Stoke City fans are not worried by a table that graphically illustrates the club’s huge outgoings in Championship terms.
Last week the EFL announced a £50m package – divided between owed money and a loan pot – to help its clubs weather the storm provoked by the coronavirus crisis.
“Based on their most recent wage levels,” says Maguire, “this is how long it will take (in days) for Championship clubs to consume the advances and grants given by the EFL, and that’s ignoring other costs incurred by clubs.”
Here’s his table…
HOW LONG EFL HANDOUT IS ESTIMATED TO LAST CHAMPIONSHIP CLUBS
9 days: STOKE CITY
10: Swansea City
10.4: Cardiff City
10.8: Derby County
11.9: Sheffield Wednesday
13.9: Nottingham Forest
15.4: Birmingham City
16.1: Leeds United
16.5: Bristol City
17.8: Huddersfield Town
20.4: Hull City
22: Blackburn Rovers
30.4: Wigan Athletic
35.8: Charlton Athletic
Here’s what fans have been saying about it…
Mark Hammond: Nope, Coates will look after us. Scare mongering as per usual.
Roy Millward: My god there are certainly more important things than football at the moment.
Mark Barnsley: Not the biggest worry at moment is it.
Mick Johnson: Don’t want to see any more so called supporters slagging of the Coates family again.
1972stokie: Perhaps the powers that be need to relax the FFP rules for now and allow normal wages paid, during the crisis, to not be added to the FFP rules.