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  • 4792 (with 582 ukippers unable to tell the difference between east and south.)
  • We are in league 1 now. Top 2 would be amazing. 3rd on Guppy's scale warrants only a short head.
  • No prediction this week from either last weeks leader @OxfordBlue or second place @glos_wanderer. Perhaps they have both declared. If football in the last two games had been 89 minute matches, @LX1 and @eric_plant would now lead. But it isn't and…
  • @OxfordBlue , I think the EFL are relatively impotent at present with both clubs. They are hoping that new owners can get over the line in time to rescue both and will help along if they can. They cant do it themselves so really have to wait to se…
  • Actually @OxfordBlue , I'd turn that around. Regardless of whether you think they should have had more powers to intervene earlier, faced with the situation that existed from say August 1st, they have acted pretty much exactly how I would have want…
  • I don't understand what that regulatory structure would look like though and how you would enforce it or how you would persuade the existing owners to vote for it.
  • The league should do something is always easy to say - not so easy to do in practise. Remember the EFL as it is currently constituted is a trade body rather than a regulator. Power lies with the individual clubs who must agree anything the EFL pr…
  • Well no not really @Last_Quarter. This was a club in severe financial trouble with a list of potential buyers seemingly numbering one. It seems what happened is that Day and Dale simply ignored the Leagues rules and transferred the shares from…
  • sorry to labour the point @shev but seems we are now in agreement at least that Bolton and Bury's issues are not in a large part owing to he complete lack of a decent fit and proper persons test. The EFL have to their credit tried to introduce a …
  • She’s you may have missed the point about Bury above as you made your last post. So let’s look at Bolton. Eddie Davies owned them for around 20 years. Very popular with the fans. Eventually he couldn’t fund losses. The administrator couldn’t find…
  • In Bury’s case, the previous owner had run the club into the ground, not least because his business had failed. He sold to Dale without bothering with the fit and proper test. It seems there was no alternative buyer and anyway no legal way of stoppi…
  • May I ask in what way you think the EFL has egg on its face @Shev. What would you have done differently given the circumstances?
  • Not sure you have quite got it right with your “someone from outside football” comment @yorkyblue. The administrators of Bolton are the current management of the club. On one level they are absolutely right to prioritise the interests of their yo…
  • Sadly I think this goes much more deeply than just the points for one game. I am sure Bolton would happily give those up. Seems the football club take over is conditional on the buyers also being able to buy the hotel and that deal is far from ce…
  • Seemingly Bolton deciding not to fulfil the fixture unilaterally without the EFL permission. With the takeover seemingly stalled again, their survival must surely now be very much uncertain. really sad days.
  • Southend supporters walking down Wembley way with two minutes still to go surely win the stupidity prize here. Why would you do that?
  • top of the table clash, kids on holiday, lots of people away. 2504 (142 blues)
  • He didn’t as I understand it. He just bought the previous owners shares and has largely refused to cooperate with the league since. Pretty much any action the league could have taken in response would have killed the club. Hard to see what els…
    in Bury Comment by DevC August 17
  • I agree with Eric. Oh so 70s. Invariably dull and cringeworthy. In truth makes little difference to me, but not a good idea IMHO.
  • Meanwhile Bolton are still shedding players and with the injunction now lifted, we will see if the takeover completes or not. If not done by Friday, look pretty grim for them. And Macclesfield and Sol Campbell have parted company - allegedly becau…
    in Bury Comment by DevC August 15
  • Not sure points deductions are overly important now @Malone. Only really important thing for Bury is kicking off next season - preferably as a league club. Whether it’s lg1 or 2 is largely irrelevant. League is right in my view to give them every…
    in Bury Comment by DevC August 13
  • To be fair works both ways @railwaysteve. Plymouth have a huge catchment area for supporters, albeit much of it pretty lightly populated. However they have a massive issue attracting players. Every summer we have a large pool of players to ta…
    in "Derby" Quiz Comment by DevC August 13
  • I suspect Google maps is still taking you the quickest route not the shortest route, @chris. E.g. Reading via M4 is 41 mins 27 miles. Reading via Henley is 54 mins 24 miles. Similar goes for Watford, quickest (in theory) via m25, shortest through R…
    in "Derby" Quiz Comment by DevC August 13
  • We have a winner - partially anyway. According to the RAC, the order is indeed Watford (21.0m), Reading (23.9) Oxford (25.7) QPR (28.3) Brentford (29.0). Fulham Chelsea and Arsenal in that order are all closer than MK. In terms of changes, T…
    in "Derby" Quiz Comment by DevC August 13
  • remember what teacher told you - read the question. distance.
    in "Derby" Quiz Comment by DevC August 13
  • No Twizz.
    in "Derby" Quiz Comment by DevC August 13
  • incorrect th100.
    in "Derby" Quiz Comment by DevC August 13