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  1. The end of Coyle's honeymoon period

    Ned Brown

    The honeymoon period for Owen Coyle and the FA Cup winners came to an end at Dean Court Saturday. Latics were brought back to reality as a nervy, but resolute, Bournemouth team proved strong opposition in a 1-0 victory. A succession of errors by W...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  2. Are Grant Holt's goals the key to Coyle's revolution?

    Ned Brown

    The signing of Grant Holt might well be a landmark for Wigan Athletic. The centre-forward's rise through the divisions mirrors that of the club he has joined - early years in non-league football followed by a period of consolidation in each of the th...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  3. The inside word on new signing Thomas Rogne

    Ned Brown

    In light of the much-needed flurry of transfer activity Owen Coyle has orchestrated in recent days, we thought we'd re-visit a special feature approach and ask more informed writers about who exactly the club is signing. Twenty-three year-old Norw...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  4. McCann arrival kicks off Coyle revolution at Wigan

    Ned Brown

    The first signing of the Owen Coyle era has been confirmed in the shape of 25-year-old Irish midfielder Chris McCann, who will join Wigan Athletic upon the expiration of his contract at Burnley, where he spent the past nine years. The transfer vir...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  5. Time to rebuild for beleaguered Wigan as Martinez bids farewell

    Ned Brown

    If a week is a long time in politics, this month has been an eternity in Wigan Athletic's corner of football history. From that magical day at Wembley to the exhaustion and despair of relegation three days later, to the joy of the victory parade at w...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Has Roberto really gone this time?

    Ned Brown

    Just as the dust had settled on another unforgettable and emotional season of highs and lows, an official statement went up on the Wigan Athletic website confirming Roberto Martinez has been given permission to talk to another club, believed to be Ev...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. One step back but a giant leap forward

    Ned Brown

    No sooner had the dust settled on Wigan Athletic's FA Cup semifinal success over Millwall a month ago than a notion started circulating that the Latics could become the first club to win the FA Cup and suffer relegation the same season. Deep in th...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  8. Proud Wigan slip away at Emirates

    Ned Brown

    The week that brought Wigan Athletic its greatest moment in football has ended in sadness as the club's eight-year Premier League history has been placed in the to-be-continued pile along with so many others. Few Wigan supporters will feel anythin...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  9. The day Wigan established themselves among football's elite

    Ned Brown

    When you watch it again, it is hard to tell that Ben Watson's FA Cup-winning header actually happened in slow motion. But from my bright red Wembley seat about 15 yards away, I can assure you that the world stopped for a magical 10 seconds as the bal...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  10. Who will play?

    Ned Brown

    On such a historic occasion for Wigan Athletic, it seemed in a strange way inappropriate to focus on lineups, tactics and the XI that turned out to represent the club in its first ever FA Cup final. But it is the biggest game in the club's histor...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  11. Defensive frailties cost down-but-not-out Wigan

    Ned Brown

    The defensive lapses that got Wigan in trouble in the first place resurfaced at the worst possible time to sink them into the deepest waters yet as Swansea ran out unlikely 3-2 winners at the DW Tuesday. Despite twice taking the lead and appearing...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  12. Dream alive as Wigan edge Hawthorns thriller

    Ned Brown

    A wounded and embattled Wigan Athletic side somehow miraculously emerged with three points to keep their dream of a survival and FA Cup double very much alive. Despite fielding a makeshift defence, going behind twice, and suffering yet another injury...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  13. A point gained or two lost for Wigan?

    Ned Brown

    A thrilling encounter at the DW Stadium ended two goals apiece as Tottenham and Wigan put a dent in each other's contrasting ambitions. Spurs, chasing a Champions League spot after being cruelly denied one last season, started strongly but found ...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  14. Relegation takes centre stage as United clinch title

    Ned Brown

    As Manchester United players confirmed the club's 20th league title with a 3-0 triumph over Aston Villa on Monday night and five games still to play, the race at the other end of the table was thrust into the limelight. For United followers, who w...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  15. Late heartbreak for classy Latics

    Ned Brown

    A very strong Wigan Athletic performance, lacking only a goal, ended in misery as a Carlos Tevez wonder strike settled the Premier League clash in with Manchester City - and billed as a dress rehearsal for May's FA Cup final - at 1-0 with five minute...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  16. City conundrum for Latics

    Ned Brown

    It's hard to remember a senior member of the current Wigan squad who has not publicly stated that league survival trumps cup success this year, but no one put it better than Roberto Martinez ahead of Wednesday's clash with Manchester City. "In man...

    Blog | April 17, 2013