Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic - Busy Day in the Departure Lounge

Wigan Athletic - Busy Day in the Departure Lounge

Dead line day passes and Wigan Athletic are three players lighter, Rachid Bouaouzan goes to NEC Nijmegen on a season long loan, Carlo Nash is sold to Everton and Antoine Sibierski is sent on loan to Norwich for three months.

Latics failure to bring in a new forward meant that Henri Camara`s proposed move to Stoke City didn`t go through and we have now got a squad that will take us through till January at least.

Although the players who have left were fringe players it has left us a little lightweight in certain areas, up front we have lost both Sibierski and Marlon King in the last three weeks and surprisingly we have only two keepers with first team experience at the club.

I say surprisingly because Carlo Nash to Everton, now honestly who saw that one coming.

There were some big deals yesterday, none more so than Robinho moving from Real Madrid to Manchester City for £32.5 million, is he that good? Well we will be able to find out very soon, City are at the JJB on the 28th of this month.

Manchester United finally got their man with Berbatov signing in at Old Trafford and Latics target Fraizer Campbell going to Spurs on loan as part of the deal.

For those who were in a space capsule yesterday here is a breakdown of all the major transfers from deadline day:

Dimitar Berbatov - Spurs to Manchester United (£30.75m)

Robinho - Real Madrid to Manchester City (£32.5m)

Frazier Campbell - Manchester United to Spurs (1-year loan)

Xisco - Deportivo La Coruna to Newcastle (Undisclosed fee)

Michael Tonge - Sheffield United to Stoke (Undisclosed fee)

Tom Soares - Crystal Palace to Stoke (Undisclosed fee)

Martin Cranie - Portsmouth to Charlton (1-year loan)

George Friend - Exeter to Wolves (undisclosed fee)

Antoine Sibierski - Wigan to Norwich (loan)

Stephen Elliot - Wolves to Preston (undisclosed fee)

Julian Gray - Coventry to Fulham (1-year loan)

Daniel Cousin - Rangers to Hull (undisclosed fee)

Danny Higginbotham - Sunderland to Stoke (undisclosed fee)

Goerge McCartney - West Ham to Sunderland (undisclosed fee)

Albert Riera - Espanyol to Liverpool (undisclosed fee)

Roman Pavlyuchenko - Spartak Moscow to Spurs (£15m)

Vedran Corluka - Manchester City to Spurs (£8.5m)

Nadir Belhadj - Lens to Portsmouth (1-year loan with option to make permanent)

Vito Flora - Botafogo to Liverpool (free)

Nacho Gonzalez - Valencia to Newcastle (1-year loan)

Blerim Dzemaili - Bolton to Torino (1-year loan)

Louis Saha - Manchester United to Everton (unidsclosed fee)

Tyrone Mears - Derby to Marseilles (1-year loan)

John Akinde - Ebbsfleet United to Bristol City (£140k)

Jon Parkin - Stoke to Preston (fee TBC)

Gabriel Zakuani - Fulham to Peterborough (loan)

Rachid Bouaouzan - Wigan to NEC Nijmegan (loan)

Peter Gulacsi - MTK Hungaria to LIverpool (fee TBC)

Jon Stead - Sheffield United to Ipswich (3-month loan)

Viktor Unnar Illugason - Reading to Eastbourne Borough (1-month loan)

Steve Finnan - Liverpool to Espanyol (undisclosed fee)

Andriy Voronin - Liverpool to Hertha Berlin (1-year loan)

Omar Garcia - Athletic Bilbao to Rotherham (free)

Romain Gasmi - RC Strasbourg to Southampton (loan)

Miguel Angel Llera - unattached to MK Dons (free)

Karleigh Osborne - Brentford to Oxford Utd (loan)

Javan Vidal - Man City to Grimsby (loan)

Andy Williams - Bristol Rovers to Hereford (loan)

Ryan Donk - AZ Alkmaar to West Brom (1-year loan with option to make permanent)

Mark Bunn - Northampton to Blackburn (undisclosed fee)

Collins John - Fulham to NEC Nijmegan (free)

Sone Aluko - Birmingham to Aberdeen (undisclosed fee)

Souleymane Bamba - Dunfermline to Hibernian (undisclosed fee)

Liam Harwood - Carshalton to Bristol Rovers (undisclosed fee)

Jason Shackell - Norwich to Wolves (undisclosed fee)

Dan Wordsworth - Carlisle to Kendal Town (loan)

Steven Thompson - Cardiff to Burnley (undisclosed fee)

Jonathan Grounds - Middlesbrough to Norwich (loan)

Derek Riordan - Celtic to Hibernian (undisclosed fee)

Souleymane Bamba - Dunfermline to Hibernian (undisclosed fee)

John Brayford - Burton to Crewe (undisclosed fee)

Peter Bore - Grimsby to York City (loan)

Nicolas Marin - Lorient to Plymouth (loan)

Scott Mitchell - Rushden & Diamonds to King's Lynn (loan)

John O'Flynn - Cork City to Barnet (free)

Martin Canning - Hibernian to Hamilton (free)

Lloyd Owusu - Yeovil to Cheltenham (free)

Keith Lowe - unattached to Kidderminster (one-year contract)

Carlo Nash - Wigan to Everton (undisclosed)

Matt Harold - Southend to Wycombe (undisclosed fee)

Alan Gow - Rangers to Blackpool (loan)

Peggy Lokando - Southend to Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)

Matt Hill - Preston to Wolves (undisclosed fee)

Vital Latics

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

Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday September 2 2008
Time: 7:24AM


A few sneaky ones in there, didnt realise Michael Tonge had moved from Sheff U to Stoke, and Berbatov to Man U, where did that come from? lol
02/09/2008 07:28:00
You should just about have enough to survive & of course it all goes mad again in January!
02/09/2008 10:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Any Previous? - Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic

The Latics travel to South Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City for a bottom of the table Championship game.

Michael Jacobs Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Brighton

Michael Jacobs has been voted the Vital Latics man of the match for his performance in last Saturday's defeat against Brighton at the DW Stadium

PWU Latics Podcast - Gary Caldwell Sacked!

The big news this week is Latics boss Gary Caldwell getting the chop after a poor start to the new campaign, just 2 wins in the first 14 games was enough for Sharpey to wield the axe

After Game Player Interviews Explained

Scientific researchers have discovered that a tendency for professional footballers to overuse the words 'um' 'ah' and 'err' in post game press interviews...

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners?
Suggested By: Vinny Tan
Cardiff City53%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

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

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 28 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

2.Get a Grip!307
5.Barry W115
7.jeffs right84
The Vital Football Members League