The man who provides the colour to our memories gives us his own favourite memories in 20 years at the DW Stadium...
- 20 YEARS | Colour Provided – Memories from one of our own
- Wigan Artist looks back on his favourite memories in 20 years at the DW Stadium
- “The artwork is always unofficial but always the fans’ memories – I want a memory for the fans so when they are walking away from the ground – even if we have lost or it is raining – they can be inspired by the artwork.”
Most Wigan Athletic fans will have seen some special artwork developing around the Stadium in recent years, thanks to a very talented local artist!
We caught up with him to review 20 years at the DW Stadium through his creative eyes…
“My favourite memory at the DW Stadium was Neil Roberts scoring against Manchester City in the 2002-03 League Cup,” he said.
“It was under the floodlights at the DW Stadium, always special nights and I think it was the start of something really fantastic for the club.
“I think Manchester City were begging to not get us again in the FA Cup this year – we have really become a bogey team to them!”
On his Latics story…
“I have been following Wigan Athletic since 1981 and I have now been sat in the same seat in 20 years at the DW Stadium.
“My first memory at Springfield Park was my Dad taking me on his shoulders – the first game I properly remember was beating Norwich City in the FA Cup.”
On the artwork…
“The artwork is always unofficial but always the fans’ memories – I want a memory for the fans so when they are walking away from the ground – even if we have lost or it is raining – they can be inspired by the artwork.
“People speak about wanting to be in the Premier League; well no Wigan Athletic fan that I know would swap that day in May 2013 for staying in the top flight [referring to the famous imagery of Ben Watson and Callum McManaman].
“The football club, the supporters that follow the club have become friends over many decades. It is a very tight-knit group of people and you know most people; it is a bit of a generalisation but everyone is so close to each other and that is what the football club is all about. A family club.”