Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday October 29 2011
A must win game, simple as that, six straight Premier League defeats and the danger of going into freefall needs to be stopped this afternoon, last weeks performance against Newcastle gave some hope, the Latics started the game brightly for once, that bright start needs to be the order of the day today
Expect just one change from last Saturdays team selection, leading scorer Franco Di Santo should come back into the side with Albert Crusat dropping down to the bench, the fit again James McCarthy will have to do with a place on the bench after the midfield three of Diame, Watson and Jones played so well last time out
Fulham are also on a bad run and find themselves just two points and two places better off than the Latics, a defeat at the DW would see Martin Jol`s side slip into the bottom three, not what was expected of the West London side at the start of the season.
Games between the Latics and Fulham are usually very drab affairs, I don`t care how drab today`s game is so long as we come away with the three points.
Latics boss Roberto Martinez:
It's always been a difficult fixture for both teams, all our previous encounters have tended to be close games and they're in a similar position to us but are still a very difficult team to beat'
'It will be tough, but the sense of disappointment after the undeserving defeat at Newcastle has left us with a feeling of determination to get back out onto the pitch to start getting the results we need.
'Saturday is a big opportunity for us to get to our fans and buy some football happiness.'
With a fully fit squad it will be interesting to see if Martinez makes any changes from the team that were so unlucky at Newcastle last time out
Al-Habsi, Boyce, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Watson, Jones, Diame, Moses, Rodallega, Di Santo
There would be no better game for Hugo to get his first goal of the season
Hugo's due a goal
By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic
Sa, Davies and Hughes are all out, Senderos is doubtful.
Fulham from: Schwarzer, JA Riize, Hangeland, Baird, Grygera, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Johnson, Zamora, Dembele, Ruiz, Etheridge, Duff, Kelly, Etuhu,Frei
He's got the knack of scoring against us
Latics and Fulham have met 36 times
Latics 10 wins, Fulham 14, draws 12
Mike Jones (Chester)
Take a look at our excellent Meet The Ref article
Mike Jones Card Watch 2011/12
Games - 8, yellows - 35, reds - 3
Head says 1-0 Latics win and so does the heart
Wolves v Latics
Latics v Blackburn
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Saturday October 29 2011
Stats: Wigan Athletic v Walsall (Saturday October 3 2015)
Latics Team News From The DW Stadium (Saturday October 3 2015)
Latics v Walsall - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 3 2015)
Early Team News - Latics v Walsall (Friday October 2 2015)
Cisco Junior Voted Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Millwall (Friday October 2 2015)
What The Bosses Said - Latics v Walsall (Friday October 2 2015)
Friday Chill With The PWU Podcast - Talking Latics (Friday October 2 2015)
Latics Complete Loan Deal For Manchester United Defender (Friday October 2 2015)
Any Previous? - Latics v Walsall (Friday October 2 2015)
I Just Can't Get Enough....Wigan Latics - 12th Man (Friday October 2 2015)
|10.||Get Lee On||4|
|7. Sheff Utd||11||5||2||4||2||17|
|8. Port Vale||11||4||4||3||2||16|
|Better team lost - Davis
» Crewe : 03/10/2015 23:54:00
|Miserable run continues
» Crewe : 03/10/2015 23:43:01
|Fortune Favours City As Shrews Swept Aside
» Coventry : 03/10/2015 21:28:01
» Coventry : 03/10/2015 20:51:01
» Gillingham : 03/10/2015 19:22:01