UK time is: 14:41:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wigan Athletic - Why us?

One of the more disturbing aspects to come out of the Premier Leagues 39 game fiasco is the derision of my beloved club Wigan Athletic by so called personalities, journalists and disturbingly supporters of other clubs.

To much of the footballing world we seem to be a joke, why?

Many will say its our support but look at these figures:

Wigan Athletic 20,609 average attendance 2005/06 compare to Notts County 11,133 average attendance 1991/92

There are many other clubs in recent history with a much poorer average attendance in the top flight than us, such as:

Southampton, Oldham Athletic, Crystal Palace, QPR, Bradford City, Barnsley, Swindon Town, Luton Town and Wimbledon to name but a few.

Here are two attendances from the 1991/92 season of 'top flight` football:

Luton Town Vs Sheff Wed attendance 9,401

QPR Vs Sheff Wed attendance 12,990

These games were found without any deep research just a google type of attendances English Prem 1991/92

I know that there have been many lower attendances than theses in recent years and none featuring Wigan Athletic but some featuring 'big` clubs such as Chelsea.

I read comments made in the week by Newcastle United supporters slating the Latics, come on, now there is a joke club if you ever wanted one, what have the Geordies ever achieved?

Up until recent years they could not fill their ground and now they are acting like they are the new Manchester City and its become fashionable for them to be 'all hard done by`.

Well Geordie boys the Premiership would be a better place without your big time Charlies; let me tell you the football world owes you nothing, earn it, relegation and a bit of humble pie would do you a world of good.

Bernie Ecclestone, who? Says Wigan in Singapore? What are you going on about idiot?

Ecclestone jumped on the sleeping giant of Queens Park Rangers, the team that should have won the league once, but didn`t, have they achieved anything else, nope didn`t think so and what is Ecclestone in all this for? Wait and see; prime land at Loftus Road.

The majority of English Football is made up of clubs like the Latics, town clubs supported primarily by people who live there and generations of the same family going to games together.

Wigan Athletic are now a Premier League club, earned by winning games and climbing the ladder that is the English league system, we are new to the top flight but still as said it has been earned.

The Wigan fan base is now growing, this site has members from New Zealand and Australia, North, Central and South America, Asia and Europe as well as parts of the UK that have no connection with Wigan apart from the love of the Latics.

The 39th game is wrong, it smacks of greed, selfishness and contempt, but as long as the little guys like the Latics keep getting knocked the Premier League will think they can get away with what they like, just ask Sheffield United.

Join Vital Wigan and be apart of the fastest growing Latics fans web site on the net.

News, views and debates its all here.

We are a Latics fans site run by the fans for the fans, what are you waiting for sign up and join in

It`s free, quick and carries no obligation whatsoever.

Have your say on the Latics Speyk forum

Participate in the polls and the Vital Fantasy League

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved

Click here for the Latics Speyk forum




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 16 2008

Time: 11:10AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
A rant I know but cant believe the negativity surrounding the Latics this week and we've done nothing. 39 game plan is ridiculous, I dont think it will come about but there is an insight there as to where the Prem big boys want to take things and a World league may be functional in 10 - 15 years
worbo
Report Abuse
16/02/2008 11:18:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

12th Man - A Strange Season So Far (Friday March 27 2015)

PWU Latics Podcast - People Hold On (Wednesday March 25 2015)

PWU Latics Podcast - People Hold On (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Latics 1 Bolton 1 - Curses! (Sunday March 22 2015)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 220
2. Whittleblue 168
3. Lardtaster 137
4. Moonay 119
5. russialatic 117
6. Martinez1986 103
7. Oscarbon 92
8. hindleymonwafc 90
9. Danny_de_Zeeuw16 82
10. scotdave 81

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44
19. Reading 38 12 8 18 -19 44
20. Fulham 39 12 7 20 -18 43
21. Rotherham 39 9 13 17 -20 40
22. Wigan 39 8 11 20 -17 35
23. Millwall 39 7 12 20 -31 33
24. Blackpool 39 4 11 24 -48 23

Breaking League News

Frank's Focus - Marc-Antoine Fortune
Wigan : 29/03/2015 14:40:00
Jack O'Connell Returns From League 1 Loan
Brentford : 29/03/2015 12:09:00
Leeds Loan Watch - Ajose and Crewe cause a shock
Leeds Utd : 29/03/2015 10:12:01
Young Leeds striker crashes out of competition
Leeds Utd : 29/03/2015 09:00:00
LUFC On This Day - March 29th
Leeds Utd : 29/03/2015 07:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If relegated how long will it be before the Latics gain promotion back to the Championship?
Suggested By:  Lardtaster
Straight Back 92%
Two Seasons 0%
Three Seasons 0%
More The Three 0%
We Won't Be COming Back! 8%