Category Archives: Manchester United

12th Man – Nick Powell a fragile genius

Media pundits and football fans are prone to hyperbole but Nick Powell is justifying all the hype this season. Powell is an exceptional talent who is proving to be a cut above most players in League One. He is Latics’ … Continue reading

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Red Devils strength in depth too much for Latics – Manchester United 4 Wigan Athletic 0

Manchester United progressed to the last 16 of the FA Cup with a dominant second half performance against Wigan Athletic. Latics produced a brave battling first half display but were ultimately undone by United’s greater quality in depth. The underdogs … Continue reading

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12th Man – Up for the Cup

Latics face the daunting task of trying to eliminate the current FA Cup holders Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. United are in resurgent form in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho, have qualified for the League Cup final … Continue reading

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12th Man – It is getting serious now

Latics reaped the reward of a first home victory in seven games against Nottingham Forest with a high profile fourth round draw at FA Cup holders Manchester United. Former United reserve team manager Warren Joyce will be relishing the prospect … Continue reading

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12th Man – The right man for the job?

It’s been an unsettling period at Wigan Athletic following the sacking Gary Caldwell by owner Dave Whelan and Chairman David Sharpe. The dismissal was unexpected and most of Latics’ fans felt that the hierarchy had harshly treated Caldwell. However, on … 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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Transfer deadline day round up – Wigan Athletic

The main news of the night was the transfer of James McCarthy to Everton for a fee reported to be £13m. Maroune Fellaini’s late move from Everton to Manchester United for £27.5m looked to have triggered McCarthy’s move to Goodison Park. … Continue reading

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