Left back at home

Left back at home

Who’s your (least) favourite left Back? We tackle the once ubiquitous question of “who’s your favourite left back’ but in reverse at the Pie At Night as we, with the help of the general public, determine, who indeed is our worst ever left back. Chris goes first and nominates Salomon Olembe because “he looked like

Bowling for Bradford

Bowling for Bradford

I suspect many readers of this column may be familiar with the app called Timehop. Essentially it trawls through your social media accounts and tells you exactly what you were talking about one, two or even ten years ago. I occasionally find the use of it a bit tedious, like the perverse way our own

International Brakes

International Brakes

Jimmy smashes the CheckaTrade Charade. So the Checkatrade charade is over for another year. In fact for us, it’s hopefully over for a good few years if you get what I mean. I think I can safely say that I couldn’t care less, and neither, evidently did the management, given the barely foetal team that

Right Back where we belong…

Right Back where we belong…

The Wigan Athletic worst* right back poll As if to prove that the right back position has always been a problem position (or not) for Wigan Athletic, the Pie At Night crew only listed four right backs in total as we pored our way through the alphabet. Nevertheless, we begin with a round of nominations

Celtic Manner

Celtic Manner

The latest Pie At Night podcast is now online featuring a special guest from north of the border, Barca Jim who we interrogate in our time honoured “ten questions” format before discussing our preferred council teas of today and in yesteryear. We pore over the Blackburn game and look forward to the FA Cup plus

Tin foil pot club…

Tin foil pot club…

I’m writing these notes very quickly, as I have a tin foil FA Cup to make to take to the game on Saturday as I’ve got CUP FEVER!! To start at the beginning, the magic of the cup is often preceded by the magic of the draw for the cup. Though sadly this appears not

The week that was

The week that was

A David Perkins goal, a surreal cup situation, a Lancashire hotpot to savour and some truly sad news means that there’s lots and lots and lots to chew over this week over in Latics Land. Let’s begin with a fine display against Blackpool and the elements on Saturday. I think it’s fair to say that

The times they are a changing…

The times they are a changing…

…and it seems that little ole’ Wigan Athletic have been singled out to be the next victim, er target for the murky world of Far Eastern Investment. Those of you who read about online will have spotted a couple of articles by myself and a good mate perhaps questioning the wisdom of this and exercising

Pop quiz

Pop quiz

Are you a Pathetic Casual? It’s Blackpool away this weekend and we plucked this article from the Mudhutter archives….. A new phenomenon is sweeping the terraces. The days of men being men are no more and a pleasant mob of middle aged saps are steaming through a concourse near you. The Pathetic Casuals take no

Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers

It’s all going a little bit too well at the minute down at the DW. Almost too well, and it’s easy to take your eye off the future when you’re having such a good time at the present. There’s no smoke without fire as they say and ever since Garry Cook was appointed in the

Browned Off at Southend

Browned Off at Southend

What’s that glare heading up the M6? Why, it’s the gleaming figure of Phil Brown of course, a man who has miraculously somehow managed to resist eating himself over all these years. Whereas his Premier League days at Hull may seem a lifetime away, he deserves a lot of credit for the longevity he has

On the road again

On the road again

What kind of performance on the road will be this time for Latics? Will it be a Charlton type accomplished smash and grab or more like Shrewsbury or Peterborough, will we receive a sucker punch off a fellow promotion challenger? Can we win a game away from home without Sam “bites yer legs” Morsy in the team? I always liken him to Animal out of The Muppet Show for some reason, full of energy but a bit of a nutter.

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