Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Commons Linked to Wigan

Commons Linked to Wigan

Nottingham Forest winger Chris Commons is once again being linked with a move to Wigan Athletic with several news outlets reporting that Chris Hutchings is ready to make a bid come January

Two questions need answering here

1. How many wingers do we need at the club?

2. Will Hutch still be in charge come January?

1. Chris Commons may be a good player at the level he`s at, indeed he is Forests leading goal scorer with 7 so far this season, but we already have a shed load of wingers:

Valencia, Koumas, Kilbane, Cotterill, Bouaouzan, Taylor and recently Mr Versatility Scharner

It is a quality forward that is required to play off Heskey (when hes back)

So lets leave Chris Commons where he is and secure the services of a forward

2. Will Hutch still be boss in January, well a lot depends on todays result at Birmingham, a defeat and I cant see Hutch being in charge next Saturday never mind January

But is Hutch in charge of signings any way?

It appears that General Manager John Benson has a very much hands on approach when it comes to negotiating with players and their agents when they are about to sign

So would it be too far to stretch the imagination to wonder if it is Mr. Benson who identifies the players to sign in the first place.

He had a similar role in the past at the Latics when previous managers were in charge, they were more like coaches to be honest, taking the training and taking the flack when things went wrong, managers such as:

John Deehan, Ray Mathias, Bruce Rioch, Colin Greenall and even Paul Jewell till Jewell got rid of him

I can see John Benson being handed the reins at the Latics if Hutch gets the shove from Whelan, which is very much on the cards following his comments this week, until a 'new` manager is brought in, who could well be an old mate of Whelan and Bensons, Steve Bruce

Bruce is no stranger to the Latics either having had a 6 week spell in charge before Jewell came on board

Also just this week Bruce has been saying how he thinks he`ll be out of a job at Birmingham come January when the new owners of the club take control.

Quite a few conveniences could play out in the next few weeks and if I was a betting man I would have a tenner on Steve Bruce being manager of Wigan Athletic come January 1st.

Are you with me on this one or is it too much of a conspiracy theory?

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 the Vital Fantasy 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 October 27 2007
Time: 11:12AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Something is a foot (not 12") and the managerial merry-go-round could be ready to take on a few more customers, or am I talking BS as usual?
worbo
27/10/2007 11:18:00
0
i though hutchinson had done all right,
daspecial1
27/10/2007 11:47:00
0
1 point in seven games, not that good
worbo
27/10/2007 12:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Jake Buxton Lined Up To Replace Jason Pearce?

With reports that Jason Pearce is heading out of the Latics the gossip surrounding the possible signing of Derby County centre back Jake Buxton could be spot on

Jason Pearce Linked With Move To Charlton

It is being reported down south that Latics defender Jason Pearce could well be on his way out of the club and heading for League 1 Charlton Athletic

New Behaviour Rules For Referees In 2016/17

Well it has been a summer of change for the Premier League and English Football League...

Adam Bogdan Arrives At The Latics On Season Long Loan

Wigan Athletic have officially announced the loan signing of Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan for the 2016/17 season

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)

Where Do We Need Strengthening The Most
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Goalkeeper14%
Right Back15%
Left Back2%
Dentre Back7%
Midfield1%
Attack61%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W64
2.HarryLatic51
3.scotdave50
4.ExiledViking41
5.Moonay36
6.Noel Wards Leg35
7.TRUE BELIEVER30
8.C_Latic27
9.Ihaventaclue22
10.Yon Mon20