Could be a better joke
    Can’t wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertop View Post
    How is Bolton playing though, have they even got a enough players ?
    According to Bolton fans they donít have enough players. Either Parkinson is going to be busy recruiting this week or they may have to play some of the youngsters.
    I wonder if Taylor and Forde are up for it ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-64-FRANK View Post
    According to Bolton fans they don’t have enough players. Either Parkinson is going to be busy recruiting this week or they may have to play some of the youngsters. I wonder if Taylor and Forde are up for it ??
    Hey Frank, I dont really know about Bury's situation here to be honest. But it really angers me what Bolton have been allowed to get away with for far too long now, regarding their finances. And yes it makes it worse that they sent us down in the last few minutes on the last day of the previous season, while their finances were still an absolute illegal joke against all EFL rules!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    Hey Frank, I dont really know about Bury's situation here to be honest. But it really angers me what Bolton have been allowed to get away with for far too long now, regarding their finances. And yes it makes it worse that they sent us down in the last few minutes on the last day of the previous season, while their finances were still an absolute illegal joke against all EFL rules!.
    Fair comment but you canít blame Bolton supporters. It should be a warning to other clubs to operate within their means and Ď cut theyíre cloth Ď to suit.
    EFL are only part of the problem although I donít think they should have left it till a few days from kickoff to sort it.
    If Bury FC canít show the EFL that they are viable by Friday then their game with Accrington on the 10th will also be cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-64-FRANK View Post
    Fair comment but you can’t blame Bolton supporters. It should be a warning to other clubs to operate within their means and ‘ cut they’re cloth ‘ to suit. EFL are only part of the problem although I don’t think they should have left it till a few days from kickoff to sort it. If Bury FC can’t show the EFL that they are viable by Friday then their game with Accrington on the 10th will also be cancelled.
    Ohh no I never blame fans for what their clubs are doing off the field, and in the board room etc.
    I think Phil Parkinson has done well to stay loyal to them/Bolton during all this nonsense, but if their relegation style results carry on, then he wont last much longer I reckon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    Ohh no I never blame fans for what their clubs are doing off the field, and in the board room etc.
    I think Phil Parkinson has done well to stay loyal to them/Bolton during all this nonsense, but if their relegation style results carry on, then he wont last much longer I reckon.
    All depends on how much cash new owners Football Ventures have for investment on the playing side. Priority should be to make sure staff get their salary on time and paying creditors, HMRC included. Parkinson is a decent manager however minus twelve points won’t help, we’ve been there on -17 so we know what it’s like.
    My guess is it’s going to be a long season for Bolton.
    A chase for the Premiership and overspending doesn’t always work out as planned.
    Last edited by CASPER-64-FRANK; 29-07-2019 at 11:04 PM.

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    Yep, I agree Frank and its a horrible situation to be in.
    We hit rock bottom by suffering relegation AND going into administration as well in the dreaded year of 2002 (and we got our begging buckets out didnt we!)!. Aww we honestly didnt know where the next chunk of positive light was going to come from at that time, it really brings back poor memories for us all.
    And then step forward Mr Peter Doyle, our saviour..

    Come on Animal, you've surely got summat to say about this time for our club, and about Mr Doyle lol.
    Last edited by Acido; 29-07-2019 at 11:42 PM.

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    I'm struggling to find any sympathy for Bolton. They had it all and blew it but continued to go on like they still had it all despite having nothing. Now they've blagged the EFL committee once again.

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