On 25 March 2009 it was announced that Wigan Athletic would change the name of their stadium to The DW Stadium, after chairman Dave Whelan's commercial venture, DW Sports Fitness. [30] The squad changed drastically, including the signings of Will Grigg from Brentford and Reece James from Manchester United. Wigan Athletic finished in 23rd place, amid tumbling attendances which had fallen from averages of 3,000–4,000 in Wigan Athletic's Division 3 years to just 2,593 in 1992–93. [20] Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. [36] Results did not improve under Joyce, who was sacked in March 2017. In the next round of the cup, Wigan Athletic was drawn against First Division side Newcastle United. He was succeeded by Ray Mathias, who returned for his third stint as Wigan Athletic manager. Partick Thistle unveiled their bizarre-looking mascot Kingsley in 2015 with designer David Shrigley claiming it would 'intimidate' opponents. 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On 5 June it was announced that Martínez had left Wigan and had signed for Everton on a four-year deal. [19] On 7 May 2012, they simultaneously secured their Premier League status and relegated Blackburn Rovers with a 1–0 victory at Ewood Park. The Latics lost at the two-legged semi-final stage to Swindon, who went on to win the final promotion place. The following year Wigan Athletic became Division Three champions on the last day of the season, Graeme Jones scoring a club record 31 league goals in the process. In most seasons they would have been runners-up, but a temporary rule change which saw goals scored take precedence over goal difference allowed them to finish above runners-up Fulham, who had the same number of points and a better goal difference. On 27 August 1932, Wigan Athletic played their first-ever league game against Port Vale Reserves. [37] Wigan were subsequently relegated back to League One in April and interim manager Graham Barrow left, ending a 15-year association with the club. Despite their pre-war success, the club failed to gain re-election and was replaced by Winsford United. Wigan's third Premier League campaign saw changes in the squad, with Titus Bramble, Mario Melchiot, Jason Koumas and Marcus Bent among the players brought in, and Melchiot was installed as the new club captain.

The Three Amigos were joined at the club by John Deehan, who replaced Barrow as manager during the 1995–96 season following a 6–2 home defeat to Mansfield Town. [22], Owen Coyle became the new manager of Wigan Athletic when Martínez left for Everton. [50] A private conversation about Wigan's situation involving EFL chairman Rick Parry was secretly filmed amid talk of betting on Wigan being relegated[51] - described by some as the greatest sporting scandal of modern times. The supporters club are a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and meet before home matches in the South Stand Bar. [46], On 4 June 2020, IEC sold the majority of Wigan Athletic shareholdings to Hong Kong-based Next Leader Fund; the sale was formally ratified and approved by the shareholders of IEC, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the EFL. In 2013, the club sold out their 32,000 allocation for the FA Cup Final and sold 20,000 tickets for the FA Cup semi-final. After a tense re-vote which Wigan won 29–20, Southport lost their place in the Fourth Division and Wigan Athletic became an English League club on 2 June 1978.[7]. Gage finally admitted defeat when he sold the Latics to Dave Whelan on 27 February 1995 for around £1m. [10] A successful run followed, and by November, Wigan were second in the league. In the final, played at Wembley Stadium, Wigan beat Manchester City 1–0, with a goal by Ben Watson scored in injury time. The club has one unofficial fanzine, The Mudhutter,[93] which is released between 5 and 6 times during the season. Derek Chisora offers to step in for coronavirus-stricken Alexander Povetkin and fight Dillian Whyte in a heavyweight trilogy just THREE WEEKS after his defeat against Oleksandr Usyk, Barcelona starlet Pedri 'has a HUGE £361m release clause in his contract' to ward off interest despite joining from Las Palmas for initial £4.5m... as 17-year-old hails 'magnificent' Lionel Messi for his on-pitch advice, Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke insists Erling Haaland DOESN'T have a release clause for next year... but Manchester United target can depart for £65m in the summer of 2022, Welcome back to 'Hell': Turkish ultras' infamous banners, police attacking Eric Cantona and a humiliating Tuncay hat-trick show Manchester United's trips to Istanbul ALWAYS catch fire... and tonight sees them take on new power Basaksehir, 'I have no doubt that he will stay': Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes Sergio Ramos will extend his contract with the club past the end of this season after he scored his 100th goal for Los Blancos in win over Inter Milan, 'Good performances do not give me a headache': Jurgen Klopp insists Diogo Jota's sensational hat-trick will not force him to break up established front three by dropping Roberto Firmino, 'Barcelona are NOT at the level to win the Champions League': Dynamo Kiev boss Mircea Lucescu sticks the boot into Ronald Koeman's side ahead of facing them tonight, Gordon Taylor, you are full of BULL.

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