Date:Friday September 16 2011
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
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
Date:Friday September 16 2011
Support Counts - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Sunday November 23 2014)
Stats: Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday November 22 2014)
Latics v Boro Big Game Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)
12th Man - Has Whelan Made The Right Call? (Friday November 21 2014)
Premier Range End Sponsorship Deal With Latics (Thursday November 20 2014)
Brentford v Latics Fixture Time Change (Thursday November 20 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - Times They Are A Changing (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Malky Mackay Appointed New Latics Boss (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Dave Whelan Confirms Mackay To Be Interviewed (Tuesday November 18 2014)
Have Your Say At The Latics (Tuesday November 18 2014)
|Bryson Strike Secures Win
» Derby County : 23/11/2014 21:26:00
» Derby County : 23/11/2014 21:23:00
|Video: AFCB v Ipswich
» Bournemouth : 23/11/2014 18:46:00
» Bolton : 23/11/2014 17:00:00
|Molineux Mauling For Wolves!!!
» Forest : 23/11/2014 16:34:00