Wigan v Millwall

FA Cup provides respite for Wigan

April 11, 2013
By Richard Jolly
Typically, it was Paul Scharner who summed it up best. Unconventional in everything he does, Wigan's Austria international is known for his idiosyncratic take on the English language. Athletic's first ever FA Cup semi-final, against Millwall on Saturday, is, he said: "A little island outside the relegation fight."

Wigan is the inland town with a pier and its football team have been swimming against the tide for eight years, emerging from the deepest of waters to touch dry land just in ...

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