What could go wrong?

What could go wrong?

Good morning match day tics, and what better way to start your Saturday than listening to four lads in the pub talking about Latics and stuff like that?  Listening to five blokes do it, obviously.  So here, fulfilling that need, comes episode 35 of the Pie at Night podcast where our usual foursome are joined

The Cup runneth over

The Cup runneth over

Before kick-off on Saturday all the talk was of a point against Blackburn being a decent result, and so it came to pass. The first goalless draw in the tenure of Paul Cook as Latics manager and I’m not sure it’s a game anyone will remember fondly. Blackburn came with an intention to get a

Tin foil pot club…

Tin foil pot club…

I’m writing these notes very quickly, as I have a tin foil FA Cup to make to take to the game on Saturday as I’ve got CUP FEVER!! To start at the beginning, the magic of the cup is often preceded by the magic of the draw for the cup. Though sadly this appears not

Not the programme #2

Not the programme #2

Well, it’s been quieter down at tPAN towers this week. It’s been half term and parental responsibility has taken over from messing about on the internet. Still there’s been plenty to get your teeth into, if you’re looking for some essential pre-match entertainment. We started the week considering the CheckaTrade conundrum. We’re guessing that some

We’ve had worse weeks

We’ve had worse weeks

Two games, seven goals scored, two wins. Alright one win came from the bulk of our youth side in the imaginatively named check-a-trade trophy but that’s a decent return by anyone’s standards. We’ve had worse weeks – as the old adage goes. Saturday was excellent from start to finish as is any away day in

The week that was

The week that was

A David Perkins goal, a surreal cup situation, a Lancashire hotpot to savour and some truly sad news means that there’s lots and lots and lots to chew over this week over in Latics Land. Let’s begin with a fine display against Blackpool and the elements on Saturday. I think it’s fair to say that

CheckaTrade on Me

CheckaTrade on Me

I didn’t go to Blackpool away in the Checkatrade Trophy. It wasn’t a boycott, I just couldn’t be arsed. I felt like I should do something, or rather not do something but, conscious of the can of worms it would open, I did nothing. I let the bait swim past. Football fans come in all

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

What Next?

What Next?

I could start this week’s column talking about the excellent win over Southend last Saturday, or I could even speak about the hard earned point on the road at Gillingham on Tuesday. But rightly or wrongly that all pails in to significance with the news that broke late on Sunday evening, that the tenure of

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…

The times they are a changing…

The times they are a changing…

…and it seems that little ole’ Wigan Athletic have been singled out to be the next victim, er target for the murky world of Far Eastern Investment. Those of you who read about online will have spotted a couple of articles by myself and a good mate perhaps questioning the wisdom of this and exercising

Pop quiz

Pop quiz

Are you a Pathetic Casual? It’s Blackpool away this weekend and we plucked this article from the Mudhutter archives….. A new phenomenon is sweeping the terraces. The days of men being men are no more and a pleasant mob of middle aged saps are steaming through a concourse near you. The Pathetic Casuals take no

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