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Wigan first to drop in football’s great structural change

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Wigan Athletic yesterday were the first to fall into administration in the world’s most financially vulnerable league, the English Championship.  They were mid-table and on a winning streak, so if they can find the money to complete their remaining games, there is a chance they will avoid relegation, despite the points deduction.

With former owner, Dave Whelan, still alive and still rich, they are probably better placed to recover from this than most in the Championship, but I doubt Dave is prepared to cover years of contracted losses to fill the bank accounts of players.

If the great structural change in football that Celtic fans have been waiting on for decades does not happen in the months to come, it never will.

Most players in the English Football League have had their wages deferred, while some have been furloughed.  Taxes have also been deferred, so the crunch lies ahead.

I am not a Mike Ashley fan but the manner in which he trolled yesterday Newco was spectacular.  Sports Direct’s Facebook page announced Newco strips would be available exclusively from the retailer they continually believe they were rid of.  The club statement that followed was an excruciating attempt to confirm nothing while not contradicting a word of the Sports Direct statement.

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  1. It’s the quality of the rubbish posted that’s important – yesterday we had the tales of the number 16 bus 🤭

  2. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Terrymac- stick a post on more often mate,some former posters are missed, others not,it’s what we make of it.HH

  3. Bada

     

     

    You would have missed yir dinner if you’d caught big judith before hand.

  4. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    GENE on 5TH JULY 2020 5:37 PM

     

     

    WHAT about the CHATEAU D’YGUEM .Have you looked at the price.Plus CAROL’S ma saw me outside her house and said i would invite him in but he is one of them.

  5. Bob Marley named the Lisbon Lions……..

     

     

    Magical..

     

     

     

    Satan divides and divides and divides….

  6. Jinkyredstar on

    St Stivs – there will be a few on here who where at the Greenock CSC event in ‘95 – I was there.

     

    I’ve got a photograph taken with my uncle and the Scottish Cup – Tommy’s Cup, courtesy of Big Pierre.

     

    Jinky and Fergus were among the guests.

  7. BADA BING Maybe you should apply for a Job at BBC Scotland ,be pally wit Big Judith ,she will know all the Football Rumours going about,I Think she is a Hibee.

  8. “Thank you to the 17,000 of you that have also signed up to the Waiting List so far!` CelticFC

     

     

    As a matter of interest, was this reported in the MSSM ?

  9. Supersutton,

     

    I thought i recognised your Moniker 😉

     

    I was Si IV, I also met Chris, Remy, Yerhavinalaff, and a host of others, including Dunfy 😂

  10. Terrymac @ 14:45 I hear what you’re saying, there were some posting nonsense or just stirring it. Ilearned to scroll on by, without responses they eventually most of them went away.. The ones who remained ca’t advance their views with no one to respond to, keep posting H H Hebcelt

  11. Timbhoy2, I went to St. Augustines Milton, some bright spark thought that it would be a good idea to twin with the Edinburgh version, not sure if the pupils that visited us recovered 😀

  12. GreeninbingleyinOslo on

    That McCarthy is playing great tonight for Southampton.

     

     

    I’m all for it, me.

  13. Gene- you’re right. McCarthy with another fine save. Hope he’s making Big Fraz’s mind up for him.

  14. Gene, 😀. Not sure that many would have survived our place, great idea to have Milton, Possil and Cadder in the same school

  15. Fairhill Bhoy Neganon2 and Sydney Tim are two that did’nt float my boat but I don’t deny their right to post, just scrolled on by. H H Hebcelt

  16. fairhill bhoy on

    HEBCELT-I actually agreed with both ghuys a lot of the time.But not all the time.

  17. Southampton seemed quite happy to defend through the middle but pep took off his 2 natural wide men

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