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Latics Shorts - Will JonesAll FIFA Games Lead To WiganBreakfast In Blackpool Unique ExperiencesThe Club and The TownIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' we hear from Will who is undoubtedly an adopted Wiganer. From playing FIFA with his mate to meeting new mates for breakfast in Blackpool, we journey with Will and find out what makes the Latics and Wigan such a special place in his heart.
Latics Shorts - Pat McGibbonDouble BirthsLatics v ChesterfieldLast League Game At SpringySpringfield Park AtmosphereWho Scored The Last League Goal At Springfield Park?In this episode of 'Latics Shorts' former player and fans favourite, Pat McGibbon takes us back to the last season at Springfield Park and the final league game when we needed a win and hoped Wrexham would do us a favour at Bournemouth.It's obvious that Pat loved his time at the Latics, he still has the programme from that game and many fond memories of the club his former colleagues and the fans.
Latics Shorts - Conor DonnellySpringfield Park Struck A Chord18 And Heading To WiganRichard Kingson's GlovesAsh, Nick and the Wigan FamilyMy ClubIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' Conor Donnelly explains how a Belfast lad came to fall for the Latics. From seeing Springfield Park as an eight year old, to staying at Wrightington Country Club for his 18th birthday, an FA Cup win and renewing his season ticket for the Championship following our triumphant season as we came out of administration, Conor, like all of us, has been on some ride with the Latics.
Latics Shorts - Megan WalkerNo choice but to be a LaticWest Ham Stoke In this episode of the 'Latics Shorts' we hear Megan's story and how a week in 2011 had an impact on her and the family that will stay with them all and how #Believe came to be so poignant.
Latics Shorts - Ken Barlow1966 And All ThatGetting Dad's ApprovalFA Cup ReplaysReferee!I'm In TroubleIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' we travel back to the Golden Era of English football and a young lads dreams about his own club.Ken tells his story centred around a game that is embedded in Latics folklore, the infamous Tranmere FA cup replay, an incredulous referee decision put paid to the glory on a wintery night and Ken was in heaps of bother when he got home from the match.
Latics Shorts - Tony ToppingFestive Times Stafford In Town Warehouse Boy & The Van ManSkip Rummaging Revenge Is Sweet, Chocolatey SweetIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' we hear from the wonderful tale teller, Tony Topping, picture the scene, Christmas time, 16 years old, bunking off work to take in the big game, I'll leave it to Tony to take up the story. 
Latics Shorts - Bryan JohnstonGetting The Latics BugMaking The JourneysApril In LincolnBolton Rivalry In East KilbrideIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' Bryan tells his story, it is one that involves a lot of traveling, emphasised  by the trip to Lincoln on the 9th April this year, but one that is certainly worth it. Bryan's story epitomises everything about the Latics, how easily it is to fall in love with the club, the comraderie amongst the fellow suppoorters and the absolute joy of being a tic.
Latics Shorts - Paul ThorpOrigins in the CityFrom Bamber Bridge to GarswoodBoxing Day FunThe Next GenerationShush Don't Tell The SchoolIn this episode of the 'Latics Shorts' we hear from Paul who shares his story with us, a bit of a journey from Manchester to Wigan via Bamber Bridge, but he finally found his feet.Paul's special game is a recent one and it is a dad's joy shining through that picks this moment out, lovely,
Latics Shorts - Charlotte AthertonEverything Starts With StokeA Family AffairFalse Sense Of SecurityA Life Long LoveIn this episode of the 'Latics Shorts' we hear from Charlotte who takes us back to the beginning of her journey and how the Latics became such a part of her life.It is a journey taken with three generations of the Atherton family and listening to Charlotte, just how much of an important part spending time with her family is, really does come across.
Latics Shorts - George ChilversFrom the 'pool to the 'ticsA Man For All SeasonsProtecting The RefOpening Day StormsBecks and co How Far Have We Come!In this episode of the 'Latics Shorts' we hear from George who takes us on a journey from hard times and big dreams, to the day when the dream became a reality, with quite a few adventures along the way.
Latics Shorts - Ash Houghton05 September 2015Gardner SpecialThe Heat Is OnInspired SubstitutionsWas That Our ChanceLast Gasp Redemption Sliding DoorsIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' we hear from Ash as he describes a dramatic day in the Chesterfield sunshine. Early season 2015/16 wasn't going too well as we found ourselves two goals down with just over 20 minutes of the game remaining, but in typical Latics fashion, it isn't over until it's over,  we produced a remarkable come back to bring the points home.
Latics Shorts - Emmerson Boyce09 March 2014FA Cup 1/4 FinalDenying DzekoRosler Can't LookBest Game Of CareerWe Did It AgainIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' we hear from former Wigan Athletic skipper Emmerson Boyce, who produced the best performance of his career - Boycey's words - to help the Latics to progress through to the semi final of the FA Cup by once again beating Man City, this time in their own back yard.
Latics Shorts - Anne Foster07 November 1977Barrow at SpringyChance EncounterThe League At LastConverting a City fan to a Latics monIn this episode of the 'Latics Shorts' we hear from Anne who has her dad to thank for meeting her future husband. On Anne's 18th birthday, dad arranged for a surprise birthday card and a glass of fizz which somehow led to romance with an opposition player and 42 years of marriage!Anne not only found romance but also a Latics companion for the coming years as together they travel the length and breadth of the country following Wigan Athletic.
Latics Shorts - A Youthful Adam PendleburyContextPromotion 1997Title WinnersCelebration TimeIn this episode of 'Latics Shorts' we hear from the PWU's very own Adam as he recalls his first taste of success as a Latics fan and how the beer flowed around the town centre in May '97.Reminiscing about the dark days of relegation followed by the light and optimism at  the start of the Whelan era, May 1997 is where Adam's story takes us and it's just champion. 
Latics Shorts - Damian & Lynne18 December 198240 YearsSnowSneaking OffStill Going StrongIn this episode of the 'Latics Shorts' we hear from life long supporters, Damian & Lynne who had a dilemma on their Wedding Day, a 3pm kick off at Springfield Park, Latics entertaining Oxford United in a Division Three game, whilst the newly weds were entertaining guests at their wedding reception in Standish, or were they?If you'd like to chat about your own 'Latics Short' please get in touch
ChampionsShrewsbury ReactionAtmosphereGolden BootStewardsParty TimePWU POTSSix Players In The RunningThere Can Be Only One (or can there)PlayoffsWe pick our team to come up with us & RotherhamThank YousWhat a season this has been, from start to finish, so enjoyable, the away trips have been legendary, definitely a case of we came, we saw, we conquered.The players have made the fans very proud, they have delivered consistently on the pitch despite some big challenges that came their way. Special praise though to the League One manager of the season, Leam Richardson, in fairness he should have had it the previous season too, we have ourselves a gem and we need to support him whatever the next season throws our way.I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone of our listeners for supporting the podcast this season, we have grown somewhat and I am proud of our achievement of passing 1 million downloads back in February, we are always open to feedback and welcome both positive and also constructive criticism, we want to make the podcast a pleasurable and entertaining experience for everyone so please feel free to contact via twitter or Facebook.We have some specials lined up for the coming weeks before the players get back for preseason and the 2022/23 campaign starts again in July. Thank you all for the support Up the tics! 
Plymouth ReactionGoalsChancesRefOne Point To GoMotMPortsmouth PreviewView From The Home EndRef WatchPrevious & FormPredictionsThe last home game of the season, hoping for a grand finale to a glorious campaign, but we are Wigan Athletic and we just love to do things a little differently, none of the easy stuff here.A draw against Plymouth was perhaps always on the cards, carrying rubber stamping of promotion over to Tuesday evening down on the South Coast at Portsmouth, we do have a few connections with them after all.We did have opportunities to get it sealed, but a great save, a wayward finish, a bobble of the ball and a referee not prepared to make a decision all contrived to leave us waiting another four days at least.So off down south on Tuesday, Jack Whatmough, Tom Naylor and manager Leam Richardson all returning to their old stomping ground, what a place to not only gain promotion, a draw would be enough, but also potentially win the title if we Sunderland do us a favour, yeah I know, against Rotherham, for one night only I'll be hoping for a Sunderland win.Up the tics!
Ipswich ReactionWill Keane On FireA point is a pointGoalsMotMThanks to Oxford and BurtonPlymouth PreviewView From The Away EndRef WatchPreviousPredictionsLast home game of the season on Saturday, and what a season it's been, quite emotional when you think about our journey over the past 12 months, a great deal to be proud of and the Latics spirit really showing through.We had a tough encounter at Ipswich on Tuesday, but came through relatively unscathed, a point is a point and puts us on the verge of completing our objective of winning promotion, we are very much in the driving seat, a win on Saturday will seal it.Hopefully we are set for a great occasion as we entertain Plymouth at the DW Stadium, a bumper crowd and a bubbling atmosphere, I can't wait to get down there and cheer the lads on, let's enjoy the day and make the most of it.Up the tics!
CambridgeChangesGoalsChancesPerformancesMotMMK Dons & RotherhamIpswich PreviewView From The Home EndRef Watch PreviousPredictionsLeague One FixturesWell, that wasn't what the doctor ordered, League One continually throws up surprises, both ourselves and MK Dons falling to defeat whilst out of form Rotherham grind out a result. This is going to the wire isn't it. We were well out of sorts but credit must go to Cambridge who looked very capable and caused us lot's of problems. Four games to go, top of the league by four points and a game in hand on one of the two teams that can catch us, I'd have taken that three weeks ago let alone the start of the season, we've been magnificent throughout the course of this campaign, now we just need to hold our nerve and get the job done.Ipswich away on Tuesday, a great insight into the Tractor Boys from our guest, Richard Moss in the 'View From The Home End', all I can say is bring it on, a win for us and defeat for MK Dons away at Oxford and we are up with three games to go, but let's not get carried away, a tough game in store at Portman Road, but we are excellent on the road. Exciting times.Up The Tics!
Burton Reaction20 mile DetoursUnder The Bar ClearancesChancesTalal In The Away EndMotMCambridge PreviewView From The Away EndRef WatchForm & PreviousPredictionsWe keep marching on,  a hard fought point at Burton keeps us within touching distance of promotion, earned by an absolute breathtaking last minute clearance from Kell Watts, simply sensational.Cambridge United at the DW on Easter Saturday, Sky TV cameras will be at the game, the penultimate home game, this season has flown by.We have Cambridge fan Tom Walker from the Under The Abbey podcast previewing the game and pick out his players to watch, Tom will be stopping over at the Premier Inn in town and sampling the delights of a Saturday night out in Wigan, lets hope he knows what he is letting himself in for.Two wins from promotion? I would think so, we could have it all wrapped up by the time Plymouth are here next weekend.Up The Tics!
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