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My opinion and views on all things soccer

Forest Fight to the Top

Not the best week for Wigan but there have been some surprises in the Sky Bet Championship so far this campaign.

Bournemouth Top After First Round of Fixtures

Another new feature for this season, as week by week I take a look at the results and how the affect both Wigan Athletic and the league in general. Hopefully giving us just an idea of how we are doing within the league.

How a Chilean Changed Wigan Athletic

You may have read in the past could of days that Jean Beasejour as taken the opportunity to return back to his native Chile, following being released by the club, has called it a day in European football and heads home.

Does Grant Holt Have a Wigan Future?

While the rest of the team has an intense week back in Germany for pre-season, Grant Holt has remained back here in the UK to undergo his pre-season training. That does beg the question is Grant Holt in Uwe Rosler's plans for next season?

The Stats Surrounding Oriol Riera

If you are like me, then you may not have heard of our new striker from Spain. It is all good looking on wikipedia and youtube for the players history and goals, but delving into the stats you can get a good idea of just how the player stacks up.

The Squad Breakdown

With the end of season now upon us and the forthcoming transfer window, I am taking a look at the squad and who could be on their way out this summer.

FA Cup Champions We Know Who We Are!

Come seven o'clock tonight we will no longer be the reigning holders of the FA Cup. So with the last few hours to sing it loud and proud, I take a look back at last years FA Cup run and the miracle that was 'little' Wigan winning at Wembley.

Wigan Would Have Made Extra £24 Million

We all know the Premier League pays big big bucks in terms of broadcasting rights, but have you seen the latest figures! From what was already a large amount of money has gone up even more this year.

Historical Season For Wigan Athletic

Season Review: HistoricalWe thought the 2012/13 season was a big one, well 2013/14 turned out to be just as big. We are Wigan Athletic and we are making history!

Your One Stop Play-Off Guide

Uwe Rosler quite rightly said after the weekends defeat to Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic's season starts here with a two legged tie in the play-offs against QPR. The hope is another game at Wembley and then a Premier League return.

Not Losing Focus

I think it could have been very easy this season to have truly lost the focus of what our aims where. Yes we were in European football, and yes we wanted to try and retain the FA Cup.

The Championship Play-Off Run In

With only seven league games left to play I thought it might be interesting to see the respective run ins for each of the current top four and the chasing pack. This way see if we can place who will make the top four and in which order.

I'm From Wigan Me!

Are Wigan the Dark Horses for Promotion?

I hate writing articles like this always feel like I am going to give the team the kiss of death (sorry if we lose next weekend at Nottingham Forrest), but just look at the past few weeks and the way the team is playing and we could be one of the tea

How Did the January Transfer Window Go For Wigan?

Only a few weeks into the job and not having really had the chance to look over the player we already had Rosler was tasked to bring in more players to help us push on and improve the team. The question now has to be asked has the gaffer managed to d

2013 a Year to Remember for Wigan Athletic

This time 12 months ago, I don't think anyone in the world of football saw what was going to happy to our club. After a long list of injuries our players were on their way back and we had a run of games that were winnable. Get a few points we could h

Owen Coyle Asks for Perspective

After what can only be labelled as our worst performance this season, the fans made it quite clear today their feeling about Owen Coyle. The manager has then come out ask for some perspective from the fans, to a point that is fair.

Lee Nicholls Coming of Age

The 21 year old goalkeeper is a name which many of us Wigan fans have heard about for a long time. Glowing reports of a mature young lad who will go far in the world of football.

Editors Blog: What a Difference a Summer Makes

We are now two months into the 2013/14 season and the international break is coming at a fantastic time for Wigan. The players having had a turn around of seven games in 22 days it gives them a chance to rest.

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Nick Powell Loan Article

I talk to Stretford End Arising about Nick Powell's loan spell at the club so far.

New Signings Review: Leon Barnett

The experienced center back become the ninth signing of the Owen Coyle revolution and now supply's the team with a full back line even with two of our experienced defenders. So how much did the former West Brom player cost us, a meager £500,000.

New Signing Review: Juan Carlos Garcia

With one Honduran going out (Maynor Figueroa), the club had to of course bring in another one. Well we had lost a left/centre back so the logical thing would be bring in another such player. Welcome to Juan Carlos Garcia.

New Signing Review: Grant Holt

Arouna Kone out the door, Wigan had to look for a new striker, and in comes another 32 year old striker, and Grant Holt came in for a fee rumoured to be £2 million. The player is proven at all levels and we have paid for a player who will score goals

New Signing Review: Marc-Antoine Fortune

With the club left with only one striker (Arouna Kone) Coyle had to make a move and bring in a player who could make an impact in the team. With the free market being so big this summer, Coyle yet again dipped in.

New Signing Review: Chris McCann

Former Burnley man, and a player that Owen Coyle admires, Chris McCann adds an extra versatile player who can play anywhere in the midfield and also play as a centre back if the need must. Coming in on a free the player gives the team something extra

New Signing Review: Thomas Rogne

With the club losing one talented young defender, we needed to get out hands on another one, and Owen Coyle was quick to snap up Thomas Rogne from Celtic on a free transfer. The Norway under-21 international is a fantastic signing by the club.

New Signing Review: Steven Crainey

With Maynor Figueroa flying off to the tropical climate of Hull this summer, Wigan have been left with no recognized left back this summer, so the club had to move for a left back and really they had to be experienced. Mr Crainey fits that bill.

New Signing Review: James Perch

With five defenders going to pastures news, and two our injured for the start of the season the club had to act to sign new and Championship quality defenders. The rumour was Wigan were closing in on a Premier League defender for a steal.

New Signing Review: Scott Carson

Taking a look at the new lads, we would start at the back with our new number one goalkeeper. Scott Carson the former England international goalkeeper who comes in to provide some competition for Ali Al Habsi.

Big Season For: Lee Nicholls

Our young English goalkeeper could be in line to make a few senior appearances for the club next season. After an impressive loan spell at Northampton Town the goalkeeper is blossoming into an excellent keeper and this year could be the year he break

Big Season For: James McCarthy

The highly rated midfielder if he stay at Wigan will have a massive role to lead the midfield and marshal everything that goes on for us. With 55 games to play as a minimum James will have o be fully fit to hit the ground running from day one to play

Big Season For: Callum McManaman

This young man is an obvious one for a big season. The winger who came to prowess at the end of last season has a big career ahead of him and this forth coming season could the foundation of his career.