Wigan Athletic

  • THE VOTE Should footballers and managers be allowed to swear at the referee? February 14th, 2007 Wigan Athletic

    Wigan boss Paul Jewell has announced he will contest a foul and abusive language charge by alleging that referee Phil Dowd is partial to a bit of cursing himself. Jewell will face the FA armed with statements from six of his players claiming that Dowd told them to "F**k off" during the match against Arsenal […]

  • Wigan? Boo-stinkin’-Hoo. February 13th, 2007 Wigan Athletic

    Is it me, or is anyone else annoyed with the mewing coming from Wigan at the minute? It’s all ‘boo-hoo, we’re so hard done to…’ Admittedly, Wigan were unlucky against Arsenal at the weekend, what with penalty decisions not going their way and the referee reportedly swearing at Paul Jewell; they really should have had […]

  • Wigan gun for Lee Chun-Soo January 23rd, 2007 Wigan Athletic

    Wigan boss Paul Jewell is going after Lee Chun-Soo. The South Korean starlet announced himself on the World Stage at the last World Cup with a stunning freekick against Togo. The 25-year-old former Asian Young Footballer of the Year has emerged as a target as Jewell looks to strengthen his squad. Lee currently plays for […]

  • Please can we have some decent match officials? January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    So, Keith Hackett wants the BBC to stop criticizing his referees eh? Well, like I said last week, if that’s going to happen, we need the match officials to sharpen up a bit. This weekend, much like any other footballing weekend, has seen a couple of incidents that have really stuck in my throat. The […]

  • Free travel to football matches January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]

  • Wigan slash ticket prices again January 4th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    As you can see from this picture here, Wigan Athletic have been suffering when it comes to getting bodies through the turnstyles. Recently, Paul Jewell has been frustrated at the low attendances which saw them cut the price of tickets for the Chelsea game to £15, sparking a virtual sell-out. However, the gate dropped dramatically […]

  • Video if new Wigan Athletic signing Kristofer Haestad January 3rd, 2007 Wigan Athletic

    Wigan have completed the signing of Norwegian midfielder Kristofer Haestad. The 23-year-old international has joined the Latics on loan from IK Start. Here is a slightly pixelated video of Haestad scoring a scorcher. More Wigan news and features [Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with […]

  • Jewell jumps to the defence of the special one December 22nd, 2006 Chelsea

    Paul Jewell has leapt salmon-like to the defence of Chelsea gaffer Jose Mourinho after he received a fair bit of criticism for ‘card-waving’ at Newcastle. The Portuguese has been criticised for attempting (allegedly) to influence officials, but Jewell, whose Wigan side face the Blues at the JJB Stadium tomorrow, is adamant there are bigger fish […]

  • Jewell says “legalise diving” December 6th, 2006 Liverpool

    http://www.rbk.no/multimedia/archive/00039/paul_jewell_stort_39383a.jpg Wigan gaffer Paul Jewell has spoken out on the subject of diving admitting he would legalise it. What? Can that be right? Anyway, with everyone talking about ‘simulation’ at the moment after ManYoo’s Cristiano Ronaldo went tumbling through the air like a gunned duck and subsequently incurred the bile virtually everyone under…

  • Lord Stevens to name innocent clubs? November 9th, 2006 Arsenal

    Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]

  • Premiership goals of the week video October 18th, 2006 Arsenal

    What gets your vote as the best Premiership goal of the week? Our vote goes to Gareth Barry’s beauty against Spurs, no question. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Watford fans go bananas for Premier League away trips September 12th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Watford blog site BHappy urged Hornets fans to smuggle bananas into the Reebok Stadium for last Saturday’s game against Bolton. Blogger Matt Rowson said the idea was: "In line with the national drive towards healthier eating habits and with a view to adding excitement and joy to potentially tedious away day trips." Unfortunately, Matt was […]

  • Transfer deadline looms: 5 last-minute rumours August 30th, 2006 Arsenal

    The summer transfer window will close tomorrow, blown firmly shut by a chilly, autumnal gust. Several big-name British clubs haven’t finished spending though. Panic buying, anyone? Here are the five hottest transfer rumours:1 Ashley Cole is stuck at ArsenalArgghhhh! Jesus wept, does anyone still care about the Cole/Chelsea/Arsenal love triangle? If you do, at least […]

  • One to watch: Denny Landzat, Wigan Athletic July 19th, 2006 Wigan Athletic

    Wigan signed Dutch international Denny Landzaat this week from AZ Alkmaar. The 30-year-old midfielder, who played his 21st game for Holland at the 2006 World Cup, signed a three-year contract, for an undisclosed transfer fee. ‘He is a midfielder with an eye for goal and is my type of player,’ Wigan boss Paul Jewell said. […]

  • Paul Jewell hypnotised by Emile Heskey July 6th, 2006 Transfers & Rumours

    ‘Look into my eyes, not around the eyes… when you wake up you will believe that Emile Heskey is a Premiership-quality striker who doesn’t fall down all the time and miss open goals… 3-2-1, you’re back in the room.’ Yep, Paul Jewell, Wigan Athletic’s manager, has confirmed a bid for Emile Donkey. Jewell told Wigan’s […]