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    vincehillvinceHill
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    I’m an overseas supporter (Ireland) so I don’t get to see as many games which may explain a few ‘peculiar’ choices here!

    5) Northampton Town (H) 2-1 win. My first Wigan game, September 2000 I think. Haworth and Liddell with a cracker scored and the game was held up for about 10 minutes due to crowd trouble, away fans of course!!
    4) Millwall, Wembley, 2-0. Seeing Wigan at Wembley will always be a highlight. Also a bit of crowd trouble, am I seeing a trend here :huh: ??. Unfortunately couldn’t return for the cup final as it was my daughter’s communion.
    3) QPR (A) 1-0, 2003, my first Wigan away game with the Duke chesting the ball in from close range.
    2) Reading, 3-1, game that clinched promotion to Premier League. Another thing I remember from that great day was seeing an Irish tricolour hanging the West Stand with ‘Tiocfaidh ar la’ written on it :ohmy: . Maybe James was in attendance!
    1) West Ham, 3-2, what a game, the fightback from 0-2 to win 3-2. The game could have finished 10-10, buzzing for the night. My wife, who went shopping in Manchester, thought I had taken something when I met her!!

    The Northampton one is a good one and remember the fighting which I think was with the security from memory.
    The ref did signal and stop the play however he didn’t take the players off the field as that was always viewed very badly by the authorities.
    Same year as the Stoke trouble when the players had to come off the field.
    Quirky incident from a set of supporters whom (what there was if them ) never caused any trouble, remember one of their lot screaming and shouting “Scum” after the game presumably over the incident.
    Remember incidents in the grounds early existence with over zealous stewards steaming around telling usually young fans to get their feet off seats etc hardly the crime of the year was it ?

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    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
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    Worst trip,mmm Wrexham away FA Cup as a non league team. I think we held them to 0-0 for ages and conceded 4 late on loads of trouble and a big Welshman picked me up and threw me onto the pitch to get away from it
    Not the best trip in a very long list of away days.

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    1. FA Cup Final.

    2. Semi v Arsenal.

    3. Relegating West Ham. I stayed, when a few thousand had done the Wigan Walk.

    4. Promotion v Mansfield. That Larry Lloyd team was class.

    5. Port Vale 5-3.

    Worst was losing to Telford in the FA Cup. First time I remember being on the wrong end of an upset. And there was a shit load of fighting.

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    1. FA Cup Final.

    2. Semi v Arsenal.

    3. Relegating West Ham. I stayed, when a few thousand had done the Wigan Walk.

    4. Promotion v Mansfield. That Larry Lloyd team was class.

    5. Port Vale 5-3.

    Worst was losing to Telford in the FA Cup. First time I remember being on the wrong end of an upset. And there was a shit load of fighting.

    Told this before I became good friends with Mark Neale who scored for Telford that game after he saw me in my Latics shirt a few years later in the club I used. We talked about the game and formed a friendship. He was a bit of a stalwart in non league Midlands football and he knew John Deehan. He told me Deehan made a lot of enemies and was universally disliked.

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