Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What Has the BBC Got That Sky Hasn`t? Amateurism

What Has the BBC Got That Sky Hasn`t? Amateurism


Following yesterdays game at the DW Stadium between Wigan Athletic and Fulham, a game that I thoroughly enjoyed even though we didn`t win, I couldn`t wait to re-view it on the TV, faced with the options of Football First or Match of the Day 2 I decided to Sky+ Football First and sit through MotD2 so I could watch some of the days other games….what a mistake.

Is the BBC in love with West Ham? The highlights of the Hammers against Everton were on for an absolute age, a game that West Ham totally dominated? Had all the chances? Conceded two unlucky goals? Scored one themselves but could/should have had another 6?

The analysis of the West Ham game went on and on and on, finally the beeb decide to advertise the fact that they have some live Rugby games coming up on one of their channels, here we go I thought, a sly dig, but no, worse was to come.

An introduction to the Latics Fulham match that featured the music of some awful brass band, a comparison between Wigan and Rome, showing a woman sweeping the stands at the DW Stadium, pictures of the Coliseum flashing between an aerial shot of Wigan town centre what on earth was going on? What had this got to do with football?

OK so Fulham had played in Rome during the week, why not show the violence of Roma supporters when they face English clubs against the friendliness and generosity of Wiganers, the happy faces around the DW Stadium against the snarling faces of Roma supporters, why not? Because the Match of the Day production team are the joke, not Wigan.

The bloke doing the commentary, who ever he was, harped on about it being the lowest Premier League attendance of the season, showed loads of empty seats and the camera focused on a group of about twenty people with almost a completely empty stand behind them.

What they failed to mention was the fact that they were showing the AWAY END and that in fact they were Fulham supporters who because it was Sunday and travel is difficult, because they had just been to Rome, because it was Remberance Sunday, because the ultra-professional Sky Sports had the Chelsea Manchester United game on live and because times are hard for people who actually work for a living maybe they couldn`t justify to their families the cost of travelling to watch the game they could see later on TV, the BBC also FAILED to mention that the Latics had sold 80% of all home seats for, in all respect to Fulham, one of the least attractive games of the season. I`m sure Fulham fans will share that sentiment.

No wonder Match of the Day ratings are tumbling, the actual footage of the game was sparse to say the least and when we 'went back to studio` host Adrian Chiles was fumbling through some script papers on a stool at his side? Both Lee Dixon and Alan Hanson looked like they didn`t want to be there and maybe they shouldn`t be.

So they don`t like the fact that we get low crowds, we are a dull Northern town and to them our novelty value has worn off and now is the time to poke fun. Well we are where we are because the club has earned the right to be there, I make no apologies for the fact the Leeds, Newcastle, Leicester, West Brom, Coventry, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, QPR and Crystal Palace are not in the Premier League and we are, the BBC, especially the Production team at Match of the Day need to revisit their attempted humiliation of Wigan and focus on a bit more factual broadcasting.

The Latics as a club are working extremely hard to turn around the low gates, they are attempting to play attractive football, have great initiatives and have the lowest tickets prices in the Premier League, the last thing they need is a bullying organisation like the BBC trying to take the you know what

To make a complaint at the BBC about the piece click here




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:Monday November 9 2009
Time: 12:22PM

Comments

0
Written in a bit of temper so I apologies for any bad grammar, I couldnt believe the absolute drivvel that the piece contained and I found it very offensive
worbo
09/11/2009 12:29:00
0
Good article. i will complain via the link i saw it and it annoyed me. im a spurs fan but im from yorkshire and the way we are portrayed by the BBC as pie eating flat cap wearing slow folk p*!$&s me right off well said. its not often i agree with lancastrians but northerners should tell the pint of shandy drinking southern****s that run the beeb to feck off and do some research or atleast ask some one who has been up here what its like rather than getting there opinions from last of the summer bloody wine
jljyid
09/11/2009 13:31:00
0
I agree jljyid.
HuddersfieldYiddo
09/11/2009 13:58:00
0
i should imagine you do huddyid we are from the same town and and we see it constantly in the media esp the bbc
jljyid
09/11/2009 14:04:00
0
whats really bad is they have hanson whos a scott on the show, what would he say if all the scotts were portrayed as kilt wearing gingers with bagpipes, fools
jljyid
09/11/2009 14:11:00
0
Cheers for the support chaps
worbo
09/11/2009 14:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Video Highlights - Wigan Athletic 0 Nottingham Forest 0

The action(?) from yesterday's game at the DW Stadium between Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest which ended goalless:

Report - Latics 0 Forest 0 - What A Shocker

Thirteen games to save our Championship status, first up a home game against Nottingham Forest who are on a shocking run of form, conceded 10 goals in their last three matches, three of their first choice defenders missing through injury, they had lost 11 of their 16 away games this season with a -16 goal difference on the road and sat just six points above us in the table, surely a game that we would set out to win.

Checking the team selection I felt slightly optimistic but slightly conf

Audio - Warren Joyce Talks On Goalless Draw With Forest

Warren Joyce gives his opinion on today's game:

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (0) vs (0) Nottingham Forest, DW Stadium, 25/02/17 3pm Att: 11,254

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)

Man Of The Match v Forest
Suggested By: Craig Morgan
Matt Gilks22%
Jamie Hanson1%
Jake Buxton1%
Dan Burn37%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald3%
Max Power7%
Sam Morsy19%
Ryan Tunnicliffe0%
Mikael Mandron1%
Omar Bogle8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!301
2.king_dezeeuw06222
3.Whittleblue215
4.Moonay180
5.BrickLatic163
6.hindleymonwafc144
7.truelatic4eva130
8.Barry W111
9.Oscarbon108
10.nottinghamlatic97
Write for Vital Football