Good to be back

Wigan Athletic Blackburn

I don’t know about you but it feels an age since we last played a league game. That frustrating goalless draw with Blackburn may as well have been last season, let alone last month. A lot has happened since then, any potential takeover talk has calmed down and Latics have progressed through one cup and

The Cup runneth over

The Cup runneth over

Before kick-off on Saturday all the talk was of a point against Blackburn being a decent result, and so it came to pass. The first goalless draw in the tenure of Paul Cook as Latics manager and I’m not sure it’s a game anyone will remember fondly. Blackburn came with an intention to get a

Not the programme #2

Not the programme #2

Well, it’s been quieter down at tPAN towers this week. It’s been half term and parental responsibility has taken over from messing about on the internet. Still there’s been plenty to get your teeth into, if you’re looking for some essential pre-match entertainment. We started the week considering the CheckaTrade conundrum. We’re guessing that some

We’ve had worse weeks

We’ve had worse weeks

Two games, seven goals scored, two wins. Alright one win came from the bulk of our youth side in the imaginatively named check-a-trade trophy but that’s a decent return by anyone’s standards. We’ve had worse weeks – as the old adage goes. Saturday was excellent from start to finish as is any away day in

What Next?

What Next?

I could start this week’s column talking about the excellent win over Southend last Saturday, or I could even speak about the hard earned point on the road at Gillingham on Tuesday. But rightly or wrongly that all pails in to significance with the news that broke late on Sunday evening, that the tenure of

More fire to come?

Will Grigg celebrates

It was good to see Latics bounce back from their second defeat of the season with another six points. Last time Latics tasted defeat they bounced back with three wins in a row after the Shrewsbury defeat, I don’t think anyone will be complaining if we get the same reaction to that Peterborough defeat. I

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

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

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

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

New Attitude

Nick Powell

The contrast between last season’s Wigan Athletic and this is vast and in many ways unbelievable. There are positivity levels flowing through the club that haven’t been present since the march to promotion in the spring of 2016. Credit must go to Paul Cook and his staff for their ability to build that positive environment

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