A report on 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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The Harry McNally Terrace

Harry McNally

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The Harry McNally Terrace

Harold McNally (7 July 1936 – 12 December 2004) was an English football player, coach and manager, noted for his spells as manager of Wigan Athletic and Chester City.

Scarborough F.C.

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Association football club based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Association football club based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Scarborough squad of 1885

The 1970s would prove to be a successful time for the club; Scarborough FC won the FA Trophy three times at Wembley Stadium, beating Wigan Athletic, Stafford Rangers and Dagenham in the process.

Nathan Ellington

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English retired professional footballer who played as a striker.

English retired professional footballer who played as a striker.

He played for Bristol Rovers in 116 league games, before switching to Wigan Athletic in March 2002.

1973 FA Trophy Final

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The 1973 FA Trophy Final was a football match between Scarborough and Wigan Athletic on 28 April 1973 at the Wembley Stadium, London.

Graeme Jones at AFC Bournemouth in 2020

Graeme Jones

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English professional football manager and former player who is currently working as the joint assistant at Newcastle United along with Jason Tindall.

English professional football manager and former player who is currently working as the joint assistant at Newcastle United along with Jason Tindall.

Graeme Jones at AFC Bournemouth in 2020

His playing career, which spanned the years 1991 to 2006, included spells at North Shields, Bridlington Town, Doncaster Rovers, Wigan Athletic, St Johnstone, Southend United, Boston United, Bury, Clyde and Hamilton Academical.

Swansea City A.F.C.

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Professional football club based in Swansea, Wales that plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

Professional football club based in Swansea, Wales that plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

The Swansea Town team during its first season, 1912–13
Ivor Allchurch scored 164 goals in 445 appearances for the Swans between 1947–1958 and 1965–1968
Chart showing the progress of Swansea City A.F.C. through the English football league system
Swansea fans and players celebrate the last league goal to be scored at the Vetch Field
Swansea City celebrate promotion to the Premier League at Wembley Stadium
The Swansea City A.F.C. centenary crest used during the 2012–13 season
Michael Laudrup led Swansea to the Europa League and a top half finish in the Premier League
Swansea line up against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in 2017
Swansea's crest for the 2021–22 season.
The Vetch Field was the home of Swansea City for 93 years
The Liberty Stadium became Swansea City's home ground from 2005, and was renamed the Swansea.com Stadium in 2021
Referee Mike Dean receiving treatment after being struck by a projectile in a South Wales derby
Swansea won the League Cup in 2013, their first major trophy in England
Gylfi Sigurðsson is Swansea's most expensive sale; he was the club's top scorer in the Premier League, with 34 goals
John Toshack managed Swansea between 1978 and 1984

After 63 wins in 126 games for Swansea City, Martínez left for Wigan Athletic on 15 June 2009 with his tenure returning just 26 losses in that time.

1977–78 Northern Premier League

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The tenth season of the Northern Premier League, a regional football league in Northern England, the northern areas of the Midlands and North Wales.

The tenth season of the Northern Premier League, a regional football league in Northern England, the northern areas of the Midlands and North Wales.

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Boston United F.C.

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Association football club based in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Association football club based in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Wrexham defender Ryan Valentine scores the penalty kick against Boston United which relegated The Pilgrims.
The Jakemans Stadium

However, their Northern Premier League title wins were not enough to gain them election to the Football League, and when they won the title in 1978 they surprisingly missed out on league status in favour of runners-up Wigan Athletic, who took the Football League place previously held by Southport.

Portsmouth F.C.

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English professional association football club in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

English professional association football club in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

12 High Street, Old Portsmouth
Chart of table positions for Portsmouth since joining the Football League.
Portsmouth won the FA Cup for the second time in 2008
The scoreboard at the end of the 2008 FA Cup Final, in which Portsmouth beat Cardiff City 1–0
International strikers Peter Crouch and Nwankwo Kanu kick off for Portsmouth in their UEFA Cup match against Milan
Flag of the City of Portsmouth
1993–1997
2015–2018
2018–present, shirt crest
The entrance to Fratton Park's South Stand, with its mock Tudor facade
Portsmouth fans at Wembley Stadium for the 2007–08 FA Cup semi-final with West Bromwich Albion
Sir Bernard 'Monty' Montgomery

Paul Cook resigned on 31 May 2017 to join Wigan Athletic.

Graham Barrow

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English former footballer who has since become a professional manager in the English game

English former footballer who has since become a professional manager in the English game

Having previously played for Chorley and Southport, Barrow first entered the Football League at the relatively late age of 27 in August 1981 when he signed for Wigan Athletic from Altrincham for £10,000.