Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday April 15 2008
Some local newspapers and indeed some fans sites that should know better have gone for the sensational headline 'Does the town deserve a Premier League team?` off the back of an interview with the Wigan Athletic Chairman Dave Whelan.
Following what was a sensational result last night at Chelsea and with Premier League all but guaranteed for another season the towns newspapers should be rejoicing instead of printing drivel to create sensational headlines.
The Wigan Observer carried the interview with Mr Whelan and they have the audio of it on their web site for all to listen to; at no point does Dave Whelan say that the town doesn`t deserve a Premier League club.
What he does say is that he is disappointed that only 18,000 turned up for the Birmingham game and he does say that he is prepared to give Steve Bruce money to bring in players.
It is extremely disappointing to find the local rag (yep that`s you Oby) and some fans sites putting out this stuff on a day when we should all be celebrating, lets get behind the team and lets get the town buzzing with what we have in place.
All the frenzy over the size of gates at the Latics is bad enough when the nationals are doing it but when the locals and so called supporter web sites have a dig as well and miss quote the chairman along the way it makes you wonder what the motives are.
The gates will come, the fan base is increasing after a rapid rise its now growing at a more steady pace, this was shown in a Vital Wigan article early this season, an article that somehow ended up in the Wigan Observer? So they should know that attendances are growing.
We had a good start to the season and it appears we are going to have a good end so please lets get behind the club and stop all this crowds rubbish.
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
Date:Tuesday April 15 2008
Chris McCann Voted Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Burton (Friday November 27 2015)
Early Team News - Southend United v Latics (Friday November 27 2015)
Southend United v Latics - Big Game Preview (Friday November 27 2015)
What The Bosses Say - Southend v Latics (Friday November 27 2015)
Sam Cosgrove Joins Chorley On Month Loan Deal (Friday November 27 2015)
12th Man - It's How We Respond That Counts (Friday November 27 2015)
Latics Youngster Moves To Wrexham On Loan (Thursday November 26 2015)
Any Previous? Southend United v Latics (Thursday November 26 2015)
Meet The Ref - Southend United v Latics - Keith Stroud (Thursday November 26 2015)
Dan's Big Game Report - Latics 0 Burton 1 (Wednesday November 25 2015)
|Davis must decide on striker
» Crewe : 27/11/2015 22:46:01
|Chris McCann Voted Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Burton
» Wigan : 27/11/2015 22:46:01
|Early Team News - Southend United v Latics
» Wigan : 27/11/2015 22:35:00
|Southend United v Latics - Big Game Preview
» Wigan : 27/11/2015 22:26:00
|Local Derby The Biggest Game Of The Season
» Blackpool : 27/11/2015 19:01:00