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.

A Rogue Opportunity

A Rogue Opportunity

We don’t know about you, but when the clocks change, the nights draw in and it gets bloody freezing at the match we start to look around for competitions where we can win a quality cashmere scarf for absolutely no effort at all.  The next best thing is a competition where we can win a

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

Good to be back

Wigan Athletic Blackburn

I don’t know about you but it feels an age since we last played a league game. That frustrating goalless draw with Blackburn may as well have been last season, let alone last month. A lot has happened since then, any potential takeover talk has calmed down and Latics have progressed through one cup and

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

Aint Nothing Wrong

Aint Nothing Wrong

We left you on the last episode of the podcast pondering the question “What could go wrong”.  Well, here’s your answer.  We’ve got the great acoustics of Wigan Central mixed with a few hours worth of beer and five blokes with a penchant for talking nonsense.  We could try and describe the outcome, but well,

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

Seconds out, round…

Seconds out, round…

We all love the FA Cup, for obvious reasons, and this year we decided to start from the very beginning and each pick a team and see how far our pick would go. The rules were quite simple, your pick wins and you keep that team, they lose and you inherit the winner and carry

Plugging Away

Plugging Away

Last chance to subscribe to Mudhutter We have just a few copies of Mudhutter issue 64 left which are now available to buy online here: https://mudhutter.co.uk/product/mfe-issue-64 The latest issue looks at the much maligned Checkatrade trophy, festive football, Haigh Hall, Wigan life and loads of other stuff. We are also still open for subscriptions and you

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

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