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League One: Wigan Winger Ryan Colclough Scores Twice, Gets Subbed Off In 58th Minute, Rushes To Hospital For Birth Of Second Child (Photo)

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Wigan winger Ryan Colclough scored a rare old hat-trick on Tuesday night, with two goals coming in a 3-0 win over Doncaster at the DW Stadium and the third coming in the maternity ward at the hospital down the road.

Colclough netted a couple of goals for the Latics before being subbed off in the 58th minute, at which point the 22-year-old went sprinting off down the tunnel to make the birth of his second child.

Oldham Athletic 0 v Wigan Athletic 2

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Oldham Athletic and Wigan Athletic have both fallen on relatively hard times as of late and find themselves at opposite ends of League One.



Oldham, under Joe Royle, were one of the founding clubs of the Premier League in 1992-1993 and Wigan won the FA Cup as recently as 2013, the year the club were also relegated to the Championship.

Classic Moments: Mido And The Worst ‘Crossbar Challenge’ Attempt Ever Captured On Camera, 2009 (Video)

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To brand Mido's loan stint at Wigan in the latter half of the 2008/09 season as 'largely featureless' and 'eminently forgettable' is to do it a major disservice.

After all, the Egyptian striker scored on his debut (a penalty in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool) and then went on to ripple the net again against Arsenal (the consolation in a 4-1 hammering), eventually ending the six-month deal with a whopping two goals to his name in the space of 12 appearances before going AWOL.

Bolton Legend Jussi Jaaskelainen, 42, Confirms Reports Of His Retirement Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Former Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has scotched reports that he's decided to hang up his gloves at the tender age of 42.

It was announced in the Finnish media that, after being released by Wigan following their relegation back down to League One, Jaaskelainen had decided to call it quits and retire.

Championship: Nick Powell Emerges From Bench To Score 10-Minute Hat-Trick As Wigan Come From Behind To Snaffle Vital Win Against Barnsley (Video)

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Nick Powell emerged from the bench to score a 10-minute hat-trick as Wigan came from 2-0 down to beatBarnsley in the Championship on Thursday evening.

Having fallen two goals behind on the hour-mark, the Latics sent Powell on for the last 23 minutes and the ex-Manchester United midfielder duly pulled them out of the hole to secure a much-neededthree points.

Retro Football: Young Roberto Martinez Demonstrates How To Defend Against Long Throw-Ins, 1996 (Video)

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Having pioneered a slew of innovative systems with Everton (the 'hopelessly isolated frontman' and the 'hideously exposed flat back two' instantly spring to mind) in recent years, it's largely agreed that Roberto Martinez is one of football's greatest tactical minds.

4-2-3-1 – Confirmed Manchester United Team To Face Wigan – Schweinsteiger In

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Manchester United have revealed their squad for Sunday's FA Cup fourth round clash against Wigan Athletic.

First choice goalkeeper David De Gea has been rested entirely with Sergio Romero set to take his place in the starting line-up with Joel Pereira on the bench.

Elsewhere Timothy Fosu-Mensah could get some game time while Eric Bailly has also been included after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty following Ivory Coast's elimination.

Wigan Fan Awarded Free Season Ticket For Creating All-Conquering ‘Will Grigg’s On Fire’ Chant (Video)

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Not so very long ago, a video did the rounds of a group of Wigan fans belting out an ode to top-goalscorer Will Grigg after the striker scored his 27th goal of the season in a 4-0 away win over Blackpool.

Wigan duly went on to tie up the League One title, with the Grigg chant which borrows heavily from mid-90s Euro dance classic 'Freed from Desire' by Gala quickly becoming a terrace staple at the DW Stadium.

Manchester United completed permanent deal for defender

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Manchester United have confirmed their defender Reece James has left the club and joined Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

After being promoted to the first team in 2013, he had to wait for one more year to make his first team debut in the league cup defeat against MK Dons.

Liverpool closing in on completing winger transfer

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Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is closing in on completing his loan move to Wigan Athletic before the transfer window shuts on Monday.

The 17-year-old was signed by the Merseyside club from MK Dons in 2011 and is yet to make a first team debut.

Wigan fire sale sees Shaun Maloney and Ben Watson exit plus medical for Callum McManaman

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With the news that Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman will have a medical tomorrow ahead of a move to West Bromwich Albion, the exodus from the 2013 FA Cup winning side has begun.

In my weekly Good Buys/Bad Buys column, there are surprisingly no bad buys in the most recent transfer dealings, so here's my review of the good signings made in the past 7 days:

Shaun Maloney, Wigan Athletic to Chicago Fire; undisclosed fee

Wigan lost Shaun Maloney this week.

Wigan fire sale sees Shaun Maloney and Ben Watson exit plus medical for Callum McManaman

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With the news that Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman will have a medical tomorrow ahead of a move to West Bromwich Albion, the exodus from the 2013 FA Cup winning side has begun.

In my weekly Good Buys/Bad Buys column, there are surprisingly no bad buys in the most recent transfer dealings, so here's my review of the good signings made in the past 7 days:

Shaun Maloney, Wigan Athletic to Chicago Fire; undisclosed fee

Wigan lost Shaun Maloney this week.

West Brom edge closer to signing Wigan’s Callum McManaman

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West Brom are edging closer to sealing a deal for Wigan winger Callum McManaman.

The Baggies made a third bid for the 23-year-old over the weekend and talks between the two clubs are continuing, Press Association Sport understands.

Albion have had two bids rejected by the Latics as head coach Tony Pulis looks to overhaul his squad in the January transfer window.

West Brom edge closer to signing Wigan’s Callum McManaman

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West Brom are edging closer to sealing a deal for Wigan winger Callum McManaman.

The Baggies made a third bid for the 23-year-old over the weekend and talks between the two clubs are continuing, Press Association Sport understands.

Albion have had two bids rejected by the Latics as head coach Tony Pulis looks to overhaul his squad in the January transfer window.

How the Teams Are Doing in the Championship From Gameweeks 1-11

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The English Championship is usually a tight league but the early signs of this season show it to be the closest one yet with two points separating first to eighthplace in the table. The early season table toppers are Norwich City managed by former player Neil Adams. In recent weeks, they have drawn a few games and seem to concede goals before they are fired into action.

Wigan vs QPR, Championship Playoff Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

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In today's Championship playoff semi-final 1st leg between Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers, we have two teams who were relegated from the Premier League last season battling it out to try to gain an opportunity to go straight back up to the promised land.

Here is today's TV/Internet schedule formatchesbeing shown in the US:

Wigan vs QPR (Championship playoff semi-final, 1st leg), 2:45pm, beIN SPORTS andDishWorld

Programming note:Forviewersin theUnited States, Championship games are shown exclusively on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld.

English Premier League

On This Day in Football: Spurs demolish Wigan, Longest FA Cup tie in history

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On this day in 2009, Tottenham Hotspur recorded their record win in the Premier League by hammering Wigan Athletic 9-1 at White Hart Lane.

Peter Crouch gave Spurs the lead in the ninth minute but Harry Redknapp’s side hardly created any further chances to double their lead in the first half.

Championship Snapshot: Brighton & Hove Albion All But Secure Promotion To The Premier League…

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Almost 20 years to the day that they were half-an-hour from slipping out of the Football League entirely, Brighton & Hove Albion have gone and all but secured themselves promotion to the Premier League.

With the result of Huddersfield's late kick-off still pending, Brighton's 2-1 win over Wigan saw them strengthentheir place at the top of the Championship and more importantly go 12 points clear of The Terriers in third place.

Martial aims for FA Cup boost with Manchester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Anthony Martial's Manchester United future has looked to be in severe doubt lately, so Sunday's FA Cup fourth round tie against Wigan carries extra significance for him.

United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the France forward will start the match, having been omitted from the squad for the last two matches.

4-2-3-1 v Wigan: Mourinho without this top class Man Utd star for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Wigan Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixture.

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29th January, 16:00 pm BST
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Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host Wigan in the FA Cup this weekend and the Red Devils will be hoping to progress in another cup competition.

Liverpool begin transfer talks for South American, club official in UK; Deal agreed for 28 year old

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Liverpool have begun talks to sign the talented Brazilian winger Anderson Talisca from Benfica.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to add some flair and pace to his attack and Talisca has been identified as an alternative to Mario Gotze.

The Bayern Munich star was a target for Klopp, but he is closing in on a return to Borussia Dortmund.

Warren Joyce

‘We Were Expecting Someone Glamorous’ – New Melbourne City Coach Warren Joyce Receives Excruciatingly Cold Reception From Local Press (Video)

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Melbourne City have a new manager, and that man is Warren Joyce and it would appear that Melbourne City fans aren't overly excited.

Indeed, the former Wigan boss received arather surly 'welcome' from local journalistsafter being unveiled by City on Monday morning.

Come the very first question in his very first press conference, the 52-year-old was confronted with this ice cold passive-aggressivebarb:

Warren, a lot of people were expecting a big name, glamorous, well known manager and you arrived.

Joyce leaves for Wigan

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After days of speculation, it has been confirmed this evening that Warren Joyce is leaving his post as Manchester United Reserves coach to become manager of Wigan.

This ends an eight year association with the club, after Joyce shared the role with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before taking the job on by himself two years later.

Newcastle United

Newcastle 2 Wigan 1 – Video Of All 3 Goals

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Newcastle beat Wigan 2-1 at home, Brighton beat Blackburn 1-0 at home and Burton Albion beat Huddersfield away so wemanaged to gain 3 points on the 3rd placed side. We are now on 81 points after 39 games, one point ahead of Brighton and 10 points ahead of Huddersfield. Here are the three goals fromtoday.

Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

Vuckic Makes Winning Debut For Wigan – Takes To Twitter

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Haris Vuckic started the game for Wigan today at Chesterfield, and he played for the first hour, before being replaced by Hiwula-Mayifuila after 60 minutes. At the time the score was 0-0 but then Chesterfield scored two goals in the 62nd and 68th minutes, before Wigan came storming back with three goals in the last [.

Arsenal

Arsenal have the arrogance to KNOW we will win!

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Reading may not be the hardest opponents in the world for Arsenal to face today, especially on form and history, but the Gunners also know that last year Wigan took us right down to the wire before going through to the Final on penalties. This year will be different, according to Mikel Arteta, and he [.

Reading will be as hard for Arsenal as Wigan was last year

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Arsenal may be on a fantastic League run of 16 wins in 18 games, but according to Per Mertesacker this sequence will mean nothing when the Gunners line up at Wembley tomorrow, and the pressure of playing at Wembley will just as tough against Reading as it was against Wigan last season. "It's good to [.

An Emotional remembrance of last years Arsenal semi-final

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Re-living Arsenal's FA cup semi final against Wigan at Wembley last year. by MAA It was a day full of mixed emotions as we were playing Wigan, a team that had eliminated Man City in the quarter final at the Etihad stadium. Its still fresh in my mind how our rival fans were mocking us [...]

Arsenal are more prepared for this year’s semi-final

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Arsenal are going to Wembley on Saturday for their second FA Cup semifinal in as many years, and Per Mertesacker has been comparing the attitude of the squad ahead of both games. Last years game against Wigan turned out to be a lot more difficult than expected and the Gunners only went through on penalties [.

Arsenal know how to deal with Reading challenge

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To be honest, the Arsenal players and Arsene Wenger have had enough prior warnings in recent years about just how dangerous it can be to go into a game, especially a very important one, assuming that you are the better team and so the job of winning is already half done. Going back to that [...]

Why Arsenal SHOULD allow Akpom to go on loan!!

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The 19-year old striker Chuba Akpom made his fourth appearance of the season as a sub for the Arsenal first team yesterday. And although the young Gunner is still waiting for his first senior goal, he did show us enough promise to suggest that we could have a future star on the books. With his [...]

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Maloney officially signs with the Fire

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The Fire's transfer deal for Shaun Maloney has been completed and the Scottish attacker will begin training with the team tomorrow morning. He will be introduced at a press conference to be streamed live at chicago-fire.com at 9:15 AM. As reported here Friday the deal with Wigan was agreed to late last week but the completion of league and transfer paperwork precluded the announcement from being made until now.

Yallop on Maloney, Chicharito, formations, and more

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Reports across the pond indicate that Leicester City has secured a deal with Wigan for the services of midfielder Shaun Maloney but Frank Yallop isn't closing the door on the Fire's chances to acquire him just yet. Yallop told reporters during a conference call Wednesday afternoon that the Fire still believe they are in play for Maloney.

Norwich City

Hilarious Kyle Lafferty Free-Kick Fail v Wigan

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Kyle Lafferty's footing could not have gave way at a worse time during Norwich's 1-0 win against Wigan in the Championship this weekend.

The Northern Ireland striker was left with egg on his face following this hilarious free-kick fail which the crowd seemed to rather like, a little too much!

Hilarious Kyle Lafferty Free-Kick Fail v Wigan

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Kyle Lafferty's footing could not have gave way at a worse time during Norwich's 1-0 win against Wigan in the Championship this weekend.

The Northern Ireland striker was left with egg on his face following this hilarious free-kick fail which the crowd seemed to rather like, a little too much!

The Rest

Goldbullen: Andreas Granqvist Named Swedish Player Of The Year As Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 10-Year Reign Comes To An End (Photos)

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For the first time in 10 years, somebody other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic was crowned Swedish Player of the Year at the Goldbullen gala in Stockholm on Monday evening.

Indeed, the 2017 Goldbullen was presented to Andreas Granqvist, the grizzled Krasnodar centre-back who captained Sweden to the World Cup finals, a campaign that culminated in that outstanding win over Italy in the play-offs.

Rangers looking to sign 24-yr-old midfielder; Player wants out, club ready to sell for this amount

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Scottish outfit Rangers are looking to sign the Wigan midfielder Max Power this summer.

The 24-year-old midfielder is no longer a key part of Paul Cook’s plans and is available for a knockdown fee. According to Daily Mail, Power will be allowed to leave Wigan Athletic for a cut-price £500,000 this summer.

FA CUP DRAW: United to face Wigan

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The FA Cup draw for the fourth round was held this evening. United will play Wigan at Old Trafford.

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Wigan 1 v Blackpool 0

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When Wigan beat Blackpool 1-0 at the DW Stadium on a warm day back in August this year, it was expected that The Latics would again make a push for promotion back to the Premier League under manager Uwe Rosler, while Blackpool would face a season of toil.



442 magazine even had Wigan favorites for automatic promotion.