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Tag Archives: Wigan Athletic

Ancelotti’s Honesty Is So Refreshing

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well, I had to check a couple of times that I’d read the paper right on Sunday morning such was the surprise that I viewed Carlo Ancelotti’s comments about Chelsea’s shock defeat at the D.W Stadium. Perhaps it was  the … Continue reading

Can Wigan Afford To Lose Steve Bruce?

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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When I heard that Steve Bruce was being lined up as the replacement for Ricky Sbragia, a few alarm bells rang in my head. Bruce, being a Newcastle United fan surely couldn’t be Ellis Short and Niall Quinn’s choice as … Continue reading

Sunderland’s Defeat Sets Up Sensational Sunday Showdown

Posted on by Paul Bestall

All they needed was a win to make sure they were free of being dragged in to the final day relegation battle against a side guaranteed Premiership Football for next season but Portsmouth proved a bridge too far for Sunderland. … Continue reading

Wigan Pass On Amr Zaki

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

I admit it. I was fully dazzled by Amr Zaki when he first came to play in England. The stunning goals came so quickly. And they were gorgeous. Wigan Athletic’s unknown striker just needed half a second on the ball … Continue reading

Where Did It All Go Wrong For Hull City?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When a team only wins 2 games out of 18, you’d fully expect them to be propping up the Premiership table, already planning for life in the Championship the following season. Thankfully for Hull City, their fantastic start to the … Continue reading

Can Southgate Continue His Arsenal Hoodoo?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well its one of those strange things that football sometimes conjures up some little nugget that makes you check the facts fully before you really believe it could be true For example, Liverpool never lost when Ian Rush scored until … Continue reading

Steve Bruce Is Right To Come Clean Over Zaki

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Why don’t more managers come clean in the press about disruptive or unprofessional players? It seems that more and more in these sanitised and sponsorship heavy times that too many people keep quiet about the players who are taking the … Continue reading

Whelan Warns Of Looming Financial Disaster

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Dave Whelan, the owner and chairman of Wigan Athletic has today been discussing his feelings that a Premiership club going bankrupt is only a matter of time due to the level of debts certain clubs are carrying. Whilst I think … Continue reading

Chelsea Win Late but Far From Impressive

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

On Friday, during my game previews, Sam wondered how Wigan could score? Today, Chelsea gave us an answer, complacency. For much of Wigan’s trip to Stamford Bridge, it was Chelsea on the back foot. Completely against the run of play, … Continue reading

Hull City’s U.S. Charm Offensive Will Pay Dividends

Posted on by Matthew Semisch

EPL Talk’s ex-pat and Anglophile readers familiar with the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses will likely remember the program’s 1985 Christmas special, “To Hull and Back,” in which Del Boy and Rodney unwittingly end up in the northern … Continue reading

Liverpools Title Challenge Is Slipping Away

Posted on by Paul Bestall

What is Rafa Benitez playing at? Liverpool have had a nightmare January and from being out in front, now find themselves back amongst their rivals in third place, having dropped 6 points in the last 3 league games. Comparing their performances in the … Continue reading

Mike Pollitt Costs Wigan Three Points Against Liverpool

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

You never commit too soon. Mike Pollitt did just that towards the end of the first half of Wigan’s home tie with Liverpool and paid the price. While Mido equalize late in the match, this was a game where Wigan … Continue reading

Wigan Begin To Rebuild But Can Mido Help Or Hinder?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When the season began, few people would have given Wigan Athletic a snowball’s chance in hell of finishing in the top ten, never mind pushing on the brink of European Football as January almost comes to a close. After a … Continue reading

Liverpool’s Title Chances On The Brink

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Three weeks is a long time in football and Liverpool must be wondering why there season is beginning to splutter just when they needed to kick on. The game against Newcastle United on December 28th easily saw Liverpool’s best performance of … Continue reading

West Ham Should Fear The Worst

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Who would have guessed that the slowly turning wheels of the Premier League and FA’s disciplinary panels would finally get round to re-opening their botched enquiry into the Carlos Tevez affair. I mean it’s only been 4 months since Lord … Continue reading

Defoe Joins The Boomerang Gang

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When Jermain Defoe rejoined Tottenham yesterday, he became the newest member of an extremely unique club that has seen it’s membership dwindle over the last few seasons. Very few players rejoin a club they used to play for whilst at … Continue reading

Time For Tottenham Fans To Forgive Hossam Ghaly

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Why are Tottenham fans still so unforgiving toward Hossam Ghaly is a mystery to me, but Friday night left me even more perplexed as to why the Egyptian is still disliked so much still at White Hart Lane. There were … Continue reading

Football Transfer Twaddle: Defoe, Arteta, Toure and Pennant

Posted on by tyduffy

After accepting a sordid envelope with £20m for “Lass” Diarra, Portsmouth rejected shrewd dealer Harry Redknapp’s £30m overture for Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch.  Pompey then lessened Defoe’s value markedly, by announcing they would sell him for a … Continue reading