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About ianhaspinall

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

Cook is out of luck and out of ideas – Wigan Athletic 1 Reading 3

The time could be up for Paul Cook after another disappointing performance in the 3-1 home defeat to Reading. Latics had led 1-0 at half time through Joe Garner’s first goal of the season but after a controversial penalty decision … Continue reading

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Will rare away point be enough to save Cook? Millwall 2 Wigan Athletic 2

Anthony Pilkington on target for Latics It wasn’t pretty but Wigan Athletic managed to secure a rare away point in a 2-2 draw at Millwall. In a scrappy encounter dominated by route one football from both sides, it was Latics … Continue reading

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Are Paul Cook’s days at Wigan Athletic numbered? Stoke City 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Under pressure manager Paul Cook Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook’s days must surely be numbered after another poor away performance and after conceding another late goal in the 2-1 defeat at struggling Stoke City. Cook’s team have only won one … Continue reading

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Review: Can we have our football back? How the Premier League is ruining football and what we can do about it… by John Nicholson

In ‘Can We Have Our Football Back?’ Football365 writer John Nicholson produces a coruscating attack on the excesses of the Premier League and provides an optimistic blueprint for a football revolution. Nicholson wants to put an end to the Premier … Continue reading

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Desperate day at the DW – Wigan Athletic 0 Brentford 3

Wigan Athletic turned in their worst performance of the season as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Brentford at the DW Stadium. Latics were behind after only five minutes as some dreadful defending allowed Bryan Mbeumo to stab the … Continue reading

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Late sucker punch sinks Latics – Wigan Athletic 1 Swansea City 2

Despite creating the better chances and looking the most likely winners Wigan Athletic suffered an injury time 2-1 defeat to Swansea City. Swansea has taken an early lead through Nathan Dyer but Latics drew level from Kieffer Moore’s penalty after … Continue reading

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Dunkley double not enough to see Latics over the line – Bristol City 2 Wigan Athletic 2

Dunkley brace not enough for Latics Despite being the dominant team Latics failed to secure the away victory that they crave and had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Bristol City. Andreas Weimann had given City the lead but … Continue reading

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