Wigan Athletic football books and dvds from premierfootballbooks.co.uk and aerial tour of the JJB stadium. Great books about current and former Wigan Athletic players and Wigan Athletic managers and the history of Wigan Athletic football club.
Top recommended books include Season of Dreams: Wigan Athletic's Historic Campaign in the Premiership 2005/06, The Who's Who of Wigan Athletic, Let's Hang on: Mudhuts, Bets and Beers on the Road to Division One with Wigan Athletic plus many more in the Wigan Athletic online bookshop
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Recommended Wigan Athletic Books
The Road from Wigan Pier: Wigan Athletic's incredible rise from Non-League to The Premiership
Wigan Athletic FC can trace its roots back at least as far as the famous rugby league club with which it today shares an uneasy truce and a stadium. How it got there is an extraordinary tale. But for the sheer grit and determination of a handful of people in its early history it's probable that no football would be played in the town today. This is not just a story of a small town football club struggling for years in the lower reaches of the League before being rescued by a local multi-millionaire it is considerably more complex. It is a story of dreams and disasters, of faltering attempts to establish a foothold for the game in the town finally emerging triumphant and reaching the top tier of English football. Now the hard work really begins.
Let's Hang on: Mudhuts, Bets and Beers on the Road to Division One with Wigan Athletic
After ten months, 67 games and several thousand miles in what was an historic season for Wigan Athletic, it seemed only natural to Martin Tarbuck to record it all for posterity's sake. The Four Seasons' hit "Let's Hang On" became the systematic anthem of Wigan Athletic fans throughout the 2002-03 season due to the team's ability to score a goal then defend their lead stoutly until the final whistle. In fact, Wigan Athletic and its supporters did more "hanging on" that season than the occupants of the monkey house at Chester Zoo. Seen through the eyes of one of the club's staunchest supporters, "Let's Hang On" tells the story of the promotion-winning season. As well as cataloguing the action from an unforgettable campaign, it gives a flavour of the fun, passion and pressure that fans of the club experienced along the way.
Season of Dreams: Wigan Athletic's Historic Campaign in the Premiership 2005/06
The Latic's had never played a season in the Premiership before the start of the 2005/06 season, so to celebrate this historic season in the Premiership, "Breedon Books" have teamed up with "The Wigan Observer" to produce "The Season of Dreams". All the thrills and spills of Wigan Athletic's fairytale campaign in the world's best competition is captured beautifully in this glossy, 200-page book published in association with "The Wigan Observer". "The Season of Dreams: Latics' Historic Campaign in the Premiership" contains contributions from players, fans, commentators and managers. It includes intriguing reviews, incredible features and breath-taking, full colour pictures that will keep the memories of their Premiership season alive in the fans memories forever.
The Who's Who of Wigan Athletic: In the Football League - 1978-2004 (Whos Who of)
Who's Who Wigan Athletic looks at the varied experiences of the Latics through the club's lifeblood - the players. Some 283 Wigan players have taken to the field in league matches since the club's admission to the Football League in 1978; some great, some good, and some others. Yet they all have one thing in common - they have all pulled on a Latics shirt to represent this most friendly of clubs. Through readable biographies and career statistics, Dean Hayes looks at the contribution that players and managers have made to the fortunes of Wigan Athletic in recent years. Illustrated throughout with high quality photographs, both portraits and action shots, the book gives a fascinating insight into the recent history of the Latics.
10 Of The Best - Wigan Athletic  [DVD]
Celebrate Wigan s 10th year at the JJB Stadium with this selection of the best games to be played at the new stadium since it opened its doors back in 1999. This DVD charts their incredible rise to the elite division with footage of some of the early games at the ground and triumphant last day victories; right up to the present day and the Steve Bruce era. Interviews with the Chairman about each match offer a unique insight into the games, the players and the club throughout the short history of the JJB Stadium.
Wigan Athletic FC Season Review 2006/7  [DVD]
The official and exclusive review of Wigan Athletic FC's second ever season in the top flight of English football. The Wigan Athletic Season Review 2006/07 features highlights from every Premiership, FA Cup and League Cup games and includes every single Latics goal.
Springfield Park was the home ground of Wigan Athletic F.C. until the club moved to the new JJB Stadium after the 1999 season. At its largest, the stadium held 35,000. On average during the numerous seasons played at Springfield Park, Wigan Athletic fans numbered 3,000 in the stadium.