Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic 12th Man - 28/09/12

Wigan Athletic 12th Man - 28/09/12



This weeks Wigan Evening Post 12th Man page features two contributions from Vital Latics:

A Week Of Mixed Emotions

Mixed emotions this week, firstly the disappointment of last Saturday with the home defeat against Fulham, then onto the euphoria of Tuesday night with a superb away victory at West Ham in the League Cup

Starting with the Fulham game, isn't it always the case, largest home support of the season and the lads seem to put in their worst performance of the season. Flat as a fluke, no punch, buzz or pace about them, very lethargic until the final ten minutes, but by then it was too late. Fulham are a decent side, no doubt about it, Berbatov is a class player and Rodallega was always going to score against us, we had our chances though, another day we`d have got something from the game

A highlight from Saturday was the introduction of both Miyaichi and McManaman in the closing stages, they changed both the pattern and the pace of the Latics and they got their rewards for the exuberance they showed with starting berths in the Capital One Cup game against West Ham

Could we have our name on the cup this year? To say we have been good in the two ties played so far would be an understatement, we blew Forest away in the last round and West Ham were given the same treatment on Tuesday. An exhilarating performance, four cracking goals and the Latics march on into the last 16, also after being given a home tie against League 2 club Bradford, you've got to fancy our chances of making the quarter-finals

Boselli with his two excellently executed goals, also the performance of both McManaman and especially Miyaichi must have given Martinez food for thought ahead of Saturday's trip to the Stadium of Light. It's great that the manager has options but the Premier League and the Capital One cup are two very different kettles of fish.

Of the three mentioned, I can see only one of them being in the starting eleven on Saturday, possibly Miyaichi to give the right side a little more balance, but it is good that there are options.

Sunderland is a place that the Latics have performed well at over the years, ten visits and only three defeats, a strong record, last time up there we cost Steve Bruce his job with a snatch and grab win, Di Santo in the final minute of the game gave the Latics the points and Sunderland gave Bruce the sack. Another win this weekend would be a most welcomed end to what has turned out to be an exciting week.

Barry Worthington


Pride Restored

Given that confidence and belief were such important factors in last season`s campaign, it was disturbing to spend an afternoon at the DW when both appeared to be ebbing away. The manner of the defeat to Fulham was not as galling as it was last year. This time we created enough chances to get something out of the game despite being well below our best.

Defending was ropey, but that can be sorted out. For the first goal, Berbatov had too much time, and for the second, even with men out of position, there were 3 players around the man with the ball and Ruiz should have been crowded out and never been allowed to make the pass.

It felt like we were not quite as dominant as we were last year, but that was down to Fulham. According to the BBC, we ourselves created as many shots on goal, and total shots as we did last season, and had as much possession, it was the fact that Fulham were allowed to create more than they were last season, which made it look like a more balanced game.

Having watched the confidence appear to drain on Saturday, we then got to watch it return on Wednesday as despite conceding an early goal via a sloppy individual error, we went on to win the game comfortably. We not only went on to win, we progressed to the next round and a favourable draw, we used the squad strength, and we restored pride. With a good performance at Sunderland, the dream of a season looking up not down, is back on.

Paul Thorp


The latest PWU Podcast is now available, this week it's the Sunderland v Latics preview, as well as look backs at both the Fulham and West Ham games, in the 'studio' are Barry, Gareth, Paul and Rob

The podcast is available for download from iTunes, our hosting site www.buzzsprout.com or you can click play on the player below to listen from here

As always feedback is welcome, plus if you want to get involved in the podcast please contact us here at Vital Latics wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk , mark your email Podcast





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:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday September 28 2012
Time: 2:05PM

Comments

0
Onwards and upwards
worbo
28/09/2012 14:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Wexit - Will Grigg Leaves The EUros

So pleased that the world didn't get to see our rough diamond, someone could have come in to polish him up for themselves

Dan Burn Becomes Latics Third Addition Of The Summer

Wigan Athletic have officially announced that Fulham defender Dan Burn will join the Latics on the 1st July when his current contract with the Cottagers expires

Two More Games Added To Wigan Athletic Preseason List

Wigan Athletic have added to ore games to their preseason schedule

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)

Where Do We Need Strengthening The Most
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Goalkeeper14%
Right Back18%
Left Back0%
Dentre Back9%
Midfield0%
Attack59%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W80
2.scotdave41
3.Moonay40
4.Whittleblue36
5.HarryLatic35
6.Noel Wards Leg34
7.Jonny_SuffolkLatic29
8.hindleymonwafc28
9.TRUE BELIEVER26
10.Yon Mon26