Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Blackburn is sure to be a huge test of character for every single one of the Wigan Athletic players in the Ewood Park cauldron. However, for Latics left-back Reece James, the stakes will be cranked up tenfold. The 24-year-old, a lifelong Burnley fan from Bacup, will have friends and family in both the home and away ends, for what is shaping up to be one of the games of the season. And he admits the opportunity to get one over Rovers means he goes into the game with even more motivation to shine in front of the Sky cameras. “Being from Bacup, I grew up watching Burnley, that was my team,” James told the Wigan Post. “But Blackburn being just down the road, there was obviously that rivalry there from the start. “Where I was from, it was either Blackburn or Burnley. “As far as I was concerned, it was the claret and blue! “But some of my best friends at school were Blackburn fans, that was just how it was. … [Read more...] about Friends reunited for Wigan Athletic star!
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Rovers are looking to entice supporters to Ewood Park for the crucial run in with their ‘Big 6’ ticket offer. Tony Mowbray’s men face six more home games before the end of the season, starting with Sunday’s huge clash with fellow promotion rivals Wigan Athletic. The ‘Big 6’ ticket also includes home games with Blackpool, Bradford City, Southend United, Peterborough United and the final day meeting with Oxford United. Rovers are currently top of League One with 11 games remaining and eyeing a quick return to the Championship. A club spokesman said: “Prices start from just £90 for adults, a saving of up to £39 against matchday pricing. “Concession tickets are available from £60, whilst juniors are even better value starting from only £24. “Every game promises to be a cracker, so make sure you get down to Ewood to cheer on the lads!” For more information visit eticketing.co.uk/onerovers or call … [Read more...] about Rovers launch Big 6 ticket offer ahead of crucial run-in starting with Wigan Athletic visit
Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup quarter-final against Southampton at the DW Stadium has been confirmed for Sunday, March 18 (1.30pm) and will be screened live on the BBC. There will be something of a clash with the Run Wigan Festival, which also takes place on that day. But it’s hoped both events will be able to go ahead with the minimum disruption, with Wigan Council also involved in the planning. Wigan Run Festival organiser Matt Johnson said: “We are working with the club and Wigan Council to ensure the message gets out to both fans and runners, and that everyone can have a great day. “It could be great day for Wigan both locally and nationally. We hope that everybody enjoys the run and that Wigan beat Southampton. “The event will go ahead, as will the match, it’s just a matter of fine-tuning our planning for what’s going to be a big day for Wigan. It’s something we thought might happen and therefore we made plans to deal with it.” … [Read more...] about Wigan Athletic FA Cup quarter-final date confirmed
Callum Elder reckons next months’s FA Cup quarter-final against Southampton will be incentive enough for every Wigan Athletic player to hold their form and focus for the League One matches in between. Latics have slipped into third place in the standings thanks to their FA Cup heroics, although they have three matches in hand over both Shrewsbury and Blackburn. And Elder says there won’t be any problem of possible Wembley glory later in the season getting in the way of the bread and butter of the league over the next few weeks. “This won’t take any attention away from the major priority for the season, which is to win promotion back to the Championship,” Elder told the Wigan Post. “That carries on this Saturday against Rochdale, and that’s what all the focus will be on for now. “We’re desperate to get back to the league form we were showing a couple of months ago, and everyone’s sure we can do that. “At the same time, we … [Read more...] about Callum Elder says FA Cup won’t distract Wigan Athletic from title bid
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy home games from exclusive seats for less than the price of a sandwich Wigan Athletic fans can cheer their team on to automatic promotion from exclusive hospitality seats thanks to a new reverse penny auction site dedicated to all things football. The first 100 Wigan Today readers who sign up will also get an exclusive offer. Wigan Football Fans Auctions offers everything from merchandise to Champagne and Springfield Hospitality suite tickets. To win, simply submit and own the lowest unique bid at the time of the auction closure. For a pair of Springfield Lounge tickets normally start from £78 while Champagne Lounge tickets, including a glass of Champagne, VIP tasting menu and VIP seats, normally start from £138. To celebrate the launch, Football Fans Auctions is also offering the first 100 members to join the site and purchase a weekly bid pack a £10 Love 2 Shop gift code following their sixth consecutive payment; terms and … [Read more...] about Wigan Athletic fans can win on new football auction site
Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Manchester City has been confirmed for Monday, February 19 (7.55pm). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 2, from all the usual outlets, priced £15 Adults, £10 Over 65s and £5 Under 18s The match will be all-ticket with no sales on the day, and supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. It’s expected the match will be screened on TV, although that hasn’t been confirmed as yet. … [Read more...] about Happy Monday for Wigan Athletic v Man City!
Wigan Athletic’s League One clash at Rochdale has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. After a final referee inspection on Monday morning the decision was made to postpone the fixture which was due to take place tomorrow night. A statement from Wigan Athletic on the match due to take place at teh Crown Oil Arena read: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused and supporters should read the below information with regards to tickets for the match. TICKETS Any ticket purchased for either of the two original dates initially scheduled for this fixture will remain valid Should supporters wish to apply for a refund, they must return their ticket to the DW Stadium in person and should do this as soon as possible If supporters have purchased a ticket but not yet received it/requested collection, they can contact the ticket office via phone (0871 66 33 552*) to request a refund The DW Stadium Ticket Office is open between 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday and from 11am on … [Read more...] about Wigan Athletic v Rochdale postponed
Paul Kendrick assesses what we learned from the fabulous 2-0 victory over West Ham that sends Wigan Athletic into the fifth round of the FA Cup – and has the town dreaming of another trip to Wembley! 1 This town’s love affair with the FA Cup continues! For the second round in a row, a Premier League side arrived in Wigan, and were sent back down south with their talks between their legs after a sound beating. If anything, the performance against West Ham was even better than Bournemouth, who at least had their chances. The Hammers created nothing, failing to muster a single save out of Christian Walton. 2 Joe Hart must be sick of the sight of Wigan Athletic! Especially right-wing corners, and bullet headers into the top left-hand corner of his net! Just as at Wembley in 2013, the England goalkeeper had no chance of keeping out Will Grigg’s header, which was planted home with every bit as much power and precision as Ben Watson’s. At least Pablo Zabaleta – … [Read more...] about Five things we learned from Wigan Athletic v West Ham
This weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round tie between Wigan Athletic and West Ham will evoke memories of several recent and memorable Premier League encounters. And if Latics can reproduce the performance that did for fellow top-flight outfit Bournemouth in the last round, they have every chance of pulling off another shock. But would it actually be that much of a shock? While two divisions currently separate the two sides, they could well be competing on equal terms in the Championship next season. We know David Moyes will again make changes to his Hammers line-up, while Paul Cook will afford the competition maximum respect. Yes there were a few changes in the last round but, unlike in the League Cup and Checkatrade Trophy, it was a team sent out to win the game. Anyone thinking Wigan’s 2-2 draw in the first game against Bournemouth was a fluke would have been put right by the opening exchanges at the DW. “I bet Eddie Howe wishes one of his players would put a Wigan player … [Read more...] about Talking football: It’s Hammer time for Wigan Athletic!
Paul Cook has hailed Noel Hunt as an unsung hero of Wigan Athletic’s assault on two fronts this season. The 35-year-old frontman has been a largely peripheral character since following Cook up from Portsmouth last summer. All but one of his dozen appearances for Latics have come off the bench, with his seven league appearances totalling just 16 minutes But he was required to play most of the second half against Bournemouth in midweek, after striker Will Grigg pulled up lame. And he ran his blood to water to help the League One leaders shock the Premier League outfit. “Noel Hunt wasn’t even in the 18 last weekend, but his attitude is just fantastic,” enthused boss Cook. “All young lads making their way in the game should look at him, and learn from the way he acts. “A massive pat on the back for Noel, and he proved again what a big presence he is for us.” Hunt’s 39-minute appearance might have been even longer, had Grigg not managed to … [Read more...] about Hunt is Wigan Athletic’s unsung hero