Carlisle manager Steven Pressley says Bolton and Bury should be banished from the Football League

Steven Pressley believes that Bolton and Bury should be banished from the Football League
Steven Pressley believes that Bolton and Bury should be banished from the Football League

Carlisle manager Steven Pressley has stated that Bolton and Bury should be banished from the Football League.

The two clubs have been in the headlines due to ongoing financial issues, with Bury's opening day clash with MK Dons being suspended by the EFL.

On the matter, an EFL statement released on Monday read: "Following continued and comprehensive discussions with the ownership at Bury and other interested parties throughout Monday, the EFL board is not satisfied it has received the necessary evidence in regard to the outstanding information it requires that demonstrates how the club will be funded moving forwards.

"As a result of not meeting Monday's 5pm deadline, which had been extended on two previous occasions, the EFL board feels it has been placed in an unenviable position and, regrettably, has opted to take the reluctant decision to suspend Saturday's opening day fixture with MK Dons under the provision of EFL Regulation 28.2.

"In addition, the EFL board, if not in possession of the necessary evidence by 12pm on Friday 2 August 2019, will make a determination as to whether to suspend Bury's away fixture at Accrington Stanley on Saturday 10 August 2019."

With ongoing problems at both clubs, Pressley believes that teams who 'are run properly should benefit'.

In an interview with CFM Radio, Pressley said: "I think the current football world is not a fair world. Clubs like us (Carlisle) should get more credit than we get.

"The problem in football is clubs like Bury, clubs like Bolton, who have overspent and not worked within their means and in a way could be described as cheating to gain success, aren't penalised heavily enough.

"These clubs should be banished from the Football League and clubs that are run properly should benefit.

"What actually happens is supporters get frustrated that we can't compete with these clubs, but actually we maybe can it's just that they're not spending within their means.

"It brings a pressure to clubs that are run properly, like ourselves, clubs like ourselves should be credited for working properly and this is one of the problems in the football game just now.

"It's about getting the best out of the resources we have but still having the ability to pay the players' and the staff's wages every month and that's a responsibility that the club takes very seriously."


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