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Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Tranman (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 20:04


Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 20:21

Well, as a number of Wigan fans were less than complimentary about us and the ppg fiasco then I would have to respond to this news as idgaf about Wigan's troubles.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Aldo'smuzzy (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 20:26

If that's the case Doogie, how ironic it'd be if we were reprieved because they went bust!

Looks like latics have been shafted by their new owners. If all else fails, wouldn't be surprised if Dave Whelan ended up bailing them out.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Free_Library_Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 20:26

As the "football family" myth has now well and truly been put to bed, if it takes a few clubs to go to the wall to keep our League One status then I really hope it happens. I really couldn't give a damn about other clubs after the PPG farce.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 22:32

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Aldo'smuzzy
If that's the case Doogie, how ironic it'd be if we were reprieved because they went bust!
Looks like latics have been shafted by their new owners. If all else fails, wouldn't be surprised if Dave Whelan ended up bailing them out.
That's a very intriguing issue. As I read the situation then L1 has concluded, therefore the L1 season is over officially. If this is the case and a constituent team goes bust, which Wigan would presumably be if they are relegated, then I see it as a Bury situation and one fewer relegation place from L1 next year. But the Championship season hasn't ended, therefore Wigan would be relegated but unable to take their place which would presumably reprieve us instead, but we have already been relegated and our season is over. The whole thing is a minefield because the EFL season normally all ends on a specific fixed day. This year it hasn't. Lawyers could have a field day with this one!

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Aldo'smuzzy (IP Logged)
Date: 01 July, 2020 23:27

Usually clubs are officially members of a division from one league AGM up to the next AGM. I assume this is the case in the EFL, even with all the meetings they've been holding lately.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Uptonrover (IP Logged)
Date: 02 July, 2020 07:02

Maybe they can ask Stockport for a loan, there minted you know 😂

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Bored rover (IP Logged)
Date: 02 July, 2020 07:34

If Wigan go out of business we won’t stay in league 1 as with Bury the division will run 1 short.



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Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: the kav (IP Logged)
Date: 02 July, 2020 08:04

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Bored rover
If Wigan go out of business we won’t stay in league 1 as with Bury the division will run 1 short.

Knowing the efl they will advocate responsibility to a vote in which the members will probably vote to promote 4th in l2 or Exeter as play off winners, in fact anyone but us

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Uptonrover (IP Logged)
Date: 02 July, 2020 09:15

Here we go... sky reporting wigan can appeal against points deduction as there is a clause in the efl rules about circumstances that are “unforseen and avoidable” a pandemic being one such circumstance.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Aldo'smuzzy (IP Logged)
Date: 02 July, 2020 10:08

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Bored rover
If Wigan go out of business we won’t stay in league 1 as with Bury the division will run 1 short.

And what are you basing that on?

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: acc928 (IP Logged)
Date: 02 July, 2020 10:49

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Uptonrover
Here we go... sky reporting wigan can appeal against points deduction as there is a clause in the efl rules about circumstances that are “unforseen and avoidable” a pandemic being one such circumstance.

Administrator Paul Stanley said 'There has been a change of ownership recently and from what we can see, they didn't want to fund it anymore'.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Crazylegs Cranebird (IP Logged)
Date: 02 July, 2020 11:25

Bury fans would be very upset if Wigan werent immediately demoted to the North West Counties Alliance.

Would be interesting to see
1. what wages they are paying their players.
2. the reaction of teams - and their lawyers - finishing in the bottom 3 this season, especially as Wigan have just beaten Stoke 3-0 with a set of players they cannot afford.



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Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: greasbyrover (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 01:55

@ Free_Library_Boy. Be careful what you wish for. If a few clubs go to the wall then lower league football will be in a perilous situation and the whole structure could quickly start to collapse like a pack of cards. Many, many more will likely follow into the abyss. The issue of TRFC's relegation may then be an irrelevance.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Crazylegs Cranebird (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 09:05

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greasbyrover
@ Free_Library_Boy. Be careful what you wish for. If a few clubs go to the wall then lower league football will be in a perilous situation and the whole structure could quickly start to collapse like a pack of cards. Many, many more will likely follow into the abyss. The issue of TRFC's relegation may then be an irrelevance.

tbh after what they have done to us who cares. So long as we are OK, and if means playing B teams like in Germany so be it. What has happened the last month changes everything.



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Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: acc928 (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 11:31

Quote:
Crazylegs Cranebird
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greasbyrover
@ Free_Library_Boy. Be careful what you wish for. If a few clubs go to the wall then lower league football will be in a perilous situation and the whole structure could quickly start to collapse like a pack of cards. Many, many more will likely follow into the abyss. The issue of TRFC's relegation may then be an irrelevance.

tbh after what they have done to us who cares. So long as we are OK, and if means playing B teams like in Germany so be it. What has happened the last month changes everything.

Crazylegs - I wouldn't be interested in watching the Rovers playing any 'B' team. I would prefer the likes of Wrexham, Chester and as mentioned in other threads Halifax and Stockport, especially the awaydays.

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: DevonExile (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 11:45

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Crazylegs Cranebird
Bury fans would be very upset if Wigan werent immediately demoted to the North West Counties Alliance.
Would be interesting to see
1. what wages they are paying their players.
2. the reaction of teams - and their lawyers - finishing in the bottom 3 this season, especially as Wigan have just beaten Stoke 3-0 with a set of players they cannot afford.
I cannot see any real similarity with Bury where the whole ownership trail was linked with enormously questionable paper based companies that had a control of key assets.
The only similarity is that each went into administration. Bury where never going to find an owner that could meet the requirements of the administrator. There is no known reason why Wigan could not,in contrast attract a buyer, even in these difficult times.
I cannot see how the EFL can justify using the penalties at a time like this, which if does not represent unusual and unforeseen circumstances , makes it impossible to think what does.
Immediate expulsion would be a far greater injustice than our relegation

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Bored rover (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 12:25

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Aldo'smuzzy
Quote:
Bored rover
If Wigan go out of business we won’t stay in league 1 as with Bury the division will run 1 short.

And what are you basing that on?

The league rules

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Aldo'smuzzy (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 13:19

Quote:
Bored rover
Quote:
Aldo'smuzzy
Quote:
Bored rover
If Wigan go out of business we won’t stay in league 1 as with Bury the division will run 1 short.

And what are you basing that on?

The league rules

You're guessing.

But feel free to point out said rule: [www.efl.com]

Re: Wigan Athletic administration could be tip of a large iceberg in EFL
Posted by: Bored rover (IP Logged)
Date: 04 July, 2020 15:03

Quote:
Aldo'smuzzy
Quote:
Bored rover
Quote:
Aldo'smuzzy
Quote:
Bored rover
If Wigan go out of business we won’t stay in league 1 as with Bury the division will run 1 short.

And what are you basing that on?

The league rules

You're guessing.

But feel free to point out said rule: [www.efl.com]

No it’s the same rules used in the summer when Bury went bust, we’ve been relegated we won’t be reinstated without winning promotion.

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