Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic Ask the Fan Pt 1

Wigan Athletic Ask the Fan Pt 1

As part of the run in to the new season Vital Wigan talks to the Latics fans
The first interview is with Vital Wigan regular number6 lets see what he says:

1 - How long have you been following Latics and what got you started?

Since 1970. My dad took me to a few NPL games and I was hooked.

2 - What is your most memorable moment as a Latics fan? Good or Bad.

Getting into the Football League in 1978 just beats getting into the premiership.

3 - Since you have been following Latics what would your Best Eleven be? And who is your all time favourite player?

1. John Filan
2. Pascal Chimbonda
3. Joe Hinnigan
4. Tommy Gore
5. Arjan de Zeeuw
6. Colin Methven
7. Andy Liddell
8. Jimmy Bullard
9. Peter Houghton
10. David Lowe
11. Graham Barrow

Fav player?

Peter Houghton

4 - What would you say is the best goal you have seen Latics score?

Can I choose 2? Mark Wignall`s thunderbolt v. Chelsea in the League Cup at Springfield in 81-82 season and Gary Teale`s great run and rocket shot at Preston in 04-05.

5 - Best away ground visited?

The Recreation Ground, Aldershot

6 - What are your expectations for the new season?

Avoiding relegation with the current squad, maybe mid-table with 3 quality new signings. Time is running out though and I`m a bit disappointed with our recruitment in the last few weeks after such a great start to the summer.

7- Are you pleased with the new signings made so far and is there any other player you would have liked to have seen us sign (realistically)?.

The new boys have improved the squad no doubt but would like to have seen Bobby Zamora, Sami Hyppia and Robbie Savage at the club. We would be looking at the top half with those 3.

8 - What are your thoughts on how last season ended and how did it compare to your expectations?

A relief to stay up after an awful last few games for a side that would have struggled to make the top half of the championship. I knew we would struggle last season after the sale of Chimbonda, Bullard, Roberts and Kav, 4 major players in our debut premier league season, but I didn`t expect the team to fall apart in the last few weeks like they did.

9 -Despite the new signings, are there any areas in the side you think need adding to?

A 15-20 goal striker, a tough-tackling midfielder and a left-back

10 - Where do you sit at JJB?

In the East Stand on the half-way line
Join Vital Wigan and be apart of the fastest growing Latics fans web site on the net.

Thanks number6 some good answers there, I also remeber Mark Wignalls screamer, happy days


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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday July 28 2007
Time: 12:28AM

Comments

0
Good answers number6, good starting eleven, some great names from the past cant help but notice there are no current players in there. Lets hope this season one or two stars will emerge to become Latics Legends
worbo
28/07/2007 00:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

PWU Latics Podcast - Driving Away From Home

The mood is changing quicker than the North West weather in the PWU studio at the moment

Meet The Ref - Latics v Nottingham Forest - Geoff Eltringham

Latics are back at the DW on Saturday, we face relegation rivals Nottingham Forest in a most win game, ensuring that no shenanigans take place is County Durham referee Geoff Eltringham

Video - Match Highlights - QPR 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Action from Loftus Road

Dan's Big Game Report - QPR 2 Latics 1

I am here to tell you all about the QPR-Latics game, the latest chapter of a sporting rivalry so-

Get the new I`m Screwed, It`s A Fix catalogue from your local magazine stockist! Now with endless pages of cheaply manufactured electrical products guaranteed to explode within 10 minutes of power-on or your money back.

My apologies, I have no idea where that obnoxious advert came from! So sorry you had to endure such nonsense. Anyway, as I was saying, QPR-Latics fixture

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Preston
Suggested By: Billy Bunter
Matt Gilks37%
Callum Connolly2%
Jake Buxton3%
Dan Burn4%
Stephen Warnock2%
Shaun MacDonald20%
Max Power1%
Ryan Tunnicliffe22%
Sam Morsy6%
Will Grigg1%
Omar Bogle2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!235
2.Whittleblue184
3.king_dezeeuw06183
4.Moonay151
5.truelatic4eva106
6.BrickLatic102
7.scotdave94
8.Oscarbon92
9.hindleymonwafc91
10.Barry W80
Vital Football Comment