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Determining the Outcome of the 2020/21 Season Since the implementation of the latest national lockdown restrictions at the turn of the year, football at ‘non-elite’ levels has been suspended. This includes matches and training for the first team and management. It is currently planned for these restrictions to end on 31st March (or earlier if…

Club Statement

We note the comments made about our club, and individuals associated with the club, by a supposed bidder for Bury FC, who has now pulled out of the process. The accusations made are false and seem designed purely to cause harm to our club. We have commented on this before here and can confirm the…

Bury’s Black Pioneers: Part 2

By Bill Hern Along with David Gleave, I am co-author of Football’s Black Pioneers. The concept is very simple, we identified the first black player at each of the Football League clubs then wrote about their background, experiences, career etc. It sounds easy but it took us four years to undertake the research and write the…

Bury’s Black Pioneers: Part 1

By Rich Beedie At the end of last August, the book ‘Football’s Black Pioneers’ was released, it contained the stories of the first black players to represent the 92 league clubs. Sadly, Bury were missing due to the timing of the release. There were plenty of ex-Shakers in there; Winnie White, Efe Sodje and the…

Statement on speculation

There has been speculation over the weekend regarding the potential purchase of Gigg Lane. The Shakers Community board would like to put the record straight and confirm that we have never made any bid to purchase Gigg Lane. Our rules would not permit such actions without a mandate to do so from our members. We…