Monthly Archives: February 2013

Time for Wigan Athletic fans to back the team to make FA Cup history

Wigan Athletic are one game away from a historic FA Cup semi final at Wembley when they face Everton on Saturday 9th March and all Wiganers are being encouraged to support their team at Goodison Park. Latics have been allocated … Continue reading

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Fantastic Latics stun the Royals – Reading 0 Wigan Athletic 3

An outstanding team performance gave Wigan a comfortable 3-0 victory against relegation rivals Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Two goals by Arouna Kone and another by Maynor Figueroa rounded off a fantastic day for the Latics fans. Roberto Martinez welcomed … Continue reading

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McManaman magic eases Wigan into the FA Cup quarter finals – Huddersfield Town 1 Wigan Athletic 4

An outstanding first half display by Callum McManaman eased Wigan into the quarter finals of the FA Cup for only the second time in their history with an emphatic 4-1 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday. The 21-year-old … Continue reading

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Not always the beautiful game – football and fashion

A new exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester surveys the cultural changes taking place in football fashion since the 1960’s. ‘Strike A Pose: 50 Years of Football and Fashion’ runs until 27th August, visit for full details of opening … Continue reading

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Benitez relieved as the pressure increases on Wigan – Chelsea 4 Wigan Athletic 1

Prior to the game all the talk was whether Rafa Benitez would continue his tenure as Chelsea’s interim manager if they failed to beat Wigan. However, by the 95th minute the Spaniard was relieved that his top players had performed … Continue reading

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Maloney salvages a point for the Latics against the impressive Saints

A 90th minute goal by Shaun Maloney rescued a point for Wigan after they had been outplayed in the second half by a rampant Southampton. The home side had taken the lead from a powerful Gary Caldwell header but the … Continue reading

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Paul Scharner – footballer, spaceman, sailor, skydiver – the saviour?

Former Latics player Paul Scharner returned to the club on loan until the end of the season and what a positive impact he has made even before kicking a ball. The popular Austrian international could play a critical role in Wigan’s … Continue reading

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