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    The EggThe Egg
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    This has been done on a few message boards and social media sites I visit so I thought we could have a go at it here.

    Being a Latics fan makes it tough to pick a best XI with the promotions we have had (Graham Jones wouldn’t score 30+ goals in the PL for example but is still one of the best strikers to ever play for us) so we are going to follow the boxing route and do this “pound for pound”

    What is the best side you have ever seen play for Wigan Athletic? Any formation you like and a full set of 7 subs.

    #186131
    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
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    This has been done on a few message boards and social media sites I visit so I thought we could have a go at it here.

    Being a Latics fan makes it tough to pick a best XI with the promotions we have had (Graham Jones wouldn’t score 30+ goals in the PL for example but is still one of the best strikers to ever play for us) so we are going to follow the boxing route and do this “pound for pound”

    What is the best side you have ever seen play for Wigan Athletic? Any formation you like and a full set of 7 subs.

    Christ knows egg lad, its impossible to choose especially if your like us Owd duffers who followed the non league Latics. Pound for pound and how their careers went at other clubs you would have to include Derek Temple, Mickey Quinn Archie Gemill etc etc. Bloody hard this one egg I’m gonna let others try first coz I’m scrambled.

    #186135
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    My side is based on my favourites and how good they were in there respective level they played.

    Filan
    Chimbonda
    Baines
    De Zeeuw
    Methven
    Kelly
    Bullard
    Liddell
    Lowe
    Ellington
    Campbell

    Subs
    Tunks
    Greenhall
    Martinez
    Watson
    McCulloch
    Roberts
    Jones

    #186137
    The EggThe Egg
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    That’s the idea Lowey.

    Mine for the record is:

    Kirkland, Melchiot De Zeeuw Boyce Baines, Frandsen Bullard Palacios, Liddell Roberts NZogbia

    Subs: Carroll Alcaraz De Vos Maloney Valencia Powell Ellington

    #186138
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    Given me second thoughts that now Egg. How can I leave out Boyce and Palacious. There late call ups for Greenhall and Watson and make the bench

    #186140
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    Reeves
    Chimbonda Houghton DeZeeuwe Baines
    Diaz Martinez Bullard Valencia
    Ellington Lyon.

    #186141
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    This was so difficult

    Roy Tunks- won us so many points on the road, and those penalty saves at Mansfield

    Colin Methven – a mountain! “Weird Col”

    Alex Cribley – great partnership with Weird Col, quick and versatile

    Leighton Baines – the famous left foot! Quick and a mean attitude to win

    Reece James – probably the best all round player to pull on a Latics shirt. I preferred him at left back but he could play anywhere

    Graham Barrow – nobody but nobody messed with him on the pitch (or in the stands or terraces) and good for a few goals

    Jimmy Bullard – the marathon man with spectacular shooting ability

    Andy Liddell – skill and trickery, clever, goals , the lot

    Charles N’Zogbia – the most skilful player we’ve ever had

    Duke Ellington – unplayable. Superb in the air and devastating on the ground

    Jason Roberts – icon. Perfect partner for the Duke and fabulous on his own

    Subs

    Emile Heskey
    Wilson Palacios
    Tommy Gore
    Antonio Valencia
    Dave Thompson (80s)
    Ali Al Habsi
    Gary Caldwell

    So so many left out that I wanted put in

    Stay safe everyone

    #186142
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    Like I said to me it’s impossible. How do you pick from the likes of
    Arry
    Peter Atherton.
    De Zeeuw
    Methuen

    And up top
    Houghton
    Duke
    Robert’s
    Jones

    Plus the many I haven’t mentioned

    I couldn’t even pick one from Super Stu Barlow or Sir Andrew of Liddell. Every player has been a legend for whatever reason so good luck lads picking a team coz I sure as hell cant

    #186143
    The EggThe Egg
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    How have I forgotten Reece James????

    #186146
    The EggThe Egg
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    That’s the idea Lowey.

    Mine for the record is:

    Kirkland, Melchiot De Zeeuw Boyce Baines, Frandsen Bullard Palacios, Liddell Roberts NZogbia

    Subs: Carroll Alcaraz De Vos Maloney Valencia Powell Ellington

    Based on missing out Sir Reece James somehow….

    Kirkland, Melchiot, De Zeeuw, Boyce, Baines, James, Bullard, Palacios, Liddell, Roberts, N’Zogbia.

    Subs: Carroll, Alcaraz, De Vos, Frandsen, Maloney, Valencia, Ellington

    Luckoly, Nick Powell has pulled a hamstring in training so was easy to make a change ;)

    Anyone fancy a go at the worst team to turn out for our glorious club?

    #186147
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    tough one this,
    filan
    melchiot, de zeeuw , alcaraz, mc millan,
    valencia, bullard, mc carthy, n’zobia
    zaki, roberts.

    subs
    al habsi
    baines, bramble, boyce
    gomez, ellington, heskey

    #186149
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    Bloody hell what a can of worms. I love everyone’s choices. We’ve been spoiled.
    Lids, Mario, and on and on.

    #186150
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    Archie Gemmill and Eamon O Keefe virtually got us promoted between them. Big Em got his England place back because of his form for the Latics. Valencia was unplayable at times. N,Zog was a match winner on occasions. Peter Houghton was colossus. Bainsey was superb at times. If I kept going on I would finish this post around xmas. I cant pick a favorite because they have all been

    #186151
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    Gilly, Worswick, King, Rogers. Noel Ward, Grigg, Boycey, Watson, Scharner on and on it goes.

    #186152
    EdwardsEdwards
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    I actually felt a pang of guilt leaving out some great players like Martinez, Maloney and De Vos etc

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