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WIGAN ATHLETIC ICONS: 2013/14 EMMERSON BOYCE

6 August 2014

Emmerson Boyce’s mammoth 57-game season earns him a place on the Wall of Colour.

Emmerson Boyce played the most games of anyone in the Wigan Athletic squad in 2013/14, amassing 57 appearances in all competitions, with plenty of standout performances and some crucial moments which helped Latics to win games.

His leadership qualities were ever-present during the campaign, captaining the first Latics team in Europe both home and away, as well as leading the team out for the fourth time at Wembley Stadium in the space of just 12 months.

Boycey is a natural choice to make it on the icons wall, with his 270 appearances and counting in all competitions for Latics, he’s entering his ninth season at the club and last year saw him lead by example.

Some of the 34-year-old’s stand out moments were his stoppage time winner in October 2013 against Blackburn Rovers at the DW Stadium and the tremendous last-ditch block tackle on Edin Dzeko during the FA Cup quarter final against Manchester City.

A man mountain that day, Boyce prevented the Bosnia and Herzegovina international and turned match winner in that moment as Latics held on to win 2-1 and a second FA Cup semi-final in consecutive years.



Of course, there were other options for the 2013/14 icon, such as Player of the Year Jordi Gomez whose sensational, and often match winning goals, wowed supporters throughout the season. Such goals included those against AFC Bournemouth, Charlton Athletic, Nottingham Forest and Reading.

The Spanish playmaker scored 11 goals in all competitions and made it into your top two on our Latics Wall poll.

James Perch and James McArthur also had excellent seasons, and were two of the most consistent performers in the Sky Bet Championship, both also scoring important goals during the campaign, with the former scoring the winning goal against Man City in the FA Cup.



We know many of you have disagreed with our choices, with some incredible names missing from the wall, so who would you make it onto your Latics Icons?

Please keep sharing your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Latics Wall as we build-up towards the new season.

Here are the icons who have made the wall:

2001/02 Andy Liddell
2002/03 Jason De Vos
2003/04 Jimmy Bullard
2004/05 Nathan Ellington
2005/06 Jason Roberts
2006/07 Leighton Baines
2007/08 Paul Scharner
2008/09 Antonio Valencia
2009/10 Hugo Rodallega 
2010/11 Charles N'Zogbia
2011/12 Shaun Maloney
2012/13 Ben Watson


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