Tag Archives: Wigan Athletic FC

Uncertainty

Uncertainty is one of the attractions of footfall; not knowing what the result will be adds to the excitement. But uncertainty can also be a pain. In seasons in which relegation is a possibility, I look forward to the last game and knowing whether or not we will be staying up.

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Not good

Birmingham City’s decade did not get off to a good start. They didn’t play well against Wigan and, at times, some of the players who can usually make decent passes seemed to launch the ball into the air without thinking where it might end up. It was a dispiriting game to watch. 

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Here we go

The 9 points have been deducted and we are 18th in the table. It feels like the start of a mini season with 8 games left to play. The next 3 games will probably be very hard, playing against West Brom, Leeds and Sheffield United who are currently 4th, 3rd and 2nd in the table. The next 5 games against Ipswich, Derby, Rotherham, Wigan and Reading could also be hard. Derby are trying to get into the playoffs and some of the other 4 may be making a valiant attempt to escape relegation.

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Wednesday, Wigan and Window

It was a bad result for Birmingham City on Wednesday night but not a bad performance. And if one of their chances had led to a goal, then there might have been two cup upsets in the city that night.  As it was they held Sunderland scoreless until the 77th minute and that gives me hope for this season. The abuse for Lee Clark came from the Sunderland supporters, which, though not pleasant, is much better than being abused by your own team’s fans. Many in the home crowd left before the end but those that stayed for the final whistle applauded rather than booed. So I left St Andrews feeling better than I did when I walked away from Griffin Park last Saturday. I hate it when fans turn on their own manager or players. Continue reading

Don’t let your kids grow up thinking that football is a TV show

I enjoyed watching the FA Cup Final on TV yesterday.  It’s good to see the underdogs win, as long as they don’t beat my team. And a goal at the death is a great way to win a game. Wigan would have been pleased not to play extra time as they will be playing again on Tuesday, in a game in which they need to get a result to keep alive their hope of Premier League survival. It felt wrong to have the Cup Final before the end of the Premier League season. I think the date was changed to allow time for the pitch to be ready for the UEFA Champions League Final.

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