Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic 'Best Ever` Goalkeeper

Wigan Athletic 'Best Ever` Goalkeeper

Vital Wigan is currently running the 'Latics Best Ever` series and we are now up to the best ever goalkeeper to have played for Wigan Athletic and there have been many greats down the years.

My own personal favourite is Aussie legend John Filan, he came to the club when we were in Division 2 from Premier League side Blackburn Rovers for a big fee and with a big reputation.

In his time at the Latics Filan earned his fee several times over and surpassed his reputation as an outstanding goalkeeper

Filan was part of the Latics side that rose like a rocket from the lower reaches of the football league to the dizzy heights of the Premier League and when former boss Paul Jewell was asked who had been his best signing whilst in charge at the Latics, without hesitation he replied John Filan.

There have of course been other great keepers to stand between the sticks, Roy Tunks, Mike Pollitt, Nigel Adkins and we have Englands number one Chris Kirkland there at the moment, so a difficult choice, I have made mine now its your turn.

The poll is available for all to vote on and can be found on the right side of this page.

Vital Latics





It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday July 16 2008
Time: 10:14AM

Comments

0
Aussie, Aussie, number one...John Filan
worbo
16/07/2008 10:18:00
0
Got to be Chris Kirkland
marron
16/07/2008 10:44:00
0
Mike Pollit for me as a Chelsea fan!
Adilson
16/07/2008 11:07:00
0
John Filan, Latics legend!
alivenkickin
16/07/2008 12:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Latics2Amsterdam Team Need You

The Latics2Amsterdam team are looking for riders to sign up and join them on the ride of a life time:

Early Team News - Wigan Athletic v Derby County

Dan Burn appears to have recovered from his bout of the galloping trots. Craig Morgan is available and could return to the starting line-up

Yanic Wildschut Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Huddersfield

Yanic was just too hot to handle for the Huddersfield defence, creating one and scoring the other as we ran out 2-1 winners to claim all the points, his display of power, pace

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?
Suggested By: Archie Gemmill
Latics70%
Derby County15%
Draw15%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Thorpyness33
2.Whittleblue27
3.BrickLatic23
4.Get a Grip!23
5.Ihaventaclue22
6.Moonay18
7.hindleymonwafc16
8.scotdave13
9.nottinghamlatic13
10.Barry W12
The Vital Football Members League