stands, football league. but as it stands, we have yet to hear the outcome of the efl‘s board meeting that was taking place this evening. we understand they are under mounting pressure to yet again extend the deadline that bury had been operating under. of course that's was set for 5pm this afternoon. earlier today, hundreds of fans arrived today to try to get the stadium ready to host what many hoped would be the first picture of the series of suspended matches because of the financial predicament that bury found them cells under. that deadline came and went, and still fans are hoping that this last gasp stage could result in some solution found. the local mps are involved, the government has been in involved, the government has been in involved to try to put pressure on the efl to extend that deadline again, but we're waiting. bolin has also helped to underline the
mounting concern at the financial concern — to have and have—nots, the premier league awash with tv revenue, record tv deals, but the rest of the football league having to survive on much less of an amount. there's also concern over the way the efl scrutinises prospective owners, with the owners gambling too much and trying to reach the premier league, and also whether or not in the modern digital age, it is sustainable to have 92 professional clu bs age, it is sustainable to have 92 professional clubs throughout the country. but whatever the reasons for the predicament of these two clu bs for the predicament of these two clubs and others, there is no doubt that the sadness and dismay at the peril that these two very proud and historic clubs now face will extend well beyond these two towns in the northwest. after bury missed that deadline set by the efl, the club owner steve dale said they weren't given enough time. we asked the efl to work with us. sadly, maybe they will give us a re—brief.
let's hope so. so we can get a deal over the line. it is notjust us. two of the great clubs and the north. being destroyed. ijust did not understand why there isn't a mechanism of saving them that takes this away. this threat. because what they need to do is allow them time to recover and carry on in the league. bolton wanderers are in a similar predicament after a deal to buy the club collapsed over the weekend. their future in the league will also be decided by the efl in the coming days, though the club has said discussions are still on—going with all parties. our sports correspondent katie gornell is outside bolton for us. katie, according to bolton's adminstrator, the liquidation process starts tomorrow — what's the situation as you understand it?
as you say, those talk sister undergoing. i understand that despite the 5pm deadline passing, the efl are all well aware of keeping us abreast of any and all about the micro—developments. talks are at quite a delicate stage, i understand that some hurdles have been overcome, some remain. five hours ago, bolton released a statement confirming those songs are ongoing, saying they would release a statement later in the evening. but from my understanding, i think there isa from my understanding, i think there is a feeling of cautious optimism around these talks, is that they could be reaching a more positive conclusion. and there is hope that bolton won't go the same way as perry did this evening. but of course i see this optimism, bolton fa ns course i see this optimism, bolton fans have been here before. only for it to collapse on saturday,
surprising many the administrator in the efl, as well. so we wait for more news to come out here, but these talks are at a very delicate stage. and like i say, cautious optimism now around it. fans are still milling around here, still waiting for an update. this is what they had to say a little earlier in they had to say a little earlier in the day, perhaps when the mood around the club was a bit more bleak. it's nobody else's club, we are the ones who are doing all the suffering. it's sad to get people to support us will stop when things like this happen, we have people laughing at us. they are laughing at us. laughing at us. they are laughing at us. is the end of an institution, really, especially generations of football fa ns really, especially generations of football fans who have been to the reebok stadium, now i have three sons who are all bolton fans. i don't know what we would do. it's a horrible thought. not having a football clu b horrible thought. not having a football club in 2a hours.
it has been such a tough season for bolton, the club has been in administration since may, their manager resigned recently, they've had to field news new players to fill the majority of their fixtures. so far this season, they've had to suspend a fixture over welfare concerns for those player plus my concerns, and they've lost games 5-0. concerns, and they've lost games 5—0. just a few years ago, as recently as 2012, this was a premier league club with star players in those premier league years, like jj kocher. it has been a roller coaster ride for these bolton wanderers fans, although now tonight they still cling to some hope that there clu b to still cling to some hope that there club to be pulled back from the brink. thank you for the update. despite financial worries in football, the games must go on and there were eight premier league teams in action in the second round of the efl cup.
west ham beat league two club newport county — but it took them 43 minutes before jack wilshire got the first, that's his debut goal for west ham after joining from arsenal last year. pablo fornals scored the second from close range. it finished 2—0 in south wales. a few upsets in some of the other games this evening — league two side colchester united put crystal palace out at selhurst park after the premier league side could only manage a goaless draw, then lost 5—4 on penalties. and league two's crawley town scored early in the first half to beat norwich 1—0. glenn murray got a late winner to save premier league brighton's blushes against league one bristol rovers. aston villa put six past crewe alexandra who managed to score one themselves. elsewhere, wins for sheffield united, watford and southampton. and it looks like the summer is well and truly over in cleethorpes. grimsby town's match against macclesfield had to be abandoned because of these terrible conditions. the league two opponents were 0—0 at half time when torrential rain battered blundell park.
the date of the rearranged fixture will be announced tomorrow. aaron ramsey is out of the wales squad for the euro 2020 qualifying match against azerbaijan and belarus next month. thejuventus midfielder missed the start of the serie a season with a hamstring problem, the same injury that limited his involvement for arsenal last season before he joined the italian champions. robert snodgrass and steven naismith return to the scotland squad for the qualifiers with russia and belgium next month. snodgrass, who has started once for west ham this season, has not featured for scotland since a friendly loss to belgium a year ago. but manager steve clarke said the 31—year—old was "very keen" to resume playing after drifting out of the international picture scotland are fourth in their qualifying group with six points from four games. kyle edmund has been knocked out for the second straight year
in the first round of the us open — beaten in five sets by spain's pablo andujar. playing in the same court 13 where he lost at this stage in 2018, edmund took the opening set against the unseeded spaniard. but andujar raised his game to take the next couple, and whilst the british number one took it to a decider, and led by a break, andujar prevailed 6—2 in that fifth set. earlier, defending champion naomi osaka battled from behind to beat russian 20—year—old anna blinkova 6—4, 6—7, 6—2 also in in the first round. the top seed will now face polish world number 53 magda linette in round two. wimbledon champion and fourth seed at flushing meadows simona halep is also through. she needed three sets though to make it past american nicole gibbs. 6—2 in the final set. scotland lock sam skinner will miss the rugby world cup after suffering a hamstring injury in saturday's win over france. the exeter chiefs second row limped
off during the win at murrayfield, and it has been decided that he would not recover quickly enough to "play a meaningful part" in the tournament injapan that starts next month. glasgow warriors second row tim swinson willjoin up with the training group as cover, with gregor townsend names his final squad next tuesday. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. thanks forjoining us. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are brexit commissioning
editor at the telegraph, asa bennett, and author and journalist, rachel shabi. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. labour, the lib dems, snp, and plaid cymru willjoin forces in the commons next week in a bid to remove boris johnson as prime minister and block a no—deal brexit — that's according to the i. the times reports that borisjohnson has accused opposition mps of attempting to sabbotage the uk's negotiations with the eu after they announced plans to thwart a no—deal brexit. the telegraph says the chancellor sajid javid will announce the outcome of a one—year spending review next wednesday, in which he will reveal increased expenditure on schools, the police and the nhs. the guardian leads on a confidential government briefing paper on education proposals which allegedly include increasing teachers' pay, a renewed emphasis on exclusions and allowing children to use "reasonable force" to improve pupils' behaviour. a victim ofjeremy epstein says prince andrew ‘knows what he's