Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What the bosses said Villa Vs Latics

What the bosses said Villa Vs Latics

The game at Villa Park didnt turn out the way that most people had forecast.

Villa charging for Europe, the Latics hoping to secure a place in the Premier League for a fourth year, most said Villa win or maybe a lucky draw.

Didnt quite turn out that way though, lets see what the bosses, Villas Martin O'Neill and Latics' Steve Bruce had to say about the game:

Villa boss Martin O'Neill

'It would be hard to explain why we were so flat for so long"

'We had been coming into the game with loads of confidence and playing brilliantly of late.

'I can understand the first 15 or 20 minutes being a bit tentative. After that I thought we would settle down and get into a bit of fluency but it never materialised.

'The goals put us on the back foot and the second really deflated us.

'We had this opportunity to put pressure on Everton for the UEFA Cup spot. The crowds have been fantastic and have been used to better fare than that.'

Latics boss Steve Bruce

'It's as good as I've ever done in management, in terms of where we were going into the Blackburn game in mid-December with nine points.

'To get 31 points since the turn of the year is fantastic for the players.

'I'm delighted we've managed to do it and do it in some style against Villa who have been playing well.

'I'm sure the fans are delighted seeing a little town like Wigan year after year staying in the Premier League.'

What a season we've had and now its your turn to do your bit and vote for the player of the season.

Just two days left before the poll closes, follow the link below and make your choice.

Vote for YOUR Latics player of the season right here on Vital Wigan

To vote just click here

You will need to be a member of Vital Wigan to take part in the vote, if you are not already a member then you can join up quick and easy plus its totally free

It's easy to register , simply click the link



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday May 4 2008
Time: 11:47AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Finishing the season with a flourish and on a high
worbo
04/05/2008 11:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Latics v Liverpool Preseason Fixture Date Announced

Latics have announced four fixtures as part of their preseason preparations. The plum fixture is undoubtedly Europa League beaten finalists Liverpool

Will Grigg League One Player Of The Season And On Fire!

Latics striker Will Grigg, the man who is 'on fire' has been voted the PFA Fan's League One Player Of The Season

The Low After The High - Bring On The Friendlies!

This really is a dead period for all us Latics loving and football craving people. The season finished on an absolute high with the title held aloft

Wigan - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

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)

Man Of The Match v Barnsley
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Lee Nicholls17%
Donervon Daniels2%
Craig Morgan1%
Jason Pearce1%
Stephen Warnock0%
David Perkins4%
Max Power1%
Chris McCann1%
Yanic Wildschut47%
Michael Jacobs1%
Will Grigg21%
Reece Wabara2%
Ryan Colclough2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay292
2.Whittleblue286
3.BrickLatic208
4.Thorpyness161
5.Noel Wards Leg94
6.Ihaventaclue90
7.hindleymonwafc89
8.TRUE BELIEVER71
9.Jonny_SuffolkLatic62
10.Barry W58