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About ianhaspinall

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

Fast and furious fixture leaves Latics frustrated – Rochdale 3 Wigan Athletic 3

Wigan Athletic missed an opportunity to move out of the bottom four in League One when they were held to a 3-3 draw by 10-men Rochdale. In a fast and furious opening to the game Rochdale went ahead on seven … Continue reading

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Latics win basement battle in seven-goal thriller – Burton Albion 3 Wigan Athletic 4

Striker Kyle Joseph scored his first senior hat-trick for Wigan Athletic as they defeated Burton Albion 4-3 in the battle of League One’s bottom two clubs. The Brewers John Joe O’Toole headed the hosts ahead on 13 minutes following a … Continue reading

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Latics held in scrappy Boxing Day encounter – Wigan Athletic 1 Shrewsbury Town 1

Wigan Athletic were held at home by Shrewsbury Town in a scrappy Boxing Day game at the DW Stadium. The visitors made the early going and former Latic loanee Leon Clarke wasted a good chance and later Shaun Whalley’s drive … Continue reading

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Latics fightback for a deserved point – Fleetwood Town 1 Wigan Athletic 1

In a wind-affected game of two halves Wigan Athletic battled for a deserved point at Fleetwood Town. With the wind at their backs the hosts had taken a first half lead through Danny Andrew’s superb 30-yard strike. But Latics dominated … Continue reading

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Five-Star Dale give Latics a drubbing – Wigan Athletic 0 Rochdale 5

After the recent highs of victories against Sunderland and Accrington Latics came crashing back to earth with their worst performance of season. The visitors were ahead after only four minutes when 17-year-old Kwadwo Baah unleashed an unstoppable drive from the … Continue reading

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Review: Extra Time – 50 Further Delights of Modern Football by Daniel Gray.

Daniel Gray’s ‘Extra Time’ is a particularly welcome follow up to ‘Saturday 3pm’ at a time when many of us are unable to attend football matches in person. Gray follows the format of his previous work with short well-crafted chapters … Continue reading

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Latics surprise Stanley in seven-goal thriller – Wigan Athletic 4 – Accrington Stanley 3

Wigan Athletic secured a hard fought 4-3 victory against in-form Accrington Stanley at the DW Stadium. Stanley’s John Coleman had been named League One manager of the month for November but his team were stunned by Latics in the first … Continue reading

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Review: Who Are Ya? 92 football clubs and why you shouldn’t support them by Kevin Day

Broadcaster, comedian and Crystal Palace fan Kevin Day provides a light-hearted and entertaining tour around the 92 football clubs and a few who have now dropped out. The format for each club is as follows: a couple of quotes from … Continue reading

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You Are My Sunshine When Skies Are Grey – Sunderland 0 Wigan Athletic 1

Kyle Joseph scored his first goal for Latics It’s been another difficult week for Wigan Athletic after the Spanish takeover of the club was rejected by the EFL but they showed great character and commitment to record their first win … Continue reading

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Hard times for Wigan Athletic – Lincoln City 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Latics were unlucky to suffer a narrow 2-1 defeat to high-flying Lincoln City at Sincil Bank. Kal Naismith’s deflected strike had given the visitors a 52 minute lead but a controversial free-kick was awarded to Lincoln on the edge of … Continue reading

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