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« Reply #1200 on: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 16:57:50 »

Hmm, they weren't really. I was reminded by a Wigan fan on twitter that actually the "takeover" last month was more a case of shuffling the club between companies in the main shareholder's portfolio. i.e. Johny Mainbloke* is one of the main shareholders in IEC who sold Wigan to NewCo who's primary shareholder is Johny Mainbloke. Because? Well, said Wigan fan speculates that the intention was always to put the club into admin, but ensure it was off the books of IEC as they listed on the HK stock exchange. An insolvency event in a company owned by IEC would be notifiable to the Stock Exchange and may have had an impact on IEC's share price. So effectively he's quarantined Wigan from affecting his main portfolio but still managed to shave off some of the debt.


* It's possible I may have forgotten the guy's name and he is not, in fact, called Johny Mainbloke. But it will do for now
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« Reply #1201 on: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 19:46:09 »

Not massively shocked at this for Wigan in the recent years. They have always been punching above for what is very much a Rugby League town. A lot of work was put in by Dave Whelan to change that and to some desire, did do so. I'm sure he was pretty pissed that his grandson sold WAFC to IEC.

Another one bites the dust and likely a reprieve for Hull or Boro. Have no idea why Bolton fans are so cunty about it; only thanks to an EFL Barrister fucking up would be their saving grace - this time. They'll be gone under soon.

On the Bolton decision ~ 'The IDC decided that Bolton's penalty should be suspended because it would have relegated them if it had meant points docked this season.'

I know Bolton are relegated but why then is this different to Wigan? They will be pretty much relegated* via points deduction, even if they don't relegate themselves.




*I know they can technically stay up but 12 off 18 available means they really need to win at least four of their games to stay up or three wins and a draw min. Tough ask
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« Reply #1202 on: Thursday, July 2, 2020, 10:50:48 »

Further info/write-up on the Wigan situation from the excellent 200%

https://twohundredpercent.net/wigan-athletic-well-that-escalated-quickly/
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« Reply #1203 on: Thursday, July 2, 2020, 13:16:26 »

Seems to be a fair bit of interest in Wigan.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53262876
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« Reply #1204 on: Thursday, July 2, 2020, 21:55:32 »

Latest rumour, via Rick Parry no less, is that there was a multi million pound bet in the Phillipines that Wigan would get relegated. 12 point deduction will sort that OK

Makes our 10 to lose at Newcastle into perspective
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« Reply #1205 on: Thursday, July 2, 2020, 21:57:04 »

Tranmere release a statement about an instagram post



https://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/2020/july/club-statement/#.Xv4eH5CP39Q.twitter
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« Reply #1206 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 07:20:56 »

Loose lips, sink ships

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8485007/EFL-chief-Rick-Parry-secretly-filmed-discussing-Wigan-Athletics-stricken-former-owner.html
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« Reply #1207 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 08:42:37 »


They're tragic at the moment.
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« Reply #1208 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:15:17 »

They're taking the relegation well aren't they?
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« Reply #1209 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:20:57 »

They're taking the relegation well aren't they?

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« Reply #1210 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 15:44:36 »

EFL appealing the independent disciplinary commision sanctions regarding Macclesfield
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« Reply #1211 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 16:48:00 »

EFL appealing the independent disciplinary commision sanctions regarding Macclesfield
Good. They have to get something right occasionally
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« Reply #1212 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 18:10:35 »

have to say I've taken my eye off the ball regarding Macclesfield.

why is the independent ruling too lenient?
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« Reply #1213 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 18:16:46 »


That and the fucking floodlights, the league is against them
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« Reply #1214 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 20:29:30 »

Talk of a huge bet on Wigan going down is interesting.
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