The UK Is Not A Football Union

“Football’s coming home”, that phrase is fast becoming the most overused phrase of 2018, the only thing used more is “Donald Trump scandal”. England’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia has seen this phrase spike and people lose a sense of style and buy clothing from M&S. England is rejoicing and…

My idol

Zinedine Yazid Zidane, zizou. The epitome of beauty and elegance And yet an image of fiery passion When I feel alone at night, which is often than it should be. When I feel overwhelmed and helpless. I go onto YouTube Type down “ Zidane vs brazil 2006” I click the video, switch off all the…

A ‘real honour’ for Joseph’s Goal Ambassador Roberto Martinez

By Alastair Hancock Former Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez said he was honoured to be part of a charity game between his former club and Manchester City that will raise awareness of a rare genetic disorder. Joseph’s Goal is a Wigan charity in aid of Joseph, a brave boy who has Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH), very…

Late leveller for Wigan concludes thriller against Scunthorpe

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic lost ground on the top of League One as they rescued a point in an epic 3-3 draw against Scunthorpe United at the DW Stadium on Saturday. The Latics could only salvage a draw in what was their 400th league match at the DW Stadium, as substitute Gary Roberts…

Top 10 Greatest Relegation Escapes Of All Time

Relegation battles, they are without a shadow of doubt the most nerve-racking experience any football fan can endure. Every week you go to your team’s game following your rivals more than your own side, you pray and beg for luck and your heart does more laps than your stomach after a Saturday night kebab. Getting…

Wigan back to winning ways in league

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic beat Rochdale 1-0 at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon to resume their promotion push after two consecutive league defeats. Both teams went into the game on the back of FA Cup 5th Round shocks as the Latics famously beat Manchester City 1-0 on Monday night, while Dale drew…

FA Cup 5th Round: Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City

By Alastair Hancock   Wigan Athletic defied the odds after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the FA Cup…again. Will Grigg’s goal gave the Latics a famous victory over the Premier League leaders at the DW Stadium on Monday night and City’s hopes of a quadruple winning season are now over. FULL TIME!! Latics have conquered…

Diving is increasing – Will the FA make a change?

Over the last 5 years, diving in football is becoming a problem. Every week there’s always one player in the headlines being accused of diving and cheating. Why is it happening? When a player decides to dive they’re trying not to get hurt or trying to cheat. Majority of people think diving is wrong, however,…

Local boxer Winnard Eyeing National Championship Success

Local amateur boxer Harry Winnard is eyeing success in the National Championships ahead of Sunday’s pre-quarter final in Birmingham. Winnard qualified for the National Championships last Sunday, after defeating Sean Manus in the North West regional final, by unanimous points. Following his win, the Ashton-ace has been crowned the North West champion for the fourth…

Football Transfer News 05/01/18

Football Transfer News 05/01/18 By Joe Simpson   Feeney extends Cardiff City deal.   Liam Feeney has extended his loan spell at Cardiff City until the end of the season. Feeney, 30, spent the first half of the season at the Championship high-flyers and has impressed enough to see his deal extended. Bournemouth Recall Lewis…

Wigan Athletic January Transfer Thread 2018

Wigan Athletic have secured the services of Devante Cole from Fleetwood on a two-and-a-half year deal. 31st January 2018 9:50pm DEADLINE DAY The Latics have announced the signing of 22-year-old striker Cole in the twilight stages of Deadline Day for an undisclosed fee. The former Manchester City youth player has already netted 12 goals this…