Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Martinez Defends Scharner Strop

Martinez Defends Scharner Strop


Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has defended the actions of Latics player Paul Scharner on Wednesday night when the Austria international reacted badly after being substituted in the goalless draw with Portsmouth.

Trouble first flared as the players were leaving the field for the half-time break when Scharner and team mate James McCarthy were seen having strong words with each other and it took the intervention of Titus Bramble to calm the situation down.

The occasion appeared to have got to the 29 year old Austria international captain, he played with a nervousness that took the edge of his game and the crowd started to become impatient with him. When Scharner was substituted on 56 minutes there was a loud cheer from a section of the home support, this didn`t go down well and he headed straight up the tunnel.

When the game had finished Scharner, according to the Daily Mirror, had already left the ground prompting some to question his commitment to the fight to keep the Latics in the Premier League but boss Roberto Martinez just put it all down to frustration and he says that the whole squad are feeling anxious.

Speaking to the press Martinez said: "Scharner is a winner. We all felt a bit anxious and frustrated and he was just feeling it. He has no issues whatsoever."





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 April 16 2010
Time: 10:48AM

Comments

0
Its a time to forget ego's and buckle down together
worbo
16/04/2010 10:52:00
0
Absoluty.
zakidaman
16/04/2010 10:56:00
0
Yes - but I was appalled at the cheer from the crowd - it was really obvious. Yes, Paul Scharner had a poor game, and missed a few opportunities, but people often forget that he had done the work to get in the right place for those chances. I know there're always rumours that he wants to move to a bigger club, and that some Latics fans resent that; but he plays for us, always puts the effort in (whether it's good or not), and deserves more respect from the crowd.
lythamlatic
16/04/2010 11:07:00
0
My stance on booing is well known and I think that Scharner is a proper Latics legend, we all need to get behind the lads and pull in the same direction, but also the players need to forget egos and show the fans that it bothers them as well
worbo
16/04/2010 11:14:00
0
You may not realise it, but though booing may have an initial negative effect, it may well work to being positive. It's no use just blaming the fans for being un happy. The players have a responsibility, and need to improve what was a dire performance. I suppose you could also clap a dire performance and see if that works!!
zakidaman
16/04/2010 11:39:00
0
Actually ZDM, while your last comment was meant in sarcasm, a similar sort of thing worked for Burnley against Man City.
centrelink1
16/04/2010 12:24:00
0
Yes but not before they'd gone through the booing process lol. Same with West Ham... they were booed because they played *****e, then the players responded after in a positive way. Now it's up nto our players to mprove everyone wrong and play the gunners off the park in one game at home. Shoot on site and hit the target. We will goals.
zakidaman
16/04/2010 12:58:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Any Previous? - Newcastle United v Latics

Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United have met 18 times in all competitions, the first encounter coming back on the 9th January 1954

Meet The Ref - Newcastle United v Latics - David Coote

Latics are off to St James' Park, where we will face Newcastle United, the man charged with ensuring things don't end up in the Tyne will be Nottingham referee David Coote.

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

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
Latics33%
Aston Villa47%
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!311
2.Moonay282
3.Whittleblue264
4.king_dezeeuw06235
5.truelatic4eva215
6.hindleymonwafc177
7.Martinez1986174
8.nottinghamlatic148
9.WN5135
10.Barry W133
The Vital Football Members League