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Wigan Athletic - Fans To Get Refund

Wigan Athletic players are set to refund the travelling supporters who went to White Hart Lane and witnessed the 9-1 drubbing at the hands of Spurs.

A press release sent to Vital Wigan from the Latics media manager Ed Jones confirms this:


Wigan Athletic players to personally refund Tottenham tickets

The club have announced that the players of Wigan Athletic have decided to personally refund every Latics fan who bought a ticket from the DW Stadium for the match against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.

Latics had a sizeable following at White Hart Lane and skipper Mario Melchiot, speaking on behalf of all the players, said today: 'We feel that as a group of players we badly let down our supporters yesterday, and this is a gesture we HAVE TO make and pay them back for their tremendous loyalty.

'There is not a lot else to say, just that as a group of professionals we were embarrassed by the way we performed, we feel it was below our standards and this is something we feel we owe to the fans.

'Now we have to draw a line under the game, focus completely on training this week and bounce back on Saturday.

'We are professionals, we will take it on the chin and move on but it`s important that we do not take our supporters for granted.'

The club has confirmed that every supporter who bought a ticket from the DW Stadium for the game yesterday should contact the ticket office, either in person or by phoning 0871 33 66 552, and a full refund will be posted to their home address, hopefully within 14 days.

Refunds must be claimed on or before Friday 4th December 2009.

T-Shirt Competition

Vital Wigan are running a competition for three lucky members to receive a Latics WN1 T-Shirt signed by the boss himself Roberto Martinez.

So how do you get to win a T-Shirt signed by the gaffer? Simply answer the following question.

Where is the new Latics WN1 situated?

A - The Galleries
B - The Grand Arcade
C - The Royal Arcade

Send your answer to: wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk, be sure to mark your email T-Shirt comp, include your name and a postal address and T-Shirt size required (these will be passed onto Wigan Athletic who will distribute the prize) and Vital username.

Closing date is Friday 4th December 5pm

The Latics Hit 2000 Points Milestone

Wigan Athletic achieved their 2000th point as a league club in the 1-1 draw with Fulham

You must have some fantastic memories of games that we have achieved points in over the years, and you must have a favourite that sticks out, either from the mists of time like that first win against Rochdale or something more recent like breaking our hoodoo against Chelsea, why not jot them down and send them in and Vital Latics will publish them under the heading 2000 Memories.

Send your favourite match memories to 2000 Memories@vital

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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.

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 23 2009

Time: 3:14PM

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23/11/2009 15:19:00

thank god only 600 travelled
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23/11/2009 15:36:00

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23/11/2009 16:16:00

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23/11/2009 16:32:00

A really good gesture
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23/11/2009 16:33:00

nice gesture by the players, nice to see such things still happen ;)
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23/11/2009 16:56:00

Its the least they could do. At least its a step in the right direction. Have you read the latest article on Vital Bolton? Shocking.
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23/11/2009 17:03:00

yeah but wat do u expect from bolton. vital city are no better either.
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23/11/2009 17:17:00

its nice to know there are some decent spurs fans who can offer sympathy to Wigan fans at this bad time. As for Bolton and City, well, they can go and do something to themselves!
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23/11/2009 17:21:00

and by 'something' I meant a rude word that is four letters long and begins with the sixth letter of the alphabet. I'm not usually like this but I'm very bitter at the moment.
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23/11/2009 17:22:00

will they cough up for petrol, pies, pints and the matchday programme?
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23/11/2009 17:33:00

I think they should do more than what they've done quite frankly. Maybe send out a free signed shirt to all Wigan supporters or do something along those types of lines. Maybe even have a session with players and fans so they can personally offer apologies. Its not beyond reason.
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23/11/2009 17:40:00

Well Well Well good old Roberto from a happy Swan who needs him we certainly don't
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23/11/2009 18:23:00

It is bad like, that you got drubbed, but with all due respect - taking in mind you are a rugby town, 600 for away match is apalling. I have monitored your attendances for a wee while now, and I think it's atrocious. My club Hartlepool United - whose average attendance for the past 6 years has been about 4800, take always about 500 to London, and we are further north, and a much small club.Any thoughts?
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23/11/2009 19:26:00

I would expect the same if the scores were reversed. It was a terrible day at the office for Wigan, but the devoted fans travelling to the opposite end of the country should never suffer because the players didn't turn up. Can't help but think Martinez had something to do with it so good on him. Hopefully he's given time to reshape a squad torn apart by transfers.
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23/11/2009 19:37:00

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23/11/2009 20:08:00

Chrssypools in the lower leagues wigan always had a good away following however in the prem your looking at 35 minimum for a ticket!
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23/11/2009 21:37:00

full marks to the players for taking this decision, great gesture and not sure many would do that. I must admit I've come out of a few games over the years thinking the players should give their wages to a charity instead of having the cheek to bank it. So despite an awful day for you guys, at least your players have shown a bit of class off the field.
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