Date:Friday October 30 2009
Respected Spanish journalist Guilleme Balague reckons Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has fallen foul of the press` obsession with creating a war of words between Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson and his Liverpool counterpart Rafa Benitez.
Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, Martinez had given an interview on the Latics amd English football in general, now Balague explains that Spains press have a far more relaxed approach when it comes to writing up interviews and says that they will attribute comments that were never said.
In his column in the Daily Mirror Sky commentator Balague questions the motives behind and the reasons for the misquotes, Balague explains: "Roberto has been the victim of the more 'relaxed` approach the Spanish press sometimes has of transcribing interviews - and unfortunately, things Martinez never even said have been attributed to him. Does anyone really believe, for a moment, that Martinez said Sam Allardyce thinks he is destined to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at United?"
Now Guilleme Balague believes that the Latics boss may have been caught up in something a little more sinister has the press both in Spain and the UK have jumped on the comments and stirred up the already war of words into a sort of Spain Vs the UK, Balague says: "We all know why Martinez` comments were mis-represented and elaborated upon: it is all part of a trend to generate controversy between Rafa Benitez and the United manager.
"The idea that the pair of them are at war sells newspapers, and if people can create the illusion that the British and Spanish are taking up opposing sides: even better.
All`s fair in love and war, as Roberto has unwittingly found out after being represented as a Benitez foot soldier."
We know the press can be misleading lets hope that Roberto stays guarded in future.
The full Guilleme Balague article in the Mirror can be accessed here
3 for £30
Get down to the ticket office and get your tickets bought, lets get behind the lads
Call the ticket office on 0871 66 33 552 or see Latics.tv for full details
You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:
Date:Friday October 30 2009
The Supporters Summit - Wigan (Friday July 3 2015)
Andy Delort Leaves The Latics For Caen (Thursday July 2 2015)
Latics Linked With Hal Robson-Kanu (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Oriol Riera Leaves The Latics For Deportivo (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Latics Have Bid Accepted For Nadir Ciftci (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Donervon Daniels Joins The Latics From WBA (Tuesday June 30 2015)
Latics Showing Interest In Matt Derbyshire? (Tuesday June 30 2015)
Barbados And Boycey Out Of World Cup (Tuesday June 30 2015)
Sami Odelusi Wings His Way To The DW Stadium (Monday June 29 2015)
Welcome On Board Part 2 - Wigan Athletic (Sunday June 28 2015)
|6.||Noel Wards Leg||5|
|19. Sheff Utd||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|DRFC Released midfielder joins Blackburn on trial
» Doncaster : 05/07/2015 08:00:00
|Strikers Join In Pre-Season Training
» Port Vale : 04/07/2015 18:51:01
|Kidderminster Friendly Arranged
» Shrewsbury : 04/07/2015 16:04:00
|McNulty Pleased With Tenerife Timing
» Rochdale : 04/07/2015 15:59:00
|Pragmatic Mowbray Seeks Spurs Link
» Coventry : 04/07/2015 14:00:01