Vital Football

Latest Wigan Athletic News

Vital Latichat: training camp or summer holiday?

Vital Latichat: training camp or summer holiday?
Not long from now, Paul Cook will be boarding a plane bound for scorchin' Spain. In those warm and pleasant lands, he and his squad will embark upon a pre-season 'getting to know you' session or three, which may involve the consumption of a few cool beverages.

News of this sojourn appears to have split opinion on the Latics Speyk forums. Some are quite alarmed, others nonplussed, yet others apathetic. But whichever stance they might assume, the Latisticians' comments are always engaging...

Normally I'd slag them off but I couldn't care less. We always have an awful pre season and we always have an awful start to the season.

Nosey Barstool's verdict: Well, I think we might have beaten West Brom in pre-season once. And oh yeah, didn't Marc-Antoine Fortune score a goal against Atromitos in 2013? That's success by his standards, I suppose.

I'll tell you what will happen...They'll all being going out clubbing getting completely rat a****, dancing on tables making complete fools out of themselves ... It will be complete and utter chaos.

Nosey Barstool's verdict: Isn't that the way it should be? Jimmy, don't forget to pack the Roland TR-808 for a 3am pop-up disco in room 274.

The sunny weather will be used as an excuse to get the begging bowl out pleading to players to take a wage cut and for people to move on.

Nosey Barstool's verdict: Or maybe they'll just leave the ones they don't like in Spain? Everyone will hop on the plane a day early without telling the unlucky ones.

It does seem farcical when only two new additions have been made to the squad. And what happened to bonding sessions in Britain?

Nosey Barstool's verdict: They would have stayed in Britain, but that chalet at Butlins Chorley was already booked, and the authorities wouldn't let the players sleep on snooker tables.

It is about time the club did some bonding with the supporters especially if they want people to buy season tickets.

Nosey Barstool's verdict: Oooh! Players v Fans darts night in the South Stand bar, anyone? I know the guy that plays Bully from Bullseye - I'm sure he'll do us a favour and be the scorer.

Writer:Dan Farrimond
Date:Wednesday June 28 2017
Time: 11:15AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Walsall v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Walsall (0) vs (3) Wigan Athletic, Bescot Stadium, 21/3/18 Att: 4,477

Wigan without skipper Sam

The 26-year-old will miss the next two games

Match Officials - Walsall v Wigan

The Match Day officials for Wednesday's away trip to Walsall have been announced by the EFL.

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Southampton

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (0) vs (2) Southampton, DW Stadium, 18/3/18 Att: 17,110

Wigan Athletic Archived Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

The Latic
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Walsall MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Grigg0%
Sub - Roberts0%
Sub - Cole0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

7.jeffs right52
8.Made in Wigan 51
The Vital Football Members League