Category Archives: Roberto Martinez

Review: Masters of Modern Soccer – How the World’s Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game by Grant Wahl

It may be something of a grandiose title but in Masters of Modern Soccer American journalist Grant Wahl expertly gets to grips with how the global game is developing. Wahl interviews some of the most interesting figures in the modern … Continue reading

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12th Man – Caldwell is learning from the best

It is now 12 months since David Sharpe took over the reins as chairman of Wigan Athletic and what an incredible transformation has taken place during that period. The young chairman has had to make some big decisions during his … Continue reading

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12th Man – Martinez, Caldwell and the crucial three

  Latics’ two recent games against Sheffield United and Chesterfield have demonstrated the importance of getting it right at both ends of the pitch. At 3-0 up against United, the team didn’t close the game down and they neglected their … Continue reading

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12th Man: Scunthorpe show was reminiscent of Martinez

Gary Caldwell’s young team gave Scunthorpe United a lesson in pass and move on Wednesday night at the DW Stadium. The Iron had no answer to Wigan’s style of play, which was reminiscent of the dominant performances produced in the … Continue reading

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12th Man: Feeling positive

The inevitable finally happened on Tuesday night and Wigan were relegated to League One when Rotherham defeated Reading. It is difficult not to be a little despondent after a Championship season that promised so much ended in failure. In pre-season … Continue reading

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Great Wigan Athletic escapes

Last Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Blackpool has revived hopes that Wigan can avoid the drop to League One. Latics are in deep trouble, nine points from safety with only twelve games remaining, but over the years they have managed some great … Continue reading

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What are the prospects for Owen Coyle at Wigan?

Owen Coyle faces some significant challenges if he is to get Wigan Athletic back into the Premier League at the first attempt. The former Bolton boss has taken over from FA Cup winning manager Roberto Martinez in difficult circumstances. Following … Continue reading

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Owen Coyle appointed as the new Wigan manager

Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle has been appointed as the new Wigan Athletic manager. Coyle who has been out of work since he was sacked by Bolton in October, is a somewhat controversial choice to replace Roberto Martinez who left … Continue reading

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A season of great extremes – FA Cup glory, relegation, managerial change and European qualification

Shaun Maloney curls the ball into the area and Ben Watson rises at the near post, making a perfect contact with the ball that flies past Joe Hart. To see Wigan Athletic win the FA Cup was surreal for the … Continue reading

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Martinez ends his special relationship with Wigan

Sad news for Wigan fans today when it was announced that Roberto Martinez would be leaving the club. Following a lunchtime meeting with Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, Martinez has offered his resignation. Whelan told BBC Sport, “He wanted permission to move so … Continue reading

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