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

Where do we go from here?

Paul Cook

Where do we go from here? It isn’t losing against Hull that’s the problem, it’s the manner of the loss that most certainly is. Latics have given away a startling number of points from winning positions away from home this season, nineteen at the last count. The fact we haven’t won away from home since

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

Farewell Will

Farewell Will

What a night! It’s been a strange old week in the world of Wigan Athletic. It was another disappointing result for Latics, on the road with last Saturday’s defeat to Nottingham Forest. Latics certainly pressed more than at the City Ground than they had in the previous week at Hillsborough but the end result was

Worrying times

Worrying times

It’s a worrying time for Wigan Athletic and by far the most worrying time of Paul Cook’s reign so far. I use the term worrying for a few reasons – our form is clearly a worry but equally the distinct lack of confidence that has been evident in the home matches against first Birmingham and

It just had to be

It just had to be

It had to be didn’t it? It was written in the stars after the draw with Wimbledon. We just had to seal it in Doncaster, in front of the most boisterous away following for many a year. There was no way we were coming back to Lancashire without that title. Well of course that’s all

One last push

One last push

So it comes down to one game, one final afternoon. Not promotion thankfully – I’m not sure my nerves could have coped with something of that magnitude being on the line. Instead it’s the nice to have, but not essential title up for grabs on our final Saturday afternoon fling with League One. As with

What a way to win it

Latics celebrate

If Carlsberg did promotion eh? What a day Saturday was, what a weekend it was. You felt something special was in the offing on Friday morning, as over a hundred walkers including the chairman, the chief executive and young Joseph Kendrick himself gathered at the Wigan Athletic training centre to begin the long walk to

Fire up that Believe Bus!

Fire up that Believe Bus!

It was one Roberto Martinez who coined the term ‘Believe Bus’. After one of those famous winning runs that propelled Latics to safety in the Premier League days. I think it’s safe to say that the ‘Believe Bus’ is well on it’s route after this week. Nine goals scored, six points recorded, back on top

Don’t Panic!

Don’t Panic!

Dropping to third place in the table and suffering a damaging defeat on the South Coast wasn’t exactly the way Latics expected to round off the Easter Weekend. Especially when Paul Cook’s side had returned to the top of the table in blistering fashion on Friday afternoon. If the loss to Portsmouth showcased the worst

A game too far

A game too far

So it’s no Wembley return for Wigan Athletic this season. As it transpired it was simply a case of one game too far in our FA Cup run. Latics could and should have been out of sight by half time, Paul Cook’s men had been by far the better side and were the ones who

Show them what we’re about

Show them what we’re about

Due to a family emergency I found myself in Wimbledon on Wednesday night. I sat in a pub surrounded by Chelsea fans shouting at the screen as Barcelona dismantled their side piece by piece at the Nou Camp. I wouldn’t have known though, as absorbed as I was in trying to follow the fortunes of Wigan

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