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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin 12:32 - Jul 1 with 3566 viewsEastTownBlue

The first of many ?

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:36 - Jul 1 with 2462 viewsSteve_M

Must have suffered without their massive crowds.

Very much the first of many, too many clubs were unsustatinable before Covid hit. I wonder how the 10 point penalty works given it is now June.

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:39 - Jul 1 with 2412 viewsitfcjoe

Must be a shame for Wigan fans, they are really flying last few games (before and after the break)

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:39 - Jul 1 with 2414 viewsPinewoodblue

Kick Stoke City in the teeth one day, and throw them a lifeline the next.

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:41 - Jul 1 with 2390 viewsvapour_trail

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:36 - Jul 1 by Steve_M

Must have suffered without their massive crowds.

Very much the first of many, too many clubs were unsustatinable before Covid hit. I wonder how the 10 point penalty works given it is now June.


Or indeed whether it should be applied currently.

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:42 - Jul 1 with 2369 viewsAce_High1

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:36 - Jul 1 by Steve_M

Must have suffered without their massive crowds.

Very much the first of many, too many clubs were unsustatinable before Covid hit. I wonder how the 10 point penalty works given it is now June.


Yes they can't really be missing match day revenue much due to the small crowds?

First of many I would think.

Thank god for Marcus :)
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:44 - Jul 1 with 2352 viewsElderGrizzly

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:36 - Jul 1 by Steve_M

Must have suffered without their massive crowds.

Very much the first of many, too many clubs were unsustatinable before Covid hit. I wonder how the 10 point penalty works given it is now June.


This one in particular does stink a bit.

Admin after being owned for just 4 weeks? A quick way of clearing debt for new owners and ‘re-setting’ in L1?

12 point penalty if applied and would be applied this season as it is a punishment. If they were already down it would apply next season
[Post edited 1 Jul 2020 12:46]
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:44 - Jul 1 with 2340 viewsTJS

We might end up back in the Championship by default if it gets really bad.
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:47 - Jul 1 with 2306 viewsemmaroyds

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:36 - Jul 1 by Steve_M

Must have suffered without their massive crowds.

Very much the first of many, too many clubs were unsustatinable before Covid hit. I wonder how the 10 point penalty works given it is now June.


Tend to agree that there will be more.

As for a points duction, the EFL are going to have to show some consistency being as more clubs will be joining them in admin.


Slightly sad times for me as I used to go to Wigan when I was a young boy. Northern Premier League at Springfield park.
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:48 - Jul 1 with 2301 viewsIllinoisblue

Weren’t they taken over by a Hong Kong based fund just a few weeks ago?

62 - 78 - 81

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:49 - Jul 1 with 2279 viewsElderGrizzly

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:48 - Jul 1 by Illinoisblue

Weren’t they taken over by a Hong Kong based fund just a few weeks ago?


Yes, 4 weeks ago. Hence my whiff of corruption about this
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:50 - Jul 1 with 2267 viewsC_HealyIsAPleasure

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:36 - Jul 1 by Steve_M

Must have suffered without their massive crowds.

Very much the first of many, too many clubs were unsustatinable before Covid hit. I wonder how the 10 point penalty works given it is now June.


Good point re the penalty - presumably clubs will argue this shouldn’t apply given the circumstances, which would be reasonable if this was the sole factor but probably just brought to a head deep-rooted issues that already existed, as you suggest

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:50 - Jul 1 with 2262 viewsblueprint

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:44 - Jul 1 by ElderGrizzly

This one in particular does stink a bit.

Admin after being owned for just 4 weeks? A quick way of clearing debt for new owners and ‘re-setting’ in L1?

12 point penalty if applied and would be applied this season as it is a punishment. If they were already down it would apply next season
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Often does these clubs a favour. Look how Leicester and Portsmouth recovered after Administration.
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:52 - Jul 1 with 2247 viewsC_HealyIsAPleasure

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:44 - Jul 1 by ElderGrizzly

This one in particular does stink a bit.

Admin after being owned for just 4 weeks? A quick way of clearing debt for new owners and ‘re-setting’ in L1?

12 point penalty if applied and would be applied this season as it is a punishment. If they were already down it would apply next season
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Ah I didn’t realise that

Resetting - plus as per my other post I expect them to argue a deduction shouldn’t apply under the circumstances so probably a tactical move on that front too

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:57 - Jul 1 with 2201 viewsElderGrizzly

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:52 - Jul 1 by C_HealyIsAPleasure

Ah I didn’t realise that

Resetting - plus as per my other post I expect them to argue a deduction shouldn’t apply under the circumstances so probably a tactical move on that front too


I think they’ll struggle to argue the points penalty not applying.

It would have needed to be suspended before the restart and voted on by other clubs. No way are they agreeing to let them off
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:57 - Jul 1 with 2200 viewsSuperblue95

“That's exactly what we are seeking to provide as we move through this process and we seek out interested parties to rescue this famous old club here in the region“.

Famous old club my arse, virtually unheard of until the noughties

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:01 - Jul 1 with 2150 viewsvapour_trail

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:49 - Jul 1 by ElderGrizzly

Yes, 4 weeks ago. Hence my whiff of corruption about this


Yeah the penalty should definitely be applied here then.

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:02 - Jul 1 with 2140 viewsDennyx4

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:49 - Jul 1 by ElderGrizzly

Yes, 4 weeks ago. Hence my whiff of corruption about this


Surely, any due diligence by the EFL around the purchase of the club must be questioned too?
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:03 - Jul 1 with 2129 viewshoppy

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:50 - Jul 1 by blueprint

Often does these clubs a favour. Look how Leicester and Portsmouth recovered after Administration.


And ourselves.... oh.

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:05 - Jul 1 with 2091 viewsclive_baker

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 12:44 - Jul 1 by ElderGrizzly

This one in particular does stink a bit.

Admin after being owned for just 4 weeks? A quick way of clearing debt for new owners and ‘re-setting’ in L1?

12 point penalty if applied and would be applied this season as it is a punishment. If they were already down it would apply next season
[Post edited 1 Jul 2020 12:46]


12 points deduction this season will take them from mid table to likely relegation to L1 and the £8m hit to turnover, why would they opt for that? Wouldn't they be better off staying in the Championship and starting next season on -12.

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:09 - Jul 1 with 2050 viewsMarshalls_Mullet

Seem to recall a few on here bemoaning the fact they had a new owner and we hadn't...

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:14 - Jul 1 with 1986 viewsSteve_M

In addition:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jul/01/wigan-go-into-administration-fo

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:14 - Jul 1 with 1974 viewsitfcjoe

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:09 - Jul 1 by Marshalls_Mullet

Seem to recall a few on here bemoaning the fact they had a new owner and we hadn't...


They did the same when Charlton got new owners

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:16 - Jul 1 with 1953 viewsPJH

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:14 - Jul 1 by itfcjoe

They did the same when Charlton got new owners


Which time?

Charlton have had three or four different owners in 2020 haven't they?
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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:25 - Jul 1 with 1866 viewsSteve_M

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:09 - Jul 1 by Marshalls_Mullet

Seem to recall a few on here bemoaning the fact they had a new owner and we hadn't...


Only 18 months after the previous takeover too.....

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Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:29 - Jul 1 with 1818 viewsElderGrizzly

Wigan Athletic have gone into admin on 13:05 - Jul 1 by clive_baker

12 points deduction this season will take them from mid table to likely relegation to L1 and the £8m hit to turnover, why would they opt for that? Wouldn't they be better off staying in the Championship and starting next season on -12.


12 point deduction confirmed by EFL. Just to determine which season it applies to

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