Wigan Athletic - Whelan Says Good Bye to JJB
UK time is: 02:11:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Whelan Says Good Bye to JJB

Latics chairman Dave Whelan has sold his family's entire stocks in the JJB Sports business he founded and gained 190m for his troubles.

Whelan, who started the business by buying a Wigan sport shop, J.J.Broughton, for 1 million back in the 1970`s, sold his 29% stake to a joint venture formed by Icelandic financial group Exista and Chris Ronnie.

Big Dave said: 'Retiring from the board and selling my stake in the business I founded has not been an easy decision.

This could mean that the Latics maybe looking to negotiate new sponsorship deals, with JJB being the current shirt and stadium sponsors.

How will this affect the Latics?

Have your say on the 'Latics Speyk` message board

Vital Wigan is back, so why not join up and join in?

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board We also need your help in the forum, so join up and kick off the debate, or if you have a forum at the moment, why not enquire about merging with Vital and get free hosting + an income? To visit the message board, click here. Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Wigan.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 8 2007

Time: 11:43PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Maybe we can now get a decent amount of money for shirt sponsorship, current deal only worth 100k
worbo
Report Abuse
08/06/2007 23:48:00

Whelan certainly knows a good deal when he sees it!
sandgroanun
Report Abuse
09/06/2007 00:09:00

Interesting move by Whelan, got lots of time for the guy. Yeah a new shirt sponsor would be good eh?
BomBom
Report Abuse
09/06/2007 00:12:00

yea new sponsors, get some more cash to spend
upthedale
Report Abuse
09/06/2007 11:34:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Bolton 46 13 12 21 -13 51
19. Reading 46 13 11 22 -21 50
20. Rotherham 46 11 16 19 -21 49
21. Brighton 46 10 17 19 -10 47
22. Millwall 46 9 14 23 -34 41
23. Wigan 46 9 12 25 -25 39
24. Blackpool 46 4 14 28 -55 26

Breaking League News

Boro mind games
Norwich : 22/05/2015 21:13:01
Mark Bunn Leaves City
Norwich : 22/05/2015 20:52:01
Former boss says Redfearn will be a huge loss to the club
Leeds Utd : 22/05/2015 20:49:01
Holt Fooled By Schoolboy Prank Call
Norwich : 22/05/2015 20:23:00
Rizespor Want Lafferty
Norwich : 22/05/2015 19:42:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which of these players would you like to see stay?
Suggested By:  Gary Caldwell
Jermaine Pennant 21%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 2%
Kim Bo-kyung 51%
William Kvist 12%
Gaetan Bong 8%
None Of Them! 6%