That's a fact
There are 39 days to go until the start of the 2013/14 season. To countdown to the opening game, we will be releasing a FACT A DAY.
Latics' heaviest-ever defeat on the opening day of the season came in 1978/79 season when they lost 6-1 at Luton Town. Happily they recovered to finish 14th in the second tier of English football.