The latest twist in the Wigan Athletic – Adam Forshaw saga.

4 Aug

There hasn’t, generally, been huge history between Brentford and Wigan Athletic. Until recently, we’ve bumbled around the lower leagues together, neither side particularly troubling (or bothered about) the other.

The Latics were, of course, responsible for kickstarting Brentford’s run of defeats at the national stadium with their 1985 Freight Rover Trophy win. Their handball inspired victory has set in motion more pain than I could care to imagine as defeat after defeat followed in whichever final we have participated in.

That aside, and largely due to Wigan’s Dave Whelan funded rise to the Premiership, our clubs have had little to do with each other. That was until late last year when his team, now back in the Championship, came in under cover of the Lionel Road climax for Bees boss Uwe Rösler.

To read the rest of this article, season 2014/15 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full. Containing additional material and even some (poor) editing, you can get it here for less than the cost of a Griffin Park matchday programme or Balti Pie.

 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.

6 Responses to “The latest twist in the Wigan Athletic – Adam Forshaw saga.”

  1. DB August 4, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    A reported £2m bid is derisory ?

    • nickbruzon August 4, 2014 at 11:33 am #

      For a player officially awarded as’best in League One’ last season (and when you also consider McCormack has swapped Championship clubs for £11m) then yes – I would consider that as derisory.

      We may be new to the Championship but we aren’t idiots.

    • Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) August 4, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

      £2m isnt even half of what he is worth!

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) August 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    Id like to think that Adam is taking time out just to get his head round whats going on in his life. Must be unsettling for a 22 year old with people advising him both to go and to stay. Of course we would want him to stay, he’s very settled at the club and he knows we are a club going places. He also knows he is more or less guaranteed a place in the first XI. Can he be confident of the same at Wigan? Also what happened to Harry Forrester must be in the back of his mind.

    I dont attach any blame with Uwe. He has recommended a player he knows well and who is quality, and besides Wigan Athletic are his employers now and he must do what is right for them. To misquote CJ “We wouldnt be where we are today without Uwe”. I will always wish Uwe all the best, but not on this occasion!

    By the way Nick any thoughts yet on Matthew Benham’s Airplane clue? Suggestions in press of Andy Delort (?), Milan Baros (McParland connection there) or Patrick Bamford. I cant work it out. If it is Bamford, @Sketch_Dailies are running a BamBam art competition today. Im sure you will be able to find something you like there!

    • nickbruzon August 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

      Thanks, as ever, Bernard. Actually – I’ve had a stroke of genius and think I may have unravelled Matthew Benham’s Airplane 2 clue….. Tomorrow’s article awaits (and I may even start to write it tonight)

  3. Greville Waterman August 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    I await with bated breath!!

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