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Will Revenge Be Sweet On The Relegation Front?

8 years ago
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I would not ever wish a broken leg on any footballer.

Last night watching Wigan v Swansea, substitute Ronny Stam was injured after only 20 seconds on the pitch following a perfectly fair but hard tackle by Swansea player Nathan Dyer, the match had about 5 mins to go plus about 9 minutes of injury time, Wigan were of course trailing 3-2 and were desperate for an equalizer.

Having used all their subs it meant they played out these final minutes a man down and of course that only improved our chances of survival

Of course in my head I was secretly wishing the injured player had been non-apologist Callum McManaman, the silence that has emanated from Wigan since the awful tackle on Haidara has been disgusting to say the least.

Callum McManaman has done more over the last few weeks to warrant headlines for the right reasons, he has contributed more than most to both the WIgan revival and FA cup run, however should he have been on the pitch at all for any of these games? What can’t be argued is he is a talent….but that tackle and lack of response

Last night gave me a sense of ironic and poetic justice, to see Wigan comically throwing the game away while their smug chairman Dave Whelan looks on trying desperately to keep a smile on his face, it must have been pure torture. Playing the last segment of the game a man down simply iced the cake for me

I read this morning that it seems Ronny Stam may well have suffered a broken leg, if this is the case then I truly do wish him a speedy recovery, however I can’t share that sentiment with Wigan FC as a football club. While the away trip is one of the better ones they will be no miss if they go down, I for one hope they suffer a fatal relegation

If it can’t be Sunderland (for obvious reasons) or Aston Villa (classless fans), then it has to be Wigan, not for the nuisance they have become to us over the years but more for the silence following the incident of a few weeks ago, plus the ignorant, insulting remarks from insidious chairman Whelan

Back to us and QPR on Sunday and I believe a draw would be enough to ensure survival, but we have to go to win, and we have to get the 3 points, we do seem suddenly slightly better away from home over the last couple of games so here is hoping, we can’t afford mistakes of any sort.

Incidentally it can be no coincidence that the defence improved totally as soon as Coloccini returned, in the summer the club must move heaven and earth to keep him.

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