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    PapaLazarouOnTourPapaLazarouOnTour
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    Do you know any Latics fans that threw in the towel and didn’t turn up today ?

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    thty5yearswafctrevor hoy
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    No our bunch were present and correct

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    Leylandlatic4everLeylandlatic4ever
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    Do you know any Latics fans that threw in the towel and didn’t turn up today ?

    Accident on M6 caused me severe grief getting t’ground.

    Took a few short cuts to make sure I arrived in time as I didn’t want anyone thinking I’d posted my ST back to DW if I didn’t get there :ohmy:

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    Leylandlatic4everLeylandlatic4ever
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    No our bunch were present and correct

    They were present you mean ;)

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    thty5yearswafctrevor hoy
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    Do you know any Latics fans that threw in the towel and didn’t turn up today ?

    Accident on M6 caused me severe grief getting t’ground.

    Took a few short cuts to make sure I arrived in time as I didn’t want anyone thinking I’d posted my ST back to DW if I didn’t get there :ohmy:[/quote]

    That’s why the Boro team coach arrived late then

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    Leylandlatic4everLeylandlatic4ever
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    Do you know any Latics fans that threw in the towel and didn’t turn up today ?

    Accident on M6 caused me severe grief getting t’ground.

    Took a few short cuts to make sure I arrived in time as I didn’t want anyone thinking I’d posted my ST back to DW if I didn’t get there :ohmy:[/quote]

    That’s why the Boro team coach arrived late then[/quote]

    Quite probably…collision between J28 and Charnock Richard Services. Very mangled Rover 200 on the Hard Shoulder when I crawled past…lots of Old Bill and breakdown trucks there. Hope all are ok. It didn’t look good.

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    Yes……two aspects I know of

    Firstly there was guy I vaguely recognised as a regular face at Latics … He made it his business to be walking about the ground half an hour befor KO and travelling over the canal bridge away from the ground, drawing comment from one or two who obviously knew him “you’re gooint wrong way” … To which he responded “sorry, morals, ethics….I just can’t do it” now he may well have held these feelings genuinely, but I was irritated to see him posturing (as I saw it) ” look at me look at me …I’m not going” Why didn’t he just stay away altogether ?

    Conversely a lad I went to school with (we’re both mid fifties) who has been going literally his whole life….the second half of which has been spent living and working in London… From where he and his wife travel to attend 90% of home and away games. …Well he was distraught on Wed at the news of Mackays appointment and has sent his season tickets back to the club along with an explanatory letter. His wife is Malaysian and has herself been an avid and dedicated supporter for many years. He could not live with the decision and in his position I don’t blame him. This is no Johnny come lately this is a bloke who has spent fortunes and loads of his time following Wigan Athletic.

    Before we dismiss all and anyone who turned their backs yesterday, it’s worth ‘thinking on’ a bit …. ?

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    LostockHallLaticLostockHallLatic
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    Yes……two aspects I know of

    Firstly there was guy I vaguely recognised as a regular face at Latics … He made it his business to be walking about the ground half an hour befor KO and travelling over the canal bridge away from the ground, drawing comment from one or two who obviously knew him “you’re gooint wrong way” … To which he responded “sorry, morals, ethics….I just can’t do it” now he may well have held these feelings genuinely, but I was irritated to see him posturing (as I saw it) ” look at me look at me …I’m not going” Why didn’t he just stay away altogether ?

    Was he wearing a black coat, round rimmed spectacles and white trainers ? If so, he sits near me & Horc. We thought we was joking when he said he wasn’t going in; never struck me as an out and out Lefty.

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    itwasbackinthedayOlder Springfielder
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    There were a couple of empty seats around my area where there would normally be someone, however, their attendance at home games is a little erratic at best of times so I wont know if they have voted with feet until at least a few games have past.

    As Zeb2 said “Before we dismiss all and anyone who turned their backs yesterday, it’s worth ‘thinking on’ a bit” – well it’s ben the best part of a week, a lot has been said and people have had plenty of time to “think on” – I know I have.

    This deliberate, malicious and obscene purge by cheap journalists and sorry excuses for the human race in Tan, Gold et al has made me think that there are some evil people out there who’s only interest is not for what they say but for what it’s worth to their business and their malevolent egos. The adults, and educated among the commentators can see the real truth behind the story but it will unfortunately be too little too late and, I believe, when the dust settles on the matter there will be plenty ashamed of what they have said or done in relation to this matter.

    Handing back your season ticket – so soon as well, is a sad state of affairs. I fully understand his position him being married to a foreign national and all, but I know of others in similar situations who have been annoyed at what was said and called Mr Whelan a silly, stupid, ignorant old fool but they have shown something else that is far more stronger. The grace of forgiveness for they KNOW that no malice or other evil intention was meant by his words. I also detected a softening of approach from the Kick It Out organisation that in their rush to pillory Mr Whelan their over-the-top and to-quick-to-damn approach could in fact affect their credibility in the future.

    As a country, football family and local society we must all learn from this mistake – be that supporter of what Mr Whelan said or objector – but we do need to be rational, see the truth behind the lies, learn and move on so that this sort of situation may never arise again.

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    LostockHallLaticLostockHallLatic
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    Aye, well said IWBITD.

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    griffChris Griffin
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    I also detected a softening of approach from the Kick It Out organisation …

    Yes, I too have detected a chink in their resolve ;)

    Anyway, is it just me that thinks it a tad ironic that these smilie faces we use on here are all yellow? :dry:

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    I also detected a softening of approach from the Kick It Out organisation …

    Yes, I too have detected a chink in their resolve ;)

    Anyway, is it just me that thinks it a tad ironic that these smilie faces we use on here are all yellow? :dry:[/quote]

    Carefull griff, big brother is watching :lol:

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    Found out last night, someone I do know, didn’t go yesterday, they’re against the appointment of Mackay due to the nature of the texts he has sent…whether or not that person will be back I don’t know….a long-standing supporter, so wouldn’t think someone who is lost for good.

    Shame about the London-based fan, but at least it sounds like they have a given a reasoned and considered response rather than just a knee-jerk reaction. Hopefully they will feel able to come back at some point in the future

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    Well said griff this tan bloke is a dickhead

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    Leylandlatic4everLeylandlatic4ever
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    Well said griff this tan bloke is a dickhead

    Jamie Redknapp famously described him as looking like “the villain in a Bond Film”

    Does he think his father should play Goldfinger? :woohoo:

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