Unfit and Improper: The calamity of Football League owners
Let’s begin our journey of 2018/19 Football League ignominy in the north west, and work down from there. In November, Morecambe confirmed that players and staff had been paid late after the club’s overdraft had reached its limit. Down the road at Bolton, a far more pressing situation. Ken Anderson’s reign of woe may finally be ending after months of financial turmoil, but administration is the next step. And that’s the positive spin.
Onto Bury, six miles away, where promotion to League One has been achieved in controversial circumstances. The club required help from the PFA to pay the players their March wages after salary payments were delayed. Bury’s season has been beset by winding-up petitions and potential financial implosion.