Mudhutter Issue 58 on sale today

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We’re back! With another brand new issue containing the same old gubbins. Bagg! Tat! Horseman! Topping! Oh and the return of an old favourite perhaps? You’ll just have to buy it and see. We consider expectations for the new season, the demise of the VHS cassette, the definitive guide to summer BBQing and the storm

C is for Caldwell?

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But to be fair we didn’t specify which Caldwell. Yes it’s the Wigan Athletic Emporium of S**te time again with the letter C up next, and Chris wastes no time throwing in our current manager for that penalty miss and the one he gave away in the play offs at Loftus Road. Not to mention

Hot Foot to Fell Foot

Hot Foot to Fell Foot

It’s the festival that brought you Davros (and his Deep Space Deviants) well before they were a twinkle in Simon Cowell’s scowl. The festival that, for the last two years has taken the best of Wigan music for a two day cavalcade of fun in the lakes and it’s back for 2016.

The Wigan Athletic Room 101

The Wigan Athletic Room 101

I think it’s fair to say that everything is going well at Wigan Athletic right now. But that doesn’t mean we can’t cast our eye back over years gone by when some real dross wore the famous blue and white. So it came to pass that we launched a new feature on the Pie At Night podcast recently, loosely entitled The Latics Emporium of Sh**e designed to list an A to Z of Wigan Athletic players, who it’s fair to say didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory.

Euro Totti

Euro Totti

As Euro 2016 begins, my mind is taken back to the summer of 2000. This summer was to be my first, and only, experience of a major football tournament as I, along with a mate, decided to apply for tickets in the ballot for Euro 2000 in Holland and Belgium and see where it got us.

Well, the ballot was a success and we were rewarded with tickets for group games in Bruges, Liege and Amsterdam as well as the final in Rotterdam. As the tournament got closer, anticipation built and we, more than anything, looked forward to the final and hoped England would make it (yes I know, I know….but I was young and naïve etc etc).

Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Well, hello there and welcome to the issue we just about managed to sneak in at the end. A last minute winner if you like, to make you whoop with joy and invade our pitch (pages). Like the last issue of last season, we’ve got sand on the cover but in very different circumstances. Just

Passion or bitterness?

Passion or bitterness?

Passion or bitterness?

You will struggle to find a dictionary definition of either, at least not in a football sense yet for many years, we – as in Wigan Athletic fans – have been dubbed the “bitter blues” by people who either don’t support a football team, or in most cases, choose to instead support a football team from a random city who happen to win lots of trophies.

Back to the Championship for Jacobs

Back to the Championship for Jacobs

The statistics place him as the second leading goal scorer and the joint leader in assists for a side that won the divisional title. In this case the stats don’t lie – Michael Jacobs played a key role in the 2015-16 season for Wigan Athletic. “Crackers” scored 10 league goals and made 8 assists, an

13th Man

13th Man

It’s not like me to be contrary for the sake of it but Sunday was for me the most frustrated I have been all season. You’re champions lads, so play like champions! Seriously, in my eyes, Sunday was our first game in the Championship – a chance for the team to show what they can

One Day Like This

One Day Like This

Such a perfect day. I may well have drank Sangria, albeit not in the park. Talk about a season that slowly gained momentum until it turned into an absolutely deafening crescendo. A crescendo consisting mainly of deliriously happy Latics fans singing “Will Grigg’s on Fire” in the pubs of Blackpool and Wigan until the early hours.

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