The EFL have issued a statement regarding the financial problems that have been crippling Macclesfield Town this season, stating they are in ‘open and ongoing dialogue’ with the club.
It has been a theme this season in the lower tiers of the Football League of financial mismanagement and impending sanctions because of it. The latest team to be caught up in this aspect of the game is Macclesfield Town, with the EFL fully aware of the ongoing problems at Moss Rose, and keen to see an end to the issues.
The problems have surfaced more and more regularly as the season has progressed with the biggest incident to date coming last week when the players and staff were to go on strike over unpaid wages for the month of October, putting their FA Cup tie against Kingstonian FC at risk of postponement.
That game went ahead as scheduled at the weekend and the non-league side thumped the Silkmen 4-0 as the home side were forced to field an extremely weakened lineup with the majority of the senior playing-squad on strike.
The EFL’s statement outlines that they understand the current financial issues surrounding the club and the problems they are actively trying to overcome, but also states: “With this in mind, the EFL has now commenced a formal investigation under EFL Regulation 63.7 in light of further allegations made by both the players and the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) in respect of non-payment of wages.”
With Macclesfield Town’s current situation threatening to follow suit with the likes of Bury Football Club and Bolton Wanderers, we take a look at how fans have reacted on Twitter to the latest update…
Ah the beginning of the Macclesfield Town statements. This could go on a while. Lost count the amount Bury and Bolton had.
— Fan Banter (@fan_banter) November 12, 2019
Here we go again …
— Andy Davies (@_AndyDavies) November 12, 2019
Please don’t let this become another ‘Bury’ situation…
— Jake Avis (@jake_avis84) November 12, 2019
— B.A (@Coop8517) November 12, 2019
Here we go again
— Ryan (@ryanoneill2008) November 12, 2019
Sounds like anyone in this world could pass the "fit and proper test"
— Albie Fennell (@FennellAlbie) November 12, 2019
Leave the club Amar
— Gn03 (@GeorgeNeale5) November 12, 2019
If a team can't keep up with payments its really not the EFL's fault is it?
— Frank (@FrankieHolliday) November 12, 2019