Author Archives: ianhaspinall

About ianhaspinall

Communications specialist, Wigan Athletic fan & blogger, interested in music, arts & culture.

Latics and Potters play out dour draw – Wigan Athletic 0 Stoke City 0

On a night when there was a minute’s applause to celebrate the life of former Stoke City and England goalkeeper Gordon Banks neither side showed Banks’s quality on the pitch in a dour goalless draw. Michael Jacobs had a couple … Continue reading

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Latics maintain the gap – Rotherham United 1 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic maintained the six-point gap between themselves and fourth-bottom Rotherham United with a hard fought 1-1 draw at the New York Stadium. Latics lost new signing and acting captain Danny Fox after 25 minutes with a head injury and … Continue reading

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An emotional week but Latics ease relegation pressure and edge past QPR – Wigan Athletic 2 – Queens Park Rangers 1

  New loan striker Leon Clarke on target for Latics Wigan Athletic lost fans’ favourite Will Grigg late in the transfer window but moved seven points clear of the relegation zone after a hard fought victory against QPR at the … Continue reading

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Huge disappointment as Grigg is allowed to leave Latics

Transfer deadline day left Wigan Athletic fans hugely disappointed when their talisman striker Will Grigg was sold to Sunderland for a fee in the region of £4m.  It was surely Latics’ worst decision of recent times that they allowed their … Continue reading

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Fine Forest finishing condemns Latics to another away defeat – Nottingham Forest 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Despite matching Nottingham Forest for long periods Latics crashed to another away defeat at the City Ground. This was an improved performance on last week’s defeat at Sheffield Wednesday but Latics’ failure to capitalise on their chances and some clinical … Continue reading

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Review: Going to the Match – The Passion for Football by Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton’s latest book is inspired by L.S. Lowry’s famously evocative painting ‘Going to the Match’. The artist painted the supporters approaching Bolton Wanderers’ Burnden Park in 1953 and Hamilton uses the painting as his starting point. It is an … Continue reading

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Another dire away day for Latics – Sheffield Wednesday 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Latics’ abysmal away form continued with a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday. They are now winless in their last 12 away games and they never looked likely to end the run with another poor away performance at Hillsborough. The visitors … Continue reading

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