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Deja Vu as Latics cancel press conference

On that occasion, a dispute over a loyalty bonus demanded by Birmingham, resulted in Wigan postponing a packed press conference, claiming that they hadn't been aware of this bonus until late in the day.

This time is appears Swansea are demanding compensation for the contracted backroom staff, that Martinez wishes to bring with him.

Brenda Spencer stated that they were only made aware of this last night and had tried to contact the Swansea chairman without success. As a consequence, the announcement of Martinez's appointment is postponed until the problem is resolved.

This is the second time in 18 months, that Wigan have been embarassed in front of the world's media and the lack of preparation in sorting through potential obstacles raises questions about the professionaism of the club.

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Writer: Baskerville Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 11 2009

Time: 2:49PM

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how can the club be so amateurish to not check all the details fo a managers signing...TWICE IN 18 MONTHS!!!!!
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11/06/2009 14:52:00

Is it really that big a deal? We will get Martinez.
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11/06/2009 15:26:00

its symptomatic of the amateurism of the club.. if we want to sell ourselves to players this isn't the way to go about it
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11/06/2009 15:31:00

Well when you put it that way...
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11/06/2009 16:03:00

Sorry, but I don't think Brenda Spencer is up to the job. She just doesn't come across very professional. And that bloody accent, oh my god. Is it a wonder there is always a hickup with Wigan Ath, I bet they are biting their lips on the other side of the negotiation table.
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