History repeating

Paul Cook and Paul Jewell

It’s been a while since Latics made a start to the season like this one, un-beaten in the league with three wins out of three. Four out of five if we’re to include the cup win over Blackpool, even the cup defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday hasn’t seemed to dent the confidence and positivity

New Attitude

Nick Powell

The contrast between last season’s Wigan Athletic and this is vast and in many ways unbelievable. There are positivity levels flowing through the club that haven’t been present since the march to promotion in the spring of 2016. Credit must go to Paul Cook and his staff for their ability to build that positive environment

Looking Good

Josh Laurent

As first weeks go it’s not been a bad start to the season for Paul Cook and his Wigan Athletic side. Not bad at all, an excellent opening day win at Milton Keynes was followed up by a hard earned victory over Blackpool in the League Cup.  Clearly not a competition that is at the

Get it right – this time

Get it right – this time

So here we go again, just two short years since our first game back in the third tier we’re back again. Ready for another attempt at League One and as Joe Fagin sang in Auf Wiedersehen Pet ‘Get it right this time’. It’s been a summer of change in the corridors of power at the

Wanted Man

David Sharpe and Paul Cook

“Got the man we wanted” so said David Sharpe as he unveiled Paul Cook on Wednesday afternoon, it’s open to debate whether Cook actually was the man we wanted. If rumours are to be believed there were some above Cook on that list, but if Cook wasn’t necessarily our first choice increasingly he looks like

So what went wrong? – Erm…

So what went wrong? – Erm…

 What went wrong?  Where to begin? Everything that could go wrong last season did go wrong, and despite claims to the opposite it’s clear the club haven’t learned the lessons of 2014/15. Although it’s fun for for those of us following at home the constant turn over of the squad is nothing but damaging. We

It’s like 2015 all over again

Stephen Warnock

So the season ended much the way it began, far from being outclassed in games Latics had been competitive throughout the season. But never doing enough to make that competitive streak pay dividends. Relegation to League One feels less of a shock than last time, mainly because it’s been coming for so long that not

Down in all but name

League One

Down in all but name And still they can’t see us off, like the proverbial that wouldn’t flush Wigan Athletic are still a Championship side. But in reality it means little as we will surely be heading back to League One. From seemingly the start of the season, Latics have had chances to capitalise on

12th Man: Make or Break

12th Man: Make or Break

It’s amazing what can happen in the space of a year in football, this time last year Latics were preparing to host Southend a game that they won 4-1 knowing that a win the following week at Blackpool would seal promotion to the Championship. A year later and Latics go in to the last three

12th Man: Beginning of the end?

Wigan Athletic - Defying the odds

Beginning of the end? Its two weeks since Latics last took to the pitch and two weeks since Graham Barrow’s first match in charge. There were promising signs from Graham’s first game in charge, for much of the game against Villa Latics were the better side. There was attacking play in abundance, certainly compared to

12th Man: Fate sealed?

Graham Barrow

Fate Sealed? The defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday had somewhat of a final feel to it. Not a cup final of course, the days of those are long gone. But a final nail in the coffin? Perhaps. The results from the weekend hadn’t helped in anyway. Bristol City looking dead and buried before they

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