August 27 – Unthinkable, impossible, devastating. Just three of the reactions to Bolton Wanderers, one of English football’s most iconic teams who were in the Premier League as recently as nine years ago, possibly disappearing into oblivion after a proposed takeover of the troubled League One (third-tier) club collapsed.
August 23 – Leading figures from Britain’s centrist Liberal Democrat party have called on regional giants Manchester City and Manchester United to chip in to a fund to help save Bury, the third-tier club whose existence appears in serious jeopardy in wake of passage of a Company Voluntary Arrangement last month.
August 23 – English tier three club Sunderland, who only three seasons ago were in the Premier League, look set to have new American majority owners via an investment group likely to include computer billionaire Michael Dell.
August 23 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur, now settled in the £1 billion new stadium and having spent over £100 million in August on players, are refinancing more than £400 million of bank debt.
August 23 – The clock is ticking on Bury football club but they could be given a 48-hour extension to save themselves.
August 22 – French competition authorities have cleared British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe to take over Ligue 1 club Nice OGC and become the first British club owner in the French league.
August 21 – St. Louis was officially announced as the newest MLS expansion franchise on Tuesday, in what is the league’s first female majority-owned team.
August 20 – The demise of one of the most iconic clubs in English football who were in the Premier League only seven years ago has taken another damaging turn with Bolton Wanderers forced to postpone tonight’s match against Doncaster Rovers in the third-tier League One.
August 16 – Shorter summer breaks and increased international workloads are resulting in an increasing number of injuries. The evidence is in the numbers and the costs of those injuries.
August 14 – The on-going survival saga of English League One club Bury has seen the English Football League (EFL) suspend another of their fixtures – this weekend’s home league match against Gillingham.
August 12 – The financial soap opera that has become the story of Bolton Wanderers’ battle for survival took another twist at the end of last week. It was then followed by perhaps the most noteworthy result of England’s football weekend as the club managed a 0-0 draw with Coventry sending out a team that had an average age 19.
August 12 – Aston Villa have parted ways with businessman and former owner Tony Xia (pictured). The Chinese was removed as director and member of the board after he failed to pay his predecessor Randy Lerner a £30 million bonus. Instead Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris – who bought control from Xia – have stepped up to increase their share and fulfil the debt.
By David Owen
9 August – The Premier League’s summer transfer window closed on Thursday evening (August 8) with clubs narrowly failing to break the £1.43 billion spending record set in summer 2017.
August 9 – As England’s top clubs spent a combined £1.41 billion on transfers, lower down the money foodchain EFL League One club Bury inched closer to extinction after the club was given a two-week deadline to meet financial regulations.
August 7 – His persistence is tiring but the message is enduring. Outspoken La Liga president Javier Tebas is back on the offensive against Manchester City and Paris St Germain once again accusing them of being “state clubs” and a danger to football.