Stoke City v Wigan Athletic – a little previous

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So the season finally comes down to this one game.  There is a wied sense of deja vu as Latics travel to the Britannia Stadium for this game.  The last time the Blues had to win a game they played a team away from home at a ground that began with the letter ‘B’, the home sides name began with the letter ‘S’ and both played in red and white stripes!

Here’s hoping lightning really does strike twice!

History of this fixture, 

17/08/1982 – Pre Season Friendly – (H) – 0-1 02/08/1985 – Private Pre Season Friendly – (played at Stafford) – 0-0

31/07/1986 – Isle of Man Football Festival – (N) – 1-0 – (Ian Griffiths)

28/07/1987 – Isle of Man Football Festival – (N) – 0-2

10/11/1990 – Division Three – (A) – 0-2 – 12,756
Adkins, Parkinson, Tankard, Atherton, Johnson, Langley, Woods, Rimmer, Daley, (Patterson), Page, Griffiths B, (Carberry)

23/02/1991 – Division Three – (H) – 4-0 – (Phil Daley 2, Don Page, Darren Patterson) – 3,728
Hughes, Patterson, Tankard, Atherton, Johnson, Langley, Jones, Rimmer, Daley, Page, Griffiths B

14/12/1991 – Division Three – (A) – 0-3 – 8,419
Adkins, Parkinson, Tankard, Jones, Patterson, Langley, Powell, Connelly, Pilling, Worthington, (Johnson), Griffiths

15/02/1992 – Division Three – (H) – 1-0 (Bryan Griffiths (pen)) – 5,695
Adkins, Parkinson, Tankard, Johnson, Patterson, (Skipper), Langley, Jones, Collins, Daley, Taylor, (Worthington), Griffiths (Debut for Peter Skipper)

29/07/1992 – Isle of Man Football Festival – (N) – 0-2

22/08/1992 – Division Two – (A) – 1-2 – (Bryan Griffiths) – 12,902
Adkins, Parkinson, Tankard, Robertson, Doolan, Langley, (Sharratt), Jones, Powell, Daley, Worthington, (Appleton), Griffiths

30/01/1993 – Division Two – (H) – 1-1 – (Andy Pilling) – 4,775
Adkins, Appleton, Tankard, Johnson, Robertson, Langley, Skipper, Jones, Powell, Woods, Griffiths, (Robertson)

24/10/1998 – Division Two – (A) – 1-2 – (Stuart Barlow) – 11,480
Carroll, Green, Bradshaw, Griffiths, Balmer, Rogers, Kilford, Greenall, Haworth, O’Neill, Liddell
(Future Latic Graham Kavanagh and former Latic Peter Thorne played for Stoke City)

27/03/1999 – Division Two – (H) – 2-3 – (Andy Liddell, Stuart Barlow) – 4,133
Nixon, Bradshaw, Sharp, McGibbon, Balmer, Rogers, Liddell, Greenall, Jones, (Kilford 70), O’Neill, Barlow
(Playing for Stoke were future Latic Graham Kavanagh and former Latics Greg Strong and Peter Thorne. All three players scored Stoke’s goals!)

18/09/1999 – Division Two – (A) – 1-1 – (Nicholas Mohan (og)) – 11,195
Carroll, Green, Balmer, De Zeeuw, Bowen, O’Neill, Sheridan, Kilford, (Lee 67), Liddell, (Martinez 57), Haworth, Barlow
(Future Latics Gavin Ward and Graham Kavanagh and ex Latic Peter Thorne played for Stoke City)

26/02/2000 – Division Two – (H) – 1-2 – (Scott Green) – 9,429
Carroll, Green, Balmer, De Zeeuw, McGibbon, Sheridan, (Bradshaw 46), O’Neill, Martinez, Peron, (Haworth 53), Roberts, (Barlow 75), Liddell
(Future Latics Gavin Ward and Graham Kavanagh and ex Latic Peter Thorne played for Stoke City)

23/12/2000 – Division Two – (H) – 1-1 – (Brynjar Gunnarrson (og)) – 8,975
Stillie, Bradshaw, Sharp, De Zeeuw, McGibbon, Gillespie, (Green 82), Sheridan, Kilford, Bidstrup, (Ashcroft 76), Haworth, (Roberts 82), Liddell
(Future Latic Graham Kavanagh and ex Latic Peter Thorne played for Stoke City)

27/01/2001 – Division Two – (A) – 0-2 – 16,859
Stillie, McGibbon, (Green 64), Balmer, De Zeeuw, Liddell, Nicholls, (McLoughlin 74), Ashcroft, Padula, (Bradshaw 64), Roberts, Kilford, Sheridan (sent off 54)
(Ex Latic Peter Thorne played for Stoke City)

13/11/2001 – Division Two – (H) – 6-1 – (Tony Dinning, Andy Liddell, Arjan De Zeeuw, Paul Dalglish, Lee Ashcroft, Jeff Kenna) – 7,047
Stillie, Jackson, De Zeeuw, Kenna, Green, Ashcroft, Dalglish, (Mitchell 86), Brannan, Dinning, Liddell, McCulloch, (Roberts 85)
(This still remains Latics’ largest home league win since relocation to the DW Stadium)

26/01/2002 – Division Two – (A) – 2-2 – (Scott Green, Tony Dinning) – 13,361
Filan, Green, Croft, (Kilford 75), De Zeeuw, McGibbon, Teale, (Dalglish 67), Dinning, Brannan, McMillan, McCulloch, Liddell

04/01/2003 – FA Cup, 3 – (A) – 0-3 – 9,618
Filan, Eaden, Jackson, Breckin, Green, (McCulloch 46), Kennedy, Jarrett, Mitchell, Teale, Liddell, Roberts, (Ellington 86)

14/10/2003 – Division One – (H) – 2-1 – (Geoff Horsfield) – 7,678
Filan, Eaden, Jackson, Breckin, McMillan, Liddell, Bullard, Dinning, McCulloch, Ellington, (Roberts 37), Horsfield

21/02/2004 – Division One – (A) – 1-1 – (Nathan Ellington) – 14,927
Filan, Eaden, Breckin, De Vos, McMillan, Teale, (Liddell 43), Jarrett, (McCulloch 81), Bullard, Mahon, Ellington, Roberts J (sent off 76)

02/11/2004 – The Championship – (A) – 1-0 – (Lee McCulloch) – 15,882
Filan, Wright, Jackson, Breckin, Baines, Graham, Mahon, Bullard, McCulloch, Ellington, (Flynn 80), Roberts J

05/02/2005 – The Championship – (H) – 0-1 – 9,938
Filan, Eaden, Thome, Jackson, Baines, (Graham 82), Teale, (Johansson 75), Bullard, Mahon, McCulloch, Roberts J, Ellington
(Debut for Andreas Johansson)

11/09/2008 – The Premier League – (H) – 0-0 – 15,881
Kirkland, Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa, Valencia, Cattermole, Palacios, Koumas, Zaki, Heskey, (Camara 57)

16/05/2009 – The Premier League– (A) – 0-2 – 25,641
Kingson, Melchiot, Bramble, Boyce, Figueroa, (Edman 81), Hee-Cho, (Watson 58), Cattermole, Brown, (Mido 73), N’Zogbia, Scharner, Rodallega
(Won Hee-Cho made his debut and on the bench (unused) was youngster Callum McManaman)

12/12/2009 – The Premier League – (A) – 2-2 – (Emmerson Boyce, Maynor Figueroa) – 26,728
Kirkland, Melchiot, Boyce, (Sinclair 47), Bramble, Figueroa, N’Zogbia, Scharner, Diame, Koumas, (Scotland 79), Gomez, Rodallega

09/02/2010 – The Premier League – (H) – 1-1 – (Paul Scharner) – 16,033
Kirkland, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, N’Zogbia, Diame, (Moreno 81), Scharner, Scotland, (Gomez 60), Rodallega, McCarthy, (Thomas 55)

04/12/2010 – The Premier League – (H) – 2-2 – (Danny Collins, og, Tom Cleverley) – 15,100
Al-Habsi, Gohouri, Caldwell S, Alcaraz, Figueroa, (Stam 73), N’Zogbia, Thomas, Cleverley, Diame, Watson, Bosellli

14/12/2010 – Behind Closed Doors Friendly – (Clayton Woods) – 3-1 – (Daniel Redmond, Callum McManaman, Mauro Boselli
(Playing for the Potters was ex Latics goalkeeper Carlo Nash)

Wigan Athletic/Wigan Athletic links, 

Arthur Barnard, Peter Beagrie, Keith Bertschin, Wayne Biggins, Charlie Bishop, Darren Boughey, John Butler, Henri Camara, Tomasz Cywka, Tony Dinning, George Eastham (scout), Chris Hemming, Jack Howsall, Jason Jarrett, Graham Kavanagh, Tony Kelly, Mick Kennedy, Carlo Nash, Eric Nixon, Paul Rennie, Colin Russell, Kevin Sheldon, Josip Skoko, Peter Thorne, Gavin Ward

Other Stoke Coty/Wigan links, 

Len Armitage, William Herbert, Henry Morris and Andrew Smith all played for Wigan Borough and Stoke City.

Henry Morris also played for Stoke St Peter’s.

The accompanying photograph showa action from this seasons home fixture and is used by kind permission of Bernard Platt and Wigan Athletic.

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