Match Day Thread Wigan Athletic v Sunderland – Tuesday 13th April - KO 18:00

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  1. RTB

    RTB Well-Known Member

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    Sunderland travel to Wigan Athletic in the SkyBet League One.
    WAFCvSAFC.GIF
    Last time out Sunderland lost to Charlton and Wigan beat Doncaster.
    Sunderland lost ground in the race for the two automatic promotion spots after failing to beat Charlton at home, so a win at the DW Stadium is vital to get back on track.
    Lee Johnson has urged his players to quickly get back to doing things right.
    Wigan are currently fourth bottom after a run of bad results but looked impressive against a poor Doncaster side at the weekend. Goal scorer Thelo Aasgaard came off injured against Doncaster and may be a doubt for this game.

    Lee Johnson:
    “My view on the game, we had the first three best chances, and I’m disappointed not to take one of those.
    “I knew we were up against it officials-wise. Their first goal was partly soft from our view, but partly a foul too.
    “We let them off the hook too many times. If you’re going to get clean sheets against a big strong side like Charlton, you have to do your fundamentals."

    "We want to go to Wigan and take the three points, it's part of the 21 still available and we want to get back on the horse as quickly as possible."
    "I thought we carried two or three individuals in the first half if I'm honest, and you can't do that against a top seven or eight side, but I need to look back at that objectively and not subjectively."

    Leam Richardson:
    It’s a mindset we’ve had, with all the change we’ve had throughout the season, we’ve succumbed to certain challenges, but in the last 2/3 months, we’ve been meeting the challenge head on and trying to chase those results to stay in the division.”
    “That hasn’t changed at all. I think if we give a good account of ourselves and be as honest as we can be, everybody will be okay with it.”
    “Hopefully, in these last seven games, we’ll get the points we need to stay in the division."

    Form.GIF
    Match Appointments:
    Referee:
    GAVIN WARD
    Assistant Referees: Mark Jones and Steven Meredith
    Fourth Official: Nick Greenhalgh
    Characteristics.GIF
    Team Line ups
    Sunderland:
    Burge; Hume, Sanderson, O’Nien, McLaughlin; Power, Winchester, Scowen, Jones, McGeady, Wyke.
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    Subs: Matthews, McFadzean, Leadbitter, O’Brien, Diamond, Maguire, Stewart
    Injured: Xhemajli, Willis, Wright, Flanagan.

    Wigan Athletic: (4-1-2-1-2) Jones, Darikwa, Tilt, Johnston, Robinson; Evans; Ojo, Solomon-Otabor; Aasgaard; Keane, Dodoo
    Subs: Whelan, Clough, Gardner, Proctor, Perry, Evans, Long
    Injured: Lang, Merrie, Pearce, Joseph, Massey.

    Betting Odds:
    Sunderland
    7/10 Wigan 15/4 Draw 13/5

    My two pence:
    A poor result on Saturday means that we can’t afford another slip up with both Hull and Peterborough taking advantage with convincing 3-0 away wins. The good thing is that Charlton still have to play both Hull and Peterborough.
    Wigan beat us at home in Lee Johnson’s first game in charge and had a good result at the weekend. The players need to dig in and show some character to bounce straight back.
    I’m going for a 2-1 away win

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    Ha’way the Lads
     
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  2. old lads fan

    old lads fan Well-Known Member

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    Great thread RTB, we've got to get back to keeping clean sheets and winning games so let's make a start at Wigan. 2-0 to us and then on to the next one.

    HA'WAY THE LADS.
     
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  3. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    Great thread mate, don't ever let real life interfere with your match threads.

    Despite yesterday I'm 100% confident we'll go there and win.

    Haway the Lads, 3-0 and back on track.
     
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  4. FellTop

    FellTop Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant thread as always mate.

    Like the balance of your team too. I would like to see Leadbitter come in but would be confident with that team you have put up.
     
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  5. Oliver's Army

    Oliver's Army Well-Known Member

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    Routine 0-2 win. A switch back to a flat back 4, Jones coming back in wide right and Power back in CM with Connor at RB and jobs a gooden. KTF
     
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  6. Dorset

    Dorset Well-Known Member

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    Top thread as always RTB.

    Wigan seem to know where the onion bag is lately, so a 1-2 win for the lads is my hope
     
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  7. monty987

    monty987 Well-Known Member

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    we will paste these good and proper, they are where they are and we owe them one.
     
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  8. master-simpson

    master-simpson Well-Known Member

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    Just gotta win this - just imagine the doom & gloom from Wolfy, KLD & Co if we don’t!!
    Anyway for the record I think we will 0-2.
    Bart
     
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  9. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    They already have their posts written, checked and double checked ...

    ... I could post them now tbh, so predictable.
     
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  10. Vincemac

    Vincemac Well-Known Member

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    Great thread
     
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  11. KLD

    KLD Well-Known Member

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    Bless. I will go with me usual 1-1.
     
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  12. Montysoptician

    Montysoptician Well-Known Member

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    Reverse fixture
     
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  13. master-simpson

    master-simpson Well-Known Member

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    <laugh><laugh><laugh><laugh>

    They do my tits in

    Bart
     
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  14. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    Really unlucky not to get a point tbh.
     
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  15. KLD

    KLD Well-Known Member

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    One of the many home results that have held us back from being in the top two
     
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    TopCat_SMB Well-Known Member

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    This feels like our 4 game run last season where we took 2 points or our 4 game run the season before where we took 2 points

    Got a horrible feeling we won't win any of our next 3 games
     
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  17. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    The Kyril Louis-Dreyfus quote that Sunderland must now embrace ahead of promotion battle with Hull and Peterborough

    ‘I think it's very important in football not to panic.’
     
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  18. Makemstine Roger

    Makemstine Roger Well-Known Member

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    i enjoyed the weak and strong points sect
    <laugh><laugh><laugh>
     
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  19. Hettonista

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    At the risk of being a hopeless optimist, I see us having a good run in and being there or there abouts. We are obviously reliant on others not winning every game but that isn't easy as we proved Saturday. It's one loss, lets see what the table looks like 10pm Tuesday, could be game on again, could be game over almost too like <cheers>
     
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  20. KLD

    KLD Well-Known Member

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    Christ. Does not bare thinking about that. Although if we knew we were playoffs only with a few games to spare we could rest key players for them
     
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