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Latics Listen - 2018-19 Season Review

After a successful campaign in the Sky Bet Championship in 2018-19, Latics legend Tommy Gore sits down with Guy Clarke in our Latics Listen studio to reflect on the season that was, focusing on the key moments and the outstanding individuals, including an exclusive chat with captain Samy Morsy from Bank Holiday Monday's End of Season Party in the Park. If you'd like to get involved or feature on Latics Listen, please get in touch through our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook or...


Latics Listen 36 - Reece James, Darren Sheridan, Jonas Olsson and Latics' treble winners

With the 2018-19 season drawing to a close, we thought it imperative to catch Reece James before his loan stay at Latics comes to an end, so with that in mind, the 19-year-old sat down at the Training Centre to reflect on his first full season as a professional. Captain for the day, Jonas Olsson, is also in reflective mood an talks in-depth about the latter stages of the campaign, whilst we get on-the-night reaction from goal scorer Charlie Jolley, captain Scott Smith and U18 coach Peter...


Latics Listen 35 - I Would Walk 58 Miles (Backwards) to See Latics Win Away

It was a long road for Latics from August's 3-0 victory at Stoke City to our next away win at Leeds United on Good Friday, but it was an even longer road for Latics supporter Keiran Crompton, who joined the hoards of walkers travelling from the Wigan Athletic Training Centre to Elland Road in aid of Joseph's Goal - although, Keiran's journey had a twist! After an ill-fated Tweet ahead of our 3-0 win against Aston Villa in January, Keiran ended up doing the entire 58-mile walk BACKWARDS! So...


Latics Listen 34 - On the Hunt for Easter Points

We'd love to fill this intro with some cracking Easter puns, but it's serious business for Latics with four games to go in the Sky Bet Championship, so we'll get straight to it with news from Paul Cook ahead of Good Friday's Leeds United clash! Our left-siders from the draw with Norwich City, Kal Naismith and Antonee Robinson, also look ahead and compliment each other on the performance against the Canaries, whilst former Latics and Rotherham United defender Ian Breckin takes to the Latics...


Latics Listen 33 - Academy Success and Championship Battling + Leon Barnett and Neil Mellor

We've plenty to pack into this week's 40-minute episode, with reaction from Tuesday night's Sky Bet Championship clash with Hull City from Paul Cook, Samy Morsy and Sky Sports' man in the stands, ex-Latics loanee Neil Mellor, previews for Sunday's home game against Norwich City, the Under 18s' league title win with Peter Murphy, Scott Smith and MacKenzie O'Neill and another star in our Latics Rewind hot seat in the form of Leon Barnett. If you'd like to get involved or feature on Latics...


Latics Listen 32 - Sleeping out at the DW Stadium and desert island do's and don'ts with Anthony Pilkington

We're preparing for a big weekend, not just on the pitch at Bristol City, but back at the DW Stadium as well! For the second year running more than 100 people will sleep inside the concourse at the DW Stadium to help raise funds for our charity of the year, the Brick, who offer vital services to people who are homeless, in poverty of suffering from debt crisis. For more information please visit With that in mind, we invited Latics season card holder Bob Allen into the...


Latics Listen 31 - Late drama, knockout blows and the battle for the gloves

These two weeks have been a drag, right? Well, we're back from our podcast international break and straight back in form! Join Guy Clarke and guests for episode 31! Michael Jacobs Don't get in Chey's way! That's the message from Crackers after the lads trained at Blundell's Boxing Gym in Wigan during the international fixtures, plus the forward talks about 'late drama' after our Twitter thread of goals on #WorldTheatreDay. Lee Evans Our Wales international talks about his first senior...


Latics Listen 30 - Rallying for Derby Day

Bryan Griffiths, we salute you! 1990s derby day hero on not one, but two occasions, Griffiths joins us on the phone for a double-headed Latics Rewind ahead of a day which has not one, but two special 'On This Day' moments, with the former wide forward netting 29 years ago on Saturday in a 2-0 victory against the Trotters at Springfield Park. Another man to net a derby day winner is Emile Heskey, who returns for his second appearance on Latics Listen, reflecting on our 1-0, 10-man victory...


Latics Listen 29 - The right-siders, Jason Roberts and the Community Club of the Year

It's all hands to the pump at Latics right now with the second of the first team's three games in seven days coming up on Saturday away to Reading, so we're catching up with three players in the thick of all of the action, as well as a former player from Latics, Reading and next Tuesday's opposition Blackburn Rovers. Plus, we hear from Latics supporters Darren and Evan Sephton, with the father and son duo explaining why they are fully behind the club and Wigan Athletic Community Trust being...


Latics Listen 28 - GK union, Wiganese lessons and Gary Teale

With two games coming up in a short space of time, it's a Middlesbrough-Derby County double-header on this week's episode of Latics Listen! Jamie Jones talks all about the goalkeeping group, the technology being used to constantly improve and how he's settling into life as a Championship goalkeeper, all wrapped up with a look ahead to the visit of Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon. We move ahead towards Derby County by taking a step back in time as Guy Clarke catches up with former...


Latics Listen 27 - Passport Control

So, you get the call from the manager and his staff to say you'll be travelling to Dubai during a fixture-lull, what's on your checklist? Sun cream? Money? Passport? Not if you're Michael Jacobs... who explains why he ended up taking his wife's passport to the airport last weekend instead of his own! Our number 17 goes through your #AskCrackers questions with Ash Houghton, whilst Nick Taylor catches up with Danny Fox to talk about the more serious matter of head injuries in football after...


Latics Listen 26 - Shanghai in Dubai, Nick Powell in-depth and the latest Latics chat

A couple of days later than usual due to the first team's warm weather training trip to Dubai, Guy Clarke is joined in the Wigan studio by club legend Tommy Gore to run the rule over everything Latics as we build up towards the final third of the 2018-19 Sky Bet Championship campaign. Close your eyes and transport yourself to sunnier climes as we receive an update from Paul Cook on the benefits of Latics' warm weather training camp in the Middle East, as well as the manager's post-match...


2019 Latics Heineken Fans' Forum

It was an informative and enjoyable evening for 400 supporters at the DW Stadium on Wednesday 6 February as manager Paul Cook, executive chairman Darren Royle and chief executive Jonathan Jackson took questions from fans at the 2018-19 Heineken UK Fans’ Forum. The event was hosted by WISH FM’s Chris Milow, who certainly had his hands full with an in form Cook on stage! The manager was questioned on the January Transfer Window, team selection, Will Grigg’s departure, Nick Powell’s contract...


Latics Listen 25 - Raised in the EFL - Academy Special

This week marks EFL Youth Development week, highlighting the hard work and dedication that goes into producing the country's young footballers and the successes and journeys they go on. With that said, we thought it the perfect time to produce an Academy special, with Guy Clarke sitting down at Christopher Park alongside Head of Academy, Gregor Rioch, Development Squad coach Nick Chadwick and Under 18 coach Peter Murphy, discussing a wide range of topics from player development to the...


Latics Listen 24 - Transfer Window Special

The January transfer window has now closed and with plenty of activity coming in and going out of the club, this week's episode of Latics Listen brings everything together in one place. We catch up with new recruits Beni Baningime, Danny Fox and Leon Clarke, plus Paul Cook discusses Will Grigg's move to Sunderland, his recruitment of the aforementioned trio and the loan moves for Leo Da Silva Lopes and James Vaughan, plus Callum Connolly's departure from his loan spell at Latics. Latics...


Latics Listen 23 - The Case for the Defence

Dust off your deerstalker and settle down for another episode of Latics Listen... because this week we're joined by former Latics captain and central defensive legend turned detective inspector, Arjan De Zeeuw! The Dutchman is the latest in a long line of former Latics stars in our Latics Rewind chair, whilst our defensive theme continues with current centre back partners Chey Dunkley and Cedric Kipre joining Guy Clarke in our Euxton studio for an extended chat about all things...


Latics Listen 22 - Age Is But A Number

We're on location at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre this week, catching up with old friends and renewed team mates Anthony Pilkington and Gary Roberts after their heroics against Aston Villa last weekend. The pair chat about Anthony's arrival at the club, linking up for the first goal at the DW Stadium on Saturday, their time at Huddersfield Town and they go head-to-head in a quiz about each other! Roberts' car school mate Jamie Jones sits down for an in-depth chat about his return to...


Latics Listen 21 - A new face, a new contract and a cup final

Where do we start this week? There's been plenty going on at Wigan Athletic and we've got it all in one handy 40-minute podcast! Latics Listen is back for the 21st time this season, with news from new signing Anthony Pilkington who tells us why he's arrived at the DW Stadium from Cardiff City. We've also got the latest from 2017-18's double Player of the Year winner Nathan Byrne who signed a contract extension until 2021 earlier in the week, whilst Michael Jacobs tells us all about his...


Latics Listen 20 - There's a new name on the old trophy - FA Cup special!

We're back! Latics Listen's Christmas break is over and our return coincides with the most wonderful time of the year... it's the FA Cup third round, so we just had to bring you a cup special to kick off 2019. 2013 FA Cup winning captain Emmerson Boyce and Man of the Match Callum McManaman relive those memorable moments across the 2013 run, with the latter also focussing on how a victory against West Bromwich Albion this season can be a catalyst in the club's Sky Bet Championship...


Latics Listen 19 - Super Mario and question time with Gary Roberts

It's a star-studded 19th episode of our official podcast, Latics Listen, with former club captain and Latics favourite Mario Melchiot on the phone all the way from Los Angeles, Superman himself Dan Burn looks ahead to a potential 100th league appearance for the club over the Christmas period and Gary Roberts answers your questions from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We also hear a snippet from Gavin Massey's interview in the official match day programme for Latics v Birmingham City,...