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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2020, 06:57:08 PM »
Rick Parry recorded on his drive saying there's suggestions the owners have bet on Wigan to be relegated.

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2020, 06:58:28 PM »
4 points of safety but bang in form. Got some friends who are season ticket holders there. The fit and proper person test has pulled another blimder.

Our friends over the road, her brother Mike Jacobs plays for them.  He's from round here (Kettering area) so is looking for a move further south. Got injured at the weekend I think.

Wigan is a rugby town obviously, but it's also a football town.  It's just that 95% of people support one of the Liverpool or Manchester teams, as it's roughly halfway between the two.

That is sadly the way. Few Everton fans there too. I have a soft spot for them really.

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2020, 07:27:32 PM »
Rick Parry recorded on his drive saying there's suggestions the owners have bet on Wigan to be relegated.

Lets hope someone has Sky on at Trillion Trophy HQ.

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2020, 04:18:01 PM »
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A thread: How Wigan Athletic have been victim to one of the greatest sporting scandals of all time.
In 2018 Dave Whelan sold Wigan Athletic to Hong Kong based International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) who specialise in gambling. Owned by professional poker player Stanley Choi of Hong Kong.
June 2020. The club officially changed hands to Next Leader Fund (NLF) based in the Cayman Islands and only set up in January 2020. Majority share in NLF? You guessed it, Stanley Choi. How did NLF afford the takeover? A loan.
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IEC loaned NLF £28million with an interest rate of 8% rising to 20% if not paid back in 12 months. Thatís £100,000 a week in payments which Wigan would not be able to afford. Sounds dodgy as hell right? Well the EFL didnít seem to think swiftly approving the terms of sale.
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On 24th June, NLF switched hands to a new majority stakeholder, Au Yeung Wai Kay. A week later, Chinese lawyers contacted administrators to instruct them to seize control of the club. The administrators themselves canít even contact the owners, who have clearly Ďdone a runnerí.
Has Au Yeung Wai Kay always dreamed of owning a football club in Lancashire? Doubt it. He paid £17million for the club + £28million in loan repayments. Thatís £45million pounds to own a club for 7 days and then place it into admin. Why would anybody do that?
Well, hereís why... This is a video of the head of the English Football League, Richard Parry, stating heís heard a rumour that there was a big bet placed on Wiganís relegation in the Philippines. Remember the past owner was a professional gambler who owned a string of casinos?
This video has since been confirmed as Rick Parry by the EFL.
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I wonder which Philippine-based gambling company could have been used? Well look no further than the front of Wiganís shirts. KB88 bet. Director of KB88, Tat Man Cheung, left the company prior to take over then was reinstated 12 days before Wigan was placed into administration
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KB88 brought into the club by the past owner and Darren Royle (Current Wigan Chairman). Royle used to work for KB88 Bet. He was also responsible for recommending IEC to Wigan Athletic when Whelan was looking to sell.

 
Royle, since the administration news, has deleted his LinkedIn account. A coincidence or to cover up communications?
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So why would somebody place a club into admin 7 days after owning them and only 6 games before the end of the season? -12 points is the sanction from the EFL, dragging Wigan back into the relegation places. Nobody would want that surely?
Unless maybe you (or a close ally) gambled on the club going down and panicked as they started to pick up points and climb away. Does Au Yeung Wai Kay even exist? Or is he a fictional front man to keep Choi out of trouble?
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Let me now take you back to August 2019, witnesses in the stand saw somebody get thrown out of the stadium for being wired up and illegally betting. Where in the world was he wired up to? Hong Kong. Thereís a history of betting scams.
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ďItís a well run club and the oddest situation Iíve ever seenĒ was the verdict of administrator Gerald Krasner. Wigan have always been a well run club, loss making, but controlled. We rely on funding from owners and have only spent money we either had or believed was incoming
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This money was quickly pulled from under the clubís feet by a transaction that was sanctioned by the EFL only weeks prior. The same EFL that then issued a -12 point penalty, punishing the club but potentially rewarding the owners and their carefully constructed plan.
This is an international scandal that requires investigation at the highest level. Facilitated willingly by the EFL who proceeded to punish innocent people based on their own failings. We may be too far down the line to save Wigan but this CANNOT be allowed to happen to others.
How can you help? Anything you buy from the club shop goes directly to the club which will help with ongoing costs. Or, you can purchase a cardboard cut out for our remaining home games which proceeds will go to the club, letís fill it with shirts from all clubs far and wide!!
store.wiganathletic.com

Wigan Athletic FC - Be part of the action when the Sky Bet Championship returns and have your face on a Fans From Home cut out inside the DW Stadium.
Be part of the action when the Sky Bet Championship returns and have your face on a Fans From Home cut out inside the DW Stadium.
https://wiganathletic.com/news/2020/june/Take-a-Seat-at-the-DW-Stadium-with-a-Fans-From-Home-Cut-Out/
Finally, a massive thanks to @sammorsy08 Paul Cook and the rest of the lads. You are all heroes as I hear despite looking at 20% pay youíre all on the bus to Brentford.

Please share this thread, this is potentially the greatest football scandal of all time!
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Update: @reluctantnicko
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I must state, thereís no actual evidence for a bet placed with KB88. Not yet anyway.
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Can support the short-term cause here ^

Un-roll from a Twitter thread. Dodgy as fuck.

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2020, 11:38:20 PM »

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2020, 07:46:15 PM »
Bloody appalling.

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2020, 08:14:19 PM »
Appeal going in on Friday I can see them overturning this.

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2020, 10:13:48 PM »
The Wigan players are currently being paid 20% of their wages.

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Re: Wigan gone into administration
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2020, 12:29:07 AM »
Do they get a special bonus for eight-goal wins?

 


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