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Paul Scharner Sticks The Boot In

Paul Scharner Sticks The Boot In

Former Wigan Athletic player Paul Scharner appears that he just can`t let go and he is still commenting on the Latics even though he has joined Premier League rivals West Brom.

Never afraid to speak his mind Scharner reckons that the Latics are prime candidates for relegation and also that club owner Dave Whelan has had enough and wants to start trimming the squad to cut back on the budget, I think Scharns has been reading one too many Latics fans sites!

The Daily Star has the Austria international quoted as saying that he had a fantastic relationship with Whelan and that the Latics only let him go so as to save on the wage bill and now all the goals of the club have been met its relegation time, you get the feeling that Scharner is insinuating that Whelan has given up, now where have I heard that before, hmm?

The Star quote Scharner as saying: "I had a great relationship with the chairman but he was right to let me go because he had to cut the wage bill. He`s done a great job with Wigan - six years in the Premier League is unbelievable for a club like that.

"Now, I think it`s about saving money. That`s the plan of Mr Whelan, to cut the budget.

"His dream was to bring up a club into the Premier League and be talked about all over the world. That target has been reached now and I don`t think there is another target for him to go for."

' Didn't expect those sort of comments from Paul to be honest - is it just me or does he seem to be completely making it up? I mean Wigan did not release him to cut the wage bill, Scharner made it very clear he wanted to leave and so Wigan gave him his wish'

Scharner goes on to say that he feels that the Baggies have the more experienced squad of the two clubs and that Latics boss Roberto Martinez has brought in 50 players, yes 50, since last year.

Scharner continued: "We have more experience, while Wigan don`t have enough this time.

"I hope I am wrong and that we both stay up. But it`s going to be very tough for Wigan because Martinez has brought in 50 new players since last year."

He always did have the knack of putting his foot in his move but still a good character and he did have the word THANX shaved into his hair in his last game at the DW Stadium, a nice parting gesture to the fans, he should have left it at that though.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday September 5 2010
Time: 11:13AM


Sometimes its better to say nothing Paul
05/09/2010 11:20:00
50 new players?
05/09/2010 11:34:00
50 new players = cutting the wage bill???
05/09/2010 14:23:00
He talks a lot of sense does Paul and we should take heed of what he has to say. Remember, Everton, Liverpool, Sunderland and Fulham all wanted him, he told us. Never mentiond the Baggies who have slipped under the radar and stole him away from the other suitors. Come on Paul, leave politics and mind games to the people who are better at it.
Standish mon
05/09/2010 14:28:00
We needn't listen to a word Scharner has to say. He has always been an arrogant, egotistical, self-serving player who has thought precious little of the club's interests. For years he moaned of his position on the pitch, and when he was given the opportunity to play a position that he believe more appropriately suited him, he underperformed. Transfer windows over the last several years have been filled with noises about the interests of other clubs, and about self-promoting his ability to play at a larger side competing in Europe. Nonsense. I am grateful to see the back of him. THANX or no THANX, he was never committed to the club. The best way to avoid criticism is to be friendly with the fans - he's no dummy - although it's never been about either fans or club for Scharner. I look forward to reading about the disruption he creates at West Brom. Up the Latics!
05/09/2010 17:18:00
we will all wave bye bye to himas he drops into the champioship.
johnney handsome
05/09/2010 20:13:00
Theres nothing in this and like the Whelan statement, is being blown out of proportion. He's been a good player for us, but we have moved on since he left. I wish him the best, but not against us. Latics will reap what they sow. We hope a move up the table.
06/09/2010 08:49:00
thanks for nothing
06/09/2010 20:55:00
Gotta love the "Woman scorned" act that seems to be adapted by so many ex-players nowadays! Bruised his ego then?
07/09/2010 10:41:00
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