Friendlies Archive

Wigan 0 Liverpool 2: Welcome to Hell

Welcome to Wigan. We don’t have a Waitrose, Harrods, John Lewis, Morrisons, an airport, a cathedral, a glass museum… or very much at all, come to think of it. But the one thing we

Wigan 0 Manchester United 2: Too much respect

“The reason we struggled to beat any of the Big Four for so long,” spake the sage of Latics legend, “is because we gave them all too much respect.” I can’t remember whether it

Wigan 2-1 FC Atromitos: When is a red card not a red card? When it’s a substitution

Jetlag can be a real problem. I should know, I’m jelly-legged after just a short trip down the high street in a shopmobility buggy (not that I’ve been stealing my grandad’s scooter again). But

Celta Vigo 1-0 Wigan: Upstaged by taxis and paper cars

With the eyes of the whole world on the city of London last night, it’s no surprise that broadcasters chose not to screen Wigan Athletic’s clash with Spanish ‘giants’ Celta Vigo at the Balaidos

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

Wigan 1-0 Villarreal: Tub of Margarine sinks the Yellow Submarine

Victor Moses was on the scoresheet as Latics rounded off a successful pre-season with a 1-0 win over Villarreal. The Nigerian, who’s been tipped by many –including myself– to fill a Charles N’Zogbia-sized hole,

Welcome to the new season: Wigan v Villarreal [Pre-season friendly] preview

After such a heart-stopping spring, we’ll all have been grateful of three months’ rest and relaxation. I know I certainly was, but the new season is almost here and it’s time to dig out