UK time is: 06:03:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

What the Bosses Say - Bolton Vs Latics


Following yesterdays game between Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium both managers spoke to the press about what was a great afternoon to be a Latic, lets see what they had to say:

Latics boss Steve Bruce:

"Anyone who has seen us will know it is no fluke we are in the top half of the division

'Our aim is to stay there if we can. There a lot of big clubs down near the bottom so it is great for a side like ours to be punching above our weight.

'Bolton have done it (played in the UEFA Cup), Blackburn have done it. Why can't it be our turn?

'In the calendar year we have taken something like 58-60 points. It is a fantastic achievement from the players but we are not going to get carried away.'


Steve Bruce spoke about star forward Amr Zaki and gave an insight into why he hasn`t appeared as bouncy lately due to fact that his daughter as been unwell, he continued

'The kid has had a tough time. He has a sick child.

'We will continue to try to help him. Thankfully his daughter is now okay and that has put his mind at rest.

'He is getting back to his best and is strong as an ox. He has unbelievable energy levels.

'Amr's ended up with a bit of a lump on his eye but he can stand his corner.'


Talking of lumps, Bruce explained his reason to travel with three goalkeepers and how with hindsight it was a good decision, he continued:

'We travel with three goalkeepers as Chris has a history of injuries although he has gone a year without missing a game.

'I picked Pollitt for his experience and he has come up with the goods. He is such a good lad he was training on the pitch even though he wasn't on the bench.'

Bolton boss Gary Megson:

'You try to be objective as you can but we think the ball was over the line.

'We had what we thought was a legitimate goal turned down but we did not play particularly well.

'A lot of our well-known players did not perform. The best display came from Danny Shittu in terms of defending.

'Maybe tiredness set in during the last 20 minutes but we have to give credit to the opposition as they were really solid.'


Latics thoroughly deserved the victory yesterday and to be honest we were a class above, but like Brucie says lets not get carried away, not just yet

Vital Latics - Seasons Greetings

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







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 29 2008

Time: 10:12AM

Your Comments

Great day and a great 3 points
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Derby County v Wigan Athletic (Saturday October 25 2014)

The Team Sheets - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

Derby v Latics - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 25 2014)

Early Team News - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics (Friday October 24 2014)

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 219
2. loudmouthblue 130
3. russialatic 115
4. Thorpyness 100
5. hindleymonwafc 94
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 69
8. Whittleblue 68
9. Lazysid 61
10. albert jckson 57

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11

Breaking League News

Karanka happy with display
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 23:11:00
Rotherham : 25/10/2014 22:28:00
Honours even between challengers
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 22:06:00
Eight Bar Blues..as Cherries hit record
Bournemouth : 25/10/2014 21:54:00
McClean Double Downs Derby
Derby County : 25/10/2014 21:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Derby
Suggested By:  Burt Bacharach
Scott Carson 1%
James Tavernier 0%
Leon Barnett 0%
Rob Kiernan 0%
Maynor Figueroa 0%
Emyr Huws 0%
Don Cowie 0%
Adam Forshaw 0%
Callum McManaman 0%
Roger Espinoza 33%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%
James McClean 66%