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Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao Preview: Martinez urges caution

Posted Monday, February 14, 2011 by PA171 hits

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez has urged his side not to get carried away by their current impressive run of form, pointing out there is still a long way to go in their hunt for a European place. Athletic make the trip to Real Mallorca having won six of their last eight matches in La Liga - including each of their last four - to climb up to fifth in the standings. That fine run mea...Full Story »

Wigan Athleti vs Aston Villa preview - Martinez fears Bent barrage

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by PA198 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is wary of a Darren Bent-inspired Aston Villa ahead of the relegation showdown. Martinez was one of the few people unsurprised last week by Villa's club-record #18million outlay for the England striker, a fee that could ultimately rise to #24million. Bent duly began his Villa career in stunning fashion by scoring the winner in Saturday's much-needed 1-0 home vict...Full Story »

Wigan vs Fulham Preview - Martinez rallies rested Latics

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011 by PA57 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is looking for an energised performance from his team against Fulham this weekend to make up for the flat display they put in at Craven Cottage earlier in the season. Martinez suggested his players had struggled to cope with the demands of their fixture schedule when a Latics side showing just four changes from a midweek Carling Cup tie against Swansea were beaten 2-...Full Story »

Wigan vs Arsenal preview - Martinez tips Cleverley for bright future

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by PA162 hits

Roberto Martinez believes there are comparisons with the positive impact loan spells at less glamorous Premier League destinations will have on the careers of Tom Cleverley and Jack Wilshere. The precocious pair could go head to head at the DW Stadium when Wigan entertain an Arsenal side buoyed by their magnificent win over Chelsea last night. It promises to be an intriguing tussle, as well as...Full Story »

Wigan v Swansea Preview: All Eyes on Roberto Martinez as He Faces Old Pals

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by sportinglife.aol.co.uk98 hits

CARLING CUP: DW STADIUM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 2010. KICK OFF: 19.45 BST Having sparked Swansea's revival in his last job, the last thing Roberto Martinez would expect is to suffer a barrage of abuse. But that's the reality of the position the Wigan manager finds himself in as he prepares to face his former club for the first time. The Spaniard transformed Swansea, first as a player and capta...Full Story »

Martinez doing a good job - Benitez

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 by PA30 hits

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has backed Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez's approach to the Latics' relegation battle. The Reds head to the DW Stadium on Monday night looking for the victory which will lift them back into the coveted fourth place in the Barclays Premier League, but in contrast Wigan are mired in a struggle at the foot of the table. "Martinez is doing a good job. They ...Full Story »

Martinez unhappy with refereeing again

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by PA16 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez felt his side were denied a point by a controversial penalty award as they went down 1-0 at Birmingham to remain deep in relegation trouble. Referee Anthony Taylor adjudged that Wigan skipper Mario Melchiot - a former City player - had brought down Keith Fahey in first-half injury time. Replays showed there had been no contact on the Birmingham winger but James McF...Full Story »

Martinez blasts refereeing standards

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA31 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez claims the Barclays Premier League is being made to look a laughing stock by poor refereeing decisions. Martinez is still annoyed that Tottenham's opening goal in their 3-0 win at the DW Stadium last weekend was allowed to stand. Goalscorer Jermain Defoe was in a clear offside position when he received the ball and Martinez felt his strike changed the game. T...Full Story »

Martinez: Koumas could leave Wigan

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by PA21 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has revealed midfielder Jason Koumas could leave the club on loan. The former West Brom player, who has fallen out of favour at the DW Stadium, has been linked with a return to The Hawthorns. Martinez admits there has been interest in the 30-year-old ex-Wales international, whose contract expires in the summer, and a move could be arranged. "We have had clear in...Full Story »

Martinez rests goal hopes on new boys

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA37 hits

Roberto Martinez believes new arrivals Victor Moses and Marcelo Moreno can help to solve Wigan's crisis of confidence up front.The transfer deadline day recruits were ineligible for Tuesday night's FA Cup fourth-round replay defeat to Notts County at the DW Stadium and will have to wait until Saturday at the earliest to make their Latics debuts."They will help us because obviously we are going t...Full Story »

Martinez: Latics must learn

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA10 hits

Roberto Martinez warned Wigan they must learn the lessons from their profligacy in front of goal after falling victim to an FA Cup giant-killing 2-0 at the hands of Notts County. A combination of poor finishing and excellent saves from County goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel meant Wigan failed to hit the target against their Coca-Cola League Two opponents despite creating a host of chances. "I think...Full Story »

Martinez: Moses deal shows our ambition

Posted Monday, February 01, 2010 by PA11 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes the capture of Victor Moses represents a major statement of intent about the club's ambitions for the future.Moses, 19, completed his move from Crystal Palace on Monday for an undisclosed fee after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract at the DW Stadium. The England Under-19 striker had been courted by a number of clubs in the Barclays Premier League and C...Full Story »

Martinez hits out at Figueroa agent

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010 by PA12 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez on Wednesday night let rip into what he called the "disgusting" speculation that has surrounded Maynor Figueroa.Ahead of the 2-1 defeat at Blackburn, reports had surfaced that Figueroa had gone on strike in an apparent attempt to engineer a move away from the DW Stadium and Martinez believes all the gossip has been stirred up by the 26-year-old's agent.Sunderland Stev...Full Story »

Martinez praise for Rodallega

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009 by PA42 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez praised the smiling Hugo Rodallega for the clinical finishing that ended Burnley's proud Turf Moor record.Two goals from the Colombian gave the Latics a 3-1 win, their first on the road since the opening day of the season, and he is becoming something of a lucky charm for Martinez's side.Rodallega now has five goals for the season, with all four of the Latics' wins th...Full Story »

Martinez to assess globetrotting squad

Posted Sunday, October 18, 2009 by PA13 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will assess the fitness of his various international players before selecting his squad for the visit of Manchester City.Honduras pair Hendry Thomas and Maynor Figueroa - who helped book a World Cup place with a midweek victory over El Salvador - Colombia striker Hugo Rodallega and Trinidad and Tobago forward Jason Scotland have all had long trips back from South a...Full Story »

Lacklustre Latics anger Martinez

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by PA18 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez criticised his team after they tumbled out of the Carling Cup.Goals from Ishmel Demontagnac, Ben Burgess, Charlie Adam and substitute Gary Taylor-Fletcher gave Blackpool a comfortable 4-1 victory at Bloomfield Road.Martinez, who arrived in the summer from Swansea, has now seen his side lose three successive matches.He made nine changes to the team that lost to Manc...Full Story »

Martinez considers his options

Posted Saturday, September 26, 2009 by PA37 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has hinted he may make changes for the visit of Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea tomorrow.Last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Arsenal was the worst performance of the Spaniard's short reign and, with a fully-fit squad at his disposal, a few players could be left out.On-loan Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair is ineligible against his parent club.Wigan's players have to ...Full Story »

Martinez ponders changes

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2009 by PA43 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is likely to make wholesale changes for the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.The Spaniard was furious after the midweek Carling Cup defeat to Blackpool when the nine squad players he brought in failed to perform.Only defender Paul Scharner and midfielder Moham d Diame from the starting line-up at Bloomfield Road are likely to survive the cull.Following the g...Full Story »

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is likely to make wholesale changes for the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2009 by PA34 hits

The Spaniard was furious after the midweek Carling Cup defeat to Blackpool when the nine squad players he brought in failed to perform.Only defender Paul Scharner and midfielder Moham d Diame from the starting line-up at Bloomfield Road are likely to survive the cull.Following the game at Goodison Park there will be a 13-day period before their next fixture and Martinez is keen to avoid spending...Full Story »

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