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Wigan Athletic - The 12th Man

Wigan Athletic - The 12th Man



This weeks Wigan Evening Post 12th man feature had two contributions from Vital Latics:

International Breaks!

Another international break, another defeat, please no more!

Saturdays loss at the Liberty Stadium was quite disappointing, we didn't start playing until two goals down, Swansea didn't look anything special we simply afforded their midfield too much space in the opening stages of the second half and we paid the price. We forced our way back into the match with a stunning improvised strike from Boycey and could quite easily have gone on to get at least a point from the game.

If we'd have had the same urgency throughout the game as we did in the final 20 minutes then I'm sure that the result would have been different, but those points have gone now, as always no use dwelling on what might have been, we have to pull ourselves up because there is a chance to get the game out of our system on Saturday when West Ham are in town

Playing the Hammers at the DW Stadium usually has something momentous riding upon it. This season though the stakes seem a lot less than those from recent encounters, no play-off place up for grabs or the threat of relegation looming over either club, but a good performance and three points on Saturday would most certainly shoot the Latics a few places up the table and more importantly, give us our first home win of this campaign.

Sam Allardyce has got West Ham playing quite well and they have just one defeat on their travels this season, so it won't be an easy game, but it's about time that we got that home win under our belts and if Martinez's aim of having the Latics avoid another relegation tussle is going to come to fruition then we need to start getting points on the board sooner than later.

At least we don't need to worry about international breaks until March

Barry Worthington


No Need To Worry

It's amazing how different people interpret things differently. Due to work commitments, and of course it being a right trek to Swansea, I spent the afternoon on Saturday working on my laptop with the Wish FM commentary for company.

I have seen doom and gloom across a variety of supporters, following the result, however it was a very different aspect of the game that grabbed my attention. It doesn't even look bleak yet and already we have the usual suspects complaining about how we are doomed.

Once again when the chips were down, we showed we have the ability to respond. This is what we should be taking from the game, the confidence that once again, no matter how bleak it may look, this squad has the ability to do whatever it takes to chase a result. At some stage we will start to get the results and results will breed confidence, which will breed results. The odd referee might give us a fair run as well.

Fear not fellow Latics, we've not looked half as bad as at times last year, and we're already showing the fight we need to sort the situation out. Two wins and the whole picture looks different.

Paul Thorp

The above articles first appeared in the Wigan Evening Post on Wednesday 24th October, 2012

The latest PWU podcast is now available for download

In the studio we have the regulars Barry, Paul, Rob and Dan, looking back at the Swansea game and previewing both the West Ham Premier League match and the Capital One tie against Bradford.

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






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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday October 26 2012
Time: 11:11PM

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