Benwell was the dreamer (in league with forever bury) who eas trying to buy ground and get fans to pay for it, gone very quite.I know the Phoenix Club are its own entity, but what's happened with that Benwell bloke who was trying to buy the current club and Gigg Lane before?
Allegedly he wanted to "buy" Alfreton,and move them to Gigg Lane,and steal their position in the NLN never going to happenI know the Phoenix Club are its own entity, but what's happened with that Benwell bloke who was trying to buy the current club and Gigg Lane before?
Bury cheated their way to promotion last season (the fans knew and it obviously wasn’t their fault) but they need to start in the north-west counties like everyone else.
It was Benwell (the bloke negotiating to buy from Dale) proposing this, not Dale himself. (Although Benwell sounds equally dodgy.)Except for all his faults, Pete Winkleman is a bright guy who can run a football club and has run successful businesses.
Steve Dale is a chancer.
Because BFC are still trading, still members of the FA and have applied for league entry next season the FA are now unlikely to recognise Bury AFC as a Phoenix and as such the new team is likely to have its provisional acceptance into NWCL overturned and will likely be placed into Manchester League Div1 for next season (if there is a season 20/21)
Source? The application from Dale is meaningless desperation, the NL would be overturning years of precedent if they accepted Bury into the NL North. I can't see the NPL being receptive either.
Source for which bit?
Steve Dale himself for BFC league application.
FA sources via Bacup Borough for the effects of said application on Bury AFC