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Liverpool had already made the decision to sack Rodgers before the derby game. And I seem to remember posts claiming that both Rodgers and Monk were better managers than Roberto.
The Premier League teams finish pretty much in the order of their wage bills. If you’ve got the smallest wage bill and finish last, that’s not unexpected.
If you’ve got the smallest wage bill and win the cup and finish third from bottom, that is a shock. But I haven’t got your enthusiasm to carry this argument on.
Griff, wait for me!
Rosler had his moments.
He took us to a fabulous away win at Manchester City – when City were out for revenge for their Cup Final defeat. He went on to a fantastic semi-final at Wembley, where we more than matched Arsenal.
And we did reach the play-offs – though that was something of an anticlimax.
I think his discipline with the players may have caused some problems.
Once bitten, twice shy, Phil.
We’re not falling for that one again.Who gives a shit :woohoo: :woohoo:
Obviously, thty5yearswafc, those who aren’t interested won’t comment on the thread.
Are there any Doonhamers here?
Ten in a row for Rangers.
Queen of the South’s speedy on-loan Hibernian winger Alex Harris put a close low shot just wide of the far post before Waghorn re-asserted Rangers’ authority with a curling effort, which Thomson palmed away.
As expected, the hosts piled on the pressure immediately after the break; Tavernier narrowly missing with one of his trademark free-kicks and Waghorn drawing another brilliant save from Thomson.
The Doonhamers keeper did not deserve to be picking the ball out of his net two minutes later, but he was. Patient Rangers build-up resulted in Tavernier threading a superb low pass through to the darting Holt, whose clinical finish into the far corner was worthy of the applause 44,000 fans were giving it.
Waghorn – searching for his 15th of the season – curled wide of the top left corner then another Holt drive was deflected wide as Queens tried to take a breath.
When referee Cook pointed to the spot after a foul on Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday with two minutes left on the clock, few expected Waghorn not to take the opportunity but a flying dive to his right by Thomson saved the penalty.
However, it only delayed the winner for 60 seconds, with substitute Oduwa’s cross nodded in at the near post by Waghorn to ensure he was the hero after all.
I’m not falling for that.
You love Roberto really, don’t you.
On to 1500!
Are you telling me that this was never a serious thread?
I don’t believe it!
I’m so disappointed – now we’ll never get to 1,500.You are right, apart from winning the FA Cup he didn’t exactly cover himself in glory did he!
Yes, apart from winning the FA Cup, what did Roberto ever do for Wigan?
Today, it seems more extraordinary than ever!
How Long Before “Bottom Four Bob” has Everton at the wrong end of the table?
2 years 4 weeks ago #119068
Probably a better chance of us being in the bottom 4 before Bob
jrfatfan replied:Tick Tock
Yip he beat a big club today but be prepared for him drawing against the likes of Cardiff, West Brom, Norwich and struggle to beat Stevenage in the cup…..oh he already has done??, come on lad if you heard the commentary on 5 live coming home from Leicester, Chelsea should have been 6 nil up at half time. tock fekin tick. :Pmodest wage bill it was £42 million at one stage
Yes, modest wage bill! It was, in fact, the smallest in the Premier League.
Premier League wage bills 2012/13
1. Manchester City £233 million Premier League runners up, FA Cup runners up
2. Manchester United £181 million Premier League champions
7 QPR £78 million Relegated
16 Norwich City £51 million
17 Swansea City £49 million
18 Southampton £47 million
19 Reading £46 million Relegated
20 Wigan Athletic £44 million FA Cup winners, RelegatedHow can we ever forget those amazing scenes when we lifted the cup but also all those idiotic tactical decisions that relegated us and all those statements about loving our club so much. Bob created the bad feeling by entering into the swap triangle probably before the season was anywhere near finishing. If only he had just seen getting Latics back into the Premier League as important as getting Everton into the Champions League or could I be wrong and it wasn’t about ambition but more about becoming a bigger millionaire than what Latics had already made him. This thread should never end. Thank you LHL who incidently at one time was a major fan of Bob but an even greater fan of WAFC. His football was shit by the way. Boring shit.Apart from about twenty games in his entire time here. Boring shite!!!
Let’s not rewrite history!
Compared to other Premier League teams, Wigan clearly had limited resources, both in the size of the squad and the quality of the players. Roberto was also fighting on two fronts; the Premier League and the FA Cup. But he didn’t have the resources to compete in both.
The general consent on this forum was that winning the cup was more important than staying in the Premier League. Roberto overcame all the team’s injuries to produce a makeshift team and a winning performance in the face of the mighty Manchester City.
I suppose that Roberto could have fielded a reserve team in the Cup Final, and a fresh first team against Arsenal three days later. But even that may not have been enough to save the Latics.
In his time as manager, Roberto had to reduce the size of the already modest wage bill substantially – just as other teams were spending much more. The result was inevitable.Good luck to them and can we just let them get on with it and put our energies into supporting the players we have here now.
Maybe you should practice what you preach and so end the ludicrous Tavs and wags thread just a thought like
“Good luck to them and can we just let them get on with it and put our energies into supporting the players we have here now.”
Those aren’t my words. They were posted by Horc – one of the posters who has kept this thread going – but on the equally amusing Tav and Wags thread.
Quite so, Lostock.
I’m just pointing out that Roberto took Everton to within one game of reaching the top of the Premier League.
And a second Happy Birthday for your thread. Can we look forward to a third, or are you going to listen to your Uncle Horc;
Good luck to them and can we just let them get on with it and put our energies into supporting the players we have here now.Bob along now Barnsley, there’s a good lad !
Please! I can’t let Bobby go!