Category Archives: Dave Whelan

Book review: Tangerines and Pies – The story of the 2015/16 football season for Blackpool and Wigan

This quietly published book chronicles Wigan Athletic’s successful League One title winning campaign and contrasts it with the travails of local rivals Blackpool during the 2015/16 season. Both clubs have enjoyed the limelight of the Premier League but during 2015 … Continue reading

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12th Man – Time for action

It’s a dispiriting time to be a Wigan Athletic fan, with the situation both on and off the pitch looking bleak. Last season the club appeared to be on a stable path with a young forward thinking manager with clear … Continue reading

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12th Man – 2016 a year of contrasts

We have now reached the half-way point in the 2016/17 Championship season and the success of last season’s glorious League One campaign feels like light-years away. That special day in Blackpool when Latics celebrated the League One title is in … Continue reading

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12th Man – Whelan’s legacy

Wigan Athletic celebrated Dave Whelan’s 80th Birthday this week with the unveiling of a statue depicting the club owner parading the FA Cup. It was a fitting tribute to the man who has transformed the club during his 21 years … Continue reading

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12th Man – A backward step

It was surprising and disappointing to see Gary Caldwell dismissed as Latics’ manager on Tuesday night after only 14 games of the season. Caldwell’s team was only three points from safety with two thirds of the season still remaining. They hadn’t … Continue reading

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12th Man – A season to remember

The Latics promotion party has continued all week and there will be more celebrating on Sunday when they are presented with the League One trophy. David Sharpe, Dave Whelan, Jonathan Jackson, Gary Caldwell, the coaching staff and players should all … Continue reading

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Video – A history of Wigan Athletic ‘Defying the Odds’

The club produced an excellent motivational video prior to last weekend’s home victory against Brighton and Hove Albion. The video provides some of the highlights in the club’s history and shows how we have consistently defied the odds and overcome … Continue reading

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