Posts Tagged "Wigan Athletic"

The 2013 FA Cup Final: A Performance For The Ages From Wigan Athletic

By on May 11, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

The singing of the pre-FA Cup final hymn “Abide With Me” was first introduced for the 1927 match in the hope that some communal singing might provide a moment of unity between supporters of different clubs before the upcoming competition. The words to it were first written as a poem by a Scottish hymn-writer, Henry Francis Lyte, as he was dying of...

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Content To Be Consumed: The FA & Its Cup In The Twenty-First Century

By on Apr 16, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

In the year of its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary, we might have expected that the Football Association would want to make this year’s FA Cup Final a special one. In some respects, they have got a match that has a number of interesting enough back-stories. One of the competing teams is the former non-league club, the first ever to appear in the finals of...

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That Was The Weekend That Was: Do You Really Care About This Any More? Really?

By on Apr 15, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

In many respects, none of them desirable in any way whatsoever, it was perhaps appropriate that the greatest achievement so far in the history of Wigan Athletic Football Club should have been knocked off the back pages of the weekend’s papers by excesses of a few drunken Millwall supporters harbouring some sort of perceived slight and a Newcastle United...

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Match Of The Past: Wigan Athletic

By on Jul 17, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Having been elected into the Football League in 1978 and spending the next quarter of a century in the bottom two divisions, finding inclusions for Wigan Athletics turn on our Match Of The Past series hasn’t necessarily been easy. However, we have managed to find six matches from the years between 1982 and 1997 for you this evening, starting off with their...

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Wigan, Bolton & Blackburn Labour Under Grey Lancastrian Skies

By on Dec 18, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The absence of the top five or six clubs from much of the schedule for yesterday’s Premier League fixtures may have meant that the eyes of many may have drifted towards the bottom of the table instead. As has been the case for the previous couple of seasons, the bottom half of the Premier League table is starting to look rather congested, with just six points...

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