UK time is: 20:43:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wigan Athletic vs. Bournemouth

DW Stadium

05/01/13

3pm

Latics v Bournemouth Preview

So it's FA cup 3rd round day, this was once the biggest day in the football calendar for Latics fans, now it seems that to most it is an inconvenience, for me though the cup still holds all it's magic and we have a great tie to look forward to

League 1 side Bournemouth are in town, they are brimming with confidence, not lost since the beginning of October, playing great football and a bright young manager, Eddie Howe, in charge, the Latics have a tough game ahead

Undoubtedly Martinez will ring the changes, some of the first team players have looked a little jaded of late, new guys Espinoza and Henriquez are in line for starts, Miyaichi and Dicko are also expected to make some contribution

A game to look forward to, personally I can't wait

What The Bosses Say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez

'It's the return of the most famous competition in world football that brings with it tremendous memories for every club, and we're certainly looking forward to it returning to the DW Stadium.

'They'll (Bournemouth) bring a winning mentality to the game with an unbeaten run that stretches back to early October which at any level is a tremendous run of form.

'When Eddie went back to the club it seemed a natural move for him which brought stability that has been reflected in results.

'In my eyes they're easily growing towards a promotion push playing football in the right manner, and we're under no illusion that they'll prove to be stiff opposition.

'There is a good mix of experience and young players in the team and I'm sure they're destined for success this season.

'I think it will all build towards an open game of football; in the FA Cup divisional status doesn't matter so we need to make sure that we're ready to compete in a special tie.'


Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe

'I expect a good football match

'I expect them to play the same way they always do. They've got their philosophies and a clear way of playing so we've got to be prepared for that challenge.

'They've got Premier League players and a big squad of players to choose from. Roberto will want to win the game. He may mix the squad up, but whatever team he puts out will be very competitive.

'We are going to go there and try and cause them problems as well. I don't think we can go there and defend for 90 minutes, we've got to make sure we do our bit and play the way we do. I think that is very important.'

'The lads are really excited about the game and can't wait to test themselves against quality players'

'I think it is a really good game for us, a really good challenge. They are a very good established Premier League side with an excellent manager and a really good way of playing so it will be a real test.

'We've got to make sure we are competitive and organised and stick to our game plan.'

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Martinez has hinted at making a host of changes, new signings Roger Espinoaz and Angelo Heriquez should start and we may even see Nouha Dicko given a run out after the youngster returned from hi loan spell with Blackpool

Player to watch: Roger Espinoza

Home debut, highly rated combative midfield man, can't wait



By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

Bournemouth Team News:

(courtesy of Vital Bournemouth) The Cherries have used the FA Cup as a chance to rotate the squad and rest certain players for the League One promotion campaign.

David James has sat out both games thus far in the FA Cup with Shwan Jalal stepping in and this could happen again on Saturday.

Shaun MacDonald, Miles Addison, Darryl Flahavan, Stephen Purches and Charlie Sheringham all remain on the sidelines.

Player to watch: David James

If picked, could be an interesting day for the ex-England shot stopper

Any Previous?

Latics have played Bournemouth 36 times in all competitions

Latics 14 wins, Bournemouth 13, draws 9

Last Six Meetings

20 Sep 2005 - Carling Cup - Latics 2 AFC Bournemouth 0
39 Dec 2001 - League Division 2 - Latics 0 AFC Bournemouth 0
09 Oct 2001 - League Division 2 - AFC Bournemouth 2 Latics 0
17 Mar 2001 - League Division 2 - Latics 1 AFC Bournemouth 1
17 Oct 2000 - League Division 2 - AFC Bournemouth 0 Latics 0
06 May 2000 - League Division 2 - AFC Bournemouth 2 Latics 2

Ref Watch:

Bobby Madley (Wakefield)

Why not take a look at our 'Meet The Ref' article

Bobby Madley Card Watch 2012/13

Games - 18, yellows - 47, reds - 3

Match Prediction:

Head says very close game 2-1 Latics win

Heart say's no problems, 2-0 Latics, as always going with the heart

Up Next:

Premier League
Fulham v Latics
Craven Cottage
Saturday
12/01/13
3pm

Latics v Sunderland
DW Stadium
Saturday
19/01/13
3pm


The latest edition of the PWU Wigan Athletic podcast is now available for download. In this the first recording of 2013 the panel is Barry, Dan, Rob, Gareth and Paul.

Under discussion this week there are the Aston Villa and Manchester United (08:30) reviews. Next up is the Bournemouth preview (23:00), this should be a good game. Other topics discussed along the way are new signings, finances and Mauro Boselli

If you would like to get involved in the podcast or have any topics that you'd like to be discussed please get in touch at wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk marking your email PWU Podcast

The podcast can be downloaded from itunes or via our hosting site www.buzzsprout.com or by simply hitting the play button on the embedded player below



Thank you very much for listening, your support is very much appreciated




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 5 2013

Time: 10:48AM

Your Comments

2-0 for me...I think
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

PWU Latics Podcast - Turn It On Again (Thursday September 18 2014)

Huddersfield 0 Latics 0 - Nowt Happening! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

The Team Sheets - Huddersfield v Latics (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Big Game Preview - Huddersfield v Latics (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Any Previous? - Huddersfield v Latics (Monday September 15 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 115
2. loudmouthblue 84
3. Oscarbon 71
4. hindleymonwafc 54
5. lathamwafc 47
6. Noel Wards Leg 47
7. Thorpyness 42
8. russialatic 38
9. Pauvre Jean 37
10. legolad 33

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Huddersfield 0 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Blackburn 7 3 1 3 -1 10
14. Leeds Utd 7 3 1 3 -3 10
15. Bournemouth 7 2 2 3 1 8
16. Wigan 7 2 2 3 1 8
17. Cardiff 7 2 2 3 -1 8
18. Brighton 7 2 1 4 -2 7
19. Rotherham 7 2 1 4 -4 7

Breaking League News

Ward At The Double
Derby County : 18/09/2014 19:20:00
Derby County : 18/09/2014 19:18:00
LUFC Redfearn - No longer a chore for players
Leeds Utd : 18/09/2014 19:00:00
LUFC Leeds United v Huddersfield Town Team News
Leeds Utd : 18/09/2014 19:00:00
The Ipswich Website Putting Fans First!
Ipswich : 18/09/2014 18:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Huddersfield
Suggested By:  Andy Sugden
Scott Carson 25%
James Perch 0%
Emmerson Boyce 25%
Ivan Ramis 25%
Rob Kiernan 0%
Andrew Taylor 0%
Don Cowie 25%
Emyr Huws 0%
William Kvist 0%
Callum McManaman 0%
Andy Delort 0%