Originally Posted by TartanMackem
I cannot believe they persist with 3 at the back. They're nowhere near good enough, they score nowhere near enough goals to offset the defensive frailties.
It would seem that martinez completely ignores long established principles when working with a poor side - namely, that you first have to make yourself hard to beat. (Which is exactly what MON has done)
He seems to be playing 3-4-3, which is particularly risky given it can expose you in midfield as well as at the back. They did keep the ball well and created some chances, and tbf to Martinez, its since changing to that system that they've been on a decent run. I reckon he's treating Wigan as a bit of a testing ground for his footballing philosophy, which is no bad thing for him personally, but perhaps not great for Wigan.