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What We All Missed - Wigan Athletic

What We All Missed - Wigan Athletic



Now we have all calmed down about Saturdays result, I thought I'd take time to point out something that seemed to pass us all by. Another part of the masterplan quietly slipped into place on Saturday. This is something which stealthily achieved by the club on Saturday, but does not feature in any of the match reports.

Following the comments of Alan Pardew in the build up to the game and one or two early rumours regarding the ticketing lockdown policy not being in force. There was a legitimate fear amongst some supporters that the home stands would be full of Ant's and Dec's. The club moved to quell the rumours.

I can only speak for the area around me and those people that have passed comments my way, but as far as I am aware the club were proven to be right and the fears were baseless, the Geordies didn't invade, they were turned away. I know some decided to cause trouble on the retail park in their frustration at not being let in. The particular establishment I have contact with, saying it's the first trouble they have had all season.

So what did we do that was so good?

We played superbly, we won 4-0, we almost secured Premiership football for the 8th season. I am sure that most readers are aware of all of these things, and I guess people are sort of aware of the point I'm highlighting, but not necessarily the implications. We did all that we did in front of what was our largest crowd of the season, and they were mostly home supporters.

Whereas Roberto and his team are rightly getting credit for the performances on the field. Jonathon Jackson and his team deserve credit for the fact that facing the pitch were about 17.5 thousand Wigan supporters. The stadium was pretty full, and it was full of Wiganers witnessing something which should cause one or two of them to join us season ticket holders a little more regularly in next seasons adventure.

Paul Thorp



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Writer:Paul Thorp
Date:Tuesday May 1 2012
Time: 7:00AM

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The fans were also in good voice
worbo
30/04/2012 23:42:00
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I expect they were quite pleased to have missed the game in the end anyway ... Pardew made a fool of himself.
thebicyclethief
01/05/2012 07:14:00
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