Wigan Athletic Football Club Official Supporters Club https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk Wigan Athletic Football Club Official Supporters Club for fans of Latics, Travel away games coaches and more Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:39:49 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Official Charity Single Launch https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/official-charity-single-launch/ Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:43:10 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12482

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

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Supporters Club and Quaintest Show On Earth

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are pleased to announce the collaboration with Quaintest Show On Earth to release the offivcial appeal single ‘Good Old Days’

The single is available for free via soundcloud, but we and the band are asking for a minimum £1 donation to help us on our way to the next landmark total of £200k. Just click here or copy and paste https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/good-old-days-letshangon-charity-single into your web page.

This is what Quaintest Show on Earth has to say:

It’s such an exciting project and we’re thrilled to be a part of it – and for such an important cause. We saw the reach of our video for Good Old Days (over 100,000 people) and thought “wouldn’t it be amazing if we could reach these people who are so passionate about the town and raise some money for Wigan Athletic”. 

 

Then it all started falling into place, and the WASC have been incredibly co-operative with all our sensible and daft ideas. We can’t wait to make the video for it, we’re hoping to get the club involved and film in parts of the stadium if we can, but we’d like the fans to be involved too. Recording a studio version of the song was really difficult in such a short time and we had to do it in isolation. But it’s the best it can be, and it’s more about the cause than the song itself.

 

You can’t even buy a decent pasty for £1 these days, if everyone just threw in a quid who knows what we could raise for the club. I’ve been a fan since I got into football and used to play in the Saturday football club training sessions for kids at Springfield Park. A world without Wigan Athletic isn’t a normality I’d like to return to, it’s a disgrace what has happened so lets all pitch in and do what we can – even if it’s just by donating a small amount.

 

Michael Frost (who wrote the song) described it as “a love-letter to simpler times in the town. Wiganers like things the way they were, and we’ve got an unbreakable spirit, so I guess I just wanted to capture a few of the recent frustrations about the town’s developments and make a few controversial points – put things in a way that hasn’t been communicated with Wigan music before.”

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
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Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/lets-hang-on-appeal-update-31st-july-2020/ Fri, 31 Jul 2020 16:56:11 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12455

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Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news.

Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

Supporters Club News

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

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Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Update – Friday 31st July 2020

As we await news from today’s appeal, WASC would like to bring supporters up to date with the Let’s Hang On appeal and other events that we have been involved with over recent weeks.

The funds raised to date have made a huge contribution to ensuring that our Football Club remains a positive going concern.

On Wednesday this week, 29th July, representatives from WASC met with the administrators. Following these discussions, the committee unanimously agreed that the funds raised by the supporters should be used to pay the wages of the vital staff who are working to keep the Football Club running. These wages included the administrative team, retail staff, ground staff, HR, media and finance.

We would also like to thank the staff at the club, who are continuing to work tirelessly to secure the future of Wigan Athletic.

On Thursday this week, 30th July, WASC hosted our first Virtual Quiz Night, presented by the fantastic Kevin Day. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who joined us. It was great to see so many supporters and players, both past and present, getting involved.

We have also received communication from the EFL, to confirm that they will be issuing a statement early next week (commencing 3rd August) in response to the concerns we have raised to them about the circumstances surrounding Wigan Athletic.

Crucially we are now working to promote our Parliamentary petition, which asks all supporters from across the country to unite and demand changes to the governance of Football Clubs. We have written to every Supporters Club in the EFL and Premier League to ask for their support in promoting the petition. We would also like to thank the Football Supporters Association who have been working to drive these changes for several years. They have been promoting our petition via their member clubs and we hope that getting to 100,000 signatures will see our collective voices heard.

Since the beginning of the campaign so many people have helped our cause and we cannot say thank you enough for your efforts. Now we ask for your continued support and fundraising, as we carry on our work to support the Football Club and to raise awareness of our Parliamentary petition.

By working together we are determined to ensure that we can make a change in football for the future.

Caroline Molyneux                                     Mick Wimsey                                                    Roy Highton
Chair                                                             Vice Chair                                                          Treasurer

Donate here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/official-wigan-athletic-football-club-fundraiser/backers?page=2#start

Sign our petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/331589

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Wigan Athletic Quiz night, is your team ready? https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/wigan-athletic-quiz-night-is-your-team-ready/ Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:30:13 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12448

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Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news.

Wigan Athletic Quiz night, is your team ready?

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

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Quiz Night

Join the quiz tonight via YouTube, the link will be published on here and will go live at 7.00pm with the quiz starting at 7.15.

The excellent comedian and writer Kevin Day will be hosting with lots of celebrity messages for Wigan fans.

We have lots of prizes to be won and Wigan Athletic signed gear to be auctioned.

Plus our final round is a cracker…video questions from past players like Andy Liddell, David Lowe, Tommy Gore,  Antonee Robinson and many more asking questions about their own careers!

Join us from home with your friends and family for a Wigan Athletic quiz and comedy bonanza.

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Sign and share the petition https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/sign-and-share-the-petition/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 22:37:52 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12412

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

WASC News Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news....

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Sign the petition, share to every football fan

The plight that Wigan Athletic, Leeds United, Portsmouth, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Bolton Wanderers and countless others have found themselves in must never be allowed to happen again.

We must not stand back and allow history to keep repeating itself without fundamental change to protect our clubs.

People lose their jobs, assets are stripped, lifelong supporters have the heart of their club destroyed and in the worst cases this is never rebuilt. 

We are calling on the government to review the need for a statutory owners and Directors test. One that is independently regulated and protects the future of each Football Club.

 

This is a watershed moment and we implore fans of ALL FOOTBALL CLUBS to please sign this petition to ensure that this matter is debated at the highest level in Parliament.

 

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/331589

 

Yours in Football

 

Caroline Molyneux                                                        Michael Wimsey

Chair                                                                                 Vice Chair

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Show Your Support For The Let’s Hang On Appeal https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/show-your-support-for-the-lets-hang-on-appeal/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:10:51 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12399 On July 1st Wigan Athletic were plunged into administration after the new owners of just four weeks decided that they no longer wished to fund the club leaving the future of our beloved club at risk both on and off the field.

On the field, the players have been tremendous and their efforts and commitments will never be forgotten, off the field we fans have pulled together and have raised over £170,000 to help the club through until a new buyer is found, which is hopefully in the very near future.

The Let’s Hang On appeal has seen support from all over the globe and now you can show your support for the campaign with our Let’s Hang On T-Shirts.

Printed to order using high quality print, the unisex t-shirts are available in blue or black from small to 3XL* and feature the Supporters Club Let’s Hang On logo.

All t-shirts will be delivered within 5-7 working days, and you can get yours here

*Children’s sizes are also available, please contact secretary@wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk for more details

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Friday Night In with the latest on Administration via Zoom https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/friday-night-in-with-the-latest-on-administration-via-zoom/ Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:31:32 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12365

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Friday Night In with the latest on Administration via Zoom

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

WASC News Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news....

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What's On

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Friday Night In

This Friday we have put together a Zoom meeting which will bring us up to date with where we are and put to bed any questions of concern fans of Wigan Athletic have, regarding the administration process.

The second part of the evening will see us joined by Emmerson Boyce, Tommy Gore, Neill Rimmer, Noel Ward and Nathan Ellington in an former player Q&A.

Join us on Zoom this Friday Evening and ask the questions that are burning away inside your mind. Hear the answers from the people that are involved in the process, rather than third hand. Places are limited and will be charged at £10, so be quick to get your name on the list

We have lined up a representative from the Administrators, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy, Chair of the Supporters Club Caroline Molyneux, Wigan Athletic CEO Jonathan Jackson and Crowdfunder founder Murry Toms.

To book your place on the Zoom meeting, please go to the crowdfunder page and use the button we have set up specially for this event. Please make sure you enter your email address as it will be the only way we can send the invite to you and it will only be able to be used for one entry.

More details will be given on the night, but we will look to start around 6pm and should last around 1 hour for the closed paid part of the night.

We will then move into the ex-players part of the night, which will be streamed live on YouTube. The ones that are live with us on Zoom will still be able to ask questions and hopefully will be a light relief from the stresses of the current situation.

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Lets Hang On Appeal update https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/lets-hang-on-appeal-update/ Wed, 15 Jul 2020 16:28:23 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12357

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Lets Hang On Appeal update

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

WASC News Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news....

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£160,000 hit, here’s how it is spent

We will like to update all supporters and friends of Wigan Athletic on progress with the Let’s Hang On appeal.  Today we passed a fantastic milestone of £160,000.  It is an amazing achievement for the fans of our Football Club to show so much love and support for our team.

The fantastic result last night means that Championship survival is in our own hands and the monies you have raised are ensuring that the players are supported for the final two games of the season. As reported previously, the coach and hotel for Charlton have been fully covered by the fund.

Yesterday your monies were able to secure the continuation of the Official Wigan Athletic website along with allowing the Club Shop to continue trading and enabling staff to post out orders which brings in additional income for the Football Club.

The services of essential medical staff for the players were secured for the remaining games as well as statutory medical requirements for home games including ambulance attendance.  The training ground has been made COVID secure to enable staff to continue working safely at Christopher Park and the programme and Latics TV costs for the final games of the season have been covered.

Within the next 7 days we will achieve our first goal of ensuring that our remaining fixtures can be completed thanks to ALL of you.

We are meeting with the administrators later this week to discuss with them the next steps that we will need to take to support our Football Club over the next few weeks as the process of finding a suitable buyer continues.

As we move towards the end of July there will be more costs to consider and we are aiming to continue to support our Football Club to help to protect assets and the integrity of our club as much as we possibly can.

We need fans to keep spreading the word. Share the crowdfunding website, set up your own fundraiser using the button on our crowdfunder.co.uk site and keep an eye on our website and social media for Let’s Hang On events.

On behalf of everyone at Wigan Athletic Supporters Club we want to say THANK YOU. We are winning the fight to save our Football Club.

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

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Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

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Wigan Attempt to Look Ahead https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/wigan-attempt-to-look-ahead/ Wed, 15 Jul 2020 16:23:09 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12347

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Wigan Attempt to Look Ahead

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

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Irrespective of Wigan Athletic’s ultimate fate, the club has to start some tentative preparations for the 2020/21 campaign. Whether the club are playing in the Championship or League One, certain players will not want to wait around for the decision in regards to the potential docking of points.

It’s tricky to make plans for an event that doesn’t yet have a potential start date but that’s what the club has to do to the best of its capabilities right now.

The Prognosis

Following Wigan’s 0-0 draw with Hull City on July 11th, the club settled in 15th place in the Championship table but clearly that doesn’t tell the full story. A 12-point deduction would put the Latics at the very bottom of the league and, from that position, survival would seem unlikely.

It’s for that reason that Wigan Athletic are second favourites to be relegated and the football betting markets are not exactly giving Paul Cook and his men any great encouragement. The outcome remains to be decided but what of the fate of the players and staff?

Man in Charge

The first man under the spotlight is manager Cook who has been in charge at the DW Stadium since 2017. A former Wigan player, Cook has brought success to the club in the shape of a League One title and an unforgettable FA Cup run. It’s fair to say that the majority of fans would want him to stay at the club but would he be happy to take a step back to the third tier once again?

Relegation, based on issues off the pitch, would be a bitter blow for Cook and his staff and loyalty would surely be tested. At the age of 53, he’s not exactly an up-and-coming manager but he carries the sort of pedigree that would interest many Championship outfits.

Playing Personnel

If Cook leaves, then some players may want to follow while others will also consider their future, irrespective of the manager’s decision. One Wigan player who may well be leaving the DW Stadium in the summer is Josh Windass who has impressed Sheffield Wednesday supporters during his loan stint at Hillsborough.

While he’s not always played as a recognised striker, Windass’ return of nine goals from 56 games for the Latics is a modest one. The player promised more after a productive spell at Rangers but the loan to the Owls was a justified one. While at Sheffield Wednesday, Windass has scored three times in his first six matches and it’s felt that the Yorkshire Club may well follow up their interest when the 2019/20 season finally comes to its conclusion.

Others who may be under the radar of other clubs include Kieffer Moore and Chey Dunkley. Moore is the Latics’ leading scorer while Dunkley has enjoyed an impressive campaign in defence and has added some important goals. There is much to follow in terms of Wigan’s plight but, despite the current uncertainty surrounding the club, certain plans have to be made.

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Message of Support from Gordon Milne https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/message-of-support-from-gordon-milne/ Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:22:12 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12333

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Message of Support from Gordon Milne

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Let’s Hang On Appeal Update 31st July 2020

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Gordon Milne on Administration

I remember quite clearly all those years ago all of us Supporters, Directors,Players, and Management fighting for the right to be accepted as members of the Football League and being continually rejected.

It warms my heart in these most difficult and uncertain times to witness the same resolve, generosity, and dedication of the people who the club means so much to.

Then we had to fight and with people behind us like Eavesway  who ferried us through thick and thin when we were searching for identity, and amazingly are still doing so today, is testament to what the club is about and what it has achieved since then.

It is 100% clear to me that in 2020 that same fight and resolve still exists, may I wish all involved in this new challenge my best wishes and good luck.

Gordon Milne

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Empty Seats release support video https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/empty-seats-release-support-video/ Tue, 14 Jul 2020 07:07:30 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12327

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Empty seats release support video

Wigan Athletic’s very own band ‘The Empty Seats’ have played in the Supporters club on many occasions, and have now released their latest effort in support of the ‘Lets Hang On Appeal’.

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