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REVIEW

WEDNESDAY 02

NOVEMBER | 2022

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THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC | ISSUE 10


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HONOURS:

NON-LEAGUE HONOURS:

CHESHIRE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:

1933/34, 1934/35, 1935/36, 1964/65

CHESHIRE LEAGUE CUP WINNERS:

1935/36, 1964/65, 1965/66

LANCASHIRE COMBINATION CHAMPIONS:

1947/48, 1950/51, 1952/53, 1953/54

LANCASHIRE COMBINATION CUP WINNERS:

1951/52, 1952/53

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:

1970/71, 1974/75

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CUP WINNERS:

1971/72

FA TROPHY RUNNERS-UP:

1972/73

RECORDS SINCE JOINING THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHEST FINISH:

10TH 2005/06

FOOTBALL LEAGUE HIGHEST FINISH:

2ND 2004/05

MOST LEAGUE APPEARANCES:

KEVIN LANGLEY, 317

MOST LEAGUE GOALS:

ANDY LIDDELL, 70

MOST GOALS:

DAVID LOWE, 82

MOST LEAGUE GOALS IN A SEASON:

GRAEME JONES, 31, 1996/97

RECORD TRANSFER FEE PAID:

£6,500,000 TO NEWCASTLE UNITED FOR CHARLES N’ZOGBIA,

JANUARY 2009

DW STADIUM RECORD ATTENDANCE:

25,133 V MANCHESTER UNITED, PREMIER LEAGUE, MAY 2008

RECORD VICTORY:

8-0(H) V HULL CITY, JULY 2020

HONOURS SINCE JOINING THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

ELECTED TO THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

1978

FOURTH TIER:

CHAMPIONS 1996/97, PROMOTED 1981/82

THIRD TIER:

CHAMPIONS 2002/03, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2021/22

PROMOTED TO THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE:

2004/05

FA CUP:

WINNERS 2012/13

LEAGUE CUP:

RUNNERS UP 2005/06

COMMUNITY SHIELD:

RUNNERS UP 2013/14

FREIGHT ROVER TROPHY:

WINNERS 1984/85

AUTO WINDSCREEN SHIELD:

WINNERS 1998/99

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ISSUE REVIEW

4: Action Replay | Watford (H)

5: Jason Kerr | Watford (H) Reaction

7: Ticket News

9: Today’s Opposition | Stoke City

10: The Gaffer | Alex Neil

11: The Key Three

12: Head-to-Head

13: Latics Connections XI

18: The Big Interview |

Jordan Cousins

25: Crusty’s Kids Zone

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28: A-Z | Charlie Wyke

30: Jeff Rourke Looks Back on

2007/08 | Our Third Premiership

Season

32: Travels in Retroland with

Tony Topping

34: Colourised by

George Chilvers

36: On This Day by

Andrew Werrill

EDITORIAL:

Editor: Jay Whittle

Contributors: Sam Whyte, Daniel Newton, Bernard Platt, Jeff Rourke, Tony Topping,

George Chilvers, Andrew Werrill and Dan Stacey.

Programme designed and published by: Ignition Sports Media Ltd

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman: Talal Al Hammad

Chief Executive: Malachy Brannigan

Chief Operating Officer: Dr Tom Markham

Non-Executive Director: Dr Oliver Gottmann

38: Community Trust | News in Short

42: U18s Update | Crewe Alexandra (H)

46: Your History

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ACTION REPLAY

WIGAN:

1 Jones

15 Kerr

5 Whatmough

16 Tilt

27 Darikwa /Aasgaard 90’

8 Power

6 Cousins/Naylor 84’

18 Shinnie

11 McClean/Scully 90’

10 Keane

20 Broadhead/Magennis 74’

Substitutes

4 Naylor

14 Scully

21 Bennett

25 Edmonds-Green

28 Magennis

30 Aasgaard

40 Tickle

“OUR LADS HAVE GIVEN US EVERYTHING THAT

WE’VE ASKED FOR, BUT THE MOMENTS ARE

DECIDED IN BOTH BOXES.”

LEAM RICHARDSON

WATFORD:

1 Bachmann

16 Gosling/M Gaspar 79’

5 Troost-Ekong

31 Sierralta

14 Kamara

4 Choudhury

39 Kayembe

12 Sema/Kalu 68’

10 João Pedro ⚽

23 Sarr

19 Bayo/Asprilla 73’

Substitutes

3 M Gaspar

18 Asprilla

24 Dele-Bashiru

28 Kalu

30 Hause

35 Okoye

42 Morris

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Jason Kerr wants his side to start

turning performances into results

JASON KERR | WATFORD (H) REACTION

“WE NEED TO TURN PERFORMANCES INTO RESULTS.”

Jason Kerr expressed the importance of turning

their positive performances into results after

they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Watford at the

weekend.

Despite giving a really good account of themselves

against the former Premier League outfit, Latics

were defeated at the DW Stadium courtesy of a

87th minute header from Joao Pedro.

Speaking post-game, Kerr felt that his side

deserved more from the game, and while they are

naturally disappointed, their focus will immediately

switch to the visit of Stoke City this evening.

“We are really disappointed not to get anything

from the game,” he said.

“I thought we really deserved to get something.

They are a really good team, with good players, but

I felt like we really nullified them in every area of

the pitch.

“It’s disappointing but it was a good performance.

We can’t keep saying it was a good performance

because we need to turn them into results.

“It’s the moments in games - they took their chance,

and we sadly didn’t take ours. We just need to move

on from this. The games come thick and fast, and

we just need to focus on Stoke now.”

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LATICS BOX OFFICE

TICKET NEWS

SWANSEA CITY V LATICS

SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER

KICK-OFF 3PM

Tickets for Latics’ trip to take on Swansea

City on Saturday afternoon are on sale until

12pm on Friday 4 November.

We have received an initial allocation of 988

tickets, with prices as follows:

Adults - £32.50

Over 65s - £20

Armed Forces - £20

Full-Time Students - £17 (Student ID will be

required to gain entry at Swansea)

Under 18s - £14.50

Under 12s - £1

COVENTRY CITY V LATICS

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER

KICK-OFF 7:45PM

Tickets for Latics’ trip to Coventry City on

Tuesday 8 November are on general sale.

Leam Richardson’s side travel to face

Coventry on Tuesday 8 November (7.45pm

kick-off), in the rearranged game from the

original date of Tuesday 16 August.

We have received an allocation of 1,500

tickets, with prices as follows:

Adults - £20

Over 60s - £15

18-21 - £15

Armed Forces - £15

Students - £15

Under 18s - £10

*Supporters should note that all tickets are physical tickets, with the original date of the game

from August also printed on the tickets - but are valid for use.*

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TODAY’S OPPOSITION

STOKE CITY

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FACTFILE:

Eric

Skeels

Freddie

Steele

FORMED:

1863

STADIUM:

bet365 Stadium (30,089)

NICKNAME:

The Potters

CHAIRMAN:

Peter Coates

MOST LEAGUE

APPEARANCES:

Eric Skeels (507)

Initially formed in 1863 as ‘Stoke Ramblers’, The

Potters went on to be renamed as ‘Stoke Football

Club’ in 1878, becoming one of the 12 founding

members of the Football League a year later.

OPPOSITION OVERVIEW

ALL-TIME LEAGUE TOP

GOAL SCORER:

Freddie Steele (140)

efforts in the top-flight were three successive ninthplace

finishes, whilst they also reached the 2011

FA Cup Final, leading to the Potters enjoying a first

taste of Europa League football.

They later adopted their current name in 1925, and

the club came close to winning the First Division

title in 1946/47, however, a defeat in their final

game of the season saw them miss out. In the time

period that followed, they would slip into the Second

Division, not returning to the top flight until 1963.

Since their relegation to the second tier, they have

consistently finished in mid-table, with last season

being no different. They will be hoping to build on

a steady start to the 2022/23 season, and kick on

with their performances under new manager Alex

Neil.

Arguably Stoke’s finest honour came in 1972 when

they beat Chelsea to win the League Cup in front

of close to 100,000 spectators at Wembley. They

have since returned to the National Stadium, lifting

the Football League Trophy in 1992 and 2000

respectively.

Stoke eventually reached to the Premier League

eight years after their Football League Trophy

success in 2000, staying there until 2018. Their best

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THE GAFFER

ALEX NEIL

Age: 41

Year Appointed: 2022

Succeded: Michael O’Neill

Still in the relative infancy of his time at the

bet365 Stadium, Alex Neil was appointed as

manager of Stoke City following the departure of

former Wigan Athletic midfielder, Michael O’Neill.

A former midfielder for Barnsley, Mansfield

Town and Hamilton Academical, Neil started

his managerial career with the Accies in April

2013 after initially operating as player-manager.

He enjoyed great success in his debut season,

leading the club to promotion back to the

Scottish Premiership via the Play-Offs in May

2014. Hamilton then enjoyed a dream start

to the 2014/15 campaign as they earned a

memorable victory against Celtic at Celtic Park

for the first time in 76 years.

After making significant progress during his

time at New Douglas Park, the 41-year-old made

the move south of the border in January 2015

to join Norwich City. He proved to be a shrewd

appointment by the Canaries as he helped

them to secure a Play-Off place after gaining

17 wins from 25 matches. After overcoming

East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town in the Semi

Final, Neil inspired his side to a 2-0 victory over

Middlesbrough in the Play-Off Final, as goals

from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond

secured promotion to the Premier League in

2014/15.

However, Norwich’s stay in the top-flight only

lasted a season, and Neil departed Carrow Road

in March 2017 with the Canaries sat nine points

outside the top six in the Championship. Neil

soon returned to management after he was

appointed at Preston North End in July 2017,

replacing Simon Grayson.

Neil spent four years at Deepdale, and guided

the Lilywhites to seventh place in 2017/18 - the

club’s highest league finish since 2009 - before

exiting in March 2021. His next role came at

Sunderland in February 2022, and Neil helped

the Black Cats return to the Championship via

the Play-Offs, being the man to end the club’s

four-year stay in the third tier.

After six months at the Stadium of Light, Neil

accepted the offer from tonight’s visitors

to become manager at the end of August.

Following a steady start to his tenure, Neil will

be hoping to continue to make his mark with the

Potters as the 2022/23 Championship campaign

progresses.

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BEN WILMOT

Defender

Age: 22

Previous Club: Watford

NICK POWELL

MIDFIELDER

Age: 28

Previous Club: Wigan Athletic

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LIAM DELAP

STRIKER

Age: 19

Parent Club: Manchester City

A central defender with a growing

reputation, Ben Wilmot is now in

his second season at the bet365

Stadium after joining from Watford

last summer.

Wilmot started out at Stevenage,

coming through the ranks before

breaking into the first team during

the 2017/18 campaign. His

progression at Broadhall Way didn’t

go unnoticed, and he subsequently

signed for Watford in May 2018.

After making his first team debut

for Watford in the EFL Cup against

Reading a few months later, Wilmot

headed out on loan to Italy for the

remainder of 2018/19, playing five

games during his time with Udinese.

A loan move to Swansea City

would follow, and he made a

real impression during his 23

appearances for the Swans, most

memorably scoring the winner in

the South Wales derby against

Cardiff City.

Upon returning to Watford, Wilmot

played a pivotal role as the Hornets

won promotion back to the Premier

League in 2020/21, before making a

permanent switch to this evening’s

visitors in the following summer.

After featuring 39 times for the

Potters last term, Wilmot has

continued to be one of the first

names on the team sheet at the

bet365 Stadium at the start of

the 2022/23 campaign, scoring

three goals in 17 Championship

appearances.

A former fan favourite at Latics,

Nick Powell will be returning to the

DW Stadium, looking to make a big

impact for Stoke City.

Powell grew up in South Cheshire,

and was on Crewe Alexandra’s books

from the age of five, making his first

team bow when he was just 16 years

old. He earned a reputation as one

of the brightest talents in the EFL,

with his eye-catching performances

convincing then Manchester United

manager Sir Alex Ferguson to bring

him to Old Trafford.

After scoring against Latics on

his Premier League debut for

the Red Devils, Powell spent the

2013/14 campaign on loan at the

DW Stadium, scoring 12 goals in

all competitions. Three of which

were scored in Latics’ memorable

adventure in the UEFA Europa

League.

Loans at Leicester City and Hull City

would follow, before Powell returned

to Latics under the management

of ex-teammate Gary Caldwell in

July 2016. The 28-year-old played

a key part in the club’s League One

title triumph in 2017/18, before

helping Latics consolidate in the

Championship the following season.

Making just shy of a century of

appearances and contributing to his

fair share of unforgettable moments,

Powell departed to join Stoke City in

the summer of 2019. He has since

featured 92 times in the Second Tier

for the Potters, scoring 24 goals in

the process.

The son of former Potters star Rory

Delap, Liam Delap will be hoping to

create his own legacy at the bet365

Stadium.

Born in 2003, Delap spent his

formative years at Derby County,

before joining Manchester City in

the summer of 2018. It did not take

long for the highly-rated forward to

impress in City’s Elite Development

Squad, and his exciting displays

led to him being handed his senior

debut against AFC Bournemouth in

September 2020.

He has gone on to make five further

first team appearances, making

his Premier League bow against

Leicester in September 2020, and a

maiden FA Cup appearance against

Birmingham in January 2021 before

then being given his Champions

League debut from the bench away

to Sporting in February of this year.

Stoke City was chosen as the

place for Delap to continue his

development, and in making the

switch to the bet365 Stadium, the

19-year-old has followed in the

footsteps of his father Rory, who

made more than 200 appearances

for the Potters over the course of his

own successful career.

Currently gaining his first taste of

regular senior football, Delap has

made 13 appearances since the

start of the 2022/23 Championship

campaign, scoring his first goal

in the 3-1 victory over high-flying

Sheffield United.

At The Back

In The Middle Going For Goal

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HEAD2HEAD

FROM THE VAULT

THE TICS HIT

STOKE FOR SIX

DIVISION TWO | TUESDAY 13

NOVEMBER 2001

It was an evening to remember in November

2001, as Latics hit Stoke City for six at the

JJB Stadium.

In a real masterclass of finishing from Paul

Jewell’s side, Tony Dinning opened the scoring

after just four minutes, and despite Jurgen

Vandeurzen’s immediate equaliser, the hosts

added two more before the break through

well-taken efforts from Andy Liddell and Arjan

De Zeeuw.

OVERALL RECORD:

Games Played: 35

Latics Wins: 9

Stoke Wins: 13

Draws: 13

Soon after the interval, Paul Dalglish’s

stunning strike saw Latics add a fourth before

Lee Ashcroft netted goal number five from the

penalty spot. Latics didn’t stop there, and Jeff

Kenna completed the rout two minutes from

time with an outstanding individual goal.

Jeff Kenna celebrates

completing the scoring

against Stoke City in

November 2001

HOME RECORD:

Games Played: 17

Latics Wins: 6

Stoke Wins: 4

Draws: 7

TOTAL GOALS:

92

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LATICS CONNECTIONS XI

Goalkeeper:

CARLO NASH

Latics: 2007-2008 | 0 league apps

Stoke City: 2008 (loan) + 2010-13 | 10

league apps

RIGHT CENTRE BACK:

JOHN BUTLER

Latics: 1981-1988 + 1995-1997 | 302

league apps, 16 goals

Stoke City: 1988-1995 | 262 league

apps, 7 goals

CENTRE BACK:

RYAN SHOTTON

Latics: 2013 (loan) | 9 league apps,

1 goal

Stoke City: 2007-2015 | 48 league

apps, 1 goal

LEFT CENTRE BACK:

GREG STRONG

Latics: 1992-1995 | 35 league apps,

3 goals

Stoke City: 1999 (loan) | 5 league

apps, 1 goal

RIGHT MIDFIELD:

JERMAINE PENNANT

Latics: 2015 | 13 league

apps, 3 goals

Stoke City: 2010 (loan)

+ 2011-2014 | 65 league

apps, 4 goals

CENTRE MIDFIELD:

GRAHAM KAVANAGH

Latics: 2005-2006 | 48

league apps

Stoke City: 1996 (loan)

+ 1996-2001 | 206 league

apps, 34 goals

CENTRE MIDFIELD:

JORDAN COUSINS

Latics: 2021-Present

Stoke City: 2019-2021 |

39 apps

LEFT MIDFIELD:

JAMES McCLEAN

Latics: 2013-2015 +

2021-Present

Stoke City: 2018-2021 |

102 apps, 12 goals

ATTACKING RIGHT MIDFIELD:

NICK POWELL

Latics: 2013-2014 (loan) + 2016-

2019 | 123 league apps, 36 goals

Stoke City: 2019-Present

STRIKER:

HENRI CAMARA

Latics: 2005-2009 | 69 league apps,

20 goals

Stoke City: 2009 (loan) | 4 league

apps

ATTACKING LEFT MIDFIELD:

VICTOR MOSES

Latics: 2010-2012 | 74 league apps,

8 goals

Stoke City: 2014-2015 (loan) | 19

league apps, 3 goals

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SMOKE BOMBS OR PYROS WILL NOW RECEIVE

AN AUTOMATIC CLUB BAN.

‘LOVE FOOTBALL. PROTECT THE GAME’

A message about anti-social and criminal behaviour

To mark the new season, we want to

make you aware of new measures

being taken across all of football

to ensure everyone can have a safe

and enjoyable experience. We are

supporting strong action from the

FA, Premier League and EFL to tackle

anti-social and criminal behaviours

that put all of us at risk.

This reflects the seriousness of

the risks to fans and staff – pyros

can burn at 2000 degrees Celsius

and cause lifechanging injuries,

while entering the pitch endangers

players, managers and match

officials.

We know those who commit these

illegal acts do not represent the

majority of supporters.

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MESSAGES

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HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY TERRY FROM SUSAN,

DAVE, ANT, LAURA, KATE AND GRANDKIDS XX

HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY KACEY

LOTS OF LOVE FROM DAD AND JAMES

FIXTURE UPDATE | LATICS V HULL CITY

Latics’ Sky Bet Championship clash against Hull City on

New Year’s Day at the DW Stadium has been rescheduled.

Leam Richardson’s side were due to take on the Tigers on Sunday 1 January

2023, but the game has been moved and scheduled for

Monday 2 January 2023, kick-off 3pm.

Tickets for this game will go on sale in due course.

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INTERVIEW THE BIG

AFTER RETURNING

FROM INJURY

IN RECENT

WEEKS, JORDAN

COUSINS WANTS

TO HELP WIGAN

ATHLETIC BUILD

ON THEIR POSITIVE

PERFORMANCES

AND BEGIN TO CLIMB

UP THE SKY BET

CHAMPIONSHIP

TABLE.

An injury sustained in pre-season meant that Cousins was sidelined

for the first two months of the 2022/23 campaign, but after making

his comeback against Middlesbrough last month, the Jamaican

international has been a constant in the engine room for Leam

Richardson’s side.

Cousins, who has played the majority of his career in the Second Tier,

is hoping he can help push the Club in the right direction, starting with

the visit of his former side Stoke City this evening.

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WE KNOW THAT IF WE

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KEEP WORKING HARD,

THE RESULTS WILL PICK

UP FOR US.

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Jordan Cousins wants to help Latics

turn performances into results

Firstly Jordan, it’s been over 12 months since

you made the move to the DW Stadium from this

evening’s visitors. How have you found your first

year with the Football Club?

“I’ve really enjoyed my time so far. It’s a fantastic

Family Club to be part of, and everyone has made

me feel so welcome from the day I signed. The

boys are great, and everyone is pulling in the right

direction.

“Winning the League One title last year was brilliant,

and it was nice to contribute towards that at the

back end of the season. We created some great

memories that I will always cherish, however, we’re

now fully focused on getting as high up the league

table as we can.”

After being sidelined for the start of the 2022/23

campaign, how delighted are you to be back

playing and getting a good run of games under

your belt?

“It’s been really good to be back, and I’m determined

to help the team as much as possible from now

until the end of the season.

“Even when I was out injured, I tried to contribute

in other ways. I’m always there at the games

supporting the lads, as well as trying to be a

positive face around the training ground.

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“I hope I was able to do that role well while I was

injured, but now I’m back on the pitch, hopefully, I

can help make a positive impact.”

In recent weeks, while our performance levels have

been high, we’ve sadly fallen on the wrong side of

the results. How much are you hoping that we can

turn our positive displays into points on the board?

Cousins could

line up against his

former side this

evening

“In the last few games, we’ve been putting in

good performances, but not getting the results

that we probably deserve, The players know the

competitiveness of the Championship, and it’s a

completely different animal to League One.

“The fine margins are a lot different in this league,

but we know that if we stick together and keep

working hard, the results will pick up for us.”

This evening will see Latics welcome your former

side Stoke City to the DW Stadium. Are you looking

forward to locking horns with some familiar faces?

“It was a good time for me in my career. It was a

transitional period for the club at the time, and I

worked with a few different managers when I was

there, but it was a good experience.

“Even though it’s changed quite a lot in terms of

personnel over the last year, there’s still lots of

members of staff and players that I’m excited to

Cousins spent two seasons

with Stoke City between

2019 and 2021

catch up with. It will be the first time that I’ve played

against Stoke since leaving, so it’s something that

I’m looking forward to.

“It’ll be a nice occasion, however, it is just another

game for me. My full focus is on Wigan, and helping

us get the three points.”

Throughout the start of the 2022/23 campaign, the

Latics supporters have shown a fantastic level of

commitment to back us up and down the country,

as well as at the DW Stadium. How determined are

you to repay them for their dedication with positive

results in the weeks to come?

“The fans have been brilliant, and I’m not surprised

by their support because they travelled with

us terrifically last year. They’ve been a huge

contributing factor to our success, and hopefully,

they can continue to support us on away trips and

at home.

“Although it’s been a difficult few weeks in terms of

results, we just need the fans to stick with us. The

fans need to be rest assured that we are here every

day working hard at the training ground, trying to be

the best versions of ourselves both on and off the

pitch.

“Stick with us, and we’re pretty confident that the

results will start to turn around, and that we will

start to put some smiles on faces again.”

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Max Power poses with his sponsors,

R Banks & Sons Funerals Ltd

PLAYER SPONSORS

CONFIRMED

Our 2022/23 Player Sponsors have been

confirmed, with sponsors invited to a special event

at Christopher Park Training Ground.

Taking in a private training session at Christopher

Park before attending the event, sponsors saw

the lads being put through their paces ahead of

last weekend's Sky Bet Championship clash with

Watford.

With each individual first-team player drawing a

ball at random for the 2022/23 season, selecting

their designed sponsor for the rest of the season,

pictures and pleasantries were exchanged before

being presented with a signed ball as a first token of

appreciation.

2022/23 Player Sponsors will also be presented

with a signed shirt from their dedicated player at the

end of the season.

Nathan Broadhead with his

sponsors, M.J Miller & Co

The Club would like to thank all of this season's

sponsors for their support, and look forward to

working with them across the campaign.

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PLAYER SPONSORS 2022|23

If you would like to sponsor a player, please call: 01942 770478 or email: commercial@wiganathletic.com

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3 TOM PEARCE

WIGAN GP

ALLIANCE

4 TOM NAYLOR

5 JACK WHATMOUGH

FANS FUND

6 JORDAN COUSINS

21 JOE BENNETT

23 ASHLEY FLETCHER

25 RARMANI EDMONDS-GREEN

32 CHARLIE HUGHES

27 TENDAYI DARIKWA

28 JOSH MAGENNIS

30 THELO AASGAARD

14 ANTHONY SCULLY

7 GWION EDWARDS

15 JASON KERR

8 MAX POWER

16 CURTIS TILT

9 CHARLIE WYKE

18 GRAEME SHINNIE

10 WILL KEANE

19 CALLUM LANG 11 JAMES MCCLEAN

20 NATHAN BROADHEAD

12 BEN AMOS

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TRAVEL IN NOVEMBER 2022


LATICS REVIEW

Hello boys and girls, and

welcome back to the DW

Stadium for this evening’s game

against Stoke City!

WELCOME

FROM

OUR CLUB

MASCOT...

It’s set to be another healthy

challenge for Leam Richardson

and his squad, and we’re going

to need you to be loud and

proud once again tonight.

OUR MATCH MASCOTS

THEO

AGE: 12

FAVOURITE PLAYER:

Thelo Aasgaard

JUNIOR SEASON

TICKET WINNER

JOSHUA

AGE: 10

FAVOURITE PLAYERS:

Will Keane & James

McClean

JUNIOR SEASON

TICKET WINNER

In this section, I will be putting

your Latics knowledge to the test

with a series of fun games!

Good luck, and enjoy the game!

HOLLIE

AGE: 5

FAVOURITE PLAYERS:

Will Keane & Max Power

FAMILY ZONE

HALLOWEEN COSTUME

CONTEST WINNER

WILLIAM

AGE: 9

FAVOURITE PLAYERS:

Thelo Aasgaard

FAMILY ZONE

HALLOWEEN COSTUME

CONTEST WINNER

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MY MATCH REPORT

CAN YOU HELP CRUSTY

FILL IN HIS REPORT?

BEFORE KICK-OFF

WHAT DO YOU THINK

THE SCORE WILL BE?

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE MAN OF THE MATCH?

PIXEL

POWER

CAN YOU NAME THE LATICS PLAYER?

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU THINK

WILL BE AT THE DW TONIGHT?

AT HALF TIME

WHAT WAS THE HALF

TIME SCORE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE

FULL TIME SCORE WILL BE?

WHO HAS IMPRESSED YOU THE MOST IN THE FIRST HALF?

A-MAZE-ING

AFTER THE FINAL WHISTLE

WHAT WAS THE FINAL SCORE?

WHO SCORED?

WAS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE FIRST HALF AS GOOD

IN THE SECOND? YES NO

WHO WAS YOUR MAN OF THE MATCH?

CAN YOU HELP CRUSTY THROUGH THE MAZE?

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ALL MIXED UP...

CAN YOU UNSCRAMBLE THE LETTERS TO

WORK OUT THE LATICS PLAYERS NAMES?

A B

WHAM TO

HACK JUG

CALM JAM

SCENE

SPOT THE BALL...

CAN YOU TELL THE POSITION

OF THE REAL BALL?

LATICS REVIEW

EXTREME

CLOSE-UP...

CAN YOU GUESS WHO WE HAVE ZOOMED

IN ON FOR A CLOSE-UP?

HOW DID YOU DO?

Pixel Power: Jason Kerr

All Mixed Up: A | Jack Whatmough B | James Mcclean

Spot The Ball: E Close-up: Joe Bennett

A

B

C

D

E

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TO

WITH…

> > > > > > > > > >

> > > > > > > > > >

> > > > > > > > > > CHARLIE

WYKE

A-Action: If you could be a superhero, which one

would you be?

CW- I would have to go for Iron Man!

B- Boyhood: Which team did you support growing up?

CW- I grew up supporting Middlesbrough!

C- Childhood Crush: Who was your first celebrity

crush?

CW- My first celebrity crush was Eva Longoria from

Desperate Housewives.

D- Dining Out: What’s your favourite cheat meal?

CW- It would have to be a Teesside Chicken Parmo.

E-Education: What was your best subject in school?

CW- Apart from P.E, my best subject was Religious

Education.

G- Goal!: What is your favourite goal that you have

scored?

CW- My first goal back against Cardiff City because

I never thought it would happen ever again.

H-Hype!: Which song hypes you up the most before

a big game?

CW- I don’t have one song in particular, but house

music always gets me up for a big game.

I-Idol: Who was your favourite sporting idol

growing up?

CW- My favourite players to watch when I was

growing up were Ronaldinho, Ruud van Nistelrooy,

and Mark Viduka.

J-Joker: Who is the funniest member of the squad?

CW- Myself!

F-Film Fanatic: What’s your favourite film?

CW- My favourite film is Gladiator.

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K- Kitted Out!- What’s the favourite football kit that

you have owned?

CW- My favourite football kit is the one

Middlesbrough wore when they won the Carling Cup

in 2004.

L- Languages: How many languages can you speak?

CW- One - Middlesbrough!

M- Mates: Who is your best mate in the squad?

CW- Max Power - I’ve been with him for far too long

now!

N-Number: Do you have a lucky number?

CW- Number 9!

O-Others - What’s your favourite sport outside of

football?

CW- I enjoy playing Paddle Tennis, and going

fishing.

P-Pie - What’s your favourite pie filling?

CW- My favourite flavour of pie is Steak & Ale.

Q-Quirky - Who has the most interesting fashion

sense?

CW- Nathan Broadhead - his dress sense is

shocking.

R-Roommate - Who do you room with on away trips?

CW- I usually have my own room, but I shared one

with Max Power in Spain.

S-Superstitions - Do you have a superstitious

routine?

CW- I have one - and I don’t know why I do it, but

I always fasten my laces on the halfway line with

one knee out of the centre circle, and my foot in the

centre circle.

T-Trim - What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had?

CW- I was a full baldy!

U-Uniform - What job would you do if you weren’t a

footballer?

CW- It’s a tough one that - but I’d probably be a pipe

fitter with my dad.

V-Vacation: Where is your favourite place to go on

holiday?

CW- My favourite place to go on holiday is Vegas.

W-Worst fear: What are you most scared of?

CW- I hate wasps and bees - I got stung so many

times by them as a kid.

X- X-Factor: Who is the worst singer in the squad?

CW- Anthony Scully!

Y-Youth: Where did you grow up?

CW- I grew up in Middlesbrough.

Z-Zoo: What’s your favourite animal?

CW- Apart from dogs, I love Orcas.

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JEFF ROURKE LOOKS BACK ON

2007/08

OUR THIRD

PREMIERSHIP SEASON

Kevin Kilbane battles

with Bolton Wanderers

captain Kevin Nolan

Sunday 9 December 2007 saw Steve Bruce’s side

make the short trip to the Reebok Stadium to face

Bolton Wanderers. A crowd of 20,309 saw Latics

fall to a 4-1 defeat against Gary Megson’s side.

After only three minutes, Bolton fortuitously went

ahead when Paul Scharner headed beyond his own

goalkeeper following a teasing cross by El Hadji

Diouf. Latics responded well and equalised after

14 minutes when Denny Landzaat latched onto

a half-cleared cross and picked his spot from 20

yards out.

While Nicolas Anelka missed a chance to restore

Bolton’s lead from the penalty spot, he quickly made

amends when his cut-back was met by a clinical

finish from skipper Kevin Nolan. Chances followed

at both ends, with Latics having two penalty

appeals turned down before Kevin Davies slid in to

poke the ball home for the decisive third goal after

70 minutes.

Anelka completed the scoring in the final minute

of the game, leaving Latics five points adrift of

safety. Both Bolton goalkeepers, Jussi Jaaskelainen

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Denny Landzaat opened

the scoring against

Blackburn Rovers

and unused substitute Ali Al-Habsi, later

became Latics players.

Saturday 15 December and Mark Hughes’

Blackburn Rovers were the visitors at

the JJB Stadium. A crowd of 16,489 saw

Latics secure their first win since August

with a superb 5-3 victory.

Latics took the lead after 10 minutes

when Marcus Bent put Denny Landzaat

through and the Dutchman calmly slotted

past keeper, Brad Friedel. It got even

better two minutes later when a Paul

Scharner header sent Bent through and

the striker got the better of future Latics

man Stephen Warnock, before smashing

the ball home.

Marcus Bent netted a superb

hat-trick in the 5-3 victory

over Blackburn Rovers

The visitors then got themselves a

penalty after Emile Heskey had held

onto Christopher Samba. However, Chris

Kirkland guessed right and managed to

push Benni McCarthy’s spot-kick around

the post. Rovers paid a heavy price for the

miss when on 37 minutes, Scharner got

on the end of a powerful Ryan Taylor freekick

to head home at the near post.

Then right on half-time, Roque Santa

Cruz turned on the edge of the Latics box

before sending a ferocious drive past

Kirkland. Five minutes after the interval,

Santa Cruz scored at the back post to

bring Rovers back into the game. Brett

Emerson then saw red for the visitors

after receiving a second yellow for a

foul on Taylor. Yet, just past the hour

mark, Rovers were level when Santa Cruz

completed his hat-trick with a well-taken

header.

Latics, however, hit back when Titus

Bramble played in Antonio Valencia who

crossed for Bent to score a simple header.

Latics finally wrapped up the points after

substitute Julius Aghahowa broke down

the right and crossed for Bent to tap in at

the far post to complete his hat-trick.

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||| TRAVELS IN RETROLAND |||

RECALLING SIGNS ALONG THE WAY

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with a Wigan

Athletic fan that has a treasure trove of stories

concerning our wonderful club. His name is Brian

Meadows and quite a lot of fans will already know

him but for those who don’t, you will have seen his

handiwork around town and beyond because Brian

is a sign writer and artist of some repute. Here is

Brian’s story:

Brian and his wife Doreen with

boxing legend Muhammad Ali

“I first started going to Latics games when I was

10 years old with Bob Smalley, a well-known

dustbin man from Hindley. Bob was a regular in my

Grandad’s first pub, ‘The Bonnie Lasses’ in Hindley

and he was Latics mad. I started going to the

football on my own when I was old enough when

Allan Brown was the manager.

“When I left school, I went to Art College and my

first job for Latics was painting the signs for the

toilets at Springfield Park. I got a job with a Design

Studio in Manchester doing artwork for mail-order

catalogues but I got the sack because of football!

“The World Cup was being held in England in 1966

and on this particular day, I was looking out the

office window when I saw the Portugal squad being

shown around the city. I asked the two lads who I

was in the office with to cover for me while I went

out to get the squad autographs but they told the

boss what I had done. I was sacked at the end of

the week, but I did get Eusébio’s autograph!

“So I decided to go back to Art College and in the

summer holidays, I worked in a Travel Agents. The

manager of the shop asked me if I would paint

some posters, so I did. I ended up being offered

a job by a local sign writers business and it was

there where I met Doreen, my future wife. She was

a sign writer too and eventually, we set up our own

business. One of our clients were Wigan Athletic

and I did all the posters around town advertising

their next home games. One day I was putting one

Brian with his DM Posters works van

Brian outside his old shop

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The Port Petroleum sign

at Springfield Park

up outside the old Bee’s Knees pub in town and a

bloke going past said that nobody reads them.

“So to prove a point, I put it on upside down. The

day after, Derek Fuller, who was the Commercial

Manager at Wigan, rang me up to say they had

loads of complaints about the poster being upside

down!

“Back then, all the posters were painted by hand,

not like today where you press a button. We ended

up doing posters for Wigan Warriors, Bolton

Wanderers, Preston North End, Rochdale, and

Blackburn Rovers. We had that much work, we

were able to set up our own business. We had a

little lad by now so Doreen worked from home

doing the painting in the front room which we had

converted and we had a shed out back. We called

our company DM Posters after Doreen Meadows.

We painted everything on plywood so you had to

prime it, undercoat it and top-coat it before you even

started with the lettering.

“One of the biggest jobs we had was doing the ‘Port

Petroleum’ sign across the top of the old Phoenix

Stand. We had to clear everything from the front

room lounge, television, settee, everything! The

plywood was 10 feet tall. I said to Doreen that we

need somewhere bigger so we bought premises in

King Street, Hindley and we were there for around

40 years. I did a lot of the signs at Wigan Athletic

for nothing because I was a big fan. I got a phone

call from Bryan Hamilton one Thursday, saying the

Wigan Observer were sponsoring Saturday’s game

but they wanted a sign up on the Popular Side

cover. I told him we would be pushed for time to

get that done but we’d sort it. Myself and Doreen

were up all night painting and drying plywood with

hairdryers! Dave Pinch, the groundsman, put the

floodlights on for us on the Friday.

“Here we were at half 11 at night on the top of the

Popular Stand in the pouring rain, putting this sign

up when police sirens rang out about the place.

Suddenly, we were confronted by policemen with

an Alsatian telling us we were under arrest for

pinching lead! Anyway, we completed it despite the

police intervention. On another occasion, we were

asked to put up a “Welcome to Wigan” sign on one

of the floodlights when we played Moscow Torpedo

in a friendly but the sign had to be in the Russian

language. My Dad put the sign on upside down

much to the bemusement of the Russian players.

“We did all the signs for the Wigan Casino Northern

Soul nights too and Richard Searling, the Northern

Soul DJ, recently asked me to do some for their

upcoming anniversary shows. I started doing

portrait painting with Doreen and the first one

we did was for Graham Oates at Wigan Athletic,

followed by Dave Thompson and Alex Cribley. Then

we moved onto boxing. The first boxer we did was

Barry McGuigan but my boxing hero was Tommy

Hearns and I did one of him for myself. Tommy

found out about it and invited me over to America

on an all-expenses paid trip! We keep in touch to

this day and I’ve been back a few times to see him.

I’ve met many boxers, including Muhammad Ali,

who kindly signed some prints for us.

“We met Ali on several occasions through our role

as the official artists for the Lonsdale International

Sporting Club. Ali described myself and Doreen as

‘the greatest sporting artists of all-time’. Many of

the fight game’s all-time greats are proud owners

of our paintings, including Oscar De La Hoya, Mike

Tyson, Willie Pep, Floyd Patterson, Ali, Marvin

Hagler, Julio Cesar Chavez, Naseem Hamed and

of course, the legendary Detroit hitman Thomas

Hearns. I’ve also met Donald Trump and Prince

(now King) Charles in the past and asked them both

are they ‘awreet’.

Thank you to Brian for agreeing to the interview, he’s

a real gentleman who is definitely “Awreet!”

Tony Topping

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BY GEORGE

LATICS SUPPORTER GEORGE CHILVERS BRINGS OUR

HISTORY TO LIFE IN GLORIOUS COLOUR…

In this mini-series, we’ll

take a look at some of

the images George has

worked on and the back

stories to their historical

significance.

Division Three | Saturday 23 February 1991

LATICS 4 STOKE CITY 0

Stoke City first visited Springfield Park in February

1991, and Latics produced a simply brilliant

performance to run out 4-0 winners in their

inaugural home fixture against the Potters.

Phil Daley opened the scoring with his seventh of

the campaign when he headed home Bryan Griffiths’

cross from the left, before the pair combined again

for Daley’s second on the edge of the area, with the

forward doubling Latics’ lead in the second half.

Darren Patterson bagged Latics’ third of the

afternoon when he climbed highest to convert

Everton loanee Phil Jones’ corner, and Don Page

was able to cap off a superb afternoon’s work when

he headed Jones’ delightful delivery into the back

of the net.

Latics: Hughes, Patterson, Tankard, Atherton,

Johnson, Langley, Jones, Rimmer, Daley, Page,

Griffiths.

Subs: Carberry, Pilling.

Stoke City: Fox, Butler, Carr, Beeston, Blake, Fowler,

Kennedy, Ellis, Ware, Biggins, Rice.

Subs: Devlin, Evans.

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Phil Daley bagged a

brace against Stoke

City in February 1991

Darren Patterson

notched Latics’ third

in the 4-0 rout

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ON THIS DAY. ..

…2ND

NOVEMBER

BY ANDREW WERRILL

Phil Hughes joined on a month’s

loan on this day in 1988

Although Brian Tiler’s men started strongly against

the Southern League side, they couldn’t find a way

past Ball in the visitors’ goal.

Credit to Harriers, they found the determination

to threaten with chances of their own, coming the

closest with a disallowed goal. Latics, on the other

hand, continued to penetrate with a steady stream

of attacks, and they were eventually rewarded with

the breakthrough when John Rogers blasted past

Ball from close range.

Kidderminster threatened to find a way back into

the game with dangerous raids from Wassall and

Yates but seven minutes later, Mickey Worswick

gave them a mountain to climb when he blasted

home a second for Latics after Jimmy Garrett

provided the assist.

2 NOVEMBER 1988

KEEPER MOVE

Latics manager Ray Mathias moved swiftly to ease

an injury crisis by signing Bury’s Northern Ireland

international Phil Hughes on a month’s loan.

After being limited to just seven appearances at

Gigg Lane, Hughes was allowed to join Latics on

loan to cover for Nigel Adkins and Roy Tunks who

had both been ruled out through injury.

Hughes went on to make his debut against

Chesterfield the following day, later signing on a

permanent transfer.

2 NOVEMBER 1974

FA CUP FOURTH QUALIFYING ROUND

LATICS 4 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 0

It was a performance to remember on this day in

November 1974, as Latics booked their place in

the next round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 victory over

Kidderminster Harriers.

On 77 minutes, a Billy Sutherland free-kick,

deflected by a visiting defender, provided Latics

with a third and Worswick added his second and

Latics’ fourth of the game three minutes later.

The win would set up a mouthwatering tie at

Shrewsbury Town, the sixth consecutive time

Latics had managed to reach the First Round of the

competition.

2 NOVEMBER 1996

NATIONWIDE LEAGUE DIVISION THREE

CARLISLE UNITED 0 LATICS 3

Two sensational strikes from Isidro Diaz and Andy

Saville’s first goal for the Club helped Latics to a

3-0 win at Carlisle United.

Latics broke the deadlock with just seven minutes

on the clock when Graeme Jones fed Diaz who cut

inside before firing a superb curling shot into the far

corner of the net.

The home side fought hard for an equaliser, forcing

18 corners, nut Saville saved Latics a minute after

their opener with two goal-line clearances.

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2 NOVEMBER 2004

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

STOKE CITY 0 LATICS 1

Lee McCulloch scored

a crucial winner against

tonight’s opponents on

this day in 2004

Lee McCulloch’s late strike at Stoke City kept Latics

six points clear at the top of the Championship

table.

Indeed, Latics had their backs to the wall for most

of the second half, but Diaz clinched the points in

the 89th minute with a 20-yard strike which was

almost as good as his first.

With the game in the dying embers, Saville then

raced on to a perfectly timed through ball from

Roberto Martinez to coolly score, and round off a

comprehensive win.

Carlisle: Caig, Delap, Archdeacon, Walling, Shirtliff,

Pounewatchy, Thornas, Peacock, Smart (Jansen

70), Hayward, Prokas (Conway 60).

Subs: Bass

Latics: L.Butler, J.Butler, Johnson, Greenall, Pender,

Morgan, Diaz, Jones, Saville, Martinez, Sharp.

Subs: Biggins, Klfford, Lowe.

Attendance: 6,235

Isidro Diaz netted a

brace at Carlisle United

Stoke started brightly and Chris Greenacre’s volley

was saved by John Filan before Daryl Russell forced

the Australian goalkeeper into a fine block.

Latics soon upped the tempo and Jason Roberts

headed Jimmy Bullard’s corner wide while Alan

Mahon hit the post with an overhead kick.

A third successive away win was provided by

Lee McCulloch who scored the decisive effort in

the 87th minute with a powerful 20-yard drive to

consolidate Paul Jewell’s side pole position in the

Championship.

It extended an unbeaten sequence to 17 matches

as Latics remained the only undefeated team in the

country at the time.

Stoke: de Goey, Thomas, Duberry, Taggart, Hill

(Henry 26), Russell, Brammer, Clarke, Asaba (Noel-

Williams 74), Akinbiyi, Greenacre.

Subs: Simonsen, Guppy, Neal.

Latics: Filan, Baines, Jackson, Breckin, Wright,

Graham, Mahon, Bullard, McCulloch, Ellington (Flynn

80), Roberts.

Subs: Mitchell, McMillan, Walsh, Whalley.

Attendance: 15,882

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WIGAN ATHLETIC

COMMUNITY TRUST

COMMUNITY TRUST TO

HOLD REMEMBRANCE

CUP BEFORE LATICS’

HOME MATCH AGAINST

BLACKPOOL

As part of Remembrance Day, Wigan Athletic

Community Trust will be holding a ‘Remembrance

Cup’ before Latics’ home match against Blackpool.

Saturday 12 November 2022

11am – 1pm

Wigan Fives, Stadium Way

The Community Trust are looking to recruit

eight teams of veterans, or currently serving

forces members, to compete in the seven-a-side

tournament.

The tournament will give you the chance to

represent the Armed Forces Community, and

each player that takes part will also receive a

complimentary ticket to Latics’ fixture against the

Seasiders.

If you’re interested in taking part in the

Remembrance Cup, please contact Wigan Athletic

Community Trust Health Engagement Manager,

Jamie Cook by emailing j.cook@wiganathletic.com

or by calling our Community Trust Office on 01942

318 090

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TENDAYI DARIKWA AND THELO AASGAARD

VISIT HOLIDAY CAMP AT DEAN TRUST WIGAN TO

INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION

Over the October half-term holidays, Latics duo

Tendayi Darikwa and Thelo Aasgaard visited Wigan

Athletic Community Trust’s Holiday Camp at Dean

Trust.

Darikwa and Aasgaard took part in fun small-sided

matches with the participants, with the pair signing

shirts and water bottles at the end of the session.

kids in the town, and we’ve got a responsibility to

make them feel involved with the Football Club.”

To find out more about our Holiday Camps, please

contact Sport and Football Officer, Andy Miller by

emailing a.miller@wiganathletic.com or call the

Community Trust Office on 01942 318090.

Captain Darikwa recognised the importance of

getting out and about in the Wigan community, and

inspiring the next generation of children.

Speaking at the event, Darikwa said: “It’s been nice

to have a kick about with some of the kids and

hopefully put a smile on their faces.

“It’s massive for us (to get involved). We are a family

club, so it’s important for us as players to give back

to the community. This is the next generation of

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of Wigan Athletic

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LATICS REVIEW

ACADEMY U18 UPDATE

Despite Latics making a bright start and getting

some dangerous early crosses into the box, the

visitors broke the deadlock in the sixth minute when

Marquise Martins fired in a low finish from the right

of the penalty area.

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2022 | PROFESSIONAL

DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

SANDISON BAGS A BRACE AS

LATICS U18S COME BACK FROM

BEHIND TO BEAT CREWE

LATICS 4

Payne 24’, Sandison 53’, 55’, Reilly 86’

CREWE ALEXANDRA 2

Martins 6’, Agius 52’

Marc Maddox’s side reacted well to falling behind,

and they almost hit back through Jack Reilly. A

loose pass out of the Crewe defence allowed Reilly

to drive into the area and shoot, but his low effort

was strongly parried away by goalkeeper Jack Flint.

From the resulting corner, Ruben Grewal flicked

Luca Latona’s delivery just over the crossbar.

Moments after Grewal was denied by an excellent

reaction save from Flint, Latics levelled the scores

at Christopher Park through a captain’s contribution

from Payne. Latona’s corner caused all sorts of

problems and was eventually bundled home by

Payne for his second goal of the season.

WIGAN ATHLETIC U18S

PRODUCED A BRILLIANT

PERFORMANCE TO COME

BACK FROM BEHIND TO

DEFEAT CREWE ALEXANDRA

4-2 LAST SATURDAY

MORNING.

Kai Payne levelled

the score with his

second goal of the

season

Despite falling behind on two occasions, Latics

showed excellent grit, determination and character

to earn all three points in the Professional

Development League encounter, thanks to goals

from Kai Payne, Nathan Sandison (2), and Jack

Reilly.

Latics headed into the game at Christopher Park,

determined to bounce back from their narrow

defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in their last outing.

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Latics took confidence from their equaliser and it

led to a succession of chances towards the back

end of the first half. First, Latona rifled an effort into

the side-netting, before Grewal couldn’t keep his

effort down following some good work from Reilly.

Despite Latics’ pressure throughout the first half,

it was the visitors who regained the lead with their

first meaningful opportunity in the second half. A

free-flowing move from the right was rounded off by

a composed finish from central midfielder Callum

Aguis.

Latics, however, responded exactly how you

would’ve hoped and they were back level 60

seconds later through Sandison. Reilly whipped

in a pinpoint cross from the right-hand side, and

Sandison beautifully directed his looping header

into the top corner.

It got even better for Latics just two minutes later

when Sandison grabbed his second of the game,

getting on the end of another Reilly cross to slide

his effort home at the near post.

After working hard to get their noses in front, Latics

switched their focus to protecting their lead, whilst

remaining alert for any opportunities to increase

their advantage.

The next significant opportunity of the game fell

to Latics in the 79th minute when Sandison had a

chance to notch a hat-trick, but his volley from the

edge of the area fell on the wrong side of the post.

After being the provider for both of Sandison’s

goals, Reilly decided that he wanted to get involved

in the act, sealing the victory with a calm finish four

minutes from time.

TEAM P W D L GD PTS

1 Barnsley U18 8 5 1 2 8 16

2 Sheffield United U18 9 5 1 3 4 16

3 Burnley U18 9 4 3 2 2 15

4 Peterborough United U18 9 4 0 5 -7 12

5 Wigan Athletic U18 9 3 1 5 0 10

6 Sheffield Wednesday U18 8 2 3 3 0 9

7 Crewe Alexandra U18 8 2 2 4 -3 8

8 Coventry City U18 7 2 1 4 -2 7

9 Birmingham City U18 8 2 1 5 -4 7

10 Hull City U18 8 1 1 6 -18 4

Nathan

Sandison’s

quick-fire brace

helped Latics

take the lead at

Christopher Park

Jack Reilly

sealed the

victory four

minutes

from time

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LATICS REVIEW

YOUR HISTORY SUPPORTER

INTERVIEW

AFTER WE PROUDLY CELEBRATED OUR 90TH ANNIVERSARY IN MAY,

WE’RE HANDING THE SPOTLIGHT OVER TO OUR SUPPORTERS TO LEARN

MORE ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENTS IN OUR HISTORY!

Dan with his dad at his first ever

Latics game in September 2004

Dan STACEY

Age: 19

First Home: Latics 1 Fulham 0 | 29 October 2005

First Away: Wolves 3 Latics 3 | 11 September 2004

First Hero: Hugo Rodallega

How long have you supported Wigan Athletic?

As long as I can remember! My dad gave me the

choice between my local team Wolves or his team

Latics, and I made the correct choice!

What are your earliest memories of supporting

Wigan Athletic?

The 3-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers springs

to mind. I tried recreating Emile Heskey’s sublime

finish at home for weeks afterwards.

What’s your favourite ever Latics game?

The FA Cup final by a million miles!

What’s been your favourite Latics kit?

From my lifetime, it has to be the 2018/19 home kit,

but my favourite of all time is the 1995/96 home kit.

Stunning.

Which Latics goal is your all-time favourite and

why?

Ben Watson’s header to win the FA Cup because it

gave us the best day in our club’s history. James

McClean’s away at Charlton Athletic is a recent

favourite too.

Do you have a favourite ever Latics player?

England international, Reece James. The best

player I’ve ever seen at Latics and he’s gone on to

become the best player in the world in his position.

Immense.

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Dan spent weeks trying to

recreate Emile Heskey’s flick

against Blackburn Rovers

Have you ever met a Latics player, and if so how

did it come about?

I met the whole squad in 2014 as part of a Fan

Zone experience. I think I told Ben Watson that I

loved him about 12 times in two minutes!

What’s your matchday routine before kick-off?

Since moving to university, it’s changed as I no

longer travel to the games with my dad. When we

do go up together though, we’ll listen to Fighting

Talk on the radio, then watch the early kick-off at

the Red Robin!

Reece James is Dan’s

favourite ever Latics player

Hugo Rodallega was Dan’s first Latics hero

Who do you go to Latics games with?

My Dad, Keith. He’s been going to games for over 40

years and what he doesn’t know about the club isn’t

worth knowing! Unfortunately, all of my mates back

home are Wolves fans, but I do convince a few of

them to come up here a couple of times a season.

Which is your favourite stand to watch home

games from and why?

The East Stand. ES5 is the place to be!

Where’s the furthest you’ve travelled to watch

Latics play?

Sunderland in the first game of last season. It

was the day after my 18th birthday, so as you can

imagine, it was a very long day!

Favourite away ground, and why?

The Etihad Stadium. Brilliant facilities, a great view

and an easy 3 points!

What is your most treasured Latics possession

and why?

Probably my FA Cup Final programme and match

ticket. Jermaine Pennant threw his shirt to me

after a 3-0 defeat at Brentford in May 2015 but that

doesn’t quite top the FA Cup Final memorabilia!

What makes being a Latics supporter so special?

We’re the biggest small club in the world and

nobody does it like we do!

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FIXTURES & RESULTS 2022/23

LATICS REVIEW

DATE KO/FA OPPOSITION COMP ATT. DATE KO/FA OPPOSITION COMP ATT.

Sat 30 Jul D 0-0 PRESTON NORTH END CHAMP 15,429 Mon 26 Dec 15:00 MIDDLESBROUGH CHAMP

Sat 6 Aug D 1-1 NORWICH CITY CHAMP 25,595 Thu 29 Dec 19:45 SUNDERLAND CHAMP

Tue 9 Aug L 1-0 FLEETWOOD TOWN C CUP 1,761 Mon 2 Jan 15:00 HULL CITY CHAMP

Sat 13 Aug D 1-1 BRISTOL CITY CHAMP 9,822 Sat 14 Jan 15:00 CARDIFF CITY CHAMP

Sat 20 Aug W 0-1 BIRMINGHAM CITY CHAMP 16,013 Sat 21 Jan 15:00 LUTON TOWN CHAMP

Sat 27 Aug L 1-5 BURNLEY CHAMP 14,506 Sat 28 Jan 15:00 WEST BROMWICH ALBION CHAMP

Tue 30 Aug D 1-1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION CHAMP 10,526 Sat 4 Feb 15:00 BLACKBURN ROVERS CHAMP

Sat 3 Sep W 1-2 LUTON TOWN CHAMP 9,885 Sat 11 Feb 15:00 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN CHAMP

Tue 13 Sep W 1-2 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN CHAMP 17,941 Wed 15 Feb 19:45 BRISTOL CITY CHAMP

Sat 17 Sep L 1-0 READING CHAMP 10,113 Sat 18 Feb 15:00 NORWICH CITY CHAMP

Sat 1 Oct W 0-2 ROTHERHAM UNITED CHAMP 10,761 Sat 25 Feb 15:00 PRESTON NORTH END CHAMP

Wed 5 Oct L 2-1 HULL CITY CHAMP 14,669 Sat 4 Mar 15:00 BIRMINGHAM CITY CHAMP

Sat 8 Oct L 1-3 CARDIFF CITY CHAMP 10,340 Sat 11 Mar 15:00 BURNLEY CHAMP

Tue 11 Oct W 0-1 BLACKBURN ROVERS CHAMP 13,611 Tue 14 Mar 19:45 COVENTRY CITY CHAMP

Sat 15 Oct L 2-1 SUNDERLAND CHAMP 37,060 Sat 18 Mar 15:00 WATFORD CHAMP

Wed 19 Oct L 1-4 MIDDLESBROUGH CHAMP 10,226 Sat 1 Apr 15:00 QUEENS PARK RANGERS CHAMP

Sat 22 Oct L 2-1 QUEENS PARK RANGERS CHAMP 16,353 Fri 7 Apr 15:00 SHEFFIELD UNITED CHAMP

Sat 29 Oct L 0-1 WATFORD CHAMP 10,642 Mon 10 Apr 15:00 SWANSEA CITY CHAMP

Wed 2 Nov 19:45 STOKE CITY CHAMP

Sat 15 Apr 15:00 BLACKPOOL CHAMP

Sat 5 Nov 15:00 SWANSEA CITY CHAMP

Tue 18 Apr 20:00 STOKE CITY CHAMP

Tue 8 Nov 19:45 COVENTRY CITY CHAMP

Sat 22 Apr 15:00 MILLWALL CHAMP

Sat 12 Nov 15:00 BLACKPOOL CHAMP

Sat 29 Apr 15:00 READING CHAMP

Sat 10 Dec 15:00 MILLWALL CHAMP

Sat 6 May 15:00 ROTHERHAM UNITED CHAMP

Sat 17 Dec 15:00 SHEFFIELD UNITED CHAMP

HOME AWAY

HOME AWAY

*Correct as of 31/10/2022 at 4pm

P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS

1 Burnley 18 5 4 0 17 8 4 4 1 15 8 +16 35

2 Blackburn Rovers 18 7 0 2 16 7 4 0 5 7 11 +5 33

3 Queens Park Rangers 17 5 2 1 14 7 4 1 4 11 12 +6 30

4 Sheffield United 17 4 3 1 17 8 4 2 3 11 8 +12 29

5 Norwich City 18 5 2 2 17 10 3 2 4 9 10 +6 28

6 Swansea City 17 5 1 3 13 11 3 3 2 10 12 0 28

7 Watford 17 5 1 2 15 9 2 4 3 9 11 +4 26

8 Millwall 17 7 0 2 16 7 1 2 5 6 13 +2 26

9 Luton Town 17 2 5 2 13 11 4 2 2 8 8 +2 25

10 Preston North End 18 2 4 3 4 7 4 3 2 9 8 -2 25

11 Reading 17 6 1 2 14 9 2 0 6 6 16 -5 25

12 Birmingham City 17 3 3 2 10 6 3 2 4 8 9 +3 23

13 Rotherham United 17 4 3 2 16 10 1 4 3 4 10 0 22

14 Bristol City 18 4 2 3 13 9 2 2 5 13 18 -1 22

15 Blackpool 17 3 1 4 12 12 3 3 3 11 14 -3 22

16 Sunderland 17 2 4 2 10 9 3 2 4 12 12 +1 21

17 Cardiff City 17 4 2 2 6 4 2 1 6 7 15 -6 21

18 Hull City 17 4 0 5 9 15 2 2 4 11 17 -12 20

19 Stoke City 17 2 2 4 8 12 3 2 4 10 11 -5 19

20 Wigan Athletic 17 1 3 5 6 16 4 1 3 11 9 -8 19

21 Middlesbrough 17 3 4 2 10 9 1 1 6 10 14 -3 17

22 Coventry City 15 2 1 3 5 6 2 4 3 10 12 -3 17

23 Huddersfield Town 16 4 1 4 10 8 0 2 5 7 14 -5 15

24 West Bromwich Albion 17 1 4 4 11 14 1 4 3 9 10 -4 14

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Latics v Blackpool

Saturday 12 November 2022 | 3pm

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MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Samuel Barrott

Assistant Referee: Shaun Hudson | Assistant Referee: Matthew Jones

Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham

Swansea City v Latics

Saturday 5 November 2022 | 3pm


LATICS REVIEW WIGAN ATHLETIC VS STOKE CITY ISSUE 10

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