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    NZLaticsTony Corns
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    As we’ve had a bit of a whinge fest on here in recent weeks, how about we remember why we follow and support this great club.

    Why do you love this club?

    I love it, because whenever the chips are down, we still keep bouncing back:

    Near bankrupt, it was us the supporters that pulled together and saw that OUR club didn’t fade away. The club has come through thick and thin to keep in existance and virtually all done through us the supporters.

    Even now with having to sell players to balance the books, we annually give the media darlings a headache by confounding them by staying in the mighty Premier League.

    Come on (almost Delia-esque) tell us why you fell in love and still love this great club.

    #10253
    landgatebluelandgateblue
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    Nice first post nz :roll:

    But im afraid its no good being positive on this forum doom and gloom rules!

    I fell in love with this club at a young age, i can remember going to springfield park with my dad and being put over the turnstile by a policeman so i didnt have to pay, i now take my kids to the dw and i hope they follow wigan ath and support the club through thick and thin!

    The quote “where the wigan where taking the piss” sums it all up for me!!!!!

    #10256
    progresswithunitymike ramsdale
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    Good post,

    My dad used to drag me and my brother down to Springy when i was about 4,didn’t have no choice who i was going to support, bin going ever since, (chears dad) although i will admit that for the first few years i went to springy i were never Rsed about the results and didn’t pay too much attention to the games, i just used run round playing tig or hide and seak with our kid, at least i was there though, I also can remember the tannoid mans voice clear as anything telling us to get off the perimeter wall at every single game. It was only when i got to 9 or 10 and started playing for junior latics that i got into it and actually really cared about latics and football in general. I can’t explain why I ‘love um’ I suppose its because there my local team and i’m proud of em. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be one of our towns plastic mancs or scoucers, how can they get any pride from ‘supporting’ them, it baffles me that does. But in all honesty if it weren’t for my dad bringing me up properly, i don’t know who i would support, i’d like to think it would be latics though.

    #10273
    The DukeThe Duke
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    Living in the glory hunter society we live in. I am proud to be a Latics supporter. It’s easy to pick the best team in the country, and say I’ll support them. Then celebrate all the success they get and gloat to everyone else. But supporting your local team, for that reason alone. And supporting them throughout thick and thin, after 6-1 defeats to canvey island etc, and 4-0 wins against Man City makes us alot better football fans than the glory hunters. This way success is sweeter, the novelty never wears off because you know as a Latics fan you’ve earned the success. And the memories I personally have had as a Latics fan are incomparable. and I don’t think I could have laughed, cried or enjoyed myself more supporting any other club in the world!

    Up the tics!!

    #10276
    griffChris Griffin
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    Living in the glory hunter society we live in. I am proud to be a Latics supporter. It’s easy to pick the best team in the country, and say I’ll support them. Then celebrate all the success they get and gloat to everyone else. But supporting your local team, for that reason alone. And supporting them throughout thick and thin, after 6-1 defeats to canvey island etc, and 4-0 wins against Man City makes us alot better football fans than the glory hunters. This way success is sweeter, the novelty never wears off because you know as a Latics fan you’ve earned the success. And the memories I personally have had as a Latics fan are incomparable. and I don’t think I could have laughed, cried or enjoyed myself more supporting any other club in the world!

    Up the tics!!

    And then moaning like f*** about them 24 hours a day :roll:

    #10277
    Springfield ParkCarl Higham
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    6 – 1 Defeat v Canvey Island????? Please refresh me on that one? I was at the game, and would have been half cut, but not that much!

    #10279
    Tom ThumbRob Hinds
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    6 – 1 Defeat v Canvey Island????? Please refresh me on that one? I was at the game, and would have been half cut, but not that much!

    You must av left at 1-0.

    #10285
    progresswithunitymike ramsdale
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    I left at 1-0 aswell, after about 89 mins. Cant believe i missed 6 goals!

    #10295
    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
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    Why do i love Wigan Athletic? Having been a fan in the non league era i suppose there is no logic really having so many big clubs around us at the time. All i know is i was a snotty nosed school kid who went to Springy for the first time v Burscough we won 5-2 and i was totally hooked. Over 40 yrs later im still Latics mad and proud of my club. The success and great memories Wigan Athletic F C has given me cannot be bettered.

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    The EggThe Egg
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    I was brought up as a Man Utd fan by my family and had all the merchandise etc etc. Then one year (1992) a friend of ours offered to take me to a game. Now as a rugby fan I was obviously not much of a Latics fan, but after 90 minutes I was hooked. I even jumped off my seat when we scored a late winner. Fast forward a few years and the time to pick one team and I picked Latics as by then I was a regular at Springy and even went the odd local away game.

    Wouldn’t swap it for the World.

    #10309
    swampdogDave Eccles
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    I was brought up as a Man Utd fan by my family and had all the merchandise etc etc.

    YOURE NOT STILL BLAMING YOUR OLD UNCLE JOHN FOR THAT NUTMEG
    ARE YOU? :mrgreen:

    #10314
    mrlogicjohn bonney
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    I was brought up as a Man Utd fan by my family and had all the merchandise etc etc. Then one year (1992) a friend of ours offered to take me to a game. Now as a rugby fan I was obviously not much of a Latics fan, but after 90 minutes I was hooked. I even jumped off my seat when we scored a late winner. Fast forward a few years and the time to pick one team and I picked Latics as by then I was a regular at Springy and even went the odd local away game.

    Wouldn’t swap it for the World.

    jumped off your seat eh.
    not that IS impressive, that must make you one hell of a fan lad. :lol:

    #10324
    The EggThe Egg
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    I was brought up as a Man Utd fan by my family and had all the merchandise etc etc.

    YOURE NOT STILL BLAMING YOUR OLD UNCLE JOHN FOR THAT NUTMEG
    ARE YOU? :mrgreen:

    Well it was his fault

    #10325
    The EggThe Egg
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    I was brought up as a Man Utd fan by my family and had all the merchandise etc etc. Then one year (1992) a friend of ours offered to take me to a game. Now as a rugby fan I was obviously not much of a Latics fan, but after 90 minutes I was hooked. I even jumped off my seat when we scored a late winner. Fast forward a few years and the time to pick one team and I picked Latics as by then I was a regular at Springy and even went the odd local away game.

    Wouldn’t swap it for the World.

    jumped off your seat eh.
    not that IS impressive, that must make you one hell of a fan lad. :lol: [/quote]

    Well seeing as I laughed when we went 1 down, yet by the end of the game was getting into it enough to care that Latics had scored. I’d say it was certainly a start. Had it not happened I may never have come back.

    #10332
    NorthernprimateNorthernprimate
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    I was brought up as a Man Utd fan by my family and had all the merchandise etc etc. Then one year (1992) a friend of ours offered to take me to a game. Now as a rugby fan I was obviously not much of a Latics fan, but after 90 minutes I was hooked. I even jumped off my seat when we scored a late winner. Fast forward a few years and the time to pick one team and I picked Latics as by then I was a regular at Springy and even went the odd local away game.

    Wouldn’t swap it for the World.

    jumped off your seat eh.
    not that IS impressive, that must make you one hell of a fan lad. :lol: [/quote]

    A seat in 1992?

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