Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

German 'Wigan' after Benitez

German 'Wigan' after Benitez

Hoffenheim's rise through the German leagues is even more remarkable than the Latics.

In the early 90's, Wigan were in the 3rd and 4th tiers of football in England, whilst Hoffenheim were an amateur club in the 8th of German football. Thats the equivalent of, say Ossett Albion of the Unibond league North attaining Premier League status.

Hoffenheim, spent only one season in the second tier of German football and finished second,earning automatic promotion to the Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim are currently second in the Bundesliga, on goal difference from the leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

It is to be hoped that Benitez's friendship with Valencia, plus the prospect of playing in the Premier League will entice Benitez to Wigan.



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

Writer:Baskerville
Date:Wednesday November 19 2008
Time: 9:31PM

Comments

0
As 1899 are my adoptive local team i feel i should comment :o) A quick look on a couple of german forums suggests that the general consensus with Hoffenheim's fans is that they should concentrate on bolstering their defence. Though their current strikers may well soon be poached; we were even linked to one of them not so long back! HOWEVER, this guy is apparently out injured for a few months so splashing the cash on him may not be the best move in the short term for us anyway.
paul41
19/11/2008 23:15:00
0
i've watched a few ecuador games (just to see valencia) and i have noticed their two front men including benitez, but not really for good reasons. no pace, no touch, can't shoot. i'm sure they will be brilliant at wigan. NOT!!
wafc1991
20/11/2008 11:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 19/10/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Stats: Gillingham FC v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Gillingham FC (1) vs (1) Wigan Athletic , Priestfield stadium , 17/10/2017 Att: 4,705

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

Safe Standing's About To Be Real

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Rodenby
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile
Kieran Makin
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Latics win League One this season?
Suggested By: Paul Cook
Yes52%
No29%
Too early to say19%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truelatic4eva113
2.Moonay106
3.Lord of the pies102
4.Get a Grip!93
5.TRUE BELIEVER67
6.walgarthjohn53
7.Kenny Morris53
8.Martinez198651
9.hindleymonwafc50
10.NYC_LATICS40
Write for Vital Football