ON THIS DAY 1920 – CCFC SURVIVE 1ST FL SEASON THANKS TO BURY FIX

On this May Day well over a century ago (1st May 1920) Coventry City ended their first ever season in the Football League and they finished it with a win which was later regarded as highly controversial. It was also a season of three ‘Secretary-Managers’ as the combined position was often styled in those days. William Clayton passed the baton on to Assistant Sec. Harry Harborne in October 1919 until new gaffer Harry Pollitt took up the role on the 17th November.


The club’s introduction to Division Two from their experience of the Southern League before World War One proved traumatic. The Bantams lost their first nine league games and did not manage a win until their twentieth game on Christmas Day with a 3-2 win over Stoke City. They then lost the Boxing Day return with the Potters at Stoke 6-1! Read More

                       RED BULLS REPORTEDLY REJECTED BID FOR CALLUM STYLES

Major League Soccer’s winter transfer window remains open, but dated rumors are seeping into the sports pages. According to English journalist Ken Lawrence, the New York Red Bulls made a £1.5 million ($2 million) offer for Callum Styles. The 21-year-old midfielder and wing back known as the “Bury Messi” was also pursued by Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest.


Celtic joined the chase but was stymied by a hardline stance, while Premier League sides have also monitored his progress. He opted to stay with the Tykes, sticking around for the relegation fight despite the club being open to taking the money. Read More

FLEETWOOD CONFIRM LOAN DEALS FOR DUO

League One side Fleetwood Town have announced loan deals for Tom Hoyle and Covy Smith. A statement from the League One club confirmed that Hoyle and Smith have joined Bury AFC and Barnoldswick Town respectively on initial month-long loan deals.

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Hoyle and Smith have been part of the Under-18 team under Simon Wiles at Fleetwood Town over the last two seasons. The two players were part of Fleetwood Town’s run in this year’s FA Youth Cup. Fleetwood Town got to the third round of this year’s FA Youth Cup before they were eliminated by Merseyside giants Liverpool away from home. The Premier League side had too much quality for Fleetwood Town in the FA Youth Cup third round.
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HOW HAVE BURY’S NEW PLAYERS FARED SINCE SIGNING FOR THE CLUB?

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England League Two side Bury Football Club confirmed the signings of three players before the end of the summer transfer window in what was a huge statement by the club. They were in need of player reinforcements and fans were calling them out asking them to get new signings as the transfer window neared its tail-end. The players they signed all have experience and were brought into the team’s fold so they could bring their wealth of experience to the table and help the team move forward both on the pitch and off it. Leon Clarke, Junior Brown, and Antony Evans were the three players that they signed and their impact since joining the club has been assessed.

 

Although the players have not really shown their full potentials yet, there are high hopes that they will come up clutch for their new club as the season kicks on. Bury fans believe that the season is still only too early to assess their new signings and hope that there will be massive upgrades and developments when they get to bond together better and start to play together as a team. Junior Brown is a left-back and at 32 years of age, he is credited with a lot of experience in the game and will bring just that to the Bury team this season after joining them from Scunthrope following a 15-appearance-campaign. Read More

BURY TO FACE RAMSBOTTOM IN FRIENDLY

Ramsbottom United Football Club currently nicknamed ‘The Rams’ compete at the Northern Premier League Division One West at the moment and they are scheduled to take on Bury AFC in a friendly match this weekend. With the new season a few weeks away, Ramsbottom United welcome the newly formed Bury to their home stadium known as the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium. Visitors Bury AFC have around one week before their North West Counties League starts.

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Ramsbottom United and Bury AFC face each other in a friendly match as they both step up their preparations for the new season. The two teams are close neighbours and Bury would be visiting Ramsbottom United for the first time in a match that’s expected to attract a lot of fans since the UK government has relaxed the Covid-19 restrictions previously imposed on its citizens.
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VAUGHAN REVEALS REASON BEHIND RETIREMENT

Former Bury and Sunderland striker James Vaughan has revealed the reason behind his decision to retire early from football. Vaughan talked about the ‘tough decision’ to hang up his boots in a chat with Sky Sports News. According to him, it was the right time to call it quit with his football career.

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Apart from Sunderland and Bury, Vaughan also played for clubs such as Norwich City, Everton, Huddersfield Town, Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic.
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BURY: CLUB HONOURS REVEALED

Bury have been in administration since November 2020 due to their inability to function well on the financial front. They had previously been expelled from the football league as a result of the abovementioned financial crisis. Their expulsion from the English Football League (EFL) was confirmed on August 27, 2019.

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Things were going well on the pitch in the months leading to their expulsion from the football club. Bury finished in second place at the end of the 2018/19 season in League Two and that earned the club automatic promotion into League One before their campaign in the third tier was stopped by the expulsion.
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Three Parties Submit Offers To Buy Bury FC 

The fight to bring back football to Bury is still on with as many as three different parties submitting bids to complete the takeover of the financially-challenged club. According to the report released by the club’s administrator, the total number of interested parties who want to acquire possession of the club is six, but only three out of that number have moved to make their interest concrete by submitting bids


Bury Football Club suffered expulsion from the English Football League back in August two years ago (2019) right after a move to take over the club fell through. Since the expulsion incident, they have not yet gotten back into any football league with the owner switching the club into administration back in November last year. Read More

FORMER BURY PLAYER NOW AN AFTER-FOOTBALL SPORTS THERAPIST

 

Barry Shuttleworth, a former professional football player who has represented clubs like Blackpool, Accrington Stanley, and Bury, amongst others, has established his business in Oswaldtwistle, his hometown after deciding to take up a profession that would make him work on the treatment table following his retirement from football.

He underwent a series of tests in sports therapy and massage rehabilitation and eventually attained his qualification to become a sports therapist.
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ARSENAL EYE FORMER AJAX STAR

 

Arsenal are said to be interested in the signing of Roma winger Justin Kluivet. According to Calcio Mercato the Gunners could use midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a potential makeweight to get a cut-price deal for the pacy winger.


Kluivert, 21, who ia tge son of formee Ajax’s legend Patrick Kluivert is highly rated within the Roma camp. Although the former Ajax wimger has not reaxhed the high level expected of him since joining the capital club, yet the club still has full faith in him, and they believe in his abundant ability to succeed at the top level.
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