Category Archives: Wigan Athletic

Latics’ Bittersweet Symphony – Wigan Athletic 2 Blackpool 1

There was a strange atmosphere at the DW Stadium as Latics welcomed Blackpool without Richardson as manager. Acting assistants Rob Kelly and James Beattie made two changes to the starting XI from the defeat at Coventry City with Tom Naylor … Continue reading

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Latics slip deeper into trouble – Coventry City 2 Wigan Athletic 0

Leam Richardson made three changes to the starting XI from the draw at Swansea with Ramari Edmonds-Green making his debut, Callum Lang and Jordan Cousins replacing Jason Kerr, Tom Naylor and Nathan Broadhead. In a lively opening period the Sky … Continue reading

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Latics make battling point at Swansea – Swansea City 2 Wigan Athletic 2

Swansea started brightly and Armstrong Oko-Flex had an opportunity in the fourth minute but he dragged his shot wide. Latics soon got into their stride and after Steven Benda had pushed Nathan Broadhead’s drive around the post from the resulting … Continue reading

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Toothless ‘Tics – Wigan Athletic 0 Stoke City 1

Leam Richardson made one change from Saturday’s defeat against Watford, with Tom Naylor replacing the suspended Graeme Shinnie. The first opportunity of the game fell to the visitors but Tymon’s long range effort was wide of Jamie Jones’ goal. Latics … Continue reading

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Review: The Silence of the Stands – Finding Joy in Football’s Lost Season by Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray already has a collection of critically acclaimed football books, but this is another gem worthy of your attention. ‘The Silence of the Stands’ is partly football during lockdown, part travelogue, part social and economic history of Northern England … Continue reading

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Latics suffer late heartache – Wigan Athletic 0 Watford 1

Leam Richardson made one change from last Saturday’s defeat against Queens Park Rangers, with Jones returning to the starting XI, in place of Ben Amos. Latics started well and created an opportunity in the fifth minute. Will Keane tried his … Continue reading

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Review: The Longest Winter – A Season with England’s Worst Ever Football Team by Mark Hodkinson

Mark Hodkinson returns to the familiar territory of his previous books with the story of Rochdale’s worst ever season. This time he contextualises the football club’s struggles with the economic and social turmoil of the early 1970’s. In 1973/74 Rochdale … Continue reading

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Latics robbed at Loftus Road – Queens Park Rangers 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Leam Richardson made three changes from the midweek defeat to Middlesbrough with Jason Kerr, Graeme Shinnie and Broadhead coming into the starting line-up for Joe Bennett, Thelo Aasgaard and Charlie Wyke. Rangers threatened first when Lyndon Dykes fired a low … Continue reading

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Latics horror show – Wigan Athletic 1 Middlesbrough 4

Leam Richardson made three changes from the starting XI which lost at Sunderland with Joe Bennett, Thelo Aasgaard and Jordan Cousins replacing Tom Naylor, Jason Kerr and Nathan Broadhead. Latics started slowly but their first opportunity came in the 13th … Continue reading

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Charlie Wyke on target but Latics are edged out – Sunderland 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Leam Richardson named an unchanged starting XI for the trip to the Stadium of Light. The hosts had an early opportunity when Patrick Roberts took on the Latics defence and took aim from the edge of the area but he … Continue reading

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