Back to the Championship for Jacobs

Back to the Championship for Jacobs

The statistics place him as the second leading goal scorer and the joint leader in assists for a side that won the divisional title. In this case the stats don’t lie – Michael Jacobs played a key role in the 2015-16 season for Wigan Athletic. “Crackers” scored 10 league goals and made 8 assists, an

How good is Will Grigg?

How good is Will Grigg?

  In the past 20 years just four players have scored 20 goals in a season for Wigan Athletic. Nathan Ellington scored 24 and Jason Roberts got 21 when Latics were promoted from the Championship in 2004-05. Graeme Jones scored 31 when they gained promotion by winning Division 3 in 1996-97. Will Grigg has scored 23 goals

Stattotable

Stattotable

In March 2014 Uwe Rosler’s Wigan Athletic team were challenging for a playoff place in the Championship division. During that month they went on to amass 14 points from their 7 games, losing only one by a 1-0 margin at QPR. They looked odds-on to reach that playoff place, which they did finally achieve, but

The Road to Promotion

The Road to Promotion

In March 2014 Uwe Rosler’s Wigan Athletic team were challenging for a playoff place in the Championship division. During that month they went on to amass 14 points from their 7 games, losing only one by a 1-0 margin at QPR. They looked odds-on to reach that playoff place, which they did finally achieve, but

Jukebox Juror – “There’s been an awakening”

Jukebox Juror – “There’s been an awakening”

The following article first appeared in the January 2016 issue of the Mudhuts Football Express.  

There was a time where I wasn’t “into” music.  That’s not to say I didn’t like music, but with a record collection that mainly consisted of the second two Adam and the Ants LPs, Wham! Fantastic! and a couple of records pilfered from my parents cupboard (The Beatles Red Album and Motown Chartbusters vol 4) bolstered by tapes painstakingly recorded from the top forty rundown on a Sunday tea time I could hardly call myself an aficionado. 

Then came 1986 when someone handed me a tape that changed my (musical) life. 

Left Foot, Right Foot, Header #23 – Black Country Boys

Left Foot, Right Foot, Header #23 – Black Country Boys

It’s been a while, but I’m back and as usual I’ve got some YouTube clips, tenuous links and a bit of a topical theme for you.  Rather than just ramble on for you a bit, I’ve done some proper research this week and found you three artists with a connection to Latics’ opponents today.  In so much that they are from Walsall, and yes, that sort of research is dead easy these days, but the hard bit comes when you try and string them together into an article. 

How to use Wildschut

How to use Wildschut

Just a couple  of weeks ago most Wigan Athletic supporters were hoping and praying that the “New Era” duo of Gary Caldwell and David Sharpe would find a way to make Yanic Wildschut a Latics player.  The Dutchman had made an impact comparable to that of Amr Zaki in the Steve Bruce era or even

Seeking automatic promotion

Seeking automatic promotion

Three successive away games is a bit of a rarity in League 1. But if it were to happen to a team and they collected 7 points from those encounters, their fans could be expected to be pleased. But there is a nervousness among Wigan Athletic fans, as Gary Caldwell’s team seeks automatic promotion. Latics

Yanic and going up

Yanic and going up

It is midway through the League 1 season. The “New Era” duo of Gary Caldwell and David Sharpe has breathed new life into a club that was down on its knees. After a prolonged period of gloom and despondency there is light at the end of the tunnel. With 23 games played, Wigan Athletic stand

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