Not Got a Clue

Not Got a Clue

I sat down to write a preview for the Derby and Huddersfield games earlier and got about 750 words in before I realised that I’d basically just said “I’ve not got a clue”.   I’ve not got a clue why Latics are in the position they’re in, I’ve not got a clue why Warren Joyce is struggling to get, at least, the same level of performance out of the team that Gary Caldwell did and I’ve not got a clue how we’re going to get out of it.  So I’ve started again.

All we want for Christmas is…

All we want for Christmas is…

a goal (and maybe some points). Just opened Day 16 on my Wigan Athletic advent calendar. Empty again! No points, no shots, no goals. Maybe, just maybe, behind tomorrow’s window there might be a small festive crumb of comfort hiding inside, and I don’t mean a mouldy mince pie.   There were enough glimmers of hope

Sixy Talk – Eff Why Aye!

Sixy Talk – Eff Why Aye!

As it’s the season of goodwill to all men (and women – we’re not Malky Mackay!) we decided to spoil you all with two Sixy Talk’s in a week.

We got in touch with Alex, from Newcastle United fanzine True Faith to get the low down on (still) the biggest club in the North East.

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

Sixy Talk – Class Crime

Sixy Talk – Class Crime

We’re back once again like a train trying to get into Wigan Northwestern station after a landslide.  To be honest, the lack of Sixy Talk hasn’t been from want of trying, but when we realised that the last article coincided with the victory at Cardiff, we decided to put some extra effort in this week and got in touch with Dave Woodhall from Villa fanzine Heroes & Villains.  So, Dave, who are ya?

Rash team selection puts Latics on back foot?

Rash team selection puts Latics on back foot?

Five minutes in and the over-riding thought of Warren Joyce’s first ‘proper game’ at the DW Stadium (it’s only right, for so many reasons, that we wipe the Reading game from our minds) is that at least we’re not 2-0 down (I said “only fair”, we were 2-0 down after 5 minutes, that sort of thing isn’t easy to forget).  But with Derby and Latics holding the dubious honour of being the Championship’s joint lowest scorers, that was hardly ever going to happen.

Turning points

Turning points

I’ve spoken so much about turning points this season that we must have done a nine point turn over the course of the opening months of the season. Was Monday a turning point? It certainly felt like it. Warren Joyce’s first victory as Latics manager wasn’t pretty but my was it needed. If we had failed to win on Monday night it would have heaped the pressure on a fragile side already under the cosh along with pressure on a manager only a month in to the job. 

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