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Latics dream of Europe

Latics dream of Europe

Wigan Athletic stand an excellent chance of making the Uefa Cup next season by qualifying through the 'Fair Play` league

Latics boss Steve Bruce is thrilled by the idea and told the Daily Mirror:

'We would take a team into Europe if we can; it's what you're in it for.'

Latics are currently in 7th spot in the table and of the six teams ahead of them only Manchester City in 6th place won`t be involved in European football next season

This is a real chance for the Latics to progress and to bring European football to the town would be fantastic

How it works:

At the end of the season, the highest-placed Premiership side who have not already qualified for the Champions League or UEFA Cup will go into a draw with other eligible European sides.

The country who top UEFA's Fair Play League gain automatic entry for their representative in the UEFA Cup.

The Fair Play League is judged on a number of UEFA-set criteria including positive play plus the attitude of spectators, players and coaches towards opponents and officials

From a maximum of 10 points, one point is deducted from a club's score for each yellow card and three for a red.

Positive play carries a maximum of 10 points while respect of opponents, respect of match officials, the behaviour of team officials and behaviour of the crowd can earn a maximum of five points each.

So a total of 40 points are up for grabs by each team.

There you have it, with discipline from the players, constraint from Brucie and good behaviour from us fans the Latics could well taste European glory next season.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday March 15 2008
Time: 11:30AM

Comments

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Latics in Europe, now that would be little Wigan taking the *****
worbo
15/03/2008 11:33:00
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Fair Play League - what a feckin travesty!
merlin
15/03/2008 11:42:00
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You would say that merlin with your lot down in 15th spot!!! Nasty, nasty Chelsea! never thought Id say that. We'll take what ever we can get
worbo
15/03/2008 11:47:00
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Wigan Athletic taking on the (second) best bunch in Europe. Bloomin heck!
Aamir
15/03/2008 13:46:00
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Wigan are no longer minnows, look out world here we come!!!!!
Sprayzen
15/03/2008 15:50:00
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