It started with a tweet…

It started with a tweet…

This article is taken from Issue 64 of the Mudhutter Football Express, copies are still available now through the usual sources and on www.mudhutter.co.uk. A playlist inspired by the article is available on our mixcloud page, or by pressing play on the widget below.  Press play then enjoy the read…

It started with a tweet…

As these things so often do.  This one was one of those “on this day in…” tweets, claiming that Primal Scream’s opus, Screamadelica was released on 23rd September, 27 years ago.  Once I’d got past the strangeness of celebrating something’s 27th anniversary, I focussed in on the obvious error, surely such a landmark album couldn’t have been released in such a sh*t year?  Surely it came out the year before?

Hold Back the Night

Hold Back the Night

This time last week, I was trying hard not to think about the Bristol City game and distracting myself by building up to watching John Bramwell at the Old Courts.  There’ll be a review of that gig somewhere at some point but suffice, for now, to say it was a decent distraction, the first entertainment

Hardly heartburn

Hardly heartburn

The Shins – Heartworms I’ve had people tell me how wonderful the Shins are without being convinced by their arguments or made curious enough to bother to actually listen to them. Either that or I’ve completely wiped the experience out of my head. Which is hardly surprising if this, their fifth studio album is anything

FA Cup Malaise

FA Cup Malaise

So, here we are, everything’s going (gone) a bit wrong in the league, but we can put that all behind us and focus on messing up the competition that we won four years ago and were a penalty kick off making the final of the year after.  The FA Cup is back in Wigan and it’s fair to say that cup fever is spreading around town. 

Hot Foot to Fell Foot

Hot Foot to Fell Foot

It’s the festival that brought you Davros (and his Deep Space Deviants) well before they were a twinkle in Simon Cowell’s scowl. The festival that, for the last two years has taken the best of Wigan music for a two day cavalcade of fun in the lakes and it’s back for 2016.

Passion or bitterness?

Passion or bitterness?

Passion or bitterness?

You will struggle to find a dictionary definition of either, at least not in a football sense yet for many years, we – as in Wigan Athletic fans – have been dubbed the “bitter blues” by people who either don’t support a football team, or in most cases, choose to instead support a football team from a random city who happen to win lots of trophies.

Pitch and Tossers

Pitch and Tossers

There’s been a storm brewing for some time over WN5 and it’s not the sort which regularly floods that roundabout by Asda.

It is a tale of somebody trying to do the right thing and solve a difficult problem, only for them to receive hate filled bile and contempt back in their direction from ungracious and ungrateful individuals who live in our town.

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