UK time is: 12:21:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Vital Latics Top 50 - Nathan 'Duke' Ellington



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:

Nathan Ellington

When the 'Duke' signed for the Latics in March 2002 us Latics fans held high hopes for the old Division Three goal machine and he didn't let us down, scoring on both his debut and home debut. In his first season as a blue Ellington grabbed 22 goals in all competitions as the Latics won the league and gained promotion to the Championship for the first time. In the 03-04 season the Latics narrowly missed out on a play off place, with Ellington scoring 19 goals along the way.

It was in the famous 2004-2005 season when Ellington the Latics legend was born, he was the Leagues top goal scorer with 24 goals and formed a formidable strike partnership with fellow Latics legend Jason Roberts, with the pair taking the championship by storm with 45 goals between them, with these goals helping little Wigan achieve the unthinkable, promotion to the Premier League!

However, within all the excitement of the Premier League and the huge games and experiences that were to follow the dream of seeing the 'Duke' and Roberts tearing up the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool was short lived when Ellington left for a then record fee of 3,000,001 to fellow Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.

Nathan 'The Duke' Ellington was the first real Latics goal scorer that I ever saw and the days of the Duke bagging goal after goal still live in my memory. He was part of the team that made all of our wildest dreams come true and was also part of arguably the Wigan Athletic's best ever strike partnership and I think I speak for all Latics fans when I say that it is a real shame that the Legendary partnership of Ellington and Roberts was never unleashed onto the Premier League.

lathamwafc



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









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




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: lathamwafc Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 3 2012

Time: 7:33AM

Your Comments

It is a great pity that we never saw Ellington and Roberts together in the Prem
worbo
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

The Bag Had It - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Millwall (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic 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 174
2. loudmouthblue 115
3. russialatic 96
4. Thorpyness 94
5. hindleymonwafc 90
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 62
8. Lazysid 61
9. SwindonLatic 57
10. legolad 54

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11

Breaking League News

Fulham v Charlton Athletic - PREVIEW
Charlton : 24/10/2014 12:18:00
Rate The Ref: Away to Birmingham
Bournemouth : 24/10/2014 12:12:00
12th Man - Is It Time For A Change?
Wigan : 24/10/2014 12:11:00
Byram: They Should Be In The Premier League
Norwich : 24/10/2014 10:27:00
Wolves players to take Ebola advice
Wolves : 24/10/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Millwall
Suggested By:  Roy Cropper
Scott Carson 4%
James Tavernier 32%
Ivan Ramis 3%
Leon Barnett 0%
Maynor Figueroa 14%
William Kvist 3%
Adam Forshaw 10%
Shaun Maloney 7%
James McClean 3%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 21%
Oriol Riera 3%