Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic - Bruce Ahead of the Fulham Game

Wigan Athletic - Bruce Ahead of the Fulham Game


Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce signalled tonights game against Fulham as a massive game for both clubs but wants the Latics to show some 'bouncebackability` and get the win that they so desperately need, he told reporters:

'It's a big game for us both. Fulham will have had this one pencilled in their diary a long time ago as an important match.

'This is the start of an important spell for us, with Portsmouth away on Saturday, then Stoke at home the week after.

'For all the pats on the back we've had and the phone calls I've got saying how well we've been doing, we still only have eight points from nine games.

'We are under par in that sense, that for me is never acceptable. A club of our size has to get on level par when it comes to a points per game ratio.

'If you are level par you should be okay, there or there abouts. The attitude we need tonight is that we have to bounce back from the heavy defeat to Aston Villa.

'We had a pretty bad day at the office against a good Villa side, although on reflection, I don't think there were really four goals between us.'


Bruce reckons individual errors cost the Latics in the Villa game and lays blame squarely at the foot of Latics central defender Titus Bramble, he continued:

'We've got to get back to being rock solid in defence. Against Villa and Liverpool we weren't solid, and it's something we've been looking at in training.

'However much work we do, one thing you can't legislate for is individual errors, and we made too many on Sunday.

'For example, the penalty Titus Bramble gave away was a silly error, and it's those we have to try and eradicate from his game.

'Titus has made a really good start to the season, been solid, but that sort of error ruins the good work.

'We're hoping to have Melchiot back in defence. It's that time of year when bugs are flying about.

'Melchiot was wiped out by this virus, Edman is ill too - hopefully no-one else will catch it.

'Against Villa we had Melchiot and Valencia missing, a massive loss down the right-hand side.'


Lets hope that the Latics are bug free tonight and can get that win to get back on track

Vital Latics - Hoping to stay bug free ourselves

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 October 29 2008
Time: 9:25AM

Comments

0
Stay positive Brucie, get them lads fired up
worbo
29/10/2008 09:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

What The Bosses Say - Latics v Oldham Athletic

In the build up to the game both bosses have been speaking to the media, let's take a look at what they have been saying:

The New Pitch Is Down At The DW

Eurika! Cried the head grounds man, the new pitch is laid and nailed down in time for Saturday's battle of the Latics.

A Dry Friday - Time For The PWU Podcast - Muddy Water Blues

Friday afternoon in Wigan, glorious weather, the sun is shinning, the air is still, a great time to sit back and relax with a listen to this weeks Latics podcast

Any Previous? Latics v Oldham Athletic

Down the years there haven't been too many meetings between the two Latics, the first one coming in a League Division 2 encounter back in November 1997

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
Profile
Adam Convery
Profile
Frank Ford
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Sheffield United
Suggested By: Jimmy Crankie
Jussi Jääskeläinen3%
Donervon Daniels2%
Craig Morgan2%
Jason Pearce6%
Chris McCann2%
David Perkins6%
Sam Morsy19%
Max Power4%
Yanic Wildschut48%
Conor McAleny6%
Will Grigg2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bury (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BrickLatic135
2.Moonay98
3.Thorpyness91
4.Whittleblue74
5.hindleymonwafc65
6.Noel Wards Leg62
7.JJ_WAFC37
8.Marksparko30
9.TRUE BELIEVER30
10.GrimReaper8728