Europa League Archive

NK Maribor 2-1 Wigan: When in doubt, pull a card out

A drunken sage once claimed that history is ‘more or less bunk’. Seeing as he was in the Springfield at the time, I’m fairly sure he was referring to football and its obsession with

Wigan 1-2 Zulte Waregem: Oooh, ahh… oooh, *arrgh!*

I risk the ire of supporters everywhere when I say this, but the Europa League is an FA Cup-style sideshow. I refer you to Owen Coyle’s first press conference as Wigan manager when, under

Rubin Kazan 1-0 Wigan: Kremlin in the works

It’s a very strange experience to hear ‘neutral’ pundits such as Jake Humphrey and David James ‘supporting’ Wigan during a live television broadcast. Bar the notable exception of the FA Cup Final, Latics build-up

Wigan 1-1 Rubin Kazan: I have the Power- erm, Powell

Catch up on housework, lick a few stamps, iron the odd handkerchief – Thursdays used to be so incredibly boring. But for one year only*, we are blessed with more midweek football than one

Wigan 3-1 NK Maribor: In Association With JWAW Removals Inc. (Est. 1984)

The older generation often speak of games that live long in their memory, untinged by the passage of years. The younger generation generally speak of Big Brother, but we’re not  here to offer damning

SV Zulte Waregem 0-0 Wigan: Latics Sideshow – International Edition 01

Those expecting me to cart out the jokes will be sorely disappointed, since the only mildly humorous thing to originate from Belgium is Jean Claude Van Damme. And most would vigorously contest that potentially