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About ianhaspinall

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

Latics are still hanging on – Wigan Athletic 0 Cardiff City 0

Latics are on the verge of the third tier of English football after a dour 0-0 draw against Cardiff City. Birmingham City were defeated 1-0 by Aston Villa on Sunday, but Latics must win their last two games and Birmingham … Continue reading

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12th Man – Do or die

Graham Barrow’s cunning plan to upset Brighton’s promotion party might have come off on Easter Monday if it was not for some woeful defending. Barrow had hoped his team would keep the scores level until he could introduce the prolific … Continue reading

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Latics fail to spoil Brighton’s promotion party – Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Latics failed to stall Brighton’s promotion celebrations and slipped further into relegation trouble with a 2-1 defeat at the Amex Stadium. Brighton dominated throughout but it was some woeful defending by Latics that ensured they were promoted to the Premier League … Continue reading

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Powell super show keeps Latics’ survival hopes alive – Wigan Athletic 3 Barnsley 2

Supersub Nick Powell scored an 11 minute hat-trick to stun Barnsley and keep Latics’ season alive. Barnsley had gone into a two goal lead through Adam Armstrong and Ryan Kent, but when Powell entered the fray on 66 minutes he … Continue reading

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Latics are still hanging on – Wigan Athletic 3 Rotherham United 2

A dramatic 96th winner by Nick Powell kept Wigan Athletic’s Championship survival hopes alive against bottom club Rotherham United. A moment of madness by Rotherham keeper Lewis Price, who bizarrely attempted to first strangle and then jump on the back … Continue reading

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12th Man – Engineers of their own downfall

Latics reached a low point on Tuesday night when they pressed the self-destruct button in an abject 3-0 defeat at Ipswich Town. In a must win game they committed football suicide by gifting all three goals to the opposition. Mistakes … Continue reading

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Defensive blunders push Latics to the brink – Ipswich Town 3 Wigan Athletic 0

Three defensive mistakes gifted Ipswich Town a comfortable 3-0 victory and left Wigan Athletic on the brink of relegation to League One. Defender Craig Morgan was too easily dispossessed by Myles Kenlock who set up David McGoldrick to open the … Continue reading

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