Sunday, October 30, 2005

Wig whammed?

Great. A couple of weeks after our lacklustre 1-0 defeat to Wigan, we're handed a return trip to the JJB Stadium as a reward for dumping Grimsby out of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Will the outcome of the Cup match be any different? Well, we'd struggle to play much worse than we did that day (though of course Shearer's goal-that-never-was should have got us a draw), but Wigan continue to defy the odds and turn in impressive performances founded on a surprisingly resolute back line. Yesterday's last-gasp victory over Fulham made it five Premiership wins out of five and saw the Latics sitting pretty two points clear in second place. I suspect that when the rigours of the season kick in and they lose a few key players through injury they'll slide down the table, but at present we have to look at the tie as one in which they will probably start as favourites.


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