Wigan Athletic for the Top Eight?
Wigan has been portrayed as a rugby town for quite some time now. Though, I believe it only takes twenty minutes watching Martinez’s side to recognise that this side can give all the best teams in the league a run for their money. Martinez has remained positive throughout the rocky times Wigan have endured, which has been acknowledged by the rest of the football community. There may not be a Ronaldinho, a Messi, or a Ballon d’Or contender in the team, but there’s a very well balanced, well gelled team their which will be maintained well by the likeable manager at the helm. Despite, blindly being tagged as boring throughout the English Premier League season, Martinez never changed his teams passing philosophy and rescued his team, after being rooted at the bottom of the season for a huge segment of the season.
The attractive football that they played in the latter games of the 2011/12 season was only what Wigan intended to do all season. Half the battle is done, the friendship of football crazy chairman Dave Whelan and Roberto Martinez has been the main reason that has kept one of the best managers in the Premiership incharge of Wigan Athletic football club.
Under the management of Martinez, the trustworthy ownership of Whelan, and the well balanced squad, I’m confident that Wigan will be in the top eight when Barclays Premier League season 2012/2013 concludes.