UK time is: 10:59:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Alan Hansen On 'Crazy' Zaki Situation

Alan Hansen, pundit for the New Football Pools says Amr Zaki`s sheer lack of professionalism is 'crazy`

'The situation with Amr Zaki at Wigan is a crazy one and what Steve Bruce has publicly stated is completely correct. Steve has shown in the past that he will bend over backwards for his players but if the guy is going to consistently fail to turn up after international duty then enough is enough.

If Steve hadn`t spoken out against the unprofessionalism of Zaki then he risked a lack of respect from his players. There can`t be one rule for one and one for another so the manager has definitely done the right thing in my view. If he turned a blind eye then other players may have started to question Steve`s authority and you can`t have that.

The decision was probably easier for Steve as the Egyptian hasn`t been in the best of form since a blistering start to the season. I was really impressed with his performances at the start of the campaign including his work-rate as he led the scoring charts. However, the lad hasn`t even scored in 2009 so for him to treat the club paying his wages with such disrespect is shocking really. Zaki has been linked with numerous moves to other clubs such as Liverpool, Newcastle, Tottenham and even Real Madrid but some of those potential suitors may not be so keen after Steve`s comments and rightly so. He is supposed to be a professional footballer and is paid well to do so. Whether he is only going to remain at the JJB until the end of the season or longer, he should still show Wigan football club and his manager some respect for giving him a chance in a top league in the the first place.

Steve has done a great job for Wigan and he has shown he`s not a man to be messed with. Zaki may live to regret what can be only seen as a sheer lack of professionalism on his part.'

To visit the New Football Pools - click here where you find the The Classic Pools, Footy 15 and Premier 10 games.




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



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




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

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 6 2009

Time: 6:07PM

Your Comments

Suspicious that his behaviour has gone along with his goalscoring form. Bet you're glad you didn't actually sign him now!
fifthcolumnblue
Suspicious that his behaviour has gone along with his goalscoring form. Bet you're glad you didn't actually sign him now!
fifthcolumnblue
can u ppl stop the judgements for now ? and let's just wait and see what's gonna happen between now and the start of next season .
mr.x
can u ppl stop the judgements for now ? and let's just wait and see what's gonna happen between now and the start of next season .
mr.x
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday November 22 2014)

Latics v Boro Big Game Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)

Brentford v Latics Fixture Time Change (Thursday November 20 2014)

Malky Mackay Appointed New Latics Boss (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Have Your Say At The Latics (Tuesday November 18 2014)

A Message From Boycey To The Fans (Tuesday November 18 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. Whittleblue 196
2. worbo 133
3. scotdave 126
4. hindleymonwafc 114
5. russialatic 114
6. Pauvre Jean 111
7. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 110
8. albert jckson 94
9. Oscarbon 94
10. loudmouthblue 89

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 1 - 1 Middlesbrough
Wigan 3 - 3 Fulham
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan
Bolton 3 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

Rotherham : 23/11/2014 10:09:00
LUFC Leeds Fan View v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 09:19:00
LUFC Redfearn left frustrated
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 09:00:00
Reds In 10m Move For Redmond
Norwich : 23/11/2014 08:50:00
LUFC Redfearn - Penalty decision was a joke
Leeds Utd : 23/11/2014 08:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Todays Game?
Suggested By:  Les Dawson
Latics Win 60%
Boro Win 20%
Draw 20%