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My opinion and views on all things soccer

Monthly Preview: January 2016

The New Year may have started, with a 1-1 draw away at Scunthorpe United, yet there is plenty more to come from a month that could be critical in the outcome of our season. Big games against teams above and around us means that we have a chance to ma

Monthly Review: December 2015

As December, and 2015, draw to a close I take a look back at a month which has seen the teams form stabilise after a stormy November period.

Monthly Preview: November 2015

After the impressive month of October where we went unbeaten for the entire time, Gary Caldwell and his men have to keep up the work. November brings the chance to progress in two cups, as well as in the League.

Monthly Review: Adulation in Autumn

A month which start with a game against top of the table Walsall with us languishing around mid-table, to a month which has seen us end in the top 6 and going the entire month unbeaten picking up an incredible 12 points from six games.

Monthly Preview: October 2016

October may have already started but it is going to be a long old month for Wigan Athletic.

Monthly Review: A Sticky September

On the face of it September was a good month for the club. Eight points from five games is mid-table form and only one defeat show you the stats, but it was underneath the surface were all wasn’t looking so good.

Monthly Preview: September 2015

So August has passed and with it the transfer window and the clubs first round of games. The start was nothing spectacular but it has given us a basis to push off from.

Deadline Day 2015 Latics Last Gasp Dash

Yesterday's deadline had all the hype for Wigan. Gary Caldwell had confirmed that e expected at least two arrivals before the end of the windows; as the hours ticked by we looked to be very much disappointed.

Looking Back at the Start

With so many new signings it was going to of course take time for the side to gel together, and that has become apparent over the course of the first five league games.

Looking at the Start

The month of August when every football fan dreams of success before a ball has even been kicked. Every player is full of hidden potential and this year is of course going to be your teams year.

Where are They Now?

Ten years ago every single Wigan fan was in what can only called disbelief as our 'little club' had finally reached the big time as we beat Reading 3-1 to win promotion to the Premier League.

Gary Caldwell The Chosen One?

Change begets change, our club is now fully in a period of transition could our latest change begin to point us in the right direction?

The Championship Survival Run In

That win over Rotherham United at the weekend gave a brief glimmer of hope to the club. Nine games to save our season and a six point gap over Rotherham and Fulham. With Brighton and Huddersfield looking over their shoulders.

A Tribute to Dave Whelan

Can one man define a football club? In years gone by we always talk about the great managers who changed a clubs history. For Wigan Athletic that great man who changed the course of our history was the man who bought us in the Fourth Division.

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I Talk Things Owen Coyle

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I spoke to my counterparts at Houston Dynamo about Owen Coyle's time spent as Wigan Athletic manager.

The Missing Striker

All we have needed at Wigan for the past two seasons is a striker who can hit the net again and again. So far that hasn't been forth coming, however something dawned on me the other night we had that man and we let him go.

Shaun Maloney a January Departure?

His performances this year have been erratic to say the least, but Shaun Maloney has proven consistently on the international stage that he is a force to be reckoned with. Could that see him leave in January?

No One Horse Race This Year

Going into the international break, the championship table and form books are good reading for Wigan. Is there hope at the end of the tunnel for us? I would suggest not at the moment but you never know it football.

Wigan's Best Current Eleven - The Verdict

You voted and well the results are in ladies and gentleman. I hope you like the team you have put together.

Wigan's Best Starting Eleven - Attackers

Been a busy week and so now we are finally closing in on what you think our best line up is. All that is now left is our attacking three who go out to try and score the goals. Well we are lacking them, so who would you choose?

Wigan's Best Starting Eleven - Midfielders

One commodity we never ever seem to be short of here at the DW Stadium is good midfielders, and well that continues to be the case. Ranging from the up and coming to the experienced older head, we have a midfielder to suit everyone's needs.

Wigan's Best Starting Eleven - Full Backs

Time to turn our attention to the men that defend the flanks, one of the great things about our player out wide is that they can play both as full back and wing backs. At current we have two older heads, and two younger lads who have the potential to go far.

Wigan's Best Starting Eleven - Centre Backs

So you picked the formation and well it was a dead heat! It wasn’t even close as to whether it should be three at the back or not, it’s a dead heat between 3-4-3 and 4-3-3. Therefore I am going to let you make up your mind on centre backs.

Wigan's Best Starting Eleven - Goalkeeper

Yesterday we looked at the formation that the players should be slotted into, and well as the week goes on we are going to build a team around it. Today is keeper day, and well we have three very talented goalkeepers to choose between.

Wigan's Best Starting Eleven - Formation

Well it has been a quite past week, well for some people and player! And with the League about to start back up, we all have to be hoping that maybe just maybe Wigan can burst back onto the scene. But who and what should be our best eleven?

Canaries Summit as Fulham Bag First Wins

Well Nottingham Forest have started to stuttered, Fulham have somehow managed to win games and the league remains ridiculously tight only 17 points separate bottom of the table from the top, at ten games in that isn't a massive gap.

Nottingham Forest and Norwich City Pull Away

Well as we slowly creep towards the ten game mark team are lining up in position. Two teams are looking likely to break way at the top, the point gap may not be huge bu both Norwich and Forest look the two in form teams.

Two Clubs Remain Unbeaten into International Break

Well with the league football stopped for the intentional break it allows managers to look at their squad for an extra week after the close of the transfer window. It also gives players time to get themselves sharper and teams more gelled together.

Reviewing our 2014 Summer Outgoings

Yesterday I looked at our incoming players, and well today I have taken a look at just who departed the club and how that will affect us this season.

Reviewing our 2014 Summer Incomings

A look back at our summer 2014 arrivals, just how well did we do and how much has it all cost us?