X Isle wrote:davie nine wrote: Surprising that the first EFL club to go into administration is a Championship club rather than from Leagues 1 or 2.
Not really Davie, the Championship clubs are the ones carrying the greater debts.
This is the tip of the iceberg, the Huddersfield chairman said recently he felt as many as 70 (yes seventy) clubs in the EFL could be headed for administration.
As stated above Wigan have historic 'high investment/low support' issues which perhaps make them vulnerable sooner.
A very significant dividend for clubs run with sustainable financial prudence awaits. Not only as all the clubs around them get points deductions or (got forbid for the fans) go out of business, but far better players will be available for 'Plymouth prices'.
Transfer fees will become even rarer, Championship sides won't so easily be able to afford to poach our best players and what we can offer players in wages will suddenly seem very much more attractive.
Argyle are one of a very few clubs sitting pretty in the sustainability league.
So whilst I feel sorry for the few genuine Wigan fans out there, as I will for the fans of other clubs about to go the same way, from a purely selfish point of view the impending death of the mentality of spending money you don't have is very good news for us
What a great post X Isle, not exactly a pleasant subject, but really appreciated reading your insights.