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EFL confirms Bury will start League One season with 12-point deduction

• Club enters company voluntary arrangement to secure future• Winding-up petition over unpaid debts adjourned last monthBury will start the League One season with a 12-point deduction after entering a company voluntary arrangement, the EFL has announce…

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Bury takeover went through without full Football League approval

• EFL says Steve Dale has not provided full information • Bury understood to be under transfer embargoThe December takeover of Bury, who are in extreme financial distress under the owner Steve Dale, was completed without being approved by the EFL under…

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Bury owner Steve Dale offers to settle some – but not all – of club’s debts

• Proposal to pay football creditors in full and 25% of other money• Deal would avoid winding-up petition but not points penaltySteve Dale, the owner of financially stricken Bury football club, has offered to settle some of the club’s debts and avoid a…

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‘We never got that money’: the inside story of Bury’s road to financial ruin

As the club face a winding-up petition, we show how loans, a car park and a collapsed business helped drive them to the brinkBury’s historic 6-0 win in the 1903 FA Cup final was remembered last month when Manchester City eviscerated Watford by the same…

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‘We never got that money’: the inside story of Bury’s road to financial ruin

As the club face a winding-up petition, we show how loans, a car park and a collapsed business helped drive them to the brinkBury’s historic 6-0 win in the 1903 FA Cup final was remembered last month when Manchester City eviscerated Watford by the same…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Bury financial crisis deepens amid pressure over £4.2m loan

• Loan is from former owner Stewart Day’s property company• Club face winding-up petition and owner says debt is £8mBury football club, already in the grip of a financial crisis, are facing further pressure for the repayment of £4.2m in loans from thei…

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Bury players urge owner to leave, saying they have gone 12 weeks without pay

• ‘Stop negatively impacting everyone’s livelihoods,’ say players• Owner Steve Dale took over club last DecemberThe financial crisis at Bury has been laid bare by a statement on behalf of the players, who won promotion to League One this season, that t…

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Bury’s Ryan Lowe: ‘Jürgen Klopp complimented me on my style and system’

Manager has made his club one of the Football League’s most free-scoring sides – and a visit to Guardiola is in the diaryIf you were asked to guess the highest-scoring teams in the top four divisions, you would pick Manchester City straight away. Norwi…

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Bury bank on new owner to end financial misery at historic club

Little is known about ‘very successful businessman’ Steve Dale, who has taken over League Two club paddling to stay afloatBury football club announced a takeover on Tuesday, saying the owner, the Lancashire?based property developer Stewart Day, had han…

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Carabao Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive on penalties against Bury

• Leeds 2-1 Bolton; Carlisle 1-5 Blackburn Rovers• Middlesbrough see off Notts County; Exeter knock out IpswichBlackburn Rovers were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, when they thrashed Carlisle 5-1, wit…

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Friendly roundup: Everton win 22-0 in Marco Silva’s first game in charge

Cenk Tosun and Kevin Mirallas score five each in AustriaArsenal beat Boreham Wood 8-0 in Unai Emery’s first gameEverton opened their pre-season with a rousing 22-0 victory against Austrian fifth-tier outfit ATV Irdning. The Toffees were far too strong …

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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League One finale: what’s at stake in the promotion and relegation battles

Bolton must hold off Fleetwood to win a first promotion since Sam Allardyce’s reign but Port Vale, Gillingham, Bury and Shrewsbury fear the worst

It’s the final day in League One on Sunday, starting at noon, and it’s set up nicely: three teams eyeing the last play-off spot, four trying to avoid relegation, and either Bolton or Fleetwood going up with champions Sheffield United. Expect angst.

Who’ll land second place, then? Bolton have the edge. They’re second on 83 points (GD29) and home to the relaxed, mid-table Peterborough, live on TV. Fleetwood (third, 81 points, GD21) play Port Vale at home – with Vale battling the drop.

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Football League your thoughts: Norwich are floored by Rotherham revival

The pressure on Alex Neil grows, Newcastle go top as Brighton slip up, Callum Connolly makes an instant impact and League One gets turned upside down Continue reading…

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FA Cup second-round draw: Bolton home to Sheffield United

• Westfields will host Bury or AFC Wimbledon if they can beat Curzon Ashton
• Charlton v MK Dons; Woking v Accrington Stanley; Chesterfield v Wycombe

Bolton have been handed a tough FA Cup second-round draw at home to Sheffield United. Bolton beat United 1-0 on the opening day of the season, with both teams chasing promotion in League One.

Westfields, who play in the ninth tier and are the lowest ranked side left in the competition, will host Bury or AFC Wimbledon, if they can beat Curzon Ashton in a first-round replay. Sitting fourth in the Midland League Premier Division, Westfields drew 1-1 with Curzon Ashton on Saturday and are potentially two wins away from a lucrative third-round tie.

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Indebted Bury face winding-up petition and search for Gigg Lane exit | David Conn

League One club have benefited from chairman Stewart Day’s investment but the financial picture is questionable and they aim to leave their long-time home

In a hostile, combustible derby at Gigg Lane on Monday, Bury bumped up against a bigger and stronger Bolton Wanderers side whose 2-0 win lifted them to second in League One after last season’s traumas of relegation and administration. Bury’s old ground, home throughout its history since 1885, hosted an 8,007 crowd, including 3,141 from Bolton, in seats that still bear the fading names of people who chipped in money to save the club from near-insolvency in 2001.

Now Bury are owned by a Blackburn-based property developer, Stewart Day, in whose tenure millions have been invested in manager David Flitcroft’s team, losses are being made, a series of loans taken out mortgaged on Gigg Lane, and winding up petitions issued. The latest, last week, is the third this year brandished by Revenue & Customs, chasing unpaid tax on what must now be a substantial wage bill.

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Checkatrade Trophy rules circumvented by Bradford as attendances drop further

• City goalkeeper substituted after three minutes against Bury
• Assistant manager Black said Colin Doyle ‘had poor 45 seconds’

The Checkatrade Trophy, which suffered serious attendance drops of 20% for the first set of matches in August, has come under further scrutiny after the Bradford goalkeeper Colin Doyle was substituted three minutes into the game against Bury on Tuesday night. “I thought he had a poor 45 seconds,” said the assistant manager Kenny Black after Bradford’s 2-1 victory, in a direct snub to the new rules introduced this season for the re-formatted Football League tournament which now features Under-23 academy sides from Premier League and Championship clubs.

Related: Checkatrade Trophy sees attendances fall as the #BTeamBoycott bites

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Josh Morris’s strike of beauty keeps Iron at boiling point | Alan Smith

Football League Weekly: Josh Morris was injured and out of the goals last season but his dozen this term are keeping Scunthorpe top of League One

When Graham Alexander took control at Scunthorpe United nine games from the end of last season one eye was already trained on how to improve a stagnant team during the summer. Simultaneously, though, the former right-back guided The Iron, in 13th when he was named as Mark Robins’s replacement, to seven wins and a draw, leaving them with a decent shout of what had, a few weeks earlier, seemed an unlikely play-off place, going into the final game.

It did not quite work out pipped by the eventually-promoted Barnsley, but their impressive form has continued and a team who have too often specialised in the mundane sit pretty on top of League One. The tempestuous 2-1 triumph on Saturday at Bury, who were second before kick-off and won every fixture last month, may have been the sweetest yet.

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