Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What the bosses said

What the bosses said

The FA Cup third round tie between Sunderland and Wigan Athletic hardly set the world on fire but a win is a win and once you get habits it is hard to break them, so winning is a good habit to get.

The cup might not be a priority this year for either of these two clubs but it is still a way of generating some cash to help fund possible transfers.

Steve Bruce and Roy Keane both had their own thoughts on the game, lets see what they had to say:

Steve Bruce Latics boss:

'It is very enjoyable to come and win a game any time against quality opposition, a big Premier League team. It was very nice.'

'The half-empty stadium epitomises the whole thing. I never thought the FA Cup would see half-empty stadiums, unfortunately, but there it is.

'It is not until you get to the later rounds that it has that sparkle again which we obviously enjoyed. It used to be fantastic, didn't it? Absolutely.

'Most people, to be fair to them, buy their season tickets and it is such an awful lot of money to watch Premier League football now that if you have to pay again after Christmas, a lot of people cannot afford to do that.'

Roy Keane Sunderland boss:

'I feel pretty ashamed at that. Sunderland losing 3-0 at home to Wigan is hard to take. The fans are intelligent, I can understand their feeling.

'It was a game we wanted to win and we haven't cut corners. I wish I could say I played the kids and fringe players but I can't hide behind that. I didn't see this coming. I felt before the game I'd put out a team to win it. But it's not good enough.'

"I know there have been lots of comments about the FA Cup this week, but it is a major disappointment, I have to say."

'For us to lose 3-0 at home to Wigan, it is not nice. The three goals we conceded today were not good enough, really.'

Well there you have it Keane reckons Sunderland shouldn`t be losing 3-0 at home to Wigan?

Well who should you be losing 3-0 at home to Roy?

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:Sunday January 6 2008
Time: 11:03AM

Comments

0
Bruce talking sense about the crowd issue...maybe season ticket holders could be given free admission to 3rd and 4th round matches?
worbo
06/01/2008 11:08:00
0
i think thats a good idea. its a problem that certainly needs looking at
Jimmy.B.WAFC
06/01/2008 12:23:00
0
We got you in the FA Cup, best of luck to you lot, we all look forward to beating you soon. :)
Blue is the colour
07/01/2008 14:43:00
0
We'll see, if we can put you lot out we could go all the way!
worbo
07/01/2008 18:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Wexit - Will Grigg Leaves The EUros

So pleased that the world didn't get to see our rough diamond, someone could have come in to polish him up for themselves

Dan Burn Becomes Latics Third Addition Of The Summer

Wigan Athletic have officially announced that Fulham defender Dan Burn will join the Latics on the 1st July when his current contract with the Cottagers expires

Two More Games Added To Wigan Athletic Preseason List

Wigan Athletic have added to ore games to their preseason schedule

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
Goalkeeper17%
Right Back17%
Left Back0%
Dentre Back8%
Midfield0%
Attack58%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
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 W82
2.scotdave45
3.Moonay40
4.Whittleblue36
5.HarryLatic35
6.Noel Wards Leg34
7.Jonny_SuffolkLatic29
8.hindleymonwafc28
9.TRUE BELIEVER28
10.Yon Mon27