After 125 years English football club Bury FC expelled from EFL
One of the oldest football clubs in England Bury FC has come near to its death. This means that Bury FC will become the first team to be expelled from EFL in over two decades.
Bury FC was expelled from the English Football League after failing to resolve their financial problems or find a new buyer, the EFL said in a statement.
Bury FC was expelled from EFL after the collapse of a takeover bid. Bury FC death is down to poor ownership and unpaid debts. The Shakers failed to resolve their financial problems.
In 1894, Bury FC joined The Football League. Bury FC has won two FA Cups. A few months ago, the Shakers celebrated their promotion to the third tier. It is no less than a shock for everyone to see Bury FC death.
In the 2018-2019 season, Bury FC finished as runners-up in EFL League Two. This is the first time when EFL has expelled any club since 1992 when the hammer came down on Maidstone United.
All rescue attempts went futile
A few days ago, a former director of Bury FC Joy Hart chained herself to a drainpipe outside their Gigg Lane Stadium. Hart urged Bury’s neighboring clubs Manchester United and City to help the club. But there is saying nothing can stop death and it was clear that the end for Bury FC was near.
A week ago, Bury’s owner Steve Dale informed the English Football League that he had accepted an offer from C&N Sporting Risk. However, no deal could be reached. Dale is not only being blamed for Bury FC financial situation but also for its death.
Another English club may drown
It’s not just Bury which is in financial quicksand. Another prestigious English football club Bolton Wanderers are currently on the highway to expulsion. The English Football League has given one-time Premier League club Bolton Wanderers to find a buyer and resolve their financial crisis.
Darkest Day in English Football – Bury FC nears death
“Today is undoubtedly one of the darkest days in the league’s recent history,” said English Football League executive chair Debbie Jevans. The phrase is being used far and wide on social media by footballers, fans, and pundits on Bury FC death.
While the clubs in the top tier of the English Football League, EFL see their financial fortunes grow in leaps and bounds, the lower tier clubs find it difficult to sustain due to thin profits. In such an environment, bad financial management can be unforgiving. What happened with Bury FC dragged it to its death and could be repeated again at Bolton Wanderers.