No, No, No, No! Roberto is leaving? Wait no he HAS left. It can’t be. He won us the F.A Cup!!! Ok, we got relegated but he is most probably the best manager we have ever had, well in my life time and I’m 43 years of age.
Born January 25th 1970, I was born to parents Jackie and John Davids. My mum Jackie is a retired sports physio and became the first ever woman to work in football. This is where she met my Dad. My Dad was a football manager at Wigan Athletic when mum was appointed as under 21s head physio.
I was an only child and grew up to support my local side, the club in which mum and dad met. I hold a season ticket and have done since 1982. Witnessing triumphs like our first silverware (the Freight Rover Trophy). We came so close to promotion in 1986-87 season. Before being relegated back to Division 4 just 6 years later. In 1995 the best thing to happen to the club happened, Dave Whelan became the owner.
10 years later and we had one game to win to get into the Premier league. A game in which I had the perfect seats to witness a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town. The perfect day! More amazing times where to follow the Carling Cup run before losing 4-0 to Manchester United in the final. Of course we had our bad times, mainly Titus Bramble! Last season was the bitter sweet every fan hates. A mix of F.A Cup and relegation. And I’ve witnessed it all!
Now Roberto has left! What will we do! Who will be bought in? In Dave I trust!
Maybe I should just hand in my CV. I mean I’m sure Dave will support my background, a semi-pro and of course my Dad was the manager there at one time.
All our success has come from men who love the club and I don’t think any body loves the club more than me!