Monthly Archives: November 2018

Wigan back to winning ways – Wigan Athletic 3 Blackburn Rovers 1

  Latics produced a much improved performance to comfortably overcome local rivals Blackburn Rovers and end a five game winless run. The hosts are in the throes of an injury-crisis but several squad players stepped up to the mark and … Continue reading

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Latics struggling to make the chances count – Wigan Athletic 0 Reading 0

Latics struggled to capitalise on their chances as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Reading at the DW Stadium. The hosts were without Gavin Massey, Michael Jacobs, Chey Dunkley and Antonee Robinson due to injury although striker Will … Continue reading

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Latics could become Championship contenders

The current EFL Championship table shows the competitiveness of the division with only 13 points separating 16th placed Wigan from leaders Norwich City. Looking at the results this season it shows that the majority of the games are hard to … Continue reading

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Review: State of Play – Under the Skin of the Modern Game by Michael Calvin

Award-winning sports writer Michael Calvin’s latest book is an ambitious, in-depth and wide-ranging examination of the current game. Calvin takes as his inspiration Arthur Hopcrafts’s ‘The Football Man,’ which was written two years after England won the World Cup and … Continue reading

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Defensive errors proving costly – Middlesbrough 2 Wigan Athletic 0

Injury-hit Wigan Athletic suffered a seventh straight away defeat when they were beaten 2-0 by high-flying Middlesbrough at the Riverside. Latics had matched their opponents for most of the first-half but a couple of defensive errors put Boro in the … Continue reading

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Wigan Athletic takeover – from Whelan family to Royle family

Following the takeover of Wigan Athletic by the Hong Kong-based International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) it has been revealed that father and son Joe and Darren Royle will be guiding the club going forward. Dave Whelan and his grandson David Sharpe … Continue reading

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End of an era for the Whelan family – Wigan Athletic 1 Leeds United 2

It was a slightly disappointing finale for the Whelan family after 23 years in charge of Wigan Athletic as they were defeated 2-1 by Leeds United on Sunday. Latics had been undefeated at home since February last year but with … Continue reading

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