As I left home this morning and noted that Wigan was ahead of Swansea 2-1, I thought: “not again”.
I’m a Man Utd man through and through. I still get goosebumps when I watched clips like the 1999 Nou Camp feat, and I still cheer when I jump on You Tube and watch Giggsy cut off Viera’s tired pass to waltz through the entire Arsenal defense to send us through the second piece of the treble in that same year. Old Trafford is still a pantheon, and Shah Alam, Merdeka, National Stadiums in Singapore and Bangkok – all those grounds I’d go to watch them, still made me smile to just think about them.
But Wigan.. I get Wigan. I’m like that too in some ways. In Uni, I’d cram my work at the last minute to get through. Wigan’s end of season Houdini acts are beginning to look like an EPL season end ritual. Or at least I thought I did. They lost 2-3. I guess up against the classy Michael Laudrup, Rob Martinez found it harder to pull off his magic.
2 more games to go but one of them is against Arsenal, who still has loads to play for. So maybe this time they’d go down.
- Laudrup wary of Wigan spirit (soccerway.com)
- iBet: A great chance for Wigan to take relegation scrap to final day (blogs.independent.co.uk)