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Wigan Athletic - The 12th Man - Turn Around




This weeks Wigan Evening Post 12th Man feature, Vital Latics contributions:

What A Turn-A-Round

What a good week in the life of a Latics fan, an excellent 3-0 win at home against Bournemouth in the Championship on Saturday, followed up by a terrific away win in the FA cup replay at MK Dons on the Tuesday.

If results go our way this weekend we could find ourselves in a play-off spot come 5pm on Saturday, what a turn-a-round that would be since the arrival at the club of Uwe Rosler.

Without getting expectations too high, which I admit is now becoming difficult to curtail, the Latics under Rosler look such a different proposition than they did in the first part of the season, I know a new manager has the impact effect, Steve McLaren had it at Derby before hitting a wall, but we do look a totally different set, more impetus about us, a better pattern to our play, the players actually look like they know what they are doing.

Saturdays trip to Doncaster gives the team an opportunity to make a statement of intent, Donny haven't won in nine games, they are sliding towards relegation, they look ripe for the picking, if we can go there and get a resounding victory and that pushes us up into the top six confidence will be soaring at the club, winning breeds winning, we know that, we could be in for a great second half to the season.

I have probably put the curse on it all now, but in seriousness we do look a team that can go onto achieve something this season, whether that is success at gaining promotion or building the squad ready for taking the division by storm next season remains to be seen, either way we are in for some highs under Uwe Rosler and the rest of the campaign promises to be exciting.

Barry Worthington



Big Thanks To All Those Concerned

How quickly people forget. In just a few short weeks we've gone from a team that only knew how to lose to one that's forgotten what losing is like. It's been quite a turnaround that has been effected by Uwe Rosler and the back room staff. There are many people deserving a lot of credit for this turnaround, from back room staff to playing staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for at least putting the belief back. There is still work to be done to repair the points damage of earlier in the season and to get ourselves in a position where we can return to the premier league, but that is where we must aim, and we're starting to firmly believe we can.

Our form over the last 6 league games is so good that it's on a par with the form Reading showed when they won the division with a record number of points. During the last 6 games we`ve not exactly been playing teams that are poor or out of form either. Away wins at Derby, and reading are not to be sniffed at and a team that can achieve this is a team that is more than capable of being promoted.

With a couple of winnable games next up, it's not unreasonable to think that we can start to put ourselves right into the mix for a playoff spot, and from there who knows. We're known for strong second halves of a season, and have done something dramatic at the end of the season for the last few years. I am always wary when I feel like this, everything seems to be going right, too right, and when that happen's a bump of some sort is usually not too far down the road. It makes predicting the outcome of Saturday's game all that much harder.

Paul Thorp








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Date:Saturday January 18 2014

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