Hoping to get the zine to the printers today but struggling with the front cover. Rags have caught us up but Spurs slipped up against Wolves.
Tonight it’s Wigan at the JJB, here’s the it’s a fix up date
Game 21) MONDAY JANUARY 16TH WIGAN (AWAY) KO 8PM
Promoted in 2005, so in their 7th Prem season, and were League Cup runners up in 2006.
Most recent connection is Michael Brown and this is the 16th League meeting (plus the two play off semis).
It’s our second return game of the season further to the 3-0 win at the Etihad in September, courtesy of an Aguero hat-trick (13,63,69). Crowd was 46,509 with 1122 pie eaters.
Our form at Wigan : At the DW in September 2010 we managed a 2-0 win with goals from Tevez (43) and Ya Ya Toure (70). Crowd was 15,525 with 4,481 Blues.
This season so far they’re in 20th place with 15 points from 20 games and 1 win 4 draws and 5 losses at home.
In the Carling Cup they lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace in the 2nd round.
In the FA Cup they went out at Swindon.
Our form at Wigan, in the last 8 meetings we’ve won 2 (1-0 in 1998/99, 2-0 last) drawn 3 including the 2nd div play off, and lost 3.
Comment : It’s been a real struggle for the Latics and you wonder if Martinez now regrets not moving to Villa in the close season. Just when we finally start beating them they decide to take the drop, and so it will be a shame if they do as it’s also a local trip, allowing us big support even on a Monday night on TV. Don’t write em off yet though, a win would take them out of the relegation places, and they can pull off surprises, but we need to get back on track after two (cup) defeats .
Groundwise it’s still the same, and with tickets at a reasonable price (?) we should sell out in the south stand behind the goal, so home from home.
There are plenty of on site car parks, but it’s slow getting away. Pubs include The Red Robin near the away end, and there’s a Beer Keller type marquee under the North stand for about 400 so first in first served. Away day zine is The Mudhutter.
Post code is : WN5 0UZ
WWTWTWShite? Crowds were down to an average of 2,758 in 1989/90, and current home average is a paltry 17,661.
DW Stadium Capacity : 25,000 (5,000 for City)
On Wednesday I’m doing a talk on the Us and Them book at Swinton Supporters club – at Clifton Cricket ground, on the A666 (I think) Manchester Road, Clifton, sat nav M27 6PD. Doors open at 7.30PM. Hope to see you there spesh if any contributors can make it at this short notice.