On the gritter…

On the gritter…

NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR 48 PAGE CONTENT Ho ho ho and we have got a festive treat for you as the latest Mudhutter hits the snow coated streets of Wigan, Lancashire. Let’s be honest, the only festive thing about it is the cover, and that’s a pile of cr*p too. But at least

Lottery Ticket

Lottery Ticket

At the risk of getting all serious for a minute, I’m really looking forward to Friday night as much for the cup tie, live on BBC spectacle as well as watching the Latics away from home and a pleasant afternoon of the away day staple of good food and fine ales. It barely feels necessary

Back in the limelight

Wigan Athletic lift the FA Cup

It’s bizarre to think that it’s five years next May since we lifted the FA Cup. Five years since the defining moment in our history,  five years since the eyes of the world were upon us. I often think we aren’t given the credit we deserve for our cup win. Probably as a result of

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

We start our search for the worst Latics centre halves with an unashamedly cliquey mention of some time Pie At Night guest John Coyne. We also see fit to include Coyney’s mate, Neil Fitzhenry and Pat McGibbon, who John claimed was rubbish and only got picked because he came from Man United. There was that goal against Colchester though….

We also threw Roman Golobart in to make up this quartet because when we did G in the alphabet, good old Roman actually encouraged fans to vote for him, and won.

Contrasting Emotions

Ryan Colclough celebrates

Talk about a week of contrasting emotions. Saturday was probably the lowest we’ve felt all season. For the first time under Paul Cook it felt like we were out classed and out fought by Bradford. Bradford were one of the few teams this season to come to Robin Park and have a go, and we

Dear Paul

Dear Paul

An open letter to Paul Cook Hello Paul, I’m a Wigan Athletic fan. I wouldn’t dream of claiming to speak for all Wigan Athletic fans yet I still feel the need to write a few words about the past week. You’ve probably noticed that we reside in a 25,000 seater stadium and it’s barely a

Strictly Negative

Strictly Negative

So, walking away from the ground on Saturday, I’m sure I wasn’t on my own in tutting repeatedly, muttering under my breath and hoping my mood would be improved by Debbie McGee messing up her routine and ending up being abandoned in Blackpool by the ‘Strictly’ crew. Ok, so I know that Debbie has a bit of a following amongst the, erm, more elderly amongst our readers, but you get my gist. I wasn’t best pleased with what I’d just watched.

A Rogue Opportunity

A Rogue Opportunity

We don’t know about you, but when the clocks change, the nights draw in and it gets bloody freezing at the match we start to look around for competitions where we can win a quality cashmere scarf for absolutely no effort at all.  The next best thing is a competition where we can win a

Left back at home

Left back at home

Who’s your (least) favourite left Back? We tackle the once ubiquitous question of “who’s your favourite left back’ but in reverse at the Pie At Night as we, with the help of the general public, determine, who indeed is our worst ever left back. Chris goes first and nominates Salomon Olembe because “he looked like

Good to be back

Wigan Athletic Blackburn

I don’t know about you but it feels an age since we last played a league game. That frustrating goalless draw with Blackburn may as well have been last season, let alone last month. A lot has happened since then, any potential takeover talk has calmed down and Latics have progressed through one cup and

Bowling for Bradford

Bowling for Bradford

I suspect many readers of this column may be familiar with the app called Timehop. Essentially it trawls through your social media accounts and tells you exactly what you were talking about one, two or even ten years ago. I occasionally find the use of it a bit tedious, like the perverse way our own

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