Category Archives: David Sharpe

12th Man – Engineers of their own downfall

Latics reached a low point on Tuesday night when they pressed the self-destruct button in an abject 3-0 defeat at Ipswich Town. In a must win game they committed football suicide by gifting all three goals to the opposition. Mistakes … Continue reading

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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 – 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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12th Man – Five star Latics

What a sensational season it’s been at Wigan Athletic. Many fans worried about the prospect of a young chairman and an untried manager running the club but David Sharpe has steadied the ship and Gary Caldwell has risen to the … Continue reading

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