@prideofmcr BURY F.C. ~ 24 APRIL 1885 - 23 AUGUST 2019(?) ~
The disgraceful state of one of the oldest football clubs in the world should not have been allowed to happen.
How Blackburn property developer Stewart Day could sell the club to Steve Dale (a Timperley based business man, with - lets just say - an interesting and unanswered financial past with his bankrupted Terrapin building company) just proves, yet again, that the @premierleague, @EFL and F.A.'s "Fit & Proper Persons Test" is not, well, erm, fit and proper.
From the highly leveraged American buy-out of Manchester United, to the "stolen" money-washing of a deposed Prime Minister of Thailand (compared by some with Pol Pot) at Manchester City; the questionable Russian money from a pal of Putin at Chelsea (who even the Swiss - normally quick to take anybody's money - have denied residency amidst "suspicions of money laundering and presumed contact with criminal organizations"). Not that such an accusation is an issue for those who run our game; as proven by the takeover of Hull City by a person, at the time, serving a prison sentence for fraud, and, more recently, that of Leeds United by a convicted fraudster in Italy.
Bury (or whoever is mad enough to buy it) now supposedly owe Dale "£3.7 million", HMRC £1 million and a further "£7 million" to RCR Holdings - a company mysteriously set up 2 days before a CVA, allegedly by Steve Dale's son-in-law, from a run down terraced house in Chadderton with £100 assets,
It is time that Nigel Adams MP, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Fraud Office stepped in and took control to save our clubs, which are an essential part of the community - for over 134 years in Bury's case.