Monthly Archives: January 2016

Closing the gap – Wigan Athletic 3 Port Vale 0

Northern Ireland international Will Grigg completed a hat-trick against Port Vale as Wigan closed the gap on the automatic promotion places. Latics went ahead on seven minutes when Yanic Wildchut’s low cross was turned home at close range by Grigg. … Continue reading

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12th Man: Making the case for promotion

The doomsayers were out in force after Latics’ 1-1 draw at bottom club Crewe on Saturday night. The pessimists seem to think that the team had already blown their chances of promotion. However, I think they are very much in … Continue reading

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Resolute Crewe frustrate Latics – Crewe Alexandra 1 Wigan Athletic 1

Bottom club Crewe denied promotion chasing Wigan with resolute defending and a little slice of luck. Latics new signing Reece Wabara gave Latics the lead on 16 minutes with a superb strike from 20 yards, but Crewe drew level against … Continue reading

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12th Man – Martinez, Caldwell and the crucial three

  Latics’ two recent games against Sheffield United and Chesterfield have demonstrated the importance of getting it right at both ends of the pitch. At 3-0 up against United, the team didn’t close the game down and they neglected their … Continue reading

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Power strikes Wigan to victory – Wigan Athletic 3 Chesterfield 1

A dominant first 45 minutes enabled Latics to record a comfortable 3-1 home win against Chesterfield at the DW Stadium. A superb 25 yard strike by Max Power on six minutes set Wigan on their way and further first half goals … Continue reading

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12th Man – Not a time to panic

It was hugely disappointing to be pegged back from 3-0 up against Sheffield United on Tuesday night, but hopefully Gary Caldwell will have learned some important lessons about his players. A number of factors contributed to Latics’ collapse against the … Continue reading

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Latics blow advantage in six goal thriller – Wigan Ath 3 Sheffield Utd 3

Wigan Athletic allowed Sheffield United to comeback from three goals down to secure an unlikely 3-3 draw at the DW Stadium last night. Goals by Will Grigg, Haris Vuckic and Chris McCann had given Latics what looked to be an … Continue reading

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12th Man – What will window deliver?

The January transfer window is now in full swing and it gives Gary Caldwell an opportunity to strengthen his squad going into the second half of the season. Caldwell has already transformed the playing staff and made good use of … Continue reading

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Comeback kings shock the Gills – Wigan Athletic 3 Gillingham 2

Wigan Athletic shocked second place Gillingham with an incredible 3-2 victory after trailing 2-0 after 60 minutes. The Gills had gone ahead through Dominic Samuel and looked to be in control when Rory Donnelly headed home. But after Gary Caldwell … Continue reading

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Don’t panic we may still have Yanic – Scunthorpe United 1 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan were unable to maintain their winning away form and were held at 1-1 at Scunthorpe United, but they remain in fifth spot in League One. The Iron took the lead when Luke Williams finished from close range following a … Continue reading

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