Nice guys can't win games!

It's not easy to win at the JJB. It was not easy tonight either. But we did it! 0-1 after a glorious flowing attack in the 34th minute that ended with Cole scoring the winner again. Wigan's first loss at home since October! And now we are out of their reach! Happy times! But still hard times as Collison was to be taken off with a stretcher (described as a photocopy of Behrami's injury)  and Cole saw red just three minutes after he scored. But a referee (the inexperienced Stuart Attwell) that gives nine yellow cards (2 to Cole) and one straight red must have some huge problems. The Cole sending off changed the game a bit, but even Steve Bruce said that we deserved the win. And I don't doubt them!

After all the yellow cards yesterday we certainly will not win the fair-play-league. So we got to keep our momentum goin on the pitch to win a place in Europe. No - charity here. And even if the bookings sometimes were out of order, we know, and Parker knows: Nice guys canät win games. Neill should have gone, Cole? Not a chance!
As I said earlier, I wasn't able to see the whole game, so no player ratings from me today. Sorry. But I'm not sorry for our position: solid 7th place!

Not a game until the Monday 16th of March now (home against WBA). We could need this rest after this physical thrashing. Hope Parker is allright by then, hope Collison is not badly hurt, and hopefully we can retrieve Cole's red card (I heard now that we can't, and that Zola won't). And who will buy ur club? A lot of question marks. But anyway, our position now is better than in years!

See 8 minutes of the rough battling and the wonderful goal HERE!

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