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« Reply #1215 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 22:35:20 »

That whole thing stinks.  Ive no idea the truth behind it and whothis guy who seems to thunk its dodgy is but its an interesting thread.

https://twitter.com/marksparko/status/1279000646335836163
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« Reply #1216 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 14:15:46 »

The club we signed Jimmy Quinns from Oswestry Town have gone bust.

https://fanbanter.co.uk/fans-left-gutted-as-non-league-club-announce-they-will-fold/
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« Reply #1217 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 15:15:17 »

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That whole thing stinks.  Ive no idea the truth behind it and whothis guy who seems to thunk its dodgy is but its an interesting thread.

https://twitter.com/marksparko/status/1279000646335836163

interesting read, but surely nobody is dumb enough to be that close to a massive bet...

that aside, it's all a bit odd
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« Reply #1218 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 15:19:32 »

interesting read, but surely nobody is dumb enough to be that close to a massive bet...

that aside, it's all a bit odd

Its been heavily reported over the weekend up here, not sure of the truth in it all, but it all folds together well.

https://bylinetimes.com/2020/07/06/a-major-global-scandal-the-collapse-of-wigan-athletic/
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« Reply #1219 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:01:34 »

Wigan lay 75 support staff off
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« Reply #1220 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:12:26 »

Wigan lay 75 support staff off

Including the groundsman after 20+ years service.
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« Reply #1221 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:23:08 »

75? What do they do, ffs?
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« Reply #1222 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:24:43 »

Wigan Warriors announce they have made a bid to buy the club
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« Reply #1223 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:25:16 »

They’ll have a few sent off next season
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« Reply #1224 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:21:44 »

They’ll have a few sent off next season

Ha ha ha...you beat me to it!

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« Reply #1225 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:28:34 »

75? What do they do, ffs?

At a guess, it's £12m a year business. It's understandable, therefore, to have a workforce of 75-100, including casuals on the hospitality side of the business.

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« Reply #1226 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:39:08 »

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Wigan Warriors announce they have made a bid to buy the club

cheap way to own/secure use of the ground (85% of it) and reduce overheads long term?
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« Reply #1227 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:47:09 »

cheap way to own/secure use of the ground (85% of it) and reduce overheads long term?
Didn’t their owner own Oxford a few years ago?
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« Reply #1228 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:47:34 »

Well this could open the floodgates https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53318930
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« Reply #1229 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:49:57 »

Didn’t their owner own Oxford a few years ago?

Yes, Ian Lenaghan and Darryl Eales both did
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