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Preseason Friendly- Wigan 6-1 Dutch Lions: Wigan Run Rout As New Boys Shines

It was goals galore for new look Latics in a game played in very difficult circumstances in the searing Mid West heat and on a very trying surface. Another goal apiece for Marc Antoine Fortune and James McCarthy to make it two in two for the pair; Grant Holt weighing in with a brace of […]

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BBC Regain English FA Cup Broadcast Rights

BBC will become official broadcast partners for The FA Cup with Budweiser, while ITV will have exclusive rights for all England internationals from next year. Both the FA Cup and England deals will begin at the start of the 2014-15 football season and run through to 2018. ITV have secured the broadcasting rights to all […]

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Owen Coyle: ‘No more Wigan Athletic exits’

Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle is adamant that he will not lose any more of his players during the summer’s transfer window. The Latics relegation to the Championship has resulted in them inevitably losing several first-team players, including star striker Arouna Kone to Everton. Speculation has circulated around the futures of James McCarthy and Shaun […]

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Bingham Inspired after senior goal for Wigan

Wigan youngest, Rakish expressed delight over his joy at debut goal in last night’s pre-season friendly in Ohio. Latics’ 19-year-old striker Rakish Bingham was handed his first senior appearance for the club in last night’s pre-season friendly victory over Dayton Dutch Lions in Piqua, Ohio. Coming on as a substitute in the second half of […]

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Wigan boss confident of keeping key players

Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle has intimated that the sought-after members of his squad may well be at the DW Stadium come next season. The Scot told the Wigan Observer that he did not expect any more departures from the club. This appears to suggest that the likes of Callum McManaman, James McCarthy, Ali Al-Habsi […]

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Wigan’ trip to Bloomfield Road to be televised

Wigan Athletic can confirm that the Football League Championship fixture away to Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday 19 October has been moved to a 12.15pm kick off. The match was originally scheduled for a 3.00pm kick off but has been put back to an earlier time to be televised live. It will be the […]

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U-17 WYC: UAE‘s coach fears Eaglets’ firepower

Ahead of the August 26 Official Draw of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel in Abu Dhabi, coach Rashid Amir of the host country, United Arab Emirates is not relishing the prospect of being grouped along with the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria in the preliminary stage. Nigeria […]

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U-17 WYC: Golden Eaglets head to Calabar for closed-camping

The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has finalized arrangement for the Golden Eaglets to resume their closed camping in Calabar next week after concluding the two-week screening exercise of new players at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project Centre in Abuja on Friday. Senator Liyel Imoke (CON), the Executive Governor of Cross River State, last week sanctioned the return […]

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CHAN2014: Sunday Mba double crashes Cote d’Ivoire Again

African Nations Cup 2013 hero, Sunday Mba Saturday proved to be the slayer of the Elephants of Cote’d Ivoire, when he scored a brace and made two other goals in the home-based Eagles’ 4-1 victory over their Ivorian counterparts in the CAF African Nations Championship first leg qualifier decided at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna. […]

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Holt ends Norwich City spell, becomes Wigan seventh signing

Grant Holt will have a medical at Wigan after a fee was agreed a £4million fee for the 32-year-old Norwich striker, according to BBC Cumbria. Holt would become Owen Coyle’s seventh summer signing, joined the Canaries from Shrewsbury in 2009, and scored eight goals in 38 appearances last season. The initial fee could rise if […]

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Man City boss Pellegrini vows to win style points

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on Wednesday revealed his reputation for producing teams that win with style was the key to his appointment at Eastlands. City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners opted to hire Pellegrini from Malaga as their replacement for Roberto Mancini despite the possibility of an approach for Jose Mourinho. Mancini won the Premier League […]

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France into first-ever U-20 World Cup final

France are into the Under-20 World Cup final for the first time in their history after beating Ghana 2-1 in Wednesday’s semi-final in Bursa. Florian Thauvin’s two goals put the French on a collision course with the winner of the other semi-final between Uruguay and Iraq with the final being staged in Istanbul on Saturday. […]

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CHAN 2014 Qualifier: Updated results of first round, first leg matches

Following are the results of matches played over the weekend in the first round, first leg qualifiers for the 2014 African Nations Championships for players in the continent’s domestic league. Second-leg matches are slated to be played in two weeks, with aggregate winners advancing to the second and final qualifying round. Some 16 teams will […]