March 4, 2024
Paul Scharner
Paul Scharner was as guilty as anyone

Was today’s result penance for last week, or simply another indicator that anything can happen in a game involving Wigan this season? I’d vouch for the latter, though some typically poor Latics defending at some crucial points didn’t really help.

The first half went well, Wigan looking comfortable and carving out some good openings: in fact, it looked a little bit too easy at times. For all their domination, though, they couldn’t manage to stick the ball in the back of the net… and were made to pay, big style.

Wigan never really troubled the Hull goalkeeper, Paul Scharner in particular guilty of missing crucial passes and smacking the ball into row Z – Martinez finally saw the error of his ways and brought Jordi Gomez into the fray for the last half an hour. By then, it was a bit too late for him to make much of an impact, Latics already trailing by two goals. Scharner wasn’t the only one to have an off-day, though, as Charles N’Zogbia never quite fired despite some marauding runs, and was also subbed for Sinclair with ten minutes to play.

Same goes for Scotland, who did better than most but still managed not to trouble Boaz Myhill, the man who conceded five in the same fixture last season and six last week. And there was the root of the problem: they never got enough shots on target. When they finally did get a decent effort in they scraped one back, but with just a few minutes left it was all too late.

Had the match been ten minutes longer, Latics would most likely have gone on to win, undoubtedly finishing the stronger of the two sides. Hmm, where have we seen that already this season?Β  It was definitely a case of points dropped, as on balance Wigan really should have put this lot away in the first half… but knowing Latics this season, they’ll probably go out and batter Man City in two weeks’ time to make up for it.

International matches to come next week, and somehow Paul ‘Big Shot’ Scharner has managed to wrangle the Austrian captaincy. I don’t know what’s more of a mystery, that or Wigan’s disappointing loss today.

Now, please excuse me while I batter my housemate for playing ‘That’s Life’ at full blast. Never much liked that song…

Latics for mid-table – keep the faith.

4 thoughts on “Hull 2-1 Wigan: Disappointing stuff

  1. should have put this lot away????
    your wigan not real madrid, think after a few years in the prem you are some kind of big club .
    think you watched a differant game than everyone else mate.
    you are a small town club who have got a little bit big for their boots.
    shows how fast people forget where they have come from.

  2. What a useless report! No accurate mention of anything relevant!

    According to several other reports hull had the better chances and had Wigan on the back foot for all but ten minutes!

    The reference to myhill… Conceeded 5 a year ago nearly, and 6 against a strong Liverpool with a poor defence in front of him. What relevance is this to his ability or how he played today? He has been an outstanding player this season. Our conceeded goals is an unfair representation.

    I would be suprised if after taking 87 minutes to score (and conceeded two) that you would have won with another 10 minutes…

    No mention of the penalty hull should of had also?

    Basically, this report is a great example of absolute bullshit

  3. “According to several other reports hull had the better chances”

    True, but…

    “…had Wigan on the back foot for all but ten minutes!”

    Hmm, what were these reports you read?

    Myhill looked shaky in that first half and I have no doubt that if Wigan put one away it would have been three or four nil Wigan. Just needed that bit of confidence.

    “you are a small town club who have got a little bit big for their boots.”

    Little Wigan, Premier League? Never!

    “your wigan not real madrid, think after a few years in the prem you are some kind of big club”

    Not saying Wigan are a big club mate, far from it, just it’s my considered opinion that Latics really should have put Hull away today, just lacked that finishing touch. I really don’t understand your “how fast people forget where they have come from” comment. Still, as you might expect, I get a lot of this.

    “Basically, this report is a great example of absolute bullshit”

    You read it and felt compelled to comment though? This is a Wigan blog after all, ya ought to expect a little bit of bias here and there πŸ™‚

  4. Yeah get off our Blog ha! πŸ˜‰
    You lot should cheer up and enjoy your win while you can lol’s πŸ˜‰

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