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Down the line: Waddle’s leading Owls of protest at chairman

CHAMPIONSHIP

CHRIS WADDLE has described his former club Sheffield Wednesday as ‘a mess’ and insists the buck stops with Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri. Wednesday could be docked up to 21 points after being charged with financial mismanagement and Waddle (pictured) said: ‘It’s just chaos and it starts at the top. Chansiri has a lot to answer for. It’s easier for fans to turn on managers and players, but it’s about time he gets it sorted out.’

LEAGUE ONE

Palios calls on EFL to lift administration sanctions

TRANMERE owner Mark Palios wants the Football League to avoid imposing points deductions if clubs go into administration. The former Football Association chief said: ‘If coronavirus tips clubs over the edge it isn’t because of financial mismanagement, it is circumstances.’

LEAGUE TWO

Wellens’ wasted journey

SWINDON were en route to Lancashire for their game at Oldham by the time the EFL suspended fixtures. ‘They should give you a bit of a heads-up,’ said the promotion-chasers’ manager Richie Wellens. ‘It’s not ideal but it’s probably the right call.’

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Shaken, not stirred: Goalscorer Wootton ignores public health advice to celebrate with fans PICTURE: GETTY

SIX fixtures went ahead with bumper crowds on Saturday with almost 5,000 fans seeing Kyle Wootton score twice as Notts County beat Eastleigh 4-0. After Chesterfield drew 1-1 with Dover, boss John Pemberton said: ‘There’s no common sense in playing this game. I’ve got an 81-year-old father who lives on his own and I can’t go to see him now.’