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Scotchegg

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They need to confirm all teams, so will wait for championship playoff final this week and release the fixtures next Monday I'd guess. (Possibly PL Monday and us later in the week for absolutely no reason whatsoever!!)
 

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They need to confirm all teams, so will wait for championship playoff final this week and release the fixtures next Monday I'd guess. (Possibly PL Monday and us later in the week for absolutely no reason whatsoever!!)

You could be right with PL being Monday. Because normally championship/Lge1, and 2 are normally a Wednesday/Thursday.
 

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The fixtures are being doctored as we speak to ensure certain games are played before crowds are allowed in.Don't be surprised to see reverse fixtures much earlier than normal.:unsure:
 

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I'm sure it was suggested they'd be 2 weeks after the Championship playoff final.
 

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Fixtures out this weekend according to Wigan administrator.

I expect games vs Swindon will both be played before October.
 

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Fixtures out this weekend according to Wigan administrator.
Speaking of Wigan, this was in a recent article:

“It has also been revealed that Wigan's administrators remain in talks with more than one potential buyer but that reducing its “substantial wage bill” of around £6m was “crucial to the successful sale’.”

That’s an awfully reasonable wage bill for a club that technically finished 13th in the Championship.
 

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Speaking of Wigan, this was in a recent article:

“It has also been revealed that Wigan's administrators remain in talks with more than one potential buyer but that reducing its “substantial wage bill” of around £6m was “crucial to the successful sale’.”

That’s an awfully reasonable wage bill for a club that technically finished 13th in the Championship.

The problem is they are now a league 1 club who are located in a place that is more of a rugby town than a football town.

They have a court hearing for their appeal this week and hope to know which league they will then play in. Once that is finalised they expect more firm bidders to come in and take over the club.
 

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The problem is they are now a league 1 club who are located in a place that is more of a rugby town than a football town.

They have a court hearing for their appeal this week and hope to know which league they will then play in. Once that is finalised they expect more firm bidders to come in and take over the club.
Of course, but a £6m wage bill is significantly less than what we’re always told is necessary to compete in the Championship. Which they more than did before their new owner plunged them into admin.
 

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Of course, but a £6m wage bill is significantly less than what we’re always told is necessary to compete in the Championship. Which they more than did before their new owner plunged them into admin.

Their wage bill was a lot higher than £6m. The article says they have to reduce by £6m which must mean it will be surely around the £11m mark at least?
 

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Their wage bill was a lot higher than £6m. The article says they have to reduce by £6m which must mean it will be surely around the £11m mark at least?
It says they have a wage bill of £6m, not that it needs reducing by £6m.

Merely reporting what the people looking at the books are claiming.
 

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wigan appeal & potential Charlton legal action v shell wed might delay things?
 

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Speaking of Wigan, this was in a recent article:

“It has also been revealed that Wigan's administrators remain in talks with more than one potential buyer but that reducing its “substantial wage bill” of around £6m was “crucial to the successful sale’.”

That’s an awfully reasonable wage bill for a club that technically finished 13th in the Championship.

The fact the 13th placed team in the championship got replaced by the 8th placed team in league one shows how messed up the EFL is!
 

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Speaking of Wigan, this was in a recent article:

“It has also been revealed that Wigan's administrators remain in talks with more than one potential buyer but that reducing its “substantial wage bill” of around £6m was “crucial to the successful sale’.”

That’s an awfully reasonable wage bill for a club that technically finished 13th in the Championship.
That's equivalent to Portsmouth's wage bill - good effort.
 

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It says they have a wage bill of £6m, not that it needs reducing by £6m.

Merely reporting what the people looking at the books are claiming.

Maybe they pay the players like Steve Evans did at Boston, minimum wage on the books and your boots stuffed full of notes after the game.
 

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Companies House has Wigan's total wages for Y/E 30/06/2019 at £19.4m, up from £11.7m the year before. This is total staff costs, but the overwhelming majority will be players' wages (and the associated employer's NI). In the Directors' Report part of the accounts it describes the wage bill as "below average for a Championship Club" and I would suggest that the wage bill for Y/E 30/06/2020 will have only gone up, not down.

So definitely not £6m!
 

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Speaking of Wigan, this was in a recent article:

“It has also been revealed that Wigan's administrators remain in talks with more than one potential buyer but that reducing its “substantial wage bill” of around £6m was “crucial to the successful sale’.”

That’s an awfully reasonable wage bill for a club that technically finished 13th in the Championship.
That is their current wage bill after at least £3.8million/year of contracts have expired this summer,
 

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