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Wigan Athletic 12th Man - 13/12/12

Wigan Athletic 12th Man - 13/12/12



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

Let's Give The Canaries A Good Stuffing

We may have only drawn against QPR on Saturday, but there was enough evidence in that game to suggest that we will be fine come the end of the season, despite sitting perilously close to the drop zone at the moment.

James McCarthy was head and shoulders above all the others on the pitch, he was the driving force of our performance and with him at the heart of the team the future is indeed bright

Considering the makeshift back three the Latics looked by far the better side and, although no one was ever relegated in December, QPR look dead certs for going down.

Over the next few weeks we should see a return to fitness for our injured defenders, this will ease the burden on the rest of the squad and I am quite excited at the prospect of some great games ahead

The festive period is always a busy time, this year is no different, we have five games in the next three weeks, the first of those is Norwich away on Saturday, the corresponding fixture last season saw the emergence at the Latics of Shaun Maloney and the little Scot could be back in the starting line-up this weekend.

The injury and suspension situation came to a head last weekend, though it has now eased somewhat with Figueroa back from suspension and as previously mentioned Maloney available again after injury, giving Martinez a boost as he ponders his selection for Saturdays game

Norwich will be no pushovers and their form of late under Chris Hughton has been great, they have established themselves in the top half of the table but I am confident of us getting a result.

Despite our lack of numbers of late we have put in some decent performances and with the squad getting back in to shape we will see the results start going our way. A great early Christmas present for me down in Norfolk, forget the turkey's let's give the Canaries a good stuffing

Barry Worthington


Ready To Give Someone A Hiding

Another Saturday afternoon at the DW stadium saw a draw with the team sat at the bottom of the league. The score line only tells half the story though. Yes we might only have got a draw, but in truth, we were never going to lose that game and really should have won it.

Some supporters attach some of the blame to Adrian Lopez for 'mistakes that cost goals'. The truth is that all players make mistakes, just some mistakes prove more costly than others, and of course some players are allowed much more leeway than others in some sections of the fanbase.

The truth is that whilst he makes a convenient scapegoat for those that simply look at the result and judge everything based on that, Lopez actually had a very good game overall, most of the team did, Dave Jones playing well in his deputising role too.

When you then think that as fans we'd all name 4-5 players we'd rather see starting as centre back before those two, it shows the actual depth in the squad, especially when you think that Ali actually had a reasonably quiet afternoon.

Going forward we created many chances and should have still won had we been a little more clinical/lucky, whichever way you look at it. The fact is we played well and the frustrating result aside, we were once again, both the better side and very entertaining to watch. I see us being capable of taking 3 points from any opposition, and ready to dish out a hiding if we ever get lucky enough to have a game where the opposition are not quite on it.

Paul Thorp


The latest PWU podcast is now available from most good record stores, do they still have them? I remember Roy Hurst Records in the old Market Hall, Javelin in the New Precinct, Rumbelows also sold records (where Subway is) and Debenhams had a record section, Russ Winstanley also had his import shop in Hallgate, but I digress

This week's edition looks back at the QPR game, how on earth did we not win that! There is also discussion about potential new signing Ferrie Bodde, Phil Dowd receiving abuse even though he did ok and we look forward to the Norwich game. We! I almost forgot, it's the usual rabble of Dan, Rob, Gareth, Paul and Barry, the action is recorded at the Beech Hill Book Cycle on Buckley Street

The podcast can be downloaded from itunes, from our hosting provider www.buzzsprout.com, or simply click the play button on the embedded player below

Feedback as always welcome, both positive and negative, also if you wish to get involved please get in touch wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk , mark your email Podcast






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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday December 13 2012
Time: 4:29PM

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Time for some Canary stuffing me thinks
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