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EFL Suspend Yet Another Bury Game As Shakers Remain In Crisis

THE English Football League (EFL) have today suspended the Sky Bet League One clash between Rotherham United and Bury FC at the AESSEAL New York Stadium due to outstanding evidence regarding a number of financial commitments which hasn’t been provided by Bury owner Steve Dale.

The suspension of the fixture between the ‘Millers’ and the ‘Shakers’ means Bury have every one of their games this season in the Sky Bet League One and Carabao Cup suspended by the authority.

Bury have also been issued with a a notice of charge after they failed to fulfil the cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

A statement from the EFL read:“The EFL Board has taken the decision to suspend Bury FC’s upcoming League One fixture with Rotherham United on Tuesday 20 August 2019 as the outstanding evidence regarding a number of financial commitments has still not been provided by owner Steve Dale.

It is now the Club’s fourth game of the season not to take place as originally scheduled and they will be referred to a Disciplinary Commission in respect of all suspended League matches.

However, as previously stated the EFL maintains the view that League matches cannot continue being suspended indefinitely, as the pressures of a congested fixture calendar will simply not allow such flexibility and the deadline of 23 August for withdrawal of membership remains in place.

Bury are due to play Tranmere Rovers on 24 August 2019 and, because of the close proximity to the notice of withdrawal deadline, a decision on whether to suspend that fixture will take place in the early part of week commencing 19 August 2019.

In addition, Bury have also been served with a notice of charge in regard to its failure to fulfil the cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

The Club has been given until 5pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019 to respond.  At this stage the management committee of the competition (the EFL Board) will determine the matter or refer it to a Disciplinary Commission under EFL Regulations.”

It seems to be a horrible time for Shakers fans who fear their club could be on the brink of liquidation and could even as early as next Friday (23rd August) have their EFL membership withdrawn if the financial difficulties aren’t resolved by then.

Bury fans let us know your thoughts on the situation in the comments below.

What do you think will happen between now and 23rd August? Will your club survive?

Bury VS Oldham| Who needs the win more?

Tomorrow sees a huge clash not just in the League Two promotion race but for the bragging rights in Lancashire. The game between Bury and Oldham is a fiercely contested fixture which brings huge crowds and big tackles. Both sides have adapted qute well to life in League Two with Bury sitting pretty in second place just two points behind Lincoln and Oldham in 11thjust six points off the play offs but they now have Manchester United legend Paul Scholes at the wheel.

The home side have not lost in 2019 with The Shakers winning eight out of a possible ten since the turn of the year. An impressive feat for manager Ryan Lowe as he must be feeling that promotion is a very real possibility. However, with this being their third game in just eight days he may have to rotate his squad. To make rotation harder Bury could be without Scott Wharton after he picked up a groin strain against Exeter, this on top of being without Stephen Dawson (foot) and forward Jermaine Beckford (knee). 

Paul Scholes has tasted every result possible on paper from his first three games in charge of The Latics as he has a win, a draw and a loss. This will be the new managers first taste of a derby from the dugout and from both his supporting and playing days he will know exactly what this means for the fans. 

Bury and Oldham have played forty-eight times, with both sides being deadlocked at fifteen wins each. Meaning the remaining eighteen games have ended all square.

In the last three meetings between Bury and Oldham, there has been thirteen goals scored.

A loss wouldn’t be a disaster for Bury who can’t fall out of the automatic promotion places with a defeat but The Shakers will surely want to keep momentum going heading into the crunch end of the season. A draw would definitely be something that Ryan Lowe may secretly settle for considering anything can happen in such a big derby.

Paul Scholes will know that a defeat could leave Oldham nine points off the play-offs with only twelve games to play so you can bet he will demand a big performance from his players. Callum Lang and Tom Hamer are both doubtful for Oldham coming into the game with Lang in particular a huge miss. This blow could be offset with Oldham set to take nearly 3000 fans to Gigg Lane it could be an atmosphere to remember and if the game is half as good as the crowd we are in for a cracker. 

Its certain to be a great game at Gigg Lane with Oldham possibly needing the three points more than their hosts Bury. Who do you think will win this huge derby?

Three players Bury need to keep hold of following relegation to League Two

Bury ended a nightmare season with a poor performance in a 3-2 home loss to second bottom team, Northampton. With relegation confirmed, attention turns to next season and the players needed to gain promotion from the bottom tier. With many players set to leave, and many new faces expected at Gigg Lane, who will be the players current manager Ryan Lowe will look to hold on to.

Danny Mayor- The Leyland born wide man has suffered with injury’s over the past few seasons, spending almost  a full year out of the game with various setbacks. The winger is back fully fit now, and after scoring his first goal of the season last week against Northampton, will be hoping to regain his best form. The last time Mayor played in League Two he won the player of the year award, and was a big part in Bury’s subsequent promotion that year. If Bury have any hopes of bouncing straight back up, keeping Mayor will be vital.

Neil Danns- Few players in recent years have gone from zero to hero as quick as Neil Danns has at Bury. His first season at the club ended with him being loaned to Blackpool after a run of poor performances turned the crowd against him. Ahead of this season he was not given a shirt number and many expected Danns to depart. Danns made a few appearances in the first half of the campaign, but broke into the side fully in January and his performances have been one of the only bright sparks in a terrible season. Named captain and weighing in with four goals from centre midfield, Danns would be a great leader in League Two.

Jermaine Beckford- However unlikely it may seem, Beckford would be an unbelievable player in League Two. His Bury career started off brilliantly with eight goals in sixteen appearances, before injury ruled him out for the season and dealt Bury a major blow. Many fans will feel he owes the club after he arrived with massive fanfare, but failed to deliver, and scoring the goals to aid a promotion push would ensure Beckford would enjoy legendary status at Gigg Lane. Never previously playing in League Two, Beckford would comfortably be able to score at that level, and taking Bury to the title would be a great way to breath fresh life into the twilight years of his career.

Bury fans do you agree your club need to hold onto Beckford, Danns and Mayor this summer? Let us know in the comments section…