12th Man: Beginning of the end?

Wigan Athletic - Defying the odds

Beginning of the end? Its two weeks since Latics last took to the pitch and two weeks since Graham Barrow’s first match in charge. There were promising signs from Graham’s first game in charge, for much of the game against Villa Latics were the better side. There was attacking play in abundance, certainly compared to

12th Man: Fate sealed?

Graham Barrow

Fate Sealed? The defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday had somewhat of a final feel to it. Not a cup final of course, the days of those are long gone. But a final nail in the coffin? Perhaps. The results from the weekend hadn’t helped in anyway. Bristol City looking dead and buried before they

Down and Out?

Down and Out?

Was that a little glimpse of the old Wigan Athletic coming back on Saturday afternoon? No, I don’t mean getting nilled at home after an abject performance. Again. I mean that there was some semblance of play and cohesion to our game. The back four looked a bit more comfortable keeping hold of a ball

12th Man: The Gamble backfires

Graham Barrow

We needed a guarantee and instead we went for the gamble – that line can probably sum up the decision to appoint Warren Joyce back in October. Nearly five months later that gamble has back fired spectacularly and once again Wigan Athletic are staring relegation square in the face. There are many similarities to the

Hold Back the Night

Hold Back the Night

This time last week, I was trying hard not to think about the Bristol City game and distracting myself by building up to watching John Bramwell at the Old Courts.  There’ll be a review of that gig somewhere at some point but suffice, for now, to say it was a decent distraction, the first entertainment

We’re Getting Back Together

We’re Getting Back Together

*Sorry, We’re getting the band back together…

Your club is in deep doo-doo, the crowds are revolting and the team looks like it’s losing interest so what else was there for us to do in latest episode of the Pie at Night Podcast to ponder the big question on everyone’s mind of the moment.  If you could form an indie band out of the current Latics squad, who would get the gig? 

Joyce Division

Joyce Division

I started writing this article over the weekend, fuelled by another inept performance at home against a side who should have been dispatched if they had been attacked with any sort of conviction. The events of yesterday have changed the tone slightly of this piece now, but still leaves many thoughts running through my head. 

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox is a 2012 book by acclaimed sports psychiatrist, Professor Steve Peters. Peters theorises that we all have an inner Chimp that can be a bit of a pain in the arse – it’s the bit of the brain which runs on emotions and gut instinct, makes snap judgements and thinks in black and white. The

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