[quote user="Kevin Keelan"][quote user="ZippersLeftFoot"]the other way to look at it is they thought they were poor yet they failed to beat an unimpressive us at their place. They did finish 17th last season so you can see why they are not impressed with either teams chances of success...[/quote] Yes, that was one theory I mulled over....they thought they were pants and so by default in their eyes we were dirty pants... I always think The Telegraph gives a balanced view and this is what they said "It is surely too early to label this match as a relegation six-pointer, but during this error-strewn but utterly enthralling Punch and Judy show, there was plenty of evidence to point to a long and difficult season for both of these teams. But by the same token, both Wigan Athletic and Norwich City demonstrated that they have the tools to help them thrive in this division. Tactically, they look sound and well-organised. Players like Victor Moses and Wes Hoolahan could have sparkling seasons. If they can cut out the errors, the future may yet be rosy". That seems a fair summary. A couple of the defensive lapses (De Laet and shorlty afterwards Whitbread) caught the eye and probably framed some cynics'' view of our overall performance. The fact is, we are a side who attack away from home (bringing two wingers on with 20 minutes to go away from home, one to replace a defender, on the first day of the Premier Leagues season is entertainingly adventurous), so occasionally we''re going to be over-exposed at the back and look very frail (although the main defensive lapses could not be put down to Wigan''s attack taking advantage of that, at least in the first half). So, a reasonably good start, but would like to have seen more from Surman, Fox and Holt...and maybe Crofts. Our midfield has to have the ability to tighten up on defensive and holding duties, not just spread the ball around in a way that catches the eye when moving forward (which I thought they did well). De Laet''s was a horrible error, but he won''t be doing that again. I think with Naughton and Ayala competing for places at the back we''ll tighten up defensively if for no other reason than that the currrent defenders will know they have serious compeition (and that Lambert will be having no more of those brain lapses). I thought we were calm and well-structured for most of the game. And, it''s just great to be back in the top division....I spent much of the game just enjoying that fact. and at the end a point away was pleasing, even if there is clearly some work to be done. [/quote]We didn''t swap a winger for a defender? Barnett came on for WhitbreadPilkington and Bennett came on for Morison and Surman.Apart from that, good post.