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Category: Wigan Athletic

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Wigan in danger of being wound up like Macclesfield, administrators warn

Administrators outline difficulty of finding buyer amid CovidOffers over £2m wanted for team, stadium and training groundThe administrators trying to find a buyer for Wigan Athletic fear the club could become the next Macclesfield, because of the diffi…

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League One 2020-21 season preview

Peterborough and Sunderland hope to put last season behind them, Oxford and Portsmouth also look contenders but Wigan’s and Hull’s struggles seem set to continue It is fair to say Peterborough were miffed when they were bumped out of the play-offs on p…

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Transfer roundup: Robinson becomes Fulham’s first signing since promotion

USA international arrives at Craven Cottage for £1.9mDanny Loader completes move to FC PortoFulham have made their first signing since winning promotion to the Premier League, buying Antonee Robinson from Wigan Athletic for £1.9m.Robinson, who has impr…

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Wigan survival boosted after former owner waives £36m owed by club

Au Yeung Wai Kay agrees to write off debts owed Administrators say reported potential buyer is ‘not credible’Administrators working to save Wigan have said that the former owner, Au Yeung Wai Kay, has agreed to waive debts of about £36m owed to him by …

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Wigan survival boosted after former owner waives £36m owed by club

Au Yeung Wai Kay agrees to write off debts owed Administrators say reported potential buyer is ‘not credible’Administrators working to save Wigan have said that the former owner, Au Yeung Wai Kay, has agreed to waive debts of about £36m owed to him by …

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Wigan’s former owner Kay asked about administration before his takeover

Au Yeung Wai Kay contacted insolvency firm on eve of dealAnother panel critical of EFL’s check into Sheffield WednesdayThe former owner of Wigan Athletic, Au Yeung Wai Kay, sought to put the club into administration before he had even completed his con…

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Wigan administrators set strict deadline of 31 August for potential buyers

Administrators say they ‘cannot see through’ next seasonFour bidders currently in negotiations for League One clubWigan Athletic’s administrators have set a deadline of 31 August to complete the sale of the stricken football club, and warned that they …

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Wigan lose appeal against 12-point deduction and drop into League One

Penalty imposed after club went into administrationBarnsley stay up despite winning third-fewest pointsWigan Athletic will start next season in League One after an appeal against a points deduction that resulted in their relegation was dismissed.The EF…

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Paul Cook resigns as manager of troubled Wigan before appeal hearing

Appeal against 12-point deduction to be heard on Friday Cook linked with Birmingham and Bristol City Paul Cook has resigned as manager of Wigan Athletic after they were handed a 12-point deduction and relegated from the Championship. The club’s appeal …

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Wigan Athletic forced to begin talks with second bidder after sale collapses

Talks with potential new owner fall apart in first stageClub to continue to pursue appeal against 12-point deductionWigan Athletic have been plunged back into uncertainty after talks with a potential new owner fell apart in the first stage of negotiati…

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Championship roundup: Swansea snatch play-off spot after Forest crumble

Welsh side beat Reading 4-1 to take sixth placeCharlton, Hull and Wigan relegatedSwansea head coach Steve Cooper promised that his players had “come back down to earth already” after their stunning 4-1 win at 10-man Reading had clinched a place in the …

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Championship roundup: Swansea snatch play-off spot after Forest crumble

Welsh side beat Reading 4-1 to take sixth placeCharlton, Hull and Wigan relegatedSwansea head coach Steve Cooper promised that his players had “come back down to earth already” after their stunning 4-1 win at 10-man Reading had clinched a place in the …

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Wigan looking to lawyers after Fulham equaliser sends them towards drop

Cruel game, football. At half time in this game Wigan were on course for one of the greatest last day escapes in even their battle-scarred history, looking capable of overcoming promotion-chasing Fulham as well as a 12-point deduction for going into ad…

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Wigan’s administrators agree sale of club that could secure its future

Confidential bid would pay players and ‘football creditors’Club put into administration at start of the monthWigan Athletic’s administrators have announced that they have agreed a sale of the club in principle with a preferred bidder that they hope wil…

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Expect more twists in the tale as Championship enters final chapter | Ben Fisher

Promotion, relegation and play-off places are yet to be settled entering the final round of games in this extraordinary seasonEight days and only three games ago, no Championship club was guaranteed to be in the second tier next season and even now, wi…

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Relegated clubs could earn reprieve amid Championship chaos

Wigan, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby cases continueClubs could be docked points if found guiltyAt least two Championship clubs are set to face an agonising wait over whether they will drop into League One even if they finish in the relegation zone beca…

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Wigan debacle exposes need for reset of English football’s finances

Whatever the ins and outs of its dramatic collapse, the club’s fate is symptomatic of EFL’s ongoing financial plightIn the week since Wigan Athletic were dumped into administration like litter thrown from a speeding car, the tale of some underlying bet…

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David Squires on … Wigan Athletic going into administration

This week’s cartoon looks at the sad story of the famous club, featuring Dave Whelan, the new owners and Rick Parry’s feetWigan Warriors aim to buy troubled neighbours Wigan Athletic Continue reading…

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Wigan Warriors aim to buy troubled football neighbours Wigan Athletic

Rugby league club’s bid led by chairman Ian LenaganChampionship team appeal against 12-point penaltyThe rugby league club Wigan Warriors have announced their intention to buy their troubled neighbours Wigan Athletic. The Super League side, who share th…