UK time is: 07:41:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Mario leads Latics at Blackpool

Mario Melchiot will lead Wigan Athletic out tonight at Bloomfield Road after officially being named club captain

The Latics will send out their strongest team available tonight for the first friendly under new manager Chris Hutchings on English soil

Following last weeks training camp in Holland the games get a little tougher with Championship new boys Blackpool providing the opposition

Latics have injury problems with Nash, Sibierski, Hall and Taylor are definitely out, while Caleb Folan has shin splints and he remains doubtful

Hutch reckons Blackpool will be a good tester for the Latics and says he is looking forward to the trip to the seaside.

New captain Mario Melchiot will lead out the lads and Hutch explained that it was an easy decision giving the Dutch man the role of club captain

Hutch told the clubs official web site that Mario is a natural leader and will make a good captain and the fact that he is a defender will allow him to see what`s going on in front of him

Is Melchiot the right man to captain the Latics or should it have been someone else?

Join Vital Wigan and be apart of the fastest growing Latics fans web site on the net.

News, views and debates its all here.

We are a Latics fans site run by the fans for the fans, what are you waiting for sign up and join in

It`s free, quick and carries no obligation whatsoever.

Have your say on the Latics Speyk forum

Participate in the polls and coming soon Fantasy Football and Prediction League

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved

Click here for the Latics Speyk forum




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

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 25 2007

Time: 11:34AM

Your Comments

Time will tell if Mario is indeed the right man to captain the Latics
worbo
Should be a good test for both sides. Hope we aren't jet lagged! LOL!
sandgroanun
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Derby County v Wigan Athletic (Saturday October 25 2014)

The Team Sheets - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

Derby v Latics - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 25 2014)

Early Team News - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics (Friday October 24 2014)

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 219
2. loudmouthblue 130
3. russialatic 118
4. Thorpyness 100
5. hindleymonwafc 94
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 71
8. Whittleblue 68
9. Lazysid 61
10. albert jckson 57

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11

Breaking League News

Pugh: Over the moon
Bournemouth : 26/10/2014 07:27:00
Match Report From Kids Corner: Forest v Rovers
Forest : 26/10/2014 07:16:00
Gray Hails Westwood Performance
Norwich : 26/10/2014 07:00:00
Karanka happy with display
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 23:11:00
Rotherham : 25/10/2014 22:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Derby
Suggested By:  Burt Bacharach
Scott Carson 0%
James Tavernier 0%
Leon Barnett 0%
Rob Kiernan 0%
Maynor Figueroa 0%
Emyr Huws 0%
Don Cowie 0%
Adam Forshaw 0%
Callum McManaman 0%
Roger Espinoza 25%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%
James McClean 75%