Wigan Athletic - Latics CEO - Pitch is Lay and Play
UK time is: 22:35:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Latics CEO - Pitch is Lay and Play

Wigan Athletic CEO Jonathan Jackson says that the laying of the new playing surface at the DW Stadium should be completed by today (Sunday) and that will allow the ground staff plenty of time to ensure it`s in tip top condition for next Saturdays fixture against Manchester United.

Speaking to Latics Player, Jackson confirmed that the turf is 'lay and play` and it does exactly what it says on the tin, you can play on it immediately after it`s been laid. He also commented on the need for a decent playing surface to allow the Latics to play their style of football.

Jackson said: `The turf is called 'lay and play`, so basically you can put it down and play on it, but we`ve got a few days now to get it prepared for the United game`

'It should be in good condition`

'It`s well known that the manager likes us playing football on the deck`

'It`s important that we`ve got a good pitch to do that, if we don`t have that obviously it hinders our performance`

Photo courtesy of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

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

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

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 20 2011

Time: 11:22AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Lay and play, now then
Report Abuse
20/02/2011 11:26:00

I see Roberto waants the pitch re-laid so he can keep to his phylosophy which is taking us into the Championship. He wants a playing surface which allows his team to play football his way. Not sure if he realises that football his way has seen his side win three only games at the DW. Instead of giving Man U a surface to suit them he should be giving the one to stop their gallop, something like a ploughed field.
Standish mon
Report Abuse
20/02/2011 20:22:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 88
2. hindleymonwafc 76
3. Thorpyness 62
4. nottinghamlatic 58
5. Whittleblue 58
6. 1henski 58
7. Yon Mon 50
8. Moonay 48
9. Lazysid 30
10. loudmouthblue 29

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Gillingham 19 11 4 4 14 37
3. Burton 18 11 2 5 3 35
4. Walsall 18 9 6 3 13 33
5. Wigan 19 9 6 4 10 33
6. Bradford 19 8 7 4 3 31
7. Peterborough 19 9 3 7 11 30
8. Southend 19 8 6 5 3 30

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Southend United v Latics - Big Game Preview
» Wigan : 27/11/2015 22:26:00
Local Derby The Biggest Game Of The Season
» Blackpool : 27/11/2015 19:01:00
DRFC Can Rovers Topple Table-Toppers?
» Doncaster : 27/11/2015 19:00:01
DRFC Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers - Officials
» Doncaster : 27/11/2015 19:00:01
Vital Preview - Barnsley v Sheffield United
» Barnsley : 27/11/2015 18:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man Of The Match v Burton
Suggested By:  Benny Hill
Jussi Jääskeläinen 2%
Donervon Daniels 6%
Craig Morgan 12%
Chris McCann 31%
Tim Chow 6%
Reece James 31%
David Perkins 6%
Max Power 6%
Michael Jacobs 0%
Yanic Wildschut 0%
Alex Revell 0%