Category Archives: FA Cup

Latics’ fragile confidence easily shattered – Wigan Athletic 2 Chorley 3

National League North Chorley pulled off an FA Cup first round shock when they defeated League One Wigan Athletic 3-2 after extra time at the DW Stadium. Latics had dominated the first half and led 2-0 with goals from Joe … Continue reading

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Review: After Extra Time and Penalties – Memories of a BBC Football Correspondent by Mike Ingham

Former BBC football Correspondent Mike Ingham’s autobiography is a thoughtful homage to the golden age of sports broadcasting. His own broadcasting experiences saw him attend eight World Cups, commentate on twenty-eight FA Cup Finals, work with ten full-time England managers … Continue reading

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FA Cup exit but signs of promise – Leicester City 2 Wigan Athletic 0

Kieran Dowell made a promising debut Latics produced a commendable performance against Premier League Leicester City at the King Power Stadium but slipped out of the FA Cup 2-0 at the Third Round stage. The visitors started well but young … Continue reading

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Latics fall at the first hurdle – West Bromwich Albion 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan Athletic were narrowly defeated 1-0 by West Bromwich Albion in this Third Round FA Cup tie at the Hawthorns. Latics dominated the early exchanges and could have gone ahead through Will Grigg, Chey Dunkley and Lee Evans but they … Continue reading

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Latics Review of the Year – Part 1

What a momentous year it’s been for Wigan Athletic: the League One title, a magnificent FA Cup run, the end of the Whelan era, a new beginning with the International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) and a Jekyll and Hyde first half … Continue reading

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Cup final touch eludes Latics – Wigan Athletic 0 Southampton 2

Small margins often decide games and on another day Wigan Athletic might now be preparing for an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. League One Latics had been the dominant outfit for long periods of the game and had a succession … Continue reading

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12th Man – Enjoy the rollercoaster ride!

It’s been another gripping week in the life of Wigan Athletic as they go in search of what would be an unprecedented League One and FA Cup double. Latics looked likely to be on the end of a surprise defeat … Continue reading

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12th Man – Fixture frustration but it’s an exciting time to be a Latics fan

It was frustrating to see Latics game at Bristol Rovers called off on Tuesday night due to a frozen pitch as the backlog of fixtures is starting to mount up. Latics are now six points behind leaders Blackburn Rovers and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Wigan and Goliath

To celebrate Latics’ famous FA Cup victory the Art of Football have produced a stunning new #wafc design featuring the goal that ended Manchester City’s quadruple dreams. #WillGriggsOnFire Buy the T shirt and receive a free FA Cup winners print. Full … Continue reading

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12th Man – Dreamland

Am I dreaming or did Latics really knock Manchester City out of the FA Cup? It is still hard to believe that City’s quadruple chasing team were beaten by League One Latics. The Premier League Champions elect have had an … Continue reading

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