The good news is the club will stay in family hands, there must be an expectation that Latics can cope financially if the Whelan family will still be holding the purse strings and though Sharpey is now chairman his Grandfather is still owner and will no doubt still have a say in the decisions.
Despite all of that its still an uncertain time to be a Latics fan. We don’t know which league we’ll be playing in next season, we don’t know who’ll be playing for us and as more information was passed to the FA regarding Malky Mackay we really don’t know who our manager will be.
Despite all of that, somehow we’re still in with a chance. We’re still favourites for relegation. We always would be with a six point gap to make up but to go to Blackpool and put in an impressive performance and then follow it up by going to the in-form team in the league and win sends out a message that Wigan Athletic aren’t done for yet.
The key to the last two games has been the performance of Kim Bo Kyung. He’s been a revelation and has provided the creativity that has been sorely lacking since Jordi Gomez departed.
If we can follow up the two away wins with that much needed home win. Well who knows what could happen.
But going back to Dave Whelan, for everything you think of him here is a man who made good on his promises. Thanks to him I and many others experienced what 99% of football supporters in this country will never experience.
We lived the dream, from his take over in 1995 it was 19 years of sheer progress and upward momentum. He took Wiganer’s on the ride of their lives and he deserves to enjoy his retirement. So thank you Dave, for a roller coaster 20 years.
The best retirement gift he could get would be for this team to survive in the Championship.
Let’s keep the dream alive.
First published in the Wigan Evening Post, Friday 6th March 2015