UK time is: 01:51:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Latics to Newcastle the Connections


With Wigan Athletic facing Newcastle this Boxing Day Vital Latics thought it might be an idea to take a quick look at some of the players that have represented both clubs down the years.

Dave Beasant, Titus Bramble, Alex Bruce, Paul Dalglish, Tony Dinning, Alan Herron, Keith Gillespie, Alan Kennedy, Gordon Milne, Jimmy Naylor, Michael O`Neill, Georgie Scott, Antoine Sibierski, Charlie Spencer, Roy Tunks, Micky Quinn,

Of the players mentioned above Titus Bramble and Antoine Sibierski are obviously well known to supporters having been playing for both clubs in the past two seasons, but the biggest character must be Micky Quinn

An old fashioned centre forward Quinn started his career with the Latics and he had a wealth of clubs that included Newcastle where he made 115 appearances scoring 59 goals between 1989 - 92, he made his debut for the Latics as a 17 year old and played in 69 games scoring 19 goals.

A story about Quinn doing the rounds at the moment and taken off Virgin Media web site is:

When Mick Quinn joined Wigan Athletic he was rumbled for continuing to sign on the dole. Quinn regarded the money as a signing on fee. Luckily the DSS didnt prosecute, allowing him to pay the money back weekly. Quinn later claimed he needed the money for food - his favourite meal is seconds.

His book `Who Ate All The Pies` is a gem of a read and is tragically funny following the career of this loveable rogue and his antics around the football circuit, his drinking and many misdemeanours, highly recommended.

Vital Latics - Looking at the connections

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 25 2008

Time: 4:45PM

Your Comments

Micky Quinn, Latics actually paid his wages when they let him go to Stockport!
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 177
2. Oscarbon 156
3. Marksparko 130
4. Pauvre Jean 89
5. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 81
6. Noel Wards Leg 81
7. scotdave 75
8. legolad 75
9. Lazysid 73
10. Thorpyness 71

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 2 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 3 - 0 Reading
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 0 Leeds Utd
Wigan 2 - 2 Leicester City
Bolton 1 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Burnley 44 25 14 5 34 89
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65

Breaking League News

Leeds v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner
Forest : 23/04/2014 23:07:00
DRFC Defender in Football League Team of the Week
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
Forest : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:13:00
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Upson - Positive Focus Required
Brighton : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Final 2 games for Seasiders
Blackpool : 23/04/2014 20:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Burnley
Suggested By:  Disappointed Ted
Ali Al-Habsi 4%
James Perch 6%
Emmerson Boyce 6%
Leon Barnett 40%
Stephen Crainey 0%
James McArthur 6%
Jack Collison 0%
Jordi Gomez 0%
Jean Beausejour 13%
James McClean 0%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 13%
Callum McManaman 6%
Rob Kiernan 6%