Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Bruce Cant Wait to Get Boro Out the System

Bruce Cant Wait to Get Boro Out the System

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce isn`t liking the international break following the defeat by Middlesbrough at the JJB last week, its giving him too long a period to agonise over the result, he told reporters:

'I've got to admit it was agony losing to Middlesbrough last week - it's never nice suffering a defeat and having two weeks to mull over it.

'I can't hide the fact that the performance was good against Boro, but we've all been there, sometimes in football you don't get what you deserve. Boro were probably thinking the same thing happened to them the week before against West Bromwich Albion."


Bruce believes that the Latics could and should have won the game and one reason why they didn`t was not pressing home the advantage when we were well on top in the first half, Bruce said:

'We needed to score in the first half when we were playing well. Had we done that, the game would have had a different complexion.

'They would have had to come out and attack us more, whereas they set their stall out against us and played one up front

'I suppose it's testimony to us that teams have started to do that"


Looking ahead to Latics next game at Anfield against Liverpool Bruce is worrying about what state his squad will be in following the current round of international matches and he is hoping that they will all arrive home to the JJB safe and sound without any injuries, he continued:

'Now it's a case of keeping our fingers crossed that we get everyone back in one piece from international duty.

'These international breaks always worry me. I won't see most of the players until Thursday, some of them only on Friday.

'We've not got the easiest of matches next, Liverpool away... they say there are no easy games in the Premier League, and this one certainly isn't.'


What a way to get the Boro defeat out of the system with a win at Liverpool, bring it on.

Vital Latics - Being positive

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:Saturday October 11 2008
Time: 2:08PM

Comments

0
Lets hope that they all return back without any injuries, and Hendry Thomas just might come along with his work permit ;)
worbo
11/10/2008 14:11:00
0
Liverpool away isn't the sort of game to bounce back at
baskerville
11/10/2008 14:16:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Video Highlights - Burton Albion 0 Wigan Athletic 2

All the action, well not all, but some of the action and the goals from yesterday's away win at Burton, starring Callum Connelly.

Dan's Big Game Report - Burton 0 Latics 2

Alright, so despite the hammyteur Twitter meteorologists' predictions, it never did snow in Burton upon Trent today.

But on Friday morning, the Met Office (presumably a wild new joint venture of the Metro newspaper and the Post Office) issued 'yellow warnings' of ice in Staffordshire. From this we can only assume that the county`s dog walkers embarked upon an unprecedented mass figure skating session producing gold medals you certainly don't want in your hands.

Oh, disregard

Audio - Callum Connelly Speaking After His Debut Double

Debut boy Callum Connelly comes in on loan from Everton and bangs 2 goals in a 0-2 away win at Burton, check out his interview with Paul Rowley at BBC Radio Manchester:

Audio - Warren Joyce On Away Win At Burton

Latics manager Warren Joyce reflects on the Latics' two goals to nil away win at Burton.

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 Burton
Suggested By: Gordon Honeycomb
Jakob Haugaard2%
Callum Connelly36%
Jake Buxton1%
Dan Burn11%
Stephen Warnock3%
Shaun MacDonald0%
Max Power8%
Sam Morsy34%
Michael Jacobs2%
Yanic Wildschut2%
Will Grigg1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
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)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
FA Cup
Feb 3 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 7 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!154
2.dwdan116
3.Moonay115
4.BrickLatic95
5.hindleymonwafc93
6.king_dezeeuw0688
7.truelatic4eva86
8.Barry W75
9.nottinghamlatic74
10.Ihaventaclue66
The Vital Football Members League