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Wigan still looking for manager

Posted on May 4, 2017 in WAFC

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…)

WIGAN EDGE WOLVES 1-0 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on March 28, 2017 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic got a late winner that earned them all three points in the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.


Jake Buxton scored in the 88th minute to shock the hosts, giving Wigan a vital away win they were not expecting.

The loss was devastating for Wolves as they hoped to end their poor run. They have now lost three straight games in the Championship. They place 18th on the current standings.

Ahead of the clash, the stats were against them but they could have managed to keep it in their favour. According to records, Wolves have won just one of five games against Wigan at Molineux. They enjoyed more possession but could not convert their chances in front of goal.

Paul Lambert side could only threaten their visitors as they lacked that final finish that could have made all the difference. Bright Enobakhare made an attempt but it did not convert. They were punished late in the game from a set piece.

“I’m like everyone else, disappointed and angry with the way that we performed. We never did enough, that’s for sure; it wasn’t good enough. We were too passive, we never dominated the ball and were not aggressive enough with or without the ball,” Lambert said after the loss. (more…)

WIGAN TO MEET NORWICH IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on March 23, 2017 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic are set to face off with Norwich City in the English championship on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.


Wigan are battling possible relegation at the end of the season as they currently place 23rd on the log unlike Norwich who are trying to get a Championship playoff spot.

While a number of players are going to miss the game due to various injuries, several other options are available for selection. Alex Gilbey is yet to recover from ankle injury, Reece James is also out die to ankle problem. Nick Powell and Donervon Daniels have hamstring and knee issues respectively so they are also ruled out.

Deadline transfer signings Mikael Mandron, Jack Byrne, Josh Laurent, Alex Bruce and Matt Gilks are expected to make their debut. Gabriel Obertan might also get called unto action. (more…)

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MATCH OF THE SEASON?

Posted on April 1, 2015 in WAFC

Bolton Wanderers were involved in one of the thrilling matches of the Championship last weekend after a 4-3 loss against Watford.

It looked like both teams were heading for a thrilling 3-3 draw but Watford had other plans of their mind after grabbing a late winner through Deeney.

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MARTINEZ PRAISES TEAM

Posted on April 24, 2012 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has said that he is extremely pleased with the praise received from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson following his team’s 1-0 win over the Red Devils.

It has been an amazing few weeks for Roberto Martinez and his team after they have climbed out of the relegation zone.

They have also managed to create a buffer between them and the teams fighting for the relegation. Even though their recent form may not have been given credit up until now, the 1-0 win over Manchester United has brought them all the plaudits.

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MARTINEZ CALLS FOR CALM

Posted on March 26, 2012 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has said that anxiety has been one of their major worries this season, while it has also been responsible for the poor performances of the team in the last few matches.

Wigan Athletic claimed a significant win over Bolton Wanderers at the start of February, but since then, they have been able to get only three points on the board.

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RICKETTS WANTS WIGAN WIN

Posted on February 20, 2012 in WAFC

Bolton defender Sam Ricketts has said that a lot rests on the match against Wigan Athletic during the weekend.

Bolton Wanderers are struggling for form in the Premier league. As a result of it, they find themselves down in the relegation zone of the Premier League.

Even though they are just one point away from safety, there is a real chance that they could still get relegated to the Championship. Bolton still have a number of matches to play against the bottom clubs. They will be beginning with the match against Wigan athletic during the weekend.

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MARTINEZ INDIFFERENT TO CUP LOSS

Posted on January 16, 2012 in WAFC

Roberto Martinez, the Spanish manager of English Premier League club Wigan Athletic is not worried about his side’s exit from the FA Cup, the most prestigious and oldest Cup competition in the world, at the hands of lowly Swindon Town.

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GOMEZ NOT SCARED OF BIG CLUBS

Posted on January 3, 2012 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic midfielder Jordi Gomez has said that he does not worry about playing top opposition at the DW Stadium or elsewhere. The Spanish midfielder was the star for Wigan Athletic on Saturday when his late goal earned Wigan a point against Chelsea.

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