The Spanish Inquisition

The Spanish Inquisition

What went wrong (please keep to under 100,000 words!!!)?  Player dealings in the summer both incoming and out left a lot to be desired. No adequate back up for Will Grigg and Powell and Gomez both failed to live up to previous spells. At the back, we were hasty breaking up the Pearce and Morgan

O-MFG!

O-MFG!

A potent reminder that things aren’t THAT bad….. Welcome to Wigan Athletic, and welcome to your worst nightmares: a room full of the most terrible players to wear the hallowed blue and white. We’re up to O in our alphabetically organised cornucopia of dross, and there’s a fair old contest going on. So let’s look

Dirty

Dirty

In the last podcast of the normal season, we talk to Leeds fan Rob who tells us “you want to see the state of our Leeds”.

The truth is that they’re actually not quite in the worst shape they’ve ever been, though that doesn’t stop us poring over the army of managers they’ve had, Cellino and Bates and the price of fish (MATCH TICKETS)

It’s like 2015 all over again

Stephen Warnock

So the season ended much the way it began, far from being outclassed in games Latics had been competitive throughout the season. But never doing enough to make that competitive streak pay dividends. Relegation to League One feels less of a shock than last time, mainly because it’s been coming for so long that not

All we are saying…

All we are saying…

Obscure moments from my youth part 546. An FA Cup tie at home to Carlisle United in 1989. The travelling Cumbrian support could perhaps best be described as being a touch excitable, only for them yet again to have their bubble burst by the mighty Wigan Athletic. At 2-0 down and with their day completely

The lesser spotted N

The lesser spotted N

There’s always flaws with statistical analysis, and also how you choose to carry out and measure your research. And so it appears that should you be a former Wigan Athletic player whose surname begins with N, chances are you were a back up keeper or another short stay visitor. So it’s a very small pool

Down in all but name

League One

Down in all but name And still they can’t see us off, like the proverbial that wouldn’t flush Wigan Athletic are still a Championship side. But in reality it means little as we will surely be heading back to League One. From seemingly the start of the season, Latics have had chances to capitalise on

North South Divide

North South Divide

I first visited Reading on a Tuesday night when they played at Elm Park. A £20 train fare, the only complication being that the return trip involved getting the overnight sleeper to Carlisle. Then first train of the day to Wigan, arriving at 07:43 after which I quickly went home, got changed and went to

12th Man: Make or Break

12th Man: Make or Break

It’s amazing what can happen in the space of a year in football, this time last year Latics were preparing to host Southend a game that they won 4-1 knowing that a win the following week at Blackpool would seal promotion to the Championship. A year later and Latics go in to the last three

Smiles Better

Smiles Better

There’s always someone worse off than yourselves. A timely adage probably worth bearing in mind during the misery of recent weeks. Two years ago, we weren’t very good but when we went to Blackpool away, we absolutely trounced a truly awful side. There are reasons way too detailed to go into here as to why Blackpool have been in such a mess, and no such problems existed at our club, and hopefully never will.

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