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About ianhaspinall

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

Latics rue missed chances and slip further into trouble – Wigan Athletic 0 Aston Villa 2

Wigan Athletic produced a much-improved performance under interim manager Graham Barrow following the departure of Warren Joyce. Latics showed great commitment and had plenty of chances to win the game but were frustrated by Aston Villa keeper Sam Johnstone and … Continue reading

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12th Man – Players must respond if tactics are right

The inevitable happened this week when Warren Joyce was dismissed as Latics manager. The former Manchester United reserve manager had struggled to come to terms with the challenges of Championship football and his negative tactics had alienated the Latics fan … Continue reading

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Joyce leaves Latics after traumatic period in charge

Latics have sacked manager Warren Joyce after a torrid four and half months in charge at the DW Stadium. The former Manchester United reserve manager struggled to come to terms with the challenges of Championship football and was relieved of … Continue reading

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Wrong man for the job – Wigan Athletic 0 Bristol City 1

It was another desperately disappointing performance by Warren Joyce’s team as they lost 1-0 to Bristol City in a relegation six-pointer. As the game moved towards the final whistle only one team looked likely to win it and Aden Flint … Continue reading

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12th Man – Lack of goals could prove costly

Latics centre-back Dan Burn secured an essential three points for Latics at Birmingham on Tuesday night and the result keeps them in touch with the teams above them. It was a hard-fought if unspectacular victory which will relieve some of … Continue reading

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Dan keeps Latics survival hopes alive – Birmingham City 0 Wigan Athletic 1

Latics’ centre-back Dan Burn kept their survival hopes alive by scoring the only goal in the 1-0 victory at St Andrews. The 6ft 7in defender was in the right place to poke home at close range in the 19th minute … Continue reading

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Joyce must take blame for latest defeat – Blackburn Rovers 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Latics slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in a relegation six-pointer at Ewood Park. Manager Warren Joyce selected another defensive line-up with five players across midfield with just one lone striker Omar Bogle and his tactics proved … Continue reading

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