Mackems admit Wilko mistake

Last updated : 09 April 2003 By Martyn Elliott

No kidding!

But things are beginning to look even grimmer than usual at the Stadium of Light, after they announced a loss of £5million for the six months to the end of January taking the Mackems total debt to some £26million.

It certainly looks like Mick McCarthy will have to show some great managerial skills if he wants to lead them to promotion next season, as he won’t have too much money available for players and it’s difficult to think which of the current squad they will be able to get big money for.

Unless cup draws prove kind to us it may be a few years until we have another derby after April 26.