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
Latics v Boro Big Game Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)
12th Man - Has Whelan Made The Right Call? (Friday November 21 2014)
Premier Range End Sponsorship Deal With Latics (Thursday November 20 2014)
Brentford v Latics Fixture Time Change (Thursday November 20 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - Times They Are A Changing (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Malky Mackay Appointed New Latics Boss (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Dave Whelan Confirms Mackay To Be Interviewed (Tuesday November 18 2014)
Have Your Say At The Latics (Tuesday November 18 2014)
A Message From Boycey To The Fans (Tuesday November 18 2014)
Vital Latics Office Party A Rip Roaring Success (Tuesday November 18 2014)
|Huddersfield To Retain Holt
» Huddersfield : 22/11/2014 10:22:00
|Crooks; One Loan Ends As Another Starts
» Huddersfield : 22/11/2014 10:14:00
|Sean Scannell Extends Terriers Deal
» Huddersfield : 22/11/2014 10:08:00
» Reading : 22/11/2014 10:00:00
|Trip To Portman Road To Be Televised
» Derby County : 22/11/2014 10:00:00