UK time is: 08:50:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Do Wigan Athletic Fans Pay Their Licence Fee?


Vital Latics member Johnney Handsome asks do Wigan Athletic supporters pay their TV licence fee? What a strange question I hear you say, well let Johnney take up the story:

I settled down in front of the TV on Saturday evening flicked the remote to display channel 101 (BBC1), my viewing intentions were Match of the Day and to catch the Latics gritty display at St. Andrews in the 0-0 draw with Birmingham, I was also looking forward to hearing the experts views and analysis on how our away form is now the best in the Premier League.

The producers of the programme decided to put the two nil-nils of the day, Fulham v Everton and Birmingham v Wigan on together, you know the format, 'over at Craven Cottage`, 'whilst at St. Andrews`, anyway not much action shown but at least I thought the Latics would now get a fair mention from the "experts".

Well what a surprise, not a word, well not a mention of Wigan, oh how they waxed lyrical about Fulham, Mark Hughes, Everton`s poor start and injury problems, David Moyes, Birmingham`s home record, Cameron Jeromes chance...

So what`s going on? Do they (the beeb) think if they ignore us long enough we`ll go away? Or is it that Wiganers simply don`t pay their licence fee, so this is the beebs way of getting back at us?

Either way maybe I better stick with Sky Sports Football First to get my second view in future, at least they know who we are.



Thanks for reading

Johnney Handsome

Join The Vital Debate



Bookmark and Share












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






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Johnney Handsome Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 27 2010

Time: 7:00AM

Your Comments

I never watch MotD especially since the Fulham debacle on Rememberance Day last season, it leaves me too frustrated, they are a bunch of muppets
worbo
Muppets is too kind a word, but if I had a choice I wouldn't pay a licence Fee anyway. It's an insult at best, and bare faced robery at worst, when it comes to recognition of our Towns Sports achievements History.There is still a void and blot on the working community, and people of Wigan since the Mining Industry ended, like all Northern Working class towns. MOTD used to be the only programme I watched, and now I don't even use the Chanel. Their fun poking at the town and club continues. They are incapable of saying anything good Wigan in general, but yet are all to quick to put Wigan down. The word Tossers comes to mine as a more appropriate description.
WN1
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

PWU Latics Podcast - Turn It On Again (Thursday September 18 2014)

Huddersfield 0 Latics 0 - Nowt Happening! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

The Team Sheets - Huddersfield v Latics (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Big Game Preview - Huddersfield v Latics (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Any Previous? - Huddersfield v Latics (Monday September 15 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 120
2. loudmouthblue 91
3. Oscarbon 79
4. hindleymonwafc 56
5. lathamwafc 49
6. Noel Wards Leg 49
7. Thorpyness 43
8. Pauvre Jean 39
9. russialatic 38
10. legolad 33

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Huddersfield 0 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Blackburn 7 3 1 3 -1 10
14. Leeds Utd 7 3 1 3 -3 10
15. Bournemouth 7 2 2 3 1 8
16. Wigan 7 2 2 3 1 8
17. Cardiff 7 2 2 3 -1 8
18. Brighton 7 2 1 4 -2 7
19. Rotherham 7 2 1 4 -4 7

Breaking League News

Man of the Match: David Edgar
Birmingham : 19/09/2014 08:26:00
Pannu Out of BCFC
Birmingham : 19/09/2014 08:21:00
Howe: Our principles will remain the same
Bournemouth : 19/09/2014 08:19:00
Elphick: We need to be brave on the ball
Bournemouth : 19/09/2014 08:13:00
Francis: It's become a recurring theme
Bournemouth : 19/09/2014 08:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Huddersfield
Suggested By:  Andy Sugden
Scott Carson 25%
James Perch 0%
Emmerson Boyce 25%
Ivan Ramis 25%
Rob Kiernan 0%
Andrew Taylor 0%
Don Cowie 25%
Emyr Huws 0%
William Kvist 0%
Callum McManaman 0%
Andy Delort 0%