Wigan Athletic

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 25 May 15:32

Bolton sign Taylor on two-year deal

Promoted Bolton sign Wigan full-back Andrew Taylor on a two-year deal after his season-long loan at the club.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 23 May 11:06

Former Man City chief executive Cook joins Wigan in new director?s role

Garry Cook, a former Manchester City chief executive, has joined Wigan in a non-executive director’s role following their relegation from the Championship.

Cook, who will work in a part-time advisory capacity with the Latics, spent three years with City where he was responsible for a series of public relations blunders as the club tried to establish themselves as a European heavyweight under their new Abu Dhabi-based owners.

Appointed prior to their arrival in 2008, Cook once claimed of the club’s then-captain “Richard Dunne doesn’t roll off the tongue in Beijing” and said AC Milan “bottled” a proposed deal to bring Brazilian forward Kaka to City.

He resigned in 2011 following an internal inquiry into allegations he sent an offensive email to the cancer-stricken mother of Nedum Onuoha.

Cook previously worked for Nike and was employed in a senior management position with UFC following his Manchester City exit.

“I was both honoured and delighted to be asked to be part of the team developing the next chapter for Wigan Athletic,” he told the club’s official website.

“Returning to the UK and football was a careful decision and had to include supporting a chairman with a high level of ambition and enthusiasm to build the club for future success.”

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Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 May 19:50

Former Man City chief exeuctive Garry Cook joins Wigan

Cook spent three years with City where he was responsible for a series of PR blunders as they tried to establish themselves as a European heavyweight under their new Abu Dhabi-based owners.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 22 May 11:25

Eight clubs fail to respond to independant EFL inquiry

The EFL are ‘very disappointed’ with clubs response to the independent inquiry into the game’s sexual abuse scandal, as eight clubs fail to respond.

The inquiry team led by Clive Sheldon QC wrote to every club in England and Wales in January asking for information to be supplied by March 15 at the latest.

Those clubs who failed to reply could face Football Association sanction, although the EFL insist they have subsequently reminded the clubs concerned of their responsibilities.

In a statement the EFL said: “The EFL was very disappointed to learn from the Football Association on the 11th May that eight of its Clubs had failed to provide a response to enquiries made by Clive Sheldon QC as part of his Independent Review.

“Having been made aware of the situation, the EFL immediately made contact with the relevant Clubs and secured a response.

“The EFL is satisfied that its Clubs were not seeking to ‘obstruct’ the process but acknowledges that the failure to respond within the given timeframes created unnecessary speculation and was unhelpful.

“All 72 Clubs will once again be reminded that the EFL expects their full co-operation with the Review.”

In the statement, the EFL added that May 11 was the first time it had become aware of a potential issue, and by May 19, all 72 clubs under its jurisdiction had responded.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 19 May 12:11

Scorer of fastest football hat-trick dies

Highlands-born Tommy Ross entered the Guinness World Records for his three goals in 90 seconds in 1964.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 17 May 18:46

Warnock one of four players released in Wigan clearout

Former England defender Stephen Warnock and experienced midfielder Gabriel Obertan are among four players released by recently relegated side Wigan.

Latics, who were relegated to Sky Bet League One after a disappointing first season back in the second tier, also confirmed that Jussi Jaaskelainen and Andrew Taylor will leave the club when their contracts expire on June 30.

However, David Perkins and Jordan Flores have been offered new deals at the DW Stadium.

Warnock, who started his career at Liverpool and has also played for the likes of Blackburn, Aston Villa and Leeds, told the club’s official website: “I will always remain thankful for the opportunity the club gave me and also the way in which the fans embraced me and supported the team through the highs and lows.

“I am sure that Wigan Athletic will bounce back next season and I wish everyone at the club well in the future.”

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 17 May 16:15

Warnock among four to exit Wigan

Wigan release Stephen Warnock, Gabriel Obertan, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Andrew Taylor after their relegation.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 15 May 17:41

Keith Hill set for biggest deal in Rochdale history ? report

TEAMtalk understands that Rochdale are set to hand a new long-term deal to manager Keith Hill, who was attracting interest from Wigan Athletic.

The Latics are looking for a new boss following the departure of Warren Joyce earlier in the season – an appointment which failed to live up to expectations and ultimately saw them relegated.

Now back in League One the Latics had been tracking Hill, who continues to perform miracles on a small budget at Spotland with Rochdale, who only just missed out on the League One play-offs this season.

Wigan have been keen to talk to Hill, but Rochdale have been quick to move and are hopeful Hill could sign the biggest deal in their history later this week.

TEAMtalk sources suggest Wigan could now make a move for their former boss Uwe Rosler – currently at Fleetwood – but who was expected to be move to Norwich City.

Rosler, 48, managed Wigan between 2013/14 but such has been his success in getting the Cod Army to the League One play-offs this term, Wigan have registered their interest once again.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 13 May 21:47

Pompey's Cook interested in Wigan talks

Portsmouth boss Paul Cook is interested in talking to Wigan about their vacant managerial role, reports BBC Radio Solent.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 12 May 11:29

58-year high for English Football League attendances

English Football League matches were watched by more than 18million people in the 2016-2017 season, the EFL have announced.

The EFL announced its cumulative attendance figures on Thursday, with 18,107,332 fans clicking through turnstiles across the three divisions.

The total is the highest since 1959 and the 14th highest in the league’s history.

Chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “Football attendances clearly benefit from promotion and relegation as those teams carrying larger supporter bases move around divisions.

But what is particularly pleasing with this latest set of data is the fact the EFL has seen a three per cent growth season-on-season when this factor is removed and you analyse the attendances of the 67 clubs who have been members for the past two seasons.

“It is clear to see that the EFL continues to be one of the most watched football competitions and our clubs deserve huge credit for continuing to find new and innovative ways of encouraging supporters through their turnstiles.”

The figure was an 11 per cent increase on the tally from a season ago, with the league also pointing out that the 72 EFL clubs have a combined social media following in excess of 26.5 million.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 7 May 16:28

Wigan Athletic 1-1 Leeds United

Leeds United are held to a draw by relegated Wigan Athletic to end the season on a five-match winless run.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 5 May 11:52

QUIZ: Identify these 20 one-season wonders from yesteryear

Trawl back through those memory banks to see how many of our 20 Premier League one-season wonders you can name. Some of them enjoyed their stand-out season a long time ago.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 29 Apr 19:10

Wigan finally relegated after losing to Reading

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: The Latics were promoted from League One last season but face another stint in the third tier after Reading won 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 28 Apr 13:47

Premier League and EFL: Who can go up or down this weekend

The football season is firmly at its business end, with less than a handful of games to go up and down the country. This weekend sees the final round in League One and the National League.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 Apr 01:36

Wigan want to rehire former boss Uwe Rosler from Fleetwood

Wigan – who have sacked two managers Gary Caldwell and Warren Joyce this season – have made it clear Uwe Rosler is on the top of their wishlist following a season of struggle.

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 20 Feb 19:06

Ian Holloway set to stick as QPR host Wigan

Queens Park Rangers Wigan Athletic 7:45 PM UTC Game Details Home: 23/20  Draw: 9/4  Away: 3/1  Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats QPR could be unchanged for the visit of Wigan after enjoying a thumping 4-1 win at Birmingham on Saturday.Deadline-day signing Ravel Morrison is still building up his fitness having missed the last two games and the Lazio loanee will be assessed.Jack Robinson made his comeback from a hamstring injury for the under-23s on Monday.Fellow defender Steven Caulker is still out with a hip problem.Wigan are expected to be without Michael Jacobs when they travel to Loftus Road.Latics boss Warren Joyce believes...

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 18 Feb 18:06

Championship strugglers Wigan hold Preston to goalless draw

Wigan Athletic Preston North End 0 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Struggling Wigan held play-off chasing Preston to a goalless draw at the DW Stadium in a Sky Bet Championship encounter desperately short on quality and chances.Preston only had themselves to blame for not picking up all three points, having been awarded a penalty inside 10 minutes.But Wigan goalkeeper Matt Gilks - making his home debut - kept out Jordan Hugill's spot-kick, before denying the North End man from the rebound as well.Wigan struggled to get anything going at the other end, with North...

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 14 Feb 22:51

Wigan boost survival fight and add to Wolves' misery

Wolverhampton Wanderers Wigan Athletic 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Jake Buxton grabbed a decisive late goal as Wigan boosted their bid to avoid relegation with a priceless 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win away to Wolves.Buxton headed home an 88th-minute corner from Max Power - Wigan's first attempt on goal - as Wolves crashed to a third successive defeat.Wigan still needed a stunning late save from Matt Gilks to hold on to the three points when he tipped away a 25-yard drive from Conor Ronan in stoppage time.Gilks, who was making his first start after his recent move...

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 11 Feb 18:33

Fulham 3-2 Wigan Athletic

Fulham Wigan Athletic 3 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Neeskens Kebano grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Fulham hit back to stun struggling Wigan 3-2 in the Sky Bet Championship match at Craven Cottage.Floyd Ayite put the hosts ahead on 25 minutes, only for a Scott Malone own goal and Michael Jacobs' strike on the stroke of half-time to turn the match on its head.However, Denis Odoi equalised in the 71st minute and Kebano sealed a dramatic comeback with the 93rd-minute winner.Fulham welcomed back Ayite, while Wigan called upon David Perkins to replace...

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 7 Feb 22:57

Dijks equaliser cancels out Bogle brace in Wigan-Norwich draw

Wigan Athletic Norwich City 2 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Omar Bogle scored a brilliant brace on his full Wigan debut to earn his side a 2-2 draw against Norwich in the Championship. The ex-Grimsby man brought Wigan level on the hour mark with a clinical header after Nelson Oliveira had nodded City in front towards the end of the first half. And Bogle was at it again midway through the second period by converting a 20-yard free kick past a helpless John Ruddy. But just as Wigan were looking at reducing the gap to fourth-bottom Burton to three points --...

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