Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What The Bosses Said - Villa Vs Latics

What The Bosses Said - Villa Vs Latics

Following yesterdats game at Villa Park between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic both bosses, Roberto Martinez and Martin O`Neill spoke to the press about the game, lets see what they had to say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'It hasn't been the easiest of weeks having lost players going on international duty, but it's games like this where you really see the players' character and today's performance was a great sign of where we're going'

'The fans were great, got behind us from the very first second and I'm happy for them because they deserved that.

'Yes the results are what you need at the end of the end and what dictate where you end up, but today was about the performance and how we put into practice the things we've been trying to do in training.

'I count Aston Villa as a top-six club, with a great pre-season behind them and I thought our players approached the game and handled it in a fantastic way, and I'm proud of them.

'We need to keep improving and growing as a club, together with the fans because they're special at this club.

Speaking about the two goal hero`s Martinez revealed that the Latics owed a debt to Colombia who allowed Hugo Rodallega to stay at Wigan rather than go to New York for a friendly and that he was delighted with Jason Koumas` attitude.

'We have to thank the Colombian Football Federation to be fair. Hugo was due to travel to New York to take part in a friendly for Colombia but was able to stay back and prepare for today.

'I don't think you would have seen the same player had he gone and played in that international. From the first minute he looked fresh, confident and when he's in that mood he's a joy to watch.

'As for Jason, we all know the quality he's got, he's a unique talent. We need him to produce that kind of magic he showed today because when he does he's unstoppable. He's worked hard and his approach to training has been fantastic and he got the rewards today.

'Right now everyone wants to show what they can do and stake a claim for being in the team, and I love those kinds of problems.'

To watch the Martinez interview click here

Villa boss Martin O`Neill

'After the initial 15 minutes, we were second best all afternoon.

'You can analyse everything but at the end of it all I thought we looked tired, which was a wee bit of a surprise considering we've had a pretty decent pre-season.

'We've been beaten when we should have been ready to go, and it was very disappointing indeed.'

To watch the O`Neill interview click here

Bookmark and Share

You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:

[br]Powered by

Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site

Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

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

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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday August 16 2009
Time: 11:33AM


Get in....Roberto is just so professional and this is going to be a good season
16/08/2009 11:36:00
I hope you have good season, Martinez seems to be going about things in the right manner, well played yesterday, got right what we got wrong, like passing to each other and directness up front, shooting early and even at the goal
16/08/2009 12:20:00
You guys deserved the result no doubt about it, But it was unexpected, if we played Sidwell and Reo Coker in a 4,5,1 with Carew upfront i think things could of been different atleast it would of given you guys a challenge, I hope you all the best for the new season ahead but don't expect teams to roll over like we did, you wasn't fantastic we was just very poor.
Villa 4 Ever
16/08/2009 12:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

PWU Latics Podcast - Gary Caldwell Sacked!

The big news this week is Latics boss Gary Caldwell getting the chop after a poor start to the new campaign, just 2 wins in the first 14 games was enough for Sharpey to wield the axe

After Game Player Interviews Explained

Scientific researchers have discovered that a tendency for professional footballers to overuse the words 'um' 'ah' and 'err' in post game press interviews...

Gary Caldwell Sacked!

Wigan Athletic have announced the departure of first team boss Gary Caldwell just 6 months after lifting the League One title

Shane Duffy Sends Strange Tweet To PWU Man Adam

Brighton's former Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy is once again showing his seemingly dislike for the Latics via his twitter account

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 Bogdan13%
Reece Burke1%
Jake Buxton1%
Dan Burn15%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald14%
David Perkins3%
Max Power3%
Nathan Byrne8%
Michael Jacobs38%
Will Grigg3%
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
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

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!268
5.Barry W113
7.jeffs right82
The Vital Football Members League