Monthly Archives: December 2016

12th Man – 2016 a year of contrasts

We have now reached the half-way point in the 2016/17 Championship season and the success of last season’s glorious League One campaign feels like light-years away. That special day in Blackpool when Latics celebrated the League One title is in … Continue reading

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Latics in deep trouble – Rotherham United 3 Wigan Athletic 2

Wigan crashed to defeat at bottom club Rotherham after a shockingly poor first half display. They were 3-0 down at half time after goals by Aimen Belaid, Danny Ward’s deflected shot and Dan Burn’s own goal but it could easily … Continue reading

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12th Man – Injury crisis makes transfer window vital

Latics are now entering a critical period of games, which could determine which division they are in next season. After a sequence of four defeats they need to start picking up points quickly or they will become detached from the … Continue reading

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Book review: The Illustrated History of Football by David Squires

The Guardian cartoonist David Squires’ first book ‘The Illustrated History of Football’ provides a wonderfully entertaining take on some of football’s big moments. Squires provides a humorous and insightful journey through the evolution of the game commencing with primal man … Continue reading

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Book review: Saturday, 3pm – 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football by Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray’s latest book ‘Saturday, 3pm. 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football’ is a celebration of what makes football so special. Those golden moments that illuminates a football supporter’s life. These short vignettes of prose-poetry capture the essence of what … Continue reading

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Festive Art of Football Competition

Please note this competition is now closed. The winner is Rob Stoeman. ———————————————————————— Fancy getting your hands on an Art of Football print just in time for Christmas? To enter simply answer the following question. What was the final score … Continue reading

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Latics in a fog after another home defeat – Wigan Athletic 2 Ipswich Town 3

Latics were left scratching their heads after they slipped to another defeat despite dominating for long periods against Ipswich at a fogbound DW Stadium. Referee Keith Stroud gave the Tractor Boys an early Christmas present as he awarded a penalty … Continue reading

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