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23 December 2015

Popular ‘Diary from the Boardroom’ from chief executive and director Jonathan Jackson updates supporters on his activity in the build up to each home game.

  • Read an extract from Jonathan Jackson’s programme notes for Sheffield United clash.
  • Donald Love also talks to the official matchday programme after extending his loan from Manchester United.
  • Gary Caldwell, Craig Morgan and Kevin McNaughton also feature whilst head of academy Gregor Rioch gives his half-season review from Christopher Park.
The Independent View programme magazine said of Wigan Athletic’s official matchday programme for the 2015-16 season:

“Wigan Athletic have exceeded their Premier League standards with this season’s matchday programme, and it is no surprise they are one of the favourites to win our League One award.

“Such transparency is rare from clubs these days and Wigan Athletic should be applauded for their willingness to open their doors in the matchday programme.”

Much of the praise stemmed from what the magazine described as a “well thought-out programme feature” from chief executive and director Jonathan Jackson who gives a day-by-day update from his office at the DW Stadium on his activity, ranging from representing the club at different events both locally and nationally, transfer and training ground activity and he also lets supporters in on what goes on behind the scenes at Latics on a daily basis.

Below is an extract from Jackson’s programme notes for our fixture with Sheffield United on Boxing Day and you can of course buy the full programme and read his full notes for just £3 from sellers outside the DW Stadium or by clicking here.

‘Tuesday 15th December

The January transfer window preparations continued as negotiations with two clubs are progressed with the intention of agreeing transfer deals in early January. In addition, agent activity is noticeably increased as players, especially those out of contract at the end of the season, consider their options for the remainder of the campaign.   

Wednesday 16th December

I travelled to London to attend a Football League working group meeting. Six football club chief executives have been tasked with exploring ways in which the Football League can address the under-representation of black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches and managers, and how we can introduce new recruitment practices in football to create more opportunities for BAME individuals. It was an interesting meeting discussing ideas on how we can introduce open and transparent recruitment as part of the Football League regulations.’

Latics’ chief executive goes into plenty more detail about his recent activity in his full piece in Saturday’s programme and he is not the only exclusive contributor as Donald Love discusses his loan extension from Manchester United, Kevin McNaughton takes part in ‘The Name Game’, Gary Caldwell and Craig Morgan provide their regular columns and Latics’ head of academy Gregor Rioch gives his half season review from Christopher Park.

Add to that our superb historical content which sees us look back at the 1989-90 campaign, Paul Rowley assesses our colourful history with Sheffield United and Jeff Rourke looks back at a few of our previous Boxing Day fixtures.

With games in the Team Latics section for the juniors as well as the latest Latics facts and figures, the Wigan Athletic official matchday programme is not to be missed.

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