Category Archives: Wigan Athletic

Latics move on up with Wyke double – Accrington Stanley 1 Wigan Athletic 4

Wigan Athletic produced an emphatic performance to defeat Accrington Stanley 4-1 at the Wham Stadium. Latics were in front after only seven minutes when Jack Whatmough thumped home from James McClean’s corner. The visitors were two up after 18 minutes … Continue reading

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Review: Beautiful Bridesmaids Dressed in Oranje – The Unfulfilled Glory of Dutch Football by Gary Thacker

Gary Thacker’s ‘Beautiful Bridesmaids Dressed in Oranje’ provides an illuminating and in-depth analysis of the Dutch national team and their dramatic failure to win a World Cup. This is an extensive history of Dutch football, but the narrative really gathers … Continue reading

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Latics getting better all the time – Wigan Athletic 2 Doncaster Rovers 1

Wigan Athletic’s new team have started the season with surprising success and they are improving game by game. Doncaster went ahead on 22 minutes when Tommy Rowe converted former Latic Joe Dodoo’s pass. Latics weren’t ruffled by the setback and … Continue reading

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Latics show composure and organisation to overcome Pompey – Wigan Athletic 1 Portsmouth 0

Latics were the victors in this closely contested encounter between two teams who will be hoping to challenge for promotion at the end of the League One season. Callum Lang’s composed finish in the 78th minute made the difference in … Continue reading

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Latics special away day in the capital – Charlton Athletic 0 Wigan Athletic 2

Latics produced a masterful away performance with a 2-0 victory at Charlton Athletic. The visitors created numerous chances and were denied by at least five quality saves by home keeper Craig MacGillivray until captain Tendayi Darikwa broke the deadlock and … Continue reading

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Impressive Latics denied by late equaliser – Wigan Athletic 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1

Latics produced an impressive attacking display against unbeaten Wycombe Wanderers at the DW Stadium. The hosts went ahead on 47 minutes through Callum Lang’s strike. It looked as though Latics would secure the three points but the Chairboys struck a … Continue reading

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Latics late show stuns Rotherham – Wigan Athletic 1 Rotherham United 0

In the first competitive match at the DW Stadium for nearly 18 months there was an emotional atmosphere amongst the fans. Phoenix 2021 Ltd Chairman Talal Al Hammad was able greet the fans for the first time and the kick … Continue reading

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Early days for the new-look Latics – Sunderland 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Wigan Athletic started brightly at the Stadium of Light and went ahead after 15 minutes when Will Keane’s strike came back off the post and Gwion Edwards scored on his debut. The Black Cats were level two minutes later following … Continue reading

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Wigan Athletic season preview – the big push for promotion

After a traumatic period of administration and a relegation battle Latics go into the new season with renewed optimism. Manager Leam Richardson has had to do a major rebuild of the squad with only six players under contract, but he … Continue reading

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Review: The Accidental Footballer by Pat Nevin

Pat Nevin’s memoir is a tremendously entertaining read. The former Chelsea, Everton and Tranmere Rovers footballer, writer and broadcaster wasn’t the typical professional footballer – he loved playing the game – but wanted a career as a teacher and had … Continue reading

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