Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What the bosses said

What the bosses said

The game between Wigan Athletic and Sunderland at the Stadium of Light has got a lot of people talking, the state of the pitch, the referee, Latics missed chances, the result, but the two opinions that cut the most are the managers, Steve Bruce and Roy Keane, lets see what they have to say:

Latics boss Steve Bruce

'The one thing we try and pride ourselves on and work on is our organisation and we switched off,'

'I don't think it was a foul, I have to say that and I said that to the referee.

However that doesn't make up for the fact that we've been slack for the only time in the game.

'You can take defeat but sometimes it's hard to swallow because, for me today, we were the better team.

'We haven't taken our chances and had a little bit of bad luck, we hit the post, the bar, you're talking a matter of inches, and the goalkeeper's produced a world-class save once or twice.

'You could say it wasn't our day, we deserved something out of the game.'

'The second goal what wins it, you stand there and applaud and say 'Well done son'. There's not much you can do about that.

'It's been one of those games where you look at it and think 'How on earth have we lost that?'

We came here in the cup and won 3-0 and played twice as good today. Sometimes you have to take it and battle on.

'I couldn't say much to the players apart from hard luck, they gave everything they've got, there wasn't much in it in the first half and we've come away scratching our heads and beaten 2-0.'

Sunderland boss Roy Keane

'We'll see how important this win is at the end of the season. It was a tough game.

Wigan made it hard for us and we rode our luck a little bit but I think we earned that bit of luck. We got two good goals and a clean sheet so we're fairly happy

'We've been tested by injuries but people are sick of hearing that. The players showed good character today. If you want to play for this football club, character is top of my list. There's big pressures playing for Sunderland, it's a big football club - nearly forty-four thousand today, that's brilliant.

'I can't praise the players enough. We've had our setbacks this season but they have kept going and it was a tough game today.

Wigan are a big, strong team and their set-pieces are good, I'm sure Steve Bruce might feel they are unlucky. Our second goal was worthy of winning any game, it was an outstanding strike. Over the last four or five weeks, Murphy has been one of our better players, he's a talented boy.

'The league is our priority but I'd love to be playing in the FA Cup next weekend. I spoke after Wigan beat us in the Cup and I felt quite embarrassed but the players have moved on. Four wins in a row at home has given us a chance. We're still working on our away form."

Well there you have it, both bosses feel that the Latics were a little hard done by.

Personally I dont think we will go down, we are better than most and as good as the rest of the sides in the bottom half.

Just need to keep plugging away.

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 February 10 2008
Time: 9:21AM

Comments

0
A two week rest should get us a fully fit squad for our next game against Derby
worbo
10/02/2008 09:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Early Team News - Wigan Athletic v Derby County

Dan Burn appears to have recovered from his bout of the galloping trots. Craig Morgan is available and could return to the starting line-up

Yanic Wildschut Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Huddersfield

Yanic was just too hot to handle for the Huddersfield defence, creating one and scoring the other as we ran out 2-1 winners to claim all the points, his display of power, pace

What The Bosses Say - Wigan Athletic v Derby County

In the build up to the game both managers have been speaking to the media, let's take a look at what they have been saying:

Grab A Friday Listen To The Award Winning Latics Podcast

Dust down your earphones and grab a Friday afternoon listen to the exceptional, award winning PWU Latics podcast

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)

Big Game Winners?
Suggested By: Archie Gemmill
Latics78%
Derby County11%
Draw11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 18 13 1 4 40 22
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
14 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
15 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
16 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
17 Forest 18 6 4 8 22 0
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
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 3 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
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

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Thorpyness25
2.BrickLatic23
3.Ihaventaclue19
4.Whittleblue19
5.Moonay16
6.Get a Grip!13
7.Barry W12
8.nottinghamlatic12
9.scotdave11
10.hindleymonwafc9
Write for Vital Football