Sixy Talk – Fish and Chip o’clock Rock

Sixy Talk – Fish and Chip o’clock Rock

“Do you remember when them Pie at Night idiots used to talk to fans of other clubs about how they ate pies and stuff?  I really miss that”.  Said none of you ever.  But you know what, we enjoy it and have been meaning to bring it back all season, it’s just that our intrepid reporters have been too busy arguing about chippy teas and thinking up daft questions for the gaffer to do anything about it.

Until now.  Which is good, because our opponents on Saturday have quite a bit to say for themselves that, even if we’re not quite ready to learn from, we should all get behind and support.

So off we trekked to the Cala Gran, Fleetwood for a word with, well, you’ll find out…

The times they are a changing…

The times they are a changing…

…and it seems that little ole’ Wigan Athletic have been singled out to be the next victim, er target for the murky world of Far Eastern Investment. Those of you who read about online will have spotted a couple of articles by myself and a good mate perhaps questioning the wisdom of this and exercising

Pop quiz

Pop quiz

Are you a Pathetic Casual? It’s Blackpool away this weekend and we plucked this article from the Mudhutter archives….. A new phenomenon is sweeping the terraces. The days of men being men are no more and a pleasant mob of middle aged saps are steaming through a concourse near you. The Pathetic Casuals take no

Knee-dy

Knee-dy

Jimmy did his bit on these Chinese rumours yesterday. As usual, because he’s a polite and diplomatic sort, he was measured and took a balanced of things. Which is a great way to go about things, because it allows people to make their minds up whilst you get on with making your own point. But,

Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers

It’s all going a little bit too well at the minute down at the DW. Almost too well, and it’s easy to take your eye off the future when you’re having such a good time at the present. There’s no smoke without fire as they say and ever since Garry Cook was appointed in the

Is that the Programme?

Is that the Programme?

Here we go again and they say the sun always shines on the righteous, so I don’t know what that means with the latest issue of the Mudhutter going on sale tomorrow. Yes, Issue 64 is about to hit the streets and we’ve got 44 pages full of new, great content from new contributors and

This Northern Shirt

This Northern Shirt

It’s back. Well, it’s not back as such. Our t-shirt shop has never been away, but we’ve had a bit of a tidy up, redone some designs and done a couple of new ones. As usual things have a particularly Latics slant; our Empty Seat classic has been brought up to date, we’ve a twist

On the road again

On the road again

What kind of performance on the road will be this time for Latics? Will it be a Charlton type accomplished smash and grab or more like Shrewsbury or Peterborough, will we receive a sucker punch off a fellow promotion challenger? Can we win a game away from home without Sam “bites yer legs” Morsy in the team? I always liken him to Animal out of The Muppet Show for some reason, full of energy but a bit of a nutter.

Setting the pace

Setting the pace

Ten games in. A useful marker. I remember reading somewhere about the way that the Germans would cover games in the run up to a World Cup. Far from having Wrighty and Robbie Savage clowning around on a comfy couch, the German approach would be to stand around a table wearing suits and discussing whether it was conceivable that Germany would not win the World Cup.

At the risk of going all Teutonic and serious on you, I’d like to attempt to a similar potted analysis of Wigan Athletic’s chances of promotion this season. The good news is that we are in second place, which is a promotion spot. However, bad news is that we have lost two games against the teams in 1st and 3rd.

Taking the knee

Taking the knee

We’re back, with another episode of The Pie at Night Podcast. In which Jimmy, Alan and Chris take the knee and make a welcome return to The Northern Beer Temple to talk DIPAs, Gose and football. We ask whether the wheels have fallen off Latics’ season, whether Eric Nixon, Scott Green and Gary Roberts deserve

Keeping it real

Keeping it real

See, now we’re getting somewhere. For months, we have got together to discuss the worst players to sport the famous blue and white (or green in this case) of Wigan Athletic in a thinly veiled excuse to go to the pub and finally, we are at the SQUAD FORMATION stage.

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

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