Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Taco Corner: Fraser Fyvie And The Master Plan

Taco Corner: Fraser Fyvie And The Master Plan




See this is how you make a club self-sustainable.

Here in Fraser Fyvie we have bought a player who is young and inexpensive and doubtless on low wages as well. The SPL isn't a particularly strong league but to be in the first team from the age of 16 means he's got some talent already. Obviously Martinez and our scouts see something in him as well. So you've got a low-risk-high-ceiling player coming in, and he's still in the midst of his development at only 19 so clearly he's got a good bit of potential.

Now of course like any player (even the pricey ones) there's a chance he doesn't pan out but let's say he does. At 22 or 23 he's a Scotland international (not a huge stretch) and a regular first teamer and still with the prime of his career to come. Perfect time, in other words, for a Villa or a Chelsea (depending on how good he is) to come snap him up, leaving us with a good chunk of money to put back into the transfer and wage budget.

Wash, rinse, repeat. Except this extra money means more to spend on better youngsters, which means better players, a better team, and eventually even more money the next cycle. Not to mention that we get the services of some high-quality players in the interim. And once we can pay them competent wages, some of them might even be inclined to stay.

Roberto Martinez understands this, and he understands it well. He's shown us before with signings like Victor Moses and James McCarthy and our new investment in our own youth facilities is an exercise in this as well. It's a long term project that has been going on for years now, and I'm inclined to think it's why he turned down some pretty darn good job opportunities to see it - or at least the foundation of it - through.

And I commend him for it. Every last bit of it, including the Fraser Fyvie signing today. Is it making waves across Europe? Surely no, and I doubt it's even having much of an impact across Wigan. But in the scope of the grand scheme of things, it's important that Mr. Martinez knows that there's at least one onlooker who thinks it's absolutely brilliant.

taco



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:taco
Date:Tuesday July 17 2012
Time: 12:16AM

Comments

0
Make that two on lookers
worbo
17/07/2012 00:21:00
0
Make that 3 , I've been saying this for at leasty a couple of years. The bad stretches last season hid the progress to a degree.
thorpyness
17/07/2012 09:20:00
0
The process is now taking shape so that even the doubters can see where we are going. I think that this season will open a lot of eyes in the wider world. Jut hope Roberto is becoming more attached to the plan and does a Fergy. 20 years would be great.
Taff57
17/07/2012 10:01:00
0
McCarthy - Bought for 1 Million, current worth is 10-12 Million Moses - Bought for 2.5 Million, current worth is 8-10 mil based on contract situations. McArthur - Bought for 600k, current worth 5 Million Al Habsi - Bought for 4 Million, worth around 12 Million as he is that good. Di Santo - Bought for 2 Million, around 4 Million he is worth atm and only will rise. Dicko, Fyvie, Callum, Nicholls, Redmond, Golobart must of cost us all under 1 million if that, how much are they worth individual now? I would not say we aim to buy players just to sell them for more, even though its a welcome situation if it involves growing our club. But it also helps improve our league position.
DiamesLoveChild
17/07/2012 13:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

What The Bosses Say - Latics v Wolves

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:

Ryan Colclough Makes EFL Team Of The Week

Congratulations to Latics player Ryan Colclough who is spending the season on loan at League One side MK Dons on making the EFL team of the week

Meet The Ref - Latics v Wolves - Tony Harrington

Hartlepool ref, Tony Harrington who is in his 4th season on the National List and part of the new Select Group 2 professional officials will be in charge of the game

Any Previous? - Latics v Wolves

Latics and Wolves have met 16 times down the years, all but two of the last eight of these coming in the Premier League.

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)

Will We?
Suggested By: Noddy Holder
Latics To Win50%
Wolves To Win50%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!238
2.Moonay174
3.Barry W131
4.Whittleblue79
5.scotdave74
6.TRUE BELIEVER58
7.hindleymonwafc54
8.Ihaventaclue52
9.nottinghamlatic50
10.king_dezeeuw0644