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Norman Smurthwaite bids for Bury FC

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"However, it is understood it is the only credible offer on the table that would end the darkest chapter in Bury's history." That quote from the Nottingham Post article link above makes me think "until now" might have to be added to the end later.

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Cant do screen shots but D3D4 Football on Twitter are reporting Smurthwaite has been given Football League approval to save Bury FC.

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29 minutes ago, blackdog said:

Cant do screen shots but D3D4 Football on Twitter are reporting Smurthwaite has been given Football League approval to save Bury FC.

wonder if he will blame paul wildes again, EFL, Fa just as bad as these so called business men that want to make a quick buck and ransack businesses,, gotta be something in it wonder how many houses you can build on their ground.--too far for Coventry to use though--he is scum of the highest grade

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"Last month, Smurthwaite told Nottinghamshire Live how he still had a substantial investment in Port Vale for the next 36 months after selling the club to Kevin and Carol Shanahan which prevented him from owning another  EFL club."

The equation is quite simple then if Smurthwaite really wants to buy Bury for the proper reasons, walk away from and forgive his supposed substantial investment at Port Vale and purchase Bury but there's not a cat in hell's chance that will happen 'cause he wants to burn the fag at both ends.

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One solution that could work for everybody would be for Smurthwaite to write off a good chunk of Port Vale's sale price, liberating us and him from any guarantees/securities and freeing him up to be Bury's knight in shining armour.

Go on Norm. Think of all the good you'll be doing.

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2 minutes ago, ollyandpatch said:

Whatever gains Vale would make surely should not happen if it allowed Bury to go under.!!!

They're <ovf censored> either way

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Accy chairman has tweeted tonight and it suggests Bury are gone barring a miracle. Possibly knows something and generally says it how it is.

You’d assume Bury it they survive with Smurf are doomed to go down and likely wouldn’t see the investment to turn it around and would struggle in L2 so may as well just close and start again now!

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Just realized after reading the latest, that we could well be the last club that Bury ever play.


Competitively (1-1) and in any form (the friendly)

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Sky news have reported that fatso has offered, wait for it............................................................................£1.

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1 minute ago, Mario said:

Sky news have reported that fatso has offered, wait for it............................................................................£1.

What's he going to spend the other £4,999,999 from the sale of Vale on? 

If I thought he would do the decent thing and invest properly in Bury then I'd tell him to go for it. But we all know he won't. 

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6 hours ago, Mario said:

Sky news have reported that fatso has offered, wait for it............................................................................£1.

Will he be paying in instalments ?

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I’m sure there are ways that he can get involved, through companies/family members etc. As long as Bury fans know that he’s in it purely for himself then they’ll be ok. Anything is better than going under even Norm. 

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WRT to relegation if Bury and/or Bolton go to the wall.

Its not unusual in non-league football (happened twice to Nuneaton), and I don't think there has been any exceptions.

Less teams will be relegated, and no extra ones for promotion.

If both go, then just 2 relegated, and none from League-2. This has a knock on effect all the way down, but gets complicated when regional football comes in. Then it tends to be the club with highest points from equivalent leagues that are saved...... and that often results in legal challenges.

 

 

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