Date: 27th September 2009 at 5:16pm
Written by:


Competition winner, Wigan Athletic fan and Vital Latics member Mark Sherman (marks1301) from Ashton collected his prize following yesterdays win over Chelsea at the DW Stadium

Mark picked up Ken Barlow`s fantastic new book Mild and Bitter Were the Days by correctly identifying that the Latics were in the Northern Premier League before election to the Football League back in 1978.

Following the game Mark and Ken met up and had a quick chat about the match, both were delighted with the result and the performance with Mark commenting that he was “absolutely buzzing” and he was suitably `chuffed` not only to have won the book in the Vital competition but also to meet the author in person and have it signed in front of him.

A big thanks to Ken also for supplying a copy of his book as a prize.


Ken Barlow presents competition winner Mark Sherman with his prize


Why not enter the latest competition on Vital Latics, just one week left

Book competition

Vital Latics have teamed up with the publishers Aurum Press to offer one lucky Vital member the chance to win a copy of Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelans Autobiography `Playing to Win`

To enter the competition simply answer the following question:

Which team did Dave play an FA cup final with?

A – West Bromwich Albion
B – Blackburn Rovers
C – Preston North End

To enter click here don`t forget your name and address in case you are the lucky winner and also include your Vital username, good luck



Bookmark and Share






You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:











[br]Powered by Podbean.com










Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site


Vital Latics – Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It’s easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved