The Bluffers Guide to Club Cricket

The Bluffers Guide to Club Cricket

With apologies to the TPAN continuity editor, here’s a piece that first appeared in the May 2016 issue of the Mudhuts Football Express when it was indeed the end of the football season…

Yes, the football season is still going on and Latics are doing their usual thing of keeping it interesting to the bitter end (can we get our request in for a relatively quiet, boring, fair-to-midtabling season next year now) but time waits for no man. The clocks have sprung forwards, people are moaning that it’s colder than it should be at this time of year and massive bags have started appearing all over our house which must mean that it’s the cricket season.

Another slice of pie…

Another slice of pie…

A few months ago. A few (cough cough)-something blokes off of the internet, decided it would be a bit of a laugh if they had a go at one of those podcast things. They knew they’d be walking in the, significant, shadow of the infamous Mudhuts Media Podcasts, but if they ploughed their own furrow then they might just get away with it. If nothing else it would give them an excuse for a night in the pub every once in a while.

Kebab Kings

Kebab Kings

We’re back once again with the… errr… ex-local journo.

The pie at night crew have taken to the pubs again, microphone and Jimmy’s menu in hand. This time, we’re back in Wigan Central and Jimmy, Alan, Chris and Ian are joined by Greg Farrimond, ahead of his move “darn sarf” and spend a couple of hours talking about the usual sort of stuff.

C is for Caldwell

C is for Caldwell

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 suicidal passes against Swansea in a game which more or less relegated us – although in true Room 101 style it is pointed out that he did turn Andy Carroll to slot home in front of the Kop in a famous victory at Anfield.

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

aka The one where we’re still sober at the end

The podcast with slightly more regularity than Moeen Ali’s line and length is back.  Somehow, without too much happening on the Latics front, we’ve managed to stumble through to our fifth episode and still found plenty to talk about.

The Wigan Athletic Room 101: Part Two, B is for…..

The Wigan Athletic Room 101: Part Two, B is for…..

It is with no great delight that we bring you the second instalment of our Wigan Athletic “Emporium of S***e” where we discuss those players who didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory whilst wearing the illustrious blue and white.

The latest episode covered players whose surname begins with B and Jimmy immediately attempted to cheekily throw in Gabor Bukran after mentioning him last month, then jumps straight in with Mario Boselli, who would surely be the first name on everybody’s list?

The great Johnstones Paint Trophy theft

The great Johnstones Paint Trophy theft

Remember the furore over League 3 a while back? Well, thankfully that went away didn’t it! Except it didn’t, did it? It seems that the crafty bigwigs at the FA have used the distraction of a major European tournament to quietly slip in a few changes to another football competition. And it’s worked a treat. It’s the only reason I can think of that a bigger stink hasn’t been made of this.

Where’s Wally?

Where’s Wally?

As it’s Saturday, the football doesn’t start until two o’clock and there’s precious little Latics news to keep you interested, why not take a virtual walk to the pub with the Pie At Night boys for the fourth episode of their podcast? This time the usual mix of latics, food, music, beer and other nonsense contains a healthy Manchester City flavour as twitter’s @the_paris_angel joins the fray to reminisce about 1999, FA Cups and all that.

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