Let’s hang on to what we’ve got… That could be the sentiment of Latics fans as we approach the last two games of the season. Having done so well during the run-in, there is some disappointment and frustration following the under-par performance and the failure to claim all three points at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.But that would be unfair.The way we have played, and indeed seemed to coast through some games this season, might suggest Latics should have easily retained their three-point advantage at the top of the table.Was it just a case of Wigan taking their foot off the Gas?There are no easy games in professional football. There really aren’t.Even games that are won by several goals require hard work, before and during matches, from everyone involved. By all accounts the conditions were poor, we know the players must be tiring after a long season and an extended run of playing two games per week.We also know games against teams with nothing to play for can be … [Read more...] about Our panel of 12th Men run the rule over another historic week in the history of Wigan Athletic
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Wigan Athletic fans will have the chance to rub shoulders with the key figures from the 2013 FA Cup final for one night only at next month’s Joseph’s Goal charity ball. On Friday, May 11 – five years to the day since Latics shocked the football world by defeating Manchester City at Wembley – many of the heroes will be at Kilhey Court to mark the fifth anniversary of the Wigan-based charity.Management team Roberto Martinez, Graeme Jones and Graham Barrow, skipper Emmerson Boyce, club captain Gary Caldwell and the legend that is Paul Scharner will be among those present for what is sure to be an unforgettable night.Also there is THE actual FA Cup trophy, giving fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their photos taken with the silverware AND those who made it possible.A very limited number of tickets remain available for evening, with all proceeds going towards finding a cure for the NKH, the rare genetic disorder from which Joseph Kendrick, Wigan’s … [Read more...] about Wigan Athletic FA Cup heroes back together for one night!
Bristol Rovers return to the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night for their final midweek game of the 2017/18 season - and their final visitors might just be the best of the bunch. League One table toppers Wigan Athletic arrive having already secured promotion back to the Championship following a 4-0 win away at Fleetwood Town on Saturday. Meanwhile Rovers lost 2-0 away at play-offs bound Rotherham after James Clarke made an error to gift the Yorkshire side their first goal, scored by Michael Smith, before conceding to Caolan Lavery in the final minute. Now Wigan are looking to secure the league title with Blackburn Rovers still hot on their heels. Can Darrell Clarke’s Rovers upset the odds and climb up from 12th place, a full 37 points behind the leaders? If they do the Gas give themselves a chance of bettering their final position last season of 10th, with three games remaining this season. What time is kick off and how can I keep up to date with the match? The game takes place at … [Read more...] about Bristol Rovers v Wigan Athletic big match preview
Day out at the seaside, sun beating down, drink flowing...all the ingredients for a classic Wigan Athletic away day. And that was before a picture-perfect 4-0 victory which secured promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt!With more than a few echoes of two years ago - when Gary Caldwell’s side clinched promotion at Blackpool - Paul Cook’s Class of 2018 also enjoyed their day in the sun on the Fylde coast.And what a day it was!Right from the off, the away end was positively bouncing.Numbering 1,100 - which would have been doubled or even trebled had Latics been allocated more tickets - the visiting supporters provided the soundtrack off the field to inspire their heroes on it.And didn’t those players do their bit?!Max Power stroked home the opening goal just after the half-hour mark, before racing almost the full length of the field to celebrate with the travelling Wiganers, including his fiancee and young children.Soon afterwards, Gavin Massey made it … [Read more...] about Fan-tastic day for everyone connected with Wigan Athletic!
Six more wins and we’re champions – that’s the only target for Gavin Massey and Wigan Athletic. The 4-1 victory at Rochdale on Tuesday night took Latics back to the top of League One on goal difference over Blackburn, who only have five games remaining.Latics now have a five-point advantage over third-placed Shrewsbury, with the same games played, as the race for promotion hots up.And Massey admits it’s all about sprinting for the finishing line now rather than looking over their shoulders.“We’re back on top of the league, and staying there’s got to be the aim now,” said Massey.“There’s a massive six games ahead, and we won’t be taking any of them lightly.“As everyone knows there’ll probably be twists and turns to come.“But all we can do is go out to win all six games, knowing if we do that we will be champions.“We know it’ll be Saturday-Tuesday- Saturday for the rest of the season, but … [Read more...] about Only one aim for Gavin Massey and League One leaders Wigan Athletic