Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

The 12th Man 20/10/11 - Wigan Athletic

The 12th Man 20/10/11 - Wigan Athletic



This weeks 12th Man page in the Wigan Evening Post featured one piece from Vital Latics:

Desperation Creeping In?

Six games, six defeats, it's starting to look a little desperate, Saturdays shambles against Bolton was a real low point for me. Before the game I was quite optimistic, a home match against a struggling side, a chance to get back on track but as soon as I saw the team selection alarm bells started to ring.

Maynor Figueroa arrived back in the UK on Friday and was considered to be suffering from jet lag and so left on the bench, Steve Gohouri chosen to fill-in for Figueroa was, in my opinion, a disastrous decision. Gohouri is no left back, his positional sense is dreadful, he has no left foot and spends too much time looking for free-kicks.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, so why put Gohouri at left back? He`s played there before and on each occasion that he`s filled-in for Figueroa he`s cost us goals and cost us games. We have a young lad on loan from Chelsea, Patrick van Aanholt, he's a left back, he's played there for the past four games and he's been one of our better performers, he didn't even make the bench on Saturday. In front of Gohouri, Martinez played James McCarthy, another right sided player, this left the team with no balance, we were woeful, thankfully it was Bolton that we were playing, a decent side would have had us well and truly buried.

Now we travel to Newcastle for a really tough encounter, the Geordies have made a cracking start to the season, undefeated and currently fourth in the table this will be a formidable game for a Latics side that`s low on confidence, flat in their play and looking like real relegation contenders, a draw up at St. James' Park, with all things considered, would be a terrific result, I'm not holding my breath though.

Barry Worthington



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









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



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday October 20 2011
Time: 12:09PM

Comments

0
I'll be surprised if we get anything this weekend, but here's hoping
worbo
20/10/2011 12:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Wigan Athletic Transfer News And Gossip Catch Up

If, like myself, you have been away for a week or two, then you may have missed some of the comings and goings at the good ship Wigan Athletic

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

Ryan Taylor Not Offered A Deal By The Latics

There will be no return to the Latics for former player Ryan Taylor

Richard's Review Preview - You'll Get The Drift

Vital Latics member Ihaventaclue, AKA Richard, takes us on a journey, well see for yourself:

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Do We Need Strengthening The Most
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Goalkeeper12%
Right Back15%
Left Back2%
Dentre Back6%
Midfield1%
Attack64%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W80
2.scotdave64
3.HarryLatic56
4.ExiledViking46
5.Moonay38
6.Noel Wards Leg38
7.TRUE BELIEVER33
8.C_Latic30
9.Yon Mon24
10.Ihaventaclue23