Wigan Athletic Football Newspaper Book. Relive those glorious moments of a favourite football team captured in newsprint. From the early 20th century to the recent past, each book affords a unique perspective on your team or sport’s colourful history. They are not written by someone looking back in time, but by reporters who witnessed the games and events as they unfolded and in a language of the time. Capture the history and greatest moments of Wigan Athletic through the newspapers, as written at the time. Starting in 1934 with coverage of the FA cup 1st round 6-1 win over Carlisle, this book charts a glorious history of great games and League and Cup matches through the decades of the 20th & 21st century. Top stories include Wigan’s 2-2 draw against Newcastle in the 1954 FA cup 3rd round, the 4-2 win over Chelsea in 1981, the 1-1 draw vs Man City in the 1999 FA Cup semi final first leg. Coverage also of the great rise in fortune from Division 2 champions in 2003, the 5-0 destruction of Crystal Palace latter in that year, the 3-1 defeat of West Ham in 2004,and achieving the ultimate prize of promotion to the Premiership in 2005. Read about the games, from humble beginnings to being a real force in the Premier League not only staying up, but holding their own and beating the best in English football. A unique and wonderful gift and must have for all Wigan Athletic fans.
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