Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Latics v West Ham Preview

Latics v West Ham Preview

Latics go into tomorrow`s game, against fellow strugglers West Ham, without a win in six games.

The last victory was the away win at Manchester City back on March 3rd.

In contrast West Ham have won four of their last six games, the latest being a 1-0 victory against Everton, at Upton Park last Saturday.

So West Ham have better form, but the Latics camp know a win tomorrow and three points could all but guarantee the club Premiership football next season.

Both sides have players missing; Wigan will be without Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia, who is serving the last of a three match ban.

Ryan Taylor, looking like he is not going to recover in time, will join Chris Kirkland and Fitz Hall, on the treatment table.

For the Hammers, Dean Ashton, Matty Upson and Danny Gabbidon are all out for the rest of the season.

Having been promoted together, in that unforgettable season 2004-05, both clubs had magnificent first seasons in the Premiership, but, the dreaded second season curse has struck both sides, with indifferent performances this season, leaving a tense end of campaign.

With just three points separating both clubs this is a must win match and I believe we will witness an open game of football tomorrow, with both sides going for it.

Paul Jewell apologised earlier in the week for his negativity against Liverpool, I can`t see him making that mistake again.

The club announced that the game is a sell out, so we can look forward to a cracking atmosphere more akin to a cup final.

Last three league meetings at JJB Stadium:

2005/6 Wigan 1 (McCulloch) West Ham 2 (Harewood, Reo-Coker)

2004/5 Wigan 1 (Roberts) West Ham 2 (Sheringham, Harewood)

2003/4 Wigan 1 (Roberts) West Ham 1 (Deane)

Latics will probably line up in a 4-4-2 formation with: Filan, Boyce, Jackson, DeZeeuw, Baines, Killbane, Landzaat, Scharner, McCulloch, Heskey, Camara.

The referee tomorrow is Graham Poll.

Prediction

Heart 3-1 comfortable home win

Head 2-2 nervy heart thumping draw.

Have your say on the 'Latics Speyk` message board
Vital Wigan is back, so why not join up and join in?

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board We also need your help in the forum, so join up and kick off the debate, or if you have a forum at the moment, why not enquire about merging with Vital and get free hosting + an income? To visit the message board, click here. Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Wigan.



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday April 27 2007
Time: 1:35PM

Comments

0
Come on boys, send them down!
merlin
27/04/2007 21:24:00
0
Nice one Hammers. Sorted out the leaguers.
Roy4Triggs
30/04/2007 14:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Buxton joins Warnock at Burton

Jake Buxton has become the latest former Latic to join Burton Albion.

Vital Latichat: training camp or summer holiday?

News of Cookie's sojourn appears to have split opinion on the Latics Speyk forums.

Pre-season game at Hartlepool called off

Latics' pre-season encounter with Hartlepool United, scheduled for 25 July, has been cancelled.

Ticket details: Wigan Athletic v Liverpool, 14 July 2017

Rejoice, for competitive football shall soon be upon us - tickets for Latics' pre-season game against Liverpool at the DW Stadium are now on sale.

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Liam Sephton
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are you getting a season ticket for next season?
Suggested By: Nosey Barstool
Yes55%
No45%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!113
2.Martinez198672
3.Whittleblue65
4.ZAKKY49
5.bickymon44
6.Yon Mon42
7.truelatic4eva38
8.C_Latic37
9.Mighty Bongsmon31
10.The_Pon31
The Vital Football Members League