- Jul 1, 2015
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Yeah some of them are saying Pilley needs their support now more than ever etc. very strange considering what he has doneI never use Facebook, god only knows why any Fleetwood fan would support him. There are some lovely mongrels out there but of the 4 legged kind
One of those things where the grass is always greener, it's been 56 years since we've been in any League other than League 1 or 2 now. 'Where my club deserves to be' is always such a subjective thing, when in reality and ultimately it's always 'based on how well the squad that represents you in performing', and Shrewsbury have always struck me as a well run and managed club... but that said, it's the 3rd smallest place in League One by population (excluding London teams, because working out what counts as who's catchment in a City with dozens of club's is just a pointless exercise)
Portsmouth** - 855,679 / 208,100
Sheffield* - 556,500
Bristol-* - 472,500
Reading** - 337,108 / 174,224
Derby - 261,400
Stoke* - 256,375
Northampton - 245,899
Bolton - 194,189
Peterborough - 179,349
Wycombe - 174,611
Cambridge - 145,674
Blackpool - 145,007
Exeter - 130,709
Cheltenham - 118,836
Wigan - 107,732
Lincoln - 103,813
Barnsley - 96,888
Shrewsbury - 76,782
Burton - 72,299
Fleetwood - 25,939
* Multiple-teams in the City
** Wiki lists a different city and urban areas population, and I'm not nuanced enough here to do a comparison what figures are fair like-for-likes
Now, it's not unreasonable for any team to desire Championship football, (ok, maybe except Fleetwood), teams don't win Leagues just based on how big the town they're based on is, but I would be sort of shocked if Shrewsbury fans were expecting it.
Yeah you'd have to think that's a relegation spot nailed on as things stand. How many players do they have contracted?Wigan to start season on -8 points next season. Gives those of us at the bottom half a chance of staying up and not finishing bottom already.
Normally I’d feel sorry for the fans but in Wigan’s case I don’t one bit. Their fans were complete and utter twats when we were going toe to toe with them for the top two 5 years back. Used to make my piss boil if we had a draw or defeat and our whole Twitter would be full of a formula one car with its wheels falling off sent from the Latics fans. Disgusting that they even went up that year ahead of us seeing as they spent what they couldn’t afford. They can piss off back to non league where they belong.
You’d think that there’s two relegation spots sorted already with Wigan and Fleetwood. Probably three as Northampton are the kings of yo yo.
You only have to read a few posts from the majority of the Wigan supporters on various boards and Twitter to see how arrogant and deluded they are about the situation they are in. They were happy to pay ridiculous amounts in an obvious unsustainable manner for quite a few seasons lording it over clubs trying to do things properly.
It is time they paid for those indiscretions rather than being bailed out and let off lightly over and over again.
If Wigan's playing budget was £18m last season, I believe even a 65% reduction will leave it as a top half budget next year...
They're unlikely to attract players if they don't think they will get paid. Plus, who wants to play for a club who are 8 points down before they've started. I'd be amazed if their budget would be circa 6 million.If Wigan's playing budget was £18m last season, I believe even a 65% reduction will leave it as a top half budget next year...
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