It ain’t easy being Wigan
In my ongoing quest to become a die-hard Wigan supporter, I figured I needed to at least look the part.
For me, that means picking up a scarf and, eventually, a jersey.
You’d think that in 2010 these would be pretty easy thing to find, at least in regards to a EPL side. The Internet is flush with sites that cater to fans of just about every league in the world, surely there’s got to be someplace hocking Wigan gear … right?
The obvious starting point is Google.
I typed in “Wigan Athletic scarf.”
There are really only four relevant hits, one is to Amazon, one is to Sporting Kicks and two more are to Wigan’s official site (one of which is apparently under construction).
While some teams have many options to choose from, Wigan apparently has just two scarves available online. Both are pretty hideous. This is the better of the two. I may be a devoted fan, but I’m going to go ahead and hold out for some better choices. I have an image to uphold, after all.
Next was searching for a shirt. This, I figured, should be even easier.
Doing the same search came up with no hits that sent me somewhere I could actually purchase the actual team jersey. World Soccer Shop doesn’t carry their stuff. Kitbag doesn’t either. As far as I can tell, none of the big soccer retailers feel the need to market themselves to our legion fans.
Well, this blog is going to change that, this is my promise. Once I’m done promoting the shit out of this team, Wigan will be so popular that their kits will be carried by major online retailers! That’s right, you heard me. My goal is to get Wigan enough respect that they are mentioned in the same breath as Sunderland and Blackpool.