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Wigan Vs West Ham & Beyond - Rob's View

Wigan Vs West Ham & Beyond - Rob's View

Well, where can I start? Wigan were absolutely fantastic on Sunday and I must admit, I never saw that coming after the first half when Demba Ba scored two headers.

Then came the second half heroics from Charles N'Zogbia with a peach of a free kick and a brilliant second solo effort after a great first strike from Conor Sammon.

I feel that Conor Sammon has not perhaps got as much praise as he deserved for his strike from the media, with all the attention focused on West Ham and the winner from Charles, but this could be crucial and I hope he gets a league start against Stoke as well.

It was nice that Conor Sammon's family were there to see him score his goal and was he happy? You bet he was. It was such a cracking finish as well and the end was ecstasy.

Watching the highlights on Sky Sports News with Charlie Nicholas was absolutely brilliant - did anyone see Tony Cottee's reaction? I felt slightly for him but it was a brilliant conclusion and nice to see a little bit of praise from the panel as well.

The feeling when Charlie's goal went in was one of pure delight - they're still doing building repairs to our roof at 20 Coniston Road in Basingstoke. I may yet need to call them out again if we survive.

Moving onto Sunday, we've got a great chance to put this season to bed with survival in what has been, in all great truth, a difficult season, with a few bright lights thrown in, for example, the 1-0 victory at Tottenham was incredibly sweet and a few decent away results and home results have made for what has been at best an average season.

Still, we can make the season taste sweeter with survival and hopefully have a productive summer and strive for something more meaningful than a relegation battle next season. Holding onto players like Charles N'Zogbia and Hugo Rodallega would be a massive plus. Whether or not we do remains to be seen.

Its crucial that the defence be sorted out for me since we still leak far too many goals. We have improved as a back four unit, but only marginally. I would invest in defence in the summer as our offensive options are potent indeed and Conor Sammon looks like the real deal indeed.

I think overall its been a so-so season but if it is to be our last home win in the Premier League against West Ham, then at least we can sign off in style but to win at Stoke would be a great achievement.

I've just got a feeling that we're going to do it but I don't want to tempt fate so I've got my fingers firmly crossed for a Wigan survival next Sunday and hopefully have as great a turnabout as we did for the West Ham United game.

Come On Wigan!

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Writer:Robin
Date:Tuesday May 17 2011
Time: 9:47PM

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Nice one Rob, c'mon
worbo
17/05/2011 23:59:00
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youtube Charlie Nicholas going mad is hilarious!!
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18/05/2011 11:08:00
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