Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Roberto Delighted With Fans Efforts

Roberto Delighted With Fans Efforts



Wigan Evening Post Latics correspondent Paul Kendrick as kindly agreed to allow Vital Wigan to reproduce the following piece that appeared in the Post last week, the article is reporting on the massive lift that the players received prior to the West Brom game at the DW when supporters turned up to greet the arrival of the players:

WIGAN Athletic may be join-bottom of the Premier League heading into the final nine games of the campaign.

But Roberto Martinez reckons the club`s supporters are top-of-the-league quality.

The Wigan boss admits he was bowled over by the fans' support both before and during last weekend's 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Several hundred Latics fanatics turned up to the DW Stadium nearly three hours before kick-off to welcome the team into the stadium, and the support once the game began - from a bumper crowd of over 21,000, was as partisan as could be.

Martinez admitted to being disappointed the team couldn't respond with the three points against the Baggies - only converting one of the 20 chances they created on the day.

But he says if the fans keep their end of the bargain, the team will oblige with another 'Great Escape'.

'I have to say that the performance from the fans at the weekend was absolutely outstanding,' Martinez told the Evening Post.

'It was a great feeling to feel the warmth from the fans, hours before kick-off.

'It was a special touch, something we didn't expect, that I feel galvanised our performance from the first minute.

'That feeling allowed us to relax, to focus on the performance and it really showed on the pitch.

'The truth is the fans were the ones who instigated the level of performance against West Brom, and we were a football club to be very proud of.

'That fills me with real joy and excitement for the rest of the season.'


Paul Kendrick

With the obvious positive effect that showing support in this way has on the players how can we as fans not continue to do this? Stoke City arrive at the DW on Saturday for another tough and important game, we'll be there, at the corner of the East and South stands for 12:45pm to ensure that the Latics players are up for the challenge, will you join us?



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:Paul Kendrick
Date:Tuesday March 27 2012
Time: 1:56PM

Comments

0
This does work, see you all on Saturday, 12:45
worbo
27/03/2012 14:09:00
0
The surprise and smiles on the players faces was fantastic. It certainly gave them a lift and this has hown on the pitch. Be there for the Stoke welcome
taff57
28/03/2012 11:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

PWU Latics Podcast With Special Guest Paul Kendrick

Lot's get discussed and there is even a hint at who the new manager will be:

What The Bosses Say - Reading v Latics

In the build up to the game both managers have been speaking to the media, let's take a look at what they have been saying:

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

Potential Championship Make Up 2017/18 (28/4/17)

With a few games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

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)

Big Derby Game Winners
Suggested By: Vincent Tan
Latics42%
Cardiff City27%
Draw31%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay353
2.Whittleblue262
3.Get a Grip!235
4.truelatic4eva206
5.king_dezeeuw06201
6.Oscarbon139
7.hindleymonwafc120
8.TRUE BELIEVER111
9.nottinghamlatic110
10.WN597
Write for Vital Football