Q&A football finance experts: What next for English football's governance after shock of Bury's demise?

9 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images After the expulsion of Bury football finance experts Kieran Maguire, Rob Wilson and Dan Plumley talk about why some clubs are facing such financial strife and how governance needs to change. 

Collapse of League One club is wake-up call for English football.

Football finance experts Kieran Maguire, Rob Wilson and Dan Plumley talk to offthepitch.com about why some clubs are facing such financial strife and how governance needs to change. 

Recommendations for reforms include changes to fit and proper persons test and greater transparency around accounts.

Bury's expulsion from the EFL is a cautionary tale for English football clubs. As the northwest English town's football fans struggle to come to terms with the Shakers' exit from the league after 125 years following ownership troubles, financial ruin and a failed takeover, the EFL has admitted lessons need to be learned to avoid other clubs collapsing the same way.

Offthepitch.com talks to three football finance experts about Bury's demise and what they think should be done to shake-up football's regulations.

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