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« Reply #1230 on: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:53:32 »

Didnít their owner own Oxford a few years ago?

Yep, also used to be chair of the football league.
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« Reply #1231 on: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 07:08:32 »

Hereís why so many dodgy owners pass the EFL fit and proper test.

They donít actually carry out any investigation at all - itís a self certification process.

What a shambles.
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« Reply #1232 on: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 22:16:20 »

Compulsory redundancies "across all departments" at Donny:

https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/sport/football/doncaster-rovers-staff-face-compulsory-redundancy-programme-2906968

and "organisational restructure" (likely to involved redundancies) at Plymouth

https://www.pafc.co.uk/news/2020/july/club-statement/

There will be many more in the weeks and months to come I'm sure. Let's hope we're not one of them

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« Reply #1233 on: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 08:54:44 »

I've never know restructuring to mean anything other than layoffs
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« Reply #1234 on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 15:09:43 »

Things looking up for Wigan, and as importantly their unsecured creditors...

https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2063660-preferred-bidder-selected-to-rescue-wigan-athletic
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« Reply #1235 on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 23:25:01 »

Things looking up for Wigan, and as importantly their unsecured creditors...

https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2063660-preferred-bidder-selected-to-rescue-wigan-athletic

I take from that, they look likely to avoid next seasons 15pt deduction but it seems like the  12pt deduction for this season will still be applied. Can't see how they can avoid that element without it causing huge implications for the sport.

If they did avoid it, pretty certain Barnsley will be lodging a huge appeal themselves. They've stayed up on merit. If Wigan win their appeal it almost certainly opens the door for any club owners to put a club in administration and then get away with any punishment for doing so. Would not be the finest hour for football if so but then...this is the EFL so...  Hmmm
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« Reply #1236 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 05:40:26 »

Itís by no means certain that Wigan will appeal their 12 point deduction. Their proposed new owners would prefer funding a L1 club than a Championship one.
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« Reply #1237 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 09:00:44 »

Itís by no means certain that Wigan will appeal their 12 point deduction. Their proposed new owners would prefer funding a L1 club than a Championship one.

Have they, they haven't even named who the preferred bidder is up here?
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« Reply #1238 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 17:54:14 »

1/3 of staff under threat of redundancy from Ashton Gate stadium.

I guess they aren't exactly employed by Bristol City, but ....

going to get worse isn't it
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« Reply #1239 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 17:57:18 »

Furloughing is coming to an end - people will be let go or put in limbo.

Iíd imagine a lot of clubs will be doing similar.
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« Reply #1240 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 18:12:02 »

You'd think there's a good chance we'll be one of them.
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« Reply #1241 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 18:14:03 »

You'd think there's a good chance we'll be one of them.
You recon? Smiley
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« Reply #1242 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 18:16:37 »

You recon? Smiley

You can call it a hunch Wink
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« Reply #1243 on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 22:07:40 »

Furloughing is coming to an end - people will be let go or put in limbo.

Iíd imagine a lot of clubs will be doing similar.
Wonder as well how many go into administration before the start of the new season or very soon after. Could easily be a couple of dozen or more across the 3 divisions, which would make the 12 point penalty nigh on impossible to apply or risk the season being a farce before it barely gets started.
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« Reply #1244 on: Friday, July 24, 2020, 09:14:01 »

Wonder as well how many go into administration before the start of the new season or very soon after. Could easily be a couple of dozen or more across the 3 divisions, which would make the 12 point penalty nigh on impossible to apply or risk the season being a farce before it barely gets started.
Absolutely, if we can scrape through this without going into admin then there could feasibly be 5 or 6 clubs in L1 starting of on or being deducted 12 points giving us a head start on the relegation scrap that many seem to be predicting.

I personally think that 3 attacking signings and a couple of keepers and we are at least as good as any club that were in the L1 play offs this month.
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