Writer: Dave Hayes
Date:Friday June 22 2012
Vital Latics member Dave Hayes, aka hayzee, started a great thread in the Vital Latics forum, with Dave's permission it is reproduced here:
I have started this article using his full title of Mr Whelan because I believe he deserves respect. This brings me on to the purpose of this article.
The press and fans of other clubs have been giving our Dave quite a bit of stick over the past few weeks. He has been dubbed a comedian recently and now he is being accused of being greedy. One comment posted on an article actually stated that Wigan would still be in the bottom tier of football if it wasn't for DW 'buying' Wigan into the prem.
Firstly, how do they think Manchester City won the title this year? Did they think it was a remarkably lucky string of events, or maybe was it that the new owners stuck the odd few bob in and bought the odd player or two.
Secondly, I wholeheartedly agree, Wigan probably WOULD be in the bottom tier if it wasn't for this wonderful and remarkable man.
Dave Whelan speaks his mind. I have yet to hear him say anything that either didn't need saying or wasn't true.
He also speaks with experience being an ex footballer himself. He isn't some rich, foreign businessman who woke up one morning and fancied owning a premiership team.
He BUILT this team. He appointed managers and financed the purchase of players to do a job in each division. We are STILL making progress. This club is growing and going places.
To any fans of any other teams reading this, have some respect for a man who has achieved such a remarkable feat. A man who has probably forgotten more about football than you will ever know. He may be outspoken and cantankerous but the man is a business genius...and what is more HE'S LATICS THROUGH AND THROUGH.
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:Friday June 22 2012
The PWU Latics Podcast Is Back (Thursday July 31 2014)
Their Name Is On Our Back - New Sponsors (Wednesday July 30 2014)
Walk4Tilly Still Going Ahead Despite Sky Switch (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Hopes And Fears For The Season Ahead (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Brentford Turn Down Latics Bid For Forshaw (Monday July 28 2014)
Latics Linked With Bid For Brentfords Adam Forshaw (Monday July 28 2014)
Emyr Huws Continues His Preseason With City (Monday July 28 2014)
Latics Put On Open Training Session For Fans (Sunday July 27 2014)
Lights Out - August 4th (Sunday July 27 2014)
Latics Suffer Defeat In First Game Of German Tour (Sunday July 27 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|LUFC Stuart Gray - Lees to have medical today
» Leeds Utd : 31/07/2014 07:32:00
|On This Day - July 31st Happy Birthday Sniffer
» Leeds Utd : 31/07/2014 07:19:00
|The PWU Latics Podcast Is Back
» Wigan : 31/07/2014 07:00:00
|Owls edged out by Magpies in friendly
» Sheff Wed : 30/07/2014 23:53:00
|LUFC Dawson hat-trick in Leeds win
» Leeds Utd : 30/07/2014 21:37:00