12th Man - We've Done It Before
A new chapter begins for the Latics, following on from the dismissal of Warren Joyce we can finally break free of the shackles that he laid on us and - if we are going down - go down fighting.
The past five months have been awful, the soul has been sucked out of the club, now we can try and get that soul back, as fans we must get behind the team and raise the roof against Villa, we have had little to cheer about this season at the DW, flat games, no goals, little intent, it may not return immediately but we should at least see the full backs allowed to venture beyond the halfway line.
Graham Barrow has been handed the reins for the final nine games, I fully understand and support the reasoning for this, no point diving in at the deep end once again and bringing in a rushed appointment, we don't even know which division we'll be in come the new season so it is prudent to hang fire with any new appointment.
Barrow knows the club, knows the fans, he knows what we expect and that is a willingness to have a go, to fight and knock down anything and everything that is in our way as we try to achieve the aim of staying up.
Where we end up come May should not be down to a lack of trying over these next nine games, as a club we never throw the towel in and accept the inevitable we fight to the end for our cause.
We have had some fantastic victories over the past 20 years especially with this attitude, playing our way, the Wigan Athletic way, they said it couldn't be done with the size of our club, but we won promotion to the Championship gaining 100 points in a fantastic campaign, we then defied the odds and won promotion to the Premier League, yes the Premier League, won relegation battles, who can ever forget the final day victory at Sheffield United in May 2007, the West Ham game in April 2010, possibly the most dramatic game that I have ever witnessed, they were won with sheer fight and determination, we actually won the FA cup and competed in the Europa League, all this was done doing it our way, they Wigan Athletic way, let's get back to doing it our way, we are Wigan Athletic, let's get the soul back into this club.
Up the tics!
Check out the latest PWU Podcast - Let's Put The Soul Back In The Club
Warren Joyce's tenure as Latics manager finally ended, now's the time to get the soul back.
0:00 Joyceless intros - sayonara, Shortsman II
1:00 Electrifying 'Bristols' review (30 seconds long)
7:00 Why didn't we get him out sooner?
13:00 What's Coyley up to these days?
16:00 £179 season tickets = 'a ripoff' & Fans Forum refunds
18:40 Changing subject: Aston Villa preview with Villa fan Jordan
24:00 Villa to 'throw the game'? & the shadow of Shortsman
28:30 Baz's Villa stat pack, form guide & bittersweet predictions
35:00 Si's Oddschecker & Pollitt to return?!
40:00 Potted history of Wigan Athletic 2004-2017
Cheesy ending this week but who cares.
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