Carabao Cup: Wigan Athletic 2-1 Blackpool FC

Match report as Wigan Athletic progress to the second round of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 victory over Blackpool at the DW stadium on Tuesday night. Goals from Josh Laurent and Jordan Flores in the first half was enough for the hosts with Peter Hartley’s header only proving to be a conciliation. The Latics…

Match Report: Stevenage 3-3 Newport County

Result: Stevenage 3-3 Newport County Scorers (Stevenage): Tom Pett (11′) Dale Gorman (61′ pen) Danny Newton (72′) Scorers (Newport County): Frank Nouble (55′) Mickey Demetriou (77) Shawn McCoulsky (90+4) Attendance: 2650 (463 away) Stevenage and Newport County kicked off the EFL League Two season with a SIX goal thriller at The Lamex Stadium.  Stevenage were…

A Turbulent 12 Years For Wigan Athletic…

As a life-long supporter of my local club, I muse over the fortunes and upsets of Wigan Athletic. Founded in 1932, Wigan Athletic has been on a roller coaster journey since being promoted to the Premier League in 2005, there were then eight successful seasons in the top-flight, three heart-breaking relegations, an FA Cup trophy…

Newport County: Where Are They Now? 2012/13 Promotion Season

Back in the 2012/13 season, Newport County were promoted to the Football League after a 25-year absence. There were a number of heroes in that County side after that famous season… today we ask the simple question: “Where are they now?” We must rewind all the way back to May 5th, 2013 to see the last…

The Greatest FA Cup Upsets of All Time

The football season is almost here and what better way to kick things off with the oldest cup competition in English football? It’s been around for 146 years and there’s certainly been some unbelievable results throughout that time! So, sit back, relax and take a look through the list of the most recognisable giant killings…

Wigan Athletic Where Are They Now?: 2007/08 Premier League Season

With the 2016/17 season over and a considerable amount of time before next season kicks off, some football supporters feel they are in somewhat of a football-barren limbo -a period that severely lacks matchday pies and rainy away days. Especially for Wigan Athletic fans, transfer activity seems scarce for supporters of a club who keeps…

James Justin: One for the Future?

Luton Town is a club which has produced some real talent in the last 20 years, players such as Emmerson Boyce, Curtis Davies, and Kelvin Davis have gone on to play in the Premier League. In recent years, there haven’t been many youth players breaking into the first team, but all of that has now…

Biggest Transfer Rumours (22/06/2017)

Now that summer has come along, all football players will now inevitably go on holiday, suppressing their insecurities as to whether they will have a place in the starting XI next season, as their gaffers look for new signings. This Column will be updated every Thursday as I discuss potential transfers. The first Rumour I…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Roberto Martinez – Wigan’s Folk Hero On The FA Cup: “You Could Feel The Old Springfield Park Character Shining Through at Wembley”

“Maloney takes… AND IT’S IN! IT’S BEN WATSON! IT’S BEN WATSON FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC! THEY’VE SURELY WON THE FA CUP! FOR DAVE WHELAN, FOR ROBERTO MARTINEZ! YOU JUST CANNOT WRITE SCRIPTS LIKE THIS!” – Martin Tyler, 11th May 2013 That day. An exalted day in the history of Wigan Athletic. Just the mention is enough to…

Transfer Feed – Summer 2017

This is the place to be if you want to keep up with all the transfer dealings in England and Europe; including the Premier League, English Football League and the top five divisions around the continent. It will be updated on a daily basis so you can view all the business being completed in one…

After The Great Escape Are Brighter Days Ahead?

May 6 2017, the best afternoon of my life, Newport County after being eleven points adrift of safety with twelve games to go were dead and buried but got back to within safety until Hartlepool scored went 2-1 up against Doncaster and we were drawing 1-1 with Notts County, we were minutes from relegation to the…