How other clubs to have been deducted points for entering administration have fared over the years
Wigan Athletic became the latest English side in the Premier League or Football League to be placed into administration earlier this week in what was a surprise to many. The Latics have been flying in the Championship. They are nine unbeaten, while they have kept seven clean sheets in succession.
Unsurprisingly, rival clubs from England and Scotland are eyeing up the club’s key players in the hope they will be able to recruit them on the cheap. For the fans it is a case of simply hoping the club survive through this period of difficulty.
Click and scroll through to see how 17 other English clubs fared after entering administration in recent years.
The Shakers entered a CVA ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and were expelled from League One. Their future remains uncertain. Photo: Christopher Furlong
2. Leeds United
The most high-profile English club to have entered administration as they did so in 2007. They fell into the third tier for the first time in the club’s history where they were hit with another points deduction as they were unable to exit administration. They won promotion from League One at the third time of asking and are on the cusp of reaching the Premier League. Photo: George Wood
The Saints were given a 10 points penalty in League One having already been relegated when they entered administration. They spent two seasons in the third tier before winning back to back promotions to reach the Premier League. Photo: Mike Hewitt
Pompey haven’t quite recovered from the largess of the Premier League years. They became the first team in the Premier League era to enter administration. They did so in the Championship three years later which saw the club slump down to League Two. They are now in the League One play-offs. Photo: Naomi Baker