The situation at Bury is just the latest example of a club descending into chaos as the Football League does nothing.
Rob Fielding writes…
There’s a lot of understandable discontent from Bury fans as their club seemingly heads to Armageddon under the ownership of Stewart Day but the Football League fails to act or even make a statement on the situation. For an organisation in charge of 72 clubs there seems remarkably little regulation of arguably the 72 most powerful figures under its jurisdiction – the football club owners themselves.
We’ve been here ourselves with Port Vale. The Valiant 2001 and then the “MOLD” board were allowed to run the club into the ground, play loose with rules and almost cause the club to cease to exist. Fans protested, local media investigated and reported on controversies, fans of other clubs offered support, the local MP expressed concern, the Football League did… nothing!
It’s been the same across the country. Bolton Wanderers are in deep crisis, Blackpool only managed to escape their crisis due to the Oystons losing a legal action from a shareholder (nothing to do with the League) and Notts County are also in deep trouble.
The Football League has failed to act with any of these clubs.
It surely has a duty to fans to alter its approach and help protect clubs from unscrupulous owners.