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    Final Chances to Watch Bury FC?
    by The Boy Holty (April 13, 2013)


    This next few weeks (or this afternoon in fact) could be the last chance we ever get to watch professional football in the town of Bury. The Shakers are at home to Oldham Athletic in a major relegation battle. Bury are going down to league two, there can be little doubt about that, but that's not really the major concern amongst Bury fans.
    The club says its on its knees and needs massive investment just to survive. What they haven't told us is how this has happened - how the club has gone from making a £48,000 profit last year to needing a million pounds to survive a year later. Whatever the truth, something scandalous has been going on at Gigg Lane and the chairman Brian Fenton is probably the most derided man in the town right now.
    Bury FC were one of the founder members of the football league. They were there when it began and have spent 22 seasons in the top division of English football, that's more than 3 of the current premier league clubs. They have won the FA Cup twice and that's more than 8 of the current premier league clubs. It would be a real loss to the town if they ceased to exist.
    So get down to Gigg Lane today, all of you. Show your support. Take what may be one of your last chances to watch a professional football team play at Gigg Lane and cheer the boys on to what could me a memorable win. If we're going down and we survive, then let's at least take Oldham with us.
    Up the Shakers.



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