Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Manchester City has been confirmed for Monday, February 19 (7.55pm). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 2, from all the usual outlets, priced £15 Adults, £10 Over 65s and £5 Under 18s The match will be all-ticket with no sales on the day, and supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. It’s expected the match will be screened on TV, although that hasn’t been confirmed as yet. … [Read more...] about Happy Monday for Wigan Athletic v Man City!
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Wigan Athletic’s League One clash at Rochdale has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. After a final referee inspection on Monday morning the decision was made to postpone the fixture which was due to take place tomorrow night. A statement from Wigan Athletic on the match due to take place at teh Crown Oil Arena read: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused and supporters should read the below information with regards to tickets for the match. TICKETS Any ticket purchased for either of the two original dates initially scheduled for this fixture will remain valid Should supporters wish to apply for a refund, they must return their ticket to the DW Stadium in person and should do this as soon as possible If supporters have purchased a ticket but not yet received it/requested collection, they can contact the ticket office via phone (0871 66 33 552*) to request a refund The DW Stadium Ticket Office is open between 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday and from 11am on … [Read more...] about Wigan Athletic v Rochdale postponed
Paul Kendrick assesses what we learned from the fabulous 2-0 victory over West Ham that sends Wigan Athletic into the fifth round of the FA Cup – and has the town dreaming of another trip to Wembley! 1 This town’s love affair with the FA Cup continues! For the second round in a row, a Premier League side arrived in Wigan, and were sent back down south with their talks between their legs after a sound beating. If anything, the performance against West Ham was even better than Bournemouth, who at least had their chances. The Hammers created nothing, failing to muster a single save out of Christian Walton. 2 Joe Hart must be sick of the sight of Wigan Athletic! Especially right-wing corners, and bullet headers into the top left-hand corner of his net! Just as at Wembley in 2013, the England goalkeeper had no chance of keeping out Will Grigg’s header, which was planted home with every bit as much power and precision as Ben Watson’s. At least Pablo Zabaleta – … [Read more...] about Five things we learned from Wigan Athletic v West Ham
This weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round tie between Wigan Athletic and West Ham will evoke memories of several recent and memorable Premier League encounters. And if Latics can reproduce the performance that did for fellow top-flight outfit Bournemouth in the last round, they have every chance of pulling off another shock. But would it actually be that much of a shock? While two divisions currently separate the two sides, they could well be competing on equal terms in the Championship next season. We know David Moyes will again make changes to his Hammers line-up, while Paul Cook will afford the competition maximum respect. Yes there were a few changes in the last round but, unlike in the League Cup and Checkatrade Trophy, it was a team sent out to win the game. Anyone thinking Wigan’s 2-2 draw in the first game against Bournemouth was a fluke would have been put right by the opening exchanges at the DW. “I bet Eddie Howe wishes one of his players would put a Wigan player … [Read more...] about Talking football: It’s Hammer time for Wigan Athletic!
Paul Cook has hailed Noel Hunt as an unsung hero of Wigan Athletic’s assault on two fronts this season. The 35-year-old frontman has been a largely peripheral character since following Cook up from Portsmouth last summer. All but one of his dozen appearances for Latics have come off the bench, with his seven league appearances totalling just 16 minutes But he was required to play most of the second half against Bournemouth in midweek, after striker Will Grigg pulled up lame. And he ran his blood to water to help the League One leaders shock the Premier League outfit. “Noel Hunt wasn’t even in the 18 last weekend, but his attitude is just fantastic,” enthused boss Cook. “All young lads making their way in the game should look at him, and learn from the way he acts. “A massive pat on the back for Noel, and he proved again what a big presence he is for us.” Hunt’s 39-minute appearance might have been even longer, had Grigg not managed to … [Read more...] about Hunt is Wigan Athletic’s unsung hero