Well it has been a year since thisnorthernsoul hit the internet news-stands and for the best part we have performed better than the team.
A lot of water has gone under the bridge near the DW stadium and the same analogy can be applied to us, like all supporters we are passionate about our team and disputes have arisen between us all.
We don’t all agree about team selection, tactics & Dave Whelan as well as postings on the forum but that is the whole point of the place, healthy debate between like-minded souls who believe in the tree and crown badge the players wear.
The statement of intent 365 days ago still stands the test of time,
“Welcome to a website where the past is celebrated, the future is pondered and the present is firmly open for discussion.
This Northern Soul is borne out of love, love for Wigan Athletic and a desire to collaborate in support of our football club.
It has often been said that the soul is going out of football, indeed after six years in the Premier League it has even been suggested that the soul is disappearing from Wigan Athletic.
Not in this corner of the internet it isn’t !
This Northern Soul does not intend to replace or compete with any other existing site.
Although we are quite rightly proud of our output, we know that there are other sites out there which are more established and generate more traffic.
We want to work in harmony with and alongside them for the good of the football club we all support.
We will continue to run our new combined site on a non-commercial, independent basis and will only ever try to sell you something we’ve made ourselves or (we believe) is for a good cause.
The network we are interested in is the one we have just created and our fellow Wigan Athletic sites and our future will be determined by what our users want to see.”
So Happy 1st Birthday thisnorthernsoul, let’s hope and I think we will be celebrating an eighth consecutive season in the top flight.