Hold Back the Night

Hold Back the Night

This time last week, I was trying hard not to think about the Bristol City game and distracting myself by building up to watching John Bramwell at the Old Courts.  There’ll be a review of that gig somewhere at some point but suffice, for now, to say it was a decent distraction, the first entertainment

Hell is round the corner

Hell is round the corner

We’re back with another Emporium of S***e and L is the letter under our alphabetically based scrutiny today. Seems strange how we’re on the brink of relegation and so few of the current crop are being chucked in, there’s time yet I suppose.

After the (Michael) Love has gone

After the (Michael) Love has gone

The Pie At Night team resume in suitably cheerful fashion with the Latics marooned in the relegation swamp. We talk about our Oscar like gaffes without a mention of Bramble, Caldwell or Burn before briefly laughing at Bolton players spitting their dummies at their own fans. But we can’t spend the whole podcast laughing at

We’re Getting Back Together

We’re Getting Back Together

*Sorry, We’re getting the band back together…

Your club is in deep doo-doo, the crowds are revolting and the team looks like it’s losing interest so what else was there for us to do in latest episode of the Pie at Night Podcast to ponder the big question on everyone’s mind of the moment.  If you could form an indie band out of the current Latics squad, who would get the gig? 

Joyce Division

Joyce Division

I started writing this article over the weekend, fuelled by another inept performance at home against a side who should have been dispatched if they had been attacked with any sort of conviction. The events of yesterday have changed the tone slightly of this piece now, but still leaves many thoughts running through my head. 

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox is a 2012 book by acclaimed sports psychiatrist, Professor Steve Peters. Peters theorises that we all have an inner Chimp that can be a bit of a pain in the arse – it’s the bit of the brain which runs on emotions and gut instinct, makes snap judgements and thinks in black and white. The

A Perfect Hat-Trick #6 – Changing Man

A Perfect Hat-Trick #6 – Changing Man

The best thing about being a Latics fan is how the club have developed a knack of lulling you into a false sense of finality before raising hopes, expectations and a few eyebrows with a revival that would compete with anything that happened to Lazarus.  The thing is that, when you’ve been through as many comebacks as Latics fans have, you sort to come to expect it, and that feeling of finality is never quite as final as it used to be.

Shy Talk

Shy Talk

Can booking a podcast recording between two “must win” games ever be a good idea? Episode 20 of the Pie at Night Podcast sees the intrepid Mafiosi do just that and, well… as someone once said, if you can’t get what you want, but have a go anyway, you might get what you need (although they said it with more rhythm, a tune and tighter jeans).

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