Lines Composed upon the Relegation of Wigan Athletic from the Premiership

So farewell, then,
Wigan Athletic.
You weren’t
Athletic enough,
Apparently.

Keith’s mum says
Wigan is not
In the Midlands.
But she’s wrong.
Obviously.

by Peter Coles (aged nearly 50).

7 Responses to “Lines Composed upon the Relegation of Wigan Athletic from the Premiership”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    But they won
    The FA Cup.
    Too bad it counts for
    FA nowadays.

    • telescoper Says:

      it is a unique achievement to win the FA Cup in the same seasons as getting relegated. For the record, six teams have reached the FA Cup final in the same season they got relegated, but all six lost in the final. The teams are:

      Chelsea 1915
      Man City 1926
      Leicester 1969
      Brighton 1983
      Middlesbrough 1997
      Portsmouth 2010

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    I could name a cricket team that won the championship and got relegated next season. But I’m not going to.

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