I really wasn’t sure what to feel today. On one hand it is sad to think the DW Stadium will not be hosting top flight football next year, on the other there was the sheer elation of seeing the FA Cup paraded around the pitch as if it were the Marsden Cup or something. Surreal indeed.
After the festivities come those inevitable salad days, but I think we’d better just enjoy this four-course steak dinner while it lasts. You shall hear no more negative comments from myself in this post, because today was a day for celebration. The result was secondary to reminiscing over eight glorious years for our little club, but it’s certainly worth recounting the final pages in this particular volume of the Wigan Athletic story.
There was one small upside to this seemingly dead rubber. Save for the cup matches, I can’t remember many occasions this season where I could sit and enjoy a game without the worry that one small error could spell ultimate disaster. With Wigan’s fate sealed on Tuesday, I could at least relax in the knowledge that whatever happened today would have little impact on the first game of the 2013-14 campaign. Heck, who knows how many of today’s first team (and indeed coaching staff) will take to the very same playing field in mid-August for a campaign of European football? In some ways, it’s rather exciting.Aston Villa, Premier League, Report