League 1 - Bolton, Bury & Coventry

NottsYellow

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Next season, League 1 could be a disaster zone with Bolton, Bury and Coventry in it. Surely all 3 are already looking relegation candidates that is if they survive their financial and internal problems.
 

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Think Cov ok financially just no ground.
I mean, essentially they aren't going to have any home games next season. Their 'home' support is going to be drastically reduced, they'll sell fewer season tickets which will mean less summer income to work with.

They won't be broke but it's going to have a big impact on their season. I think it could be a lower mid-table finish from what should be a playoff chasing club.
 

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I mean, essentially they aren't going to have any home games next season. Their 'home' support is going to be drastically reduced, they'll sell fewer season tickets which will mean less summer income to work with.

They won't be broke but it's going to have a big impact on their season. I think it could be a lower mid-table finish from what should be a playoff chasing club.
Considering they have already sorted one of their main problem areas on the pitch by signing Donny's keeper Marosi and also signed a young lad from Chelsea, Fankaty Dabo and Kyle McFadzean from Burton then they'll be fine playing wise. They also haven't sold any of their main players (yet) either. I suspect they will be up there again as Robins has got them playing how he wants and they've mainly built the squad using their youth system anyway.
 
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Coventry only had three more points at home than on their travels last season.
And the way they've started the summer, doesn't seem like they've slashed the budget.

They are a good team, and they'll be a serious threat next season.

Bolton & Bury on the other hand...….
 
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Looks very desperate now at Bury. If their case isn't adjourned tomorrow then the mostly likely outcome is the club will be wound up. This is all going on while the EFL sit back and do nothing. Yet they were happy for a man to take charge without doing a fit and proper persons test.
 

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Bury gets another 6 week adjournment. I'll be surprised if they get another unless the sale is close to completion. Unless administration pre-empts further court action.
 

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I bet they have no leeway with the HMRC anymore regardless of who are owners.

I feel really sorry for the small unsecured creditors who will lose out on 65% of what is owed when the owner who screwed them over will get paid.

If I was a local trader, I would be expecting payment upfront (at least until I get some trust back) before providing products or services.
 

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Even in a culture of greed and cronyism, surely the penny has to drop and those in charge at the EFL (or the FA?) have to start preventing takeovers by unsuitable owners. Even if this means the club concerned going bust, at least it puts down some kind of marker.
 

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Even in a culture of greed and cronyism, surely the penny has to drop and those in charge at the EFL (or the FA?) have to start preventing takeovers by unsuitable owners. Even if this means the club concerned going bust, at least it puts down some kind of marker.
Can they do that? If someone comes in proposing to pay debts that will go unpaid if that club goes to the wall I can’t see the FA/FL stopping them, even if it is all hokum.
 

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Interesting to read that the person who took over Bury has not even submitted requested paperwork for, never mind passed the fit and proper persons test. The EFL are a joke.
Yet another Shaun Harvey failure. The man is an utter joke. More bothered about league cup draws in stupid places and destroying lower league football.
 

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