Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Rode Their Luck

Wigan Rode Their Luck

Paul Jewell has admitted that his team rode their luck in their 1-0 victory against Fulham at the weekend.

In an honest assessment he told the official site:

'We didn't play well, we were fortunate first half, it could have gone either way in the first fifteen minutes, but we've rode our luck. We came back into it a little bit and in the second half on balance we had better chances. They will feel aggrieved because when you have so many good chances like that you've got to take them and they didn't and no doubt there will be some moaning about the referee. But it happens every week in the Premiership. Whoever we play the referee's always biased towards Wigan, it's great!'
Adding

'We knew we were fortunate in the first half, I couldn't wait to get them in at half time because we needed to sort one or two things out. In the second half we got a bit tighter on them, but it looked like it was going to be 0-0. They've got Diop, two big centre backs, and they've got Collins John, and we've got a small team. We've had to fight like Trojans in the second half to stand up to the physical presence of Fulham. We were missing three strikers out of our team, and we won the game and I think the players deserve a bit of credit.'

Jewell also said about the argument between Arjan de Zeeuw and Jimmy Bullard: 'I don't mind that. That shows they care. Just as long as it does not fester or simmer, and it hasn't, then it is OK - and there's nothing like a victory for putting something like that to bed.'

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday October 31 2005
Time: 3:26PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Conor Benn Wins on Points

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Dan's Big Game Report - Preston 1 Latics 0

''Oh, it was great fun heading down to Preston in the caravan each year - I loved the amusement arcades filled with barely functional Out Run cabinets missing their acceleration buttons. But

Video Highlights - Preston North End 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Video highlights from Latics defeat away at Preston:

Audio - Caldwell On Preston Defeat

Gary Caldwell speaks to the media on defeat at Preston:

Stats: Preston North End v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Preston North End (1) vs (0) Wigan Athletic, Deepdale, 23/09/16 7:45pm Att: 13,077

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners On Friday?
Suggested By: Tommy Doc
Latics58%
Preston North End35%
Draw7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!212
2.Moonay145
3.Barry W114
4.Whittleblue79
5.scotdave73
6.hindleymonwafc53
7.nottinghamlatic49
8.TRUE BELIEVER49
9.Ihaventaclue47
10.walgarthjohn37