Monthly Archives: November 2018

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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Whelan’s farewell – the times they are a changin’

The takeover of Wigan Athletic by the International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) should be completed tomorrow at the Extraordinary General Meeting (Friday 2nd November). The change in ownership from Dave Whelan to IEC means the end of an era for the … Continue reading

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