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Date TimeAugust 22, 2019
Voice• Club has until 11.59pm on Friday to avoid threat of expulsion• Bury owner says potential buyer has requested informationThe sports minister, Nigel Adams, has agreed to ask the English Football League to extend Friday’s 11:59pm deadline for the expulsion of Bury, following a request by the Bury North MP James Frith.
Sports minister Nigel Adams asks EFL to extend Bury deadline
The EFL’s executive chair, Debbie Jevans, said on Thursday the deadline would be extended only if there is a “tangible” reason such as realistic takeover negotiations and even then only by a day or two. Steve Dale, who bought the indebted and overspending club for £1 in December, has failed to satisfy the EFL he has the funds to pay Bury’s debts and the £1.5m running costs for the season. Jevans said he must do so by the deadline or be in serious, “deep” talks to sell the club, otherwise Bury will be expelled.

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