Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan Athletic Ask the Fan Pt 9

Wigan Athletic Ask the Fan Pt 9

As part of the run in to the new season Vital Wigan talks to the Latics fans

The ninth interview in the series is with Vital Wigan regular Latics Fan in Skem lets see what he says

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

I first started watching way back when I was in school (197? - mid 70's anyway).

A friend from school asked if I wanted to go along with him, and that was it I was hooked. Until I discovered a girl (now my wife and a rugby fan - at least it was Wigan!!).

Then came work and several years away from the area in London and Germany.

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

Two really stand out, being on the pitch below the stand at Springfield Park when Wigan were finally elected to the football league, and the first year in the Premiership - my return as a supporter.

Seeing my team in 2nd in the Prem - on merit and because of the alphabet.

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

A difficult one as there was such a big gap in my support. But
1. Kirkland ( fighting hard for his place against Bob Ward)
2. Taylor
3. Methven
4. De Zeeuw
5. Baines
6. Valencia
7. Skoko
8. Ward
9. Super Lee
10. Heskey
11. Houghton

Fav player?

I think purely for his work rate and determination it has to be Heskey at the moment.

He just seems more committed to proving himself and working for the team, and is more consistent.

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

Probably Baines's free kick. It even made it to the goal of the month competition on the Premiership website and I think the BBC too.

5 - Best away ground visited?

Not been to too many, with Wigan so the choice is between Highbury, Goodison, Stadium of light, Bramall Road, Bradford, Tranmere, Rochdale or Birmingham and Anfield but not watching Wigan.

Now I've listed them it has to be Sunderland.
.
6 - What are your expectations for the new season?

I'm hoping for a reasonable season. Mid table will do me fine.

Consolidate our place in the Premiership and maybe, just maybe, pundits will stop tipping us for the drop.

I would of course love Europe, though I probably wouldn't be able to get to the away matches, but more realistically that`s in the future.

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)?.

I think the squad, if fully fit, is much stronger than I've seen before.

Lots of options in most areas.

Left back does seem week in numbers as does the left midfield but otherwise I happy with the signings.

I think a number of the new players will really shock their doubters.

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

I was disappointed with the last few results.

We had a small but comfortable cushion between us and the drop zone and to throw that away over the space of maybe 5 games was shocking.

That final game though really showed the resolve of the team and their desire to keep the club in the Premiership.

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

As I said earlier Left Back needs cover, both to increase competition and for cover for injuries.

Same applies to left wing midfield; Lee has left a huge hole to be filled.

10 - Where do you sit at JJB?

East Stand Block ES7 front row - my son is short sighted and needs to be at the front to see the players. We are just on the edge of the South end penalty area

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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday August 3 2007
Time: 11:50AM

Comments

0
Great team there Latics Fan in Skem, but which Ward is in midgield? We've had a couple in there other the years. Good to see Peter Houghton made your 11, boyhood hero of mine, once played in his kit for...well it's a long story
worbo
03/08/2007 11:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Any Previous? - Aston Villa v Latics

Over the years the Latics and Villa have met 19 times, Latics have 5 wins, Villa 8 and there have been 6 draws

PWU Latics Podcast - One In Ten

Eight Latics blokes and one microphone, what nonsensical chat will there be this week?

Latics On The Telly - Fixture Change

Wigan Athletic home Championship game with Sheffield Wednesday has been moved forward a day from Saturday 4th February to Friday 3rd February with a 7:45pm kick off

Meet The Ref - Aston Villa v Latics - James Linington

The man aiming to ensure that both sides adhere to the laws of the game and that it is played in the right spirit is Newport official James Linington, but don't hold your breath

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 Derby
Suggested By: Craig Davies
Jussi Jaaskelainen7%
Luke Garbutt2%
Jake Buxton20%
Craig Morgan3%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald2%
David Perkins44%
Max Power15%
Jordi Gomez1%
Michael Jacobs4%
Yanic Wildschut1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!93
2.Thorpyness64
3.Whittleblue62
4.BrickLatic54
5.Ihaventaclue46
6.Moonay40
7.scotdave37
8.nottinghamlatic33
9.Barry W31
10.hindleymonwafc30
Write for Vital Football