Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic - Martinez Looks Ahead to Fulham

Wigan Athletic - Martinez Looks Ahead to Fulham


Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is hopeful that his Latics side can learn from what he terms 'a painful lesson` following the defeat at Portsmouth last week as he prepares his side for Sundays game with fellow mid-tablers Fulham.

Martinez is pleased to be back home after two weeks out on the road and feels the atmosphere generated by the fans at the DW Stadium can motivate the players to get the right result and says that the chemistry is special.

Home form will be essential to Latics success this season, a point not lost on the boss and he says that they feel that they can beat anyone on home turf, Martinez says: 'We have looked very strong for the most part at home this season, and we need to make sure we carry on showing that.

'We need to show the right attitude and the right focus to get a good result.

'We also need to make sure we learn from the painful lesson of last week.'

'It will be a big boost for us to be back at the DW, because every time we have played at home this season we have managed to generate a real chemistry with the fans.

'That gives us real belief and a feeling that we can beat anyone, and we have shown that many times so far.

'Home matches are a great opportunity to get together as a club, especially when you are looking to bounce back after a disappointing performance.

'You need the warmth of the fans to help you get back to your best - but we know Fulham will be a difficult proposition.'


Although last weekends defeat was a blow the manner of the defeat will trouble the Latics boss more than the loss of points, Martinez is striving for his players to achieve high levels of performances in all their games and at Portsmouth the team fell way short of this.

Martinez is hoping that the Latics can accept responsibility as a team for last week and grow together to become a better side for it, he continues: 'Last Saturday was a painful lesson, but it is something that will hopefully allow us to carry on progressing.

'When we don't manage to find that consistency, it is because we are facing a completely different kind of game or approach to a game, and that's where the learning curve comes in.

'We have showed how well we can perform during our 11 games so far, and we have shown special phases of football and done many good things.

'This is another case of us having to accept responsibility for a really bad performance, and make sure we are a better side for it.'


Focusing on Fulham the Latics boss says that they are a very good side who have had some excellent results lately, especially last week when they beat Liverpool 3-1 at Craven Cottage and he acknowledges that it will be a difficult game, he concluded: 'It will be tough, but these are the kind of challenges we need and are looking forward to.

'Fulham have picked up European experience this season, they are on a very good run, and they have had fantastic results against Liverpool and Manchester City recently."





Fans Forum Ticket Competition

Vital Latics have two tickets on offer for the up and coming Wigan Athletic fans forum to be held at the DW Stadium in the DW Fitness Lounge located in the South Stand on Tuesday 17th November 7pm kick-off.

The fans forum will give supporters the opportunity to meet and question manager Roberto Martinez; also there is a hotpot supper included, now that does make the mouth water.

Full details of the event are on the official site and can be viewed by clicking here

The event has always proved very popular in the past so if you want to be the lucky winner of two tickets, supplied by Wigan Athletic, then answer the following question and enter via link provided, closing date 10th November 5 pm.

Who is Roberto`s assistant manager:
a) Graeme Jones
b) Steve Bruce
c) Arsene Wenger

To enter click here



Bookmark and Share






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











[br]Powered by Podbean.com









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:Friday November 6 2009
Time: 11:10AM

Comments

0
Should be a very interesting game and with the sales of tickets going so well should be a good atmosphere too
worbo
06/11/2009 11:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

12th Man - Stability Brings Success

Despite a two goal reversal I left the DW Stadium on Saturday feeling a bit more positive than usual and a lot more entertained.

The Tea Lady - It's Time To Go - Wigan Athletic

Since she came in we've suffered 12 relegations and wasted £800m parachute payments on dross. I've met her once and she's very nice but we can't be sentimental about these decisions.

PWU Latics Podcast - Villa And FAB Report

This week we take a look back at the Villa game, life without Joyce feels so much brighter

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners?
Suggested By: Warren Joyce
Latics34%
Aston Villa46%
Draw20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
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)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 13 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!286
2.Moonay271
3.Whittleblue264
4.king_dezeeuw06227
5.truelatic4eva188
6.hindleymonwafc171
7.Martinez1986168
8.nottinghamlatic145
9.Barry W132
10.WN5122
The Vital Football Members League