Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic -JJB Going to the Wall?

Wigan Athletic -JJB Going to the Wall?

Wigan Athletic main club sponsors JJB have been dramatically hit by the current financial situation and yesterday warned investors over its ability to continue as a going concern

JJB have sponsored the Latics since Dave Whelan took over the club and indeed at times the Latics have been a good advertising tool for the sportswear company.

With the worlds finances in turmoil and shirt and club sponsors close to bankruptcy it may be about to hit the high spenders of the Premier League that it is now time to draw the purse strings a little tighter.

Its not just have the Latics sponsors that have been crying poverty, a report in todays Guardian tells of other clubs sponsors feeling the pinch, there is XL the travel company who`s logo appeared on West Ham shirts, they went to the wall earlier this month and found themselves off the Hammers tops, AIG who sponsor Manchester United and Newcastles Northern Rock both had to be rescued by the US and UK governments respectively.

Hull City sponsors Kcom have reported a 13% down turn in value this week and the company`s value has halved since Hull City gained promotion in May, fellow promotees Stoke City are sponsored by the Britannia Building Society and we know what problems mortgage lenders are having, the society has declared a 36% loss.

Middlesbrough shirt sponsors Garmin, the sat nav people, have also revealed that they are expecting a rough year and their share value has halved since July.

Latics sponsorship deal with JJB ends after this season and the club are actively looking at new investors not only for the players shirts but also for naming rights on the stadium, the trouble is the world is in financial crisis and there couldn`t be a worse time to fish for new investors.

Perhaps the gravy train that is the Premier League is about to become derailed, but with the visit of Manchester City to the JJB stadium tomorrow shows another side to the crazy world of football finances, City have paid an enormous amount for Robinho and have been reported as willing to pay the obscene amount of £136 million for Ronaldo of Manchester United

This extravagance is quite mind blowing in the current climate and with that sort of money behind them Manchester City just may have chosen the right time for super rich investors to turn them in to a world power in football terms.

Vital Latics - Looking for a sponsor, investor or someone to pay a wage

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday September 27 2008
Time: 7:28AM

Comments

0
JJB going bust! where will I get my cheap tops from?
worbo
27/09/2008 07:33:00
0
I dont give a flying fig whether we lose their sponsorship. What I care about is all the people who work for JJB espicially in Wigan where alternative job opportunities are scarce
baskerville
27/09/2008 10:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

12th Man - Stability Brings Success

Despite a two goal reversal I left the DW Stadium on Saturday feeling a bit more positive than usual and a lot more entertained.

The Tea Lady - It's Time To Go - Wigan Athletic

Since she came in we've suffered 12 relegations and wasted £800m parachute payments on dross. I've met her once and she's very nice but we can't be sentimental about these decisions.

PWU Latics Podcast - Villa And FAB Report

This week we take a look back at the Villa game, life without Joyce feels so much brighter

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners?
Suggested By: Warren Joyce
Latics36%
Aston Villa44%
Draw20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 13 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!279
2.Whittleblue263
3.Moonay257
4.king_dezeeuw06225
5.truelatic4eva185
6.hindleymonwafc171
7.Martinez1986166
8.nottinghamlatic142
9.Barry W132
10.WN5122
The Vital Football Members League