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Up to the government to step in for me, at a lower level anyway (League 1 and beyond) 

If you tell a business that it can’t operate / generate income then you need to give some form of support during that period. The push back would be, why should the government fund footballers who are earning thousands a week (in many cases) 

All a bit of a mess really 

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3 minutes ago, birch-chorley said:

Up to the government to step in for me, at a lower level anyway (League 1 and beyond) 

If you tell a business that it can’t operate / generate income then you need to give some form of support during that period. The push back would be, why should the government fund footballers who are earning thousands a week (in many cases) 

All a bit of a mess really 

We'll see if Rishi has sorted anything later. He's making a statement at 12.30.

This one may just be for certain sectors though, so will have to see.

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13 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

We'll see if Rishi has sorted anything later. He's making a statement at 12.30.

This one may just be for certain sectors though, so will have to see.

Think today’s announcement is going to be more around helping fund part of a wage, with the employer keeping them on part time, similar to the German scheme.

Not sure how that would work with lower league footballers though as they are working full time. Even the Furlough scheme wouldn’t work for sport as you need players to work full time in order to fulfil fixtures, but you can’t pay them if the gates are shut 

Not sure how you fulfil a season behind closed doors without government funding 

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18 minutes ago, birch-chorley said:

Up to the government to step in for me, at a lower level anyway (League 1 and beyond) 

If you tell a business that it can’t operate / generate income then you need to give some form of support during that period. The push back would be, why should the government fund footballers who are earning thousands a week (in many cases) 

All a bit of a mess really 

When Spurs sign Bale and pay him a gazillion pounds a week it is hard not to argue that football needs to put its own house in order. 

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16 minutes ago, birch-chorley said:

Up to the government to step in for me, at a lower level anyway (League 1 and beyond) 

If you tell a business that it can’t operate / generate income then you need to give some form of support during that period. The push back would be, why should the government fund footballers who are earning thousands a week (in many cases) 

All a bit of a mess really 

I think teams in lge 1/2 have a greater chance of survival. All be it with a need of financial aid.

Lets be brutally honest they handed contracts out this summer knowing if fans were not allowed back they basically would be in the shit.

Its teams  in the championship that have no parachute money and who are paying way over what they bring in....your Readings, Lutons and Barnsleys. They will have a £10m plus wage bill with nothing coming in.

 

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Just now, Ani said:

When Spurs sign Bale and pay him a gazillion pounds a week it is hard not to argue that football needs to put its own house in order. 

I guess the PL teams would say they are already £1bn down because of Covid and are losing a further £100m a month with the gates shut. Why should they put money forward for teams like Bolton so we can pay Doyle £5k a week in League 2? It’s relative to Spurs spending on Bale (vs income) 

I do think TV money from the top should be shared more evenly, a start would be to scrap parachute payments in favour of spreading that money better around the Football League. 

I don’t think the PL should have to step in to cover lost revenue from lower league teams having to shut the doors though. That’s up to the government really, I’d prefer to see them just open the doors in October as planned (with restrictions) 

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13 minutes ago, Ani said:

When Spurs sign Bale and pay him a gazillion pounds a week it is hard not to argue that football needs to put its own house in order. 

Good point, and how long will TV companies keep throwing money in with no fans and no live atmosphere in the stadiums.

EPL clubs will survive due to TV revenue.

Championship clubs spending big to reach the promised land need to re-think.

EFL L1 & L2 clubs > Survival of the fittest, that may include some Championship clubs.

 

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1 hour ago, Mr Grey said:

Good point, and how long will TV companies keep throwing money in with no fans and no live atmosphere in the stadiums.

EPL clubs will survive due to TV revenue.

Championship clubs spending big to reach the promised land need to re-think.

EFL L1 & L2 clubs > Survival of the fittest, that may include some Championship clubs.

 

Is the current situation not working in the favour of those providing football screenings? More people buying games they’re unable to see in person?

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13 hours ago, Cheese said:

Nobody in their right mind bought a Season Ticket expecting to attend a match in the near future.

This, personally, im happy to pay and not see a live game if it means I have a club to see live at some point in the future

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6 hours ago, Mounts Kipper said:

Could the land the chippy is on be worth more than the chippy itself? Any way how long does another 500k keep the club alive for? 2-3 weeks I’d think, might as well let the corpse quietly die, in fact I think Krasner has already given up and just wants his fees. Liquidation odds 1/3. 

Well as all the fixtures and fittings have been removed it's not even a chippy atm it's just an empty building. You could probably buy olympus fully furnished for 500 grand so where the fuck they get that valuation from ive no idea..

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The fact is anyone buying a football club at the moment must be crazy. 
But if you were that crazy would you jump in and buy Wigan today or wait to see who else becomes available as it seems inevitable other clubs will also go bust ? 

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The way my work is at present and how bad it looks like getting, a season ticket is a luxury item that I probably can't afford, but would having that £350-ish make any discernible difference to my life? Probably not, so Aunty Shaz is welcome to it. The club probably need it more than I do. 

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3 hours ago, Traf said:

The way my work is at present and how bad it looks like getting, a season ticket is a luxury item that I probably can't afford, but would having that £350-ish make any discernible difference to my life? Probably not, so Aunty Shaz is welcome to it. The club probably need it more than I do. 

Very good of you pal. More importantly I hope things pick up. FWIW I’ll not be asking for owt back either. Feel like it’s our time to shine. 
 

Equally if folk do want their money back I kind of get that as well. In any other transaction you’d be mental to not want it back. 
 

For me though and only my opinion this isn’t a transaction.

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55 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

If majority of our ST holders stick with it, we’re surely in better place than most clubs can’t be many in league 1 & 2 with over 8k ST holders. 

Be interested to see how the accounts stack up when they are published 

Last time we were in League 1 we lost a lot of money overall, assume the income would have been higher that season as well (League 1 solidarity, more ST’s, Matchday revenue etc) 

However costs are probably lower this year (playing budget likely a bit lower, no business rates) 

Cant be much in the profit and loss between the 2 seasons though 

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40 minutes ago, bwfc2003 said:

I think Bradford - with there cheap season tickets are on about 7k

And by cheap, they are literally half of the price of ours so the bottom line is likely to be vastly different.

A big question though will be whether it is a help or a hindrance to have the hotel at the moment. 

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