Wigan Athletic F.C.

Chart of yearly table positions since Wigan's election into the Football League
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.
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.

English professional association football club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

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All Saints' Church was substantially rebuilt between 1845 and 1850.

Wigan

Large town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas.

Large town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas.

All Saints' Church was substantially rebuilt between 1845 and 1850.
Wigan Lane monument
Trencherfield Mill is an example of one of Wigan's mills being converted for modern use.
Wigan Civic Centre
The seal of Wigan was in use from the 17th century until 1922.
Wigan Town Hall
Aerial view of Wigan town centre
Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, Town Centre
Museum of Wigan Life
The Boer War memorial in Mesnes Park
Latics and Warriors share the DW Stadium
Wigan International-standard pool, demolished 2008
George Formby, Jr in France during WWII
Wigan North Western railway station
The redeveloped Wigan bus station in 2018

The DW Stadium is home to Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

English professional football club based in Tottenham, London.

English professional football club based in Tottenham, London.

Spurs' first and second teams in 1885. Club president John Ripsher top row second right, team captain Jack Jull middle row fourth left, Bobby Buckle bottom row second left
Sandy Brown (unseen) scoring the third goal for Tottenham Hotspur in the 1901 FA Cup Final replay against Sheffield United
Spurs captain Arthur Grimsdell displaying the cup to fans on Tottenham High Road after the 1921 final
Danny Blanchflower with the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup trophy in 1963
Notable Spurs players of the early 1980s include Steve Perryman, Osvaldo Ardiles, and Glenn Hoddle. Ajax vs Spurs 1981.
Spurs players of the 2016–17 season, including Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen, Victor Wanyama, and Jan Vertonghen
Northumberland Park, 28 January 1899, Spurs vs Newton Heath (later renamed Manchester United)
First game at White Hart Lane, Spurs vs Notts County for the official opening on 4 September 1899
Since 1909, Tottenham have displayed the statue of a cockerel, first made in bronze by a former player
Aerial image of White Hart Lane. Redevelopment of this stadium began in early 1980s and completed in the late 1990s.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Fans displaying the club motto 'To Dare Is to Do' on the South Stand before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City on 9 April 2019.
Between 1956 and 2006, the club crest featured a heraldic shield, displaying a number of local landmarks and associations
The crest used in the 2017–18 season
Chart of Tottenham's performance since joining the Football League in 1908

Spurs' biggest top-flight victory came against Wigan Athletic on 22 November 2009, when they won 9–1 with Jermain Defoe scoring five goals.

EFL Championship

Highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system after the Premier League.

Highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system after the Premier League.

Sunderland won the league in the first season since re-branding, with Wigan Athletic finishing second to win promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in their history.

The England national football team playing at Wembley.

1999–2000 in English football

The 120th season of competitive football in England.

The 120th season of competitive football in England.

The England national football team playing at Wembley.

After losing in the previous year's play-off final, Gillingham won promotion via the Division Two playoffs to reach the upper half of the English league for the first time in their history, their opponents in the play-off final being a Wigan Athletic side playing their first season in the impressive new 25,000-seat JJB Stadium.

Hull City A.F.C.

English professional football club in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire.

English professional football club in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Hull City squad of 1936
Boothferry Park in March 2008
Chart showing the progress of Hull City's league finishes since the 1905–06 season
Wembley Stadium before the Championship play-off final against Bristol City
Phil Brown and players celebrate on promotion to the Premier League in 2008
Old club crest
Club crest 1998 – 2014
Club crest 2014 – 2019
The MKM Stadium
Hull City supporters at the celebrations on the team's promotion to the Premier League in 2008

Hull City's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed on 3 May 2010, after a 2–2 draw at Wigan Athletic.

Swindon Town F.C.

Professional football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

Professional football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

The Swindon Town team for the 1909–10 season
The coin toss before the away game in Turin versus Juventus in the victorious 1970 Anglo-Italian Cup
Town fans celebrating promotion on the county ground pitch after the draw with Walsall 2006–07 season
Chart of yearly table positions of Swindon Town in the League.
The 1970 "Steam Train" crest
The "traffic sign" badge used from the mid-1970s until 1986
The three designs which were voted on by supporters in 2007
The 'diamond' crest unveiled in 1991
The County Ground, taken from the Town End.
Average home attendances since 1889. In more recent years, attendances have gone up, giving Swindon Town one of the highest attendances in League One
Swindon Town supporters with banners provided by Red Army Loud and Proud
Swindon won the League Cup in 1969.

They also enjoyed success in both the FA Cup, beating Premiership side Wigan Athletic in the third round before losing to Championship side Leicester City in the fourth round, and the Football League Trophy, reaching the final at Wembley, where they were runners-up to League One side Chesterfield.

DW Stadium

Stadium in Robin Park, in Wigan, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Stadium in Robin Park, in Wigan, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

The JJB Stadium logo (1999-2009)
A view of the DW Stadium, from the bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The DW Stadium logo 2009–2018
The record attendance at the DW Stadium was on the final day of the 2007–08 Premier League, where Manchester United were crowned champions after beating Wigan Athletic
The final home Test for Great Britain against New Zealand, played at the stadium in 2007
The Wigan skyline, featuring the stadium
Average and highest attendances for Wigan Athletic at the stadium since the 2000–01 season
Average and highest attendances for the Wigan Warriors at the stadium

It is used by Wigan Athletic football club and Wigan Warriors rugby league club, the rugby league club having a 50 years lease on tenancy to play games at the stadium.

Gillingham F.C.

Professional association football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent, England.

Professional association football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent, England.

The official announcement of the club's change of name in 1913
Gillingham (blue shirts) in action in a match from the 1986–87 season
Gillingham fans at the 2000 Division Two play-off final
Exterior shot of Priestfield Stadium
Fred Griffiths wearing the club's original striped shirt
Until 1992 the club's crest was simply a portion of the county arms of Kent.
Paul Scally (holding trophy) has been the club's chairman since 1995.
Tony Pulis served as the club's manager from 1995 until 1999
Local alderman James Barnes was an early chairman of the club.
Yearly table positions of Gillingham in the Football League.

In the 1999–00 season Gillingham qualified for the play-offs again, where they faced Wigan Athletic in the final at Wembley Stadium.

National League (English football)

Association football league in England consisting of three divisions, the National League, National League North, and National League South.

Association football league in England consisting of three divisions, the National League, National League North, and National League South.

Former League logo

In 1977 the Northern Premier and Southern Leagues agreed to only put forward one candidate each for election to the League and this proved successful with Wimbledon and Wigan Athletic gaining election to the League in 1977 and 1978.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

Lancashire Combination

Football league founded in the North West of England in 1891–92.

Football league founded in the North West of England in 1891–92.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

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