Saturday, June 6, 2020

Bury FC: Players release statement calling for Chairman’s exit

Must Read

Paul Scholes: from young hopeful to ‘midfield genius’

Paul Scholes is highly regarded as one of, if not the greatest midfielder to grace the Premier League, not just by fans and pundits alike, but some of the world's best footballers rate the Oldham-based star as the world's best in his prime.

FEATURED | Daryl Gurney – Superchin’s Journey

Tom discusses the journey of the red-hot Northern Irish talent that is Daryl Gurney.

Glen Durrant – The story so far 

‘Duzza’ Glen Durrant produced another phenomenal run in the Professional Darts Organisation’s BWIN Grand Slam of Darts event over in Wolverhampton over the past...

From player to pundit – Chris Mason

Chris Mason was one of the hottest properties in World Darts when he burst onto the scene back in 1996 as he made his...
Tom Beresfordhttps://www.tomsportsjourno.com
Sports journalist. Non-League football reporter. YouTuber, presenter, podcast host. Previously heard on FiveLive and Love Sport Radio. Managed by Epic Sports Management

Embed from Getty Images

Bury FC’s celebrations following their promotion to Sky Bet League One have only just simmered down, but the players at the Greater Manchester-based club have ‘finally’ taken a stand after not being paid for over twelve weeks by their employers.

The playing staff at the club have this evening released an official statement venting their frustrations at the finanancial difficulties that that club have faced, and their message to the club chairman to ‘walk away’ from Bury Football Club.

“As players, we’re disappointed to find ourselves in this position having had such a great season. We have gone from elation to complete and utter dismay. As it stands, it look like as players, we may have to start looking at other clubs which is something none of us want to do.

“Adding to this, we have now found out that one of our contracts aren’t valid moving into the next season which needs addressing as a matter of urgency. Unfortunately, we’re now in a position where ‘we’ as players haven’t been paid in twelve weeks from the club, and with no intention of paying what is owed or future payments to us.

“The PFA stepped in to help us with March’s wages which we’re very grateful for, but unfortunately this isn’t a long term solution. Right now, we should be spending some well-earned downtime while we’re out of season, but instead we find ourselves having to consider our future.

“Everyone can see the togetherness of this squad, which gives us a great start for next season. All we want is to come back to some stability, and give the supporters another great season. From what we understand, the Chairman bought the club for £1 with a good understanding of the problems that it faced.

The players went on to say: “He openly says this in his first press interview. If it’s become too much, all we ask is that you step aside, move on, and stop negatively impacting everyone’s livelyhoods. We have been made aware via various sources that offers have been made to the club, which would see ‘him’ making money after such a short amount of time in control of the club.

“Mr Chairman, we know that you have no regard or consideration for ‘us’ as players, our families or our futures, but please just accept the offer and walk away from ‘our’ club before you bring ‘it’ to it’s knees.”

Vice-Captain Nicky Adams, who’s enjoying his third spell at his boyhood club took to social media to share the players statement.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Josh Payne: from young hopeful to seasoned professional

As the image of the modern-day dart player is ever changing, Gravesend's darting ace is certainly one of the names that springs to mind, alongside the likes of Gerwyn Price as an advert for personal fitness and healthy lifestyle in our sport.

Glen Durrant: “It’s an unbelievable feeling.”

As well as being a three-time BDO world champion, Glen Durrant has taken to life in the PDC like a duck to water - winning two PDC ranking titles in his debut season as a professional and reaching the semi-finals in the World Matchplay, World Grand Prix and the Grand Slam of Darts.

Lauby Jr. Makes Big Move in his Professional Dart Career

Lexus Promotions & Management would like to officially announce our recent contract naming our company as the official agency responsible for the career management of Danny Lauby II.

Paul Scholes: “I loved scoring goals”

After appearing on UTD Podcast, Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes reflected on his illustrious career at Old Trafford and honourably played down the comments from some of the world's best players suggesting that Scholes was the best central midfielder in world football.

Paul Scholes: from young hopeful to ‘midfield genius’

Paul Scholes is highly regarded as one of, if not the greatest midfielder to grace the Premier League, not just by fans and pundits alike, but some of the world's best footballers rate the Oldham-based star as the world's best in his prime.