UK time is: 06:14:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wolves v Latics Looking Likely To Go Ahead


Wigan Athletic travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Boxing Day for what is without doubt a very important game for both clubs, though what is in doubt, or at least that`s what I thought, was the game itself.

So, the missus suggested that I`d better get the low down on conditions in the West Midlands and the possibility of the match going ahead or not, whichever the case maybe.

First port of call the BBC and their weather page, Wolverhampton at time of going to press (Thursday 5:30pm), it is -1 but NO snow forecast, though the night time temp is set to plummet to -10.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are set for very similar temperatures, -4 during the day down to -10 at night.

Boxing Day sees a little change though with day time temps climbing above freezing up to a staggering 1 degree, wow.

So quite moderate for kick-off time, but is the pitch playable? Off to Vital Wolves and their editor Akela, who I managed to grab a quick word with for a low down on whether there will be a game on Boxing Day at Molineux.

Akela says: "Game should go ahead according to those who know far more than me regarding the conditions!

"The only thing that could put it in doubt is further snow fall, as long as that doesn't happen the undersoil heating has been turned up to max and is tropical in comparison to my lawn."


So looking hopeful, next stop Wolves themselves, no not the furry creatures, the club and more specifically Wolves secretary Richard Skirrow who say`s: 'We remain optimistic of the game going ahead'

Good, but why are you so confident?

Big Rik continues: 'The undersoil heating has been switched on for about three weeks - it's controlled via a thermostat and automatically kicks in as required - and it's working well.

'The forecast suggests that we've seen the last of the snow before the Wigan game so that should cease to be a problem, although the temperatures on Christmas night are expected to be very cold"


'The pitch should still cope with that, and providing there's no more snow, we can make the pitch and the surrounding areas safe."


So it looks like we will get some football on Boxing Day, fingers crossed for a Christmas cracker



Snow getting cleared from Molineux pitch



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:Thursday December 23 2010

Time: 5:47PM

Your Comments

Should be a tasty game
worbo
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

R.C.G. Are Backing Wigan Athletic (Saturday December 20 2014)

Latics v Rotherham - Big Game Preview (Saturday December 20 2014)

The 12th Man - Jingle Bells To That (Friday December 19 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - Stop The Cavalry (Thursday December 18 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. scotdave 108
2. russialatic 100
3. worbo 84
4. Pauvre Jean 81
5. Whittleblue 79
6. Bert Hughes 61
7. Thorpyness 58
8. Lazysid 43
9. Oscarbon 42
10. DRAGNET 41

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 2 Rotherham
Watford 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 1 Norwich
Sheff Wed 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 1 Middlesbrough
Bolton 3 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 22 6 6 10 -7 24
19. Rotherham 22 5 9 8 -9 24
20. Huddersfield 22 6 6 10 -12 24
21. Millwall 22 5 8 9 -9 23
22. Brighton 22 3 10 9 -8 19
23. Wigan 22 3 8 11 -8 17
24. Blackpool 21 2 6 13 -22 12

Breaking League News

Rhodes at the Double!
Blackburn : 21/12/2014 02:23:00
Worst yet admits Karanka
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:15:00
Boro slip against rivals
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:06:00
RUFC - Evans 'It Was Always Going To Be Big Game'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:52:00
RUFC - Evans 'Tom Was Stunning Today'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where will the points go today?
Suggested By:  Barry Chuckle
Latics 56%
Rotherham 33%
Draw 11%