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Paul Cook admits massive disappointment after Preston North End defeat

Posted on October 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has admitted massive disappointment after his team were humbled by a 4-0 scoreline on the road to Preston North End. The Latics had a comfortable beginning on their Championship return which saw them 17 points from their opening 11 matches but they could not match up to the challenge offered from Preston.

Speaking after the gruelling defeat, Cook said that he had experienced one of his worst days managing the club but they need to overcome such situations to overcome the drop, he quipped: “When you’re managing a club like I am and you start with our aspirations, along the way you’re going to get massive disappointments and this is probably the biggest disappointment I’ve had since I started managing the club. If you’re looking at Wigan Athletic, the reason we are sitting where we are in the league is because we’ve had good days and I think that’s massively important. I’m not one of these who comes and apologises to fans because for me as a supporter myself, you have massive disappointments.”
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Kris Boyd urges Rangers to bolster the frontline after Josh Windass exit

Posted on September 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes the Gers should add more bodies in the forward department after they sanctioned the surprise exit of Josh Windass last week. The 24-year-old had a strong 2017/18 season with the Gers where he contributed 18 goals and this made him a regular fixture under new manager Steven Gerrard this term.

Despite this, the Glasgow giants sanctioned his departure before the English transfer deadline after Wigan Athletic agreed on a £2m fee for his signature. In a report covered by The Record, Boyd admitted that he was not surprised by the exit of Windass, who had largely played out of position during his time at the Ibrox Stadium.
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BOWYER WORRIED ABOUT BLACKPOOL’S FORM

Posted on July 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Gary Bowyer has admitted that he is worried about the current form of Blackpool. They lost to AFC Wimbledon last week, leaving them three points above the relegation zone. Since their slim victory over Peterborough in November, the Seasiders have won just one game out of 12 in the league.

They are yet to win at home since October. They play Charlton Athletic this weekend and hope luck shines on them at Bloomfield.
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David Moyes stresses Wigan Athletic defeat was not a shock

Posted on March 23, 2018 in Uncategorized Wigan News

West Ham United manager David Moyes has stressed that the Hammers’ FA Cup fourth round exit versus Wigan Athletic may not be considered as an upset as the club only had a scattering of their Premier League players. The east London outfit were without the services of Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic, Mark Noble and Manuel Lanzini, and this cost them dearly as they bowed out of the Cup competition with a 2-0 defeat at the DW Stadium.

Speaking after the game, he said: “People shouldn’t be maybe that surprised because if you look at the team we played, I don’t think our team is necessarily a Premier League team. I think we had a scattering of Premier League players. Then we had young players, who’re on their way to trying to become good footballers. Maybe some of them, in time, will go on to be top Premier League players, but at this point in time it’s not the case.”
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Paul Cook Admits Disappointment at Dropped Points against Peterborough United

Posted on October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has admitted that it is proving extremely difficult in order to manage the club.


It has been a good start to the season for the League One outfit as they are second in the table after having managed four wins in the last five league matches. Shrewsbury Town are top of the table but they have a four-point advantage. Wigan, though, are at a significant risk of losing the second spot with consistent pressure from Peterborough United and Bradford City. Speaking after the 3-2 loss against Peterborough United,Cook claimed that managing the Latics was an extremely difficult job considering that the club’s weaknesses and strengths are apparent to every opponent.

An own goal from Steven Taylor opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, but Peterborough United were able to come in with late goals through Junior Morias in order to get into the front by the 84th minute. Just when it seemed that Ryan Colclough had provided Wigan with a point from the game with his goal in the 87th minute, Jack Marriott came up with the winner for Peterborough in the injury team of the game. (more…)

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Paul Cook Claims Wigan Deserved Opening-Day Win over MK Dons

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook claimed that his team fully deserved the 1-0 win over MK Dons in the opening game of the season.


Wigan made a good start to the season after winning the three points due to Nick Powell scoring just seven minutes before half-time. It was an excellent start to the campaign and Wigan are one of the favourites to get promoted back into the Championship. However, that they did not have a good conclusion since Callum Elder, who was making his debut for the club after making the transfer from Leicester City, received a straight red card.

However, MK Dons could not capitalise on the advantage as they were also reduced to 10 men following Scott Wootton’s red card in the 58th minute. Cook claimed that the away team were able to create more opportunities and fully deserved the victory. The opening game being on the road was not a confidence inspiring element for Wigan, but they were able to transform this into a positive element by beating MK Dons. (more…)

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England taking huge inspiration from fans

Posted on August 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

England’s women team coach Mark Sampson admits that his squad will take major confidence from the fans’ support as they look to lift the Euro 2017 title. The Three Lionesses qualified for the semi-final stage of the European championship after they clinched a 1-0 victory over France which was watched by more than 3.3 million people – the biggest TV audience ever for women’s football.

Sampson’s team face off against the Netherlands in Thursday’s semi-final and prior to the game, Sampson admits that the support from the country’s faithful would provide a massive drive in their quest to lift the title, he told BBC Radio 5 live: “The support is a huge inspiration to the players and a massive driver for them. It’s probably been a long time that there was a genuine belief that an English team can go and win a major championship. We’re very proud that some of the English public believe this team can go on and win. We take immense pride from that and a major sense of confidence.” (more…)

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Wigan appoints Cook

Posted on July 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Wigan Athletic has appointed former Portsmouth manager Paul Cook as their new boss for next season. He will be replacing Graham Barrow who was serving on an interim basis.


Paul Cook comes out of a success campaign with Portsmouth where he managed to win the League 2. Despite being offered an interesting package by Portsmouth, he chose to make a move to Wigan Athletic.

He said that he is happy with what he has achieved with Portsmouth, but he feels that this is time for a new challenge. He said that he has enjoyed every moment of the promotion-winning campaign and that he will be cherishing the memories.

Paul Cook believes that there is a great opportunity at Wigan Athletic and that this is a great occasion for home to prove himself. He admitted that he would need time to know the players and the staff, but he is excited to get started in his new job. (more…)

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Chey Dunkley says Farewell to old club ahead of Wigan move

Posted on June 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Chey Dunkley has said his goodbyes to former club Oxford United following their promotion to the third tier of English football.


The centre-back has decided on a fresh challenge after he spent two and a half years with the Oxfordshire-based club.

The 25-year-old was apparently offered a competitive offer to remain at the Kassam Stadium, but he opted otherwise after he received an approach from the former FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic. The Latics have not had a sound season ever since their relegation from the top flight, and they are back in League One following their failure to survive in the Championship last term.

The Latics will be hoping for immediate promotion just as they achieved during the 2015/16 season, and this has urged them to recruit the best talents in and around their domestic division. Dunkley, who made 96 appearances for Oxford across all competitions, left his farewell message on his Twitter handle.

The statement read: “So much to say, but we’ll keep it professional. I’d like to start by thanking everyone associated with Oxford United FC including the staff, players and the fans during my time at the club. (more…)

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Wigan still looking for manager

Posted on May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Wigan Athletic who has just been relegated from the Championship are still on the look for a new manager.


Their chief executive Jonathan Jackson said that they do not have a particular person in mind at the moment, but they do have a list of managers that they are following.

Wigan Athletic has been relegated after a poor campaign that has seen them changed manager three times during the course of the season.

Jonathan Jackson said that this is not the end of the world for them as they have already been relegated in the past and they know how to manage this situation. He said that they have already started planning for life in League One and that he is sure that they will be able to get promotion back to the Championship.

The chief executive said that he has a shortlist of potential candidates for the job and that they will make a final decision at the end of May or early June. He said that the club already knows what kind of manager they will need for the job and that they will be looking for someone that can help manage the club on the long term. (more…)

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