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It's The Men in Black For Roberto Martinez


Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has revealed that you can forget the orange brigade it`s the men in black that he is in favour of.

Last season the Latics had a torrid time on their travels, some disastrous results and performances left his side both physically and mentally drained, they also had one thing in common, orange.

The away kit that was used last season was a sort of tango orange, you know the colour, a vivid splodge of squashed fruit, unmistakably horrible, usually seen as an high viz vest, just to prove the point it wasn`t all bad away from home last year, there were good wins at Aston Villa, Wolves and Burnley, they too had one thing in common, blue and definitely not orange.

Latics played in their orange away kit on 11 occasions last season, drawing 2 and losing the other 9, they also conceded 38 goals and managed to score just 7, no wonder the boss wanted a change, this season the Latics have opted for an all black number and it`s immediately paid dividends, a 3-0 win at Hartlepool on Tuesday just the start to the new colours that was required.

Latics boss Martinez said: "We always blamed the orange kit for our away performances last season. We never won a game with it.

'I guarantee that, with our new black kit, we will never repeat the experiences we had with the orange one.

'We tried to get rid of it during the season but couldn't because of the rules.

'We played at Chelsea in the orange kit as well on the last day. We tried not to play in orange, but we were told we had to because Chelsea play in blue as well.

'If I have kept an orange kit, it's only because I want to burn it! But mentally, we are in the right frame of mind if we're not playing in orange - that's quite clear!'






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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 27 2010

Time: 11:40PM

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Here's hoping for a kit with some good fortune attached to it
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