They beat Albion - but Rosler warns Wigan will improve (with video)

The Argus: Wigan boss Uwe Rosler Wigan boss Uwe Rosler

Uwe Rosler has warned Wigan’s play-off rivals his side are still improving.

The Latics moved three points clear of Albion in the race for a top-six spot thanks to their 2-1 win at the Amex yesterday.

Blackburn were the other big movers in the play-off race with a 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium which kept Reading’s lead over the Seagulls to four points.

Wigan have made great strides since Rosler took over from Owen Coyle at the helm.

The former East Germany international has led them from 14th in the Championship.

But Rosler admitted they had some good luck on their side yesterday.

He said after success over the Seagulls: “We keep our feet firmly on the ground, that is for sure.

“We have won now four in a row, including a cup game, and three of them were away from home.

“But we have to improve as a team, we have to improve individually - and we will.

“The players are tremendous for me, the way they work.

“Not everything is 100% but where there is a will there is a way.

“Tactically we were not up to speed 100% but we made up for it with an enormous amount of effort.”

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1:33pm Sun 23 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

I did tip Wigan to win that game, however we controlled the game, made 5 chances that should have gone in. I don think we can play any better, we would be top three if had a stronger squad.. Yes cms and Hoskins may be a month away... But that's smoke and mirrors, we can't expect either to be anywhere ready, plus the reason we signed Ulloa was because neither cms or Hoskins are hold up players ... We struggled last season with those two!
As for Wigan they are a well organised and will make the play offs .. I am not certain where we go unless loans are brought in,
I did tip Wigan to win that game, however we controlled the game, made 5 chances that should have gone in. I don think we can play any better, we would be top three if had a stronger squad.. Yes cms and Hoskins may be a month away... But that's smoke and mirrors, we can't expect either to be anywhere ready, plus the reason we signed Ulloa was because neither cms or Hoskins are hold up players ... We struggled last season with those two! As for Wigan they are a well organised and will make the play offs .. I am not certain where we go unless loans are brought in, mark by the sea

1:43pm Sun 23 Feb 14

bbb1969 says...

I still thin Augustien should be given a chance also the team need to spend the day in Hull shooting on target. I don't care if we not finish our chances as long as the shots are on target and working the keeper.
Obika needs to be given a fair shot also. 1 goal in 3 games and he only started 1 I beleive.
Gettin a proven goal scorer or othe loanees is not going to happen and they would have to fit in too.
I quite liked the 3 at the back yesterday although Orlandi did cover at lb a little.
I still thin Augustien should be given a chance also the team need to spend the day in Hull shooting on target. I don't care if we not finish our chances as long as the shots are on target and working the keeper. Obika needs to be given a fair shot also. 1 goal in 3 games and he only started 1 I beleive. Gettin a proven goal scorer or othe loanees is not going to happen and they would have to fit in too. I quite liked the 3 at the back yesterday although Orlandi did cover at lb a little. bbb1969

2:01pm Sun 23 Feb 14

mikeygit says...

I wish I could say the same for Albion---are we improving?? i do not think so. Each match we seem to have loads of shots at goal ---more than our opponents-and percentage wise loads more of the play, but we cannot seem to hit the target consistently. No use having shots at goal if the goalkeeper watches it fly well wide or high over his goal. I agree with BBB 1969--we need practice on hitting the target--something I am afraid has been the story this and last season.
I wish I could say the same for Albion---are we improving?? i do not think so. Each match we seem to have loads of shots at goal ---more than our opponents-and percentage wise loads more of the play, but we cannot seem to hit the target consistently. No use having shots at goal if the goalkeeper watches it fly well wide or high over his goal. I agree with BBB 1969--we need practice on hitting the target--something I am afraid has been the story this and last season. mikeygit

3:17pm Sun 23 Feb 14

gordongull says...

No disrespect to any of our players, who are keeping us near the upper end of the Championship while playing some exhilarating football, but we are not one of the big guns of this league.
We have aspirations of a top six finish, and a remote chance of success through the play-offs, but we are some distance from being a Premier League side.
Football teams are transitory. How many of our 1st division title winning side were in yesterday's starting line-up?
Apart from retaining the services of all our promising young players, I believe there will be a rebuild this summer, and that is why contract renewals are being delayed.
The finances will dictate who plays for us next season, and contract negotiations are sure to go down to the wire.
Early in the close season we will have a better idea of how things are going to pan out. It gets boring trotting out ''FFP'' all the time, but whether we like it or not, those will be the three initials which dominate the transfer market.
I think a reduction in transfer fees and wages is inevitable, so why would we commit ourselves to debt-inducing player contracts, when we can probably acquire Prem' quality players for less a few months down the line?
Wigan might well improve under Rosler. They are Premier League quality, and under the right manager are now a good bet for a swift return.
B&HA are a Championship side relying on a bit more luck in front of goal for any improvement.
The transfer window this summer is sure to provide an interesting view.
No disrespect to any of our players, who are keeping us near the upper end of the Championship while playing some exhilarating football, but we are not one of the big guns of this league. We have aspirations of a top six finish, and a remote chance of success through the play-offs, but we are some distance from being a Premier League side. Football teams are transitory. How many of our 1st division title winning side were in yesterday's starting line-up? Apart from retaining the services of all our promising young players, I believe there will be a rebuild this summer, and that is why contract renewals are being delayed. The finances will dictate who plays for us next season, and contract negotiations are sure to go down to the wire. Early in the close season we will have a better idea of how things are going to pan out. It gets boring trotting out ''FFP'' all the time, but whether we like it or not, those will be the three initials which dominate the transfer market. I think a reduction in transfer fees and wages is inevitable, so why would we commit ourselves to debt-inducing player contracts, when we can probably acquire Prem' quality players for less a few months down the line? Wigan might well improve under Rosler. They are Premier League quality, and under the right manager are now a good bet for a swift return. B&HA are a Championship side relying on a bit more luck in front of goal for any improvement. The transfer window this summer is sure to provide an interesting view. gordongull

3:39pm Sun 23 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

How about amoebi of Newcastle? 32 years old, bit of pace and power, lethal in the box at this level... We can't simply prey Leo stays fit for remaining 10 weeks 17 games lefy.
How about amoebi of Newcastle? 32 years old, bit of pace and power, lethal in the box at this level... We can't simply prey Leo stays fit for remaining 10 weeks 17 games lefy. mark by the sea

3:47pm Sun 23 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

mark by the sea wrote:
How about amoebi of Newcastle? 32 years old, bit of pace and power, lethal in the box at this level... We can't simply prey Leo stays fit for remaining 10 weeks 17 games lefy.
Pray
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: How about amoebi of Newcastle? 32 years old, bit of pace and power, lethal in the box at this level... We can't simply prey Leo stays fit for remaining 10 weeks 17 games lefy.[/p][/quote]Pray mark by the sea

5:31pm Sun 23 Feb 14

graham w says...

Just aquick word, they need to improve they had a very lucky day at the amex , we cut them open so easy their back 4 where ****.....if hose had had some help cms , or hosko on a good day we could have put 10 past them.......2nd worst team to visit amex..27000 witnessed how we played with them for 95 minutes ....so lucky to not be on the end of a convincing thrashing. ..
Just aquick word, they need to improve they had a very lucky day at the amex , we cut them open so easy their back 4 where ****.....if hose had had some help cms , or hosko on a good day we could have put 10 past them.......2nd worst team to visit amex..27000 witnessed how we played with them for 95 minutes ....so lucky to not be on the end of a convincing thrashing. .. graham w

5:39pm Sun 23 Feb 14

graham w says...

Just another quick note.how didn't the 4th official notice that their ugly manager rosler didnt spend even 5 minutes in his marked out box , where was the 4th official. HE was conspicuous by his absence. ..
Just another quick note.how didn't the 4th official notice that their ugly manager rosler didnt spend even 5 minutes in his marked out box , where was the 4th official. HE was conspicuous by his absence. .. graham w

6:48pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Chi Gull says...

Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!!
Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!! Chi Gull

7:11pm Sun 23 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!!
That's a staggering goal difference for those four. In particular the loss of Orlandi and Buckley has been significant. Add the loss of Crofts - who was arguably heading for player of the year - and it's testament to the overall ability in the squad (and Oscar) to still be in the Cup and not yet out of the playoffs.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!![/p][/quote]That's a staggering goal difference for those four. In particular the loss of Orlandi and Buckley has been significant. Add the loss of Crofts - who was arguably heading for player of the year - and it's testament to the overall ability in the squad (and Oscar) to still be in the Cup and not yet out of the playoffs. wiseman of hove

7:16pm Sun 23 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!!
That's a staggering goal difference for those four. In particular the loss of Orlandi and Buckley has been significant. Add the loss of Crofts - who was arguably heading for player of the year - and it's testament to the overall ability in the squad (and Oscar) to still be in the Cup and not yet out of the playoffs.
I mean the loss of Orlandi and Buckley for significant spells!
Hopefully, they are back for good, as the song goes.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!![/p][/quote]That's a staggering goal difference for those four. In particular the loss of Orlandi and Buckley has been significant. Add the loss of Crofts - who was arguably heading for player of the year - and it's testament to the overall ability in the squad (and Oscar) to still be in the Cup and not yet out of the playoffs.[/p][/quote]I mean the loss of Orlandi and Buckley for significant spells! Hopefully, they are back for good, as the song goes. wiseman of hove

7:26pm Sun 23 Feb 14

gordongull says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!!
Before Saturday Wigan and B&HA were separable only on goals scored after 30 games.
But hand on heart - which is the most likely candidate for promotion?
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Its amusing how posters say Wigan have quality and premier league class and our team is not at that level and yet we dominated them for a lot of the game yesterday. We have plenty of ability in our side, but the problem is regularly scoring goals. We have goals in the squad. The problem has been getting a consistent squad, because of injuries mainly, and a lack of confidence in front of goal. If you add up the goals Lopez, Orlandi, Buckley and KLL scored last season it comes to 29. This season they have scored 3. There are signs that those 4 are getting back to full fitness - so lets hope they can add a few goals to add to Ulloa's threat. I agree, however, that we would all feel a lot better with proper back up for Leo. I hear Burnley have a forward currently struggling to get game time!![/p][/quote]Before Saturday Wigan and B&HA were separable only on goals scored after 30 games. But hand on heart - which is the most likely candidate for promotion? gordongull

12:23am Mon 24 Feb 14

gordongull says...

Wigan will not win the FA Cup this season.
But we have a good record of overcoming Premier League opposition in one-off situations.
Oscar is quoted as only being focused on the next match so I hope this is an indication that we are taking the second half of this tie seriously.
All the arguments for fielding a strong side still apply, and Millwall on Saturday should not be a distraction. We will never win anything by compromising the team because a game further down the line is seen to be more important.
Wigan will not win the FA Cup this season. But we have a good record of overcoming Premier League opposition in one-off situations. Oscar is quoted as only being focused on the next match so I hope this is an indication that we are taking the second half of this tie seriously. All the arguments for fielding a strong side still apply, and Millwall on Saturday should not be a distraction. We will never win anything by compromising the team because a game further down the line is seen to be more important. gordongull

2:10pm Tue 25 Feb 14

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