The Momentum Game

The Momentum Game

I know I’ve not been alone on these pages in expressing my concerns that history may be repeating itself at the DW over the past few months. However, the last couple of weeks suggest that history may well be repeating itself, not for Wigan Athletic but for Warren Joyce. A week or so ago I

Uncertain Smile

Uncertain Smile

“Let’s do some shorter podcasts. Don’t go to the pub and you’ll be able to get some quick, snappy more up to date content that will thrill your listeners no end”. That’s what the marketing department told us anyway. Things haven’t quite worked out that way as you’ll tell from this monster episode… Yes, we’re

Cup Runneth Over

Cup Runneth Over

Well, we only went and won a football match didn’t we? It may have been in the cup and Nottingham Forest may have been absolutely diabolical but we applied ourselves and played very well, thanks in no small part to the return of Sam Morsy.

H is for… Hoo we kidding?

H is for… Hoo we kidding?

Chris was doing a bit of house-keeping here at tPAN Towers this morning and it turns out that we completely forgot to give you the results of our Latics Hall of Shame vote for the letter H.  I suppose it’s hardly surprising that we did, we’ve had the Christmas do, actual Christmas and New Year to distract us and, to be honest, it was just a paper exercise anyway.

Temperature rising  

Temperature rising   

A frosty winter of discontent or a fresh new breeze sweeping through the DW Stadium? Whilst cover star, Dylan is stuck in Belarus suffering temperatures of minus 25, the rest of the crew are in surprisingly hearty mood given the FA Cup result and subsequent draw. Kicking off with some Warren Joyce facts (of a

A Life in Pictures 2

A Life in Pictures 2

One of the great pleasures in life as you grow older is looking at photographs from the past. Images of people and places that existed for a little while in your lifetime are whisked away in the blink of a magician’s eye and if you’re lucky you have treasured old photographs to remind you of those fading memories. Wigan Athletic fans don’t have the luxury of flickering black and white images to look back upon that some of the more established football clubs have, our early history being in non-league football. That said my quest to find the footage of Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup in 1954 goes on, it was filmed but the film remains lost in the mists of time.

The Great Escape?

The Great Escape?

We’ve perhaps had a little bit of stick aimed in our direction here at Pie At Night for not being Warren Joyce’s biggest fans. And yes by and large we didn’t think Caldwell shouldn’t have been sacked and doing so has hardly had the desired effect.

Yet something happened on Saturday which perhaps gave us some food for thought. You see, Wigan Athletic won a football match. OK it wasn’t in the league and Nottingham Forest were truly awful but maybe, just maybe there is a glimmer of light appearing from the dark corridor of relegation we’ve been staring at these past few months.

You see, Warren Garton Joyce has previous at this, in spite of those questioning his managerial credentials. It may have been 18 years ago, at a lower level, when football was a very, very different beast from what it is now but Warren Joyce is a man who can get teams out of what is, let’s be honest, a right pickle.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. The article below is reproduced by kind permission of Hull CITY website (the CITY bit is important!) Amber Nectar and tells a tale of how one man took a failing football team who were adrift and in danger of going out of the league and saved them. That man was Warren Joyce…….

FA Cup Malaise

FA Cup Malaise

So, here we are, everything’s going (gone) a bit wrong in the league, but we can put that all behind us and focus on messing up the competition that we won four years ago and were a penalty kick off making the final of the year after.  The FA Cup is back in Wigan and it’s fair to say that cup fever is spreading around town. 

12th Man: Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Dire Straits Following the defeat against Ipswich last month I stated my belief that Latics needed at least four points from the games against Rotherham and Derby. They took one point and as excellent a point as it was against Derby we needed so much more – especially after Monday’s defeat to Huddersfield. Warren Joyce

Blame Game

Blame Game

Welcome to this week’s episode of The Blame Game! Please press the red button to interact and get the list of options to vote for your chosen scapegoat this week. Don’t forget to text 110513 followed by a number of your choice to cast your vote. Vote 1 for Jussi, Vote 2 for Joyce, Vote

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