Date: 15th August 2010 at 1:51pm
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Wigan Athletic were smashed yesterday in the seasons opener against newly promoted Blackpool, I was left gobsmacked, not by the fact that we had lost the opening game, nor the fact that we lost to a newly promoted side but the manner in which we succumbed to the defeat.

The Latics were flat, still in preseason mode, not looking fit, sharp or ready for the big occasion, they appeared to assume they could just turn up for the points, go through the motions and get the victory, well it doesn`t work like that and they were put in their place by a well organised and well motivated side who set about the game in a businesslike manner and they certainly did the business and took the points back up the M6.

That`s what I think, but what does the national press make of the game, lets find out:

The Express – Sensational Blackpool – On an incredible, implausible debut, Ian Holloway`s improbable underdogs lit up the Premier League full article here

Daily Star – Golden Smiles All Round – There were Golden Smiles all round as Blackpool started their Premier League adventure by towering over a poor Wigan side full article here


The Telegraph – Wigan 0-4 Blackpool – What a joyful antidote for those who might not have been looking forward to the start of the season full article here


The Mirror – Premier League You`re Having A Laugh – Ian Holloway was supposed to be the managerial jester who is only game for a laugh. full article here


The Mail – Tangerines Make Dream Start – Blackpool towered over the Premier League after a sensational return to top flight life as they destroyed hapless Wigan.read full article here


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