UK time is: 22:27:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The Heart Was Ripped From Wigan

For me, there are three reasons why we have struggled this season.

Jason Roberts, Jimmy Bullard and Pascal Chimbonda.

Three big players for the club, lots of skill, work rate but most of all, big personalities.

Their very presence around the team seemed to spur others on.

Jason Roberts carried an air about him, he isn`t the best forward in world and he missed his fair share of chances, but he led the line for us superbly.

When he played well, the whole team played well.

Jimmy Bullard, what can be said that`s not already been said about the guy?

His main contribution to the team, in my opinion, was his enthusiasm to play.

He wanted to take every corner, free kick, throw in and even dead ball kicks if we`d let him.

Jimmy brought a ray of sunshine to our club that shone for three and half years, his never say die attitude endeared him to the fans, media and his team mates; quite frankly Jimmy Bullard is irreplaceable.

Pascal Chimbonda, we loved him, then we hated him, but what a player.

Pascal oozed class, good on the ball, superb defending, excellent going forward, good in the air and hardly ever wasted possession.

He also played with a smile on his face, he appeared to love every moment that he was on the pitch and the fans simply adored him.

These three players were the heart of the Latics team for the majority of last season.

They brought a smile and admiration from onlookers, they have simply not been replaced.

It is as though we have had the very heart ripped from the team and it`s never recovered.

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 30 2007

Time: 9:25PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Also think that Pollit not playing this season hasnt helped, another big personality, not a bad keeper too
beechillblue
Report Abuse
30/04/2007 21:33:00

Kav and Thompson should have been kept, better than the muppets in there now
mick dundee
Report Abuse
30/04/2007 21:43:00

I would agree, I went to the Arsenal v Wigan game at the Emirates and while we scored our goals in the last ten mins, you have not moved forward as a club. The tye of football you played last season seems to have gone.
gunnerb
Report Abuse
30/04/2007 21:56:00

bullard seriously missed this season ... lets hope next season you are still in the prem and get back to full strength
dazednconfuzed
Report Abuse
02/05/2007 07:54:00

To much new players is the main reason to go to levell down
L_F_POOL
Report Abuse
02/05/2007 11:11:00

Oi Egg chasers..!!Shut the door on the way out will yer.......LOL..!!
chalky76
Report Abuse
03/05/2007 07:45:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

PWU Latics Podcast - Grandad (Thursday March 5 2015)

Norwich 0 Latics 1 - Can We? (Thursday March 5 2015)

Let's Believe - Wigan Athletic (Thursday March 5 2015)

Team Sheets - Norwich City v Latics (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Latics Directors To Step Down (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Norwich v Latics - Big Game Preview (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 59
2. Whittleblue 52
3. Martinez1986 47
4. scotdave 40
5. Lardtaster 34
6. Moonay 33
7. russialatic 29
8. centrelink1 26
9. loudmouthblue 25
10. Oscarbon 22

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 35 11 8 16 -16 41
19. Brighton 35 9 13 13 -3 40
20. Fulham 35 11 6 18 -13 39
21. Rotherham 35 8 13 14 -18 37
22. Wigan 35 7 10 18 -15 31
23. Millwall 35 7 10 18 -26 31
24. Blackpool 35 4 10 21 -40 22

Breaking League News

PWU Latics Podcast - Grandad
Wigan : 05/03/2015 21:16:01
Wednesday Midfielder Joins Wanderers
Sheff Wed : 05/03/2015 21:15:01
Warbs To Stay?
Brentford : 05/03/2015 21:03:00
McClaren - Now Is The Time To Dig In
Derby County : 05/03/2015 20:31:01
Bryson - We Cost Ourselves Against Brighton
Derby County : 05/03/2015 20:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Norwich
Suggested By:  David Sharpe
Scott Carson 1%
Emmerson Boyce 28%
Harry Maguire 7%
Jason Pearce 0%
Gaetan Bong 0%
James Perch 0%
Kim Bo-kyung 57%
Jermaine Pennant 0%
James McClean 7%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%
Leon Clarke 0%