Monthly Archives: March 2021

Latics frustrated by route one Gills – Gillingham 1 Wigan Athletic 0

* Despite creating the better chances Wigan Athletic slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at the Priestfield Stadium and remain in the relegation zone.  * Play-off chasing Gillingham relied on their long ball game and their prolific striker Vadaine Oliver’s … Continue reading

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Cook and Richardson in stalemate – Wigan Athletic 0 Ipswich Town 0

Former Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook returned to the DW Stadium with Ipswich Town and his team fought out a dour 0-0 draw with Leam Richardson’s Latics. Both teams needed the three points with Ipswich trying to get into the … Continue reading

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Lethargic Latics drop back into trouble – Accrington Stanley 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic slipped back into the relegation zone after a lethargic performance at mid-table Accrington Stanley. In a frantic opening Latics were ahead after only 40 seconds when Callum Lang capitalised on Dan Gardner’s through ball. Accrington were level two … Continue reading

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Latics edge out of the drop zone – AFC Wimbledon 1 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic moved out of the relegation zone after a hard fought 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon. The visitors took a deserved 58th minute lead following a flowing attacking move. Viv Solomon-Otabor’s excellent right wing cross found substitute … Continue reading

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Review: Thou Shall Not Pass – The Anatomy of Football’s Centre-Half by Leo Moynihan

Leo Moynihan’s ‘Thou Shall Not Pass’ is a wide-ranging exploration of football’s centre-half position. I have personally always preferred the role of striker and the glory of scoring goals but this story of centre-halves provides a welcome insight into their … Continue reading

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Latics move on up – Plymouth Argyle 0 Wigan Athletic 2

Wigan Athletic moved out of the League One relegation zone with an impressive 2-0 away victory at mid-table Plymouth Argyle. In an open first half with plenty of chances Latics went ahead on 13 minutes when Viv Solomon-Otabor lashed the … Continue reading

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Latics boost their survival hopes – Wigan Athletic 3 Milton Keynes Dons 0

Wigan Athletic overcame MK Dons possession-based football with an emphatic 3-0 victory at the DW Stadium. The visitors enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but Latics created the better chances and went ahead through George Johnston’s header from Viv Solomon-Otabor’s … Continue reading

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Latics at rock bottom – Wigan Athletic 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic’s dreadful season of administration continues to inflict more hurt as they succumbed to a 1-0 home defeat to Charlton Athletic and are now bottom of League One. Latics matched the Addicks throughout but yet another defensive mistake, this … Continue reading

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