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Entries in Wigan Athletic (42)

Monday
Jun232014

Antonio Valencia Signs Three Year Deal: Why His Experience And Versatility Are Key Next Season

Although Manchester United are destined for a squad overhaul once Louis van Gaal arrives after the World Cup, it seems that Antonio Valencia is in the long-term plans.

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Monday
Feb042013

Vidic Return The Reason United Defence Has Improved

''Manchester United have been poor defensively.'' This is a common quote that has been said amongst Football fans, pundits and all involved in Football across the globe as sadly it has been true.

Five clean sheets in the first four months of this season and eight in total so far speaks volumes as for a club of our stature and considering what we are competing for that is a horrendous statistic.

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Tuesday
Jan082013

Is Antonio Valencia Struggling From A Lack Of Competition?

Antonio Valencia rightfully was Manchester United’s best player last season and is one of the best wingers in the world. A certain Pep Guardiola has waxed lyrical about him in the past and who’s he to disagree with?

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Thursday
Jan032013

Wigan Brace Shows RVP Looks Like He's Been At United For Years

Manchester United had lost at Wigan in April. That started the decline which would ultimately see Man City pip them to the title with a last-gasp Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero goal.  

United visited Wigan on New Year's Day looking to maintain their 7 point lead over their ‘noisy’ neighbours.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Carrick Majestic As United Start 2013 In Style Beating Wimpish Wigan

If there was any doubt about who ate all the pies, it was clearly a Wigan Athletic team that labored to usher in 2013 with anything more than a whimper.

As surely as a a Wigan kebab is as 3 pies on a stick, the home team rolled over trying to emulate their annual 5-0 drubbing but succeeded only in going one better.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Expect United To Buy Goalie Despite Consective Clean Sheets

The back-line is one of the most important parts of any football team. Along with their goalkeeper, a defense’s job is to defend the goal and stop the opposition scoring.

This season incredibly Manchester United have not been defending well. You could say that thet have one of the worst defensive-units in their most recent history.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

After Losing To Norwich, Sir Alex Must Take The Little Teams Seriously!

This weekend was the Formula One Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. This was the first time the race was run in the US since 2007 and I was there, watching Lewis Hamilton win a race full of drama and excitement.

The preparation, meticulous planning and then flawless execution is what it takes to win in this sport. The best teams leave nothing to chance, except chance itself. Luck is the only variable.

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Wednesday
Sep192012

New Additions Look To Have Put United On Track To Success

The Barclay’s Premier League is four games into the season and the teams are starting to give signs of how the rest of the season might go for them.

For Manchester United, the future is beginning to look bright. As the table stands right now, United are in second place with nine points, behind Chelsea with ten points.  And with United’s 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic this weekend, things are continuing to look up.

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Sunday
Sep162012

Newboys Buttner And Powell Star In Wigan Thumping

Roberto Martinez’s Wigan Athletic came to Old Trafford for their annual thrashing as Sir Alex Ferguson fielded only 3 players from his first XI in Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic.

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Thursday
Sep132012

Wigan Game Ideal For Buttner To Start

So the word on the street is that Sir Alex Ferguson is going to drop Patrice Evra this weekend for Manchester United’s game against Wigan Athletic this weekend handing Alexander Buttner his full first-team debut.

Should this be the perfect setting for Buttner to be thrown in at left-back at the Frenchman’s expense? The simple answer to that question is a resounding YES!

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Friday
Aug172012

Premier League 2012/13 Predictions!

Seeing as the new Premier League season starts tomorrow, I thought it would be great to jot my predictions for the season down.

Now bearing in mind my predictions last season, I cannot guarantee that these predictions will be right. After all last year I predicted that Swansea and Norwich would go down and that Blackburn (who were atrocious) would finish a staggering 13th so I am bound to get 2-3 clubs positions completely wrong!

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Tuesday
Jul102012

Baines Has All The Tools To Succeed At United

Over the last year Everton’s England left-back Leighton Baines has been linked heavily with a move to Manchester United. The rumoured price to secure his services has been about £17m. But should this deal happen?

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