1) So what has been going on with Wigan this season?
We flew high after four games then it was lead balloon syndrome after that. The blame was firmly at the feet of Dace Whelan for appointing Chris Hutchings and trying to do it on the cheap. Hutch is a great coach but I think everyone knows he aint no manager
2) What is your opinion on Steve Bruce, were you surprised he was chosen as your new manager?
Steve Bruce should have been appointed in May, it was no surprise to any Wigan supporter that Brucie became our new boss, in fact it was mooted around the JJB that he was coming a month before Hutch was sacked! What Bruce brings is discipline and that is one thing that we have been lacking all season, I feel he is an honest manager and will turn us into a hard working side who will prove difficult to beat, whether that will be enough to keep us up only time will tell
3)Are you expecting more signings in January, if so what areas do you need to strengthen?
We have no left back at the club so that is one area that needs to be sorted, Whelan promised Bruce £15 million to spend and Bruce says he intends to spend it, we need a forward, a creative midfield player, a left back and an experienced central defender
4)I'm coming to the game at the JJB, which pie do you recommend and where should we be drinking before the game!?
Get a Steak Pie…voted best in the Prem, they are the best money can buy. Most away fans use the Red Robin for a pint, it’s a bout 100 yards from the ground and serves food, one of those Wacky Warehouse places.
You could try the Orwell at Wigan Pier for a decent pint 15 mins walk from ground along the canal
5)If you could have one of our players, who would it be and why?
Gareth Barry, he could play midfield or left back comfortably and he is class
6) Who do Villa need to look out for in your team and please don't say A Mule Heskey!?
Just be grateful that Ivanhoe may still be out injured! Denny Landzaat is starting to play well but Antonio Valencia on our right will cause you lots of hairy moments with his pace and class
7) If you could have one player from anywhere, price no object, who would it be?
Ronaldo (Manchester United) for me he is the best in the world at the moment and he would fill our ground every week
8) What is your prediction for the game?
2-1 win for the Latics
With thanks to Worbo from Vital Wigan
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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