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Pennant perfection may prove priceless – Rotherham United 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Two perfectly crafted free-kicks by Jermaine Pennant helped Wigan to win this important relegation six pointer 2-1 at Rotherham. Pennant superbly curled his first free-kick into the top left corner to put Wigan ahead, and then five minutes later found … Continue reading

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12th Man: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

It’s been a nightmare season so far but there is some evidence to suggest that the dark days may be coming to an end. Saturday’s improved second half performance against Blackburn Rovers has given me renewed hope that Latics can … Continue reading

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12th Man: Where do we go from here?

Yet another defeat last Saturday this time to local rivals Bolton in the FA Cup and Wigan’s terrible run of form continues. Malky Mackay has been unable to improve results and has now lost six of his eight games since … Continue reading

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Al Habsi and Gomez are the penalty kings – Wigan Athletic 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi and Spanish Midfielder Jordi Gomez were the heroes as Wigan moved to the verge of the play-offs with two games in hand on most of their rivals. Al Habsi saved a first half penalty from Leon … Continue reading

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International Air Miles do Wigan no favours at Old Trafford – Manchester United 4 Wigan Athletic 0

Manchester United cruised to victory with four second half goals against a Wigan team who looked well off the pace after travelling for two rounds of international matches.  Once upon a time Latics didn’t have internationals in their line up … Continue reading

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Latics secure safety as Rovers are relegated in disarray

Wigan Athletic secured an eighth season in the Premier League with a deserved victory and in the process relegated crisis club Blackburn Rovers. When Rovers Indian owners took over in 2010 they did not appreciate that the club could be … Continue reading

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Wigan ruffle the Canaries feathers – Norwich City 1 Wigan Athletic 1

A spirited display by Wigan Athletic nearly gave them a deserved victory at Carrow Road. Bottom side Wigan created the majority of chances and were the dominant outfit in what was an entertaining end to end encounter. Overall Wigan had … Continue reading

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