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Martinez Quits

Roberto Martinez has quit in dramatic fashion announcing heachieved all he could with a club destined for the drop. Whelan, the chairman, hasbeen quick to replace Martinez with first team coach Matt West taking up therole. Whelan: “West has a similar philosophy to Martinez and will be anadequate replacement.”
 
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Pre-season:
Wigan 3 v 1 Wigan Reserves
Rochdale 0 v 6 Wigan
Montreal 2 v 1 Wigan
Worcester 1 v 3 Wigan
Wigan 0 v 2 Middlesbrough
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McCarthy - pass stat

Transfers:
Wigan fact – On November 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Ben Watson became the first Englishman to score for Wigan in 2012 (excluding the Neville own goal back in February). This season Wigan have played a total of three English players, the lowest in the Premier League.
This has encouraged me to sign mostly English players but if the right foreign player comes along I will sign them.

Players in:

Wilfred Zaha £6m
Luke Shaw £3.2m
Adryan £865k
Michael Mancienne £2.6m
Frank Lampard £1.5m**
Ademilson £5.25m
Matthew West free**

Players out:
Boselli £7m
James McArthur £2.3m
Piscu £1.5m
Golabert £500k

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** West is a youngster I created in editor. I also put Lampard future transfer to Wigan as I signed him in a previous account but **** blue screen corrupted it!
 
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August Summary:
Wigan get Morecombe in the cup
OK start in the league
Ademilson blends well into the squad

Aston Villa 2 v 1 Wigan (L)
Ademilson

“Not the best start. We were dominating the match than 2 goals in the 50th and 53rd minute destroyed us.”

Wigan 1 v 1 Arsenal (L)
Ademilson

“A much better result with a home draw against the Gunners. Shame Lampard missed a penalty we could have won!”

Morecombe 1 v 2 Wigan (LC)
Kone, Beausejour

Player of the month:


Ademilson
“We only had a couple of games but I felt Ademilson deserved it for his goals.”

League position:
4th
 
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September Summary:
Wigan record first win of the season
Average of 62% possession this month
Shocker in the cup

Southampton 3 v 1 Wigan (L)
Ramis

“Awful!”

Wigan 1 v 1 West Ham (L)
Ademilson

Wigan 1 v 0 Reading (L)
Zaha

“Our first win of the season. But we are struggling to score goals!”

Arsenal 1 v 2 Wigan (LC)
Kone, Beausejour

Swansea 0 v 1 Wigan (L)
Kone

“3 wins in a row including winning against Arsenal in the cup! Starting to get some consistency which is good with Wigan.”

Player of the month:

Gary Caldwell
“He has been a rock within the Anchorman position and was one of the reasons we beat Arsenal.”

League position:
12th
 
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October Summary:
Form continues but comes to an abrupt end in the league
Early scare in the cup
Jordi Gomez scores a scorcher against Sunderland

Sunderland 1 v 1 Wigan (L)
Jordi Gomez

Wigan 0 v 0 Liverpool (L)

Man City 3 v 0 Wigan (L)

“No wins this month but I’m happy with the 2 points, especially with two tough away games and a home game against Liverpool.”

Leicester 1 v 1 Wigan (LC)
Zaha
5-6 Penalties

Player of the month:

Jordi Gomez
“Nobody really has shone this month so Jordi Gomez gets it for his goal against Sunderland and reasonable form in the other games.”

League position:
15th
 
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November Summary:
Unbeaten home form comes to an end
Finally scored more than one goal in the league
7 goal thriller at Stoke

Wigan 1 v 2 Chelsea (L)
Zaha

“I’m disappointed we should have drawn. Di Santo missed two good efforts.”

West Brom 0 v 1 Wigan (L)
Boyce

Wigan 1 v 0 Norwich (L)
Kone

Wigan 2 v 1 Tottenham (L)
Zaha, Adryan

“3 wins in a row and finally score more than one goal in a match. Zaha completely destroyed Tottenham.”

Stoke 3 v 4 Wigan (L)
Kone (3), Jordi Gomez

“This game was amazing. Went into the lead four times, they pegged us back three times. The goals were good too, with a 25 yarder from Gomez and the best backheel by Gomez into Kone for the winning goal.”

Player of the month:

Kone
“Kone has been scoring goals at ease and his hattrick against Stoke topped it off.”

League position:
7th
 
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December Summary:
Mixed form in the league
A home draw to Crawley in the FA Cup
Zaha thinks he is Messi

Wigan 4 v 0 Fulham (L)
Zaha, Boyce, Ademilson, Figueroa

“A great start to the league with a variety of scorers.”

Wigan 2 v 2 Burnley (LC)
Jordi Gomez, Zaha
3-1 penalties

“Burnley gave us a tough game but we’re through to the Semis of the League cup.”

Newcastle 2 v 1 Wigan (L)
Zaha

“Apart the Messi-esque goal by Zaha, we were rubbish.”

Man Utd 2 v 0 Wigan (L)

“Van Persie was the difference between the two sides.”

Wigan 0 v 2 Everton (L)

Wigan 2 v 2 QPR (L)
West, Figueroa

“Good performance, bad result.”

Wigan 1 v 0 Aston Villa (L)
West

“Good end to the month. Though 3 penalties and 1 scored so could have gone either way. Paul Lambert got sacked after this match as well.”

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McCarthy is Wigan's Xavi!


Player of the month:

Zaha
"Been phenominal this month just dribbling his way past everyone to score. Hopefully no big clubs come sniffing!"

League position:
8th
 
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January Summary:
Fulham in the league cup
Bargain signings
Ademilson out for months

Transfers:
In:
Jakub Blaszczykowski £6.5m
Javier Hernandez (Loan)

Out
Maloney £1.3m
Crusat £2m
Miyachi (loan termination)

“Blaszczykowski was a transfer listed so got him on the cheap but his wages were a lot so had to sell Crusat and Maloney. Didn’t really need Hernandez, but Admilson got injured at the last minute. It was between us and Newcastle and fortunately he chose us!”

Arsenal 2 v 2 Wigan (L)
Di Santo (2)
“Good start to the month with an away draw at Arsenal, considering we were 2-0 down at half-time. Blaszczykowski also made his debut.”

Wigan 1 v 1 Crawley (FAC)
Di Santo

“21 shots and 68% possession and still couldn’t win!”

Fulham 1 v 2 Wigan (LC)
Kone, Zaha

“Great win! Rodellega almost came back to haunt us at the end.”

Wigan 1 v 2 Southampton (L)
Di Santo

“A last minute winner from Fox killed us.”

Crawley 0 v 0 Wigan (FAC)
Crawley through on penalties

“28 shots and 63% possession, just awful!”

Wigan 1 v 1 Swansea (L)
West

“Another frustrating game with Swansea equalising in the last 10 minutes.”

Wigan 2 v 0 Fulham (LC)
Di Santo, Blaszczykowski

“Through to the final!”

Reading 3 v 2 Wigan
Figueroa, Zaha

Player of the month:

Di Santo
"Di Santo has been scoring for fun this month and his two goals against Arsenal were good!"

League position:
12[SUP]th[/SUP]
 
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Enjoying the read, whats the league table looking like? Good move getting Hernandez in, possibly make it permanent at end of season?
 
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Enjoying the read, whats the league table looking like? Good move getting Hernandez in, possibly make it permanent at end of season?
Man City are winning by 8 points with Man Utd, Chelsea and Stoke below them.Near the bottom is Southampton, Reading and Sunderland.

Yeah was surprised I got him in actually but will cover for Ademilson. Hopefully can find £9mill to sign at the end of the season!
 
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February Summary:
Great form in the league
Cup shocker
Little pea on fire

Wigan 3 v 2 Sunderland (L)
Hernandez, West (2)

“A good start to the month. Raced into a 1-0 lead then 2-1 to them, and then West score a winning penalty.”

Liverpool 0 v 2 Wigan (L)
Hernandez, Lampard

“Liverpool, away, was always going to be hard so decided to counter. Paid off with two counter attacking goals from Hernandez and Lampard!”

West Ham 0 v 1 Wigan (L)
Hernandez

League Cup Final:
Man City 1 v 2 Wigan (LC)
Ramis, Figueroa

Man City: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Nastacic, Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Milner, Aguero, Tevez, Kaka, Dzeko (4-2-3-1, narrow)

Wigan: Al-Habsi, Mancienne, Ramis, Boyce, McCarthy, Caldwell, Figueroa, Blaszczykowski, Lampard, Beausejour, Kone (2-4-3-1)

Wigan raced into a 1-0 lead thanks to a Ramis header. Dzeko then equalized through a mistake by Boyce. In the second half, Wigan countered a Man City attack which led to Figueroa scoring. First piece of silverware, hopefully more to come!

Chelsea 2 v 1 Wigan (L)
Hernandez

“**** Torres!”

Player of the month:


Ramis and Hernandez
“Hernandez has been scoring for fun this month, and I definitely need to find some cash to meet his £9m release clause. Ramis deserves it as well for his goal and performance against Man City.”

League position:
8th (reached 40 points yeah!)
 
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Could you post a print screen of your tactics please? Trying to get a good possession tactic going myself.
 
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Could you post a print screen of your tactics please? Trying to get a good possession tactic going myself.
Yep sure:
View attachment 312058View attachment 312059

Changes I made to player roles:
Keeper: Distribute to DCR
Centre Back (leftside): Tackling: normal and Passing Style: Short
Centre Back (rightside): no changes
Both wingbacks: Closing down: whole pitch, Passing style: short and run with ball: sometimes
Defensive midfielder (left): no changes
Defensive midfielder (right): no changes
Centre attacking midfielder: Tackling: hard
Both inside forwards: Passing style: short, Run with ball: sometimes and Long shots: rarely
Striker: Passing style: short and run with ball: sometimes

Hope this helps!
 
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March Summary:
Exciting Youth Prospects
Man City get revenge

Wigan 0 v 1 Man City (L)

Wigan 2 v 1 West Brom (L)
Hernandez (2)

Player of the month:

With only 2 games played, Hernandez gets it for his two goals against West Brom

League position:
8[SUP]th[/SUP]
 
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April Summary:

Disappointing form in the league

Hernandez is on fire this month

62% average possession this month


Tottenham 2 v 1 Wigan (L)

Ramis

“Didn’t play very to be honest. Gave Would a 45 minute cameoappearance.”


Wigan 1 v 3 Stoke (L)

Hernandez


Norwich 3 v 1 Wigan (L)

Hernandez


Fulham 0 v 1 Wigan (L)

Hernandez

“Finally, a win this month thanks to a last minute winner byHernandez. Really need to sign him!”


Wigan 1 v 1 Newcastle (L)

Hernandez


Player of the month:

Hernandez – 10 goals in 12 Apps, enough said


League position:

10[SUP]th[/SUP]
 
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May Summary:
Some good victories this month
Ademilson returns
Caldwell finally gets a goal

Wigan 0 v 2 Man Utd (L)

“Two late goals by Welbeck and Jones got United the points today.”

Everton 0 v 2 Wigan (L)
Hernandez, Lampard

QPR 1 v 4 Wigan (L)
Stam, Beausejour, Ademilson, Caldwell

“A great end to the season with a thumping victory. Caldwell also played every single game this season and finally scored his first goal of the season.”

Player of the month:

Beausejour

"Beausejour gets it for his form this month. Produced some good displays and pleased he's back from injury."

League position:
10[SUP]th[/SUP]

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