Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Man City V Wigan - Kak a load of this!

Man City V Wigan - Kak a load of this!

The big news that I'm sure all have heard is that Kaka might be on his way to Eastlands. It would be nice to see the balance of power go in favour of the blues for once as the dominant force of Manchester but I don't see it happening just yet. If the Blues fail in their bid to sign Kaka, they'll go for another superstar but I just think United will hold out for a little time to come yet.

For me, when Ronaldo goes, because he really is a one of a kind player, then it might affect United because there really aren't too many players that are in Cristiano Ronaldo's league. However, I do think Alex Ferguson is a shrewd operator so he'll have a plan. So the battle for the balance of power has taken a new twist so it'll be good to see who will finally come out on top in years down the line.

Concentrating on the game at Eastlands, Man City have got Robinho De Souza back in their attacking role but he's a player who for me has severely disappointed - I expected really big things from Robinho but although he's done OK and nothing more, he hasn't excelled as expected which, if you compare him to the likes of Wilson Palacios, who has done spectacularly, you'll know what I mean. Palacios might not have got many goals but he brings something to the team Robinho doesn't and when you look at the league table, its hard to argue otherwise.

Of note, Wigan have never lost (touch wood) to Manchester City and I think that run will continue today. Man City are shaky at home and without Wright Phillips, that's going to affect their play and although Robinho is a good player, as has been said with the Kaka saga, one player doesn't make a team at the end of the day and after Wigan's noble effort at Old Trafford, I just think that Wigan can snatch a draw at Eastlands.


Robinho will need to be watched as he is a good player and will no doubt cause problems for the back line but I'm sure they'll have Robinho on their radar, much as I'm sure the City defence will have Emile and Amr on their radars, too.


Can Palacios give us a great show with his potentially last game? I just have a good feeling Wilson could score today.


Man City are a good side, no doubt about it, so why do they under perform? Because although talent in teams is a good thing, its all about gelling and City haven't done that for me yet. In time they may but Wigan do know each other well at the end of the day and they know a point or three would be great to progress up the ladder. Looking at our rivals fixtures, I'm not too concerned about the outcome but I would love Wigan to snatch a win but I think it will be a hard fought draw for Wigan at Eastlands.

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

Date:Saturday January 17 2009
Time: 10:20AM


Come on Latics...lets get them 3 points
17/01/2009 10:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Brighton and Hove Albion

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (0) vs (1) Brighton and Hove Albion, DW Stadium, 22/10/16 3pm Att: 10,430

The Team Sheets - Wigan Athletic v Brighton and Hove Albion

Team news from the DW Stadium ahead of today's game

Latics v Brighton - Big Game Preview

Latics are back at the DW Stadium this afternoon following a very creditable draw on Tuesday away at Leeds, the game extending our unbeaten run to four, which must give us something of a platform to build on as the season is starting to take shape.

Brighton are flying high at the moment, currently 3rd in the Championship with just one away defeat, Newcastle at St James's Park and they have players, especially in attack, of exceptional quality at this level.

In the Brighton team to

Frank's Focus - Around the Championship - Week 13

Frank Ford takes a look at the top and the bottom of the Championship

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)

Man Of The Match v Brighton
Suggested By: Matt McCann
Adam Bogdan1%
Reece Burke0%
Jake Buxton0%
Dan Burn10%
Stephen Warnock0%
Shaun MacDonald10%
David Perkins5%
Max Power2%
Nathan Byrne15%
Michael Jacobs50%
Will Grigg7%
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
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)

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!172
5.Barry W92
6.jeffs right79
Write for Vital Football