Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shakers and FC in talks over dispute

By Marc Iles

BURY and FC United would appear to have found some common ground in their contract row at Gigg Lane.

The landlord and tenant have been at odds over the last seven days, following the Shakers' decision to call off the Rebel Reds' game against Woodley Sports on February 6 - an act they claim ruined their opportunity to remember those who died in the Munich Disaster.

But following a meeting on Monday, the UniBond League outfit have cooled their claim that Bury were in breach of contract.

An email, sent to FC United on January 22 to inform them that the fixture was to be cancelled, has been acknowledged by the club. That leaves the way clear for the UniBond League to investigate whether they can answer charges of failing to fulfil the fixture, an offence which could carry a fine or points deduction. Further clear-the-air talks will take place next Wednesday to address The Rebels' concerns.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008