Date:Monday November 23 2009
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:
PLAYERS REFUND FANS
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:
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