The Spanish Inquisition

The Spanish Inquisition

What went wrong (please keep to under 100,000 words!!!)?  Player dealings in the summer both incoming and out left a lot to be desired. No adequate back up for Will Grigg and Powell and Gomez both failed to live up to previous spells. At the back, we were hasty breaking up the Pearce and Morgan

O-MFG!

O-MFG!

A potent reminder that things aren’t THAT bad….. Welcome to Wigan Athletic, and welcome to your worst nightmares: a room full of the most terrible players to wear the hallowed blue and white. We’re up to O in our alphabetically organised cornucopia of dross, and there’s a fair old contest going on. So let’s look

Dirty

Dirty

In the last podcast of the normal season, we talk to Leeds fan Rob who tells us “you want to see the state of our Leeds”.

The truth is that they’re actually not quite in the worst shape they’ve ever been, though that doesn’t stop us poring over the army of managers they’ve had, Cellino and Bates and the price of fish (MATCH TICKETS)

All we are saying…

All we are saying…

Obscure moments from my youth part 546. An FA Cup tie at home to Carlisle United in 1989. The travelling Cumbrian support could perhaps best be described as being a touch excitable, only for them yet again to have their bubble burst by the mighty Wigan Athletic. At 2-0 down and with their day completely

Down in all but name

League One

Down in all but name And still they can’t see us off, like the proverbial that wouldn’t flush Wigan Athletic are still a Championship side. But in reality it means little as we will surely be heading back to League One. From seemingly the start of the season, Latics have had chances to capitalise on

What’s a Wigan Birthday Cake?

What’s a Wigan Birthday Cake?

Happy Birthday to us!

It nearly slipped our mind but, yes, it was just over a year ago when the Pie At Night podcast first surfaced. Set up by a number of contributors to the Mudhutter fanzine following the demise many years earlier of the Mudhuts podcast, it was never going to emulate that (probably quite wise given some of the content) but simply aimed to provide a fanzine style irreverent look at matters concerning Wigan Athletic and further afield.

Smiles Better

Smiles Better

There’s always someone worse off than yourselves. A timely adage probably worth bearing in mind during the misery of recent weeks. Two years ago, we weren’t very good but when we went to Blackpool away, we absolutely trounced a truly awful side. There are reasons way too detailed to go into here as to why Blackpool have been in such a mess, and no such problems existed at our club, and hopefully never will.

12th Man: Fate sealed?

Graham Barrow

Fate Sealed? The defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday had somewhat of a final feel to it. Not a cup final of course, the days of those are long gone. But a final nail in the coffin? Perhaps. The results from the weekend hadn’t helped in anyway. Bristol City looking dead and buried before they

Disorganised defence

Disorganised defence

Ever have one of those days when you just turn up and everything falls majestically into place? No, neither do we! With one of us running late, two others badly prepared (what, we’re meant to prepare for this thing?) and Jimmy only doing 2 pages of notes instead of his usual 5, we can only

12th Man: The Gamble backfires

Graham Barrow

We needed a guarantee and instead we went for the gamble – that line can probably sum up the decision to appoint Warren Joyce back in October. Nearly five months later that gamble has back fired spectacularly and once again Wigan Athletic are staring relegation square in the face. There are many similarities to the

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