Missing the buzz

Missing the buzz

It’s been a hard watch over the last three matches for myself. That’s partly due to the fact I haven’t actually seen the matches. It’s always hard to miss games, the buzz of going to a match on a Saturday afternoon. The bond you build with your mates and others on the terraces, it’s less

A load of cobblers – Things that make you go mmm…

A load of cobblers – Things that make you go mmm…

The cricket season is finished and although I’m still suffering from SATURDAY’S end of season do, I’ve run out of reasons to avoid watching football. Not that I’ve been making excuses, I’ve been “desperate” to get down to the DW to see Paul Cook’s dream team in action and see what all the fuss is about.

And what better way to make your comeback than a top(ish) of the table clash? Cobblers, you say? Whatever takes your fancy, I went to the football anyway and here’s some things I came away thinking…

Mumsnet’s Favourite Listen

Mumsnet’s Favourite Listen

The Pie at Night returns for Episode 31 of our podcast where we bring you the second half of our transfer deadline day special, and there’s another round of our new “10 questions” round.

We look at our new signings and look at what we think their alternative jobs might be, with no stereotyping whatsoever of part-time window cleaner Gary Roberts…whoops..and there’s lots of love for Reece James. Well, sort of anyway.

Bouncing back

Will Grigg and Gavin Massey

A week of varying emotions for Wigan Athletic. From the despair (bit much ?) of that insipid defeat at Shrewsbury on Saturday to the elation of going to one of our fellow promotion challengers and comprehensively outclassing them on their own patch. In the process ending Charlton’s own 100% record at home and earning our

A Bishops Cleave?

A Bishops Cleave?

More? You want more?  Want sort of sad, masochistic fool are you?  Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you but if you ask then you get and it’s now time for Episode 31 of the Pie at Night Podcast.  “A Bishop’s Cleave?” Packed full of content, we rejoin Jimmy, Alan, Chris and Ian in the

The End of the Line

The End of the Line

And so we reach the end of our scientific experiment to find the worst players to wear the treasured blue and white of Wigan Athletic with our final round featuring the letters U to Z, excluding W as we covered that last time.

Given the paucity of options available amongst these lesser known letters of the alphabet (have we EVER had a player whose surname begins with the letter X? I think not), we are left to shout out our nominations after three and surprisingly it is Amr Zaki who receives two votes from both Luke and Alan.

Shrewsbury calling

Nick Powell

So it’s back to the day job on Saturday, and two weeks since our last league match with Portsmouth it feels like an age since we were in competitive action. Of course last time out our winning start to the season came to an end, in a match we really should have won. I still

Window Dressing

Window Dressing

So the window is slammed shut once more, although I always struggle with that metaphor. What sort of window is open continuously for 4 months a year, then stays closed for 4 months, then opens again for a month in the freezing winter and then stays shut again for another 4 months? Not to mention, hardly anything trickles through the window for months and then on the last day we try to cram everything through it.

W is for Whatever, Lads

W is for Whatever, Lads

A list of weally weally bad players….. We’re back with another podcast and another round of Emporium of S***e, albeit it we covered the letter W a few podcasts back in our never ending quest to find Wigan Athletic’s worst ever player.  Alan kicks things off by putting forward useless on loan Bolton winger Stuart

Prosecco and Pie

Prosecco and Pie

Welcome to the thirtieth episode of The Pie at Night, in which Jimmy, Alan and Ian offer a welcome return to Chris and brave payday in the Royal Oak to try and record a podcast, and survive.   Amongst the prosecco fueled crowd, the lads get underway by tasting the squirrel pie that Jimmy told

Feel Good Factor

Paul Cook

So the winning run comes to an end, and by rights it’s came in a game we could and should have won by a large margin. Latics were simply un-playable against Portsmouth on Saturday and on another day would have been two or three goals up at half time. The fact we weren’t played right

Time for a Sub?

Time for a Sub?

Last chance to subscribe to Mudhutter   It’s last chance saloon at MFE Towers as we have just three copies of Issue 63 left following bumper sales which held up surprisingly well following our demise into the third tier once more.   You can order a full subscription for the 2017/18 season here: https://www.mudhutter.co.uk/product/mfe-subscription-2017-18/  

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