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"MY NOSE WAS BROKEN IN THREE PLACES BUT I WASN'T MISSING OUR FIRST LEAGUE GAME FOR THE WORLD." - NOEL WARD

19 August 2018

Northern Irish defender Noel Ward tells of how he almost missed the club's first ever league match 40 years ago today.

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"IT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST DAYS OF MY LIFE" - PAUL ROWLEY RECALLS LATICS' FIRST EVER LEAGUE GAME ON THIS DAY 40 YEARS AGO

19 August 2018

BBC political correspondent and BBC Radio Manchester's Latics reporter Paul Rowley takes a look back at one of the proudest days in our history.

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ON THIS DAY: TOMMY GORE ON THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF GOING FULL TIME IN 1978

19 August 2018

On the day of the 40-year anniversary since our first ever league match back in 1978, former Latics midfielder Tommy Gore reflects on the challenge of Latics going 'full time'.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1978: WIGAN ATHLETIC'S LEAGUE DEBUT AT HEREFORD UNITED

19 August 2018

Today we re-live the club's first ever league fixture 40 years ago.

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