Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

The Secret Diary of Roberto Martinez Pt 3

The Secret Diary of Roberto Martinez Pt 3


It`s been another long week for Roberto and the boys, it`s time to take a sneaky peek inside our manager`s secret diary and see what they`ve been up to. Over to you Roberto:

Monday: It was transfer deadline day today. We had several calls from a muffled voice claiming to be Arsene Wenger offering £8m for Charles. We started to get a bit suspicious when Arsene said he would make Charles "as good a player as wor Cesc, that`s for sure." I drove Charles into Manchester for talks with Arsene, who insisted on meeting in Eccles Tesco`s car park. The final straw was the four-dimensional nose poking out from underneath a fedora hat; I shoved Charles back in the boot, locked him in and sped away back to Wigan. You can`t fool us that easily, Mr Bruce.

Tuesday: We have had some bad news about Gary Caldwell tonight. He broke his cheekbone sometime in the first half of our game at West Brom, I wanted to bring him off at half time but he refused. He sat in the showers all the way through my team talk downing a mixture of Skol, whiskey and Listerine. He was so drunk for the second half that I had to bring on Steven Caldwell to act as a translator; he was the only one who could understand him.

Wednesday: Daniel de Ridder is still acting strangely. Today he tried to rearrange Christopher Park according to Feng Shui, claiming it would enhance our positive energy. Once we explained that it wouldn`t do us much good to train on a hexagonal pitch with nineteen sets of goalposts, he stormed off sprinkling the touchline with calf`s blood and shouting that there would be some karmic retribution after this. He`s right. He won`t be in the team on Saturday.

Thursday: I asked Jordi to babysit Young James and Old James tonight while the rest of the team did some night time training. I told him to have them in bed by 8pm, any later and they`ll be cranky tomorrow morning. I got back at half past ten to find the house a mess, Balamory videos all over the floor and Young James and Old James trying to break into the bathroom with empty Fruit Shoots. There was no sign of Jordi anywhere, once Graeme and I had put the Jameses to bed we found him sobbing in the bath, curled into a ball. He`d been in there for four hours, the poor guy. I don`t know why people pick on him so much, he`s a lovely, sensitive man.

Friday: We play Blackburn Rovers tomorrow, which only means one thing. Mr Whelan took the day off work to come to training and give the team their pre-match tactics talk. He brought a tape of the 1960 FA Cup Final, which he played in. That came as a surprise for most of the squad, as he doesn`t like to talk about his footballing years. Anyway, Mr Whelan made sure to warn the players about the tricky inside forward play of Peter Dobing and to make sure to avoid their excellent goalkeeper Harry Leyland. I`m pretty sure neither of those players are currently in Blackburn`s 25-man squad, but we`ll take his advice. He used to play football, don`t you know?


Sheikh_Mahand

If you missed any of the previous editions of Roberto`s Secret Diary fear not, you can catch up right here:

Part One

Part Two



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



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Sheikh_Mahand
Date:Friday February 4 2011
Time: 10:21AM

Comments

0
Another excellent edition Sheikh, please keep them coming
worbo
04/02/2011 10:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Wigan Athletic Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Wigan Athletic Set To Be Record Breakers?

The 2015/16 version of Wigan Athletic could be set to be record breakers in both the goal scoring charts and the Goal Difference columns a far as the club is concerned

Latics Promotion Built Upon Defensive Rocks

Promotion is built upon partnerships some say, whilst strike partnerships are obviously very important in successful teams, goals after all do win games, defensive partnerships

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Blackpool
Suggested By: David Sharpe
Jussi Jääskeläinen3%
Donervon Daniels1%
Craig Morgan1%
Stephen Warnock0%
Reece Wabara0%
Sam Morsy1%
David Perkins1%
Max Power0%
Chris McCann80%
Michael Jacobs1%
Will Grigg1%
Yanic Wildschut11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay34
2.BrickLatic27
3.Thorpyness25
4.Ihaventaclue17
5.Whittleblue11
6.loudmouthblue7
7.Oscarbon6
8.scotdave6
9.GrimReaper875
10.hindleymonwafc5