Category Archives: Paul Cook

Cook and Wilder returning to their roots and making a big impact in the Championship

Two successful managers who have returned to their first league clubs come face-to-face on Saturday as third placed Sheffield United take on 12th placed Wigan Athletic at Bramall Lane. The 51-year-olds Chris Wilder and Paul Cook have both recently guided … Continue reading

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Derby day debacle – Preston North End 4 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan Athletic produced their worst performance of the season as they were defeated 4-0 by Preston North End at Deepdale. It was a chastening defeat for Latics who have made such a bright start to their Championship campaign against a … Continue reading

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Referee is the centre of attention – Norwich City 1 Wigan Athletic 0

A poor refereeing performance by Gavin Ward marred Latics’ 1-0 defeat against the Canaries at Carrow Road. Referee Ward had already enraged the wrath of both sets of supporters during an erratic display when he awarded a late controversial penalty … Continue reading

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12th Man – Channeling the frustration

Latics experienced the first significant setback of the Championship campaign last Saturday when they lost 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers who I expect to be amongst this season’s relegation candidates. Latics were the better team at Loftus Road, but they … Continue reading

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12th Man – Let the good times roll

Latics have exceeded many people’s expectations by making an excellent start to the Championship campaign. On paper they had some very difficult fixtures against several of the promotion favourites but they have now won two and drawn one of their … Continue reading

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12th Man – Big challenges ahead

It’s been an exciting opening to the Championship season with Latics involved in two five-goal thrillers. An opening day 3-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday has been followed up by a 3-2 defeat against Aston Villa. Then on Tuesday night it … Continue reading

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Villa thriller, with a killer blow for Latics – Aston Villa 3 Wigan Athletic 2

Match report by Jamie Aspinall. Paul Cook was true to his word when he said last week “If we do get beat then I’d rather it [happen] by being aggressive and trying to win the game”. Latics certainly went all … Continue reading

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