Football League impose Bury transfer embargo

THERE are serious concerns for the financial future of Bury Football Club following a decision by the Football League to impose a transfer embargo on the Gigg Lane outfit.

The Bolton News and Bury Times can reveal that the club did attempt to sign former Leeds full-back Ben Parker on non-contract terms last week, only for the move to be blocked by the League.

There was confusion after Bury announced the deal in a statement, but later took it off their website.

Manager Kevin Blackwell denied that the club had signed Parker after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Leyton Orient, but refused to comment further on the circumstances behind the on-off signature.

It is not clear at present why the embargo has been imposed, with the Football League refusing to even confirm its existence.

The club’s chairman, Brian Fenton, was unavailable for comment, but it is thought that Bury could have either reneged on a loan, which has been brought to the attention of the League, or it has breached the terms of a cap on its wage bill.

It is now understood that the six players on loan at Gigg Lane, including Wanderers’ midfielder Gregg Wylde, will have to return to their parent clubs either straight away or when their deals expire on January 3.

And Bury will not be allowed to replace them in the January transfer window, putting at risk the good work done by Blackwell to turn the club’s season around since taking over in September following a start of nine games without a win.

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1:40pm Sun 9 Dec 12

damo2011 says...

oh dear......
oh dear...... damo2011

2:58pm Sun 9 Dec 12

nomoresurfin says...

If Wylde returned this second that could only be a good thing,his attitude is a disgrace,the decision to sign the certified non trier Healy on several thousand pounds a week in August looks even more foolhardy in hindsight than it did at the time, if that is possible.
If Wylde returned this second that could only be a good thing,his attitude is a disgrace,the decision to sign the certified non trier Healy on several thousand pounds a week in August looks even more foolhardy in hindsight than it did at the time, if that is possible. nomoresurfin

8:34pm Sun 9 Dec 12

onchan says...

Sounds bad. just hope we can get over this. We have had bad times before and we can overcome them. Think if its right about Healey being on a few thousand a week the person who signed the deal 4 Bury needs shooting
Sounds bad. just hope we can get over this. We have had bad times before and we can overcome them. Think if its right about Healey being on a few thousand a week the person who signed the deal 4 Bury needs shooting onchan

9:10pm Sun 9 Dec 12

andremesio says...

Im not quite sure what to make of this.... I think we should hang on to hear news on this matter before we all start a mass panic.... Skysports News arent reporting anything on the matter - neither is any other media source. It seems strange that we could have blown our wage allowance - sounds more like we have tried to recall Harrad and Cheltenham have kicked up a fuss about it.... Stay positive!
Im not quite sure what to make of this.... I think we should hang on to hear news on this matter before we all start a mass panic.... Skysports News arent reporting anything on the matter - neither is any other media source. It seems strange that we could have blown our wage allowance - sounds more like we have tried to recall Harrad and Cheltenham have kicked up a fuss about it.... Stay positive! andremesio

9:13pm Sun 9 Dec 12

andremesio says...

Just to add - Swindon had a similar incident back in October and the football league let them off!
Just to add - Swindon had a similar incident back in October and the football league let them off! andremesio

9:12am Mon 10 Dec 12

shakencity says...

Agreed andre, let's wait to hear it from the horses mouth before we all jump to conclusions.

We'll be in deep deep trouble if it's true though.
Agreed andre, let's wait to hear it from the horses mouth before we all jump to conclusions. We'll be in deep deep trouble if it's true though. shakencity

11:50am Tue 11 Dec 12

Eileenshakers says...

"Don't panic" says Jones,it's just a blip i hear the board says.

Why should we trust them when they keep this loan secret from their own fans and quite possibly their manager?.

The situation must be worst than first feared.

"Success and stability is built on the foundation of trust."

Everybody knew that we would suffer financially this season.

It's second season and the glory of promotion has now fizzled away

In addition the loss of Fail.Pudd & The Owls game means our average gates will be down.

P.s. what's with the idea of promoting cheap discounted season tickets for 2013-14 season?.

The supporters don't know what league we will be in next year.This just adds fuel to the fire in my view that the club are in a right old sorry mess financially.
"Don't panic" says Jones,it's just a blip i hear the board says. Why should we trust them when they keep this loan secret from their own fans and quite possibly their manager?. The situation must be worst than first feared. "Success and stability is built on the foundation of trust." Everybody knew that we would suffer financially this season. It's second season and the glory of promotion has now fizzled away In addition the loss of Fail.Pudd & The Owls game means our average gates will be down. P.s. what's with the idea of promoting cheap discounted season tickets for 2013-14 season?. The supporters don't know what league we will be in next year.This just adds fuel to the fire in my view that the club are in a right old sorry mess financially. Eileenshakers

2:11pm Tue 11 Dec 12

andremesio says...

I bet Eileen is gutted the situation is nowhere near as bad as she was thinking it was!
I bet Eileen is gutted the situation is nowhere near as bad as she was thinking it was! andremesio

2:56pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Eileenshakers says...

There you go again Andre,after you following me around this site or what?.

No i am gutted because i am more concerned that things don't spiral out of control for our club.

First we had to contend with the speculation about a Glasgow Rangers take over then we had to put up with a second rate caretaker manager who was a novice.

Then all of this
There you go again Andre,after you following me around this site or what?. No i am gutted because i am more concerned that things don't spiral out of control for our club. First we had to contend with the speculation about a Glasgow Rangers take over then we had to put up with a second rate caretaker manager who was a novice. Then all of this Eileenshakers

12:05pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Eileenshakers says...

"I'm gutted that we are out of the FA CUP.It's funny how our strikers have gone on strike in front of goal".

Every year we see these pitiful displays and lack of effort from our so called paid professionals resulting in early round knock outs.
"I'm gutted that we are out of the FA CUP.It's funny how our strikers have gone on strike in front of goal". Every year we see these pitiful displays and lack of effort from our so called paid professionals resulting in early round knock outs. Eileenshakers

3:03pm Thu 13 Dec 12

swager123 says...

pmsfl, Shakers, Shakers Ra Ra Ra !!!!
pmsfl, Shakers, Shakers Ra Ra Ra !!!! swager123

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