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What The Bosses Say - Latics v Aston Villa

What The Bosses Say - Latics v Aston Villa

Following the dismissal of Warren Joyce at the start of the week Graham Barrow has been handed the reins for the final nine games of the season to try and turn around our fortunes, or at least put some attacking intent into the game plan.

First up for Barrow is a game against one of our former bosses Steve Bruce and his Aston Villa side, hopefully we can start the last leg of the season on a positive note, in the build up to the game both managers have been speaking to the media, let's take a look at what they have been saying:

Latics boss Graham Barrow - ''There'll be no shackles on tomorrow.

''If the players want to run forward then great, but they have to remember to run back as well and not lose the ball, that's never changed in football.

''You can talk tactics until you're blue in the face but modern day football means you have to work really hard and get up and down that pitch.

''I just don't think we've had enough players running in the attacking direction and that's been the theme this week, so let's look forward to it.''

''There's always been unity at this club ever since I've been here, and we have to get that back.''

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce - ''In management, it is what it is now. I feel for every manager who gets the sack because it's awful, that's the only way to describe it.

''It's okay for a few days, your telephone rings and everybody wishes you the best. Then it goes very, very quiet and you have to reflect.''

''He (Warren Joyce) left Manchester United where he`d been for the best part of 20 years to go and take up a No.1 position.

''I'm sure he will bounce back. He's made of strong stuff. He'll need to because it is tough but the way the football world is at the moment, I don't think any of us are surprised.''

''Of course, tomorrow now for their players, there's a different voice, different attitude, change in formation maybe, change of personnel so we don't know what they're going to do.''

''Whatever happens it's going to be a tough game.''

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.

The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting

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Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday March 17 2017
Time: 10:15PM

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