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

We Need To Bounce Back

Very disappointing result up at Newcastle, more disappointed with the referee, Mike Jones, though, if Figueroa's challenge was a free kick, never mind a penalty and a red card then it's time to give up

12 minutes of the game gone and Mike Jones virtually hands Newcastle the three points. It isn't the first time that we've had a little conflict with this particular referee either, remember Chelsea away last season, that was Mike Jones, all sorts of shenanigans going on in that game

We also lost quite a bit of composure for the rest of the first half, Caldwell was lucky not to pick up a second booking and follow Figueroa down the tunnel. Second half, reshaped and tweaked with Lopez replacing Caldwell we looked far more threatening, we just ran out of steam towards the end of the game

Massive match on Saturday now, QPR visiting the DW Stadium, the biggest poser of the game though will be what team will Martinez put out? Caldwell and Figueroa both suspended, Ramis and Alcaraz injured, Undoubtedly Lopez will come in and Boyce will continue in the back three but who will join them?

There have been cries to bring in Roman Golobart but this is a game for experience and I hope Martinez chooses wisely. QPR, although a very poor team do have some talented individuals and Redknapp will no doubt have them motivated. This is definitely a must not lose game, we haven't been in the bottom three all season and that's the way we need it to stay

A positive result and the Newcastle shambles will be forgotten, no time to be feeling sorry for ourselves, its back to the walls time, let's show the football world what we are all about

Barry Worthington


Injustices So Frustrating

As I write this, it is Tuesday afternoon and I'm still not calm over the referring standards on display on Monday night. Wigan Athletic have again been hard done to in terms of the decisions of the officials. A number of robust Newcastle challenges go unpunished, and then a 50-50 ball results in a sending off for us.

The decision may get appealed and I suspect it will get commuted down to a yellow card. Not that this is the right decision, but it would be seen to be conceding a little ground to Wigan, whilst at the same time offering some support to not quite admitting the level of screw up that took place. A rectification of the decision does not however bring back the opportunity to accrue points that we`ve lost. We should get behind the team and show them that we as supporters are prepared to fight the injustices and do what we can to help them.

As for the game, we looked pretty solid in the opening 10 minutes, and then after Figgy got sent off, all hell broke loose and suddenly we were behind by 2 goals. At least we showed that we were more than a match in midfield and for a great portion of the second half I suspected we might even get back into the match.

Saturdays visitors are QPR, and with all the hype surrounding them and 'Arry', the game will be billed as more important that it should be. When we have been playing the teams that are around and about the bottom of the league, we've looked very assured, professional and we've been in charge of those games. More of the same please.

Paul Thorp


The latest PWU podcast is now available for download

In the studio this week are Barry, Rob, Gareth and Dan. The Newcastle game is reviewed and the QPR game is previewed.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday December 7 2012
Time: 11:38AM

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Just a note...Figgy is on four yellows, so a comute would have seen him miss the QPR game anyway, though what it does mean if he picks up a yellow away at Norwich he'll be out of the Arsenal game
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