Category Archives: Wigan Athletic

Review: There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

This fictional account of gritty Scottish working-class life and football in the 1990’s is a deeply immersive experience. Through a stream of consciousness narrative, the obsessions of a young man are played out in an unforgiving environment. The crazy world … Continue reading

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Review: Whose Game Is It Anyway? Football, Life, Love and Loss by Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin’s latest book is part memoir, part a reconnection with football after falling out of love with the game. Written at a time of Covid-19 and when football has never seemed so distant from the fans he looks to … Continue reading

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The big rebuild with Leam Richardson and Phoenix 2021

Wigan Athletic survived a traumatic season of administration and a relegation battle but they will go into the close season with renewed optimism. The new Bahraini owners Phoenix 2021 have steadied the ship and have pledged to rebuild the club … Continue reading

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Latics’ disappointing end to a momentous season – Wigan Athletic 3 Swindon Town 4

* It was a strange end of the season game as Latics dominated for long periods but were ultimately edged out 4-3 by relegated Swindon Town at the DW Stadium. * Latics went ahead when Curtis Tilt headed home Dan … Continue reading

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Latics greatest of great escapes as Hull are Champions – Hull City 3 Wigan Athletic 1

* Despite spending most of the season in administration during a pandemic Wigan Athletic retained their League One status after Rochdale and Northampton lost their games. * Latics matched Hull at the KCOM Stadium for most of the game but … Continue reading

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Will Keane heads Latics closer to survival – Wigan Athletic 1 Burton Albion 1

* Wigan Athletic had a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Burton Albion at the DW Stadium to edge closer to League One survival with two games remaining. * The Brewers went ahead in the 15th minute from a superb curling Joe … Continue reading

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Review: All Crazee Now – English Football and Footballers in the 1970s by David Tossell

David Tossell’s story of English football in the 1970s, ‘All Crazee Now’ is a special treat for nostalgists and football connoisseurs. This tour de force of 512 pages including Index, Endnotes, Acknowledgements and Roll of Honour is an engrossing account … Continue reading

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Latics edging towards League One survival – Shrewsbury Town 1 Wigan Athletic 2

* Wigan Athletic produced their fourth consecutive victory with a 2-1 win against Shrewsbury Town at Montgomery Waters Meadow to stay four points above the drop zone with three games remaining. * Latics went ahead in the 27th minute when … Continue reading

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Latics find form to ease relegation worries – Wigan Athletic 2 Crewe Alexandra 0

* Wigan Athletic produced their third consecutive victory with a comfortable 2-0 win against Crewe Alexandra at the DW Stadium to ease their relegation worries. * Latics somewhat fortuitously took the lead in the 15th minute when Joe Dodoo blocked … Continue reading

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Latics stun Black Cats and move out of the drop zone – Wigan Athletic 2 Sunderland 1

* Wigan Athletic produced a superb performance to stun promotion-chasing Sunderland 2-1 at the DW Stadium and move out of the League One relegation zone. * The visitors went ahead on 32 minutes when Aidan McGeady’s cross found the unmarked … Continue reading

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