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ESPN FC News 22 May 21:55

England name Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane captain for World Cup

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner examines England's strike force and wonders if they'll have what it takes to lead the Three Lions to glory at the World Cup. After the excitement of England's World Cup squad announcement, the Exploding Heads are here to break the bad news to those who didn't make the cut. England have named striker Harry Kane as their captain heading into the World Cup in Russia this summer. Kane, 24, the two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, is the vice captain to Hugo Lloris at Tottenham and has occasionally worn the armband since Wayne Rooney retired from international competition in 2017. England manager Gareth Southgate made the announcement in a live video on Twitter on Tuesday morning. "Last night, we told the rest of the players that we've named Harry as captain for...

ESPN FC News 22 May 21:53

Troisi embraces competition for spots

James Troisi speaks from Socceroos camp in Turkey.

ESPN FC News 22 May 21:24

Zlatan introduces himself, Salah's lookalike, Ronaldo statue redemption in best of Toe Poke

Relive 10 of the best stories that amused and amazed in this season of football around the world. It's that time of year again when we here at Toe Poke pause a moment to take stock of the season just gone -- the thrills, the spills, the truly, truly dreadful penalty kicks (stay tuned!). Here are our various winners and indeed losers from 2017-18 ... Redemption of the season November brought with it redemption for one of the biggest laughing stocks of last season, as Portuguese artist Jose Antonio Navarro Arteaga was handed an artistic reprieve. Arteaga is of course the man who made a hash...

ESPN FC News 22 May 21:03

West Ham appoint Manuel Pellegrini as manager to replace David Moyes

Manuel Pellegrini has signed a three-year contract to become West Ham United's manager. The former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss

ESPN FC News 22 May 12:59

Transfer Talk: Tottenham optimistic over Martial move, Lewandowski to Chelsea?

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 May 00:58

Whelan family agree deal to sell Wiganto Chinese investors

The Whelan family have confirmed the proposed sale of their entire shareholding in Wigan to Hong Kong-based International Entertainment Corporation.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 16 May 08:11

Guardiola scoops Manager award; divisional winners revealed

Pep Guardiola has been rewarded for a record-breaking season with Manchester City by being named the League Managers Association Manager of the Year.

The Spaniard masterminded City’s Premier League title triumph with a points record of 100, with his side amassing 106 goals along the way.

Guardiola had earlier been named Premier League manager of the year at the LMA Awards dinner in London on Tuesday night, just 24 hours after celebrating City’s triumph with an open-top bus parade around Manchester.

Elsewhere, Cardiff boss Neil Warnock received an LMA Special Achievement Award to mark a record eighth career promotion after taking the Welsh club up in second place in the Sky Bet Championship.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo picked up the LMA Championship award, having seen his side secure the title.

The LMA League One Manager Of The Year award went to Shrewsbury’s Paul Hurst, whose team finished third behind Blackburn and champions Wigan. The Shrews saw off Charlton to book their place in the play-off final at Wembley, where they will face either Scunthorpe or Rotherham.

John Coleman collected the League Two award after Accrington Stanley claimed fourth-tier title with 93 points.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes won the FA Women’s Super League award after leading her side to a league and cup double.


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Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 15 May 12:55

Wigan eyeing up permanent move for on-loan Leicester left back Callum Elder

Wigan are ready to make Leicester an offer for Callum Elder. Paul Cook wants to make the loan into a permanent transfer for next season, with Elder having one year left on his Leicester deal.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 8 May 18:48

Wigan manager Paul Cook agrees new four-year deal after guiding them back to the Championship

Wigan manager Paul Cook has signed a new four-year deal after guiding the club back to the Championship and clinching the League One title in his first season as boss.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 8 May 13:56

Hong Kong group's takeover of Wigan Athletic moves nearer as Whelan family agree to deal

The takeover of Wigan Athletic by a Hong Kong-based consortium has moved a step closer after the Whelan family agreed in principle to sell their majority stake in the club.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Apr 18:50

The EFL may SCRAP match programmes after a 'decline in sales' and 'rise of social media'

The EFL are set to have talks with a number of Football League clubs in the summer over the choice to produce matchday programmes from the beginning of next season.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 18 Apr 12:34

Wolves, Fulham dominate PFA Championship Team of the Year

Wolves and Fulham dominate the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Championship Team of the Year.

Leaders Wolves, who have already secured promotion to the Premier League, and third-placed Fulham both boast three players each.

Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy, centre-back Willy Bolly and midfielder Ruben Neves are among the XI, alongside Fulham’s 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Tom Cairney.

The rest of the team is made up of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, Norwich midfielder James Maddison and forwards, Bobby Reid, Leon Clarke and Matej Vydra of Bristol City, Sheffield United and Derby respectively.

The PFA Championship Team of the Year!

🏆 #PFAawards pic.twitter.com/1YXaJ30QF2

— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018


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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 10 Apr 14:11

Can you name every relegated Prem manager since 2010? ? PF

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 20 Mar 10:41

An ode to the man who treats football with humour it needs ? PF

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 19 Mar 14:22

Ref Review: Our verdict on Son denial; VAR missed Vardy clash

Another week and more VAR controversy as Son Heung-Min’s goal was disallowed in the FA Cup, while Jamie Vardy was a lucky boy, all in Ref Review.


Refereeing decisions are regularly the source of debate among fans, pundits, players and managers so this season a five-strong TEAMtalk panel will be passing judgement on every red card (or avoidance of one), every penalty and any other major incident every matchday.

We’ll also decide on a weekly basis which side can consider themselves lucky and which was the easiest decision for a match official to make.


Charlie Adam red card v Everton

Even allowing for the shocking weather conditions it’s difficult to make a case against the dismissal of Mr Adam on the half hour against Everton on Saturday. The Stoke man flew in on Wayne Rooney with his studs showing and even Boss Paul Lambert conceded afterwards: “If you go in with the studs in the modern-day game you put yourself in a position to be red carded.” Ref Martin Atkinson had a great view of it and didn’t hesitate in producing a red.

Verdict: Correct decision


Crystal Palace penalty v Huddersfield Town

An invaluable away win for Palace this and the points were all but sealed after Andros Townsend was taken out by Mathias Jorgensen after a great run. It was a stonewall penalty, duly converted by Luka Milivojevic to give the Eagles’ survival bid a massive shot in the arm.

Verdict: Correct decision


Tottenham disallowed goal v Swansea City

Another FA Cup tie, and yet another VAR controversy. Spurs’ South Korean star Son Heung-Min thought he had put Spurs firmly in the driving seat after firing home with a spectacular effort after a ball over the top by Christian Eriksen, only for the effort to be flagged for offside. It was a really marginal decision, and close enough for Kevin Friend to consult VAR. Again the replays were hardly conclusive, with opinion divided as to whether Son was offside or not despite numerous replays. It also threw up another question. What would have happened if the VAR had conclusively shown that Son was onside? The goal, surely, could not have stood, because Swans ‘keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt had stopped playing once the whistle had been blown? In this instance the officials erred on the side of caution and stuck with the original onfield call.

Verdict: Correct decision


Southampton penalty v Wigan Athletic

Wigan’s Dan Burn brought down Manolo Gabbiadini with the latter through on goal during Sunday’s FA Cup quart-final and while there was no debate about the award, some pundits felt the Wigan man might have also been sent off. What saved Burn however was the fact he made a legitimate, if clumsy, attempt for the ball. Great call by the referee.

Verdict: Correct decision


Jamie Vardy clash with Cesc Fabregas

VAR was again called into action during Sunday’s FA Cup clash between Leicester City and Chelsea when Cesc Fabregas complained to Craig Pawson that Vardy hit him in the face. In real time it was clear that Vardy aimed a swing in the direction of Fabregas and we feel it was an act that merited a booking at least. Amazingly the VAR didn’t see anything untoward despite the benefit of several slow mo replays.

Verdict: Incorrect decision


Team most likely to feel brassed off award


It may seem a bizarre choice given how comfortably Spurs won in the end but their players, and boss Mauricio Pochettinho, were clearly perplexed by having to wait for more than three minutes for a definitive decision on the Son offside. It’s clear that waiting more that a few seconds to find out whether a goal should stand risks killing the mood. But three minutes in the freezing cold? The Spurs boss didn’t hold back afterwards either as he said: “It’s a nightmare. I feel so sorry for the people trying to use that system. I think I prefer it when the ref and assistant make mistakes than to wait three or four minutes for things.”

Stonewall decision of the week

Southampton penalty

The spot-kick was eventually saved in spectacular fashion by Christian Walton – and you will not see a better save all season by the way – but the decision to award the penalty was one hundred per cent correct.


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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 28 Jun 11:02

Buxton joins Burton after Wigan exit

Championship side Burton Albion sign former Derby County and Wigan Athletic defender Jake Buxton on a one-year contract.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 26 Jun 13:27

Burton Albion sign full-back Warnock

Burton Albion sign full-back Stephen Warnock on a one-year deal after his release by Wigan Athletic.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 21 Jun 23:18

Flores signs two-year Wigan deal

Winger Jordan Flores signs a new two-year contract with League One side Wigan Athletic.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

League One fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in League One during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 20 Jun 23:12

Wigan agree to release Buxton

Wigan Athletic defender Jake Buxton leaves the club by mutual consent after 12 months of a three-year contract.

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