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About ianhaspinall

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

12th Man – Cook’s men answer the critics

Paul Cook and his players answered the critics with a comfortable 3-0 win against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night. It was pleasing to get back to winning ways as the moaners and groaners had been out in force since Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Latics are back to winning ways – Wigan Athletic 3 Doncaster Rovers 0

Latics were not at their best but they still had a comfortable 3-0 victory against League One strugglers Doncaster Rovers at the DW Stadium. Michael Jacobs opened the scoring with a strike from the edge of the box after 40 … Continue reading

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Latics’ unbeaten home record comes to an end – Wigan Athletic 1 Bradford City 2

Latics unbeaten home league record came to an end as Bradford City secured a surprise victory at the DW Stadium. With the match appearing to be heading for a draw the Bantams stunned Latics in the 92nd minute through substitute … Continue reading

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12th Man – Cook’s progress to the top

Latics’ manager Paul Cook is deservedly getting plenty of media attention after a superb start to his career at the DW Stadium. The popular Scouser has steered Latics to second in the table and they are gradually closing the gap … Continue reading

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12th Man – Checkatrade Trophy fiasco

Latics went out of the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night after they fielded their Academy team against League Two Accrington Stanley. Manager Paul Cook demonstrated his priorities by not risking first team players in a competition, which has been devalued … Continue reading

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Extra special Evans fires Latics into the 2nd Round of the FA Cup – Wigan Athletic 2 Crawley Town 1

Lee Evans produced an extra special strike to fire Wigan Athletic past Crawley Town and into the Second Round of the FA Cup. Crawley had taken a surprise lead on 20 minutes when Jordan Roberts produced a superb piece of skill … Continue reading

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12th Man – Show patience and the goals will continue to flow

Latics’ forwards had a rare off day on Saturday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Blackburn Rovers. Ivan Toney, Michael Jacobs, Gavin Massey and Nick Powell were not at their best in the blustery conditions, but it … Continue reading

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