Monthly Archives: March 2015

12th Man: Seven to save our season

This weekend’s international break gives Wigan time to take stock and prepare for the big challenge ahead. After the internationals Latics will have seven critical games in the space of only 30 days in which to avoid relegation. Four of … Continue reading

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Fantastic finale gives Wigan hope – Wigan Athletic 1 Bolton Wanderers 1

Martyn Waghorn came to Wigan’s rescue with a spectacular overhead kick in the 94th minute to deny Bolton an unlikely victory at the DW Stadium. Latics had dominated proceedings but were unable to capitalise on their dominance and when Tom Walker’s deflected … Continue reading

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12th Man: Goal poacher is the key to survival

It was always going to be a tough fixture against Watford who are in one of the best teams in the Championship and pushing for automatic promotion. Latics matched their high-flying opponents for much of the game but once again … Continue reading

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Deeney double deepens Wigan’s gloom – Wigan Athletic 0 Watford 2

Troy Deeney grabbed a brace as Watford moved to the top of the Championship and kept Wigan deep in relegation trouble. Deeney was once again the difference between the two sides in a hard-fought contest. The prolific striker had scored … Continue reading

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Pennant perfection may prove priceless – Rotherham United 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Two perfectly crafted free-kicks by Jermaine Pennant helped Wigan to win this important relegation six pointer 2-1 at Rotherham. Pennant superbly curled his first free-kick into the top left corner to put Wigan ahead, and then five minutes later found … Continue reading

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12th Man: Lack of goal threat is costing us dearly

Latics home form was once again their downfall against Leeds United and the odds are now stacked against Championship survival. Eight points from safety with ten games remaining it will be a tall order to escape the drop, but Latics … Continue reading

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Wigan’s home form continues to frustrate – Wigan Athletic 0 Leeds United 1

Wigan’s disastrous run of home form continued when they went down 1-0 to Leeds United on Saturday. Latics dominated possession and created numerous chances but once again they were unable to capitalise on their dominance. Alex Mowatt’s quality finish just after … Continue reading

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12th Man: Whelan’s contribution has been nothing less than incredible

It’s been a momentous week in the history of Wigan Athletic. The retirement of Dave Whelan, the appointment of his grandson David Sharpe as his successor, and two back-to-back wins for the first time since August have revived hopes of … Continue reading

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Wigan boost survival hopes – Norwich City 0 Wigan Athletic 1

Latics strengthened their hopes of a great escape from relegation with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at promotion chasing Norwich City. An eighth minute volley from Kim BO-kyung was enough for Latics to secure a surprise three points and prevent the … Continue reading

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Great Wigan Athletic escapes

Last Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Blackpool has revived hopes that Wigan can avoid the drop to League One. Latics are in deep trouble, nine points from safety with only twelve games remaining, but over the years they have managed some great … Continue reading

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