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  1. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread What Happened? Fulham fans after the clubs 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa That is the question Fulham fans are asking with a talented first team squad of players and plenty of depth how did Fulham fail to make the playoffs more importantly how did manager Philip Gibbon fail to get them into the playoffs especially after four playoff finishes in the last six season. Some fans are blaming a change in personnel around the mid season point which saw no less than 14 players leave the club and only 3 players arrive in place of them including the £32m signing of Salomon Kalou from Aston Villa with the Ivory Coast winger as yet not setting the world alight having made just 3 appearances since joining and being shown up by the older and lower rated Marcus Berg. While fellow new signing Beltrame Wesley who arrived from Doncaster for an inflated £14.2m has yet to even make a first team appearance for the club with the club desperate for more options up front rumors are circulating that Fulham could be set to make a move for two strikers during pre season with the club still well in the black from there mid season sale.
  2. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread £4,012,106 for finishing 9th in division 2 got a healthy budget for the coming season definitely need a bit more quality in the side
  3. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Fulham record a 3-1 success on the final day of the season sending Leyton Orient back to the 3rd division (sorry Zak), Fulham had to come from behind as well with Adebayor putting the home side 1-0 up in the first half however three goals in 11 minutes stunned Orient first from Ryad Boudebouz who netted his 3rd goal in 4 games since joining the club and a brace from Marcus Berg who ends a great season with 17 goals and 13 assists. Disappointing season though finished 9th the lowest position i have finished in 7 seasons.
  4. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread After defeating Man Utd in the league Wigan continued there improvement in form with a 3-2 win over Sunderland thanks to a 2nd minute goal from Boris Vukcevic and a brace from Mauricio Pinilla. Wigan stay in the north east for the 4th round with a trip to Middlesbrough and what should be an easy game for the Wigan reserves
  5. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread A switch back to 3-5-2 against Man Utd earns Wigan a vital 3-0 win recent signing Barcellos Taison with a first half brace and Holger Badstuber with the 3rd in the 89th minute
  6. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Wigan claims a vital point against a much better Nottingham Forest thanks to an 84th minute Marouane Chamakh goal which moves Wigan up to 10th
  7. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Wigan beat Bristol City 1-0 should really have won by more with City reduced to 10 men after 28 minutes a with Wigan having 64% of the possession however had to rely on a substitute goal from Marko Marin to scrape the win. Up to 11th behind Newcastle on goal difference with a home cup tie next up for Wigan against Birmingham.
  8. Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread Match Preview Premier League v Wigan take on one of last seasons biggest underachievers in Newcastle this evening on the back of an impressive 1-0 win over title fancied Chelsea at the weekend thanks to a Holger Badstuber goal in the 87th minute meanwhile Newcastle struggled to overcome newly promoted MK Dons only managing a 1-0 win against a far weaker opponent and dominating the match as well. Both sets of fans however will be expecting a goal fest this evening with 18 goals scored in there last four meetings with Newcastle currently leading 3 wins to 1 including a humiliating 6-1 defeat of Wigan in this fixture last season. Wigan however did beat Newcastle last time these two sides met at the end of last season running out 4-2 winners the home side also welcome back Marko Marin who was rested for the Chelsea match he is expected to take the place of Diego Capal with the Spaniard relegated to the bench. Key man for Wigan Marko Marin returns after being rested for Chelsea game
  9. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Wigan run rings around Chelsea to record a much needed 1-0 win Holger Badstuber with the goal up to 13th ditching the 3-5-2 worked out well
  10. Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread Match Review Premier League 0 v 1 Wigan silenced Stamford Bridge this evening with a dominant display over one of the pre season favorites for the Premier league title, with the 5-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal on the opening day of the season a distant memory with the visitors facing little or no competition this evening having over 60% of the possession. It was however only in the 87th minute when the visitors finally made use of it with center back Holger Badstuber making a run from defense and hitting a blistering shot at Petr Cech with the Chelsea goalkeeper having no chance of keeping it out. That win moves Wigan out of the relegation zone and up into 13th place and 3pts clear of Middlesbrough in 17th who Wigan face towards the end of this month next up though is Newcastle who defeated Wigan in this upcoming fixture 6-1 last season. Wigan Fans Jubilant After 3-5-2 Ditching Wigan fans left Stanford Bridge in a jubilant mood after the team recorded a 1-0 win over title contenders Chelsea more so after the ditching of the 3-5-2 formation which many believed to be a ineffective and overrated formation and hope that Wigan will never have to employ the tactic again and after today's performance that seem highly likely.
  11. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Wigan draw 3-3 with Wolves coming from behind three times goals from Martinez,Chamakh and a second of the season for Mauricio Pinilla a hat-trick from Igor Denisov for the home side
  12. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Wigan don't bother turning up against Arsenal losing 5-1 an 89th minute goal from Mauricio Pinilla the only consolation
  13. Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread Match Preview v Wigan welcome regular underachievers Arsenal to the DW Stadium for the opening game of the season and will have to do so without the services of José Manuel Jurado who is still serving the remainder of a 3 match ban he received at the end of last season otherwise they have a full strength squad to choose from for the game. The big question on fans minds though will they stick with the 3-5-2 that proved successful early last season or will the club opt to ditch the tactic in favor of something else the club did experiment towards the end of last season with varied success but the same option of sticking with 3-5-2 seems the likely best cause of action. The visitors Arsenal have yet to fully impress with two top ten finishes over the past two seasons however they have not really been a major threat and have previously proved a little sluggish at the start of the season however they have to be strong favorites for this match with there squad strength alone. Expected Starting Lineup For Wigan
  14. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Couple of Wigan players available for season long loans Name:Sergei Pesyakov Age:22 Rating:83 Position:GK Career Games:8 Career Ave:6.25 Name:Francesco Bolzoni (At Portsmouth) Age:22 Rating:85 Position:CM/DM Career Games:21 Career Ave:6.81
  15. Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread Wigan Get Back on Track Wigan have got back on track in pre season after their disappointing 2-0 defeat against Bristol City they have bounced back with a 4-1 success over Charlton, and this evening they recorded a 2-0 win over Watford with goals from Marouane Chamakh and Domenico Criscito who is a recent rating change up to 90 along with Toby Alderweireld who hit 89 with the Wigan Defence looking much stronger going into the opening game of the season against Arsenal Depth The Problem Last Season The major problem last season was the lack of depth at the club with first team members having to play in cup and shield matches even when not fully 100% fit this of cause caused fitness issues for the clubs league games and also caused a bout of injuries which hampered the clubs final league position. with a top 10 finish a strong possibility at one point however the club and fans had to settle for only a modest 14th a rather frustrating season all in all. Wigan Fans after the clubs 5-1 defeat last season against Sunderland. More Squad Depth Arrives at the DW Stadium Wigan have signed 21y/o Argentinian center back Nahuel Valentino from Rosario Central for a fee of £1,700,000 Valentino made 24 league appearances in the Primera B Nacional last season for Rosario Central and has made a total of 54 appearances in his career he signs a 2 year contract with Wigan worth £11,850 per week. Wigan have signed Khalifa,Sankare,Olcan Adin and Jansen Misael on loan for the upcoming season to provide even more much needed depth at the club, Sankare arrives from Carlisle United in search of some much needed expirience after making just 1 league appearance since joining last season for £180,000+players deal. Olcan Adin arrives from Swansea after finding his search for first team football a lost hope at the Welsh club the 25y/o Turkish national has made just 2 league appearances since joining Swansea back in season 2 they were while on loan at Leeds Utd. Wigan's final loan signing for the upcoming season is 23y/o Brazilian Jensen Misael who arrives from fellow Premier league side Arsenal he is the most experience of the new loan signings having played 1 game for Arsenal as well as having loan spells at Gillingham and Stockport County making a combined total of 23 league appearances and scoring 11 goals. Wigan Squad Announced for Coming Season
  16. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Fulham put the weekend disaster against Leyton Orient behind them with a 1-1 draw against Wigan Marcus Berg with a 3rd minute strike Vincent Kompany netting the equalizer in the 22nd minute
  17. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Fulham suffer a painful 6-1 defeat at the hands of Leyton Orient
  18. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Fully deserved my Wigan were awful tonight looks like its going to be a long hard season for Wigan
  19. Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread Wigan Name Team Of The Season Total Goals:77 Total Assists:70 Total Man of the Match Awards:22 Overall Average Match Rating:7.21 Player of the Season Marouane Chamakh Marouane Chamakh has been named the Wigan player of the season after netting 16 goals and making 14 assists this season and with a highly impressive average rating of 7.86 he was also named man of the match on 7 occasions this season.
  20. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread 2-1 win against Aston Villa goal from Chu-Young Park and John Arne Riise up to 5th but 7pts behind 2nd placed Shorpe in other news a few players available for transfer Alexander Buttner (83) recent change to a LB/LM is available beat the current bid of £3.1m from Vitesse and he is yours Bruno Pereirinha (85) is available current bid from Sporting CP of £4.3m and Karim El Ahmadi (86) is transfer listed for £5.2m
  21. Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread Wigan have begun preparations ahead of next season with four new additions to the playing squad with the aim of better quality depth in the squad which was lacking last season and it showed towards the end of the season with the club narrowly missing out on a second consecutive season in Europe Wigan have signed Dutch right back Darryl Janmaat from SC Heerenveen for a fee of £320,000+Romário Leiria & Malte Metzelder, Janmaat who is only 21 has been a regular in the Heerenveen first team for the last two season making a combined total of 61 appearances for the club he also spent a season with dutch Jupiler League side ADO Den Haag where he made 25 appearances he signs a 4 year contract with Wigan worth £15,600 per week. Wigan have added a second Dutch signing to the squad in defensive midfielder Nick Viergever from AZ Alkmaar for a fee of £1,600,000 Viergever had made 15 appearances for AZ this season he has also previously spent time with Sparta Rotterdam making 33 appearances for the club he joins Wigan on a 2 year contract worth £12,000 per week. Italian 22y/o central midfielder Francesco Bolzoni has joined Wigan from Genoa in a deal worth £381,000 + Onur Kaya & Franco Zennaro the 84 rated midfielder had spent most of last season on loan at AC Siena where he made 24 appearances he has also made several appearances for the Italian U21s as well as a spell at Division 4 side Hartlepool United making 21 appearances he signs a 4 year contract with Wigan worth £15,450 per week. Wigan have signed 21y/o French winger Grégory Sertic from Bordeaux in a deal worth £211,000 + Peter Jungschlager & Raoul Ngadrira Avansey the former french U21 player had been on loan at RC Lens this season and had made 22 league appearances for the club he has previously spent time with Crystal Palace as well but was deemed surplus to requirements and only made 2 appearances for the club he signs a 4 year contract with the club worth £15,150 per week. Marouane Chamakh could be looking for a way out of the DW Stadium after the club failed to ensure European football next season the 27y/o who joined last season in a part exchange deal with Arsenal has scored 11 goals this season for Wigan as well as providing 10 assists but is rumored to be wanting out however the club hold him in high regard and would be reluctant to let the Moroccan international leave.
  22. Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread Match Preview Premier League v Wigan face near impossible odds to make it into Europe next season needing to win against Premier League champions Man Utd this evening as well as having other results go their way. Wigan will also be without the services of José Manuel Jurado who was sent of at the weekend against West Ham Diego Capal is likely to take his place this evening. Wigan fans will likely be preparing for the worse as Wigan have yet to beat Man Utd in three attempts. Wolves face relegation threatened West Brom with a minimum of a draw and a loss for West Ham to see them into Europe next season with Wigan needing a 8 goal win in order to overtake them. West Ham like Wigan face a very tough match in order to reach Europe against Middlesbrough.
  23. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Wigan and West Ham play out a 0-0 draw need a bit of a miracle to get into Europe now need both West Ham and Wolves to lose and i need to beat Man Utd
  24. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Fulham come from 3-1 down after 21 minutes to win 5-3 against Wolves a brace from Joe Cole one from Marcus Berg and Issiar Dia as well as one from my Keeper Sergio Romero who somehow scored from his own goal
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