Date:Monday June 2 2008
The 2nd June will always have a special place in the heart of Latics fans for 30 years ago today at the AGM of the Football League Wigan Athletic had a wish granted, election to the 4th tier of English football
The Latics had finished the season as runners up in the Northern Premier League behind Boston United, whose ground was deemed unfit for League football so Latics went through to the election process in their place.
After the first round of ballots Latics tied on 22 votes with Southport, who had finished next to bottom of the then division four, the bottom four clubs had to re-apply for election to the league in those days.
It went to a sudden death vote off between Latics and Southport for a place in the football league for season 1978/79, Latics won by five votes and the rest as they say is history
So happy anniversary Wigan Athletic, after a rocky start things are certainly going well at the moment.
We are a Latics fans site run by the fans for the fans, what are you waiting for sign up and join in
It`s free, quick and carries no obligation whatsoever.
Have your say on the Latics Speyk forum
Participate in the polls and the Vital Fantasy League
It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved
Click here for the Latics Speyk forum
Date:Monday June 2 2008
12th Man - Rousing Support Lifts Everyone (Friday November 28 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - FAB Thunderbirds Are Go! (Thursday November 27 2014)
Latics Hero Ben Watson Back In Action (Thursday November 27 2014)
Wigan Athletic - The FAB Club (Wednesday November 26 2014)
Football Aid 2015 - Play at the DW Stadium! (Wednesday November 26 2014)
Mackay To Weigh Squad Up Ahead Of Transfer Window (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Can We Now Get Back To Normal? (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Door Open For Grant Holt Return? (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Any Previous? - Sheffield Wednesday v Latics (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Meet The Ref - Sheff Weds v Latics Chris Kavanagh (Tuesday November 25 2014)
|The Season So Far
» Wolves : 28/11/2014 14:07:00
|The Inside Story Of The AGM (Part 2)
» Norwich : 28/11/2014 12:00:00
|12th Man - Rousing Support Lifts Everyone
» Wigan : 28/11/2014 10:43:00
|Did Toney fail Wolves medicial?
» Wolves : 28/11/2014 10:02:00
|The Opposition View - Norwich
» Reading : 28/11/2014 10:00:00