Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic - Sunday Reaction 'The Zaki Affect`

Wigan Athletic - Sunday Reaction 'The Zaki Affect`

Latics met Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough yesterday in their latest preseason friendly and came away with an exciting 3-2 victory, the team had a good competitive run out and the new away kit was unveiled.

Significantly though an Egyptian loan signing scored the last goal of the game after coming on as a substitue with 30 minutes remaining, that Egyptian Amr Zaki could well turn out to be the most important player in the clubs history so far.

Zaki is a player with a massive reputation back in Egypt, he is a football superstar in his home land and an international with a fantastic strike rate, if he can carry that strike rate into the Premier League then no doubt the Latics will enjoy their best ever season.

The potential goes much farther than this and it needs the club to act now.

We have three players on board, Zaki and Hondurans Maynor Figueroa and Wilson Palacios who are massive personalities in their native lands and already this site alone has seen a very large increase in activity

We have been told that Wigan Athletic IS the biggest European club in Egypt and Honduras with the interest generated by our wonderful imports, we, the Latics, are now going Global, in a big way.

Wigan Athletic supporters have been increased by millions, when Palacios signed I for one couldn`t believe the interest from Catrachos (Hondurans) in our club but that has been dwarfed by the reaction to the signing of Amr Zaki.

Zaki is, I suppose, the David Beckham of Egypt and we know what the interest is in Becks, the club needs to tap this potential and ensure that Wigan Athletic, the Latics, is a name that flows off the tongue of our Egyptian friends

Yesterday was significant because it was the start of the future, a new chapter in the history of Wigan Athletic and this chapter will be called 'The Zaki Affect`

Vital Latics





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

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



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday August 3 2008
Time: 11:43AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Good read, worbo. I hope he'll be success in the PL. Good luck next season.
Fan of Blues
03/08/2008 11:48:00
0
Cheers Fan of the Blues...isnt it about time you left those pensioners behind and joined our merry band ;)
worbo
03/08/2008 11:53:00
0
No way!!! Chelsea all the way, but now with Zaki on your board, I'm starting to have a soft spot for Wigan. ;)
Fan of Blues
03/08/2008 11:55:00
0
lol I thought you already had a soft spot for us
worbo
03/08/2008 11:56:00
0
Well, it's a bigger spot now. ;)
Fan of Blues
03/08/2008 12:08:00
0
Don't want to be pedantic, but it should be "The Zaki Effect".
sarahp23
03/08/2008 12:59:00
0
No sarah you are not being pedantic but 'Affect' is what I want because it is Psychological rather than physical and therefore affecting the psyche of the club and the minds of football supporters around the world and their perception of Wigan Athletic so, you might be right you know......anyone else share some light on this
worbo
03/08/2008 13:24:00
0
Middle-aged pedant's response: Definitely should be "effect. "Affect" is a verb, so you can affect something, but the noun would be effect - so you could have "an effect" on something. Just to confuse matters further, you can effect something, but that means something completely different. Still who cares, we're all happy about Zaki - and we all hope Barry's right about the effect of the international publicity.
lythamlatic
03/08/2008 15:01:00
0
should be effect but this is a football site not Oxford University Press so who cares?
baskerville
03/08/2008 15:03:00
0
Amr Zaki is our hero..Trust me..He will score amny goals this season..i am sure about that..
mczone
03/08/2008 15:07:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

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