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Chris Kirkland Latics Best Ever Keeper

Vital Wigan pollsters have put current Wigan Athletic keeper Chris Kirkland as the best ever at the club gaining twice as many votes as second placed John Filan.

The former Liverpool, West Brom and Coventry keeper initially joined the Latics on loan from Liverpool but it was soon clear that he was something special and then manager Paul Jewell acted quickly to get the big shot stopper signed permanently in a 2.5 million deal.

Kirkie was immense last season and won lots of accolades at the clubs player of the year awards with chairman Dave Whelan claiming that Kirkie is the best keeper in Europe, few would disagree.

For the record - Chris Kirkland 53%, John Filan 21%, Mike Pollitt 8%

Well done Kirkie

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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 17 2008

Time: 11:25AM

Your Comments

Well done to the big fella and good to see him have an injury free run (touch wood)
worbo
"with chairman Dave Whelan claiming that Kirkie is the best keeper in Europe, few would disagree"................... I'm sorry, but unless by few, you mean anyone who's not a Wigan supporter, then you are sorely mistaken. He's not even England's number 1 and we didn't even qualify for the Euro's!! Dave Whelan is easily one of the biggest idiots in the footballing world. His opinion means as much as David Pleat's.
Toffee Joe
Thanks for that Toffee Joe we have our idiot and you have Bill Kenwright, what can we do ;)
worbo
Touche!! But seriously though, you can't agree with him on that one surely?!! Kirkland? Best in Europe?!!
Toffee Joe
Maybe not best in Europe, but his performances for us are one of the chief reasons we survived last season. I personally never saw him make a mistake (though admittedly that is a more limited sample than some). I didn't see a better English keeper last season.
lythamlatic
Fair enough, but that's like saying "I didn't see a better murder than that all year"! English goal keeping is on it's arse at the moment. As an England fan I hope Kirkland does go on to become a world beater. But at the moment, I find it very hard to agree with Mr Whelan's comments.
Toffee Joe
 

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