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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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Wigan Athletic call the tune with a high tempo to leave Bury out of rhythm | Jeremy Alexander

The 2013 FA Cup winners are on the rise again under Gary Caldwell and their 3-0 win over Bury keeps them hard on the heels of League One leaders Burton

Wigan Athletic are rising again, with due care and humility after two relegations in three seasons landed them in League One last May. Their 15th game in October took them into the play-off places, which they have not left since. A run of 11 games unbeaten lifted them to second and a 12th on Saturday, a 3-0 win over Bury at the DW Stadium, confirmed their position behind only Burton Albion.

It was almost embarrassingly easy. Bury had knocked Wigan out of both League and FA Cup and Gary Caldwell, Wigan’s manager, had demanded a high tempo. They were two up inside 10 minutes. “It was incredible,” he said.

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

We round up our favourite pictures from the weekend’s FA Cup fourth round

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Chuba Akpom scores hat-trick as Hull City coast past Bury in FA Cup

Hull City eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup with Chuba Akpom hitting a hat-trick in their 3-1 win at Bury.The on-loan Arsenal striker gave the 2014 runners-up a 14th-minute lead before converting a 57th-minute penalty. Continue reading…

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Bury v Hull City: match preview

Bury manager, David Flitcroft, has told his players to take the opportunity that the FA Cup presents as his side host Championship leaders, Hull City. Joe Riley could miss out for Bury amid speculation over his future at the club. Conversely, Steve Bru…

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Bury edge past Bradford on penalties after heroics from goalkeeper Ian Lawlor

• Bradford City 0-0 Bury (2-4 on pens)

The goalkeeper Ian Lawlor was the hero as 10-man Bury secured an FA Cup fourth-round spot after beating Bradford 4-2 in a penalty shootout at Valley Parade after no goals were scored in 120 minutes of open play.

Related: Aston Villa v Wycombe, Bolton v Eastleigh and more: FA Cup replays – live

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Aston Villa v Wycombe, Bolton v Eastleigh and more: FA Cup replays – live

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Brace yourselves, readers, for a truly titanic night of FA Cup replays! Tonight’s eight ties feature five clubs who have been champions of England, one that has conquered Europe and seven who have lifted this very Cup. How’s that for glamour! And that’s just the sparkly stuff; beyond that, these ties hold real intrigue and offer answers to questions such as:

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League One 2015-16 fixtures: week-by-week list for the season

Relegated Wigan face opening day trip to CoventryBurton begin with home game against Scunthorpe8 August 2015: Burton Albion v Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield v Barnsley, Colchester United v Blackpool, Coventry City v Wigan Athletic, Crewe Alexandra v P…

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League Two roundup: Bury claim final automatic promotion place

• Bury beat Tranmere as Southend fail at Morecambe
• Burton Albion claim title with victory over Cambridge

Bury secured promotion while Burton Albion wrapped up the title on the final day of the League Two season. Shrewsbury’s 2-0 defeat to Plymouth handed the league to Burton, who did their bit by coming from 2-1 down with 10 men to beat Cambridge 3-2.

It will be Bury who join the pair in League One next season after they prevailed in the final-day battle between themselves, Southend and Wycombe to earn the third automatic promotion spot. Tom Soares’ goal secured Bury a 1-0 win away at already-relegated Tranmere as David Flitcroft’s men pipped Southend, who started the day in third but lost 3-1 at Morecambe. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men took the lead in their game through Stuart Beavon’s 11th-minute strike but Cambridge responded 14 minutes later through Tom Elliott. After Albion goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin was sent off for bringing down Harrison Dunk, Robbie Simpson scored from the spot, but Phil Edwards levelled 13 minutes from time and Kevin Stewart struck in the 88th minute to secure the title.First-half goals from Bobby Reid and Kelvin Mellor ended Shrewsbury’s challenge, with Plymouth making sure of the final play-off spot.

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Bury say £1m loan secured on Gigg Lane will be repaid within weeks

Club responds to report on loan charged at 10% a month Statement: at times some calculated risk needs to take place How Bury FC ended up guaranteeing 138% loan Continue reading…