Category Archives: Manchester City

12th Man: FA Cup past, present and future

Isn’t the FA Cup a wonderful competition? This season 736 teams entered, teams like Bamber Bridge and Mossley fight it out in the preliminary rounds before the qualifying rounds even start. There are a total of 14 rounds in the … Continue reading

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12th Man: Memorable for all the wrong reasons

The last two years have probably been two of the most memorable in Wigan Athletic’s 82-year history, but 2014 is now turning out to be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Few events could match the tremendous highs of the … Continue reading

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Revolving door just keeps turning – transfer deadline day round up

The revolving door of football transfers turned rapidly today at the DW Stadium with some significant ins and outs. After some protracted transfer dealings long time target Adam Forshaw arrived from Brentford for around £4m and striker Andy Delort signed … Continue reading

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The biggest double giant-killing in FA Cup history – Manchester City 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Wigan Athletic pulled off another remarkable FA Cup victory to stun Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. City had been vanquished by the Latics in the FA Cup final in May but this time City were even bigger favourites to … Continue reading

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Could Wigan Athletic do the unthinkable twice to Manchester City?

Manchester City have already secured the Capital One Cup and are now aiming for a clean sweep of the domestic trophies. They come up against their FA Cup final nemesis Wigan Athletic on Sunday with few people expecting another upset … Continue reading

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Wigan slip tamely out of Capital One Cup – Manchester City 5 Wigan Athletic 0

Latics unsurprisingly slipped out of the League Cup at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City hit five goals to secure a place in the fourth round. City only led 1-0 at half time after good work by Fernandinho set up … Continue reading

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A season of great extremes – FA Cup glory, relegation, managerial change and European qualification

Shaun Maloney curls the ball into the area and Ben Watson rises at the near post, making a perfect contact with the ball that flies past Joe Hart. To see Wigan Athletic win the FA Cup was surreal for the … Continue reading

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