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…

Bouncing back

Will Grigg and Gavin Massey

A week of varying emotions for Wigan Athletic. From the despair (bit much ?) of that insipid defeat at Shrewsbury on Saturday to the elation of going to one of our fellow promotion challengers and comprehensively outclassing them on their own patch. In the process ending Charlton’s own 100% record at home and earning our

The End of the Line

The End of the Line

And so we reach the end of our scientific experiment to find the worst players to wear the treasured blue and white of Wigan Athletic with our final round featuring the letters U to Z, excluding W as we covered that last time.

Given the paucity of options available amongst these lesser known letters of the alphabet (have we EVER had a player whose surname begins with the letter X? I think not), we are left to shout out our nominations after three and surprisingly it is Amr Zaki who receives two votes from both Luke and Alan.

Shrewsbury calling

Nick Powell

So it’s back to the day job on Saturday, and two weeks since our last league match with Portsmouth it feels like an age since we were in competitive action. Of course last time out our winning start to the season came to an end, in a match we really should have won. I still

Window Dressing

Window Dressing

So the window is slammed shut once more, although I always struggle with that metaphor. What sort of window is open continuously for 4 months a year, then stays closed for 4 months, then opens again for a month in the freezing winter and then stays shut again for another 4 months? Not to mention, hardly anything trickles through the window for months and then on the last day we try to cram everything through it.

W is for Whatever, Lads

W is for Whatever, Lads

A list of weally weally bad players….. We’re back with another podcast and another round of Emporium of S***e, albeit it we covered the letter W a few podcasts back in our never ending quest to find Wigan Athletic’s worst ever player.  Alan kicks things off by putting forward useless on loan Bolton winger Stuart

Feel Good Factor

Paul Cook

So the winning run comes to an end, and by rights it’s came in a game we could and should have won by a large margin. Latics were simply un-playable against Portsmouth on Saturday and on another day would have been two or three goals up at half time. The fact we weren’t played right

History repeating

Paul Cook and Paul Jewell

It’s been a while since Latics made a start to the season like this one, un-beaten in the league with three wins out of three. Four out of five if we’re to include the cup win over Blackpool, even the cup defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday hasn’t seemed to dent the confidence and positivity

New Attitude

Nick Powell

The contrast between last season’s Wigan Athletic and this is vast and in many ways unbelievable. There are positivity levels flowing through the club that haven’t been present since the march to promotion in the spring of 2016. Credit must go to Paul Cook and his staff for their ability to build that positive environment

I’m so excited

I’m so excited

Oh my word, how was that for you? There’s no such word as average in the Wigan Athletic dictionary. We go from famine to feast every year. From the garbage of last season, we have apparently turned into a team who would give the Brazil World Cup side of 1970 a run for its’ money.

Looking Good

Josh Laurent

As first weeks go it’s not been a bad start to the season for Paul Cook and his Wigan Athletic side. Not bad at all, an excellent opening day win at Milton Keynes was followed up by a hard earned victory over Blackpool in the League Cup.  Clearly not a competition that is at the

Home grown harmony

Home grown harmony

You’ll win nothing with kids! An infamous statement made all the more pertinent by the fact it was made by a Liverpool stalwart, Alan Hansen about none other than Manchester United.   Back then it was proven to be a statement of folly, as the class of ’92 overcame an early season reversal at Aston

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