Job done

Job done

Job done – that will no doubt be the overriding feeling as Wigan Athletic take to the pitch at the DW for the final time this Sunday. It’s been quite the turnaround over the last month, Latics looked to be staring down the barrel following the last minute defeat against Hull but truly turned it

Got to change some time

Paul Cook

Saturday followed a well worn path for Wigan Athletic at home. If not the best of the play they certainly had the best of the chances. Reece James spectacular effort, Chey Dunkley’s bullet header and effort that came back off the upright along with the one on one that Gavin Massey really should have converted.

How are your nerves?

How are your nerves?

Eight left to go – how are your nerves? That win over Bolton certainly gave us a bit of breathing space but if we don’t follow it up with a positive result against Brentford it puts us right back in the mire again. The aforementioned Bees have had a mixed bag of a season,  under

Strides forward

Gavin Massey

If ever a victory was needed Saturday was it, relegation wouldn’t have been confirmed if we had failed to beat Bolton but the damage wrought by a defeat to our nearest rivals could well have been terminal. Terminal for our survival prospects and rightly or wrongly terminal for Paul Cook’s future as Wigan Athletic manager.

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

Start as we mean to go on

Will Grigg

Five points, three games and three games unbeaten. Many will think last week could have gone a lot better others will think that we’ve finally turned the corner after a poor autumn. Either way I think there’s a lot to be positive about going forward. Hopefully we’ve started December as we mean to go on.

Melting Mowbray meets the Down and Outs

Melting Mowbray meets the Down and Outs

What to make of Wednesday night? Well I thought our goals were very scruffy, and we treated the Blackburn players very shabbily, persistently manhandling them and fouling, whilst they were playing by far the better football throughout the game. Whoops, my apologies – I thought I was Tony Mowbray then for a second! Seriously, what

Back on it!

Back on it!

There’s getting back on it, and there’s getting back on it. Wednesday night was definitely the latter. What an emphatic way to get your first win in six matches and in the process rub it in, against those Lancashire rivals who we got one over last season. The signs of a turn around in fortunes

The Burnden Park Disaster

The Burnden Park Disaster

Seventy years ago today, n the 9th of March, 1946, 33 people died in an overcrowded Burnden Park. Here, Tony Topping looks at the tragedy and its effects on football

On the morning of Saturday the 9th of March 1946, Bill Hughes left his home at 28, Byrom St, Poolstock to attend a football match. The 56yr old would never return to his Wigan home, he died along with 32 others on the concrete terracing at Burnden Park Bolton.

Three other Wiganers were amongst the dead that day, W. Braidwood aged 40 from 96, Green Lane, Hindley, Harold Mc Andrew of 13, Sharp St, Wigan and Thomas Robey aged 65 from 118, Up Holland St, Billinge.

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