Into the Top 30 we go and it is a name whom many consider to be a club stalwart, yet he actually spent seven years playing for Stoke, when the Potteries club were in a higher division than Latics.
Today’s entry into the hall of fame is sure to be a popular choice as it is a man who holds a very unique distinction in Wigan Athletic history. Ian Gillibrand was the captain of Wigan Athletic throughout the 1970’s and will go down as the man who led Wigan Athletic out in their first […]
Time to plop the old Devil’s Advocate hat on me head here again methinks. Was Scott Green THAT good a player or was he just a fist pumping, constantly charging forward and getting out of position frustrated full back? And of course, there’s the ex-Bolton factor to consider. Urrgh THAT Bolton side: John McGinlay, John […]
The next two players in our run down share a large part of their career in common in that a large part of it was played for Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers. The other player did it the other way around, no further spoilers.
Anyone for an Austrian barmpot? Go on then! They say there’s no characters in football any more, well the mad Austrian is the exception to that particular rule.
Let’s be perfectly honest here, this man should be number one in many people’s eyes. Indeed if we’d done this poll 40 years ago he clearly would have been. The internet hadn’t been invented then though and TV cameras at a game was a rarity, let alone filming a clip of a goal on your […]
Let’s get this show moving again then with another entry into the Wigan Athletic hall of fame. This time it’s another custodian up on the podium and one of long-standing at that. Anyway, by now some folk might be getting sick of my prose dare I say so it’s time to hand over to one […]
I think it might be time to don my trusty tin hat again. Just to remind you dear reader, this poll was produce using the votes of hundreds of Latics fans, so please stop shouting at us via social media “WHO THE F***ING HELL VOTED FOR THAT USELESS T***!!” You did the voting not us! […]
Sometimes you don’t have to hang around a long time to earn yourself legendary status. Some footballers just produce one season or even half season of absolute genius that defines their career or at least their stay at one club during a definitive season. Clearly, the part Eamon O’Keefe played in Wigan Athletic’s first […]
Time for another entry into our hall of fame, the last one for today and we stretch back to a player who served Wigan Athletic in both the Northern Premier League and our early league campaigns. Fondly remembered by older fans, scorer of Wigan Athletic’s first ever league goal and one of the early pioneers […]
So we’ve had a little dalliance with the present and recent past there in the high forties entries and now as we enter the part of the contest where the Top 40 Wigan Athletic players start to be revealed, we cast our eyes back a little bit further to a player who was a firm […]
Can I say pleasant things about someone who has just slung his hook for a whopping pay rise? I suppose it all depends really. We’ll have to go down the whole rigmarole of arguing over whether the money he was after effectively priced him out of getting a new contract at Wigan Athletic, or whether […]