Monthly Archives: January 2017

Red Devils strength in depth too much for Latics – Manchester United 4 Wigan Athletic 0

Manchester United progressed to the last 16 of the FA Cup with a dominant second half performance against Wigan Athletic. Latics produced a brave battling first half display but were ultimately undone by United’s greater quality in depth. The underdogs … Continue reading

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12th Man – Up for the Cup

Latics face the daunting task of trying to eliminate the current FA Cup holders Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. United are in resurgent form in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho, have qualified for the League Cup final … Continue reading

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Battling Wigan move out of the drop zone – Wigan Athletic 2 Brentford 1

Latics moved out of the bottom three after a dominating display against mid-table Brentford at the DW Stadium. Man of the match Sam Morsy fired Latics ahead after 28 minutes and soon afterwards the Eqyptian international added a second when … Continue reading

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12th Man – Building blocks for survival

What an incredible debut for Callum Connolly at Burton last Saturday, the 19-year-old Everton loanee had only signed for Latics just prior to kick off and he made a dream start scoring two headed goals to clinch a vital win. … Continue reading

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Book review: Tangerines and Pies – The story of the 2015/16 football season for Blackpool and Wigan

This quietly published book chronicles Wigan Athletic’s successful League One title winning campaign and contrasts it with the travails of local rivals Blackpool during the 2015/16 season. Both clubs have enjoyed the limelight of the Premier League but during 2015 … Continue reading

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Dream debut helps Latics close the gap – Burton Albion 0 Wigan Athletic 2

Defender Callum Connolly scored two headed goals on his debut to give Wigan Athletic an important victory in their quest for Championship survival. The 19-year-old Everton loanee had only signed for Latics prior to kick off and had a dream … Continue reading

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12th Man – It is getting serious now

Latics reaped the reward of a first home victory in seven games against Nottingham Forest with a high profile fourth round draw at FA Cup holders Manchester United. Former United reserve team manager Warren Joyce will be relishing the prospect … Continue reading

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