Author Archives: ianhaspinall

About ianhaspinall

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

Another derby day debacle – Preston North End 3 Wigan Athletic 0

It was a case of deja-vu as Wigan Athletic once again crashed to defeat at near neighbours Preston with a toothless performance. Latics had lost 4-0 at Deepdale last season and this was an equally embarrassing showing. Paul Cook’s men … Continue reading

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Championship pundits may need to revise their predictions

Many media pundits prematurely tipped Wigan Athletic for relegation this season but after a very successful transfer window Paul Cook’s team now look a much stronger outfit and much more likely to compete at the top half of the Championship. … Continue reading

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Cook’s Latics prove too tasty for Cardiff – Wigan Athletic 3 Cardiff City 2

Man of the Match Josh Windass * Match report by Jamie Aspinall. Wigan Athletic’s newly revealed mascot Crusty the Pie seems to have grabbed the attention of the media and was on show to cheer on the team as Latics served … Continue reading

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When Saturday Comes Wigan Athletic preview 2019/20

Paul Cook When Saturday Comes magazine have once again asked for my views on Latics’ prospects for the forthcoming season so I thought I’d record my responses here. 1. Realistically, how will you do? Very hard to say, the optimist … Continue reading

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Summer Reading – The Best Football Books

Now that summer is finally upon us I thought I’d share my reviews of the best football books for reading on the beach or by the pool. Kick off the summer with one of these great reads. Black Boots and Football Pinks. … Continue reading

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Tough opening to Latics’ Championship campaign

The Championship fixtures for 2019/2020  have been announced and Wigan Athletic will face Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City at home on the opening day of the season.  This is followed up with an away game at local rivals Preston North End, … Continue reading

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End of season run offers promise of better things to come – Wigan Athletic 1 Millwall 0

Latics ended their Championship season on a high with a 1-0 victory against Millwall at the DW Stadium. Joe Garner scored the only goal when he finished smartly after Nick Powell’s strike was parried by Millwall keeper David Martin. The … Continue reading

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