Writer: Dave Hayes
Date:Sunday July 1 2012
Vital Wigan members and posters have produced a Latics Top 50 Footballers list and there are some great players on that list and their names really do conjure up some fantastic memories. The members of Vital Latics have also created some very unique pen-pictures of their hero's, these are being published in no particular order:
Harry Lyon is the embodiment of a true legend to all older fans of Wigan Athletic. Harry scored 273 goals for Wigan and holds the club record for goals in a season when he scored 67 in 1964/5.
Wigan signed Harry from Burscough in 1962 and he played for the club until 1970.
His now famous FA Cup match appearance in November 1965 is the match that truly made Harry the deserved Wigan legend he was. After earning a 1 - 1 draw away at Doncaster Rovers (Harry, of course, scored the Wigan goal) the replay was held at Springfield Park. After 19 minutes of the replay, Harry was stretchered off with a suspected broken ankle, only to re-appear some time later with a heavily bandaged ankle after being administered with Aspirin and a couple of stiff whiskies!
Harry went on to score a hat-trick to beat the League opposition 3 - 1. Harry was carried from the field on the shoulders of the fans. Surely a wondrous spectacle for the 7,113 deliriously happy fans who witnessed the match.
Harry died in 1984, but one of the roads build on the site of the old Springfield Park ground now bears his name. A very fitting tribute to this Wigan hero.
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Date:Sunday July 1 2012
Meet The Ref - Maribor v Latics - Szymon Marciniak (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Carrying On From Old Beginnings - Uwe Rosler (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Latics To Play MK Dons In 3rd Round Of FA Cup (Sunday December 8 2013)
What The Caretaker Boss Said - Millwall 2 Latics 1 (Sunday December 8 2013)
Millwall 2 Latics 1 (Sunday December 8 2013)
A Wigan Way (Sunday December 8 2013)
Stats: Millwall v Wigan Athletic (Saturday December 7 2013)
The Team Sheets - Millwall v Latics (Saturday December 7 2013)
Millwall v Latics Preview (Saturday December 7 2013)
Uwe Rosler Is The New Wigan Athletic Manager (Saturday December 7 2013)
|6.||Noel Wards Leg||83|
|Contracts galore signed yesterday
» Reading : 11/12/2013 10:00:00
|Cherries defeat QPR
» Bournemouth : 11/12/2013 09:55:00
|Plea For Ipswich Town To Pay debts
» Ipswich : 11/12/2013 09:17:00
|DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Leeds head-to-head
» Doncaster : 11/12/2013 09:00:00
|LUFC Hunt seeing light at the end of the tunnel
» Leeds Utd : 11/12/2013 08:00:00
|LUFC On This Day - December 11th
» Leeds Utd : 11/12/2013 07:03:00
|Discipline a real problem at Blackpool
» Blackpool : 10/12/2013 23:08:00