The Fulham result was very disappointing. To be leading 1-0 against one of our relegation rivals you'd have thought we could have hung on. I don't think we were that bad though and Fulham were lucky in the end. Here's some thoughts from the game and other news from the week.
I thought that Martinez had a good game on Saturday. He spotted that we had to limit Fulham's midfield to get anything out of this game and I think we achieved that. They certainly didn't create too much and I think most Fulham fans would agree that we deserved to get something out of this game.
I thought Rodallega's goal was great but what about all of the chances that he missed ? Is it just me or did he score the from the trickiest chance and contrived to miss all of the much easier ones? We definitely need some more firepower in this transfer window but the worrying thing is we don't seem to be even getting linked with anybody at the moment. Boselli has now moved on loan to Genoa but it seems as if a permanent deal has not been arranged and he will be back for us in the summer. Hopefully this move will help his confidence and he'll be a better player next season. I still think he's got the talent to succeed.
If we sign the right type of forward player this January and Cleverley and Moses return from injury then hopefully we can start collecting the points that will see us start to break free from the relegation scrap. We play Arsenal next weekend but after this our next league games are against Aston Villa, West Brom and Blackburn. All teams that have been struggling as of late. If we can pick up some points in these games we should go into February looking good.
Another important bit of news this week was the annoucement that Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan has agreed to basically write off £50 million worth of the clubs debt. Agreeing instead to convert the debt into shares. More info on this story can be found on the clubs website here This is probably the most important news we've had all season as it reduces our debt to a much more manageable £7 million (A figure of debt which is almost unheard of for a Premier League Club.) It makes sure that if we do go down this season we'll at least be sustainable. It's interesting to note that although this was an annoucement that was crucial to the long term survival of the club, it's hardly been reported. If this had been Manchester United, there would probably have been an extended Newsnight on !
That's all for now, thanks for reading. Don't forget, you can also follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PaulJohno500 for news, views and random thoughts.
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