UK time is: 13:10:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wigan Athletic - Scharner Returns


When you take to your seat at around 2:50 on Saturday you just may find yourself rubbing your eyes. If number 33 on the opposition team looks very familiar you wont be surprised to learn that an old friend as returned to say 'hallo'. Former Wigan Athletic player Paul Scharner is all set for an emotional return to the DW Stadium tomorrow when the Latics take on West Brom.

Scharner spent four and a half years with the Latics, in that time he was voted player of the season, scored vital goals to beat Arsenal in the Carling Cup semi final and against Sheffield United that helped to retain our Premier League status, and became without doubt a modern day Latics legend.

The fans fell in love with Herr Scharner and in return he fell in love with us, his antics are legendary, as are his hair styles and it feels strange not having him in and around the team

The Austria international says he is very excited about returning to face the Latics and he is hoping for a good reception from the supporters who obviously mean a lot to him. Scharner says that it was emotional to leave the Latics and he has big feelings for the game tomorrow.

Speaking to the West Brom official website Scharner said: 'I'm excited about tomorrow's game, I played for Wigan for four-and-a-half years and it was my longest spell at a club as a professional footballer.

'I'm looking forward to seeing all my ex-colleagues and staff, I had a really good time there and the fans created a song for me so I hope I get a good response from them.

'It was emotional to leave Wigan. They gave me the chance to play in the Premier League. We stopped in the league and it was nice to be part of that. I decided it was time to move on and try to win something in football.

"There is a bit more of a feeling in this game for me than the other games.'


It will be great to see him back at the DW Stadium, he`s a dead cert to score against us, just hope that we are 4-0 up at the time and it`s a consolation for them.

Paul Scharner says 'thanx and goodbye` to Latics fans back in May




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: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 12 2010

Time: 2:13PM

Your Comments

It will be good to see him back
worbo
Especially if he's still as good at giving the ball away as hge was when he left
thorpyness
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Archived 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 154
2. Oscarbon 130
3. Marksparko 98
4. Pauvre Jean 81
5. Noel Wards Leg 70
6. Lazysid 65
7. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 65
8. Thorpyness 63
9. legolad 63
10. Taff57 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 3 - 0 Reading
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 0 Leeds Utd
Wigan 2 - 2 Leicester City
Bolton 1 - 1 Wigan
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Burnley 43 24 14 5 32 86
3. Derby County 43 23 9 11 29 78
4. Q.P.R. 43 21 10 12 14 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 43 17 13 13 6 64

Breaking League News

Thorne Happy With Strike
» Derby County : 21/04/2014 12:00:00
Vaughan Agrees Personal Terms.
» Forest : 21/04/2014 11:29:00
Pugh: It's a must-win game
» Bournemouth : 21/04/2014 11:14:00
Can Birmingham Finally Win at Home?
» Birmingham : 21/04/2014 11:07:00
Leeds v Forest Match Preview
» Forest : 21/04/2014 10:59:00
Preview QPR v Watford
» Watford : 21/04/2014 10:34:00
Burnley v Latics - Big Game Preview
» Wigan : 21/04/2014 10:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Will The Result Be On Easter Monday?
Suggested By:  Easter Bunny
Latics Win 54%
Burnley Win 5%
Draw 41%