Strictly Negative

Strictly Negative

So, walking away from the ground on Saturday, I’m sure I wasn’t on my own in tutting repeatedly, muttering under my breath and hoping my mood would be improved by Debbie McGee messing up her routine and ending up being abandoned in Blackpool by the ‘Strictly’ crew. Ok, so I know that Debbie has a bit of a following amongst the, erm, more elderly amongst our readers, but you get my gist. I wasn’t best pleased with what I’d just watched.

It’s not the programme #1

It’s not the programme #1

Hello, good morning and welcome to your (when we can be bothered) regular round-up of all things tPAN related. It’s been a funny old week, starting with a 3-0 victory that was, to say the least, harder than the score line suggested and finished, for a lot of you, in early trains, #cans and a

Sixy Talk – Fish and Chip o’clock Rock

Sixy Talk – Fish and Chip o’clock Rock

“Do you remember when them Pie at Night idiots used to talk to fans of other clubs about how they ate pies and stuff?  I really miss that”.  Said none of you ever.  But you know what, we enjoy it and have been meaning to bring it back all season, it’s just that our intrepid reporters have been too busy arguing about chippy teas and thinking up daft questions for the gaffer to do anything about it.

Until now.  Which is good, because our opponents on Saturday have quite a bit to say for themselves that, even if we’re not quite ready to learn from, we should all get behind and support.

So off we trekked to the Cala Gran, Fleetwood for a word with, well, you’ll find out…

Knee-dy

Knee-dy

Jimmy did his bit on these Chinese rumours yesterday. As usual, because he’s a polite and diplomatic sort, he was measured and took a balanced of things. Which is a great way to go about things, because it allows people to make their minds up whilst you get on with making your own point. But,

Is that the Programme?

Is that the Programme?

Here we go again and they say the sun always shines on the righteous, so I don’t know what that means with the latest issue of the Mudhutter going on sale tomorrow. Yes, Issue 64 is about to hit the streets and we’ve got 44 pages full of new, great content from new contributors and

This Northern Shirt

This Northern Shirt

It’s back. Well, it’s not back as such. Our t-shirt shop has never been away, but we’ve had a bit of a tidy up, redone some designs and done a couple of new ones. As usual things have a particularly Latics slant; our Empty Seat classic has been brought up to date, we’ve a twist

A load of cobblers – Things that make you go mmm…

A load of cobblers – Things that make you go mmm…

The cricket season is finished and although I’m still suffering from SATURDAY’S end of season do, I’ve run out of reasons to avoid watching football. Not that I’ve been making excuses, I’ve been “desperate” to get down to the DW to see Paul Cook’s dream team in action and see what all the fuss is about.

And what better way to make your comeback than a top(ish) of the table clash? Cobblers, you say? Whatever takes your fancy, I went to the football anyway and here’s some things I came away thinking…

Burger Off

Burger Off

Did you hear the one about the ex-footballer who challenged two hungry Wiganers to an eating challenge?  Well, after the debacle of John Coyne’s first visit to the the Pie at Night “studio” that’s exactly what happened and although eating habits, the passage of time and a growing attendee list meant that the challenge never

All we are saying…

All we are saying…

Obscure moments from my youth part 546. An FA Cup tie at home to Carlisle United in 1989. The travelling Cumbrian support could perhaps best be described as being a touch excitable, only for them yet again to have their bubble burst by the mighty Wigan Athletic. At 2-0 down and with their day completely

The lesser spotted N

The lesser spotted N

There’s always flaws with statistical analysis, and also how you choose to carry out and measure your research. And so it appears that should you be a former Wigan Athletic player whose surname begins with N, chances are you were a back up keeper or another short stay visitor. So it’s a very small pool

What’s a Wigan Birthday Cake?

What’s a Wigan Birthday Cake?

Happy Birthday to us!

It nearly slipped our mind but, yes, it was just over a year ago when the Pie At Night podcast first surfaced. Set up by a number of contributors to the Mudhutter fanzine following the demise many years earlier of the Mudhuts podcast, it was never going to emulate that (probably quite wise given some of the content) but simply aimed to provide a fanzine style irreverent look at matters concerning Wigan Athletic and further afield.

Smiles Better

Smiles Better

There’s always someone worse off than yourselves. A timely adage probably worth bearing in mind during the misery of recent weeks. Two years ago, we weren’t very good but when we went to Blackpool away, we absolutely trounced a truly awful side. There are reasons way too detailed to go into here as to why Blackpool have been in such a mess, and no such problems existed at our club, and hopefully never will.

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