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About ianhaspinall

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

Confidence boost as crisis club Wigan get first win – Portsmouth 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Man of the match Tom James produced a super strike for the second goal. Wigan Athletic secured an important first win of the season with a fine away performance at Portsmouth. The club who have had little good news recently … Continue reading

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When will Latics’ luck change? Wigan Athletic 2 Gillingham 3

Crisis club Wigan Athletic are in desperate need of a fillip after they slipped to a narrow 3-2 defeat at home to Gillingham. John Sheridan’s team has been assembled quickly following a fire sale of their senior players but the … Continue reading

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Brave effort by Latics but inexperience proves costly – Ipswich Town 2 Wigan Athletic 0

Following administration and a mass exodus of players, Wigan Athletic fielded a hastily assembled team of youth players, short-term contracts and a few experienced professionals against Ipswich Town at Portman Road. The Tractor Boys ran out 2-0 winners but Latics … Continue reading

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Save Our Club – Wigan Athletic are on the brink of disaster

Wigan Athletic are on the brink of going out of existence unless the supporters can raise £500,000 by Monday 31st August. The Save Our Club appeal was launched today by the Supporters club and has an ambitious target of £500,000 … Continue reading

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Refereeing mistake costs Wigan Athletic their Championship status – Wigan Athletic 1 Fulham 1

Latics were denied the victory they deserved against Fulham and which would have kept them in the Championship by a refereeing mistake. Latics were leading 1-0 thanks to Kieffer Moore’s headed goal on 32 minutes when referee John Brooks mistakenly … Continue reading

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Late equaliser puts Latics’ survival hopes in jeopardy – Charlton Athletic 2 Wigan Athletic 2

A stoppage time equaliser by Charlton’s Macauley Bonne denied Wigan Athletic a vital win in their search for Championship survival. Jamal Lowe had given Latics the lead after only nine minutes when he headed home at close range after Kieffer … Continue reading

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Latics blitz relegation rivals – Wigan Athletic 8 Hull City 0

Wigan Athletic produced a record victory at the DW Stadium tonight with an 8-0 demolition of relegation rivals Hull City. Latics were at their free-flowing best as they sought to overcome the EFL’s proposed 12 point penalty. The Tigers on … Continue reading

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Latics can still escape the drop despite setback at Oakwell – Barnsley 0 Wigan Athletic 0

David Marshall collected his ninth clean sheet in ten games It was a nervous relegation encounter at Oakwell as Latics and Barnsley cancelled each other out in a dour 0-0 draw. Despite losing defender Danny Fox to a red card … Continue reading

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Latics’ players magnificent in adversity – Wigan Athletic 1 Queens Park Rangers 0

In the midst of an administration crisis Latics’ players responded to Saturday’s defeat at Brentford with a totally committed and characterful victory over Queens Park Rangers at the DW Stadium. Latics totally dominated the first half and should have been … Continue reading

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Latics must keep fighting despite difficult week – Brentford 3 Wigan Athletic 0

It’s been an incredibly difficult and emotional week for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic and things didn’t get better on the pitch as they were outplayed by an in-form Brentford at Griffin Park. Said Benrahma scored a hat-trick for the … Continue reading

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