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Wigan Athletic - Muamba's Return

Started on 24 April 2013 by Jer
Latest Reply on 6 May 2013 by smcann77
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Jesus! Clark for 3.8 million! Probably the best ever deal you'll ever make in FM13. He's now worth about 16 million on my save.

Muamba reveals Muniesa's injury

Latics boss Fabrice Muamba has revealed why Muniesa hasn't been participating in recent matches against Arsenal, Sunderland and City. The defender was deeply missed during the Arsenal match and Muamba just confirmed what the rumours online said.

The manager said," Marc (Muniesa) has been dealing with a back problem ever since he came here." He then added," The medical staff are trying to stop the injury from happening again, prompting to Marc having a four week rest." Before adjourning the conference Muamba said," Marc is an important part of Wigan and I want him to stay permanently. Whether he wants that remains unknown. We will see at the end of the season."

This has prompted to many Wigan fans chanting the defender's name whenever the opposition scores a goal. Many fans believe are against to what Muamba has done with Muniesa by saying," He is totally wrong. We need him on the pitch now." However, there are the other supporters that believe what Muamba is doing is correct. They said," I prefer Muniesa not playing for a month than three months. Anybody would prefer that." Whether Wigan will hold with Irish defender Ciaran Clark, remains unknown.

Marc Muniesa


Marc Muniesa doing some light work during Muamba's training.
2013-04-27 22:01#95632 Jamesg237 : Not the best month ever but I am sure you can turn things around Pauker, if anyone can, you can :)

I know, I got a lot of the difficult fixtures ahead of me. Thank for the support, like always James. Thanks for reading and commenting.

2013-04-28 02:27#95735 Glenn T : Jesus! Clark for 3.8 million! Probably the best ever deal you'll ever make in FM13. He's now worth about 16 million on my save.

:O ! That's a ton! I sent a scout to put a report for him and when I saw that he was available at that price, I couldn't hestitate buying him. Thanks for reading and commenting Glenn.

2013-04-27 22:07#95638 Sonalexwild : Quite a bad month but still Koné manage to be player of the month so this save it all :P
I'm sure the results will quick get better, good luck :)

Yeah, he did save me against Q.P.R. and almost got a draw for me against Spurs. Thanks for reading and commenting Alex.

2013-04-27 22:09#95640 JL00 : Quite a bad month but you will build on it, new signings will gel soon, Gonalons is a great signing as well

Yeah, it was a terrible month. I hope that they gel in as well. Gonalons is a great prospect and I think that Lyon made the stupidest sell ever. Thanks for reading and commenting JL00.

2013-04-28 00:19#95705 Blue : Bad month, but it'll improve :)

Terrible month, I know :P. Thanks for the support though! Thanks for reading and commenting Blue.

2013-04-28 02:26#95734 Justice96 : Some mixed results but it's great to see you climbing the table :)

Yeah, it's pretty hard with the team I got. Maybe the EL last place lol ;) . Thanks for reading and commenting Justice.

2013-04-28 01:27#95716 Justice96 : Not a great start to the season but I know that you can turn it around! :)

Yeah, the fixture list gave us a harsh task ahead of us. Thanks for reading and commenting Justice.
Good start mate, hopefully the results will pick up and you can climb the table. Will be following Pauker
I hope that Muniesa comes back stronger than ever, he can prove to be a top players!
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9 yearsEdited

October: Improving

Manchester United 1-0 Wigan Athletic – Premier League 6.10.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Al Habsi, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Clark, Gonalons, McCarthy, Datolo, Hughes, Montero, Fierro

49' Wayne Rooney

Injuries: None

Subs:
71' Jefferson Montero Jean Beausejour
76' Will Hughes Simon Vukcevic
89' Carlos Fierro Arouna Kone

Bookings:
83' Nani

MOTM: Nemanja Vidic 9.0 (Manchester United)


Wigan Athletic 2-1 West Bromwich Albion – Premier League 20.10.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Al Habsi, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Clark, Gonalons, McCarthy, Vukcevic, Hughes, Montero, Kone


15' Shane Long
61' Arouna Kone
68' Arouna Kone

Injuries: None

Bookings:
2' Arouna Kone
35' Gary Caldwell
38' Steven Reid
58' Jefferson Montero
82' Markus Rosenberg
90' Claudio Yacob

Subs:
62' Simon Vukcevic Jesus Datolo
66' Maxime Gonalons Paul Scharner

MOTM: Shane Long 8.8(West Bromwich Albion)


Wigan Athletic 2-1 Everton – Premier League 27.10.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Al-Habsi, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Clark, McCarthy, Gonalons, Montero, Vukcevic, Kone, Di Santo.

32' Franco Di Santo
36' Apostolos Vellios
55' James McCarthy

Subs:
None Used

Bookings:
23' Maxime Gonalons
49' Leon Osman
78' Phil Neville

MOTM: Franco di Santo 8.9(Wigan Athletic)

League Table

unlucky againt Utd but they are 1 of the big teams, always hard to beat :( , good results against Everton in the cup and west brom :) good league position so far :) 9th after i games is very respectable, keep climbing the league mate :D top 6-8 finish :D then push for top 4 next season and so on :)
I bet you can't complain about being 9th with Wigan. That is pretty good going in my opinion. It would be great to see you push on up higher :) Good luck.
You've made a solid start with Wigan, I wouldn't be surprised if you get a top half finish this season. :)
2013-04-28 17:16#96017 BFC_Michael : You've made a solid start with Wigan, I wouldn't be surprised if you get a top half finish this season. :)

Thanks Michael. I am hoping an EL place or a very close spot to that :P. Thanks for reading and commenting Michael.

2013-04-28 16:09#95984 MarkKolatowicz : unlucky againt Utd but they are 1 of the big teams, always hard to beat :( , good results against Everton in the cup and west brom :) good league position so far :) 9th after i games is very respectable, keep climbing the league mate :D top 6-8 finish :D then push for top 4 next season and so on :)

Yeah, the Man U result was pretty hard to take considering Al-Habsi's and Kone's heroics. We are doing so good in the league but the fixture list will get heavy during December to March. Thanks for reading and commenting Mark.

2013-04-28 10:01#95798 MitchellRadford99 : Good start mate, hopefully the results will pick up and you can climb the table. Will be following Pauker

I hope so too Mitchell :P. Thanks for reading and commenting Mitchell.

2013-04-28 10:14#95803 Justice96 : I hope that Muniesa comes back stronger than ever, he can prove to be a top players!

I hope so as well. I am hoping to sign him on a permanent deal :). Thanks for reading and commenting Justice.

2013-04-28 16:48#96008 Jamesg237 : I bet you can't complain about being 9th with Wigan. That is pretty good going in my opinion. It would be great to see you push on up higher :) Good luck.

The league is looking good for us. I have easy teams up so I am hoping to get the maximum points out of that so I get a high finish.
9th place is great for Wigan!

November: European Places for Grabs

Aston Villa 0-1 Wigan Athletic – Premier League 3.11.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Al Habsi, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Muniesa, Gonalons, McCarthy, Datolo, Hughes, Montero, Kone

45(+1)' Arouna Kone

Injuries: None

Subs:
71' Jefferson Montero Ben Watson
76' Will Hughes Simon Vukcevic
79' Arouna Kone Franco Di Santo

Bookings:
17' Marc Muniesa
43' Ashley Westwood
90(+1)' Karim Al Ahmadi
90(+3)' Darren Bent

MOTM: Nathan Baker 8.5 (Aston Villa)


Liverpool 1-0 Wigan Athletic – Premier League 11.11.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Al Habsi, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Muniesa, Gonalons, McCarthy, Vukcevic, Hughes, Montero, Kone


20' Daniel Sturridge

Injuries: None

Bookings:
19' Luis Suarez
33' Phillipe Coutinho
89' Steven Gerrard
90(+2)' Joe Allen

Subs:
None Used

MOTM: Martin Skrtel 8.8(Liverpool)

Wigan Athletic 2-0 Reading – Premier League 18.11.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Al-Habsi, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Clark, McCarthy, Gonalons, Vukcevic, Hughes, Datolo, Kone.

28' Arouna Kone
58' Will Hughes

Subs:
68' James McCarthy Ben Watson
69' Marc Muniesa Ciaran Clark
89' Arouna Kone Carlos Fierro

Bookings:
62' Jobi McAnuff
76' Frantisek Rajtoral

MOTM: Ivan Ramis 9.0(Wigan Athletic)

Fulham F.C. 1-2 Wigan Athletic – Premier League 24.11.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Al-Habsi, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Clark, McCarthy, Gonalons, Vukcevic, Hughes, Datolo, Kone.

3' Arouna Kone
69' Damien Duff
90(+3)' Angelo Henriquez

Subs:
68' James McCarthy Ben Watson
81' Arouna Kone Angelo Henriquez
89' Marc Muniesa Ciaran Clark

Bookings:
44' Brede Hangeland
57' Maxime Gonalons
72' Ivan Ramis

MOTM: Arouna Kone 7.7(Wigan Athletic)

Wigan Athletic. 2-1 Norwich City – Premier League 28.11.2012


Wigan Athletic(4-2-3-1): Joel, Trippier, Ramis, Caldwell, Clark, McCarthy, Gonalons, Vukcevic, Hughes, Datolo, Kone.

75' Arouna Kone
77' Grant Holt
80' Maxime Gonalons

Subs:
None Used

Bookings:
44' Brede Hangeland
57' Maxime Gonalons
72' Ivan Ramis

MOTM: Elliot Bennett 8.5(Norwich City)

League Table



Young Player of the Month

Brillian results! It's a little early but is a Top Four spot on the cards? :P
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9 yearsEdited

Al-Habsi retires from Oman

Al-Habsi has revealed that he has retired from his country of birth, Oman. This came after the goalkeeper got called up for over four weeks to play in Oman's Asian Qualifiers, missing over 3 Premier League matches for Wigan. But, the goalkeeper was deeply missed in his side's Norwich match prompting him catching the next flight back to the northern Manchester area. Nevertheless, the Wigan goalkeeper has revealed why.

The former Bolton goalkeeper said," Fabrice Muamba asked me to retire from Oman, and I was already thinking of retiring." He then added," We are currently pushing for a Europa League place and the boss said that if I left, the chances are going to diminish greatly." The player with more caps for Oman continued by saying," I've been dreaming in playing in a continental competition. I know I am not getting any younger and this might be my last chance to do so." When the goalkeeper was asked if he would become a coach after he finishes his career he hesitated to give a complete answer. He did say," I don't know, it's a possibility. I really want to focus now as a player and then we will see if I can pass the exams for the licenses."

This has given Muamba a great deal of power over his squad, because asking for a player to retire from the internationals is a big thing. Nevertheless, many Wigan fans agree with what Muamba asked for, as many fans believe European football might be in reach for next season. Thirteen league matches into the season leaves 6th, six points away from Champions League football. If they continue their run, they might make it to fourth place.

Al-Habsi


Al-Habsi celebrating Wigan's stay at the Premier League last season.
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