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The 12th Man - August 31st 2011

The 12th Man - August 31st 2011




This weeks fan's page in the Wigan Evening Post, the 12th Man, looked back at the QPR game, only one Vital contributor this time, the other two pieces came from Paul Farrimond of wiganer.net fame and John Cumberbatch from Cockney Latic I believe:

It's Getting A Little Promising

Three games into the new season and its starting to feel a little promising, five points on the board, undefeated and just one goal conceded isn't a bad return from what was a tricky set of fixtures against all three of the newly promoted sides.

The Latics looked a class above their opponents on Saturday and it all felt very comfortable, even though QPR hit the woodwork three times it was never in doubt that a win was on the cards. The return of Hugo Rodallega to the starting line-up brought some balance to the team, his inclusion on Latics right enabling Jordi Gomez to play in the centre of midfield, Gomez probably having his best game in a Latics shirt, his vision was excellent, he played really intelligent football, his link up play was very good and his passing spot on, Ben Watson once again stood out, he is growing into a top class Premier League midfield man, our very own Xavi!

A special word though must go to Franco Di Santo, the Argentines effort has never been in doubt, but with just one goal all season last time out his goal scoring prowess as. This season Franco has looked a lot sharper in front of goal, he was unlucky on a couple of occasions against Norwich in the opening day fixture but he made no mistake on Saturday with two thundering strikes that nestled smartly in the back of the net. His first goal came off the back of a 14 pass move that had QPR chasing shadows, his second was at the end of another phase of Latics possession. Martinez believes this will be Di Santo's season and his young striker has started to repay the faith that his boss obviously has in him.

So the first three games out of the way, the next three look a little tougher, Manchester City, Everton and Spurs, take out City though and the other two look winnable, just a pity the momentum has been stopped with the international break, early days but it does look promising.

Barry Worthington

Franco repaying his bosses faith

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday September 1 2011
Time: 11:47AM

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