FOOTBALL in Bury now depends on the creation of a so-called “Phoenix Club” after the club was expelled from the English Football League. Bury is a relatively tiny club (average crowd 2018-19: 4,044), one that sprung-up when industrial Britain was creating the roots for the people’s game. Football enthusiasts have always known the basic keynote facts about a club that has struggled in the shadow of nearby Manchester – two FA Cup wins by big scorelines (4-0 and 6-0), nickname of the Shakers, home ground Gigg Lane. The failure of the proposed takeover by C&N Sporting Risk (headed by Alastair Campbell’s son, Rory) has placed Bury on the edge of the cliff. Time is running out, but one wonders if anyone will be persuaded to…