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Latics Listen - There's only one Reece James... kind of

Of course, we all know there are in fact two Reece James, the 2015-16 and 2017-18 Sky Bet League One winning left full back, and our three-time Currys PC World Carphone Warehouse, Wigan Player of the Month, right back on loan from Chelsea. Slightly confusing for some, but what isn't in question is the latter's impact at Latics since his arrival from Stamford Bridge this summer. The 18-year-old, who celebrates his 19th birthday on Saturday ahead of Latics' clash with Derby County at the DW...


Latics Listen - The Gary Roberts Fan Club

Where better to hear from all three of our goal scorers against Blackburn Rovers than on the move with Latics Listen! It's episode 16 this week and we've got Gary Roberts, James Vaughan and Callum McManaman reaction, with Latics supporters David Naylor on the line with Guy Clarke, a fully signed up member of the Gary Roberts fan club! Latics legend and FA Cup winning captain Emmerson Boyce is the latest in the Latics Rewind chair as he remembers his first goal for the club 10 years ago...


Latics Listen - The Treatment Room

It might not be a break for the players over the international fixtures, but we might have squeezed a little one in to recharge the batteries! Not to fear, Latics Listen is back! This week we Guy Clarke sat down with Gavin Massey and Will Grigg who have both recently started to hit the training pitches at Euxton in their recovery bids, whilst former captain Matt Jackson joins us on the phone to recall that fateful day in May 2005 when he and his Latics team mates overcame this weekend's...


Latics Listen - New ownership and Roberto Martinez's reflection on the Whelan years

In an exciting week for the football club, the latest episode of your official Wigan Athletic podcast, Latics Listen, focuses on the new ownership of the club with International Entertainment Corporation CEO Melvin Yan Min Zhang, 23 years of Whelan family ownership with former Latics player and manager Roberto Martinez and the latest from Latics' flourishing Academy as Gregor Rioch fills us in on the latest professional contract news for striker Charlie Jolley and defender Emeka Obi. Plus,...


Dave Whelan's reflection... 23 years at Wigan Athletic

Dave Whelan reflects on his ownership of Wigan Athletic, looking back on purchasing the club, the rise to the Premier League, the FA Cup final and his favourite moments and personnel within the past 23 years.


In conversation... David Sharpe on 23 years of the Whelan family at Wigan Athletic

David Sharpe recollects 23 years of Whelan family ownership of Wigan Athletic Football Club.


Latics Listen - The Leeds connection with Noel Hunt and Stephen Warnock

As we head into the weekend's Championship clash with Leeds United at the DW Stadium on Sunday, ex Latics and Leeds captain Stephen Warnock joins us to discuss the latest news from the division and his thoughts on our season so far, as does a more recent former player in Noel Hunt, the current player-assistant manager of his home town club Waterford FC. We step into the dressing room with Kal Naismith and assistant manager Leam Richardson, and John Hill from official betting partner Coral...


Latics Listen - The Battle of Bramall Lane

Injuries, a red card, a penalty, a striker at centre back, a chaotic equaliser, a former player with the winner and one team jubilant, the other in despair, the 'Battle of Bramall Lane' had it all. This week we have the man who masterminded Latics' survival against Sheffield United in 2007... Paul Jewell! Latics' double-promotion winning and Premier League conquering manager lifts the lid on the build-up to the day and reflects on the achievements of his team. Latics fan James Mitchell,...


Latics Listen - He comes from Austria...

We're back! After a week's absence for the international fixtures, Latics Listen returns with a bang and a very special guest! Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion favourite Paul Scharner joins us on the phone for Latics Rewind, whilst club captain Samy Morsy tells us more about his international duty with Egypt, qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 and how Latics are preparing for their test against the Baggies at the DW Stadium this weekend. Keeping with the international...


Latics Listen - The Season So Far

With the international fixtures set to hit full swing over the coming days, we've taken a break from the podcast, giving you the chance to re-listen to some of our best bits so far and if you're new to Latics Listen, it's the perfect way to catch up with everything you've missed out on so far! From Latics Open Day and the opening game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday, through to our latest Latics Rewind with Jason Roberts, here's what you've missed... If you'd like to get involved...


Latics Listen - Gone in 35 seconds

How to make the correct impression at a new club... Jason Roberts could quite easily write the guide to it. His Latics debut on Saturday 17 January was up and running within 35 seconds against Preston North End at Deepdale, an elegant flick to turn Gary Teale's cross home in a 4-2 derby day victory... could you dream of a better start? Jason joins us on the phone from Miami this week (listen in to find out why...), re-living that moment and of course his much-loved partnership with the Duke,...


Latics Listen - Brick by Brick

The towering Ivorian defender answered your questions from across our social media channels in this week's Getting to Know You! Jordi Gomez joins us on the phone all the way from Cyprus, whilst Joe Garner sits down with Guy Clarke a little closer to home in the team meeting room at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre in Euxton. We also caught up with chief executive Jonathan Jackson to discuss the second year of our charity partnership with the Brick, the work on the DW Stadium pitch during...


Latics Listen - Beard wars and Nick Powell's hairline

Did you question get asked? Find out who has the better beard between Crackers and Nick Powell, Michael's thoughts on his nickname and its origins and whether he'd ever consider a career across the pond. Crackers' close friend and everyone's favourite 'man on fire' Will Grigg sits down with Guy Clarke for an in-depth chat, whilst we also get some post-match analysis from captain Samy Morsy following Tuesday's 2-1 win against Hull City. All that and... we're joined in the studio by Latics fan...


Latics Listen - 1,2,3,4... Super James Vaughany

Latics legend Noel Ward dropped into the studio this week to go through the latest goings on at the club with our presenter Guy Clarke, including his thoughts on his Northern Ireland countryman Will Grigg's impact during the international fixtures. Nathan Byrne is our exclusive interview as he tells us his process from double Player of the Year winner through to recovering from a frustrating summer injury in Spain, whilst James Vaughan steps up as our latest guest on Getting to Know You! If...


Latics Listen - Lifting the 'Lidds' on Latics' record goal scorer

Joining us this week on Latics Listen are full-back Antonee Robinson, Latics legend Andy Liddell, Academy manager Gregor Rioch and Chey Dunkley features this week in Getting To Know You. Antonee Robinson speaks exclusively to the podcast about how he's settled into life at Wigan Athletic following his loan switch from Everton. He also discussed how he expects the team to surprise many throughout the course of the season and touches on his hopes to represent USA going forward. Andy Liddell...


Latics Listen - Two podcasts collide!

This week we've got exclusive reaction to our 3-0 thumping of Stoke City with Michael Jacobs, Gavin Massey lets us into his personal life in Getting to Know You and our former, double-promotion winning midfielder Jason Jarrett shares his thoughts on the current squad and comparisons to his time at the club! Plus, we've got a studio guest! Simon Gregory from the Progress With Unity podcast chats all about the season so far and goes in-depth with Guy Clarke on all things Latics! If you'd like...


Latics Listen - 40 years on

This week on Latics Listen we're talking; 40 years in the EFL, broken noses, dressing room antics, points to prove and debuts against Aston Villa... episode four has some 'different' sound bites! Josh Windass and Lee Evans bring you real-time updates from the dressing room, Will Grigg's talking musicals, animated movies and Michael Jacobs the joker, whilst club legends Tommy Gore and Noel Ward discusses our first ever match in league football 40 years ago on Sunday! So who's on this week's...


Latics Listen - What's that coming over the hill? It's Emile Heskey!

It's a star-studded third episode of the official Wigan Athletic podcast, Latics Listen! Latics favourite Emile Heskey shares his tales from his time at the club ahead of Paul Cook's side's visit to Villa Park. Antonee Robinson lifts the lid on that Jedi nickname and Chey Dunkley tells us what it was like to organise a new back four, with Reece James, Cedric Kipre and Robinson all making their debuts in the 3-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday last week. We also bring the fallout from...


Latics Listen - Cal Mac and the Papa Bouba Diop tackle

Latics Listen is back! Following on from our popular first episode straight out of the training camp in Spain, we returned to the Wigan Athletic Training Centre to bring you episode two as Latics build up to the start of the Sky Bet Championship season against Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium on Saturday. So who's on this week's episode? Chris Kirkland With 131 Premier League appearances to his name during a six-year spell at the DW Stadium, Chris Kirkland chats to Guy Clarke about his...


Latics Listen - Episode 1 - Latics in La Cala

This is Latics Listen the official Wigan Athletic podcast. Welcome to this our debut episode ahead of the 2018/19 season. Hear exclusively from manager Paul Cook on new signing Callum McManaman following his return to Latics on a permanent deal from Sunderland. We also delve deeper into the squad's pre-season training camp at the La Cala Golf Resort & Spa in Spain. New signing Kal Naismith takes part in Getting To Know You, Ian Walker of 3P Logistics speaks about his connections as both a...