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 Photo-a-Day      (Monday, 24th November, 2014) Views: 2,758 
DW
 DW   by Brian  (iPhone 6)
Dave Whelan on Saturday at the stadium before the game against Middlesbrough.

Comment by Mick on 24th November 2014 at 00:08
I agree with the sign Dave is a legend and he as put Wigan on the world map.


Comment by alan on 24th November 2014 at 04:29
Who or what is Dave Whalen ? I left Wigan more than 40 years ago. The name means nothing to me. No disrespect intended.


Comment by hindleyite on 24th November 2014 at 04:58
Great photo.
Spot on the gent with the sign.


Comment by Giovanni on 24th November 2014 at 09:26
I don't know what all the fuss is about!
A storm in a green tea cup!


Comment by Johnny on 24th November 2014 at 10:07
Great photo!
Which one of the young lads was going for Dave's Chinese take-away?


Comment by Marcus on 24th November 2014 at 11:14
Alan,
40years ago (1974) Dave Whelan had a supermarket in Hope Street/Mesnes Street, opposite the old bus station - ring any bells ?


Comment by Maureen on 24th November 2014 at 12:31
Marcus,it was there in 1970.


Comment by Johnny on 24th November 2014 at 12:34
Marcus - I remember him having a supermarket there in the 60's.
He stocked a lot of oriental and kosher food!


Comment by true blue on 24th November 2014 at 12:56
A legend who has done more than anyone for his beloved hometown.


Comment by Aunty Rasist on 24th November 2014 at 13:42
How anyone can suggest that D W . is rasist is an idiot, he has employed, and given more foreigners oppotunities within the football league than anyone.


Comment by Jonno on 24th November 2014 at 14:52
Depending how old you are Alan, further to Marcus'comments, DW played for Blacburn Rovers, he broke his leg in the FA cup final at Wembley in 1960 playing against Wolves. From that he bought a corner shop in Blackburn and prceeded to grow from strength to strength, he is worth an estimated £250,000,000 now, and is the chairman/owner of Wigan Athletic.


Comment by alan lad on 24th November 2014 at 16:58
I;m not a football fan these days but all I say is keep smiling Dave and stuff the stupid P C brigade.


Comment by alan on 24th November 2014 at 18:28
Thanks for educating me, folks. It is slowly coming back to my aging brain ! He is obviously a very successful man. Something else, I think a girl from my class in Upholland Grammar School married a Dave Whelan, I wonder if he is the one. I can't even remember her name, I last saw her in 1955.


Comment by alan lad on 24th November 2014 at 18:42
Was it Whelan and Taylor stall outside of owd market 1967ish?


Comment by Roy on 25th November 2014 at 01:26
Alan, DW married Patricia Barton, not sure if you are on the same DW,he is now 78 so Pat is in her late 70s.


Comment by John on 27th November 2014 at 15:50
A man I once worked for at his Warehouse. He was a very arrogant, and ignorant boss to his employees, but what he said can't honestly be construed as racist. A storm in a teacup indeed.


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