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.

Setting the pace

Setting the pace

Ten games in. A useful marker. I remember reading somewhere about the way that the Germans would cover games in the run up to a World Cup. Far from having Wrighty and Robbie Savage clowning around on a comfy couch, the German approach would be to stand around a table wearing suits and discussing whether it was conceivable that Germany would not win the World Cup.

At the risk of going all Teutonic and serious on you, I’d like to attempt to a similar potted analysis of Wigan Athletic’s chances of promotion this season. The good news is that we are in second place, which is a promotion spot. However, bad news is that we have lost two games against the teams in 1st and 3rd.

Keeping it real

Keeping it real

See, now we’re getting somewhere. For months, we have got together to discuss the worst players to sport the famous blue and white (or green in this case) of Wigan Athletic in a thinly veiled excuse to go to the pub and finally, we are at the SQUAD FORMATION stage.

Mumsnet’s Favourite Listen

Mumsnet’s Favourite Listen

The Pie at Night returns for Episode 31 of our podcast where we bring you the second half of our transfer deadline day special, and there’s another round of our new “10 questions” round.

We look at our new signings and look at what we think their alternative jobs might be, with no stereotyping whatsoever of part-time window cleaner Gary Roberts…whoops..and there’s lots of love for Reece James. Well, sort of anyway.

The End of the Line

The End of the Line

And so we reach the end of our scientific experiment to find the worst players to wear the treasured blue and white of Wigan Athletic with our final round featuring the letters U to Z, excluding W as we covered that last time.

Given the paucity of options available amongst these lesser known letters of the alphabet (have we EVER had a player whose surname begins with the letter X? I think not), we are left to shout out our nominations after three and surprisingly it is Amr Zaki who receives two votes from both Luke and Alan.

Window Dressing

Window Dressing

So the window is slammed shut once more, although I always struggle with that metaphor. What sort of window is open continuously for 4 months a year, then stays closed for 4 months, then opens again for a month in the freezing winter and then stays shut again for another 4 months? Not to mention, hardly anything trickles through the window for months and then on the last day we try to cram everything through it.

W is for Whatever, Lads

W is for Whatever, Lads

A list of weally weally bad players….. We’re back with another podcast and another round of Emporium of S***e, albeit it we covered the letter W a few podcasts back in our never ending quest to find Wigan Athletic’s worst ever player.  Alan kicks things off by putting forward useless on loan Bolton winger Stuart

Time for a Sub?

Time for a Sub?

Last chance to subscribe to Mudhutter   It’s last chance saloon at MFE Towers as we have just three copies of Issue 63 left following bumper sales which held up surprisingly well following our demise into the third tier once more.   You can order a full subscription for the 2017/18 season here: https://www.mudhutter.co.uk/product/mfe-subscription-2017-18/  

I’m so excited

I’m so excited

Oh my word, how was that for you? There’s no such word as average in the Wigan Athletic dictionary. We go from famine to feast every year. From the garbage of last season, we have apparently turned into a team who would give the Brazil World Cup side of 1970 a run for its’ money.

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