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About ianhaspinall

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

Latics find form to ease relegation worries – Wigan Athletic 2 Crewe Alexandra 0

* Wigan Athletic produced their third consecutive victory with a comfortable 2-0 win against Crewe Alexandra at the DW Stadium to ease their relegation worries. * Latics somewhat fortuitously took the lead in the 15th minute when Joe Dodoo blocked … Continue reading

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Latics stun Black Cats and move out of the drop zone – Wigan Athletic 2 Sunderland 1

* Wigan Athletic produced a superb performance to stun promotion-chasing Sunderland 2-1 at the DW Stadium and move out of the League One relegation zone. * The visitors went ahead on 32 minutes when Aidan McGeady’s cross found the unmarked … Continue reading

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Big win for Latics in battle for survival – Doncaster Rovers 1 Wigan Athletic 4

* Wigan Athletic produced an emphatic 4-1 victory at play-off chasing Doncaster Rovers to move within one point of safety in the League One relegation zone. * Latics went ahead after only three minutes when Joe Dodoo’s first time strike … Continue reading

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Latics slip deeper into trouble – Wigan Athletic 0 Portsmouth 1

* Wigan Athletic slipped to second bottom in the League One table as they lost 1-0 to promotion chasing Portsmouth at the DW Stadium. * Latics enjoyed the greater possession and had more shots than Pompey but they failed to … Continue reading

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Latics frustrated by route one Gills – Gillingham 1 Wigan Athletic 0

* Despite creating the better chances Wigan Athletic slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at the Priestfield Stadium and remain in the relegation zone.  * Play-off chasing Gillingham relied on their long ball game and their prolific striker Vadaine Oliver’s … Continue reading

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Cook and Richardson in stalemate – Wigan Athletic 0 Ipswich Town 0

Former Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook returned to the DW Stadium with Ipswich Town and his team fought out a dour 0-0 draw with Leam Richardson’s Latics. Both teams needed the three points with Ipswich trying to get into the … Continue reading

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Lethargic Latics drop back into trouble – Accrington Stanley 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic slipped back into the relegation zone after a lethargic performance at mid-table Accrington Stanley. In a frantic opening Latics were ahead after only 40 seconds when Callum Lang capitalised on Dan Gardner’s through ball. Accrington were level two … Continue reading

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Latics edge out of the drop zone – AFC Wimbledon 1 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic moved out of the relegation zone after a hard fought 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon. The visitors took a deserved 58th minute lead following a flowing attacking move. Viv Solomon-Otabor’s excellent right wing cross found substitute … Continue reading

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Review: Thou Shall Not Pass – The Anatomy of Football’s Centre-Half by Leo Moynihan

Leo Moynihan’s ‘Thou Shall Not Pass’ is a wide-ranging exploration of football’s centre-half position. I have personally always preferred the role of striker and the glory of scoring goals but this story of centre-halves provides a welcome insight into their … Continue reading

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Latics move on up – Plymouth Argyle 0 Wigan Athletic 2

Wigan Athletic moved out of the League One relegation zone with an impressive 2-0 away victory at mid-table Plymouth Argyle. In an open first half with plenty of chances Latics went ahead on 13 minutes when Viv Solomon-Otabor lashed the … Continue reading

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