Category Archives: Aston Villa

Top drawer ‘Tics – Wigan Athletic 3 Aston Villa 0

Wigan Athletic produced one their best performances of the season to demolish play-off chasing Aston Villa at the DW Stadium. New signing Anthony Pilkington was the early catalyst but this was an all round team performance. Debutant Pilkington produced a … Continue reading

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Villa thriller, with a killer blow for Latics – Aston Villa 3 Wigan Athletic 2

Match report by Jamie Aspinall. Paul Cook was true to his word when he said last week “If we do get beat then I’d rather it [happen] by being aggressive and trying to win the game”. Latics certainly went all … Continue reading

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12th Man – Cook’s business

Latics made a brilliant start to the Championship season with a 3-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday. Excellent performances all round but particularly pleasing to see new boys Cedric Kipre, Antonee Robinson, Reece James and Darron Gibson settling in so quickly … Continue reading

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Latics fixtures released – Sheffield Wednesday first up at home

The Championship fixtures for 2018/19  have been announced and Latics will face Sheffield Wednesday at home on the opening day of the season.  This is followed up with an away game at Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa and a home game … Continue reading

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Unbeaten run comes to an end – Aston Villa 4 Wigan Athletic 1

Latics unbeaten opening to the season came to an end as they lost 4-1 to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) at Villa Park. Both Latics and Villa made eleven changes from their starting line ups from Saturday’s … Continue reading

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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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