Category Archives: Dave Whelan

End of an era for the Whelan family – Wigan Athletic 1 Leeds United 2

It was a slightly disappointing finale for the Whelan family after 23 years in charge of Wigan Athletic as they were defeated 2-1 by Leeds United on Sunday. Latics had been undefeated at home since February last year but with … Continue reading

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Whelan’s farewell – the times they are a changin’

The takeover of Wigan Athletic by the International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) should be completed tomorrow at the Extraordinary General Meeting (Friday 2nd November). The change in ownership from Dave Whelan to IEC means the end of an era for the … Continue reading

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12th Man – New Year new Wigan Athletic?

This week Latics released their financial results for the year ended 31 May 2017, which showed a net profit of £4.3 million. This demonstrates that they are in a relatively good financial position compared to many other Football League clubs. … Continue reading

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12th Man – Review of the year

What a difference a year makes! Last December Latics were mired in a desperate relegation struggle but this season they have been in tremendous form and look likely to go up as the League One Champions. The appointment of former … Continue reading

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12th Man – Big news in Little Wigan

This week’s news was dominated by off the field matters – the announcement of the likely takeover of Latics by a Far East sports betting firm K8. It was something of a surprise to most fans even though it has … Continue reading

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12th Man – End of season review

In the last 12th Man column of the season I was asked by the Wigan Evening Post to provide answers to four key questions: What went wrong? At the beginning of the season I was optimistic that Latics would have … Continue reading

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Latics relegation confirmed – Reading 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan Athletic’s relegation to the third tier of English football was confirmed when they lost 1-0 to play-off qualifiers Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Yann Kermorgant put the Royals ahead after only five minutes when he headed home Garath McCleary’s … Continue reading

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