Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan 'Whelan Law`

Wigan 'Whelan Law`

Wigan Athletic defender Fitz Hall has joined the Queens Park Rangers revolution that could see him make a swift return to the Premiership and once again perform on the big stage

Talented

Hall undoubtedly talented but failed to over come niggling injuries to put in consistent performances in his time at the Latics making just 28 appearances in an eighteen month spell at the JJB

QPR are on the verge of exciting times and Hall will see it as a great challenge to be able to be a part of this and coupled with a return to London you can see why 'One Size` as jumped at the chance to sign a four and half year deal with the Loftus Road club

Wigan paid over £3 million for Hall and have recouped less than half of that fee by accepting a reported bid of just over £1 million

Whelan Law

Now that Hall has gone Bruce will be allowed to bring someone into the JJB, this is known in academic circles as 'Whelan Law`, for every in coming action there first needs to be an outgoing action and an equal amount to keep parity.

There have been many names mentioned and mooted about as possible first signings for the Latics under Steve Bruce and we seem to have been linked to everybody in recent weeks

Damien Johnson the Birmingham City captain and midfield player was strongly linked but that looks like it`s a dead end with Johnson undergoing skull surgery due to an injury he picked up

It is also understood that the club are close to signing Honduras midfielder Wilson Palacios who Bruce signed when he was manager of Birmingham, though there are issues over work permits making this a complicated deal

The club needs a left back

Its well noted that the club needs, no is desperate for, a left back, Kevin Kilbane has manly filled in this position for half a season but specialist is whats required and this could be the area that sees the first signing.

Previous manager Chris Hutchings came unstuck by leaving it too late in his attempts to bring a left back to the club I am sure that Bruce wont make the same mistake

Maynor Figueroa remains on trial with the Latics with Bruce still running the rule over him whilst there are strong rumours linking Latics with a move for Olympiakos left back Didier Domi.

Domi started his career with French club PSG but he has Premiership experience having played at both Newcastle and Leeds he has also had a spell with Espanyol in Spain.

Domi would be available for about £1 million ironically the same amount that Latics have received from QPR for the transfer of Fitz Hall and therefore allowing 'Whelan Law` to be observed.

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:Friday January 4 2008
Time: 10:50AM

Comments

0
Here we go again..one out, one in....one out, one in....dont know about Whelan Law, more like the Hokey Cokey!
worbo
04/01/2008 10:54:00
0
I like it, give how things go with the Latics it could become a TV Comedy Series and the brits do the best comedy so it would be a success
Sprayzen
04/01/2008 20:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Meet The Ref - Latics v Oldham - Nigel Miller

The 'Battle of the Latics' on Saturday when Oldham visit the DW Stadium will be refereed by County Durham's very own Nigel Miller

Max Power PFA Fan's Player Of The Month - Maximus!

Max Power has been voted the PFA Fan's Sky Bet League 1 player of the month for January.

Muddy Water Blues - Time For A New Pitch At The DW

A new pitch is being laid ahead of Saturday's home clash with Oldham Athletic

What The Bosses Said - Sheffield United 0 Latics 2

Following the final whistle both bosses spoke to the media, let's take a look at what they had to say:

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
Profile
Adam Convery
Profile
Frank Ford
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Sheffield United
Suggested By: Jimmy Crankie
Jussi Jääskeläinen6%
Donervon Daniels2%
Craig Morgan2%
Jason Pearce2%
Chris McCann2%
David Perkins7%
Sam Morsy18%
Max Power2%
Yanic Wildschut55%
Conor McAleny2%
Will Grigg2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bury (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BrickLatic118
2.Moonay81
3.Thorpyness73
4.Whittleblue64
5.Noel Wards Leg60
6.hindleymonwafc53
7.JJ_WAFC28
8.TRUE BELIEVER27
9.GrimReaper8724
10.loudmouthblue24