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What The Bosses Say - Latics v MK Dons

What The Bosses Say - Latics v MK Dons




Well it's FA Cup day at the DW Stadium and to be kicking off our 3rd round tie against MK Dons as holders feels quite special, beating Manchester City in the final was a fantastic achievement, and now eight months later, following two managerial changes, we have an ex-City player as manager, oh the irony!

In the build up to the game both clubs bosses, Uwe Rosler and Karl Robinson, have been speaking to the media, let's take a look at what they have had to say:

Latics boss Uwe Rosler - 'I got teased about Ben's goal the day I walked into the club'

'But I don't mind - I know how much it meant to the people here.

'You won't find a bigger fan of the FA Cup than me.

'When I was a boy, growing up in East Germany, we used to spend nights huddled around the radio, listening to broadcasts of Cup replays and enjoying the crowd atmosphere.

'My last personal involvement with the competition - Brentford`s two games with Chelsea in the FA Cup last season - was a great ¬experience, and obviously I am aware of my responsibility to Wigan this year.

'We all understand how proud the whole town felt to win the Cup. It is our trophy and we will give it our best shot to defend it.

'Although we are a bit thin in some areas and the bench will contain some unknown young players, we will field our strongest possible team. That is our duty to the competition, to our supporters and to our opposition.

'I will not criticise individual colleagues about their attitude towards the FA Cup because each manager has his own objectives, but my feeling is it remains a fantastic ¬opportunity for teams in the lower leagues to measure themselves against the top sides in the country.

'The financial rewards are attractive, the chance to claim a famous win is always an incentive and, of course, it is a trophy immersed in history.

'If you ask any Wigan Athletic supporter if they would swap winning the Cup at Wembley last May for anything, they will give you the same answer.

'And whatever Ben Watson goes on to achieve in his career - and he is a very good player - he will always be famous for scoring that winner against Manchester City.'

'As holders, it is not just our responsibility to defend the Cup. It is our privilege.'



MK Dons boss Karl Robinson - 'Wigan are a wonderful team and they've got so many talented players'

'Uwe Rosler is their manager now and he knows us very, very well. Me and Uwe have had some tremendous duels over the years and we respect each other immensely.

'They are the FA Cup holders and I'm sure they won't want to go out in their first round so I'm not, for one minute, going to stand here and say we'll be able to go there and win the game.

'We believe we're good enough to go and compete with them and hopefully the outcome of the game will be determined on our efforts.

'We'll go there, still, full of confidence because it's The FA Cup and you just don't know what's going to happen.'



Great and inspiring words from both managers whets the appetitie for an afternoon of excitement

This is what it is all about

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic




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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday January 4 2014
Time: 10:30AM

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I'm really looking forward to this afternoon now
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