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

13th Man

13th Man

It’s not like me to be contrary for the sake of it but Sunday was for me the most frustrated I have been all season. You’re champions lads, so play like champions! Seriously, in my eyes, Sunday was our first game in the Championship – a chance for the team to show what they can

Looking for The Orange One with @josephsgoal

Looking for The Orange One with @josephsgoal

Unless you’ve spent the last couple of months in a promotion anxiety induced alcoholic stupor, you probably spotted that Arjan de Zeeuw is flying over a team of ‘Dutch Masters’ to play against the ‘Latics Legends’ at Ashton Town FC this Friday, May 13 (7.30pm). To promote the game, The Mudhutter got to grill Arry in the following interview that appeared in the now sold out issue 56 of The MFE.

One Day Like This

One Day Like This

Such a perfect day. I may well have drank Sangria, albeit not in the park. Talk about a season that slowly gained momentum until it turned into an absolutely deafening crescendo. A crescendo consisting mainly of deliriously happy Latics fans singing “Will Grigg’s on Fire” in the pubs of Blackpool and Wigan until the early hours.

McCann’s the man as Wigan reach the promised land

McCann’s the man as Wigan reach the promised land

A second half glut of goals saw Latics back into the Sky Bet Championship, with midfielder Chris McCann playing a key role in all four goals. Manager Gary Caldwell opted to make two changes from the side that destroyed Southend last time out with Morsy and Wabara starting instead of Pearce and Wildschut in a line up with reduced width, with Jacobs playing in a traditional number ten role behind Will Grigg.

Judgement Day Too

Judgement Day Too

As you are no doubt aware, Blackpool fans have protests scheduled to co-incide with this saturdays’ game.  Jimmy’s article last week explained why we, at TNS are behind these protests, but we thought it was a good idea to capture the thoughts and feelings on their current situation.  We’re not trying to disuade anyone from what will hopefully be top day of celebration for Latics, but hoefully understanding what’s going on will mean that Blackpool fans get the respect and support they deserve on the day.  Here is Steve Rowland, Chairman of the Blackpool Supporters’ Trust, with his side of the story.

Gone for a Burton?

Gone for a Burton?

I think it may have been Sir Alex Ferguson who first coined this awful term but it is very much squeaky bum time. We’re not so much galloping gleefully over the line as crawling on our hands and knees and we can only be grateful this slippage isn’t being compounded given the equal proportions of

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