Tag Archives: Wigan Athletic

Fixtures announced – MK Dons away first up for Latics

Wigan Athletic travel to MK Dons in the opening fixture of their 2017/18 League One campaign. It will be the first time they have played at the Stadium MK since the club was controversially moved from Wimbledon, although they did play … Continue reading

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12th Man – The first choice

I’m pleased to say that Paul Cook was my first choice for the Latics manager’s job. Of the candidates available I believe he has the right profile for a club which is trying to rebuild itself after relegation from the … Continue reading

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Cook confirmed as new Latics manager

Wigan Athletic have confirmed the appointment of Paul Cook as the new manager on a three-year contract. Despite being offered an improved deal at Portsmouth the Liverpool born manager decided to return to the North West and take the Latics … Continue reading

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12th Man – End of season review

In the last 12th Man column of the season I was asked by the Wigan Evening Post to provide answers to four key questions: What went wrong? At the beginning of the season I was optimistic that Latics would have … Continue reading

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Season of disappointment ends with creditable draw – Wigan Athletic 1 Leeds United 1

Wigan Athletic finished the season with a creditable 1-1 draw against Leeds United at the DW Stadium on Sunday. Ryan Tunnicliffe produced a composed finish rounding Leeds keeper Rob Green to make it 1-0 to Latics after six minutes. Fulham … Continue reading

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12th Man – Four for the manager shortlist

With Latics’ relegation to League One finally confirmed, the search for a new manager will now gather pace with an appointment expected by the end of the month or beginning of June. However, Latics’ track record in recruiting managers is … Continue reading

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Latics relegation confirmed – Reading 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan Athletic’s relegation to the third tier of English football was confirmed when they lost 1-0 to play-off qualifiers Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Yann Kermorgant put the Royals ahead after only five minutes when he headed home Garath McCleary’s … Continue reading

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