Date:Wednesday March 25 2009
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has reportedly knocked back a £1 million sponsorship deal from a Norwegian TV network to have his own name on the Latics shirts next season according to the Daily Mirror.
Whelan often questions whether the town of Wigan deserves a Premier League club due to the size of the attendances at the JJB but surely the club deserves to be run better than when they were in the Northern Premier League
With Watford receiving £1 million back in 2006 for a years sponsorship the laughable £100,000 reportedly charged to JJB for 3 years is a joke if true.
Wigan Athletic appear to be nothing more than a vehicle for an egotistical modern day Bradley Hardacre to exhibit his latest craze, at least we aren`t going to be sponsored by Vizwear or are we?
Whelan spouts about building the stadium and taking the club from the Third Division to the Premier League, the rise through the divisions was truly remarkable and a large amount of gratitude goes his way for this, but was not the stadium funded from a host of different sources including the sale of Springfield Park and Central Park as well as Sports Council and Lottery grants?
If this is true regarding the shirt sponsor deal then it is another blow to the credibility of the club in my opinion and I for one would love for someone to come in and buy out Mr Whelan
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Date:Wednesday March 25 2009
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