In Brief

Today’s back pages: Bolton saved but Bury’s collapse is just the start of an EFL crisis

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 29 August

Bolton saved 

While the inquest into Bury’s expulsion from the English Football League (EFL) continues, there’s good news for fans of crisis club Bolton Wanderers. 

The League One side’s future has been secured after it was confirmed they have been taken over by Football Ventures (Whites) Limited.

“Bolton saved” Metro reports, while The Sun says the “Trotters still trading”.

Game of two halves

With its headline “the rich get richer, the poor get poorer”, the Daily Mirror looks at the two contrasting faces of the football industry. 

On the rich side, Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez is set to join Inter Milan on loan and the Premier League club will pay £8m in wages just to get rid of the Chilean flop. 

Meanwhile on the poor side, Gillingham chairman Paul Scally warns that Bury’s demise is just the tip of the iceberg for football’s financial issues. Bury could be the start of a major crisis engulfing Football League clubs. 

Today’s sport headlines

Recommended

What is going on in women’s prisons?
A female prison officer in HM Prison Styal
Getting to grips with . . .

What is going on in women’s prisons?

Ryan Giggs trial: lockdown ‘utter hell’ for ex
Ryan Giggs outside Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court
In Depth

Ryan Giggs trial: lockdown ‘utter hell’ for ex

Eurovision venue odds: the cities most likely to host the song contest
Kalush Orchestra
In Depth

Eurovision venue odds: the cities most likely to host the song contest

How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world
Low water levels at Baitings Reservoir in West Yorkshire
Global lens

How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world

Popular articles

Is World War Three on the cards?
Ukrainian soldiers patrol on the frontline in Zolote, Ukraine
In Depth

Is World War Three on the cards?

Will China invade Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

Will China invade Taiwan?

Why The Satanic Verses is still controversial
Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses
Getting to grips with . . .

Why The Satanic Verses is still controversial

The Week Footer Banner