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seriously whats the point of moving to them?
Bigger stadium, bigger fanbase, more money behind them. What would the point in staying at Wigan be when, all respect to them, they've hit a glass ceiling?
There's no way Wigan could have as good a season this year as last.
I wouldn't be surprised if they went down next year.
I can understand why he went to Sunderland, I'm not 100% sure why they decided to appoint him.
The only other person I can think of would have been Alan Curbishley, but he is still embroilled in his compensation claim.
No disrespect to Sunderland but I don't think there was a queue of more outstanding candidates.
and are going to lose their best players in the summer.
i see what you're saying, but if he and they seriously think they're not gonna be yoyo-ing divisions for the next 10 years they are deluded
willing to pay him a lot more money than Dave 'Dave Whelan' Whelan.
i would never had guessed
Wigan don't have a huge fan base and, though they've been in the Premier League a bit longer than Sunderland, it's gonna be much harder for them to sustain their success.
Sunderland have the fan base at money to establish themselves as a Premier League club in a way Wigan do not. I think it makes perfect sense as a move without factoring in salary.
still money at the end of the day though, isn't it? Though I was being deliberately cynical I still think given Sunderland's track record with finances that would have played a part.
And why wouldn't you say Wigan are not already an "established premier league club"?
Essentially they've got an owner who's prepared to take a bit of a financial hit to help the club he supports but, unless Wigan's attendances have risen drastically since last time I checked, I just don't think they get enough people in to ever have in infrastructure in place to keep them up there indefinitely.
Wigan will have good and bad seasons but they're always gonna be potential relegiation candidates and sooner or later they're gonna drop. If Sunderland make the right decisions they can actually set themselves up as a financially secure stable established Premier League club in a position to hold their own in the league for a good number of years to come. On the other hand they might balls it up and continue to yo-yo but they have the resources to give 'em a chance.
So yes, it comes down to money but there's a difference between paying Steve Bruce enough for his personal gain and having the financial infrastructure to satisfy his professional ambitions.
I don't think they are a better side than Wigan at all and that being 'bigger' counts for much really
Probably a big plus. Bruce has a knack of finding decent obscure South Americans, now he can buy as many as he wants and he even has a chance of holding onto them if they become good!
Wigan could become relegation candidates if they don't get a good guy in charge and fail to replace the outgoing players. Roberto Martinez to Wigan?
i doubt he'd do a great job and it would make me dislike one of my favourite managers outside the premiership.
(and maybe unlikely to come straight back up)
they have an opportunity to cement themselves as the top team in the region.
that Wigan will come in for Darren Ferguson.
Apparently Reading approached Posh over the weekend. The chairman turned them down, and then Ferguson asked to speak to them anyway. It seems like he'll be off somewhere. Wigan seem much more likely to pay us cash for him as well.
The chairman did make this statement though:
"It's a bit like your wife saying to you that she's interested in another man and wants to go on a date. Then the date doesn't go to plan and she wants to come home again. Well that wouldn't happen in my house simple as that!
If he goes to Wigan, I'll literally go round and punch Dave Whelan in the cock.
Ferguson's a good manager but it's a bit soon to move into a risky Premier League job - if Wigan have a bad start he'll struggle to keep his job and could set back his career. I hope this isn't true.
but I'm not sure he'd be able to cut it, yet. Better to do it with Posh
I know it's a level higher, but after two straight promotions you'd think he'd want a crack with Posh at the championship.
that you manage in the Championship before the Premier League - League One/League Two to Premier League is a massive leap.
this is bad.
Martinez to Wigan then? I'd like to see that happen.
he might want to stay in England and he's friends with Whelan. This doesn't mean he will go to Celtic.
plus they already sold Heskey and Palacios in January with Valencia likely to go this Summer. Sunderland meanwhile turned down a 20mil bid for K. Jones.
Apparently Celtic are in for Martinez now. They are making fools of themselves.