Wigan v Reading – Match Chat (24/11/2012)

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  1. daib0

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    Wigan Athletic v Reading
    Saturday 24th November 2012 - Kick off 3.00 pm
    DW Stadium
    Premier League


    Game Introduction


    RFC AWAY - If you’re going and want to know more, see this great link about the stadium, travelling and food –
    http://www.footballgroundguide.com/wigan_athletic


    The ground -
    Address: DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ



    FORM GUIDE

    Table Positions:
    Wigan 16th - 11 points (played 12 games)
    Reading 17th - 9 points (played 11 games)
    (Positions take into account the Fulham v Sunderland game on Sunday)

    Wigan Recent form:
    Last five (most recent first): LLWWL in league. Plus League Cup 4th Rd defeat to Bradford on penalties.

    Reading Recent form:
    Last five (most recent first): WDDDL in league, plus the League Cup 4th round defeat to Arsenal 5-7!

    Recent form table – last 8 games:
    Wigan 18th
    Reading 15th
    Link: http://stats.football365.com/dom/ENG/PR/oform.html



    THE BOSS – the current manager of Wigan:
    ROBERTO MARTÍNEZ
    Full biography Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Martínez




    WEB SITES

    Official Wigan Athletic Club Web Site:
    http://www.wiganlatics.co.uk

    Unofficial individual club Web Sites – daib0’s suggestion:
    This Northern Soul - http://www.thisnorthernsoul.co.uk/forum/index.php


    OPPOSING FANS SECTION

    Rivalries, and fan base:
    Bolton, Preston and Oldham ...

    Famous Fans:
    At first I couldn’t find anyone, but then I made big discoveries! They supposedly include:
    Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev (see at end of presentation), President of Egypt Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, Sky News anchor woman Kay Burley, The Verve lead singer Richard Ashcroft, BBC personality and author Stuart Maconie, Political Correspondent for the BBC Paul Rowley ... can the politicians really be true?

    Nicknames and Mascots etc.
    Latics - shortened version of second name Athletic.
    The club mascot is “Stripey the Laticat”



    MATCH DAY EXPECTATIONS

    Attendances:
    Wigan’s average at home this season is 18,488 – unfortunately penultimate in the attendance charts, but better than QPR anyway! They’re 73.3% of capacity ...

    Squads and Team News:
    Not available yet - please add any news in your posts and comments - one of the most important things to add here before kick-off!


    SCORE PREDICTIONS

    My own verdict:
    I feel we’ll get a win, just: Wigan 0 Reading 1 (HT 0-0)

    What do others say?
    The Oddschecker site, listing nearly all the major betting companies, shows Wigan are firm favourites to win, no money made here. Reading are just a shade over 3/1 for an away victory, and a draw sees odds of about the same ...



    FOR THE RECORD

    Last Encounter
    26th April 2008
    Premier League
    Wigan Athletic 0 Reading 0


    Head-to-head Reading and Wigan Athletic
    Played in total 36 times: 14 Reading wins / 13 Wigan wins / 9 draws
    Best Reading victory: September 1992 – Reading 4 Wigan 0
    Best Wigan victory: April 1999 – Wigan 4 Reading 1
    Also interesting: May 1992 – Reading 3 Wigan 2 // Jan 2007 – Reading 3 Wigan 2


    For those who’d like to read a really detailed match presentation please pop over to the specialist Reading FC forum ‘Royals Rendezvous’ where you have even more sections covered and some of these current sections expanded (this present article is simply a resume) and many a photo up too … http://royalsrendezvous.co.uk/topic/9765159/1 We even have a separate thread dedicated to your views.

    Here’s to a good game, all comments welcome! Any snippet copied will be fully credited (and thanked) with your user name and the forum! ...

    daib0
     
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  2. Tilehurstsouthbank

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    Speaking to some Liverpool fans this week, Wigan looked very good before conceding at Anfield. If we're gonna get anything out of this game, we need to stop Wigan stroking the ball about and keep the tempo high. I'd settle for a point. Our record recently at Wigan is shocking.
     
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  3. SuffolkRoyal

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    I'd be happy with any away point, Wigan being no exception. But this really has to be a good time to play Wigan because they have so many first team players out with injury.
     
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  4. daib0

    daib0 Well-Known Member

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    Well, a huge disappointment for us Royals, eh Suffolk ...
     
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    Total Titus! How we managed to throw away one point, let alone three is unbelievable Jeff!
     
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