Bullard playing for Ipswich Town in 2011
Chart of yearly table positions since Wigan's election into the Football League
Bullard at Fulham with his son in 2008
Local entrepreneur Dave Whelan acquired the club in 1995, providing funds to move into the JJB Stadium, now named the DW Stadium after Whelan's sports shops, DW Sports.
Bullard playing for Fulham in 2008
To signify the involvement of the local authority, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Wigan Athletic have used their coat of arms as their club crest, from 1989 to 2008.
Wigan Athletic's first Premier League match against Chelsea
Former Wigan player Roberto Martínez managed the club to victory in the 2013 FA Cup Final, their first major honour.
Members of the Wigan Athletic board holding the FA Cup trophy following the club's victory at the 2013 Final
David Sharpe and Will Grigg celebrating Wigan's promotion from League One to the Championship in 2016
Wigan Athletic chairman Talal Al Hammad
Warm-up at the DW Stadium.
Antonio Valencia's £16 million sale to Manchester United in 2009 is the largest transfer involving Wigan Athletic.

Two seasons at Peterborough United was followed by a spell at Wigan Athletic where he scored ten goals in 145 league appearances, helping them to their first promotion to the Premier League.

- Jimmy Bullard

During the close season, Wigan sold many players who had starred in their first season in the Premier League, such as Jimmy Bullard, Jason Roberts and Stéphane Henchoz, while bringing in replacements including Emile Heskey, Denny Landzaat, Chris Kirkland and Antonio Valencia.

- Wigan Athletic F.C.

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English professional association football club based in Fulham, London.

English professional association football club based in Fulham, London.

The Second XI team, in 1886
Postcard of the 1903–04 line-up
The "Rabbit Hutch" stand along Stevenage Road sometime before Archibald Leitch's redesign in 1904–05
Yearly performance of Fulham in the Football League
Fulham FC in 1958 with Johnny Haynes, player number four from left in the front line.
Fulham (white) playing Portsmouth (blue) in front of Fulham fans in the Hammersmith End
A minute's silence for Jim Langley
Fulham playing in their light blue away kit against Bolton Wanderers in the 2004–05 FA Cup.
Robin van Persie takes a free kick as Fulham players form a defensive wall.
Roy Hodgson as manager at Fulham
Clint Dempsey scored a club record 50 Premier League goals for Fulham between 2007 and 2012.
Shahid Khan, owner and chairman
World Mobile is principal partner of Fulham

The next season, he engineered a second-place league finish, missing out on first place because several years previously the league had dropped the old "goal difference" system in favour of a "goals scored" tally, meaning Fulham finished behind Wigan Athletic.

Hodgson's tenure did not start well and it took a month to secure his first win, against Aston Villa, courtesy of a Jimmy Bullard free-kick.