7 things you probably didn’t know about new Wigan boss Owen Coyle

Wigan Athletic have today confirmed that Owen Coyle has been appointed manager after Roberto Martinez took up the managerial post at Everton. 1. Owen Coyle was a striker and played for 14 different clubs during his career, including the club that recently sacked him, Bolton Wanderers. 2. During his playing career, Coyle scored 249 goals […]

STATS: McManaman’s shooting for Wigan vs Benteke’s 105 shots for Aston Villa

Wigan v Aston Villa 16:00   – Wigan’s fate was confirmed on Tuesday evening as, just days after their remarkable FA Cup Final triumph over Manchester City, they were beaten 4-1 at the Emirates by Arsenal and relegated to the Championship.   – Wigan look to have unearthed a real gem in Callum McManaman but […]

STATS: McAuley’s defensive contributions for West Brom vs Kone’s shooting for Wigan

West Brom v Wigan, 15:00    – West Brom saw off Southampton last weekend with a 0-3 victory with proved to be a dramatic affair with three players sent off.    – Gareth McAuley will have an incredibly important role this weekend, structuring a defence against a Wigan side who will be battling for their […]

STATS: Figueroa’s defensive contributions for Wigan vs Lennon’s challenges for Tottenham Hotspur

Wigan v Tottenham, 15:00   – Wigan fell to a 2-0 defeat away to West Ham last weekend as they remained in the bottom three going into their final five matches of the season.   – Maynor Figueroa continues to enhance his already glowing reputation as the season draws to a close. Not only has […]

STATS: Kompany’s defensive contributions for Manchester City vs Maloney’s attacking contributions for Wigan

Manchester City v Wigan, 19:45    – Manchester City are on something of a roll at the moment, having now won 4 out of their last fixtures, and dispatching with Man Utd and Chelsea in their last two. They will be looking to sustain any hope of  retaining their title when they meet relegation-threatened Wigan […]

Callum McManaman’s career in full – is he ready for Arsenal, Manchester United or Chelsea move?

Callum McManaman, who has played for Wigan since he was 16-years-old, is a name most football fans are familiar with because of his HORROR TACKLE on Newcastle’s Massadio Haidara last month. However, it has become apparent that the 21-year-old is actually a half decent player, and after scoring in the FA Cup 5th Round, quarter-final […]

Wigan fail to sell out their tickets… time to adopt German model?

BBC have revealed that Wigan Athletic have sold just two thirds of their ticket allocation for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Millwall. An indicator that modern day football is beyond the affordable for the average fan, perhaps, or maybe a result of the Lancashire club being predominantly a Rugby town. Still, with a population of […]

STATS: McCarthy’s passing for Wigan vs Bassong’s interceptions for Norwich

Wigan v Norwich 15:00   – Wigan claimed a 2-1 victory over Newcastle last time out, a last minute Arouna Kone bagging the Lactics a vital three points given their current predicament at the foot of the Premier League.   – Roberto Martinez will be looking for much greater defensive consistency from Franco Di Santo […]

Did Newcastle honestly expect a McManaman ban?

The FA yesterday announced that Callum McManaman would not face an FA charge over his challenge on Massadio HaĂŻdara at the weekend, following the daily replays and image stills in the media. Whilst some fans have expressed their outrage, the decision should have come as no surprise, as the FA aren’t about to break their own rules […]

STATS: Figueroa’s defensive contributions for Wigan vs Ben Arfa’s dribbles for Newcastle

Wigan v Newcastle, 16:00   – Wigan’s last effort in the league was a 0-4  defeat at home to Liverpool, a result they will be keen to banish from memory with the arrival of another dangerous outfit in Newcastle this weekend.   – Maynor Figueroa continues to be a bastion of strength in defence for […]

STATS: Chelsea vs Wigan – Fastest players, hardest workers, most shots

Chelsea v Wigan, Saturday 15:00   – Goals from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata were not enough to overcome a spirited Newcastle as the reigning European Champions returned to London empty-handed after a 3-2 defeat.   – Frank Lampard has been in superb form in recent weeks and looks to have turned Chelsea around on offering […]

STATS: Fulham vs Wigan

Fulham v Wigan, Saturday 15:00   – Fulham secured an excellent 1-2 away win against West Brom last time out, Dimitar Berbatov and Alex Kacaniklic registering for the Cottagers. It was a very important win for Martin Jol’s improving side, as they became only the third side to win at the Hawthorns this season, the Baggies […]

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