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

Words won’t do justice

Words won’t do justice

How do you put the last couple of weeks in to words? Words won’t really do the events of April any justice. Following the Hull game where Latics were so cruelly robbed of a valuable point on the road Paul Cook’s side were truly looking down the barrel. The turn around from that night has

Fight of our lives

Fight of our lives

I said ahead of Sunday’s match with table topping Norwich that I wanted to see fight from Paul Cook and fight from his players. We had that and more on Sunday, Paul Cook stated at the end of the match that he had wanted Norwich to know they had been in a game and that

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

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.

Win at all costs

Leon Clarke and Michael Jacobs

I spoke last week about it being a crucial week for Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic – two games against play-off chasing sides and our only game in hand on the chasing pack below us. Sadly it was a week that didn’t deliver much. One point from two games where we really could have done with

A slightly underwhelmed 12th Man

A slightly underwhelmed 12th Man

Is it possible to be just whelmed? At Saturday’s game, I was mostly underwhelmed, never overwhelmed but by the end I just felt distinctly whelmed. Even the most dour of games can sometimes be injected into life with a thrilling finish, yet even that fell short somewhat.  Quite why we played so poorly against the

How crucial is crucial?

Nick Powell and Josh Windass

As crucial games go this Saturday is certainly up there – after last week’s disappointing draw with rock bottom Ipswich it feels like the visit of Middlesbrough has taken on a whole new level of importance. Let’s tackle last week’s match, after a warm weather training trip to Dubai and a morale boosting win over

Crack the whip Cookie!

Crack the whip Cookie!

Horse racing can be a cruel sport, so forgive the analogy but we’re over two-thirds of the way around the course, the pack is slowly starting to spread out and it’s getting close to the time when Paul Cook needs to get the whip out and give it a crack. Saturday’s home game against Ipswich

Getting tight at the bottom

Nick Powell and Josh Windass

I think we can describe that as a successful week can’t we? Two points were four probably should have been the result. Either way Latics are now unbeaten in three matches, unbeaten at home since January and have a much stronger looking side than we had at the start of the year thanks to signings

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