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Latics Still Have International Pull



The Latics might be struggling at the wrong end of the table, but the appeal of our little club is as strong as ever with fans from all over the world following the fortunes of Wigan Athletic. This past week two Vital Latics members, Wiganlatics09 and hongkonglatic have both expressed what the club means to them and why the Latics are their club. There is something magical about our club that allows it to choose its fans rather than the other way round, after all who would choose to support the Latics? Me for one.

Anyway a little insight into two far away fans and why they support Wigan Athletic:

Wiganlatics09

Just wanted to tell everyone my reason on why Wigan?

So first my name is Frank and I`m an 18 year old college kid born and raised in United States, I've never been to Wigan or England. I love the premier league and I love to play football or soccer for me at very competitive levels.

I love the premier league and the excitement of every game.

Whenever I find someone who follows the premier league and I tell them I support Wigan the first question I always get is 'Why Wigan?'

So I've been thinking about it recently, and the reason I started following Wigan was because the first game I saw was the Man U Wigan game where Leighton Baines had the dirty free kick. I loved watching the fighting spirit of this team I had never heard of, I enjoyed watching them fight until the end.

Following Wigan as I said, is a different kind of experience. Why not Man U or Chelsea like everyone else in the States? They win all the time and are always on TV, but watching Wigan is a different experience. If I was a Man U fan I would expect to win every game, so losing is just a disappointment. Whereas Wigan anything can happen, ANYTHING, ya sure we probably will lose to the big four most of the time, but when Wigan do win its an unexplainable feeling. Wigan 3 Arsenal 2 was one of the greatest experiences. I could just feel the atmosphere of the stadium through my computer, I can only imagine what it was like to be there.

Another reason I love the club is because, we don't buy our team, we develop and make stars. I love to follow the players after they leave Wigan, Leighton Baines, Cleverly, Valencia, Scharner, Roberts, Palacios, and of course N`Zogbia. Signing players like McCarthy and Moses give me hope that they one day will be a world class player, will be stars, just makes me want to watch them every minute.

In conclusion I realize Wigan will probably never win the Premier League, but beating the drop is more exciting than that in my opinion, and heroes like David Unsworth and Rodallega will be remembered for their last day heroics. I love the club and will always follow them, and I can't wait for Saturdays game. #wafc

Frank (Wiganlatics09)



hongkonglatic

Thanks for telling your story with Wigan Frank. There's so many unforgettable moments during our Premier League days, my eyes still fill with tears when I recall the memory of the last day survivals of 2007 and 2011 (watch the video of 2nd half of that game more than 20 times but it still rocks when Hugo scores)

The first time we beat a big four club (Chelsea), the great comeback vs. Arsenal in 2009 and the top performance away at Wolves last year. Even though we are still fighting for survival year after year, I find my love with Wigan just keeps growing without any doubt.

I will enjoy every moment for now and I hope one day I can make a trip to the DW and watch the lads play in person.

I also feel the team are more united than ever under Bobby`s reign and this makes me feel more proud for being a Wigan Fan, the family feeling is so strong which I don't believe any other Premier League club could offer.

Jarvis (hongkonglatic)



Great stuff lads, it would be great to see you both down at the DW but in the meantime keep on supporting from afar.



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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 5 2011

Time: 7:00AM

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Great stuff lads, keep the faith
worbo
Thanks Worbo for putting this up. I really appreciate it
wiganlatics09
 

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