"MY NOSE WAS BROKEN IN THREE PLACES BUT I WASN'T MISSING OUR FIRST LEAGUE GAME FOR THE WORLD." - NOEL WARD19 August 2018
Northern Irish defender Noel Ward tells of how he almost missed the club's first ever league match 40 years ago today.
"IT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST DAYS OF MY LIFE" - PAUL ROWLEY RECALLS LATICS' FIRST EVER LEAGUE GAME ON THIS DAY 40 YEARS AGO19 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.
ON THIS DAY: TOMMY GORE ON THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF GOING FULL TIME IN 197819 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'.