Well, Wigan is better than a League 1 side…
Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy Wigan avoided the ugliness that would have meant losing in the second round of the Carling Cup. Beating Hartlepool United 3-0 is definitely not a bad thing.
I am trying to dampen any positive feelings I have over it, though. Hartlepool, after all, is a side that sports an italicized script in their crest. To say they are less than bigtime is a bit of an understatement.
So, I won’t pretend as if I don’t care that Victor Moses scored his first goal of the season. Although, even Moses’ play deserves an asterisk since he left the game after a poor tackle.
“Hopefully I’ll be OK for Saturday,” Moses said. “I got smashed on my ankle, and it’s very sore, but fingers crossed.”
But this is the state of our season just two weeks in, I guess. We’re trying to find positives in wins over League 1 sides … and failing to find them without caveats.