Monthly Archive:: July 2009

Preston 1-4 Wigan: You know when you've been Tangoed

Couldn’t make it to this game, unfortunately — something about trains being unreliable — but thanks to the wonders of technology I was able to listen to a (rather biased, but what else would

Almeria pull out of friendly amid swine flu fears

Is the cancellation of Almeria’s pre-season tour of Britain a sign of things to come? Will further fixtures, perhaps competitive, be postponed or even cancelled as the deadly disease takes a grip on the

Latics' pre-season tour of Austria – Roundup

As we know, the early pre-season matches can’t be held as an indicator of how the rest of the season may pan out. The fact Wigan lost to FC Tiramasu isn’t really going to

Kapo to miss start of season – a blessing in disguise?

More like a blessing full stop. I think it’s fair to say that Olivier Kapo isn’t the most popular of guys down at the DW. Steve Bruce mystified fans throughout last season by continuing

The Springfield Park Stand campaign

Talk of the campaign to rebrand the East Stand ‘The Springfield Park Stand’ is spreading amongst the club’s fans like wildfire. The influential bigwigs at Ye Olde Tree and Crown and Mudhuts Media, to

Ten Years of the JJB Stadium

I wasn’t fortunate enough to be among the 6,700 spectators that witnessed Wigan play Manchester City at Springfield Park in May 1999. It was the biggest day in the club’s history to date in

Queueing isn't so bad, really. Honest. Well, not this time anyway.

The last time I queued for Wigan Athletic season tickets, the line stretched almost halfway around the ground to the bridge over the River Dougie. That year, we turned up an hour and a