You probably are aware that on Wednesday it was the 9th March, a date that has embedded itself into our club’s history.
Three years ago to that date, we defied to odds at Goodison Park to defeat Everton 3-0 in the FA Cup quarter-final.
And we all know what happened after that, of course. We went on to win the famous old trophy thanks to a last minute header from Ben Watson.
Obviously, we defeated Manchester City in that final, a relevant fact considering that two years ago on the 9th March we won another FA Cup quarter-final away from home.
It was against the odds again as we travelled to City’s Etihad Stadium, but we saw our Championship side turn over the Premier League champions.
A lot has changed since then but looking back on great memories makes you want to experience more with the club you support.
Latics have provided us with some great moments already this season: Multiple comebacks with plenty of goals, last minute winners and a team that has a real connection with the fans.
As fans, that’s all we’ve ever wanted, but now there is the belief that we can get promoted and that this group of players deserve that achievement because of what they have given to the club.
Their performances have earned the respect of our followers, as well as earning the right to play in the Championship next season.
We just need to see it through; it’s in our hands, especially with league leaders Burton losing their game in hand last night.
We’re four points off top spot and five points ahead of joint-third Gillingham, who are struggling to score goals, and Walsall, who sacked their manager Sean O’Driscoll over the weekend.
I mentioned the memories of us lifting the FA Cup and it probably doesn’t get anymore special than that for Wigan Athletic.
Admittedly, the League One title is incomparable to the FA Cup, but it will be welcomed just as gratefully by the Wigan Athletic fans and everyone involved in the club.
It’s time to bring the good times back and start making club history again.