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There may be trouble ahead (as the song goes) but never forget that you are a supporter of the best football club in the world. A team who achieved much, much more than many, many bigger and more established clubs could ever dream of……

Here’s 101 great memories, don’t moan about what I’ve missed, just feel free to add your own below or send an article in

1. Hugo Rodallega powering home a header at the Britannia Stadium
2. Wigan 6 Stoke 1
3. Ian Gillibrand leading the team out at  Edgar Street in 1978

4. A Maurice Whittle pile driver v Sheffield Wednesday in the Cup

5. Emile Heskey playing centre half at Sheffield United

6. “Larry Lloyd’s Blue and White Army”

7. A Bobby Campbell hat trick at Burnden Park in the League Cup

8. Wigan Athletic 2 Sunderland 2

9. A Jason Roberts backheel on the first minute of his debut at Deepdale

10. Bruges square filled with thousands of singing Wiganers

11. Gary Caldwell shimmying past Andy Carroll and slotting home the winner in front of the Kop

12. The Supporters Club at Springfield Park

13. Latics 7 Scarborough 1

14. “Come on you Latics WOOOAHHH”

15. The Hovis song

16. The Duke is on Fire

17. Let’s Hang On to what we’ve got

18. A Paul Rogers daisy cutter to leave 50,000 Millwall fans in tears

19. A chicken on the pitch at Ewood Park

20. Graeme Jones hat tricks

21. The Three Amigos

22. Coventry City 1 Wigan Athletic 1 in the FA Cup at Highfield Road (RIP)

23. Oooh – Aaaaahhh – Ooooohhh – Aaaahhh

24. “His name is Andy Lyons, football’s just a branch of science”

25. Three minutes of pure unadulterated magic at Goodison Park in March 2013

26. The Junior Latics Caravan

27. Stan McEwan’s free kick v Walsall

28. Shaun Maloney curling one in against United

29. 7,000 Wiganers at Ewood Park for an FA Cup tie in the late nineties

30. 20,000 Wiganers at Goodison for an FA Cup tie in the early Eighties

31. Arjan de Zeeuw taking out Ronaldo after the cup final

32. A Paul Jewell hat trick v Aldershot

33. Jason Roberts @ Highbury

34. Paul Jewell running on the pitch with his brown leather on

35. Bryan Griffiths scoring direct from a corner


37. Wigan Athletic 4 Newcastle United 0

38. “And now you’re gonna believe us, the Blues are going up!”

39. “Oooh Peter Skipper, oooh Peter Skipper”

40. Tommy the Tank Gore v Chelsea

41. Mike Flynn scoring at Blackpool to be met with a mass pitch invasion

42. Beating the richest team in the world in an FA Cup Quarter Final

43. “Oh Andy Liddell, Andy Andy Liddell”

44. Jordi Gomez perfect hat trick versus Reading

45. Torquay Weekender

46. Jason Roberts scoring the penalty which gave us our first Premier League win

47. Pre Seasons in the Isle of Man

48. A Zaki overhead kick at Anfield

49. Springfield Park night games under the Popular Side

50. 35,000 Wiganers mobbed in the Market Square at the FA Cup Parade

51. Wigan Athletic in Europe

52. The Freight Rover Trophy

53. Harry Lyon (RIP)

54. Do, do, do Pascal Chimbonda

55. Wigan Athletic 3 Arsenal 2

56. The genius of Harry McNally (RIP)

57. A Lee McCulloch back post header

58. Wigan Athletic 4 Man City 3 on Boxing Day in a rocking JJB

59. “Woooooaaaahhhhh You’ve got AIDS! (Off Bill Kenyon)

60. Teale, Teale will tear you apart again

61. A Peter Kennedy free kick at Bristol City on a Friday night
62. Simon Haworth at Wembley v Gillingham
63. Walking down First Avenue
64. Being eight minutes away from beating Arsenal at Wembley in an FA Cup semi final
65. Watching Callum McManaman in full flight
66. John “Spider” Butler
67. Inter Milan & AC Roma kits when we’re 92nd in the league
68. Scarborough away in the FA Cup
69. Wigan Athletic 3 Chelsea 1
70. En masse fancy dress at Notts County & Oldham
71. The (original) Cockney Latics away day at Brentford (see you in May)
72. Emmerson Boyce carrying Joseph Kendrick on to the pitch at Wembley
73. Comedy own goals at Rochdale (“Whitehall is a Wiganer”)
74. Ipswich away on a Saturday teatime, drunkest away following ever (“I tried to discover……)
75. Gizmo’s tree overlooking the St Andrews Drive side
76. Mike Pollitt saving a penalty from Jose Reyes
77. Arsenal 1 Wigan Athletic 2
78. Charles N’Zogbia too many to mention
79. Newell, Jewell, Kelly, Lowe and Aspinall
80. Everything about Jimmy Bullard
81. Millwall at home in the play offs
82. The 1987 FA Cup Run
83. Super Stuart Barlow
84. Moving ends at half time
85. McCarthy & McArthur tearing up Premier League midfields
86. Not joining in the Mexican Wave with 70,000 United fans at the Charity Shield
87. Wigan Athletic 5 Blackpool 1
88. Wigan Athletic 5 Preston North End 0
89. Doing the Shaun Maloney and turning around
90. Sit down for the Champions in the Moon Under Water 3/5/1997
91. Henry, Berbatov, Ronaldo, Drogba et al gracing the DW
92. Cattermole returning for Sunderland and getting a red card
93. Parker turning up with West Ham, getting relegated and a red face
94. The Bournemouth (Non) Promotion Party
95. Everything about Paul Scharner
96. QPR away in the 2002/03 promotion season
97. Barnsley at home and Showaddywaddy
98. “Ro-berrrt-o Mar-tee-nezzz”
99. Wrexham away, Northern Area AWS Final
100. “Altogether Now”
101. Oh yes and there was this

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