Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Southampton Future In Doubt

Southampton Future In Doubt

It could well have been Wednesday many months ago - but the Owls' Championship rivals Southampton today face an uncertain future.

The St Mary's club, currently fighting relegation on the pitch, have had a long-running problem off the pitch financially.

And it came to a head today with the news that the former Premier League club may struggle to operate until the end of the current season.

The Saints' parent company has today gone into administration and Rupert Lowe has resigned from his position as chief executive of the club.

The company, Southampton Leisure Holdings, needs extra money to continue operating, with debts of £27.5 million racked up.

And although the club itself hasn't gone into administration, it's an asset of the parent company which could mean a bleak future - and a points deduction - for the Saints.

The club are currently looking for a buyer, but time is against them, and they could well be in an even stickier predicament when the Saints make the trip to Hillsborough on Saturday, April 18.



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




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

Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday April 2 2009
Time: 1:56PM

Comments

0
lucky lucky dodging wendy as always!!
bladesforlife1889
02/04/2009 17:55:00
0
lucky lucky dodging wendy as always!!
bladesforlife1889
02/04/2009 17:55:00
0
what pfl???
johnnywalker69
02/04/2009 18:23:00
0
what pfl???
johnnywalker69
02/04/2009 18:23:00
0
Pray tell us bfl, just exactly what we are supposed to have 'dodged'?
Auckland Owl
02/04/2009 19:50:00
0
Pray tell us bfl, just exactly what we are supposed to have 'dodged'?
Auckland Owl
02/04/2009 19:50:00
0
Although I've never really liked Southampton, I wouldn't want to see them disappear. It's people like Abramovich and the Man City owners who should step in and help out the lower leagues instead of pumping money into Premier League clubs and widening the financial gulf. The Saints could be the first of a few clubs heading the same way I reckon.
GameBurton07
03/04/2009 07:26:00
0
Although I've never really liked Southampton, I wouldn't want to see them disappear. It's people like Abramovich and the Man City owners who should step in and help out the lower leagues instead of pumping money into Premier League clubs and widening the financial gulf. The Saints could be the first of a few clubs heading the same way I reckon.
GameBurton07
03/04/2009 07:26:00
0
BFL you are still out there. I was beginning to think you had disappeared up your own ar53. Southampton have been punching above their weight for years - so have Charlton. They wont disappear they will just be in the doldrums for the next 10 years. So what been there done that - Twice
Radon Barrier
03/04/2009 10:58:00
0
BFL you are still out there. I was beginning to think you had disappeared up your own ar53. Southampton have been punching above their weight for years - so have Charlton. They wont disappear they will just be in the doldrums for the next 10 years. So what been there done that - Twice
Radon Barrier
03/04/2009 10:58:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Twitter Reaction - Owls Terrorise Ten-Man Terriers

Tom Sellers looks at the best of your tweets from after the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Video - Owls Boss Carlos On Sheffield TV

Carlos was in front of the camera's for an extended period of time for once

Audio & Comments - Winnall Reacts to Owls Move and Debut

Newest striker Sam Winnall on his Owls move and first game

Audio & Comments - Carlos Reacts to Owls Win Over Town

Carlos is happy with his side and enjoyed a certain goal

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Did Winnall make a difference in the 2nd half Vs Huddersfield?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes95%
No5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Jan 20 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 3 2017 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 10 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg6
2.swfcjambo4
3.Nobsworth1
4.CHOWLER1
Write for Vital Football