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What A Load Of Balls - Wigan Athletic

What A Load Of Balls - Wigan Athletic




Sometimes footballers are accused of having no balls, that expression was quite appropriate when aimed at the Latics players this week.

Wigan Athletic found themselves ball-less, well almost, just before the start of training yesterday (Thursday) morning, leaving the majority of the Latics squad standing around and scratching their, erm balls.

Groundstaff at Christopher Park, the clubs training facility, had placed five kit bags containing 12 Nike footballs in each, in the middle of the training pitch, but when the players came out four of the bags had disappeared. Someone had gained access to the pitch through an unlocked gate and made off the booty leaving just one ball sack behind

Speaking to the Daily Mirror someone who they claim observed proceedings said: "One of the groundsmen came over to me and asked if I had seen four bags of balls. He said they had left five bags out but when the players came out, there was only one left.

"It was hilarious. The goalkeepers arrived first, took the one remaining bag and started practice. When the rest of the players arrived, they were just standing around with their hands on their hips. Some of them started wandering about looking for the missing balls.

"When the manager, Mr Martinez arrived, I said to him, 'Where are the balls?` He said, 'I don`t know, but the police are on their way.` Later, someone arrived with some replacement balls."


Sounds like a load of old balls to me

Martinez says "Stop messing around James, go and bring those bloody balls back"

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday September 16 2011
Time: 10:01AM

Comments

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Whoever took them must have had some balls!
worbo
16/09/2011 10:05:00
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Whoever took them must have had some balls!
worbo
16/09/2011 10:05:00
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Hahaha funny incident, imagine the balls! Sneaking into the stadium & making off with all but one sack of balls!
MidasTouchJay
16/09/2011 10:43:00
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Hahaha funny incident, imagine the balls! Sneaking into the stadium & making off with all but one sack of balls!
MidasTouchJay
16/09/2011 10:43:00
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Guys, be careful! Next time they may steal Rodallega for their amateur side as well!
artilleria pesada
16/09/2011 11:31:00
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Guys, be careful! Next time they may steal Rodallega for their amateur side as well!
artilleria pesada
16/09/2011 11:31:00
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I heard it was the scousers scouts reverting to type
Thorpyness
16/09/2011 16:12:00
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I heard it was the scousers scouts reverting to type
Thorpyness
16/09/2011 16:12:00
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I'd be questioning the daily mirror guy. Media making stories again....
wigan-nz
16/09/2011 22:34:00
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I'd be questioning the daily mirror guy. Media making stories again....
wigan-nz
16/09/2011 22:34:00
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