Who? [Pt. 1]

Who? [Pt. 1]

If you didn’t sleep straight through the last 24 hours, you’ll already be well aware that there were a number of new faces parachuted into the DW Stadium yesterday, all joining up with Warren Joyce’s bunch of merry men… For many of you, there will have been plenty of scratching of heads and mumbling “…never bloody

The Great Escape?

The Great Escape?

We’ve perhaps had a little bit of stick aimed in our direction here at Pie At Night for not being Warren Joyce’s biggest fans. And yes by and large we didn’t think Caldwell shouldn’t have been sacked and doing so has hardly had the desired effect.

Yet something happened on Saturday which perhaps gave us some food for thought. You see, Wigan Athletic won a football match. OK it wasn’t in the league and Nottingham Forest were truly awful but maybe, just maybe there is a glimmer of light appearing from the dark corridor of relegation we’ve been staring at these past few months.

You see, Warren Garton Joyce has previous at this, in spite of those questioning his managerial credentials. It may have been 18 years ago, at a lower level, when football was a very, very different beast from what it is now but Warren Joyce is a man who can get teams out of what is, let’s be honest, a right pickle.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. The article below is reproduced by kind permission of Hull CITY website (the CITY bit is important!) Amber Nectar and tells a tale of how one man took a failing football team who were adrift and in danger of going out of the league and saved them. That man was Warren Joyce…….

12th Man: Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Dire Straits Following the defeat against Ipswich last month I stated my belief that Latics needed at least four points from the games against Rotherham and Derby. They took one point and as excellent a point as it was against Derby we needed so much more – especially after Monday’s defeat to Huddersfield. Warren Joyce

Breaking Point

Breaking Point

‘Tis the season to be jolly and all that, unless you’re a Wigan Athletic fan then the run of games over Christmas usually end in disappointment. Traditionally Boxing Day games for Latics fans usually consist of wearing Fancy Dress and, for many, this is the highlight of the season. But what if that was taken

Disappointing

DW Stadium pitch

Saturday was doubly disappointing.  Disappointing in the sense of the result but equally disappointing as for the first time under Warren Joyce’s tenure for large parts of the game against Derby we looked the better side. We played some great football at times but again couldn’t convert that to goals. The difference between Saturday and

The great Johnstones Paint Trophy theft

The great Johnstones Paint Trophy theft

Remember the furore over League 3 a while back? Well, thankfully that went away didn’t it! Except it didn’t, did it? It seems that the crafty bigwigs at the FA have used the distraction of a major European tournament to quietly slip in a few changes to another football competition. And it’s worked a treat. It’s the only reason I can think of that a bigger stink hasn’t been made of this.

Euro-Totti

Euro-Totti

As Euro 2016 begins, my mind is taken back to the summer of 2000. This summer was to be my first, and only, experience of a major football tournament as I, along with a mate, decided to apply for tickets in the ballot for Euro 2000 in Holland and Belgium and see where it got us.

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