Roberto Martinez Archive

The Martinez fallacy (2009-2016): In memoriam

“Football is a simple game, complicated by idiots in newspaper articles.” – Bill Shankly (paraphrased) It’s all over, ladies and gentlemen. When Dave-o Sharpe dispatched Gary ‘Kop Conqueror’ Caldwell with his final Rigalettos doggy

Roberto’s ‘Other’ Victories

This article first appeared in All Gone Latics 06, May 2015. Everybody knows about Roberto Martinez’s greatest successes. They’re immortalised in banners above the Grand Arcade, specially themed season review DVDs and doodles of

Bye bye, Bobby: Out with the old, in with the… who?

*Snores loudly* Huh, wha? Grumble! How dare you wake me from my summertime slumber! Like hedgehogs, us football bloggers like to hibernate during fallow periods; it prevents us from losing touch with reality when

Holiday time is over: Back to business for Martinez & team

Following reports that Graeme Jones has turned down the Swansea job, it looks as though Wigan will survive through to the start of the European Championships with their management team intact. That such high-profile

Roberto Martinez signs new three-year contract with Wigan

Following 48 hours of intense speculation over the Spaniard’s future, Roberto Martinez has opted to stay at Wigan Athletic, putting pen to paper in a contract that will keep him at the club for

Roberto Martinez in talks with Aston Villa: A question of faith?

As soon as it became clear Gerard Houllier would not return to manage Aston Villa, rumours about who should replace him began to fly. One of those in the running was Wigan’s own Roberto

Roberto reveals (almost) all at his first fans forum

Roberto Martinez hosted his first fans forum as manager of Wigan Athletic in front of 350 supporters at the DW Stadium’s Fitness Lounge last night. Unfortunately JWAW could not personally make it, but thanks