Latics players give one million pounds to charity.
'Wigan Athletic players have proved beyond all possible doubt that their hearts, as well as their pay packets, are in the very soul of Wigan. The whole squad have donated one million pounds of their 'staying up' bonus towards the building and upkeep of the proposed Wigan Boys and Girls Club.
The club is the brainchild of Latics chairman Dave Whelan who says he was set up in life by his experiences at a forerunner of the club. The proceeds of his autobiography 'Playing To Win" have been ploughed into the scheme and together with Martin and Bill Ainscough – he has already donated over half of the £6.5m development costs.
Designed by the Liverpool architects Austin-Smith:Lord, the youth centre will feature recreational facilities, sport, music and art studios, a climbing wall, all-weather pitches and improved public spaces.
The facility is badly needed in the Wigan area and this gesture by the players of Wigan Athletic FC will go a long way into making their chairman's dream a reality.
In these days of what people perceive as 'greed' with regards to players who play for top flight clubs it is uplifting for the people of Wigan to realise that Latics are not only paying lip service to their mantra of being a true 'Community Club'.'
A magnificent gesture by the Latics players,one we can all applaud.
Started: 4th Aug 2011 at 08:25
so hes got his way again DW another piece of greenery that belonged to the wigan public. plastered his self all over the front of his paper with an advert for his team thats laughable. another scam thats got him prime land i.e the grammer school, orrell ru. etc. why could they not just astraturf it. he could put his climbing frame on his tennis courts that was going to produce a wigan champion. sorry cant stand the man.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 09:13
every word you said is correct tommy c.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 09:58
Just wonder if they had any choice.....
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 10:35
See post at 11.19 today
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 11:21
Last edited by cordyline: 4th Aug 2011 at 12:38:23
It'll be a tax dodge.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 17:04
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Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 17:08
you're only jealous.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 18:18
totally agree with tommy
so hes got his way again DW
if they hadnt give his own way he would have done what some latics "supporters" on here do ............ threw his toys out of his pram
Just wonder if they had any choice
i doubt it
coco,aka fireplace,where have you been.........i no some parts of the site have gone down the pan,thanks to certain folk,but you dont normally go missing for that long
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 18:34
not the same walshy to many sections.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 19:00
i must agree........not many old school posting
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 19:04
Must agree, it really has got shut of a load of dross that certain contributors? used to post on here
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 19:54
but the ones that are ruining it,by coming out with personal and abusive comments that they cant back up, are still here
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 19:58
i dont need to.....they no who they are
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 20:15
A magnificent gesture by the Latics players.
Well done to all the Latics lads.
'old school postings'
The weasel trying to reminisce about a message board that he's only been posting on and spoiling for a couple of years.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 21:03
and one youve been spoiling from day one.......all because your hid behind a keyboard
im not the one whos a low life lying troll
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 21:14
Stop letting yourself down,weasel.
You don't even follow a team.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 21:16
The players have not given any money to the so called boys club. It was deducted from their bonus.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 21:17
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You don't even follow a team
where have i said i follow a team
listen to coco low life lying troll........hes the only true football supporter on here
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 21:20
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It works out at about 2 weeks wages.
I wonder if the players will get a bonus, when the building is turned into flats.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 21:33
There's no publicity about this in the National Press, only Joey b***** Barton. They didn't have to give it and I am a Warriors season ticket holder. Well done lads.
Replied: 4th Aug 2011 at 23:01
they can afford it and more
Replied: 5th Aug 2011 at 00:38
It's made the nationals today,mswigan.
Some great quotes from Mr Whelan about being made 'speechless' by the Latics players generosity.
Well done to all the players involved.
fp..how have the players not given any money when they have giving up their bonus?If my bonus from work was £1000 and i decided to let my company give that to the company charity,you're arguing that i wouldn't have given any money?!
Replied: 5th Aug 2011 at 06:58
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What they never had they'll never miss,staying up bonus
And it's not as if they will ever see the thing,how many of them live in thetown,or even the county
Replied: 5th Aug 2011 at 07:20
Altyough I am a Warriors supporter, I applaud a great gesture by the Latic's players in donating money towards the building of a first class facility for the young people of Wigan.
Looking forward to the opening.
Replied: 5th Aug 2011 at 07:30
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What a bigot Kenny is.
So are you saying it's not their money?It's money their entitled to,that they've given up.
A great gesture.
Replied: 5th Aug 2011 at 07:35
Course they will FP. Or Mr W will turn it into accommodation for his players, so he can pay them even less
Replied: 5th Aug 2011 at 08:49
jay which national newspaper was this in.
Replied: 5th Aug 2011 at 20:49
i think the ideas great and many generous donations.the siting of the club is awful ,seems to be something smelly under the floorboards,plenty of space oppo whelans footy centre doing nowt,why the last greenfield site in wigan town centre.in a borough of this size how bigs the club going to be to accomodate 10% of the youth of this area.political hocus pocus
Replied: 7th Aug 2011 at 19:37
Tut Tut! Mr. Wigan would NEVER do anything underhand, would he?
Replied: 14th Aug 2011 at 03:46