Monthly Archive:: August 2011

Francs a lot: When it’s (not) your day…

Having had a rare chance to review Saturday’s game on that idiot box thing Peter Kay calls television, there are a few things I must mention in addition to that afternoon’s post. Taking into

Wigan 2-0 QPR: Fantastic Franco defies Rangers to poach victory for Latics

Latics hauled themselves into sixth place, albeit for the time being, with a solid victory over their west London opponents in changeable conditions at the DW Stadium. Franco Di Santo warranted his place in

Does anyone really care about the League Cup?

Tomorrow afternoon, Latics will find out who they shall face in the Carling Cup Third Round, should they manage to beat Crystal Palace on 13 September. But who gives a monkey’s? Certainly not QPR’s

Swansea 0-0 Wigan: Vorm saves Swans in South Wales stalemate

In an historic contest, Wigan Athletic were the visitors as a thoroughly modern Liberty Stadium played host to the English Premier League’s first match outside England. If the FA were using it as a

Cue more bird-related puns: Swansea v Wigan preview

Tomorrow afternoon, Roberto Martinez will return to the Liberty Stadium for the first time since departing some 28 months ago. He and fellow ex-Swan Jordi Gomez were met with a frosty reception when a

Wigan 1-1 Norwich: Latics rattle Canary cage but fail to get the bird

It’s been just under three months since Wigan’s near-miraculous great escape, and we’re already back in action for a brand new season of Premier League football. After such an intense finish to 2010-11, you’d

Wigan v Villarreal (7 August 2011) photos

All the fun of a pre-season friendly, captured in glorious jpeggedness for your viewing delectation. Refer to the following gallery of photographs for a taste of the atmosphere at the DW Stadium, which saw