Turning the tide?

Paul Cook

It’s difficult to describe how disappointing the last few days have been, following the home draws against Stoke and Middlesbrough Paul Cook’s side had the ideal opportunity in games against Derby, Reading and Blackburn to put some clear distance between them and the bottom three and actually go a long way to sealing Championship survival

Win at all costs

Leon Clarke and Michael Jacobs

I spoke last week about it being a crucial week for Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic – two games against play-off chasing sides and our only game in hand on the chasing pack below us. Sadly it was a week that didn’t deliver much. One point from two games where we really could have done with

How crucial is crucial?

Nick Powell and Josh Windass

As crucial games go this Saturday is certainly up there – after last week’s disappointing draw with rock bottom Ipswich it feels like the visit of Middlesbrough has taken on a whole new level of importance. Let’s tackle last week’s match, after a warm weather training trip to Dubai and a morale boosting win over

Getting tight at the bottom

Nick Powell and Josh Windass

I think we can describe that as a successful week can’t we? Two points were four probably should have been the result. Either way Latics are now unbeaten in three matches, unbeaten at home since January and have a much stronger looking side than we had at the start of the year thanks to signings

Looking up

Looking up

It’s amazing the difference a week can make for a football club. Last Friday will go down as one of the most dramatic we’ve had as a club as the fallout following Will Grigg’s move to Sunderland was fully laid bare. We’ll be discussing whether it was the right call for years to come –

Farewell Will

Farewell Will

What a night! It’s been a strange old week in the world of Wigan Athletic. It was another disappointing result for Latics, on the road with last Saturday’s defeat to Nottingham Forest. Latics certainly pressed more than at the City Ground than they had in the previous week at Hillsborough but the end result was

Easing the pressure

Easing the pressure

If Paul Cook wanted a performance to silence his critics I doubt even he could have envisaged what we witnessed on Saturday afternoon as Aston Villa arrived at the DW Stadium. Latics comprehensively beat Dean Smith’s Villa side and despite the aforementioned Smith’s sour grapes in the post-match press conference this was no fluke, the

Worrying times

Worrying times

It’s a worrying time for Wigan Athletic and by far the most worrying time of Paul Cook’s reign so far. I use the term worrying for a few reasons – our form is clearly a worry but equally the distinct lack of confidence that has been evident in the home matches against first Birmingham and

Doing it the hard way

Doing it the hard way

Wigan Athletic do make it hard for us don’t they? Another away day, another loss and another Saturday evening left scratching our heads wondering how we lost that. I mentioned last week that we had to guard against going to Portman Road expecting that Ipswich would roll over for us. Their terrible home record looked

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