Writer: Adam Vincent
Date:Monday September 19 2011
Wigan Athletic came away from Everton on Saturday with nothing but a consolation goal, on another day we could have got at least a point, the Latics can take some consolation that there were some good performances from the men in all white, giving his appraisal of the players here is this weeks player ratings by Vital member Adam Vincent, aka DiamesLoveChild, over to you Adam:
Ali Al-Habsi: 7 - Did not do much today, made some good catches and made some good stops, especially a good save to his right early on.
Piscu: 6 - Though does not deserve as much stick as he gets, he looked a little overhanded vs Baines and could not handle him, he did put his foot in though, but right back was too much for him.
Caldwell: 6 - Did not do as good as he can be, i love his leadership and is vastly underrated in the team, he shouts and helps the defenders out, but today he seem to have to help out Piscu too much which in regard was too much of a ask for him.
Figueroa: 6 - Jekyll and Hide, he made a great penetrating run in the second half and looks like a good centreback when he does that, but his positioning in the centre is questionable, especially for Jagielka's goal. Left back for me.
Van Aanholt: 8 - When we loaned him out, I only knew he was highly rated by Chelsea fans and saw him as a understudy to Cole, it`s fair to say, with his constant energy up and down the left, skill and tackling, he looks like a steal of a loan, unlucky not to score and it seems Figueroa is going to really struggle to get ahead of him at this rate.
Ben Watson: 7 - Was the only midfielder who was trying to get us going, Ben is one of, if not our best player, his passing can be amazing, today though, he got no support, he made some passes and sometimes made some great attacks but it was one of those games where we was forced back a lot.
Jordi Gomez: 6 - He was alright, when we got forward he was trying to make stuff happen, he got it wide a few times but did not really do much.
James McCarthy: 6 - All I saw was him running around, when he got the ball he passed it, but he did not do too much at all to comment.
Moses: 7 - Let`s be honest, he is a good player, he really needs to keep starting games, he will only thrive from it, he was alright today, he direct running always pleases me and when he did Baines with ease we was unlucky not to score as no one was on the end of it. Gone missing in parts though.
Hugo Rodallega: 6 - Worked hard, always gave the ball to Aanholt in to be fair held Hugo together, only things Hugo annoyed me with was his wild shots and his awful final ball, but he is a Striker, not a winger, picked up a horrible injury so get well soon Hugo!
Di Santo: 7 - Franco Di Flecto got another trademark goal, but nothing more than he deserves, his work rate is amazing, it`s only fair to say that he deserves to start, he really helps the team, confidence is growing, a lot of faith in Franco at the moment!
Jones: came on, hit the bar, got that forward pass in him, good sub performance by him, feel sorry he did not score, especially straight after we conceded, unlucky day for us.
Maloney: Did not really have enough time, which was the only disappointment in my case, we did not bring any forward subs on to try and win the game.
All in all, we deserved a point, but our defence never got the ball and pushed up as we could, cagey from us, But I know we will do well in the league. I might be fickle but give me a day after a loss and i will regain my realism and optimism!
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:Monday September 19 2011
Join Our Latics v Reading Match Thread (Friday April 18 2014)
Last Call - Vital Latics Player Of The Season (Friday April 18 2014)
Latics v Reading - Big Game Preview (Friday April 18 2014)
Your Vote Counts Vital Latics Player Of The Season (Friday April 18 2014)
Early Team News - Latics v Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)
What The Bosses Say - Latics v Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)
The 12th Man - They Did Us Proud (Thursday April 17 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - Farewell To The FA Cup (Thursday April 17 2014)
Vital Latics Wembley Coach Raffle Winners (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Any Previous? - Latics v Reading (Wednesday April 16 2014)
|7.||Noel Wards Leg||59|
|3. Derby County||42||22||9||11||27||75|
|Key man watch: Shaun Maloney
» Reading : 18/04/2014 13:00:00
|Join Our Latics v Reading Match Thread
» Wigan : 18/04/2014 11:51:00
|Earlybird Season Ticket Sales
» Watford : 18/04/2014 11:49:00
|Last Call - Vital Latics Player Of The Season
» Wigan : 18/04/2014 11:35:00
|Team News v Charlton
» Bolton : 18/04/2014 10:45:00
|Forgotten man on verge of Royals exit
» Reading : 18/04/2014 10:26:00
|The Psycho Effect.
» Forest : 18/04/2014 10:14:00