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On This Day in 1976
Forced to field six newcomers in losing the first leg 2-0 at Brooklands due to injuries and suspensions, the Dons eventually beat Romford and level the aggregate score in the second leg of a Southern League Cup tie at Plough Lane. With the rules not allowing extra time, it meant a replay. "At one point I thought we had run out of time," a relieved Allen Batsford commented afterwards. "But we could have been three or four up at half time." - historicaldons.com
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23rd Aug 2019 12:42:01 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
... you spin me right round baby right round
 Pretty good trolling by Price of Football here [Link]
24th Aug 2019 10:27:39 
[95.lo.gg.ed] 
Join the first letter of each paragraph and you get “Steve Dale is a wankpuffin”
 On Twitter - the new owners don't look financially secure also. Their latest accounts show debts. Do no businesses try and balance their accounts anymore?
24th Aug 2019 10:19:38 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 It's an unwritten rule that with the possible exception of Bury (and I think they'll end up surviving after all), for all the talk of clubs going bust etc none ever do
24th Aug 2019 10:15:37 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Certainly in professional football
 ‘Breaking’. Bury’s fate to be decided by a three-man commission: Sir Philip Green, Fred Goodwin and Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards.
24th Aug 2019 10:12:10 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 Kentish, surprised you’ve gone down the rugby league chipped shoulders from 25 years ago defence/argument!!
24th Aug 2019 10:12:02 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 If Bury go down the toilet they can start again. A mug will buy Bolton because of its fanbase, ditch the debt and 15,000 trotters will turn up for L1 football. How some of you expect the EFL to deal with any of that I’m not sure: they operate under company law that conveniently some now call a race to the bottom, despite it existing for decades.
24th Aug 2019 10:08:32 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
You make a valid point Lurker, any club that is prejudiced by either of those clusterfucks has recourse. Ahhh, the sanctimony of football.
 And Bury will not be the last one. [Link]
24th Aug 2019 10:08:24 
[95.lo.gg.ed] 
We might win the Premier by virtue of staying solvent.
 IMO they'll get another extension, until about Wednesday
24th Aug 2019 10:08:02 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Guessing with no knowledge of the situation whatsoever. I expect to be a shoo-in for the EFL Board when there's a vacancy.
 It appears that 9.45 was when the board meeting starts - statement will follow when they have finished.
24th Aug 2019 09:59:00 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
How long is a piece of string
 doesn't = doesn't happen...
24th Aug 2019 09:57:38 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Blaming the heat
 It's not exactly a fun time for Bury fans as it is, without being told there's a statement then it doesn't...
24th Aug 2019 09:56:09 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Those of a certain vintage may remember the "Statement at 5.15pm on Sky News" comment on here/W&WW in ye olden days
 Naz - because it would just encourage the likes of Dale and then far more lower league clubs would spend beyond their means, expecting to become 'B clubs' if it failed.
24th Aug 2019 09:55:55 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 The England fly half & inside centre (one halfback, my mistake) are lads from Wigan and Oldham who grew up playing league. Sam Burgess decided to go back to Sydney where is a major star earning squllions in the NRL rather be a grunting flanker for Bath. Fair enough.
24th Aug 2019 09:54:48 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
He managed to play as a forward and back at a high level in union, so he must have done something right
 Nothing from the EFL yet. Are their statements released by iFollow?
24th Aug 2019 09:51:39 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
IYSWIM
 Good luck to the Dons and travelling Wombles today. Hope your journeys weren’t/aren’t too disrupted and you enjoy the big stadium atmosphere if not the result. 3-1 to the Black Cats, 24,500. Our season starts in September.
24th Aug 2019 09:51:33 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Bury owe a few million quid. Less than one City or United player’s wages. Why don’t the big boys step in to help the Greater Manchester community?
 Sam Burgess is one of our half backs? I thought he went back to rugby league because he couldn't hack it in union.
24th Aug 2019 09:42:27 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 Morning all. Apparently a statement from the EFL re: Bury is due at 0945 (ie ten minutes time)
24th Aug 2019 09:35:23 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Off to Fulham today...
 From the Guardian article the delay is to see if the creditors can be paid and the staff get their back pay. This is a correct thing to do. Their continued existence should be about whether they can pay their debts.
24th Aug 2019 09:33:06 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 Of course, OI! If you don’t believe me, look at who are the current halfbacks for the England XV.
24th Aug 2019 09:33:03 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 country not company obviously
24th Aug 2019 09:26:08 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 a4e - it is obviously dodgy, if they are not genuine debts it is also illegal, but company law does allow such practices, pre pack CVAs tend to be equally dodgy. We want to be a company of entrepreneurs and go-getters.
24th Aug 2019 09:24:53 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 OI - I know nothing about company law, but I know when something looks dodgy. This looks dodgy as f*ck.
24th Aug 2019 09:16:47 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 a4e - because the law says it is legal to do so. You need tightening up of company law, then the EFL can be tougher. People seem to think that the EFL has a magic money tree, it doesn't, it is a way of collecting and channeling money to the members.
24th Aug 2019 09:06:48 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
we have 'lax' company law to show we're a country 'open for business'
 You mean they'd take over rugby union like Sam Burgess did KD?
24th Aug 2019 09:00:29 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
 Wags - that article shows that this is fraud pure and simple! Even if it’s “technically” within the law, surely it doesn’t make those involved fit and proper to ever have any involvement with a club in the future..... but then again, corrupt businesspeople know their way around the rules, so they’re often Teflon when it comes to being prosecuted. In this instance, Dale has pretty much been laundering, but by not commenting, he gets away with it. I wonder whether the new “buyers” will stand up to proper scrutiny......
24th Aug 2019 08:53:55 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU