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About ianhaspinall

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

Villa thriller, with a killer blow for Latics – Aston Villa 3 Wigan Athletic 2

Match report by Jamie Aspinall. Paul Cook was true to his word when he said last week “If we do get beat then I’d rather it [happen] by being aggressive and trying to win the game”. Latics certainly went all … Continue reading

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12th Man – Cook’s business

Latics made a brilliant start to the Championship season with a 3-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday. Excellent performances all round but particularly pleasing to see new boys Cedric Kipre, Antonee Robinson, Reece James and Darron Gibson settling in so quickly … Continue reading

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Wigan get off to a flying start against the Owls – Wigan Athletic 3 Sheffield Wednesday 2

Match report by Jamie Aspinall. Opening games are not always an accurate indication of how a team’s season is going to pan out, however Paul Cook and the Wigan fans will be hoping this type of performance becomes a regular … Continue reading

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12th Man – Takeover time?

The long running saga of Latics’ takeover by the International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) looks like it’s coming to an end. The takeover was initially mooted back in October last year and was expected to be finalised earlier this year. The … Continue reading

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When Saturday Comes Wigan Athletic preview 2018/19

When Saturday Comes magazine have once again asked for my views on Latics’ prospects for the forthcoming season so I thought I’d also record my responses here. 1. Realistically, how will you do? The last time we were in the … Continue reading

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Latics fixtures released – Sheffield Wednesday first up at home

The Championship fixtures for 2018/19  have been announced and Latics will face Sheffield Wednesday at home on the opening day of the season.  This is followed up with an away game at Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa and a home game … Continue reading

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Book Review: World in Motion – The Inside Story of Italia ’90 by Simon Hart

Simon Hart revisits Italia ‘90 with an entertaining journey through one of the most culturally significant World Cups. It was a rare tournament with Scotland, Ireland and England all qualifying. It was a time of Gazza’s tears, Pavarotti’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ … Continue reading

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